Tuesday, September 05, 2006

New Job--Not too Late to Guess

It's not too late to make your guess as to what my new job will be.

My favorite guesses so far were full-time blogger (Nate: are things really so slow @ GTY that you have to spend all your time leaving sarcastic comments on people's blogs?) & diner owner (do I look like Vic Tayback?). Oh, and special kudos to Nan, whose guesses were very close to home.

Polls will close Thursday night, & I will make the announcement Friday morning.

39 comments:

Even So... said...

Christian bookstore owner...

Gummby said...

Good thought.

Unfortunately, I am far too undercapitalized for such a venture, based on the numbers Frank quoted awhile back on his blog.

Kim said...

A book editor?

The Mains said...

Congratulations!!!

I'm guessing here....

Curator, Central Arkansas Museum of Sherlock Holmes

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Arkansas-Beebe

Co-director, Democratic Party Transition Team

Assistant Pastor for Young Adults With or Without Lots of Kids, Bible Church Of Cabot (APYPWOWOLOK, BCOC)

Store Manager, The Mutual Fund Store; Conway, AR, est 2006

Contributing Editor of Christianity Today's forthcoming monthly column "New Perspectives on The Church and Technology"

Carla said...

You are...

The newly hired, French speaking performance artist at the 50's counter cultural diner on 8th street. Your specialty is interpretive dance through the minor prophets.

On your off-shift time, you're also the newly hired pastry chef that makes the world famous deep dish chocolate fudge-pecan pie, that we all love.

How'd I do?

:o)

Gummby said...

Kim: no. I don't think I would be able to do that for a living, though I'm always happy to help out a friend (or my dad).

Main said: Assistant Pastor for Young Adults With or Without Lots of Kids, Bible Church Of Cabot (APYPWOWOLOK, BCOC)

Only someone who knows me so well could come up with this. I got a good laugh on this one--second only to the fact that we probably really need one of those!

Carla said: The newly hired, French speaking performance artist at the 50's counter cultural diner on 8th street. Your specialty is interpretive dance through the minor prophets.

I believe you've gotten me confused with Buggy. But you have shown consistency in your love for chocolate, so on that scale I'd say you're doing very well.

My mom is coming to visit tomorrow, so I'm sure we'll be having her famous chocolate cookies. Sorry you can't be here for that--I know you'd love them.

BugBlaster said...

Claymation model

BugBlaster said...

Pedicurist

BugBlaster said...

Adventurer

BugBlaster said...

Equestrian

BugBlaster said...

County Fair Administrator

BugBlaster said...

Square Dance Caller

BugBlaster said...

UN Ambassador

BugBlaster said...

Mayor of Beebe

Gummby said...

Mayor of Beebe

Actually, that election has one candidate running unopposed this year, so I might could have been.

I was afraid it would cut down on my blogging time, though.

Speaking of which...I was partway through my guest post when I had to go out to the van to get the leftover hot dog buns, ketchup & mustard, when I discovered that the right front tire was leaking.

It's the first time I've changed a tire in like 15 years.

So I may or may not get it over to you before I head to Dallas for class. If I don't, it will be the last week in Sept before I do.

BugBlaster said...

Goodyear Blimp Pilot

Kim said...

Gummby, I'd like to apologize for Buggy's verbosity today. He obviously has nothing better to do today.

Buggy wants to be a clown when he grows up. Even our daughter thinks he'd make a good one.

Chris Pixley said...

uh...do i get a guess?

Carla said...

Can I come for mom's famous chocolate cookies?

Dan B. said...

It wouldn't involve mission work plus teaching (as in, another country?)

Just a shot in the dark.

Gummby said...

uh...do i get a guess?

I don't think it qualifies as a guess when you already know the answer. However, you can feel free to taunt the other commentors here with your informational superiority.

(Was it just me, or did that sound waaay to much like Dogbert?)

Carla: Anytime.

Dan B: Alas, nothing so exotic, though I will be doing a bit of travel.

ThirstyDavid said...

Wal-Mart greeter.

Even So... said...

