Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Crusader Challenge

What I wanted to be when I grew up (after I grew up) —

At first I wanted to study culinary arts so I could brandish sharp blades and serve creamed rabbit and stuffed fuligulines, but I can't function until my kitchen is clean, and the kitchen was always a mess, so I pretty much couldn't function at all. That blew the whole chef idea.

Then I wanted to perform on Broadway, but I'm a horrible liar and couldn't even pull off acting in the community musical. What a flop. They still avert their eyes when they see me.

After that, I figured I'd like to paint and sell my wares at craft shows. I don't mean to bloviate, but I paint a darn good Santa ornament. The crafting went well. Unfortunately, the income didn't. That career choice turned out not to be for me.

I wondered what else I could possibly do since what I'd really like is to be Captain Jack Sparrow's wench, and not just because of the corset to hold in all the flab. But alas, he is only fictional, so I couldn't do that either.

Finally, a friend of mine got me excited about playing around with words. And I started writing. And I couldn't stop. And I never got paid. But I didn't care. Bingo! The correct profession, at last. Best of all, I can read all the books I want and it's considered research.

And now that I've finished my "what I wish I could be list", there is something included in it that isn't altogether true. Can you guess what it is?

13 comments:

  1. Not only does reading count as "research" but wasting time on facebook/twitter/blog is "networking.

    I love my job!

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  2. LOL. Captain Jack Sparrow's wench is priceless! I laughed out loud. This was smooth, Shari. Hmmmm...I'm going to guess the Broadway dream was a lie? Maybe? :-)

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  3. Well, I'm going to say being Cap'n Jack's wench. Because though he's dreamy and all, he is fictional and you have a great hubby as far as I know. So. Yeah. ;)

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  4. I gave you an award :)
    http://thefarseas.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-award.html

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  5. I'll guess you either don't really want to be a wench or you never wanted to be on Broadway. Fun post!

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  6. That you want to be Captain Sparrow's wench? No, no, no, that's too fun to be false. That you wanted to go to culinary school. :)

    It took me about a day working in food to rule out that dream.

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  7. Hee hee hee, it's gotta be the wench! That one just cracks me up! =)

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  8. I'm guessing the part about the community play?

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  9. I don't know, Shari. I'm stumped, they all sound so true... :-)

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  10. I think you're lying about being a horrible liar :) I thought your post was great! It's fun to learn more about you...even if it isn't all true.

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  11. I couldn't figure out the lie, but the whole post was great fun.

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  12. I'm going to say not being good at acting is the lie. After all, writing and acting have similar skill sets, including being able to lie.

    Going to scroll up now to see if I was right.

    Dan

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