Tuesday, January 10, 2006

105 dog minutes of fame

As a person who has a job and works with other people, I enjoy many varied perks. The people with whom I work know other people, and sometimes those other people are famous. I've got autographed photos on my office wall of Marc Summers (both Double Dare and Unwrapped versions), Gary Sinise, and Sarah Barrable-Tishauer. I've seen Wicked from the house seats twice. I interviewed Stephin Merritt when 69 Love Songs came out about what it's like to manage your own music career (that was a sham interview; I needed a way to get into the sold-out concert). Yes, working at The Planning Shop has proven to be a perk-heavy experience.

My taste for perks and fringe benefits ("Are you sure they're not French benefits?") began before I'd ever even heard of "Planning" or "Shops" or "books." Back in college when I worked for the holistic vet/acupuncturist, we offered a seminar on this touchy-feely animal mind-control massage technique--something that the Eugene, Oregon local news channel found worthy of their camera crew. Every relative, every dinner guest, every repair person who has come to our home in the last 6 years has seen this video. Now that's a perk.


anchovy said...

105...hmmm, so that's like some multiple of 7...15....so 105 seconds of doggy fame would be 15 seconds of fame for people...but isn't it supposed to be "30 seconds of fame?"

...and then I realized 105 was merely the length of the video clip. As Sigmund Freud said, "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar."

Thank you for the birthday well-wishes.

Deborah said...

Actually, it's 15 minutes of fame. And I've changed the title of the post accordingly.

The video clip being 105 is just a spoooooooooooky coincidence. Or part of some larger conspiracy theory, perhaps.