April 06, 2004

Opinions Sought

I'm putting it to a vote: Am I capable of summoning the requisite nastiness, meanspiritedness, and all-around love of the cheap shot to apply for a position at the recently-downsized Amish Tech Support?

Or am I more likely to win the award for "Most Likely to be Pink-Slipped by Lair and to Cry Like a Little Sissy Girl for Weeks Over It?"

I'm thinking that someone who's prone to saying to hell with her readers periodically, not to say monthly, is probably not the ideal candidate for the job.

Oh, and then there was the time I said mean things about Lair. I'm not sure if that goes in the plus or the minus column.

But Meryl Yourish suggested I apply once, so I thought I'd ask you losers what you thought of the idea. You may leave your suggestions in the comments.

And don't be kind. Be honest.

UPDATE 04/06/2004: Voting's closed, and I'm afraid I forgot to tell you all about the part where, as a former boss of mine loved to say, this is not a democracy. My one vote overrides all your silly votes, see. And apparently, the blog Amish move a lot faster than the offline ones. Looks like it's just about staffed up again.

Oh well. You snooze, you lose.

Posted by Ilyka at April 6, 2004 03:49 PM in navel gazing

Hail yeah, you should apply! That site needs a little piss and vinegar injection before Lair completes its transformation into a freaking cat blog. "Carnival of the pussies", "Guess how much bread my cat ate", "My cat doesn't like my hot butter sauce". Whatever.

If he has a lick of sense he'll snatch you right up.

Heck, I might even start reading that blog again if you started writing over there.

Note to Meryl: I didn't mean it about the cats. Honest. It was just that Ilyka said not to be kind and that's all I could come up with on such short notice.

Posted by: Jim at April 6, 2004 04:16 PM

Go for it!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 6, 2004 05:43 PM

Jim, you also forgot the part where I own four cats myself.

And the boyfriend owns two. If we ever decide to make this a permanent union, we're going to need to buy a goddamned FARM.

I'd totally participate in the Carnival of the Cats if I had a digital camera.

On the other hand, "guess how much bread my cat ate" is killing me. Maybe you should apply for this one.

Posted by: ilyka at April 6, 2004 07:54 PM

No, no. Not me. I get bread envy too easily. It would really strain the working atmosphere.

Posted by: Jim at April 6, 2004 08:34 PM

You're a "real blogger*" aintcha? I say go for it.


Posted by: Emma at April 6, 2004 11:17 PM

What's a real blogger?

Posted by: ilyka at April 7, 2004 01:57 AM

I think real bloggers have to say "asshat" a lot. Just a guess.

Posted by: Rob at April 7, 2004 03:01 AM

I think you're onto something there, Rob. Also "fisk," "snark," and "hat tip."

Posted by: ilyka at April 7, 2004 03:06 AM

Let's see. "Shiksa." First post is about Catholics.

Yeah, you got the job, didn't you?

I thought so, but I thought I'd be quiet about it.

Posted by: Meryl Yourish at April 7, 2004 03:41 AM

The two added are just a part of the new crop. They are the ones who provided aliases and icons so far.

The others on the list haven't, so there will be additions by onesies or twosies.

Posted by: Laurence Simon at April 7, 2004 05:05 AM

I have to provide my own icon?

Do you suppose there're any tampon icons out there? It's really difficult to get more offensive than a tampon. Possible, but difficult.

Posted by: ilyka at April 7, 2004 05:12 AM

Most offensive: Swastika.

Posted by: Laurence Simon at April 7, 2004 04:15 PM