Laid Off Laid On

Looks as though my misplaced job has found a little piece of itself. Part time. For now.

  • Time to muster up the discipline not to ask questions before others are done talking
  • Time to muster up the testosterone to reply in short, muscular, phrases
  • Most of all, time to blow dry my hair. I just hate holding my arm up in the air for that many minutes in a row.

But that’s what they pay me for. And that’s what I spent 30 years learning how to do. Except I still don’t have the hang of the blow drying thing.

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  • 04/06/09
    11:15 am


    City Girl said...

    Congrats on the part-time job! And re: blow-drying – could you tweak your style a bit so that you don’t have to blowdry? It’s wonderful to make it go from a must-do to nice-to-do.

  • 04/06/09
    11:21 am


    Meg said...


  • 04/06/09
    12:25 pm


    Nanny Goats In Panties said...

    What kind of job required short, muscular, testosterone-ridden phrases? An Auto repair shop?

  • 04/06/09
    2:45 pm


    LPC said...

    Hehe. Thanks for the well wishes. To avoid blow drying I’d have to do an Annie Lennox. White blonde and 1 inch long. Which I have always wanted to do. And would that it were auto repair, but it’s software. Tech is tech. Auto, code, it’s still tech.

  • 04/07/09
    5:37 am


    Amanda said...

    I hate blowdrying. I hate it hate it hate it. It’s the main reason I wear my hair so short. So I don’t have to stannnnnnnnd theeeeerrrrre wiiithhhh a rrooooouuuuunnnd brrruush blooooowdryyyyyyiiiiinnnnnng fooooreeeevvverrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

    Hooray for jobs found.

  • 04/07/09
    11:09 am


    Kimberly Clo said...

    Good luck with the new job. And since I just found out that I have a testosterone deficiency, you’ll need to read this in a high pitched breathy tone. LOL!

    I saw your blog while searching for people needing hair help! I’m a hair stylist in Nashville and I know most women feel the same way about blow-drying their hair. I have women all the time in my chair who feel so defeated after I do a gorgeous blow out, because they know it will never look that way on their own.

    I’ve always been told that I’m great at explaining things, and I eventually found myself creating a DVD that teaches EXACTLY how I blow dry my own hair. It still won’t making blowdrying the “funnest” thing ever, but I KNOW it will can change it from a ‘chore’ to something worthwhile. (How great to know that you’re gonna look HOT after you put all that time into it.) If you’d like to get some great tips right away, I posted a 3-minute video on Check it out, and if any of you have hair questions, feel free to post them on the forum.
    Have a sweet day. Blessings!

  • 04/19/11
    8:30 am


    Danielle said...

    Hi Lisa, have you watched this TED talk, “A feminine response to Iceland’s financial crash”?

    Her mention of testosterone in the business world reminded me of you and this post :)

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