Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Prostitute or consultant?

I think that 95% of these are totally true!!

  • You work very odd hours.
  • You are paid a lot of money to keep your client happy.
  • You are paid well but your pimp gets most of the money.
  • You spend a majority of your time in a hotel room.
  • You charge by the hour but your time can be extended.
  • You are not proud of what you do.
  • Creating fantasies for your clients is rewarded.
  • It's difficult to have a family.
  • You have no job satisfaction.
  • If a client beats you up, the pimp just sends you to another client.
  • You are embarrassed to tell people what you do for a living.
  • People ask you, "What do you do?" and you can't explain it.
  • Your client pays for your hotel room plus your hourly rate.
  • Your client always wants to know how much you charge and what they get for the money.
  • Your pimp drives nice cars like Mercedes or Jaguars.
  • Your pimp encourages drinking and you become addicted to drugs to ease the pain of it all.
  • You know the pimp is charging more than you are worth but if the client is foolish enough to pay it's not your problem.
  • When you leave to go see a client, you look great, but return looking like hell (compare your appearance on Monday AM to Friday PM).
  • You are rated on your "performance" in an excruciating ordeal.
  • Even though you get paid the big bucks, it's the client who walks away smiling.
  • The client always thinks your "cut" of your billing rate is higher than it actually is, and in turn, expects miracles from you.
  • When you deduct your "take" from your billing rate, you constantly wonder if you could get a better deal with another pimp.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

435 Miles

That is right: 435 miles. That is the distance that I will run as part of my training schedule for the marathon NOT including the marathon itself. *whew*

That said, I am in week two of the training. So far it has been going pretty well. The interesting thing is that I am trying to pick up my speed. I ran the previous race with a pace of 9:07 min miles. I would LIKE to pick that up to around 8:00 min miles. We'll see how that goes - I have been able to do it for 6 miles so far, but I was pretty gassed at the end. Ironically, the issue isn't that I don't think that I can't do it, it is just that I am having a hard time getting my internal speedometer set to 8:00. I may just have to get a good treadmill after all.

Two weeks down, 16 to go!