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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:34 AM
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What job would you have now if it was the one you picked as a kid???
Remember when we were just lil tater tots. Those big folks would ask us what we wanted to be when we grew up.

So if you had the career that you told everyone when you were like 5 or 6 years old - what would you be doing today?

Me - I'd be an Astronaut!!
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:35 AM
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1. professional baseball player or sky diver
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Throckmorton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-21-04 07:55 AM
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102. Chef, in my own German resturant
This engineering stuff is the pits.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:35 AM
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2. Playing 2nd Base for the Cardinals.
:D
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:36 AM
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3. Veterinarian.
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ihaveaquestion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:40 AM
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9. Another Vet.
But I'd have a side job as a pop singer!
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Philostopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:36 AM
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29. Make that three veterinarians.
I do volunteer with animals at a shelter, and have a house full -- I just wasn't on track, by the time I graduated high school, to get into that long an education.

I also wanted to be a writer, preferably a novelist. I do write, but I was never good enough at that to do anything with it. So I did at least make an attempt.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:16 AM
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40. Make that four
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Elginoid Donating Member (387 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:28 AM
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42. even in second grade, I knew that I couldn't ever be a vet-
there was one girl in our class that said she wanted to be a vet, and i asked her- what about when you have to put them to sleep?
of course she answered that she would be such a good vet, that she would NEVER have to do that...and she was also going to have a big farm, and take in all the dogs and cats that nobody wanted from the city pound too...
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:51 AM
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44. Oh yes, vet!
I read James Herriott's books in the 7th grade, I think, and fell in love with them.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:59 PM
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82. It's a Law
All little girls want to be veterinarians at some point :)
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sleepyhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:39 PM
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91. I wanted to be a veterinarian too.
Then I became one. But what I really really wanted was to be a cabaret singer. Too bad I'm tone deaf.
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rogerashton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:36 AM
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4. Inguneer.
Or maybe botanist. Seriously.

Or cowboy ... and that was not all that crazy as I grew up on a cow farm.

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orthogonal Donating Member (424 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:37 AM
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5. Pimp
I was precocious.
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:38 AM
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6. Rock star
Just like Kiss.
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Commendatori Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:38 AM
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7. NHL left winger, playing for the Islanders. (n/t)
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:39 AM
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8. super hero
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:41 AM
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10. I would have been a singer, an actress, a lifeguard or a cook
Hm...I can't sing worth a damn (I mean, I can't even be redeemed with heavy production); I'm utterly inexperienced in acting; I'm a clumsy, but functional, swimmer (but I probably could pass the lifeguard test, with a refresher class).

Cook (well, chef) I probably could do, with training, but I wouldn't want to, at least not full time.
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:41 AM
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11. I did have the job I picked as a kid for about 15 years...
then switched careers in my 30s. Um... Opera singer. And to be an even more incredible geek, my second career is in IT.
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ncrainbowgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:43 AM
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12. Garbage Collector
It always through people in my upwardly mobile middle class neighborhood for a loop.
I loved getting a reaction from all of the old yenta-like ladies who used to ask me this in the elevator... They would look over to my mom, who with a straight face used to say "Whatever she wants to do, I'm sure she'll be great at." We'd laugh SO hard when they got off the elevator at the lobby...
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:32 AM
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26. At my kindergarten "graduation" ceremony
we all had to get up in front of the auditorium and say what we wanted to be. I told my parents I was going to say I wanted to be a nurse, but when it was my turn, I decided I wanted to be a school bus driver. Everyone cracked up and parents were :wtf:

I thought it would be a cool job, I don't know why it was such a big deal. I work in publishing now. :shrug:
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:47 AM
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13. a US Senator and...
a gymnast and an astronaut and a cowgirl and a pro basketball player :-)
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:47 AM
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14. A writer.
I always wanted to write books.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:47 AM
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15. Record Producer
I suppose that being a Rock Star or something is more lucrative...but a Record Producer's work is more rewarding ultimately.

I mean, you can only be a Rock Star for so long before you burn out, or jump.

