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What did you want to be when you grew up ...

 
 
jespah
 
Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2004 04:16 pm
Kids' ambitions are great, aren't they? If we all did what we said we would, there would be a lot more firefighters and veterinarians. Anyone with a smidgen of talent would sing, dance or be an artist of some sort. Anyone with a dollop of ability would play professional sports. There would be more ballerinas than bricklayers, and more astronauts than accountants. A lot more people would study dinosaurs, and a lot more would run for President (or any comparable office).

So, fess up! Before age 10 or so, what did you want to be? And do you now do anything even remotely near to what you said you would?
 
InTraNsiTiOn
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2004 04:28 pm
I always wanted to play guitar and be a lead singer in a band. Well, I learned how to play guitar, I went to college for music for awhile, I'm working on a demo cd with a friend and i am the lead singer, i write my own songs, but thats as far as it goes. I still want that, but let's be practical.
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eoe
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2004 04:58 pm
As a kid, I wanted to be a fashion designer. I'm an art director/ graphic designer. It's related.
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SealPoet
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2004 05:01 pm
Sure as hell didn't want to be a metrologist...

Wanted to be Captain Kirk!
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BillW
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2004 05:02 pm
Wanted to be on subs........... (and not the sandwich Wink )
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2004 05:10 pm
I wanted to be taller
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2004 05:10 pm
I wanted to be a toll collector, because I figured they got to keep all the money.

Then last week when I was talking with my mom, she told me that's not how it works.
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BillW
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2004 05:56 pm
I wanted to be a Slappy Doo Hoo, then I grew up Smile
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George
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2004 05:58 pm
You may be onto something, Slappy. I bet we could set up our own booth somewhere on the Mass Pike (westa woosta) and make your childhood dreams come true. It'd take the authorities months -- maybe years -- to catch on.
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Acquiunk
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2004 06:02 pm
I wanted to be an archaeologist, which is what I became. Although at the time I thougt you got to keep all the good stuff. You don't.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2004 06:10 pm
I became a geologist at age 9. My uncle Stash was a geologist and a professor and he lived in Albuquerque and I lived withh him for a year when my dad was restationed . I learned to think in 4 dimensions and it was all downhill from there.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2004 06:48 pm
I wanted to be a long-distance truck driver or inter-city bus driver. One of my best friends - her brother was a trucker. He smoked a cigar, and I thought he was verra verra cool.

Now I work for a trucking insurer. I've been on the highway in a big rig. I don't want to be a long-distance trucker anymore. I still think cigars are great.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2004 06:49 pm
I wanted to be a forest ranger--a male occupation in the '60.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2004 07:20 pm
I wanted to be a teacher and a children's book writer and/ or illustrator. I've been various types of teachers, and still am in a few ways, and have published illustrations, but haven't written/ illustrated a book yet. ("Yet" does apply... would still like to.)
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George
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2004 07:37 pm
Even at age 10 I realized that piracy was not going to be a good career choice. So I decided to be a jet pilot. It took one takeoff and one landing as a passenger on a regular airliner to put an end to that ambition.

Now I work on stuff that flies on (under, actually)jet planes. My piracy is limited to mp3s.
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patiodog
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2004 07:43 pm
I wanted to be a welfare queen. One out of two ain't bad...
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colorbook
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2004 10:28 pm
I wanted to be a singer in a rock band...never happened.
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InTraNsiTiOn
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2004 11:03 pm
Hey colorbook, maybe we can meet up and start a band!
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Child of the Light
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2004 11:22 pm
First I wanted to be a baseball player....But the whole little league system ruined it for me.

Then I wanted to be a basketball player, which if I started playing more often could happen still.

Finally I wanted to be a rocker, which I am. Cool
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2004 11:46 pm
I wanted to become an architect.
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