I got an E-mail this morning from some company asking me to give a reference for one of my daughter’s best friends. I’ve known this girl since she was 5 years old. I gave her a glowing reference which was well deserved. I think the company was some kind of job finding company that I filled out the reference for.
At the end of the form, they asked if I might be looking for a job. I suddenly thought to myself “Joan, you should get a part time job at home working on the computer.” So I filled in “Yes”. They asked a few other questions and I was finished. Then they thanked me for applying for the same job my daughter’s friend applied for–a 9-5 office job. OOPS!!!
I couldn’t deal with an office job even if I wasn’t disabled. Cubicles kill people. They are so claustrophobic. Even if cubicles aren’t involved I’m thinking at this point in time working would kill me. Can you imagine me at work flinging my cane around and calling everyone “dumbass”?
Actually, the only kind of computer work I would like to do is research. I wouldn’t want to do billing or any crap like that. I just like looking up stuff. You know, give me a subject and I look up stuff about it. I doubt that there are many people out there looking for someone to look up stuff.
I’m curious to see if they will call me though. That would be funny. I doubt I will be doing any other work beside my kitchen slave cook work that I do here. I need time for blogging and looking stuff up in the dictionary.
- The material out of which something is made or formed; substance.
- The essential substance or elements; essence: “We are such stuff/As dreams are made on” (Shakespeare).
- Unspecified material: Put that stuff over there.
- Household or personal articles considered as a group.
- Worthless objects.
- Slang. Specific talk or actions: Don’t give me that stuff about being tired.
- The control a player has over a ball, especially to give it spin, English, curve, or speed.
- The spin, English, curve, or speed imparted to a ball: “where we could watch the stuff, mainly curves, that the pitchers were putting on the ball” (James Henry Gray).
- Basketball. A dunk shot.
- Special capability: The team really showed its stuff and won the championship.
- Chiefly British. Woven material, especially woolens.
- Slang. Money; cash.
- Slang. A drug, especially one that is illegal or habit-forming.
v., stuffed, stuff·ing, stuffs. v.tr.
- To pack (a container) tightly; cram: stuff a Christmas stocking.
- To block (a passage); plug: stuff a crack with caulking.
- Basketball. To block (a shot or an opponent who is shooting), especially before the ball leaves the shooter’s hands.
- To place forcefully into a container or space; thrust: stuffed laundry into the bag.
- Sports. To shoot (a ball or puck) forcefully into the goal from close range.
- Basketball. To dunk (the ball).
- To fill with an appropriate stuffing: stuff a pillow.
- To fill (an animal skin) to restore its natural form for mounting or display.
- To cram with food.
- To fill (the mind): His head is stuffed with silly notions.
- To put fraudulent votes into (a ballot box).
- To apply a preservative and softening agent to (leather).
To overeat; gorge.
stuff it Vulgar Slang.
- Used as an intensive to express extreme anger, frustration, or disgust.
stuff (one’s) face Slang.
- To eat greedily.
[Middle English, from Old French estoffe, from estoffer, to equip, of Germanic origin.]