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katlaughing 09 Jul 02 - 10:46 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 09 Jul 02 - 10:30 AM
An Pluiméir Ceolmhar 09 Jul 02 - 09:58 AM
sian, west wales 09 Jul 02 - 09:44 AM
Coyote Breath 09 Jul 02 - 09:39 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 09 Jul 02 - 09:35 AM
dwditty 09 Jul 02 - 09:11 AM
Coyote Breath 09 Jul 02 - 09:08 AM
Fortunato 09 Jul 02 - 09:08 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 09 Jul 02 - 07:27 AM
Bev and Jerry 09 Jul 02 - 12:22 AM
Art Thieme 08 Jul 02 - 11:36 PM
Bill D 08 Jul 02 - 11:07 PM
Socorro 08 Jul 02 - 10:33 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: katlaughing
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 10:46 AM

As per your request, Jerry, here is Part Two.

Please post to the continuation thread, folks.



Thanks


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 10:30 AM

Hi, French sounding phrase! The summer I was navigator on an iceberg, I plotted the postion of the iceberg twice a day. The ice station I was on was originally part of the glacial shelf off Greenland. When large areas of ice break off into the Arctic Ocean they start a slow clockwise journey around the pole. The ice station I was on was about a mile by two miles in area. There was a lot of research going on from the Underwater Sound Laboratory in New London, Connecticut, Columbia University, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Southern California. The research would be meaningless without an accurate trace of the direction of the iceberg. It was up to me to pinpoint oour location a couple of times a day. We were surrounded by pack ice, so I couldn't actually steer the darned thing. I also took core samples of the bottom of the ocean floor,chased polar bears(no exageration) when I was out on the pack ice, and worked with dynamite to send signals for studying underwater sound.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: An Pluiméir Ceolmhar
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 09:58 AM

Faceless bureaucrat in the European Commission.

I'm in the Education and Culture department which promotes cooperation between European universities, youth exchanges etc. etc., also some activities involving coperation with other countries including Canada and the US (note my scrupulous adherence to alphabetic order).

But we work through national agencies in participating countries, hence the facelessness.

BTW, I'm intrigued by Jerry's reference to being a navigator on an iceberg above. What exactly does that involve, is it something like learning to cope with thread drift?


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: sian, west wales
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 09:44 AM

I trained as a theatrical costumer so I'm.... Research and Development Officer for a non-governmental advocacy organisation promoting the interests of rural Wales. To be fair, I did work in theatre for the first few years after university, then arts admin., then I managed a film company, then European Telematics development and then here. I also seem to sit on a whole lot of committees; part of the job but one wonders if we couldn't live without one or two of 'em. Still, as a friend once told me, democracy is a messy business...

sian


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Coyote Breath
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 09:39 AM

Oooh, I like that! You're right! I keep thinking I gotta get back to work!.

Well the coffee's ready and I gotta go hang up some laundry before it gets too hot out to do anything but gasp.

CB


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 09:35 AM

Hi, Breath of Coyote: Good to see you around! Retiring is great, but it's a little like having a tooth filled. Leaves a hole that you keep running your tongue across to figure out what's missing. :-)

Anyone know how to make this a Part II thread with a blue clicky thing? I think it's about time.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: dwditty
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 09:11 AM

Robin, I would love your opinion of the film "Being John Malkovich"

dw
Art, me, too!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Coyote Breath
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 09:08 AM

I just retired (in March) from 30-odd (and I DO mean odd) years as a Graphic Artist/Designer/Lackey in marketing and promotion. I've also taught Art (and art) and loved teaching (university level) but hated the politics and the rotten pay. I have both BA and MA from San Francisco State where I minored in Geology (really!) and in Student Uprising (for which I received numerous bumps, bruises and a few stiches). I've played "semi-professionally" in "outfit" owned establishments in Chicago but also made artificial Christmas trees, worked as a security supervisor for Pinkerton's and the Bechtel Corporation and even sold vacuum cleaners and worked in a Fosters restaurant. I am an amateur photographer and desert lover (Eastern California/Western Nevada - high) and travel as much as income allows. Next summer I'll be working up in Yellowstone, hopefully as a "Trail ride musician". I'm a kinda biker, riding an Indian Chief and also a "bikie" riding a Trek.

