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Karen Chuplis January 15th 05 07:34 AM

in article , pmendhall at
wrote on 1/14/05 11:31 PM:

I coordinate funding approvals for a telecommunications company. Note: I
am in no way, a financial person. I have a Masters Degree in Stage
Management and Lighting Design, which has come in handy when working with
large groups of people of varying temperaments and egos.

Diane


I have a bachelor in music and an MFA in Theater (acting). Indeed, my day
job uses every bit of what I learned in theater in handling people,
improvising solutions, troubleshooting and much much more. Never a wasted
effort.


Dan M January 15th 05 07:42 AM

Tanada wrote:

Ok, I'm curious. What does everyone in here do for tuna money? I know
we have some, ok a lot, of computer geeks, educators (or what passes for
one) and so forth. You don't have to be any more specific than you
want, but I confess to being extremely curious. If you're currently out
of work, you don't have to say so, just list your career field.

I am a Substitute Teacher for Cumberland Co. North Carolina, married to
a Blackhawk mechanic/inspector who is medically retired from the US army.

Pam S.


When working in my field of expertise, I'm a computer programmer, system
administrator, and webmaster. When the economy sucks bigtime (as it does
now) I drive a long-haul truck. With a feline co-driver, of course!

Dan

Marina January 15th 05 07:52 AM

Tanada wrote:

Ok, I'm curious. What does everyone in here do for tuna money?


I'm a translator at the University of Helsinki Department of Computer
Science (so the geek side comes in, too, though I was an Arts major).
Currently waiting to hear if I got the job as translator at the Ministry
for the Environment (they said I'd know next week - have butterflies in
belly). My present job mostly entails translating from Finnish to
English and proof-reading PhD theses and scientific articles in English.
The new job would mostly be translating from Finnish to Swedish.

The jobs I really enjoy are my freelance translation jobs. One is, I
translate the webpages of a project carried out by the Finnish Museum of
Natural History. They fit Ospreys with satellite transmitters and track
their migration. I translate the pages and updates into English
(http://www.fmnh.helsinki.fi/english/...reys/index.htm).
Another freelance job I enjoy is translating screenplays from Finnish
and Swedish into English for an international European group that
arranges workshops to develop screenplays, which they are funding. I've
also translated a couple of short stories that have been published in a
small fantasy magazine. It's this freelance work that keeps me going
(mentally, as the pay for my dayjob is quite enough for one person).

--
Marina, Frank and Nikki
marina (dot) kurten (at) pp (dot) inet (dot) fi
Pics at http://uk.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/frankiennikki/
and http://community.webshots.com/user/frankiennikki

Seanette Blaylock January 15th 05 07:54 AM

"CDC" usenetATcafechatnoirDOTnet had some very interesting things to
say about What Do you do? A Poll :

You would think, but it's kind of disturbing how many don't know how to find
a file on their own machine and how much accounting 101 we end up doing with
them.


Try walking someone whose command of English is shaky through using a
Web site, when said caller also does not know what a link is.

--
"The universe is quite robust in design and appears to be
doing just fine on its own, incompetent support staff notwithstanding.
:-)" - the Dennis formerly known as (evil), MCFL

Mathew Kagis January 15th 05 08:15 AM




SNIP

OOoo. That explains the kitties names!! I would love to be a

sommelier.

I haven't looked up what "sommelier" means yet, and I'm not a wine

fan, but I
think working at a steak house would be a little too much of a good

thing for
me! Yum!

*wondering if she should ask Eric to bring home some steak tonight

... *

You too??? I LOVE steak!!! It's one of my favourite foods ever. I
could *live* on steak. The worst part is that in Thailand they hardly
have any beef, so I only get it when I go to Bangkok. By that time I
have *cravings*, LOL!
BTW, I also love wine. Hehe, my cat's name is Vino.
--
Britta
Sandpaper kisses, a cuddle and a purr. I have an alarm clock that's
covered in fur!
Check out pictures of Vino at:
http://photos.yahoo.com/badwilson click on the Vino album


Monique: Sommelier is a french term for 'Wine Expert', you must take the
course & pass a series of tests to get the diploma (I did do a little
college & university but never finished) brackets being said, it's the most
difficult peice of education I've ever done. Mostly because it combines so
many disciplines into one... Geography, history, viniculture, viticulture,
microclimatology, horticulture, geology, cultural anthropology &
linguistics... I'm sure I'm missing one or 2... Suffice to say, I drank
some VERY expensive wine the day I got my test results.

Britta: You live in Thailand?? Where? I spent a winter there about 10
years ago... 2 month of it in areas that are now recovering from the Tsunami
(I love to rock climb)... I know what you mean about ANY western food over
there... Thai food is AWSOME & I still love it, but... I remember finding a
place in Krabi that served pastrami & swiss cheese on REAL rye bread AND!!!
They had an espresso machine!!!! after 3 months of Pad Thai,Green Curry &
instant coffee... I was in HEAVEN. All my kittys have had wine names
(Excepting childhood pets) I lost the first cat I was servant to as an
adult in July, his name was La-Feet... For those without wine savvy that's a
play on Chateau Lafite.
To ALL: If you ever find yourself in Nelson BC, Canada... Come to Louie's
Steakhouse & Lounge... Your first martini is on me. And, for any
Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy fans out there... we've just today, added
our version of the 'Pangalactic Gargleblaster' to our martini list. Zaphod
would be proud.
--

Mathew
Butler to 2 kittens: Chablis & Muscat
En Vino Veritas





Melissa Houle January 15th 05 08:18 AM


Tanada wrote in message
ink.net...
Ok, I'm curious. What does everyone in here do for tuna money? I know
we have some, ok a lot, of computer geeks, educators (or what passes for
one) and so forth. You don't have to be any more specific than you
want, but I confess to being extremely curious. If you're currently out
of work, you don't have to say so, just list your career field.

