Who is this pasty white land lubber?Posted April 21, 2006 by Malina
Right: Are Danny, Malina, and Mark squinting at the snow or the blinding whiteness of Malina’s legs?
You may be wondering who posted that random granola-laced rant about soggy spring breaks and hemp shirts. Let me explain:
Hi. Malina here. When people ask me what my job is and I tell them I work for a rafting company their eyes usually widen and they kind of look impressed and envious and ask how cool must it be to work as a raft guide. To be totally honest, I always sort of want to lead them on and let them believe that Iâ€™m sporty and tan under my guise of bookish Grad Student. Actually Iâ€™m not very bookish either, although Scott A will tell you that I use alarmingly Big Words sometimes. But anyway, I always fold and admit the truth: I am the office manager here at the River Office. I do things like order pens, pay people, write for our eNews and harass our river guides with annoying bits of paperwork. I also order chums and t-shirtsâ€”if your sunglasses are falling off your face Iâ€™m your go-to (wo)man. So since I donâ€™t guide, you may wonder what Iâ€™m doing weighing in on this here blog. Giving the office-bound a voice is what! If this blog is a sort of a â€œbackstage passâ€ to the guts and glory of the behind-the-scene action of a rafting company then you all must be exposed to the less-glamerous–but at times fabulousâ€”world of the Office People in order to really get inside our (admittedly off-kilter) world. I know that somehow thereâ€™s a connection between actual whitewater rafting and what I do for All-Outdoors. And Iâ€™m going to find it. Later. After I do some proof-reading, check our supply of release forms, and order post-its.