Every morning, I wake up, slip into my personal phone booth (which doubles as a shower), and emerge as my mild-mannered alter-ego: Marketing Girl. In this super-shero role (‘super-heroine’ is the correct term, but sounds too much like an illegal substance you buy in an alley), I take on whatever the day holds!
First things first, though; I tuck my Crackberries into my utility purse, help my hairy little sidekick Ted Noir into his costume (harness and leash), and we take off in a zoom-zoom of last minute drama regarding his inability to not add dirty little footprints to MY costume. I drop him off at his post to begin taking a bite out of crime (and possibly some ankles, as well) and sniffing out Trouble.
And yes, I said Crackberries–plural. Dueling Crackberries (cue the banjo music!), no less, with direct lines for both my real life and for my secret identity as Marketing Girl!
I drive off faster than a speeding bullet (how do you cope with rush-hour traffic when you’re already late?) and arrive at work to begin my super-shero day. More powerful than a locomotive? I’d better be, if I plan to schlep my utility purse and lunch and everything else I tend to drag around with me on a daily basis–while wearing regulation super-shero heels! Leaping to the top of a tall building with a single press of an elevator button? Check!
In order to keep myself focused at work and prevent any marketing malaise, I always keep some counter-measures handy in my utility purse:
- Chill-pills (I favor Choward’s Violet Mints because they’re pretty and taste purple),
- De-Frazzler (an amusing cartoon or quote that always makes you laugh)
3. Ventilator (a good friend who’s just a text away).
Are you surprised to see how easy it is to be a super-shero? (It’s a little harder to be a super-hero since they’re only issued a utility-wallet and it doesn’t hold nearly as much stuff.)
And then it’s time to go home and resume my ordinary identity as a writer/blogger/painter/terrier-caretaker, carefully hanging up my super-shero suit and Teddy’s crime-fighting togs to be ready the next time duty calls. Feels good to change back into a pumpkin after a long day in Marketing Girl’s shoes…