July 2, 2009

when opportunity rocks

you guys!

it's time for a major life decision and there is no one I trust more than my eBFFs. Gotta make sure we're where we belong at.

Our {well, JJWT's, but whatever} law/biz/med/dental internship ROCKS and will bring like 40 new professional opportunities due to sinergistic networking. We feel so good about it.

THEEEENNNNNN...

oh my curveball.

His old summer sells job selling pest control slash security systems {where he worked to save up for my ring setting} just called and wants him to be a MANAGER!!! Here in DC! What should we do!??!?! I mean, on one hand, law/biz/med/dental school rocks, but in the shore term of the other hand, summer sells is seriously lucritive and he could make sixty thousand plus this summer! But, on another hand, I'm over the sells wife thing, BUT flip the coin over and Alivyiah and Tridger need $ to go to college and UVU slash Bon Losee tuition is going up like every day. However, contrastly, the economy is a bummer, and with law/biz/med/dental school he has the rest of his life to sue/consult/surgify/numb gums/abuse prescription drugs, so maybe this IS our right thing now. And it's not like the internship gives out plasma TVs or xbox's.

Sells is hard, but no one said it would be easy, they only said it would be worth it. Is that scripture talking about summer sells? I can't remember.

I think this is a test.

63 comments:

debbie said...

I believe a five-minute fast is in order. You want to make the right decision for him.

Kamity said...

"/abuse prescription drugs"

I can't read your blog too fast or I'll miss gems like this.

TAMN, I love you. You never fail to make me laugh!

Callie said...

DOn't go back to sales TAMN! How will it look if you come back to brag about your summer in the filled and you weren't even there frownsmiling the whole time!

Becky said...

Wow! How bless-ed you are to have TWO incredible opportunities! I totally think JJWT could do both! Sure it would be hard for him but you could have the moola and the experience. Then you could totally empathize with the single mothers because you could tell them about this summer. PLUS maybe he could use his earnings to upgrade your ring!(exspecially because your daddy bought the first one) My friend started out with only a 2 carat diamond and she has upgraded to a 5 carat. Summer sales could totally help with your upward mobility.

Sarah said...

oh my heck!! what are you going to do???

tamners, i frills think that you should stick with the icky grown up internship. but babe, you and anglemuffins are grownups now (loosely speaking)and you gotsta go after the grownup jobs. sells is seriously for undergrads saving up for ring settings... while internships are for law/biz/med/dental students who are saving up for some serious mcmansions and college tuitions for the stinker buttons. (which by the way idk WHY you are so worried about alyvia going to college, you know she's gonna get married at 19 and not need collige)

long story short, go for the internship!! besides, aren't you having fun being diversified by meeting black people?

Rach said...

PLEASE don't get me started on summer sales.

sorry.

i mean sells.

Casey and Jeannie said...

TAMN

My husband had a job kinda like that once and they gave out Target gift cards sometimes.

Seriously.

Live in the presents TAMN.

the. nanny. said...

ya know adversity is supposed to make us all strong and stuff so just use this dilemma for a while to ask people for advice/let them know how in demand your luverbunz is. and that darn tuition at bon losee... but on the bright side, alivyiah will be able to give you free pedis. duh.

jamie said...

PEST CONTROL! You totally need to save the mission field from all of those yucky bugs/burglers! But he could probably just do both, right? I mean to manage he just needs to rock the escalade/hummer around with the pest/alarm sticker and you just need to show up on the Saturday hit-their-goal-and-get-free-dinner night. And all the wifes need to see how cute you and your babies are so they make THEIR husbands work even harder and longer so they can rock an equally cute escalade/hummer one day!

The Boob Nazi said...

Just imagine the mail addressed to "Dr. and Mrs. TAMN."

SO much better than "manager and Mrs. TAMN."

Go to school if only for his title.

~j. said...

That is my fave scripture EVER. I have the poster and everything.

Robin said...

Um, the obvious thing is to do both. He's the provider and he needs to think foremostest of you and the twins. It'll be a struggle for you with the long hours and all, but consider this summer a "raking it in" time; then for the holidays treat yourselves to an extra special vacation or something to make up for it.

Andrew said...

That's a lot of hands and coins to flip over and consider.

I'm not envious.

GladysIcanbee said...

"/abuse prescription drugs" love the hidden tribute to MJ. As for the curveball, did your bestest daddy in the world raise you to settle for being the first lady of sells? h-no! You're in it for the prestige and money. so you can bless others with your exampel. Get out of the heat and humidity and have an ice cold diet coke!

DangGina said...

I love that "I only said it would be worth it" made it into your scriptures. What version do you own?

Mhana said...

Seriously, TAMNers? sells is for recently returned missionaries who want to make money tracting. And yes, your husband would basically be the AP of the pest control/airconditioning mission but its time to move on.

