Two good peas in a pod October 11, 2011 7:09 PM   Subscribe

I'd like to thank peagood for writing two sidebar-worthy treatises on completely different topics in the space of eight days.

September 28: "I am formerly a jeweler. I sold a lot of pearls. Miles of pearls.... Here is how anyone can choose a nice strand of pearls."

October 5: "I did work as a technical reviewer on a baby, toddler and preschooler book for sleep issues back in 2006, where I learned things that did indeed help my kid."

I read these one after the other in reverse order, and when I got to the end of the comment on pearls and saw the name peagood my mind was blown.

So thanks.
posted by alms to MetaFilter-Related at 7:09 PM (43 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Embarassingly, I did not notice until just now that those were by the same peraon. Thanks peagood!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:26 PM on October 11, 2011


I once had a sidebar.

with cortex, at Zeitgeist where we shared a brief sideways hug.
posted by babby╩╝); Drop table users; -- at 7:29 PM on October 11, 2011


Yay, peagood! You are very good, indeed!
posted by mothershock at 7:33 PM on October 11, 2011


Get a sidebar, get a sidecar
posted by The Whelk at 8:36 PM on October 11, 2011


The Old Wise Ones say that if you get three sidebars within a full moon you get to choose the background color of your profile page. The Blue Mother provides! The Blue Mother provides!
posted by Foci for Analysis at 11:50 PM on October 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Blue Mother provides, indeed. See also peagood on finding true mommy friends:

"...we ask one question when we talk about interactions with other moms: "Can you say cocksucker in front of her?"..."

I hereby dub this the PCS test.
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:35 AM on October 12, 2011 [3 favorites]


I got sidebarred once because I couldn't figure out the answer to a question on Cat merchandise; someone came in and solved it right quick. I think Jessamyn may have done it just to save my sanity.
posted by Think_Long at 7:29 AM on October 12, 2011


I just get barred.
posted by jeffamaphone at 8:24 AM on October 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


I got sidebarred once because cortex asked me a question and I answered it, so I think he was just really lonely.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:55 AM on October 12, 2011


I'm sure that's the case.

Also - isn't cortex offline today? We should probably be making fun of him. What a doofus.
posted by Think_Long at 9:03 AM on October 12, 2011


Rouge-likes? More like DUMB-likes.
posted by The Whelk at 9:05 AM on October 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Music blog? More like music DUMB.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:17 AM on October 12, 2011


Moderator? More like blah-derator.
posted by Think_Long at 9:19 AM on October 12, 2011


Portland? More like BORTland.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:26 AM on October 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Markov-Chains? more like STUPID chains.
posted by The Whelk at 9:27 AM on October 12, 2011


Datawankery? More like WANKery.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:38 AM on October 12, 2011


Wankery? More like STANKery.
posted by Think_Long at 9:41 AM on October 12, 2011


STANKery? More like CRANKery.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:41 AM on October 12, 2011


Crankery? More like crankUGLY.
posted by Think_Long at 9:45 AM on October 12, 2011


CrankUGLY? more like CrankHILTER
posted by The Whelk at 9:46 AM on October 12, 2011


crank hilter skilter.
posted by Think_Long at 9:48 AM on October 12, 2011


I fear we have lost the plot
posted by The Whelk at 9:51 AM on October 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


The plot? More like "HEY EVERYONE LET'S TALK ABOUT MINECRAFT FOREVER!"
posted by psoas at 9:53 AM on October 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


Minecraft? More like DUMBcraft.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:57 AM on October 12, 2011


CRASHCRAFT
posted by The Whelk at 10:01 AM on October 12, 2011


Crankshaft!
posted by Think_Long at 10:03 AM on October 12, 2011


SHAFT!
posted by The Whelk at 10:06 AM on October 12, 2011


I was cutting onions for a minute there, but then I scrolled down.

I actually just realized this myself, and was coming over to the gray to post for the first time, wanting to know how I can thank you all.

Thank you in giant black letters with shadows coming out.

Thank you, for giving me an outlet for my experience.

For the record, I'm currently working in a school in a position I can't quite name, as well working to provide stock photos for recipes for a website that will be relaunching soon.

