{Today's Letters}

Wednesday, April 06, 2011


Today's Letters: Dear Mr. Loerke, this month we celebrate 6 years of marriage. SIX YEARS. Wanna go to Mexico and celebrate? Last one to the beach is a rotten egg. Dear Yard Man, watching you try and corral leaves in 25 mph winds was like watching money in a cash cube. Wind 1, leaf blower 0. Dear Orthopedic Job Offer, pretty sure you were the best phone call EVER last night. Tim and I couldn't be more excited (or grateful). Dear Husband PA-S III, whenever you come home from work wearing scrubs and your New Balance kicks it makes me wanna make out. Just sayin.

Speaking of jobs, what was your first job? When Twinner and I were 14 we used to work at Laura Little's Fudge shop bagging popcorn and cutting fudge. Best part: coming home smelling like caramel patties and peanut brittle.

23 comments:

Ashley said...

I had a couple paper routes when I was young, but I guess my first official job was working at Toys R Us in high school. Ugh, I still have nightmares about going back there...

Felicity said...

I worked in a newsagency and got to keep the 'returns' for all the copies of glossy magazines which were old hat.
The way it worked was that instead of returning the whole magazine to the publisher we would chop off a section of the front cover and send it back which left me with a bundle of Vogue, Cosmo, Dolly and Cleo magazines to relish = heaven!
x Felicity

R said...

I was the receptionist in the corporate office of the wax museum here in grand prairie. It was right up my alley, but also no fun because I was far away from all the action with my teeny bopper peers having fun working in the actual museum part. :0)

Han said...

I was a waitress at 14 then the law changed so I had to give up my job till I was 16 when I became a checkout girl at a local supermarket. I hated it! I quit after 6 months. I then got another part time job at 17 as a customer service assistant in a builder's merchant - it paid for my driving lessons at least lol.

Katie Grace said...
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Katie Grace said...

Gosh, I can't even imagine working in a fudge shop. I'd weigh 800 pounds. At least!

I worked as a summer camp counselor with 5 and 6 year olds. It was fun for a while, and I definitely came away with some good stories.

Congrats on the job, by the way!

Ruthiey said...

My first official job was in the shoe department at Kohls. Yippee! fortunately, I love shoes and now have a super keen ability to guess sizes of shoes I see.

Mary said...

way to go mr. Loerke!!!!! his job will save you two many trips to the ER with future bambinos -just because he knows what's up! i know from experience! :) first job was babysitting and 16 years later-i'm still a nanny!!!

ErinB said...

My 11th grade history teacher who was also a football coach owned a sports store. I worked there
selling his wares and hot-pressing logos and names on to shirts.

The fudge shop would be fun! All we had was protein powder :-)

Amanda said...

All four years of high school I worked in the concession stand at the baseball park. A lot of my friends worked there too, so it was like one big party all the time...and you got to eat the food for free! It was the greatest job I will ever have. :)

L said...

A seasonal ice cream shop called Zesto when I was 15. Yummy loose meat burgers, greasy cheese balls, and super tall, skinny ice cream cones. I never could master the cone-making.

AmandaStretch said...

I worked in a call center doing market research surveys via outbound phone calls. It was flexible and I was kind of awesome at it, but the countless hours I've spent bothering people and interrupting their evenings with a phone call are part of the reason I really don't like phones now. Oh well!

Tina @ Scatterbox said...

Congratulations, Timmay!!! Get really good at it so I can call on you for my impending hip replacement. :)

First job: 14 years old, Burger King, 6am drive-thru shift. [Insert Dane Cook jokes here] Everyone wanted coffee and my mom just wanted a day to sleep in without taking me to work. Observation: Your metabolism at that age is bionic. Meal consumed wayyy too often: TWO croissan'wiches with sausage, FOUR hash browns, TWO orange juices, and one danish. *vurp*

Molly said...

Apart from babysitting from 12 on (btw, who thought I knew enough to watch infants at 12...?) I worked at The Gator's Den at Catalina swim club--the pool I grew up going to in the summers. It was the snack shop there and I became a professional at making snow cones, pizzas and nachos. :)

kelsey said...

My first job was lifeguarding. That is, getting a tan. It was awesome! :)

P.S. I read about the job offer on Twitter! Woo!

Chelsea said...

My very first job was lifeguarding at a local neighborhood pool. I was so shy I wouldn't blow my whistle and I only called adult swim once all summer long! Now that I think about it.. I wasn't a very good lifeguard. My second job was being a cashier at Ace Hardware. I learned so much from working there and about 5 other high school kids worked there with me so it was a lot of fun.

Congratulations on the job!!

lauren said...

Congrats on the job offer!!!!

xoxo Lauren
 http://happylifeinnyc.blogspot.com/

paige brunt said...

such great letters.

why is it that scrubs are so hot? and skinny ties for that matter?

Molly said...

First job was working in a Corn Dog Stand at summer carnivals, I kid you not. But, being a shy 15 yr old just trying to get some extra money together for a mission trip, my pity job only lasted 3 days since I was too shy to talk to the customers. I laugh at how odd the whole experience was now. :)

The Crowders said...

First job was a sno cone stand. It was a tiny purple box. No bathroom. I had to close the hatch and lock up and walk to McDonald's to use the restroom! Rough life. :-) My guy friends always threatened to hook the purple stand up to their truck and wheel me down the road! I miss high school...and college too! Fun times.

Abby said...

Congrats on the job! That's so exciting!
My first job was as a "technical aide" in a physical therapy office. Essentially I did anything the doctor asked, mainly helping out with the patients. It was a fantastic experience, but I learned that I could never work in the medical field. Major props to all the doctors out there...it's tough work!

danielle said...

CONGRATS TIM!!! I'll fly all the way from KY if I need an orthopedic doc!

My first job was at McDonalds...and it was awful!! I was 14 so I couldn't do a lot of stuff like make coffee or cut lemons. I mainly ran the drivethru. "Welcome to McDonalds, what can I get you? Would you like fries with that?" gets really old, really fast:-)

Don Dinnerville said...

First "real" job after deciding that mowing lawns in Texas heat was for folks with a little less sanity than me - working at the original CiCi's Pizza in Plano at Independence and Spring Creek. It only lasted about 2 weeks (they overhired, and I was the last one in), but that's OK, because my next stop was the Loews Theater in Plano where my first night on the job was opening night for Top Gun.

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