Expression of Interest
In today’s New York Times, there was a short article on applicants for positions in the Obama administration. Over 200,000 applicants have gone to change.gov and applied for positions. It’s easy. All you have to do is state an Expression of Interest, and wammo, you have a shot at government bureaucracy
I, Sunshine Jen, have decided to throw my virtual hat in the ring and express my own Expression of Interest. Surely there must be work in the new administration for someone who fictionalizes reality. I could be a government agency of one focusing on all those obnoxiously absurd little details that the news networks get high on.
With my experience in musical theatre writing, I could even write the musical version of the Obama administration as it’s happening. I see a chorus of secret service agents in a kick line and an aria for the press secretary. And then, there’s the whole new puppy thing.
When the musical gets annoying, I could switch my focus to film criticism. I could ask the deep cinematic cultural questions. Star Wars: Are we really just a country of Ewoks worshipping a golden protocol droid? Meryl Streep: Is she really just a golden protocol droid?
By the way, I highly recommend Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky. Sally Hawkins’ performance stayed with me for a week after, and thinking about her still makes me smile. I also liked Zack and Miri Make a Porno.
But getting back to my Expression of Interest, I have national and international travel experience. I have traveled on planes, boats, trains, cars, and good old fashioned foot. I have a fictional writing staff, so you won’t have to pay them because they are not real. I even have my own digital camera.
As for payment, I would ask for very little if the administration provides shelter, three nutritious low-fat meals a day, a cell-phone, free healthcare, a gym with nice people, gas, and maintenance for my American-made car. I also need to stay on the West Coast. I don’t think I can live in Washington DC. Too many monuments.