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My Random Job: Housekeeper to the stars

Elegant bathroom

People always ask, out of the many random jobs that I have done, which are my favourites? Two immediately came to mind: Ronald McDonald’s Bodyguard, and cleaning Bill Gate’s toilets. No, I didn’t work on a cleaning crew at Microsoft.  I was actually hired by the company that cleaned Bill Gates and Paul Allen’s estates. …

My Random Job: Used book fair buyer

Book price scanner

I’ve worked at a few bookstores, namely Third Place Books, and Barnes & Noble, and always enjoyed being around book-like folk.  One time, while looking for random work, I found an ad on Craigslist looking for people to assist in buying books at a Seattle “Friends of the Library” sale.  I sent in an email …

My Random Job: Parade float fabricator

Parade Company, Detroit MI

The Parade Company is based in Detroit and is responsible for putting on America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Each year they hire dozens of temporary artists to help rebuilt and spruce up old floats as well as build brand new floats for the big day. I don’t quite recall how I heard about the gig, but I …

Pre-School nicknames

Jerell

Yeah, believe it or not, I do go by “Buzzy” I’ve been asked many times over…sure its a nickname, but I do answer to it on a regular basis. I’m “Aunt Buzzy” to my niece and nephews, and to several spawnlings of friends. My family calls me Buzzy, more often than not, actually…except for my …