Top 5 ways I fake it

by Ginger on October 20, 2008

in Random

Hey get your mind out of the gutter, I totally don’t mean that way! Nope, you see it’s Monday, so I’m once again copying inspired by Anna over at abdpbt, which lucky for you means yay a list!

May I present the top 5 reasons I’m totally a fake…

  1. I was an English major in college, but the truth is I hate Shakespeare, detest Dickens, don’t care for Hemingway, and loathed the pretentious bullshit of most of the other undergrads in my program. Please don’t take away my diploma! I just liked to read, and thought 4 years of that would be cool. I actually ended up specializing in what my program called Minority and Outsider lit, and I loved every single solitary class about a thousand times more than the 4 semesters of Shakespeare I had to take, or the 2 of Milton.
  2. I’m a marketing professional who never took a marketing class in my life (see English major, above). All on the job training baby. And often without supervision.
  3. I’m a music geek who can’t read music. Never could–when I took piano, followed by flute, I’d memorize music. Part of why I never advanced very far…stupid sight reading tests.
  4. I’m married to, and hang out with a lot of creative folk. I even manage to make myself sound like I know what I’m talking about a lot of the time that I’m with them. But I, I am not creative. I’m actually pretty cut and dry boring square by the book. I tend to look at the world with an analytical not creative eye. And I tend to filter my world through the realist, the by the rules, the plain-jane lens. I like to pretend otherwise though (see here.)
  5. Despite my fears of joining in on already established blog relationships (see here), I’m pretty much still inserting myself wherever I think it will benefit me looks interesting. As evidenced by this post.

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Thanks Anna, for once again providing me with a foolproof idea for my Monday!

anna October 20, 2008 at 4:26 pm

Great list! I like that title “minority and outsider lit.” LOL. They might as well call it “insignificant and irrelevant lit,” that’s what it sounds like when you say “outsider.”

I’m not a huge fan of Shakespeare or Milton, either, but I like having read them, if that makes sense. Like I’m in on the joke or something, I guess.

Jessica October 20, 2008 at 6:19 pm

Dude I got all my communications training on the job too. All my friends who focused on school and not internships had such a hassle getting a job out of college where I at least got interviews.

Michele October 20, 2008 at 8:13 pm

OMG! If I have to read Steinbeck again I’ll slit my wrists.

I’m a librarian. People think we read this sh*t all the time. Personally, I’m a romance novel fan myself. How shallow of me.

I am so an artist wanna be.

Ginger October 20, 2008 at 8:42 pm

Oh, I forgot Steinbeck. I liked parts of some of his books…but that’s about it.

Tough Girl Kat October 20, 2008 at 11:16 pm

You had me laughing at your number 1!! Do you know the major with the most basket cases are in Psychology. *Raises hand* Yup, that’s me!

Tara October 23, 2008 at 2:02 am

I loved your list and wanted to say I admire your ability to put a list like this out there for all to see. As someone who is very new to blogging and still figuring it all out I struggle sometimes with whether I want to write certain things that I wouldn’t normally want family, friends or coworkers to know. Maybe I shouldn’t have told them about my blog. 🙂

And also wanted to say I’m in love with your banner image! Did you design that yourself?

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