Why blogging pays off


I am a permanence kind of girl. I like things to be guaranteed, absolute, forever and ever.

But in the past 6 months, my life has been lacking in the whole “permanence” department. Change has been my only constant. Which is why this morning, when I took a job that begins with “temporary,” I felt like God was pointing at me and saying, “Haha, sucka!”

I spent 3 1/2 hours at the temp agency, interviewing and testing my skills on the computer. And I feel compelled to announce that I have THE HIGHEST SCORES THEY HAVE EVER SEEN. I am the victor, the champion, the valedictorian of temp work. I don’t know if this should make me laugh or cry.

I type 96 words per minute. And I attribute every swift key stroke to this blog – and you, my faithful readers.


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  1. graham r on February 20, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    hit triple digits and then i’ll be impressed! ;)

    i do think there’s something profound about your realization that everything currently is temporary… even the sort of job you’re getting.

    the temporary place is not a fun place, but i think it’s a rich place, possibly even a God-ordained place.

    i think of hosea 2, specifically 14, 15:
    “Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her.

    There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. There she will sing as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out of Egypt.”

    Im proud of you annie… it’s a joy to have you in my life.

  2. Sarah on February 20, 2008 at 4:22 PM


    I have been thinking of that verse in accordance to your life and to some other very dear friends lives.


  3. Sarah on February 20, 2008 at 4:23 PM

    And I mean to say that that verse is in accordance to Oonis’s life, not Griz’s…this is all confusing.

  4. graham r on February 20, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    sarah, sorry to playa hate. i dig that that verse has been within you too. what a provocative verse. fascinating.

    did, i ever tell you that i ALMOST wore my favorite blue puffy vest on sunday, but then was quite happy i didnt when i saw you busting out yours. 2 puffy vests amongst 10 people might have been a bit much!

    (personally, i try to keep the puffy vest wearing percentage at about 10 – 17% per present population)

    – Griz the Thunder Thief!!

  5. bec on February 20, 2008 at 5:09 PM

    sarah and graham – battle of the holiest!

    sorry guys, but jesus wins that one in the end every time.

  6. luke on February 20, 2008 at 5:53 PM

    hmm speaking of stealing thunder, i think you all are missing the point here: annie is the greatest temp agency employee ever! and she hasn’t even started working yet! all you and your scriptures, missing the point… :)

  7. Sally on February 20, 2008 at 6:31 PM

    I love to win as well. You are the best. Revel in it.

    I love that you’re a temp. Maybe you can be Annie the Temp. Well, hopefully you don’t end up at a Dunder Mifflin Scranton. :)

  8. graham r on February 20, 2008 at 6:31 PM

    becs, im surprised i must remind you that greebs won the battle of the holiest award.

    remember, the upset…
    the tears…
    the wild celebration…

  9. Greta on February 20, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    Can I end up at Dunder Mifflin Scranton??…. Helllooooo Jim Halpert….

    p.s. Becca, that’s a super cute profile pic. :)

  10. Jeremy Parsons on February 20, 2008 at 7:41 PM

    Not even mavis beacon types that fast…..

    In sticking with the above theme, I would quote scripture, but instead, I’ll quote the office, which weekly wins the battle of the holiest:

    “I’m prison Mike….I am here to scare you straight….I AM HERE TO SCARE YOU STRAIGHT!!”

  11. bec on February 20, 2008 at 11:36 PM

    graham – what am i thinking? greebs is undefeated!

    greta – thank you! be my friend! and my mom told me about your grandpa and the cell phone so i had to read it for myself…sooo cute!

  12. My name is Annie. on February 20, 2008 at 11:39 PM

    Look at all of the blogging love that is happening between my friends and family. I LOVE THE INTERNET!

  13. Cindy on February 21, 2008 at 10:02 AM

    To use G’s favorite word, it was ah-MAY-zing to meet you last week, Annie! We loved spending time with you two.

    Congrats on your scores! (I can completely relate to the tension you’re experiencing.) I told you … as a former “temper” myself, they are going to treat you like a rock star. Take advantage of it! (Trust me, these folks at the agency KNOW you don’t truly belong in the temp world. They will be thrilled to help propel you into the best job openings they’ve got. After all, you are going to make them look GOOD.)

  14. ashleechoi on February 22, 2008 at 4:45 PM

    96 wpm?! Annie, you never cease to amaze me!

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