This is fun! I have found (in my travels) that the best way to get "into" a place you are interested in knowing more about is to ask people you meet what they do for a living. We love to talk about ourselves. Some of the stories that I have heard "on the road" are just amazing.

Thanks Jerry, as usual you seem to be able to get to the heart of things.

CB


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Fortunato
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 09:08 AM

Jerry, I'm impressed. Hypnotizing chickens, eh.

Well, if you want to talk about animal husbandry, or was that animal flimflammary?
You see about 10 years ago I took one of my children to one of the last circuses still under tent. It was the real thing, you know, roustabouts and tatooed ladies and the dog-faced boy who doubled as a fire-eater and barker for the Mystic Ladies of the Nile and all the animal smells you can imagine. Anyway we got there a bit early and were drifting around the tents, digging the scene, when we came upon the elephant area. So we stop to watch a guy give a bath to an absolutely gigantic bull elephant. He's washing him down with a fire hose, and the elephant seems to like it. But then the guy goes around behind the elephant, lifts the pachyderm's tail and shoves the fire hose up the elephant back stairs, so to speak, and turns on the water. Well, pretty soon the elephant starts to trumpet and stamp and look extremely annoyed and the guy yanks out the fire hose. Holy mackeral you should have seen the shit fly. It shot out twenty feet if it was an inch and just covered this poor guy from head to foot. He goes over to a pump starts washing off his face. We're still watching, somewhat awed by now, and not a little disgusted, when suddenly I realize I know this guy. It's Stevey Dodson, with whom I was a boy back in school. So I go over to him and said, "Hello, Stevie, it is I, Chance from back home". He looks up in surprise, wiping the effluvium from his neck and ears, and says right back, "Well, Chance, I'll be damned, how are you?" "Fine, Stevie," I say, "but great time of day, man, can't you find a better job than giving elephants enemas?"

And Stevie, he says to me: "What? And give up SHOW BUSINESS?" <

cheers, Chance


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 07:27 AM

Playing folk music in schools. What an honorable profession! How many 'Catters had the spark ignited by someone at school or camp when they were a kid? We need more igniters. As I say, you can play for love or money, but very rarely for both. Some of my best paying jobs don't pay a penny.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 12:22 AM

We have been making a living by playing folk music in schools for more than twenty years. But we are in the process of retiring from that because we've run out of places to store all the money we've made.

We are now pursuing an even more lucrative career as - Town Criers. In fact, we are the official Town Criers of San Luis Obispo County in California and the first husband and wife Town Crier team in the western hemisphere.

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 11:36 PM

You people are something else !!! Turns out I'm mesmerized by this thread. Who'd a thunk it?

Art


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 11:07 PM

oh, forklifts!...I have driven forklifts in 3 different jobs, but never ran thru any walls!..I have driven outside in snow & mud,(in a surplus store yard in Kansas) and hoisted pallets full of Pork & Beans into the rafters

hey!...just as I was about to post, I had a hunch!...EVERYONE is on the WWW now!...here is the place where I drove a forklift in the mud...The Yard Store


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Socorro
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 10:33 PM

katlaughing, Thank you for the kind words - discount to Mudcatters :)


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Robin2
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 09:33 PM

GutBucketeer,

uh?

I do traditional puppet theater during the day.

Really.

Robin


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 09:19 PM

By Day

I play at being a Prognosticator and Soothsayer Extrodinaire proficient at peering into the mists of time using modern Difference Engines to fathom the future meanderings of our children's children at they scurry hither and thither in response to the stimuli of life. I also attempt to fathom how extending the eyes, ears, and "intelligence" of these new golems of the modern world can help each of us to minimize the impact of our scurrying on others.

(I forecast future land use and travel patterns, and also pretend to be an expert in Transportation Planning and "intelligent transportation systems".

GutBucketeer (JAB)


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 07:05 PM

Linda...there's hope. Become a Credit Union Manager! It's worlds different, and generally, people like you.

Speaking as an ex-Credit Union Manager, current Loan processor/member service representative.


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 06:48 PM

Very nice, Socorro. Looks as though Hecate might be able to use some of the other products listed there.

Hecate, congratulations and pleae let us know when you are done being an "incubator!" BTW, I think keeping bees would be fascinating!

