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What Did You Want to Be When You Were a Kid??
« on: September 23, 2007, 02:22:43 pm »
Remember back about the third or fourth grade....what was your big dream for your life??

Mine?

I wanted to be an astronaut!!!

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(Me! the one that is afraid of the Merry Go Round!!)


Come on...lets have a little fun this afternoon...SHARE!!

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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Were a Kid??
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2007, 02:25:32 pm »
We had a class project where we 'investigated' what it would be like to do our dream job. I wrote NASA and they sent me a whole packet full of information on the training and schooling of astronauts...including some GORGEOUS high quality pics from the Apollo missions...

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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Were a Kid??
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2007, 02:26:52 pm »
I know it is hard to believe but I made great grades in school...straight As most of the time. In advanced English and Math classes. I wasn't always stupid!

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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Were a Kid??
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2007, 02:32:33 pm »
THEN.

Veterinarian--I always "doctored" the farm animals or little abandoned wild animals that I'd find around the farm. I'm sure I should have followed that dream, but it's a hard, hard job. It's so much responsibility to have people's beloved pets' lives in your hands. I'd probably crack under the pressure!

Actress--I was always in the plays from elementary school to high school. It was fun, but it takes a lot more dedication than I had to make it in that business.

REALITY.

I teach Jr. High students and most days--I love it. It's tiring, but rewarding.

NOW.

I'd like to be a judge, lawyer, forensics, etc. Something in law. Seems interesting, but I don't want to go back to school, so it's just a thought!

Fun thread, Jess!  :)




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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Were a Kid??
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2007, 02:45:04 pm »
I used to make my little brother play school with me, and I was the teacher!  :laugh: (Maybe that's what's wrong with him!  :P)

But for the longest time I was going to be a doctor - from probably 10 years old through sophomore year of college, when I switched from premed to physics.  I think it had something to do with my grandmother's death at the end of senior year.  (Her death was hastened by mixing two drugs that should not be mixed.)  It took awhile for me to process that and to decide I didn't want that kind of responsibility.
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Were a Kid??
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2007, 02:54:42 pm »
THEN.

Veterinarian--I always "doctored" the farm animals or little abandoned wild animals that I'd find around the farm. I'm sure I should have followed that dream, but it's a hard, hard job. It's so much responsibility to have people's beloved pets' lives in your hands. I'd probably crack under the pressure!

Actress--I was always in the plays from elementary school to high school. It was fun, but it takes a lot more dedication than I had to make it in that business.

REALITY.

I teach Jr. High students and most days--I love it. It's tiring, but rewarding.

NOW.

I'd like to be a judge, lawyer, forensics, etc. Something in law. Seems interesting, but I don't want to go back to school, so it's just a thought!

Fun thread, Jess!  :)






huh! I have always thought that being a bit of an actress would really help if you went into teaching....you have to be comfortable being the focus of attention..and willing to let your hair down now and again..an extrovert if you will...

sounds like you made a good match with your choices!

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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Were a Kid??
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2007, 02:56:48 pm »
I used to make my little brother play school with me, and I was the teacher!  :laugh: (Maybe that's what's wrong with him!  :P)

But for the longest time I was going to be a doctor - from probably 10 years old through sophomore year of college, when I switched from premed to physics.  I think it had something to do with my grandmother's death at the end of senior year.  (Her death was hastened by mixing two drugs that should not be mixed.)  It took awhile for me to process that and to decide I didn't want that kind of responsibility.

no I wouldnt' either. Could never forgive myself if I made a mistake... :P

plus, in spite of what we tell kids about the nurses just trying to keep them from getting sick, I couldn't hurt someone deliberately!  :(

I can't even give my mother her insulin shots!

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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Were a Kid??
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2007, 03:03:27 pm »
I used to dream of becoming a famous singer. I remember standing in front of a mirror with coke bottle in my hand pretending to be Eartha Kitt or Ethel Mermon. Now that I think about it, it's kind of embarrassing.  :laugh:

I also dreamed of singing on Broadway. Obviously it didn't work out. I was crushed in high school when the lead to "South Pacific" was given to Darren Mathias instead of me. I must admit he was very good. So I settled for sitting down in the pit and playing with the school orchestra instead.

After that I dreamed of becoming a famous violinist or cellist. I had a opportunity at one point to slip into the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra while I was playing with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra. The pay was terrible though, and I didn't pursue it. I guess I didn't want it bad enough after all.

Lynne, you are in physics? YIPES!!! I'm impressed! I remember my physics classes in high school. I was terrible in that subject.

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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Were a Kid??
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2007, 03:11:07 pm »
I don't have any idea what Lynne does.

I have trouble figuring out jobs where you don't make or sell something...I had a friend that works in Government over in Great Britian. He tried to explain what he did but I just never could understand it. He said he evaluated programs and made suggestions for distribution of funds....

huh?

So when he went in to work...what did he do? read computer screens? where did the information come from? It is all very confusing...

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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Were a Kid??
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2007, 03:17:13 pm »
...I can't even give my mother her insulin shots!

I can manage that stuff - I did get my EMT certification so the blood and gore don't bother me.  It's interesting that I didn't see any alternatives at 19 - like research?  ::)

I'm doing computer science right now, but my first 10 or so years of my career I worked in physics - we made infrared detectors for satellites.

