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Tips for the (Fellow) Unemployed #2

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Editor’s Note: Welcome to Steve’s Word newest weekly series “Tips for the (Fellow) Unemployed". Please welcome our newbie contributor Paul Elicker to the site. He has his own site with hilarious writings and even funnier drawings. We asked him if we could rip off some of his material and he graciously accepted our overture. You can find this piece and much more on Paul Elicker’s blog Thrillerverse.com.

Turn that frown upside down, you’re just unemployed, not dead! These are my tips on getting through unemployment with dignity and clean pants.

So you’re awake and you’ve brushed your hair – you’re already two steps down the road to a job and not being a wreck! Now you can start to work on that attitude

Tip #2 Get a Good Attitude

Tips for the (Fellow) Unemployed #1

brush_hairEditor's Note: Welcome to Steve's Word newest weekly series "Tips for the (Fellow) Unemployed #1. Please welcome our newest contributor Paul Elicker to the site. He has his own site with hilarious writings and even funnier crude drawings. We asked him if we could rip off some of his material and he graciously accepted our overture. You can find this piece and much more on Paul Elicker's blog Thrillerverse.com.

For those of you who have just graduated college with long standing dreams of employment (like me), you’re painfully aware that you’ve graduated into one of the most volitile job markets in at least a couple dozen years. The journey from graduation to job is a long and perhaps brutal one – like crossing a salt flat. But it doesn’t have to be that terrible, and there are steps that you can take to ensure the journey is easier and maybe more fun – like crossing a salt flat

Tip #1: Look Good!

Beer Bracket 2009 - Week 1

avery_bracket_01What are the two greatest things in the world? Yep. Beer and tournaments. I can assure you that it is not poetry and science. We love drinking beer and crossing names off brackets more than anything else and you do too. So, riding on the coattails of our much successful March Madness tournament pool, we dreamed up a fanciful sequel to the old leather pumpkin single elimination competition on a rare and beautiful afternoon when nearly all Steve's Word contributors and groupies were in the same room.  After several hours filled with laughs, brainstorming, and having to poop in public restrooms the inspired idea was born. The field of 64 was carefully chosen by our esteemed beer committee; Avery "Tex" Booker, Mitchell "Kevin Arnold" Frye, Elle "The Girl" Scoots, and Chase "The Kid" Booker. In order to make the tournament more closely reflect the proceedings of the NCAA Basketball tournament, the seeding, like all important decisions, was determined by someone horribly underqualified. That annointed ignoramus was Tim Spellman. Click here to see the bracket. For the next four Wednesdays we're going to be giving you each region's winner as determined by our experts. When all is said and done, there will be a massive party with only the Final Four Beers to drink. Our judges and the party attendees will decide the champion of the 1st Annual Steve's Word Beer Bracket through a series of rows, fisticuffs, and make-up sex. Without further ado, let's have Avery get things started.

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