if you could do _anything_ for a living

Have we done this one? It seems familiar but I’m not sure from where.

Ground rule: It has to be a career that a reasonable number of people make a living at (i.e, “getting payed to have sex with the fabulous actor/actress of my choice” does not count). But imagine there are no constraints imposed by your skills or lack thereof, by the difficulty of getting into that career, or anything else like that, and that you could make a comfortable living at it. Would you change, or would you keep your present job?

I wanna be a musician. Not a here-today gone-tomorrow overnight wonder, but wonderful music - the sort that people would still be listening to in a hundred or 500 years.


peas on earth

So I can’t choose “virgin deflowerer”?

Darn.

I want to be a 3D special effects artist for the Star Wars movies.


“Waheeey! ‘Duck!’ Get it?”
“Errr… No…”
“Duck! Sounds almost exactly like fu-”

That would indeed be most cool, Guano! I might wanna change my answer. :slight_smile:


peas on earth

A crash test laboratory. Been fixing things someone else broke all my life. I want to break stuff for a while.


Ive always found it easer to get forgiveness rather than permission.

A physical therapist in a post natal infant care unit. I would like to spend all day long helping newborn babies find their hands and and other such important adventures.

A nearby neo-natal intensive care unit would be great, too! Tiny little handicaped people, who don’t know their limits yet.

Yes, I am a sick puppy.

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What do they call the women that keep the guys hard between takes on the porno movie set?

I would love to do stand-up, but there is no real venue for that kind of thing around here, or write, but to do that for a living, I would have to ONLY that.

I think that is called a fluffer Kelli.
I’d like to be the physical trainer for the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders.


I got a lot of energy ready to be wasted on somebody - Mookie Wilson

I have definite plans to replace Barbara Walters and/or Connie Chung. Whether I actually can or not we’ll see, but I will do everything within my power to make it happen.

I refuse to sell out my dreams. I will be what I aspire to be.

Other than that I would also love to be a famous photographer. Recognized for many many years.

Maybe I’ll do both. ~ :slight_smile:

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

– Albert Einstein

Well, there could be a couple of things I’d like to do…

  1. Formula One driver for the Ferrari team (in reality, I’m probably too tall to fit in an F1 car… and maybe just a bit too wide too :wink: , although I’m a decent driver, even on a track with a single seater (drove a Formula Ford once));
  2. Travelling around the world making documentaries for some TV station. There’s a Dutch journalist that I would gladly trade places with (he visits all sort of weird countries and then goes for the trivia, e.g. the weird habits of the local 19th century dictator etc.). Also, Michael Palin can take my job anyday;
  3. A politician of some form. A very distant dream of mine, that might even come true one day. Just keep watching your TV sets folks :wink:

Ah well I suppose being a banker is OK too. It’ll have to do, anyway.

Coldfire


“You know how complex women are”

  • Neil Peart, Rush (1993)

I want Michael Palin’s job of roving journalist.

Looks like Coldfire and I are gonna have to thumb wrestle for it or split the world into half ( You get Europe, Asia and Africa) I get North/South America, Japan and Russia)
Australia and the little islands are up for grabs.

If that doesn’t pan out, I want to be the next big …err…popular female humor columist. I mean, since Erma Bombeck died, who do we have to fill in the gap of making fun of domestity from a female perspective?

And when that doesn’t pan out, I want to be the professional masseuse on the set when Mel Gibson, Brad Pitt and the likes need a rub down.

I would like to be a famous musician that has staying power. I have a degree in classical guitar and composition but have mostly been working up my personal repertoire to do performing. My own guitar/vocal music typically is my rendering of an art song (piano/voice) made into a guitar/voice song. Yes, they are original sounding and are very reminescent of Renaissance music. I used to have a small following in Texas, but I have not returned to gigging up here. :frowning: Sigh. I would much rather do that than have my boring current job.

HUGS!
Sqrl


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Shirley said:

" Looks like Coldfire and I are gonna have to thumb wrestle for it or split the world into half ( You get Europe, Asia and Africa) I get North/South America, Japan and Russia) Australia and the little islands are up for grabs."

Errrrmm… Wasn’t Japan in Asia ? Also, Russia is considered European rather than Asian, although I think there’s no definitive border drawn since the USSR split up (e.g. Siberia could be considered Asian). Moscow is still a European city though. Maybe I’m way off here, could be.

On a serious note, why don’t I take the America’s and you take Europe ? That way we’ll both learn something new and you could then fill me in on the status of Russia :wink:

Coldfire


“You know how complex women are”

  • Neil Peart, Rush (1993)

Well, I’d chuck all of THIS in a half a heartbeat if I could be successful as a caterer/party planner kind of person.

Nylon Inspector for the Rockettes? Mattress tester? Whiskey Taster?

Better give this some thought…

Gigolo.

But absent that pipe dream…
I know this sounds terrifyingly well-adjusted, but I really kinda like what I do. That’s why I do it. I still look forward to getting up and going to work and as long as I honestly believe that, I’m ahead of the game.

ya know Kelli, it’s getting harder and harder to keep my mental image of you pure and innocent…lol

I think I’d like to be a photographer for Playboy. I mean, they get to travel around the country…see beautiful women naked…attend Spring Break every year in some exotic local, go to great places all over the globe for photo shoots…my idea of a perfect job.

And don’t all you photographer’s start telling me about bitchy models, or bad lighting, or stuff not arriving on time, or lousy weather with a deadline looming in the distance…It’s my fantasy, so don’t spoil it with reality.


I haven’t lost my mind, I have a tape backup around somewhere.

ya know Kelli, it’s getting harder and harder to keep my mental image of you pure and innocent…lol

I think I’d like to be a photographer for Playboy. I mean, they get to travel around the country…see beautiful women naked…attend Spring Break every year in some exotic local, go to great places all over the globe for photo shoots…my idea of a perfect job.

And don’t all you photographer’s start telling me about bitchy models, or bad lighting, or stuff not arriving on time, or lousy weather with a deadline looming in the distance…It’s my fantasy, so don’t spoil it with reality.


I haven’t lost my mind, I have a tape backup around somewhere.

Damn…sorry all…

A&R guy who signs the next beatles, Velvet Underground and Nirvana, all rolled into one…


Yer pal,
Satan