I've always been better at editing and arranging anyway. Record Producer would be perfect.
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phillybri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:48 AM
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16. 3rd Baseman for the Phillies...
I've fallen a bit short... :-(
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Cybergata Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:50 AM
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17. I wanted to be a teacher since I was 4 or 5....
and I have been one for the past 30 years.

:hippie:
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:56 AM
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18. Teacher, psychologist, minister
....some of the things I still think about for a career change. Interesting.
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LeighAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:57 AM
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19. I'd be in Congress
That was my dream at age 10. At age 5 I wanted to be either a cheerleader or a nun, and I hoped to marry a monkey (I wouldn't remember that except my old uncles can't help but bring it up at every holiday gathering).

:0P

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Elginoid Donating Member (387 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:58 AM
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20. Dictator-for-life.
I was an ambitious child.
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:59 AM
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21. Editor of a large daily newspaper
I was already planning it when I was in second grade. Before that, I wanted to be a doctor, but I was foiled by multiplication. ;)
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:01 AM
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22. I remember saying I wanted to be a trash collector
I also wanted to be in music. I asked for a guitar, trumpet, bass (like Peter Tork) and drums while I was a child.
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truthspeaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:07 AM
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23. stunt man
I wish I'd gone for it. I LOVE driving fast.
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:25 AM
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24. An Oceanographer/Marine Biologist...........
When I was a kid I was huge Cousteau fan. Grew up on the ocean, taught myself how to scuba dive, and had a big fascination with sharks.
What I didn't have was educational discipline and the confidence that I could do well with the sciences.
Basically I was a dreamer who was lazy, liked to party, and didn't have the right priorities.
Having said that, my oldest son got his degree in Ocean Engineering. Do you think I influenced him? LOL
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:30 AM
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25. A Jesuit
I had the robe and everything. :)
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:15 AM
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39. Did you play Mass as a kid?
I had a friend who did that and ended up as a priest. I grew up agnostic so I was always fascinated by watching him perform his "Mass" in the backyard.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:55 PM
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45. LOL.
No. My family is in no way religious. I think I just liked the image and the ritual. I could not have cared less about god, but I dug the robes.
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Rick Myers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:32 AM
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27. Astronaut
or Rocket Scientist
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:37 AM
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30. When I worked down in Houston....
at the Johnson Space Center.....occasionally I'd run into people wearing t-shirts that read:

"Why yes. As a matter of fact, I AM a Rocket Scientist."
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:33 AM
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28. Radio Disc Jockey
The closest I got was spinning records in bars and for weddings and private parties.
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TX-RAT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:45 AM
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31. I wanted to be a Policeman
I retired from the Sheriffs Dept.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:46 AM
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32. Good to know Abbott will be in safe hands with his godfather
:bounce:
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TX-RAT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:54 AM
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34. Send him down here.
I'll spoil the hell out of him. He'll come back with an accent, and a funny swagger to his walk, and an incredible urge to tip cows.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:55 AM
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35. You're just his godfather, should anything happen to me
You'll be the one responsible for Abbott's well-being!

:loveya:

Now I need to find a godfather for Evita!
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MrsMatt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 05:33 PM
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66. Don't you mean "godtom"?
I'm godbitch to a wonderful German Shepherd named Kaiser.
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Ready4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:53 AM
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33. Captain Nemo
Commanding an airborn version of the Nautilus, operating out of a secret base built into a little known island in the Bahamas.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:57 AM
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36. Astronaut for me, too!
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:58 AM
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37. Mad Scientist
technically, I am
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bo44 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:03 AM
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38. It took me 23 years after high school but I did it. I am a teacher.
Discouraged and fucked with mightily by my bigoted, oppressive father. Overcame his greedy facsist ass and fulfilled my goal as a child of becoming a teacher. Cheney you dad you were no help.
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mede8er Donating Member (249 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:19 AM
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41. Rock Star........
started playing at an early age because of the Beatles........these days my favorite quote is:

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." ........
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:46 AM
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43. Girl Detective....
I was a Nancy Drew devotee when I was growing up, and I thought her job was the coolest. :)
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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:56 PM
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46. Bag lady
I was a stupid kid :D
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sbj405 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:10 PM
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47. Am I the only kid that wanted to be a coroner/forensic scientist?
Maybe it was a little later than 5 or 6 y/o, but I even did a school report on it. Got to interview the county coroner (didn't get to see anything though).
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:12 PM
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48. Actress.......
I still want to be one..... I love theatre and make believe. :evilgrin: Plus I like being the centre of attention. (in my own shy, humble little way) ;) :evilgrin:

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mia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:04 PM
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49. an artist


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Guy Fawkes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:08 PM
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50. politician...
I guess I've always loved politics...
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sus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:09 PM
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51. oh god.
i was in a beauty pageant when i was five and when they asked me what i wanted to be when i grew up i said, "a cowgirl."

