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Anomalator's picture
Joined: Jun 7 2007
The best job of my life!

I'm a stay at home dad with a 10 month old son named Jerome (guess who he's named after!). Best thing thats ever happened to me. Well, besides my wife! He's an absolutely great kid, and I love spending time with him. Naturally he gets exposed to lots of the Grateful Dead's music, which is great fun for me because he really seems to like it, and I get to listen to lots of great music!

My wife was smart enough to get a good education when she was younger, so she earns more and it makes more sense for her to work while I stay home with our son. I, on the other hand, have been trying to get an art career going for a few years now. Maybe one of these days I'll actually be successful at it.

cosmicbadger's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
saving the planet (or having a good time failing..)

I work as a wildlife conservationist, mostly helping local efforts in developing countries to stop the tide of senseless destruction. Lucky me as I get to go all over the place, but am worrying whether any good I might do outweighs my outrageous air travel. Tapes, CDs and now MP3s travel with me. Great fun trying to pick Dead tunes suitable for so many weird, wonderful journeys, places and situations. When i am not away I am supposed to be writing a book, but seem to spend more and more time on this website............................

Bssgrl's picture
Joined: Jun 23 2007
I work in the Admitting

I work in the Admitting Department in the ER in one of the New Haven Ct hospitals. I can be a very hectic and fast paced job, but it is also very rewarding and humbling . On my off time I am an artist

Joined: Jun 13 2007

All those songs about trains...

I work for the largest railroad around,
supervising traffic through the rail yard.

It's interesting that when I rode the train,
we'd sometimes just get in a van or bus
and ride from point A to point B.

We call it Dead-Heading...
everyone gets a kick out of me because
I just jam on The Dead the whole way!

... not a bad way to make a day's pay!


coonass's picture
Joined: Jul 24 2007
day job

i work for a blood bank here in alabama. it's a very meaningful job.i guess i had necer really thought about giving blood really saving lives, but it really is true. i see it everyday.i recently lost my mother on 01/01/07 (brain cancer), so it feels really good to be able to give back so someone can have more time with their loved one.

SunEyedChild's picture
Joined: Jul 14 2007
my day job is...

i work as a receptionist in a dental office and i am a massage therapist. (i also sew, crochet, make jewelry, and do stained glass though these things have not been good sources of income since i never have the time to finish anything!)

Jim Vaughn's picture
Joined: Jun 19 2007
I forgot to graduate...

I am in college, again, again. Working on a Ph.D. I teach various courses like Social Psychology & Research Methods at two universities in Michigan.

VooDoo_Child's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007

i work in accounting.....its a stressful job...but i can bring my dog to work and thats priceless....esp cuase my dog is 13..

sixstringsmoreorLesh's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
career vs job(s)

tj crowley

have been in the addiction(s) frield now 19yrs...lived in nyc (astoria queens) deciding to return to college (dropped out '71 'lehman college' c u n y bronx) to find something to help in getting out of nyc with a trade. hunter college (communication's) lead to john jay university (family dynamics, addiction's). trained at graice square hosp (nyc) and interned at regent hosp (nyc). bought land on a mountian (poconos, n.e.Pa.) and secured position in addiction frield working initiall in county jails putting together intervention/prevention programs. 3rd child arrived ("how'd that happen?") and offered position in n.w.NJ working in a long term (10 - 14 months) in-patient treatment (alina lodge) and have been here now 8 years.

for relaxation/fun (besides hanging w/ my now 9yo son) i do a radio broadcast from east stroudsburg university (where i entered to complete BS/BA -psychology/sociology/theology - that i dropped out from in '71) which highlights the sounds and vibes of the 60's/70's with a splash of the 50's and todays sounds. the show airs fried-days 6pm - midnite (e.s.t.) locally 90.3fm (w e s s ) and on the web have beenb doing the grateful dead hour for 10+ years and the show has been voted best broadcast for 11+years. move over 'for-profit radio' .. college (the real fm) radio is bringing the sounds to the people.

depps's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
I am an artist

I do site specific installations directly inspired by the space and yup you guessed it The Grateful Dead. I was actually lucky enough to get Dennis Mcnally to visit one of my shows in NYC. It was a thrill.

You can see my work on my website

or for weekly updates go to my blog


Be Grateful always-


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