Friday, April 8, 2011

A Day in the Life

Some of you might wonder what I do for a living. Basically, I research and write the exhibits you see at Texas state park visitor's centers. It's about as glamorous as you think it is (although I really do enjoy it). Luckily, I have some pretty amazing coworkers. We've been a team for almost four years now, and it's gotten to the point where we have some long-running inside jokes. I'm sure our banter is beyond bizarre to most people. Here's a recent IM exchange I had with a coworker that began with a simple enough (and honest) question.

Preface: This coworker is an endless fount of trivia; has a thing about scientific accuracy, especially concerning mosasaurs (don't ever say they were dinosaurs in front of her); and harbors an intense hatred of pandas. Don't ask.

Me: are fish animals?
Coworker: def
Me: ok
Coworker: jellyfish are even animals
Me: i can never remember what the kingdoms are
Coworker: even jellyfish that don't eat are still animals
Me: what about mosasaurs?
Coworker: yes
Me: pandas?
Coworker: no
Me: what're they?
Coworker: they are assholes

That's around the point where I burst out laughing and almost choked on my tea.

This is precisely why I wake up and come to work every day.


Jess said...

I eat crabs out of personal vendetta and I have a master degree in museums. Can you hire me? I'll bring my employee that bottles his own kahlua along.

ilovebabyquilts said...

Well they are! Pandas are assholes just as much as mosasaurs are giant, extinct marine lizards.

Erin said...

Of course you can join us, Jess. It sounds like you'll fit in perfectly.

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