Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My New Resume

I have a new bullet point for my resume.  It has been quite a few years since I've actually printed a sheet of paper with my credentials on it.  So really, I could add quite a few things.  Although I'm not sure how professional 'milk production' and 'toddler distraction' sounds on a resume.

But my newest credential I will now add is...

  • Award Winning Writer  
I was in a writing class once where we joked about ANY award you might win in regards to your writing you should add to your portfolio.  The last award I won that had to do with what I wrote was a 6th grade essay about what I learned from the D.A.R.E. program.  The cold war had just ended, the Berlin wall lay crumbled for a couple years.  So now that the cold war and communism was out of the way, we now had to wage a war on drugs! Powerful stuff, I know.  Now that I have a more recent one, I'll count this time instead.

It was a simple, local contest about why I think Utah is awesome.  (Which I really do.)  Part of my prize package is meeting Dr. Scott Sampson in a "VIP" reception before a lecture he's giving tonight.  You may or may not be familiar with his work on Dinosaur Train on PBS.  Dr. Scott is what his fans call him.

Chris and I are nervous about hanging out with a bunch of academics for a night.  I hope I remember how to talk to educated adults without phrases like "snack time" or "choo choo wagon" popping up into the conversation.  I also won a gift certificate for U of U continuing education classes.  Furniture refinishing?  Glass bead making?  Sushi instruction?  Maybe you can help me decide.  

If you would like to see my "award winning essay" click here.  You have to scroll down the page a bit.   If you can't find it, here is another way to get to it.  Go here.  

Let this be a lesson in resume padding to you all!   

(Really, the best prize is an excuse to have a night out with a handsome man who is also really into me too.)

7 comments:

LoRFLoR said...

BEST NEWS EVAH!!!!! Love love love that you are an award winning writer (said with an accent for sure). I am so proud that I was a roomie with you back in ol' 119.

Wanna see what a ionic column looks like?

Cuz I can show you.

LoRFLoR said...

Oh my goodness - I just read it and I love you even more. It's SO beautiful I am going to make everyone read it.

You da best.

Abby said...

I want to tell you how great your essay was, but I want my words to sound as good as yours....oh well, it was great!

See you on FRIDAY

Mike/Margaret said...

CONGRATS. We knew you were award winning already.

MrsD said...

Love the essay, love the writer! Congratulations on being validated as a wordsmith.

michelle grange said...

can i put on my resume that i'm friends with an award winning writer? i feel cool just be association. loved the essay and the visualization. can't believe you get to meet dr. scott! my Avery would be so proud since she loves dino train. :)

macndos said...

very cool!