Forgot to say, my current "jobs," the ones I really love, besides writing, which pay nothing, are family archivist; internet researcher; and, genealogist for myself and friends.


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Socorro
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 06:33 PM

Well, I used to be a Registered Nurse/Case Manager; I held on for 20 years, to get my daughter educated and off to a good start in life (i hope it worked; i think it did). Now, I have 2 "small-potatoes" jobs which i do enjoy, but don't pay much. But what I REALLY do (aside from music) is make greeting cards. If you'd like a peek, here's my 1st attempt at blue-clicky - look at the very last item, "Native Notes". Click here


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Amergin
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 06:20 PM

tech support...the art of telling people how stupid they are....as nicely as possible....


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: GUEST,Just Amy
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 06:04 PM

I am an Executive Secretary to a VP at a major movie studio! Sounds better than it actually is.


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 05:45 PM

Hey,Linda:

I've had a couple of friends who were bank managers and I really liked them. One of the best things about them was that they never asked me to loan them money. :-) I have a dentist who I find so entertaining that I *almost* enjoy going to him. We have so much fun laughing about stuff that before I know it, I'm out of the chair. It's tough, laughing with all that equipment in your mouth, though.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 05:31 PM

I am a researcher, presently working on Indian claims against the Canadian government re residential schools. Used to be a legal executive, a professional singer (mostly educational gigs) and a grade school teacher. Throughout it all, househusband, folk club organizer, archivist, editor. My REAL life is all of this, actually: I feel I've been blessed.


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: C-flat
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 05:27 PM

Here in the U.K. we have a very popular T.V. show called "Only Fools and Horses" which follows the exploits of a small time wheeler dealer in his dodgy-dealings selling stolen or second rate goods. In the show the main character "Derek (Del-boy) Trotter" is assisted by his hapless and slighty dopey brother "Rodney".
When I first left school and was trying to make a living playing guitar I took a day job working for a typical "Del-boy". In fact I could have played "Rodney" to a tee! This Guy had to be the most unscrupulous man on the planet. He used to run a travelling saleroom, setting up in town halls or community centres, advertising crazy non-existant deals, off-loading as much crap onto the unsuspecting public and then leaving town before they realised that the "5 piece pan set" they'd just bought was a pan and 4 lids in a box!
The thing was, this guy was so plausible and I was so naive, I believed him when he feigned surprise and outrage at the "discovery" that his latest "hot-line" wasn't kosher.
An experience nontheless.


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 05:23 PM

Surely there's more than one doctor out there? I'm one of them, still love my job, even some of the heartsinks, but never enough time for music! Roll on the day that kids are no more dependent, but will be 60+ before I can say that! Then I will launch 2nd career as folksinger/multi-instrumentalist! (Those who know who I am will be rolling on the floor helpless with laughter! - what's the Mudcat acronym for that?) Certainly music helps me to deal with the current stresses of the "real life".


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Deckman
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 05:07 PM

One of the more interesting jobs I ever had was that of a casket maker. I took it one time, for four months, when construction work was nill. What a fascinating place to work, down on the Everett waterfront. The history of the casket industry is amazing. Early on, around 1890, the shingle mill owners started building caskets as a means to employ the shingle weavers that kept cutting their fingers off (remember the poem about Three Finger Jake). I worked with some of the best three fingers craftsman I've ever known. One thing I had to learn quickly was to deal with the traditions and superstitions of the casket industry. There are many. CHEERS, Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: brid widder
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 04:28 PM

I'm a nurse and currently organise the day care facility in a hospice...I love it!!


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 04:11 PM

I run the office and work in the lab of a small research station at the beach. mg


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Naemanson
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 03:33 PM

Charley Noble has a geology degree.

My brother does but he doesn't sing or play so I guess that leaves him out...


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 02:26 PM

I am a bank manager -but it does not necessarily mean I am a bad person.


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Genie
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 02:19 PM

music therapy and entertainment (primarily for all sorts of senior centers and residences) since 1993

in a former life, a college professor and lecturer (psychology), mental health therapist, and family counselor


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 01:59 PM

Jerry, I had a job as tedious as that once. It wasn't very dangerous though until...well, here's how it all went down.

