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March 24th, 2006
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Five Things Meme
Yes, I'm posting two days in a row - how odd!
Gacked from st_crispins:

5 jobs you have had in your life:
Librarian, Corporate Trainer, Data Security Officer, Souvenir Shop Manager, Bra Company Spy

5 movies you would watch over and over:
Casablanca, X-Men: the movie, Singing in the Rain, Mulan, North by Northwest

5 places you have lived:
Northwood, ND; West Hartford, CT; Montréal, PQ; Albany, NY; Brooklyn, NY

5 TV shows you love to watch:
I don't actually watch TV currently (except occasionally I see the news, I try to watch The L Word but I'm at least 5 weeks behind, and I catch Jon Stewart about once month), so I'll do five shows I loved:
The Dick Van Dyke Show, Fawlty Towers, Danger: UXB, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Star Trek (TOS)

5 places you have been on vacation:
Israel (all over); India (Delhi, Mumbai, Rajasthan, Agra, and a tour of the cave temples of Maharashtra); Crystal Beach, ON; Cancun and DisneyWorld

5 websites you visit daily:
Yahoo, Live Journal, Centers for Disease Control, New York Times, Google

5 of your favorite foods:
lobster, asparagus, mushrooms, Saga Blue cheese (even though the name makes me think of Soylent Green - actually I usually say that when it's served and then nobody eats it but me!), raspberries

5 places you would rather be right now:
home in bed, Muir Woods, Rosh Hanikra, Agra, The Savoy Hotel (other than the "home in bed," I seem to be suffering from wanderlust)

5 friends you are tagging that you think hope will respond:
I would tag mamajoan but she's busy giving birth, so I'll try kestrelsparhawk, kelly_girl, lemurgrrrl, chimosa, and roxymissrose

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From:chimosa
Date:March 24th, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC)
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now when you say respond... what does that entail, exactly?
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From:mofic
Date:March 24th, 2006 04:30 pm (UTC)
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Posting the same meme to your own journal. Well, not the exact same post - filling in with your own five things in each category. Which is what makes it a meme. Memetically speaking. Just memify it!

And since memes spread uncontrollably, like yersinia pestis, that will be the icon.
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From:chimosa
Date:March 24th, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
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Posting the same meme to your own journal

mmm, that's what I was afraid of. Well, mine won't be nearly as interesting as yours but what ev.

Haha, so *that's* what the icon is. And here I thought it was balloons and confetti.
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From:mofic
Date:March 24th, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I suppose I can tell the tale if I don't say the company name. It was a while ago.

It was a sideline, not a main job, and didn't pay well. Well, actually it didn't pay at all and sometimes I didn't even get reimbursed for bra spy- related expenses, but I was sleeping with the bra company comptroller at the time and totally besotted and the money I lost on bra spying is the least of what I lost under that besotment, so I don't mind. It was kind of fun.

It's a Canadian nursing bra company with a largely USAmerican clientele. They sell at lower prices to Canadian suppliers, but with a contract that says that the Canadian suppliers can't resell across the border and can't sell on ebay, etc. Some of their suppliers violated those contracts, but they needed proof. That's where I came in. I was Agent 38DD for a year or so. I'd get an email from the owner of the company with my mission, which was to inquire about buying bras, posing as a nursing mother, sometimes with specific size or needs (e.g. "I want something that I can wear now, but also as my breasts change size over time"). I was to engage the potential contract violator, find out more about her business and who she was selling to, how she was selling, etc. Sometimes I was instructed to buy bras, sometimes not. Then turn over the email evidence and the bras (which I was supposed to be reimbursed for buying) to the company.

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From:mofic
Date:March 24th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
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It did have that sockpuppet-but-for-a-good-cause feel to it.
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From:mofic
Date:March 25th, 2006 02:34 am (UTC)
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So everybody seems to think Bra Company Spy is somehow more interesting or amusing than librarian? Who'd've thunk it?
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From:blue_braces
Date:March 24th, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC)
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Wow, that is an amazing story! I agree with the others, that should become a comic or a fic somehow!
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From:mofic
Date:March 25th, 2006 02:34 am (UTC)
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Oh, I suppose I'll work it into fiction eventually. It seems most of my life shows up in the stories in one way or another.
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From:eveningblue
Date:March 24th, 2006 10:54 pm (UTC)
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That is hilarious.

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From:mofic
Date:March 25th, 2006 02:36 am (UTC)
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I guess it is a pretty good story. So next time I think of Madam Comptroller instead of thinking that I got nothing but heartache out of that relationship, I'll remember I got the Bra Spy Experience to look back on.
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