Friday, July 8, 2011

A Job That is Way Cooler Than Your Job

So my twin sister, Sarah, is an associate producer at National Geographic Television.  That's probably one of the coolest things you can tell somebody (not me saying it, obvs, but Sarah telling other people what she does for a living).  Unfortunately, she doesn't get to brag about it as often as you'd think (mostly because she's not a bragger, so unless someone asks her what she does for a living, she doesn't talk about - unlike me, who has to tell everyone everything about her super thrilling life as a stay-at-home mom). ANYWAY.

I'm here to do a little bragging on Sarah's behalf.  She is currently in the Arctic (John has informed me, more than once, that the Arctic is not a country so I shouldn't just say she's "in the Arctic," but I don't know exactly where she is and I'm betting most of you aren't super familiar with the Arctic either, so for all intents and purposes, she's in the frigging Arctic) filming Arctic foxes for the show she's working on, which is all about predators.  Not only am I insanely jealous that Sarah gets to travel all over the world and film cool animals, but she is amassing a collection of stories that will make for the best memoir ever.  So for now, I'm living vicariously through her, and praying she'll let me help with her memoir in some capacity (I'll take un-credited ghost writer at this point).

Last month Sarah was in Mongolia filming wolves, including a litter of adorable wolf pups (I just wrote puppies, then realized how totally un-National Geographic-y that sounded).  I may have been more excited about the baby bunny she got to hold, however. 

Why hewwoooo wee widdle bunny wabbit.  I wuv you!

Sarah is hopefully going to South Africa next month to film baby cheetahs.  Yeah, it's a pretty sweet gig.  Although let's not forget how hard Sarah has worked to get here!  From lowly unpaid intern to producer in two years?  Well done, sis, well done.  Now take me with you, dammit!

Sarah (in the sexy orange parka), a cameraman, and a color-changing fox.


Sarah said...

I'm in Svalbard (an archipelago north of Norway)! Specifically I'm on Spitsbergen, in the town of Longyearbyen. But that's probably more than you care to know :)

Mara Rae said...

Oh quit showing off on your Arctic geography. You were just as ignorant as me a week ago :)

Sarah said...

Oh I'm still totally ignorant - I had to write that down before I left so I wouldn't completely embarrass myself on the trip! xoxo