Meet the Dream Team: Tipper
In my various Dream Team introductions, it dawned on me that I’d left out one rather obvious person: Myself.
Thanks to this blog, I’m presumably the least mysterious person in this office, since I’m pretty much always boring y’all with stupid facts about my life. But still, it was pointed out that if I was going to embarrass other people with a post about them, that I should probably introduce you all to myself, as well!
And so, in the interest of full disclosure and humiliation, my name is Tipper. I’m a lawyer, an Ole Miss grad, and a fan of long walks on the beach. (Not kidding about that last one. Going to the beach is pretty much my favorite.)
I spend my days going over 70 page contracts to ensure that people are actually going to get paid for the work they do. I talk to everybody and their brother, trying to make sure everyone has the information they need to manage their finances/get money/run their businesses successfully/not inadvertently screw up their entire lives. When they do screw up their entire lives, I’m usually the first line of defense at trying to fix it. According to my business cards, I’m the Vice President of Business Development. And, I’m also the person to talk to about your dog/the thing the mechanic at Jiffy Lube said to you/your kid’s phobia of Jello-O/your desire to move to Siberia…not because those things are my job, but because I really like people, and I can totally relate to being scared of Jell-O.**
I’m a huge nerd who can read through about five zillion AIA contracts in an afternoon and still get distracted by an article in The Wall Street Journal that I just had to read.* When I’m not being a nerd at work, I go home and do more nerdy stuff (I’m looking at you, non-existent social life, gallery of questionable art, and 300 page Word document of badly written fiction). I can probably tell you everything you ever needed to know about whatever my weird interest of the month is–from the safety mechanisms behind swimming pool drains to the history of public housing.
Also, I like cheap champagne, going to the beach, and walking through my house pretending that I’m a T-Rex. You know, normal stuff.
*Spoiler alert: No, I do not actually need to read a review of the latest Subaru SUV or what the markets in China are doing. That is in no way pertinent to my job or anything else about my life. But that’s not going to stop me from reading about it, anyway.
**Jell-O is scary, okay? In fact, pretty much everything is scary. I’m basically just a walking panic attack. But that’s okay, because I’m pretty fun, regardless.