I am *so* not a cowgirl. if anything, i'm a "muck out the stalls girl."
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:11 PM
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52. Pitcher for the NY Mets
yep I was a tom-boy...wost thing about it was I *really* did throw like a girl. Cruel, cruel irony
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 11:23 AM
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95. I wanted to be a catcher for the Cincinnati Reds
I so :loveya: Johnny Bench. I was even a catcher on my softball team and wore #5
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murphymom Donating Member (443 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:14 PM
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53. A ballerina
and it wouldn't have been pretty. Does anybody remember a Vicar of Dibley episode with Dawn French in a tutu? (Or maybe it was a three-three). You get the idea.
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disgruntled_goat Donating Member (637 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:17 PM
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54. chemist
I remember having a career day in elementary school, and choosing to be a chemist of some sort, largely because they got to stand around at work instead of busting ass digging ditches in the Texas summer. I mean, the thought of mixing chemicals was way cool, but as a boy in Houston TX in the mid 70s, all i wanted from my future job was that it be climate-controlled.
Faintly ironically, i now have neither job nor career nor prospects. but i do have air conditioning.
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:21 PM
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55. Cowboy
I still may become one if I ever grow up.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:25 PM
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56. Submariner
n/t
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:39 PM
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57. Architect
I liked building things with blocks, legos, and tinker toys. I liked buildings. I remember reading the book "This is the House that Biff Built" and telling my mom that I wanted to be an architect.
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wickerwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 11:16 AM
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94. Me too.
I used to sit around drawing floor plans of castles for hours.

I also used to line my toys up and try to teach them, and I ended up a teacher. So in one respect I really am what I wanted to be when I was 5.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:44 PM
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58. NHL goalie or an astronaut
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Deb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:51 PM
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59. A Mother
but mostly because it was something my brothers couldn't do. :-)
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:54 PM
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60. I'd be a Go-Go Dancer on Laugh-IN......
....LMAO...I swear it!! :D


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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:54 PM
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61. Nurse, until I realized
that you had to get good grades in biology and chemistry to qualify. That was the end of that.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:56 PM
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62. Philosopher.
I thought that I'd write books about ethics, morality and the meaning of life, and that they'd be taught in all the schools, bringing about Utopia. That was when I was about 5 or 6. Later I wanted to be a paleontologist, then a fiction writer, a film director, and a musician.
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traco Donating Member (579 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:56 PM
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63. Long Haul Truck Driver
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:59 PM
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64. same one I have now
Writer
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 05:09 PM
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65. Engineer
The Railroad kind
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MrsMatt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 05:35 PM
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67. Teacher or actress
whilst in grade school,

writer in junior/senior high school,

marine biologist or teacher in college.

I'm none of the above.