Just stop and think half a second -- which impresses the RIGHT people more, an internship with the head of surgery/CEO/Chief Justice at Johns Hopkins/Microsoft/The Supreme Court or reliving the glory days of being AP? c'mon. Its time to shoot for being the General Authority of his law firm/hospital/practice/corporation.

Camilla said...

Hahaha! This is seriously one of your best postings EVER!!! Thanks for making me laugh. Good luck with the choosings!

Amy B. said...

UVU and Bon Losee...seriously...just PMP! Oh the good ol days in Provo/Orem/Happy Valley/Pregnantville...

Token Asian Friend said...

TAMN, would you rather have $60 K a summer, or $60 K a lawsuit/ merger/ rhinoplasty/ root canal?

I think two months of summer sacrifice is worth a lifetime living in luxury.

Alicia said...

Well if you are as hot as you say you are you should def do the summer sales. You could totaly come to church late, all dressed super hot and sit in the back row and talk the whole time with all of the other sales peeps and their wives and totaly act better than everyone else. Because after all y'all know everything about being cool/cute. You would have the BEST clique ever!!!!

The Knickerbockers said...

Where do you come up with this stuff? You have a gift.

Cheryl said...

"UVU slash Bon Losee"! NICE.

jPate said...

Prolly my new favorite post, summer sells and abusing prerscription drugs in one blog...Tamn your life is so awesome.

Lyndsey said...

TAMN there is a simple solution to this problem. Take a leave of absence from Law/ medical/ business/ dental school and then when you have made a bum load of money go back to school!

Emily said...

Your life would be way better as the wife of a law/biz/med/dental...not a sells manager. I mean...just think...you will be able to say, my law/biz/med/dental husband just went to LA for a convention...and makes like 6 figures...we are so blessed. If he is a sales manager...welll...what can you say? Just a thought.

Staci said...

All the Boston /security sytems couples defiling our ward this summer just lost their jobs and were sent home since they closed the Boston office randomly. So much for summer sells. Stick with the long term honey.

Em said...

Summer sales = Black hole. Once you go back, you never get out.

Tricia said...

UVU & Bon Losee tuition......oh.my.heck.......best.freaking.line.evah! still laughing........lol.

brett and carly said...

OMG. So hard!!!!! You are {SO} lucky. I say stick with school. I mean, I know it is {SO} hard for YOU, but don't you want to be a lawyer/business man/doctor/dentist's wife? Hello, you can't be the trophy wife of a sellsman. Just saying.

brett and carly said...

OMG. So hard!!!!! You are {SO} lucky. I say stick with school. I mean, I know it is {SO} hard for YOU, but don't you want to be a lawyer/business man/doctor/dentist's wife? Hello, you can't be the trophy wife of a sellsman. Just saying.

Kayleen the Violinist said...

Um, wow. I srsly had a hard time reading this post w/ the multiplicity of spelling/grammar errors... but it was funny once I got it! :P

Catherine Agnes said...

Don't tell me you are seriously thinking of sending Tridger to "UVU" a.k.a. Apostate Collige!!!

Mrs.EBG said...

Mr. and Mrs. Manager's wife or Dr. Mrs. law/biz/med/dentist? It's all about the image, Tamn!

kris and judd said...

You should have that scripture printed in vinal and hung up in your living room so everytime you have a dilema like this you can ponder that thought while admiring your darlingness in spirichul decorating!
If he's the manager of the summer sells, does that mean he actually has to sell? He could do his internship and control ppl at the same time by texting on his iphone! JJWT needs to be providing the best, and more $$$ means more Anthro and Cheesecake for you!

Jessica said...

Skip summer sells. You totally need a doc/lawyer/dentist/biz tycoon so you can brag about how smart/rich your hubby is. Isn't that why you married him?

The Bradley's said...

I'm SO gonna start saying contrastly - like, yesterday! Thanx for keeping my vocab hip/awesome/toadlly correct!

Elizabeth said...

I think this is a test too! But it will only be for your good...and I think the best thing will be for angelbabe to do BOTH! Sure you won't see him as much, but you'll be able to afford nanny help and lots more Rio when you get home. It's only a summer, remember, and being able to juggle both will look great on JJWT's resume!

With your encouragement, he can do anything. Never underestimate the power of a super ritcheous super hot positive wife!

Julia said...

Sells = creepy and annoying. And if a person is willing to be creepy and annoying, there are probably ways to make even more money.

Brooke said...

"Contrastly" .... I think you should move back to Zion and sell Living Scripture DVDs.

Science Teacher Mommy said...

"I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it," is not actually scripture. But they sell pictures of the Savior at Deseret Book with that phrase in quotation marks next to his mouth, so isn't that almost like scripture?

