Thursday, September 8, 2011

and then what?

Alright, yall. Today I'm doing the most ultimately lazy thing. I have a really funny Kid Story to tell...but the truth of the matter is, a conversation that took 60 seconds to occur in real life takes me like 2 hours to transcribe into writing that will properly convey the words, tone, and feelings of the real thing. So I'm taking the Weird Way Out by VIDEOING myself telling the story!! Creepy, no?? 

As a fringe benefit, I think that this video also sounds more like the 'real me' and a little less Southern than my last videos. Something about telling a story versus reading a bunch of words from a list.

So just so that you're fairly warned: this story starts out cute enough. But then it takes a sharp turn for the depressing at the end. I'm sorry it has to be that way. I'm also sorry that I stumble over the word "congratulations" and that I also still don't know where to look when I'm talking on a webcam. 

Umm...yeah. I totally did not know how to answer her, off the cuff. Everything sounded wrong! Then you can get a car! Too materialistic. Then you can get married! Too Disney-princessey and also completely unrelated to the conversation. Then you can retire!...huh? Like a four year old cares about that. I think I ended up saying something about then you can do whatever you long as whatever you want involves showing up at your job every day, and that said job pays you enough to do whatever else it is you might be wanting to do.

A few minutes later I decided to head back into conversational territory I was more equipped to deal with. What kind of job do you think you might want to have when you grow up? She first said that she didn't know, of course. I told her it's okay, she didn't really need to have it all figured out just yet, but what kinds of jobs did she think she might like to try?

She thought and thought, as she stared off into the distance, and then stared at me. Finally it came to her.

I think I might sell earrings.

And I had to agree. Because a life spent selling earrings sounds like a pretty happy life to me.

The End.


  1. "You get a job and then you die, so get a job you like, sweetie!" officially the best advice ever! I think you should slap that puppy on a bumper sticker!!

  2. I'm going to have to agree with Amanda's comment! Classic :)

  3. "Two things in life are certain: death and taxes." Or, as Dad has always said whenever I asked the "then what?" question, "He dies, she dies...everybody dies." Then insert laughter.

  4. I look forward to your videos. :) Such a sweet story.


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