Hand Model

April 26, 2008

I have lovely hands. For as long as I can remember, people would comment on my hands, wrists, ability to grow my strong well shaped nails. I had a boyfriend who once referenced me as “ET Fingers”. 

ET Fingers!

I have always taken tremendous pride in this naturally beautiful part of me. (Ya see… I have always had bigger legs and a fairly average everything else, so this was my thing.)

When I was in college, I finally contacted  “this guy” to see if there was really such a thing as a hand model and find out what it take to become one.  I went to an office and some pictures were taken.  Shortly after that moment, my hand model dreams we shattered forever.

“You are just the wrong color.” he told me. ” Not dark enough to be ethnic and not light enough to be white. You are coming out kind of gray.” I was spinning. And then… another blow! He tells me to hold up both hands and spread my fingers spread apart. “Notice anything?” he asks. I tell him that I didn’t see a thing. He then says in an annoyed tone, “Look at the middle finger of your left hand! Look at it!! (Obviously, he was disgusted by what he saw.) “The finger is turned and it looks like the knuckle and the nail is turned in the direction of your ring finger. That just isn’t acceptable.”

My hand career over..before it ever began.

I can here you saying, “It’s never too late.” Well my friends… Yes. Yes it is too late for these hands. I am selling an old ring of mine on eBay and took some pictures of the ring on my hand- assuming- it would look fabulous. OMG!!! When did my hands get so old.

I regret not getting a second opinion when I was in college.  



I Want Bunny Watson’s Job in “Desk Set”

April 25, 2008

Hepburn fixes the computer with her hairpin. Move over Macgiver

Desk Set (1957) is a great comedy starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. In the film, Hepburn plays the role of Bunny Watson– the lead researcher for a large media company. Bunny and her small team would take calls from the various company departments (PR, Product Development, Design, etc) with a variety of requests/questions from, “Name Santa’s Reindeer” to “What is the total tonnage of the planet Earth?”

In the mix- Spencer comes on the scene as efficiency expert and brings in…  (insert big music here)… A COMPUTER distributing pink slips and bad information to the media company’s staff. (Wow- 1957… not much has changed in 50 years!)


Bunny and her team served as researchers and librarians with fabulous style and charm. They were smart women with resources and confidence.  Everything they research not only support the company- but increases their own knowledge as well (ok, some is trivial, but that is really the best stuff.)Just Fabulous!!

This is a great job! Although I fear that in today’s strange word, a person would need a PhD in Library Sciences just to get the interview. Ugggh.

Why is this a dream job for me?

Although I have never had a research job, I love digging for clues and piecing together the answer. I love the research process and tapping into resources and people to find the answers.

I love packaging the results and applying them to improve X, Y and Z.

Oh, and have some excessive trivia and nonsence in my brain.