I was going to college at Chicago's Navy Pier----then a 2-year branch of the University Of Illinois.(1961 or so) I went there for 3 and a half years and never got past a 101 level course 'cause my parental units said I ought to be in school. All I wanted to do was pick guitar and/or banjo back then and that is all we pretty much did----all day in the college coffee shop or the lounge when the restaurant tossed us out. Never did get any degree----unless being a graduate of The University Of The Open Road (La Universidad Del Camino Abierta Folklorico ) has any merit to it.

While attending that venerable school, the only university that could ever be torpedoed, actually, since it stuck out 3/4 of a mile into Lake Michigan, I took a job in a pier warehouse a short ways away that distributed coloring books. My job was to run a forklift thing that I rode on. It carried large wooden skids with 1200 coloring bookson each onto freight cars. One day Ernesto and I realized these things were pretty fast andgreat fun to race with. My job, which I was getting enjoy,----until I lost control cornering one lovely day and went through the wall and dumped all 1200 coloring books ( Mickey Mouse And Minnie's Big Shoes Fetish ) on my boss's desk. He was seated across from me on the other side of the desk at the time. That was the last day I held that job. In truth, it was the last minute I held that job and I never got the balls... er, guts, to go in for my final paycheck a few days later. But, hell, that was a Mickey Mouse job anyway...

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 01:56 PM

Ex-archaeologist, currently midway through my doctorate in computer science where I get to do bits of archaeology too (graphical representations). Have had part time jobs as: shelf-stacker, shop assistant (x 2), waitress (x 5), cinema staff, and a wee bit of web stuff. All quite mundane, but these days I get my fun travelling the world for conferences. Have never tried hypnotising a chicken but as for --(SNIP! sorry, thought of a minor crudity here, but decided it was too obvious).


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: pattyClink
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 01:50 PM

'nother geologist, Jerry and Edain! Come on, there must be another one out there, come out from under yer dang rock and show yourself!


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: bob schwarer
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 01:41 PM

Yeah! The good old cannery days. I ran the cookers for a while one year. Only got burned one time. I learn fast. Hung on after the harvest one year and unloaded box cars from other plants at the old sugar beet factory. Remember that? Had a carton dropped on me from about 20 feet one night. Glanced off my shoulder so no real damage, but I took off the next day and when I came back the foreman said he thought he really hurt me. I just wanted the day off. Used to spot the cars by taking the brakes off, getting them rolling, then quick jump on and try to apply the brakes at the proper spot.

This was the 50 cent per hour days.

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: annamill
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 01:19 PM

Main (and only money making job) - computer programmer/analyst consultant.

Own a video store in a beach town in New Jersey.

I am a working Realtor.

I have a small retail web site I just started.

I am ready to retire and sell pencils.

Annamill


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 01:08 PM

I do 'what it says on the tin' i.e. sell lemonade! I doss around all week watching every body else work - then on the weekend go out and enjoy myself selling lemonade to those who are out enjoying themselves. yea, it's fun.

Sal


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 12:44 PM

Bob: You've reminded me of another God-awful job... working in the canning factory. When the crops were coming in, you worked twelve hour shifts, seven days a week. When I worked there, they had mostly Mexican laborers who worked BOTH shifts. They'd catch little cat naps of fifteen minutes during their two breaks a shift, and if they were lucky, sometimes catch as much as an hour nap between shifts. I worked one day there, loading big buckets of canned vegetables by winch into massive cauldrons. The guys who were working there showed me the massive scar burns on their arms with great pride, as if they'd won them in battle. All that for $.75 an hour at that time. I quit after the first day.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: GUEST,JohnB
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 12:35 PM

Spent ALL my working life making airplanes in some way shape or form. That is except for the two+ year period when I was laid off(nothing to do with chickens) I spent that time setting up a business as a Blacksmith. Benn back at the airplane stuff for the past 6 years now. It's nowhere near as much fun as the Blacksmithing but it does pay far better, without even breaking a sweat in my case. I do most of my performing a capella, not only do I form iron like a Blacksmith, I play guitar like a Blacksmith too. JohnB


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Hecate
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 12:19 PM

I publish stuff, edit stuff, do a bit of freelance writing (none of which is going to make me rich in the forseable future, financially speaking I am a kept woman.)

I am also a useful means for carying one large as yet unborn baby around.

I want to keep bees. (Not that this is much of a carreer path either, but it seemed like a nice idea.)


