Friday, October 30, 2009

Bellatrix Lestrange(ish)

So as I'm talking about needing hairspray to do Ari's hair for her costume this afternoon I get told that today is actually crazy hair day. If you recall, we hcve kind of gone all out for crazy hair day in the past so for it to be sprung on me last minute was a little unnerving, not to mention who plans crazy hair day on Halloween...well I guess it's not technically Halloween, but every year our downtown does a huge trick-or-treating event and they are doing it today, not tomorrow, and our ward trunk-or-treat is tonight so it might as well be Halloween as far as I'm concerned. Don't most people finish off their costumes with hairstyles that compliment the costume? Well I do, so lucily for Ari the halloween hair we had planned is a little crazy, but looks somewhat like Bellatrix Lestrange. Here are just a couple pictures I got before she left for school (it doesn't look quite as big and ratted out like it does in real life).

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Best-Kept Secret

Whenever I get asked what I do and I tell people my job title I always get a look of bewilderment in return. No one has ever heard of my job and even when I try and explain what I do I get blank stares aimed in my direction. I’ve started to pretty much just preface it with “I’m a professional snoop” because that’s how DH describes it. He didn’t actually believe that it was a real profession and swore that it must be some made up job. Well, I suppose “professional snoop” does get to the nitty gritty of what I do and it somewhat sums up my job to help others to hopefully understand it. I mean, I had never heard of a Prospect Researcher (actually here we are called Prospect Analysts) before I just happened onto the position almost 5 years ago, how can I expect others to know what I do?

Imagine my surprise when I came across this article on the Best-Kept Secret Careers and lo and behold mine is #9 on that list. Well what do you know, it is a real job after all, and according to a pretty darn good one at that!

I think their description sounds a little better than “professional snoop” but unless I carry around a copy of this it still might be the easiest description...

And, for the record, if you went to a university chances are they have at least one of me too, searching for those of you who have any indications of wealth, but on my salary I’ll never be the one searched for, just the one doing the searching…ha ha ha! (As a side note, we don’t waste our time on anyone who can’t give us at least $25,000, but usually not even until it looks like they can give at least in the $100,000 range)