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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Were a Kid??
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2007, 03:34:55 pm »
would you be interested in changing your career to research or would that involve a lot of school and stuff?

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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Were a Kid??
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2007, 03:38:16 pm »
I don't have any idea what Lynne does.

I have trouble figuring out jobs where you don't make or sell something...I had a friend that works in Government over in Great Britian. He tried to explain what he did but I just never could understand it. He said he evaluated programs and made suggestions for distribution of funds....
huh?

So when he went in to work...what did he do? read computer screens? where did the information come from? It is all very confusing...

Maybe he gets paid for his suggestions. It sounds like he is giving advice to others, and people are willing to pay for it. You're right Jess. It is confusing.
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Were a Kid??
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2007, 03:46:45 pm »
I know it is hard to believe but I made great grades in school...straight As most of the time. In advanced English and Math classes. I wasn't always stupid!

JESS!  Honey you are NOT stupid now!   :-*  {{{{Jess}}}}
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Were a Kid??
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2007, 03:50:17 pm »
huh! I have always thought that being a bit of an actress would really help if you went into teaching....you have to be comfortable being the focus of attention..and willing to let your hair down now and again..an extrovert if you will...

sounds like you made a good match with your choices!

Haha--thanks, Jess. Yeah--I have to ham it up sometimes to get their attention. I usually hum a tune or make up a (short)song to sing to whomever made the highest grade on a test while I'm passing them out. Or when they are all asking questions at the same time, I hold my ears and get very dramatic about not being able to hear more than one person at a time. LOL. And I make up stories a lot -- they usually believe me until I start to laugh. (It doesn't pay $$ as well as a real actress, but I get lots of hugs!)  :)
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Were a Kid??
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2007, 04:22:51 pm »
JESS!  Honey you are NOT stupid now!   :-*  {{{{Jess}}}}

I don't know, Dot. It feels like my brain has atrophied....like it has shriveled up like a raisin! sometimes it physically hurts to think...and learning new things just gets harder and harder..

maybe it is a sign of old age!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Were a Kid??
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2007, 04:24:08 pm »
Haha--thanks, Jess. Yeah--I have to ham it up sometimes to get their attention. I usually hum a tune or make up a (short)song to sing to whomever made the highest grade on a test while I'm passing them out. Or when they are all asking questions at the same time, I hold my ears and get very dramatic about not being able to hear more than one person at a time. LOL. And I make up stories a lot -- they usually believe me until I start to laugh. (It doesn't pay $$ as well as a real actress, but I get lots of hugs!)  :)

well you NEED money...and you NEED hugs....the trick is getting them balanced out!


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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Were a Kid??
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2007, 05:34:59 pm »
I know it is hard to believe but I made great grades in school...straight As most of the time. In advanced English and Math classes. I wasn't always stupid!


        STOP IT, JUST STOP IT.   yOU ARENT STUPID AND NEVER HAVE BEEN.   I dont like hearing you talk about yourself like that....Even in a joking way...its not funny!!!!!



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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Were a Kid??
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2007, 06:59:46 pm »
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maybe it is a sign of old age!

Well, you are still smart!!! VERY smart in my book.

But--I do think age is affecting me sometimes. I once could spell everything without thinking about it. Now I have to think. And I'm just not as "quick" as I used to be. Like--sometimes I can know there's a word to use that has a certain definition that I'm talking about, but I can't call the word to mind readily. I don't think I'm less smart, but it's frustrating and it makes me a little reluctant to interact with others. I don't like it, but it's a fact of my life.
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Were a Kid??
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2007, 07:21:11 pm »
I wanted to be in a bluegrass band.  ;D I took banjo lessons for about 4 years and all I ever got was two songs; Cripple Creek and Foggy Mountain Breakdown. Then I decided I would be a physical therapist in highschool, but was talked out of it by a guidance councellor who got me off on a vocation track.

Luckily I went to college anyway, ended up with a BA in Fine Art Photography, the Ansel Adams/Diane Arbus type stuff. Never did anything with that degree. Later I became a paralegal which lead to realestate and property management, so now I am a babysitter for peoples investment properties.

What a long strange trip its been.......
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Were a Kid??
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2007, 07:32:38 pm »
I know it is hard to believe but I made great grades in school...straight As most of the time. In advanced English and Math classes. I wasn't always stupid!

HEY!!  >:(

Don't you talk about yourself like that!  >:(  You're NOT stupid!!

Everyone around here knows I'M the STUPID one!!  :laugh:

Don't you dare try to snatch that honor away from me!  >:(  ;)
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Were a Kid??
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2007, 08:05:22 pm »
HEY!!  >:(

Don't you talk about yourself like that!  >:(  You're NOT stupid!!

Everyone around here knows I'M the STUPID one!!  :laugh:

Don't you dare try to snatch that honor away from me!  >:(  ;)

fight!! fight!!

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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Were a Kid??
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2007, 08:51:11 pm »
Mommahood is a good occupation! ;)

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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Were a Kid??
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2007, 08:57:17 pm »
.... The best!!! There's never been anything more rewarding in my life than my three precious babies!!

Susie  :D


Awww!!!!

[[[Susie]]]  :-*  :-*

That is so sweet! They all look like very happy children too! I loved the pictures you posted of them!  :)
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