Is Chris hiring you as an associate? That would be great, then you would be closer to me (aawwww). I just found out he was the pastor in Brandon, about 100 miles from us.

One can only hope...

Rebekah said...

Political commentator on MSNBC. Heh.

Gummby said...

Bug said: Claymation model

Nope. I tried, but they said I was too stiff.

Also, my would-be agent told me it would be too confusing, what with him & him around. Between those two and this guy, the possibilities for a future in Hollywood are virtually non-existent.

Buggy: Pedicurist
Adventurer
Equestrian
County Fair Administrator
Square Dance Caller
UN Ambassador
Goodyear Blimp Pilot

ThirstyDavid: Wal-Mart greeter.

No, but thanks for the votes of confidence, guys.

Even So: Is Chris hiring you as an associate? That would be great, then you would be closer to me (aawwww). I just found out he was the pastor in Brandon, about 100 miles from us.

One can only hope...


That would be too cool, wouldn't it? No, unfortunately not. Pixley knows because he is close friend (and my former pastor), not because he is my future employer.

On the plus side, I am hoping that this job will give me the flexibility to attend some conferences, and the GBCB conference is near the top of my list.

Rebekah: Political commentator on MSNBC. Heh.

Hah! Good one. But they've got Tucker Carlson on there as their token conservative, and I think he's doing a fine job.

and finally...

Kim: Gummby, I'd like to apologize for Buggy's verbosity today. He obviously has nothing better to do today.

At least I know now why he's taking a vacation from his own blog.

Patrick Chan said...

Hm, given that Gummby is as adaptable as the play dough of his namesake, it's hard to say. So I might as well go out on a limb and guess something totally different. :-)

How about web designer and/or developer a la Challies? (At least that's what came to mind considering the increased travel and more flexible schedule.)

Or something in sales or possibly marketing and advertising?

Patrick Chan said...

And given your Greek geekiness as well as Holmesian astuteness, can I also add "monastery detective" a la William of Baskerville (not Tony Shaloub)?

Patrick Chan said...

BTW, if it's not too late to change your mind, I recently noticed that Google is hiring for positions on their lunar base. ;-)

Goatboy said...

The UK is going to need a new PM soon.

How about it?

Kelley said...

If you "might could have been" the mayor of Beebe, then you definitely shouldn't consider being the new PM of the UK!

So many possibilities here... are you taking over Gummshoe Investigations?!

Gummby said...

If you "might could have been" the mayor of Beebe, then you definitely shouldn't consider being the new PM of the UK!

Sadly, however, it would do nothing to ruin my chances to become President of the United States.

Yeah, my English has gotten lazy since I moved here--either that, or I was plagued yet again with cutting & pasting words too often without going back to edit my own stuff. Sometimes, I just get in a hurry.

Gummshoe is another excellent guess, to be sure. All I can say in regard to that is not right now, though it isn't outside the realm of possibility for the future.

I'm staying in AR, though.

I've just realized that with all the hype here, the real job announcement will prolly be a letdown.

At least for y'all. I'm still pretty excited about it.

Gummby said...

Chan said: BTW, if it's not too late to change your mind, I recently noticed that Google is hiring for positions on their lunar base. ;-)

How did I know that was coming?

BTW--where is Brave Sir Charles? Surely he wants to get into this free-for-all...

Chris Pixley said...

Is Chris hiring you as an associate? That would be great, then you would be closer to me (aawwww). I just found out he was the pastor in Brandon, about 100 miles from us.

One can only hope...


Yes, one can only hope...Sigh:-(

Ray said...

Gummby -- How long you in Dallas? I am located there/here....

BugBlaster said...

Last guess... Man In Black, of either the Tommy Lee Jones or the Johnny Cash flavour.

And you should meet up with Ray; I'd like to know how tall he is.

Gummby said...

Ray: until the 20th (probably driving back to AR on the 21st). I'm booked solid for the entire time, but maybe we could get together as I head back?

Goatboy said...

Will you be going into commercial real-estate appraisal?

Do I win a fish?

Gummby said...

A Babel fish. On its way to you, via Vogon express.

Goatboy said...

I thank you