January 14th, 2004



There was an advert in this week's JobFinder which suggested that one could, if one was over 18 and had a "good figure", earn £50/hr as a "nudie cutie". The advert didn't give any further details, it just said to email coolstudios@lycos.co.uk.

With that 'studios' in the name, and the thing about needing a good figure, it sounded like they might be looking for "glamour" models. So I thought I'd email and ask, just for a laugh. Cue a few cagey emails exchanged with "Andrew Magnus", who clumsily evaded my questions about what kind of work was involved, before he eventually said "I think we should at least have a drink some time, where are you?"

So I replied "I think there may have been a misunderstanding here. I replied to your job advert because I thought you were offering work -- if that is still the case, please could you let me know exactly what kind of work you are offering, and on what terms?" And his reply was "This is a full-time pensionable position, okay it isn't but there's still
money in it. Sorry if I've wasted your time"

Are you allowed to advertise that sort of "work" in JobFinder? Mind you, I suppose they advertise for "escorts" all the time in the CEN, though, and we know what that means. Am I just naive for seeing an advert like that and thinking "modelling" rather than "prostitution"? Or is it a rather sneaky way of trying to lure gullible young women?

(Incidentally, I don't have any moral problems with having sex for money; it's only because of health/safety issues that I wouldn't do it. If I knew somebody was clean and not likely to turn into Jack the Ripper, I'd probably do it.)

Does anybody know of anybody reputable and sane who is willing to pay money just to take photos of n3kk1d ch1x? Or are the two mutually exclusive?

and dream of sheep

Argh. I don't know enough web stuff to do this interview tomorrow. :-( Am seriously considering just ringing them tomorrow morning & telling them I've changed my mind. I think I would almost rather carry on doing this temp job for another 2 years than have to go through another horrible interview where I end up just floundering hopelessly. I'm terrified that they're going to ask me technical questions and I just won't be able to answer them, and there's no way I'll be able to convince them that I could easily learn the stuff I need to know, I'll just end up gaping like a codfish when they ask the complicated stuff.

I wanted to swot up some more now, after orchestra, but I'm too tired. I had four hours' sleep last night, just like the night before, and the night before that. I nearly fell asleep at work today, while my supervisor was talking to me. I just felt myself blacking out and my eyes closing, and all I wanted was to just lie down and sleep.

The temp job got slightly more interesting today though. Now I get to make decisions on what gets kept and what gets thrown out, which is kind of like detective work, wandering through files and working out what might be relevant to what, and what is superseded by what, and chasing up lots of paper trails only to find that they're dead ends. It's hardly thrill-of-the-century, but at least I get to use some of my exciting transferable graduate skills, like "being able to read". And I don't have to walk up and down stairs with armfuls of files nearly as often, although really it was probably quite good exercise, a combination of weights and step aerobics.

Somebody more reputable wants to give me work as a photographer's model. If I do that, that'll be my fourth job, though only my third paid job. I wonder if I could get paid to sleep in a glass box, like whatshername. I could just sleep all the time then. I need to hook up with some up-and-coming artist. But knowing my luck he'd want to cut me in half and pickle me in formaldehyde.

I want to go to bed and sleep for a year.

There's more to life than books, you know

Questions about books, nicked from hoiho's LJ.

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Wanted to include a lot of musing about how I've forgotten how to read intelligently, or to write intelligently about reading, but I'm just too tired, and I need to go to bed now, and besides I'm not sure I could write intelligently about not being able to write intelligently, otherwise I suspect there wouldn't be a problem...
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