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Weird job #1

While searching for a new job, I have come across some very strange job descriptions, so I have created a new category of postings: Weird Jobs. This one sounds normal: watch an episode of a TV show and tell them what you think. Until… you see the pictures of the SWAT-like vests?!?!


Study: Get paid $50 to watch an episode of a new network TV show starting this fall.
Company: InnerScope Research (
To participate, fill out the following short survey:
What we need from you:
* You will wear a health monitoring vest (like a bicycle shirt) under your regular clothing, but over a new T-shirt we provide
* You will watch a new network television show that will air this fall (you may have already seen previews for it)
* You will answer a short survey and some demographic questions
* At the end of the session, we will pay you $50
* Languages: Fluent in English
* Minimal Experience: Have watched American TV for the last 4 years


Indian Thriller with English Lyrics!

Just when you think you’ve seen it all-

Japan: Land of…

 The fearless group of Artful Dodger Travel Correspondents traveled to the beautiful land of Japan. Here are some photos from their trip. Japan is a land of…



Serene temples

Incredibly Confusing Toilets


and Kenny G.?


I’ve been tagged!

Grace has tagged me- check out her interesting and beautifully designed site!

rabbid.jpgHere are the rules:

Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to then report this on their own blog with their 7 things as well as these rules. They then need to tag 7 others and list their names on their blog. They are also asked to leave a comment for each of the tagged, letting them know they have been tagged and to read the blog.

Here are 7 random facts about me:

1. My favorite author is Charles Dickens (hence my nickname)
2. I auditioned for Jeopardy! – still waiting for the callback…
3. I have a slight obsession with Louis Vuitton- I know, you never would have been able to figure that one out on your own.
4. My darling husband and I are celebrating our second wedding anniversary soon. 🙂
5. My favorite food is Indian.
6. I’m a vegetarian- no meat, chicken or fish, but I do eat eggs and milk. But I’m not a preachy vegetarian, I swear!
7. I like to sing along to commercial jingles.

I am tagging: So Fash’on, The Clotheshorse, I Must Be Dreaming, Self Publishing on the Go, The Sartorialist, I Hate Generic, The Daily Obsession.


Pronunciation: 'shä-d&n-"froi-d&
Function: noun
Usage: often capitalized
Etymology: German, from Schaden damage + Freude joy
: enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others

ex. Paris Hilton being sent back to jail to serve out the rest of her sentence fills me with a smug sense of Schadenfreude.

What I’m watching on TV (that you should be too)

1) The Simple Life Goes to Camp– Trust me, there is nothing more hilarious than watching a 90-pound Nicole Ritchie giving a 300-pound man an enema. At first, I thought the producers were pretty sadistic sending these stick-thin, gorgeous girls to a fat camp, but the campers seem to like them just fine! Especially since P & N sneak off the camp with the fat campers and buy trashbags full of candy. And Nicole, god love her, brings a flaming red Chanel classic flap bag with her to the rustic camp. Watch some scenes here:


E! channel, Sundays at 10:00PM EST

2) Rob and Big– Reality show about a famous skater, Rob Dyrdek, and his bodyguard, “Big Black”. Favorite episodes so far- Rob finds Big making breakfast one morning (bacon and eggs) while he’s eating a pre-breakfast of a burger. Rob tries to get Big to lose some of his 416-lb bulk. Another great one- Rob gets a mini-horse as a pet, so Rob and Big play Will Smith’s “Wild Wild West” soundtrack, get all dressed up in cowboy gear and dance around, and keep the horse in the living room.

robandbig.jpgTuesdays at 10:30 PM EST on MTV, but they play repeats on weekends. Check out past episodes here:

I bel.. I bleeve you have my stapler?



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