Maybe Money

I've been doing some "marketing" lately. And by "marketing" I mean "job hunting." You call it "marketing" when you are self-employed in order to take the sting out of the fact that you have to do it all the freakin' time. I applied for a bunch of little jobs yesterday. They don't pay well but they shouldn't be too hard to do, either. I could use a little "pin money." I have no idea why you call it "pin money." I don't actually need any pins. My mother calls the money I make from freelance writing "maybe money." As in, "Maybe you'll get the money, maybe you won't."


It's not funny.


Katie said...

So that's where you have been. I thought you had fallen off the face of the planet.
Hhhmmm pin money. Lee says that he is going to get me a job for this summer. As a landscaper. Can you see that.... ow I have a twig cut... kachew this grass is killing my nose... etc. etc.

Robert said...

When I left teaching, it was to take a job as an editor for The Motley Fool, which at the time was a startup company at the front end of the online boom. I was going to get to work from home--in my pajamas, for 2 guys in their twenties, and I was going to be paid electronically. It turned out fine, but it was a leap of faith because it looked like a 60 Minutes segment waiting to happen.

Anonymous said...

I knew you would use the "maybe money" expression - I just knew it.
It is sort of funny, a little funny?