I am a nanny for Olivia who is three years old. She loves the Greatful Dead, in December we were at a mall buying arts and craft stull to make presents for her parents. She started jumping up and down all excited. She saw Santa Clause and thought he was Jerry. I explained that Jerry was a angel now up in heaven and that was santa claus. She has grown up listening to the music of the Dead,Pink Floyd, Beatles, Led Zepplin, etc. She is pretty cool for three and I feel children are the hope of this country.
How's the hardest workin fans in rock and roll doin?
Make my living as a purchasing agent in the steel industry. Also spend nights and weekends as a Locksmith. If you were at a festival and a happy locksmith helped you out is was most likely me ;) Been a huge deadfan since I was about 12 (25 years ago). Everyday they seem to brighten any dark skys that come my way, even after all this time! Life is good!
I would assume that the majority of us- i.e. at least 51% of us- are liberals/democrats/progressives here...so we appreciate what taxes do for our society. I want my roads safe and my bridges not collapsing and my schools strong...heck, I even want my health care single payer so I'll pay what needs to get paid to get that done.
Don't apologize. Taxes are necessary in a functioning, caring society.
That being said, I love my rebate check! Welcome!
..Don't be a 'player hater'. I am enjoying helping american's pay that ohh so elusive tax debit. Honestly, I am in Collections for the IRS but "..let the story teller speak.." that you are far better calling the IRS yoursrlf and seeking assitance than paying a agency $1000- $10,000 plus to do something you yourself can do for free.
Everyday, people say or write, "... if I had know it was this easy I would have not have paid such such....". You ask who is such and such, well, "....no man among you have no sin upon his hands... before playing in the band...". The most intresting part of my job is working with poeple one on one working out a reasonable payment plan that they can afford and feel comfortable with.
I do mail and data entry for Prudential Retirement,,, I have never worked a job I hated, but it pays my medical insurance,,, funny thing is I didn't used to feel unhealthy till I worked at this place... I plan to get out real soon, I would rather be poor than feel the way I do now,,,,I am thinking of taking a year off and hitting the road and see what happens,,, I need some inspiration
(~);} Have a GRATEFUL day (~);}
I make soap, candles, Knit, garden, cook, demolition, paint, tile, woodwork, restoration, daycare, elder care, behavioral health, banking, foreign exchange, Student and Now I work with at risk youth while I am in school for psychology. I would love to add, That I have raised a beautiful, confident son and maintained a long and loving marriage to a NON-Head. I love the things I have done in my life because in the 80's and 90's I really fed my head ;) I had a struggle with addiction to powders and I am happy to say that I am powder free today. I talk about my growing experience at work and sometimes I worry that the kids don't heed my warnings, I try to tell them that not everyone is lucky to come out unscathed. But I have to be truthful when I say that as I get older I really want something to clean the cobwebs from my brain.
I have been teaching kindergarten and early elementary since 1993- the same year I saw my last Dead show. No real conncetion other then the fact that I moved to Texas and had a real job for the first time. I also run the poetry slam PuroSlam, in San Antonio. If ever in soutth texas, stop by the slam and let's talk Dead.
Currently working for a charity, very rewarding work when you see the difference it can make to people.
Has announced that we'll be getting back the pay cut we got hit with 2 yrs ago. Good news! Maybe we've survived this "business downturn" (sound of knocking on wood) after all...or at least some of us have. We're a much, much smaller work group than we used to be.
Of course, the pay cut came with 13 furlough days off from work/yr. Honestly, I enjoyed the time off more than the money, but at this point, it'll be very nice to see the cash again.