Just follow your heart. And the money is really good.

Little Lovables said...

he could totally do it part time for the summer while he is doing his internship... so that is still like 30K

plus, he will get a loverly tan and all, and what is hotter than a man bringing home the bacon AND smelling like one?

rachie said...

Uh oh, if I've learned anything from observing my other richeous freinds, those opportunities always seem to come around right when the JJWT's of the world realize they're failing out of law/biz/dental/medical school...

Sean & Carly said...

My Husband is in DC doing summer sells, maybe they could become BFF's...I am stuck in Zion though, SO hard being apart!! At least you get to be wtih JJWT!

Anna said...

I just read your blog for the first time and I don't know if you are talking about sales or selling things, or if you're just crazy like that to put something grammatically incorrect on your blog?! Not hating, just wondering...

Cristin said...

Hello? Manager!!! Wow, you guys are so blessed for being riteous. Why is this even a question?

Sam and Kyrsten said...

isnt instant gratification what life is all about?

definitely go for summer sales!

Sam and Kyrsten said...

isnt instant gratification what this life is all about?


definitely do summer sales!

Kayla0110 said...

Wow, TAMN. I'm impressed/grossified that you know what a curvball is. *frownsmile*
Luv ya!

Kat Green said...

TAMN, I've seen those sales videos. Everybody has jet skis and castles. Even when JJWT's a legal business doctor, would he have jet skis? And his own lake? Oh. And I forgot about the part about practically never having to actually work, in the video. Lawbizdocs have to pretty much show up for work pretty much all the time. Even if he had the jet skis and the lake, he'd be at work-- not playing with the twins.

Megz said...

Such a hard one! When i'm tested like this I turn to another favorite scripture 'Two rights don't make a wrong.' This means that there should be a way to do both--wouldn't managering people be an internship in a way? He totally can do an internship within an internship! I think I just got inspired for you! your welcome.

Michelle said...

K Tamners. Here's the dill: We all know the real reason you need the 60K+ is so sweetypieluvrbunz can buy you a right hand diamond ring fer yer 2 year anniversary (never mind most people get one when there like married 20 years). Remember that queenie and gov already promised to pay for T and A's educashunal futures?

I know better then everyone that summersells is hard, and wroth it, but law/biz/med/dental school is rilly going to take you places in all the important places. You'll get the best callings, be invited to the most exclusive playgroups, and assoshiate with only UV's elite.

What you need to do is tell YOUR parents that you are in a financial crisis and NEED that 60K+ JJWT would make being a sells manager, that he's willing to put his futures on hold and sacrifice himself for his family. your parents will get all teary and feary that he wouldn't go back to dental/med/biz/law school if he does summer sells....

and then they will GIFT you the money he would of made selling cept he won't hafta sell and you can keep your place on the highest pedestal without stooping to summer sells.

AMI BRILLIANT OR WHAT?!?

Charly said...

On the one hand, he could use his mish skillz in sells.

On the other, unpaid intersnips are defiantly something White People Like©, and you don't want to lose your cred.

Laura said...

That was an awesome use of "contrastly."

Kelley said...

You are TOTALLY summer sales wife material.

Diane said...

Oh my.
Summer sells.
Bon Losee tuition.
Abuse prescription drugs.
Worth it scripture.

Seriously so funny.

Steve & Alli said...

TAMN I'm concerned... I mean, how is summer sells gonna effect JJWT's chances of becoming a Bishop? Bishops are never guys that do summer sells, they're always doctor/lawyer/businessmen/dentists.
I will have the hugest frownsmile if you don't make it to the Celestial Kingdom because you let JJWT choose summer sells over his internship. I'll pray for you.

Sarah F said...

haha! this is a hilarious post. and i love the motab patriotic music.
well, i've been the sales wife and it sucks. these life tests can be so hard! just think long term TAMN, trust me. let him sue/consult/numb gums/abuse prescription drugs ASAP

Emmie {orange + barrel} said...

What a hard decish!! Just think of all of the money that you can make later on, way better.

Marivic said...

no brainer. law/biz/med/dental. think long term. but you should also fast and pray in case I'm wrong.

Robyn/Lauren said...

We've been totally saving for our two daughters' Bon Losee tuition since they were born too!

Kerry said...

NEVER!

Angela Jensen said...

Security Systems? You must be in my ward for the summer?! It might take me while to figure out who you are because we have had about 20 couples move in for the summer to do alarm sells. All the girls are really really really pretty and their babies all have huge flowers on their heads so they are pretty easy to spot. But you must be mistaken-- they all tell me you can make like 200K selling alarms.

Angela Jensen said...

P.S. I was being serious. Living in VA. My ward, full of 'em. If I was trying to some kind of satire, I would have been more clever.