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Good ol GD's picture
Joined: Feb 19 2008
Combat Engineer

I find bombs and blow stuff up. conduct mine counter mine operations. Patrol streets of Iraq, the city may vary, to find bombs and stuff to save lives of US and indigenous persons. Just glad to be alive.

Run run run for the roses.

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Joined: Dec 7 2007

I am a sociologist who researches the jamband subculture. I wrote my master's thesis and doctoral dissertation on the scene and am now publishing from them.

All we ever wanted was to learn and love and grow

Joined: Jun 19 2007
Long Time Here

I've been a Material Handler (fancy contractural language for a stockkeeper) at Amana Refrigeration Products (currently part of Whirlpool Corp.) since 1975. I warehouse parts for refrigerator assembly lines.

Joined: Sep 23 2008
Chief cook and bottle washer!

I'm not currently gainfully employed (should I even post?)

My first job (while I was still at school) was working on a stall in a market selling dried fruit, muesli and woks (?!!). The job was good - I ate my own weight in dried apricots during that time!

Then I went to university and graduated with a first in Classical Studies. However, I was in great danger of making a success of things at this point in my life, so I bummed around for a few years, before...

...getting a job as a support worker with adults with learning disabilities. This was the happiest working time I've ever had. The lads I supported with their day-to-day lives were so cool and we all had so much fun. I miss it bad. Anyway, the job came to an end and I got another one with a private care firm. It was hell, so...

...I packed it in and, since then, my wife and I have moved to the country and I'm in no hurry to seek paid employment: I'm currently in charge of keeping the house, cooking, cleaning, &c. It suits me and I'm satisfied. For now...

"Yes and the doctor call me crazy,
some says I am
some says I ain't"

Joined: Jun 23 2007
Just started law school last

Just started law school last month, no longer gainfully employed here...I had been in public accounting for 4 years previously as a tax accountant.

headwall07's picture
Joined: Jun 14 2007
Social Science

I'm an assistant dean for planning and resource management for the division of social sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I love my job because there are lots of puzzles to solve, smart people to talk to, weird issues to contemplate, and diverse tasks to organize. It keeps me from being a dirtbag and wandering the beaches, and gives me enough money to buy strings for my electric guitars. UC Santa Cruz is also the proud repository of the Grateful Dead print and memorabalia archives that is part of our permanent library collection, making UC Santa Cruz a major point in the world of Grateful Dead research.....and I think it's so cool.

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Joined: Jun 5 2007

the bee holder!

johnman's picture
Joined: Dec 26 2007
arr? arr!

madness is in the eye of the controller

iknowurider's picture
Joined: Oct 23 2007
Hey Mad Scientist

Sounds a bit like "Deep Thoughts" by Jack Handy A La Pinky & The Brain :) Good luck with all of your Madness!


Jodester's picture
Joined: Jun 14 2007
Mad Scientist

In my work as a mad scientist, sometimes it's nice to kick of one's shoes and relax to the music of the Grateful Dead or related bands. As you can well imagine, my work can be rather stressful. Making decisions in life and death situations constantly, plotting the destruction of... well, I'm not actually authorised to divulge that, but, I think you get the picture. Anyway, it's stressful. So, the music does help to relax me. One day I hope to understand what the heck they are trying to get at with all of those odd lyrics. Estimated Prophet, now that's one I can relate to in my job. The others, hmm... there must be a book out there somewhere that explains it all. I feel like they're trying to say something to us, but what?

"Are you kind?"


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