Going back in time, in case it should come up in the future, my CV:

(soon to be writing for an online parenting magazine about the work I do in school and more technical reviewing)
Resourcing and Researching for a parenting magazine
Working in a School
Technical Reviewer
Professional Handwriter for an Ad Campaign
Props Rentals for Movies
Props Building for Movies/TV
Vintage Shopkeeper
Jeweller/Antique Dealer
Head of Jewellery, Couture, Timepieces and Objet de Vertu department at Auction House
(Teacher for Adult Ed Courses in related subjects at ROM)
Jeweller (at High-End jewellery store, teaching POS systems and specializing in Estate Jewellery)
Jewellery/Antique Salesperson at high-end antique shop
Office Administrative Assistant
Nanny/Caregiver
Manager of Consignment Clothing Store
Antique Dealer specializing in Vintage Clothing
Drycleaner Hotel Accounts Rep.
Various positions at drycleaners
Maid in a seedy motel
Clown at Birthday Parties
Waitress at another Ice Cream/Soda Shop
Retail Department store help
Oscar the Grouch at Department Store Kid Events
Waitress at an Ice Cream/Soda Shop
the Easter Bunny at a Candy Store


But it seems there aren't that many questions about what it's like to be the Easter Bunny.

Thanks again, all.
posted by peagood at 11:01 AM on October 12, 2011 [6 favorites]


Well now we know where all the jobs went in this country...peagood took 'em all.
posted by briank at 11:07 AM on October 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


PS - Hi mothershock! I loved meeting you at the Motherlode all those years ago (2006?!), and still find you fantastic.
posted by peagood at 11:08 AM on October 12, 2011


SHE'S THE EASTER BUNNY
posted by The Whelk at 11:09 AM on October 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


HEY GUYS, I WAS JUST AT AN INTERNET RESEARCH CONFERENCE WHERE I WAS TALKING ABOUT HOW MUCH I LIKE THE METAFILTER COMMUNITY AND oh



oh
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:25 PM on October 12, 2011 [3 favorites]


*drops glass*
posted by The Whelk at 12:29 PM on October 12, 2011


*pops monocle*
posted by shakespeherian at 1:25 PM on October 12, 2011


plays mournful trombone.
posted by Think_Long at 1:48 PM on October 12, 2011


*record scratch*

*Smashmouth*
posted by shakespeherian at 2:04 PM on October 12, 2011


*two asterix*
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:10 PM on October 12, 2011


*Between Two Asterix, With Zach Galifianakis*
posted by shakespeherian at 2:11 PM on October 12, 2011


Zach Galifanasterix - a whimsical french comic starring a schlubby warrior manchild.
posted by Think_Long at 2:16 PM on October 12, 2011


Likewise, peagood! (And oh my god, was it that long ago? I think it was!)
posted by mothershock at 7:24 PM on October 12, 2011


Whatever you do, do not go to the bathroom, turn off all the lights, look in the mirror and chant Zach Gaifanasterix three times.
posted by Dr. Zira at 7:45 PM on October 14, 2011


I really like peagood.
posted by triggerfinger at 6:22 PM on October 15, 2011


Thanks again, all (or most) of you. Possibly due to this, I had a dream about AskMeFi on Saturday night. In it I asked about caring for a suede purse, specifying the type of answer I did not need (that carrying a suede purse in winter is silly, because it's always going to get wet, so don't). When the first response gave exactly that answer, I replied only "No." Then a mod stepped in saying that the question would "be left to moulder" and I thought it was very kind of them to use the Canadian spelling just for me.

For the record, IRL I got the applesauce off my purse yesterday by letting it dry and then brushing it off with a clean, dry scrub brush. And then I remembered the dream, and that I forgot to add to my CV here that I also wrote for a frivolous shopping website for a bit, and so popped back in to see what was going on. *shakes head* Then I got to wondering who Zach Galifianakis is, and then, if this is where I got the idea to do a sexy Crankshaft Halloween costume, and then I got distracted and am now scooting safely back over to the green where I think I understand things better.
posted by peagood at 6:51 AM on October 17, 2011


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