Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Career Choices.

If you were guaranteed to be successful, what would be your dream job?

I would choose to be a successful writer. Wait, I am a writer of this blog! Oh right, successful is the key word here. OK then, I'd like to be a landscape designer or a home stager, or a stained glass artist, or a...... I could go on forever with this.

What would you choose to be? A gondolier? A UPS truck driver? Marine biologist? Stay at home mom/dad? Circus trainer? In my opinion a circus trainer's about the same as SAHM/D - you train, feed and clean up after the little animals, then hope they perform well in public.

Or maybe you would like to be the person who puts the little button on the top of baseball caps? (Don't laugh, I did that for over a year and I was dang good at it too!)

Yes, Colby, dare to set your goals that high! You too could be a baseball cap button application specialist!

Or just maybe you would like to travel through time, back to the mid 1970 to join a Swedish dance band? (Thanks for the pictures John.)

Put a nice black skirt with these tops and they would make lovely bridal attendants! Baracudaz? Can you say misnomer?

Oh my sweet satin, what were they thinking? I don't even want to know the meaning behind their name. You just know the photographer told the guy in black to give his best 'sexy' pose. I tried that once in high school, it didn't work for me either!

If I had to pick one, I think I might feel most comfortable joining the Gert Jonnys.

Please share with me. Money, location, talent or circumstances that would otherwise hold you back don't matter here. What's your dream career?


The Horse Whisperer said...

Hi. I guess I'm #1 today. My dream is to be a blog writer just like my youngest sister. I can write anything I please and even threaten people sometime. Just make them fear me.(voice gradually getting louder) Yea that's it fear. HA HA HA HAAAA!! (tiny little sweet voice) Ok next.

Slug-A-Bed said...

Good for you HW! #1! It is good to strike fear in peoples hearts with the written word, very good. Ha Ha Haaaa!

Aunt Krissy said...

My own catering/cook business.

College student reading too much lately! said...

I would love to go around the world speaking in front of people(I think I would need a brain transplant before that would happen), young and old, inspiring them to be their own person, there own voice. I think a lot of people are not individuals and see only the views they grew up with,leading to colonialism. I would really point out how we only see our culture's social and political views in the United States, which is completely commercialized! I think Homi Bhabha's 'The Other Question: Difference, Discrimination and the Discourse of Colonialism" is very interesting(what I could understand of it anyways!). Also (from parts that I have read), the text 'The Interventionists- Users Manual for the Creative Disruption of Everyday Life' has some very interesting/humorous points. I just think colonialism is very interesting. If I could do anything as a job and if I was talented/blessed enough, I would want to inspire people. I love people that are inspiring!

Cher said...

Wow, keep reading college student.

I think I would love to paint and create beautiful works of art....or maybe something to do with animals...or help people conquer their fears...or...

Slug-A-Bed said...

Welcome Student. I have read a little of Bhabha's work. He is indeed a very gifted and intelligent man. I think the line from his book The Location of Culture (Routledge, 1994), best exemplifies his position.

"If, for a while, the ruse of desire is calculable for the uses of discipline soon the repetition of guilt, justification, pseudo-scientific theories, superstition, spurious authorities, and classifications can be seen as the desperate effort to “normalize” formally the disturbance of a discourse of splitting that violates the rational, enlightened claims of its enunciatory modality."

I agree, the United States is entirely too commercialized! We have been led far astray. Look at how we celebrate the holidays for example.

I do think we Americans are seeing a bit more of other cultures thanks to the internet.

Also, I just saw a mouse in my bedroom. Now how am I supposed to sleep tonight?

Tami said...

Hmmm....well I would be what I am, just better at it. Nurserywoman, Landscape Designer, Writer, Wife, Horsewoman. But better....much better.

Tami said...

Slug A could try Panicum virgatum 'Rotstrahlbusch' hardy to zone 3 and I've read reports to zone 2 as well.

The best of the reds for Panicum...but still some green. But a pretty shape and the Panicum are hardy and fill in quick.

Montana Girl said...

I just happened upon your blog today. You are such an interesting writer. You are truly a talented person with your gardens and all. My big goal is to be the world champian Mahjongg player. I just love Mahjongg.

Slug-A-Bed said...

Welcome Montana Girl,

You may come back anytime if you are going to say such nice things.