Jobs, jobs, oh, and more jobs...

Trip Start Dec 22, 2005
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Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Okay, I'm outta the house, and out of college. It was time to hunker down, act responsible, and make some $$$

This wouldn't be the first time I sought employment, nor the second third or fourth. I had at least 10 jobs under my belt. Back in New Mexico I worked as a: Ice-cream server, janitor, ISP troubleshooter, waiter, banquet server, apartment evaluator, and valet driver **takes deep breath**

Yes, I never lasted more than 8 months at any job. Some were okay, some were worse. I never got fired nor did I perform poorly, but unfortunately I'm an experience-seeker. I say it's unfortunate because America's ladder-climbing capitalistic society allows little room for movers and shakers like me. Don't get me wrong, climbing ladder can be fun, but leaping from one ladder to another is an adrenaline rush. I tend to mature most through a variety of life-experiences. Perhaps some see me as job-o-phobic but I wouldn't want it any other way.

My first venture wasn't a traditional form of work, but it was an easy decision to make because my brother was already in the biz. He's a seasoned and agented actor. Our conversation probably went something like this "hello brother" "hello brother" "I'm looking for a job. Any ideas brother?" "Well brother, you should get a talent agent, then you can get acting gigs and promo gigs, brother" "That's a great idea brother, thanks brother" "You're welcome brother... after all, what are brothers for, brother?"

So down to Colorado Springs I went. Upon signing up with some shady agent, I immediately landed a gig with a hair product company by the name of American Crew. It was a hair show (pictured below) in need of martial artists. I never had professional training, but I could throw a kick or two, plus I met the height requirement. It was pretty fun, the pay was pretty good, and they fed us tasty sandwiches from Panera Bread co. Hahaha they messed up my hair so badly, but I guess that's what some people call fashion.

My second job was at the local library as a circulation representative. I still miss the Denver library system to this day. They had an ample supply of DVD's to check out, and when they weren't available, you could request the movie you want from a neighboring state. I have a full list of movies I watched while living in Denver, totaling nearly 300.

One of the strangest jobs I landed was at Colorado University Medical School. With some hesitation I became a standardized patient. I didn't even know what that meant before I applied. Basically med school students need a "dummy" to test their knowledge on... and guess who that dummy was? I'd spend entire days in a hospital gown as an actor portraying hypothetical medical situations, testing students as they contorted my joints and performed check-ups. It was... humbling.

During my free time (and there was plenty of it) I pursued online interests such as selling stuff on ebay and making videos. I got involved with ExpertVillage, a how-two video website. All I needed was a camera...check! and an expert to demonstrate his craft... hmmm... now who do I know who could help me out? Brother! Check out his rock-hard ab video below.
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