so, on friday, one of my former neighbours who lived down the street from me when i lived in manasquan (technically, Wall) died... so, i am heading over to the wake at around 7pm... it's really sad.
ironically enough, the icky headhunter (the one who i told last week not to send my info to places unless they told me where first) well, she sent my stuff unbeknownst to me to "an opportunity"
um. could you be more specific? it's like pulling frigging teeth.
i get a one line email back:
"new Jersey state funeral association Corp office in Wall"
eh. yeah. um... i'm already on anti-depressants. eh... don't know if i would be keen working at a place like that.
not a huge fan of funerals...
although, funnily enough (probably because of my old neighbour) i was planning my obituary and my wake last night:
Erin Patrice "Gigglechick" Bennett
June 21, 1970 - Xxxxxxx XX, 20XX
Erin Patrice "Gigglechick" Bennett, XX, of Manasquan, died Tuesday at home. Born and raised in the Manasquan Shores section of Wall Township, Ms. Bennett resided there for 23 years before moving to Brick Township and Jersey City... and then back to Manasquan... because she hated Brick and Jersey City. She graduated from Wall High School and The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she recieved her Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design degree. She designed handbags for Nine West Accessories, stereos for Royal Sound Corp., websites for Fox.com, AmericanExpress.com and LenoxCollections.com - to name a few accomplishments. As well as web and product design, she was a published illustrator in national magazines. Besides her professional web design work, she also ran her own website, known worldwide as "gigglechick.com". This was spawned from her failed career as a stand-up comedianne in New York City. Ms. Bennett was a communicant of St. Denis Roman Catholic Church in Manasquan and a member of the Women of Irish Heritage of the Jersey Shore, as well as the Daughters of the American Revolution Jersey Shore Chapter.
She was predeceased by her loving Dalamatian, Skittering Archery Bullseye, her Yorkshire Terrier, Yankee Doodle Sweetheart, Golden Retreiver, Springstone's Split Buckshot, 52 gerbils, 2 ferrets; Norman and Norma, her mouse named Surfer, 7 horses; Lulu, Thunder, Apricot Brandy, Go Poco Pete, Spiffy Tiffy, Questionairre and Keepsake, a carnival goldfish called Wayne and her groundhog, Chuck. Surviving are her mother, Maureen, father Robert W. Bennett, as well as another Yorkshire Terrier, Blueberi Buckle and a trail of Irishmen that she was smitten with.
Visiting will be Friday night at the Neary-Quinn Funeral Home in Manasquan from 7pm - ??. There will be a $5 cover that includes free Guinness and pierogies. Entertainment will be provided by Joe Finn and the Pipes and Drums of the Jersey Shore Shillelagh's. All who attend are asked to tell a joke - not necessarily about Erin - and to bring 3 to 5 people. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Belmar Saint Patrick's Day Parade Committee, PO Box 331, Belmar, NJ 07719
seriously, i want to go out with people laughing (not in a thank god she's gone way, but in a hey, let's remember her in a kick ass funny way)
note: hopefully the obit will change at some point and i can slap some kids and a husband into the surviving bit... and add a name onto the bennett part.
that said. yep. i am loopy :)
anyone else willing to post their obit on their site?
(post your obit, then link back to this entry.)