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JohnOneillsMemory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 05:45 PM
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68. Ex-president or rodeo clown. n/t
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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:02 PM
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69. Palentoligist
Paleanotoligist. um, plaeotoplogist, um, Dinosaur guy.
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:25 PM
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90. Me too
back-up was Archaeologist.
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:05 PM
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70. Doctor
Instead, I became an artist. How'd that happen?!
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:18 PM
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71. wanted to be a nun
Catholic girl. That did not happen and I am glad.
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:22 PM
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72. I flirted with the nun thing, too
Then I realized that I was singularly unsuited to a lifetime of obeying. Poverty, chastity, those things I could do, but obey? Go to hell, I say.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:28 PM
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74. lots of nuns and priests in my family
well in the previous generations
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:32 PM
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76. None in my family
Both my mother and father's sides have long held strong anti-clerical positions. I don't think they would have been happy had I chosen to enter an order.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:39 PM
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77. although midlife and parenthood for me
at times bring a desire for some quiet and contemplation. My husband sometimes talks about wanting to go on a "monk-type" retreat and a number of my male friends spent time in Zen monasteries when they were young.
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:57 PM
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81. I never knew a contemplative
My grade school was staffed with Charities and Augustinians, and my high school was run by the Sisters of St Joseph: for a while I seriously thought nuns had to go to South America and work with the poor, then come back to the states and give lecture tours. I guess I thought contemplatives went out with Vatican II...
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 10:48 AM
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93. no I think there are still some out there
every now and then you hear about Carmelites, or new agers who have decided to go to a monastery or farm. Also there are all those neo-traditionalist CAth. movements.
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Red State Rebel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:25 PM
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73. A Lady
When I was little, I was a kinda forced to be a big tomboy. My two older sisters worked inside our house helping Mom clean, etc. and my two brothers and I were shushed outside to play in the woods all day. I grew up climbing trees and running wild with my brothers but I always wanted to be the dressed up prissy type. I loved dresses with full skirts where I could twirl around and around and dance.

I remember in first grade being asked what I wanted to be when I grew up and I wanted to be a Lady - I guess I was thinking the June Cleaver type.
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:29 PM
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75. Disk Jockey
Well, I did it at my College Station, WVKC, the voice of Knox College
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:44 PM
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78. An actress.
Then when I got a few years older, a teacher.
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Guy Fawkes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:50 PM
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79. (on second thought) a kitty
I would go around on my hands and knees meowing... I'm so ashamed... but I've been around cats my whole life, I wanted to be one.
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Steve Beatty Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:54 PM
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80. Nothing Really
Never really wanted to work per se, myself.

I just wanted to play all the time. And none of the things I liked to play with could ever really be thought of as a profession.

Race car driver, maybe....but that's about it.





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trixie Donating Member (696 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:06 PM
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84. Spy or....
A spy, or to be exact - Harriet the Spy



OR

The wife of a rich dead guy.
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agates Donating Member (743 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:06 PM
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83. A farmer
:-)
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:08 PM
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85. I'd be a lawyer
Defending the powerless against the powerful.
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Parrcrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:11 PM
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86. Prime Minister of Canada and centre field for the Expos
both. together. at the same time.
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VoteDemocratic2004 Donating Member (691 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:34 PM
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87. Zoologists
My career counselor told me that the pay was horrible and that I would have to pick up large snakes and worms.

That did me in.
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rustydog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:07 PM
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88. Smoke Jumper, no doubt about it!
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:23 PM
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89. A Princess
:eyes:
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:47 PM
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92. Comic book artist
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Catfight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 11:25 AM
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96. gas station attendant, I loved those coin holders they used to have.
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Shananigans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 11:48 AM
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97. I always wanted to be a Dr...
don't know why...now I can't stand blood... yech
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bookfreak Donating Member (193 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-21-04 04:07 AM
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98. Lawyer
That's what I wanted to be when I was a teenager...I can't remember what I wanted to be back when I was younger.

I had visions of being a lawyer up through my first year of college. Then I realized I just wasn't cut out for it. I went for my BS in Psychology and took a Human Services job with noble intentions of saving people. Not something you want to do if you want to make a living...
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-21-04 05:04 AM
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99. Artist
It is what I did
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-21-04 05:41 AM
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100. jedi knight
can't say I wasn't ambitious!

oh, hold it, I wasn't. Once I grew out of that, I thought being an extreme skier wouldn't suck.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-21-04 07:37 AM
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101. I don't think I gave career much thought back then.
but I know when I was 10 I wanted to be an interior decorator.
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Jim__ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-21-04 09:14 AM
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103. Ditch digger
When we were kids they were always digging up our street. We'd get to know the workers - we were probably a giant pain in the ass - but...

Anyway, whoever was digging in the street, they'd have beer with their lunch - usually quart bottles. Thay had a nickle deposit on them. We's always pester 'til they gave us the bottles so we could get the deposit.

Sure looked like fun , easy work...
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