Sunday, May 19, 2013

What's My Line?

One of my memories from childhood was watching "What's My Line?" The original show was broadcast from 1950 to 1967 on CBS and there was a later syndicated version. The basic premise of the show was to guess the profession of the show's guest. The celebrity panel was witty and even as teenager I enjoyed watching it. One of the pieces of trivia I discovered was that the phrase "Is it bigger than a breadbox?" was first used on this show by Steve Allen.

This came to my thoughts when I got an update from LinkedIn. I will be retired in nine (!) working days and the title -- my line -- that I've had for thirteen years will no longer be my title. I spent some time on LinkedIn this morning perusing titles and work descriptions. I haven't formed any business yet, so that didn't seem a way I could go. I am most comfortable with "blogger" and that's probably how I will describe myself. I've said blogging was my second job for the last several years and now it will be my first job, and quite happily so. I'm almost ready to say, "Hi, I'm Buttercup and I'm a blogger/author/social media consultant, and it's great to meet you." Did anyone else think about this issue as you retired or moved to a free-lance status?

We have a winner for the wristlet/gift certificate giveaway.  It's Laura'sloves. Laura, I'll be emailing you and your wristlet will be on it's way for your military ID and ATM card. I wish I had one to send to everyone who entered the giveaway.

I'm enjoying my quiet Sunday morning. My coffee is just about ready and the New York Times is waiting for me. I'm a happy blogging Buttercup, and I hope you're having a relaxed and happy Sunday morning, too.

Wishes for a great week!

11 comments:

Dee said...

Oh, so that's where that phrase came from!

Oh gosh, 9 days. I really wish I could someday say the line "I'm a writer."

Ms Sparrow said...

I also have fond memories of "What's My Line". I enjoyed Garry Moore's "I've Got a Secret" too. I cringe to think what contestant's secrets would be if the show were still around today!

Maple Lane said...

Sounds like a delightful day. All the best to you as you retire.

TARYTERRE said...

I have been invited to join someone's network on Linkin but do not have a profile page in part because of being an at home entrepreneur most of my life. So any ideas you have are interesting to me on how to deal with the blogging issue.

Nellie said...

It has been a rainy Sunday here, Buttercup. There was even some hail this afternoon.

I hope you've had a good Sunday!

Susie said...

Buttercup, When I retired , I was eager to do so. I didn't want to stay any longer than I had too...let some young person have that job, is what I thought. I cried the first whole week, because I didn't have a job. I had worked over thirty years, so it seemed I always worked. I had hobbies, like treasure hunting(junking), gardening and painting with watercolors. I liked reading, but almost have to make myself read any more. I wanted to spend time with each grandchild...to get to know them better, as they grew older...but the truth is , the time flew by quicker than I could have ever dreamed. So enjoy having quiet coffee time in the mornings...but hit the ground running, because time is.xoxoxo,Susie

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

More than anything else, retirement meant that I could finally RELAX. After years of working it meant that finally I wouldn't have to rush out the door every morning to work. It's been great so far and there's never been a dull moment.

Stephanie said...

9 more days! Congratulations :)

Have a beautiful week.

Hugs to you!

Theresa said...

Oh I loved that show:) Hello Buttercup... retirement, I sure hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Have a blessed week, HUGS!

Amrita said...

Have a good week to

Mevely317 said...

Ah, it's good to revisit Blogville (& Buttercup-land) again!
I've always had a thing for game shows and remember "What's my Line" so fondly. My parents once took me to a taping of "WML"; afterwards, I was over the moon at getting Dorothy Kilgallen and Bennett Cerf's autographs!
Seriously, I think your new "line" packs a punch! :)