I am a Substitute Teacher for Cumberland Co. North Carolina, married to
a Blackhawk mechanic/inspector who is medically retired from the US army.

Pam S.


At present, I work as a Reference Librarian. But I'm still trying to figure
out what I want to be when I grow up. =o) Or at least, I want to be able to
afford somewhat better Tuna, and it would be nice to get out of direct
public service. I just don't know what else I want to do, and I have made
very little progress or effort to change my job for something better. Part
of the problem is that I like the people I work with, and I will be sorry to
leave them behind. I would be much less sorry to leave the public behind,
as some of them are first class complainers or else REALLY need to be on
medication if they aren't on it already.

Melissa



Seanette Blaylock January 15th 05 08:28 AM

"Mathew Kagis" had some very interesting things
to say about What Do you do? A Poll:

To ALL: If you ever find yourself in Nelson BC, Canada... Come to Louie's
Steakhouse & Lounge... Your first martini is on me. And, for any
Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy fans out there... we've just today, added
our version of the 'Pangalactic Gargleblaster' to our martini list. Zaphod
would be proud.


Is there a no-alcohol option? :-)

--
"The universe is quite robust in design and appears to be
doing just fine on its own, incompetent support staff notwithstanding.
:-)" - the Dennis formerly known as (evil), MCFL

badwilson January 15th 05 10:36 AM


"Mathew Kagis" wrote in message
news:[email protected]

Britta: You live in Thailand?? Where?


Yes, I've lived in Thailand for almost 4 years. For the first 6
months we were in Songkhla, which is in the very south on the east
coast. Near Hat Yai. But for the last 3.5 years, we've been in a
small town called Ban Chang in the province of Rayong. It's about 45
min east of the cesspool that is known as Pattaya.

I spent a winter there about 10
years ago... 2 month of it in areas that are now recovering from the

Tsunami
(I love to rock climb)... I know what you mean about ANY western

food over
there... Thai food is AWSOME & I still love it, but... I remember

finding a
place in Krabi that served pastrami & swiss cheese on REAL rye bread

AND!!!
They had an espresso machine!!!! after 3 months of Pad Thai,Green

Curry &
instant coffee... I was in HEAVEN.


Yeah, I know what you mean. But you would be surprised at how much
Thailand has changed since you were here. I'm guessing that you were
rock climbing at Raylay Beach in Krabi near Au Nang? I've been there
5 times. During that time it's grown incredibly. There is now a
McDonald's, dozens of ATM's, 7/11's, Italian pizza restaurants, etc...
I know Starbucks will be next. It is quite easy to get western foods
here now. But since my town is quite small, there isn't that much
here yet. And I'm a health nut so I usually cook my own food and only
go out to restaurants for social occasions.

All my kittys have had wine names
(Excepting childhood pets) I lost the first cat I was servant to as

an
adult in July, his name was La-Feet... For those without wine savvy

that's a
play on Chateau Lafite.


I like the idea of naming cats after wines. If I hadn't already
decided a long time ago to name my next kitty Renfield, I would
definitely call him Gewurtztraminer ;-)

To ALL: If you ever find yourself in Nelson BC, Canada... Come to

Louie's
Steakhouse & Lounge... Your first martini is on me.


Oh cool, you're in Nelson? I love that town. I went to college in
Castlegar for 2 years. 1990-1992. I was in the aviation program at
Selkirk. We used to go to Nelson to party all the time. I don't
remember Louie's Steakhouse & Lounge, but if it was around back then I
couldn't have afforded it anyway.
--
Britta
Sandpaper kisses, a cuddle and a purr. I have an alarm clock that's
covered in fur!
Check out pictures of Vino at:
http://photos.yahoo.com/badwilson click on the Vino album






Debbie Wilson January 15th 05 12:26 PM

Mathew Kagis wrote:

And, for any
Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy fans out there... we've just today, added
our version of the 'Pangalactic Gargleblaster' to our martini list. Zaphod
would be proud.


LOL!! Dare I ask what's in it? Or is it a trade secret!?!

Deb.
(Big HHGTG fan)

--
http://www.scientific-art.com

"He looked a fierce and quarrelsome cat, but claw he never would;
He only bit the ones he loved, because they tasted good." S. Greenfield

Debbie Wilson January 15th 05 12:26 PM

Tanada wrote:

Ok, I'm curious. What does everyone in here do for tuna money?


I'm a scientific and natural history illustrator, married to a medical
illustrator. I do a job where people always say, 'Ohhhh - I didn't
realise anyone actually did that!' I've been freelancing for just over
10 years and we both work from home. I illustrate books, magazines and
posters on any subject in the area of life and earth sciences - anything
from dinosaurs, wildlife and fossils through botany, skeletons, cell
biology and zoology to anatomy and all areas of medicine. DH is a
specialist in medical art with 25 years' experience, and the surgical
procedures and anatomy he has seen and drawn, you probably wouldn't want
to know about!
I started out as a biologist but having gained a BSc in Bot/Zoo in the
depths of the UK recession in the early 90s, found there was not much
call for zoologists out there so turned to my other passion in life,
drawing. Fortunately that worked out fine :-)

If anyone's interested, we both have online portfolios at
www.scientific-art.com (me)
and www.medart.co.uk (DH - his is badly in need of an update though)

Deb.
--
http://www.scientific-art.com

"He looked a fierce and quarrelsome cat, but claw he never would;
He only bit the ones he loved, because they tasted good." S. Greenfield


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