Archive for September 2, 2010


In honor of 9/02/10

I know I’m not being even remotely clever/original, but we need to do some 9/02/10 celebrating here because I spent every Wednesay night while I was in middle school watching 90210 while on the phone with one of several friends, talking during commercial breaks and sitting in total silence, receivers to ears, during the show itself.  So, to honor both the idiot show and the fact that the point of this blog is procrastination, allow me to present you with a link to a Very Special Episode of 90210, wherein the show attempts to tackle Real Issues.

Enjoy!

It must be back to school…

… because the paper mills are hiring in force right now.  The craigslist jobs section that focuses on writing jobs has two paper mill positions – one for writing academic papers and one for writing personal statements – hanging out and waiting for applicants.  These openings are just from the last couple of days.  I’m sure they probably won’t be the last.

Now, I could totally rock the hell out of those jobs. 

Will I?  No.  I’d rather teller.*  I think were I to become a paper mill writer, I’d lose a substantial number of friends (who are college instructors of some variety or another) and any sense of self-respect I’ve ever had.  So sorry, shitty economy, but I’m choosing myself over this particular “opportunity.”

I did, however, find it interesting that paper mills hire through craiglist.  I’d always sort of wondered how they found people.

* I tellered throughout my senior year of high school and all of college.  The concept of going back to tellering after 7 years of grad school (thus in some career sense rendering 7 years of grad school completely meaningless) makes me break out in hives.  However, there *are* tellering jobs out there, which is more than I can say for almost any other type of job on the planet.  The “want ads” of the internet, they are depressingly empty.

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