First, let me start by saying, "Happy Birthday" to Mike Rowe, host of the Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs."  It's a show I love, as long as it doesn't make me want to vomit.  The episode that shows what happens when a cow dies on a farm...UGH.  I can't even finish that thought.

This morning we had a call from a guy who collects garbage.  He's the guy who deals with your trash every day.  He told us that some people don't even use garbage bags, and that's one of the main reasons why you see trash all over the place when the snow starts melting.  Here it is, 7am.  He pulls up to your curb, grabs your garbage.  (Assuming you remembered to put it out the night before, and the raccoons missed it in their overnight raids.)  The arm comes down, grabs your trash can, and hoists it up in the air and turns it upside down into the truck.  Now if it's a windy day, and you don't use a garbage bag (I still don't believe some people!) about 60% of your trash goes into the wind...not a pretty thought.  Then they have the nerve to call the garbage company to complain that there is garbage all over their boulevard!

My point of this blog, and I will get there eventually, is jobs.  Jobs in our community.   The dirty jobs, the exciting jobs, the jobs no one hears about, the jobs we don't realize exist.  The jobs that we depend on for YOU to do every so we can function as a civilization and you don't even get credit for.  I'm talking, the Northland's Best Jobs.  I want to hear about them!  Even better, I want to DO them.  Me, you, and my camera crew (Tony Hart).  I'll  come to you, and I will attempt to do your job.  We'll record it.  Hilarity will ensue.  Unless you're a heart surgeon, because I'm sure there's some sort of malpractice insurance I'm not covered under.  And I don't like blood and guts.  And there's nothing hilarious about heart surgery.

What's in it for you?  Well, I don't really have anything that glamorous to offer.  How about you come hang out with Jeanne and myself for a morning.  You can be a radio DJ for 3 hours.  Sound like a deal?  Have a job for me to try?  Fill out the form below and we'll schedule my day as a trainee.  A Mike Rowe for the Northland.