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: bob schwarer
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 12:10 PM

I retired about 3-4 years ago. I guess now it is a terminal condition.

Graduated from U of Wisconsin with a BS in Chemical Engineering. Worked at things from synthetic fibers to fertilizer to waste water treatment for providing cooling water for a power plant.

Back in the '40s kids(14 or 15) could get a job in the local cannery during the summer. Jerry, do you remember the old Fall River/Libby cannery on the south end of town? One of the best years was 1944 when we had a lot of German POW's there. Sure learned a lot that summer.

Someone has recently written a book about "Stallag Wisconsin". I need to get a copy of it. Probably could tell a few tales for a Part 2.

Spend much of the summers now at the ball park. Class A Lakeland Tigers and major league spring training.

Bob Schwarer


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 12:08 PM

I am in marketing, right now I market law school books. I used to do a lot of number crunching but since the last merger, all I really do is direct mail.

I am also an adjunct professor of psychology at our local community college.

And, last but NOT least, I am also a single parent, of 7-yo twins (sharing custody with their other parent).


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Wincing Devil
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 12:00 PM

I am a computer programmer

I enjoy programming computers

I really enjoy programming computers

I enjoy programming computers way too much

 

I am in desparate need of a life!


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 11:25 AM

Doowahdiddy: Who are you? and what's this about a rooster sitting on a thumbtack? You must know the song I wrote, Robert's Rooster:

CHORUS:
Robert's Rooster is red, and his dog Jack is black
And they never talk back to their Mother
And when it would rain, they would never complain
They would sit and they'd play by the hour

Sometimes they would play at the big parade
And the rooster would ride on Jack's back
And he'd jump at command, when he raised his right hand
Like a lady that sat on a tack

Sometimes they would play at the big parade
And they'd march all around the room
Jack would carry the fowl, and the dog he would howl
And the rooster would carry the tune

Sometimes they would sail on the storm sea
And the wind it would roar and howl
Jack would cover his eyes, and the rooster would hide
While Robert stood watch on the bow

And when they got tired of playing
The dog would curl up on the floor
And Robert would lie, with his rooster beside
And Jack would look happy and snore

You can e-mail me at gospelmessengers@msn.com

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Naemanson
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 11:04 AM

I am the supervisory Contract Specialist and Small And Disadvantaged Business Specialist for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Engineering Field Activity, Northeast, Resident Office In Charge Of Construction, Naval Air Station, Brunswick, Maine.

Try to fit that in the little space on a loan application where it asks for employment information.

It's a decent job and I don't hate it. I just passed my 25 year mark. In 5 more years I can retire. Next April I hope to leave Brunswick and move to Vicenza, Italy, for 3 to 5 years to do the same job for an American military base there.

Once I retire I hope to go into the highly lucrative folk music industry...


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Trevor
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 10:27 AM

I used to run up and down mountains and sail boats with people, and then sit around and talk about what they'd learnt from the experience. Now I just do the sitting around with them and other people get the fun bits. It's called 'being an experienced facilitator' apparently.


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: dwditty
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 10:08 AM

Jerry,
I go to that same ice cream stand on Route 67...making the trip all the way from North Haven. Next time, I will look for a rooster that keeps jumping up thinking it just sat on a thumbtack.

dw


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: GUEST,fred in louisville
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 09:51 AM

Hi Mary in ky. I wrote a patent that issued jan of this year on a completely different kind of wearable guitar pick, and I'm trying to start a business with it. I used to work at the Speed Art museum, where the director, though he couldn't hypnotize a chicken, was an annual judge of a dressed poulty contest. Chickens in costume. I once printed photographs all night, and I can't go anywhere now without deja-vu. People take a lot of the same photos, which is odd. Every night there was a roll of The Girlfriend Taking A Bath, and always at the end, one frame of the boyfriend's face, in a blurry closeup. I paint portraits of kids, sometimes, and have a couple of them myself, around here somewhere. My wife teaches drama. I have an unusual knowledge of the obscure and funny history of musical instrument picks, from doing some research about it. fred


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: C-flat
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 08:52 AM

Warning!......if Jerry approaches you wearing a cape and carrying a feather............


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Subject: RE: BS: What Do You Do In Real Life?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 08:45 AM

Gee, I dunno, Guest Foe, maybe you could be the thief....:-)

Jerry


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