Wednesday, 18 March 2009
The last few weeks have been nothing but college related. Do I want to go to California? Do I want to go that deep into debt? Should I drop my first choice for one that isn't expensive...and would it be worth it?
With that in mind, I kept thinking to myself about jobs I'd be interested in. I've got a handful of things I'd like to do, maybe not for a career, but at least for the experience. Some are more than possible, while others present a very slim chance without a dedicated degree.
DJ - (Surprise, a rave kid who wants to be a DJ) Who DOESN'T want hundreds/thousands of people screaming your name. Completely losing their minds to the music you've created! I take music very seriously (if that makes sense) and I love when someone loves the music I present to them.
Bartender - These guys and girls are always cool in my eyes. Always calm and cool behind the bar while serving the masses, with the occasional flair tender mixing it up with bottle tricks. Usually always dressed in black from head to toe.
Aerialist - Minus the spandex, I'd like to give this a shot. If only to learn how its done and to increase my strength/flexibility. Not so much a contortionist, but still amazingly lithe in ways that impress me. AND you're in the air! I would totally run away and join the circus if I got good enough!
Scientist- Since I was young I've always wanted to be a mad scientist. Sadly, I'd probably have to keep my sanity, but whatever. As I got older I shaped the vague "scientist" title into something more direct, maybe a microbiologist, maybe a chemist. The mental projection of myself would love to work for the CDC. Handling and working with some of the worlds worst disease. Finding cures for the world, or weaponizing them to destroy it.
Professional Poker Player - I thoroughly enjoy playing poker. A game I learned by watching Maverick, the movie with Mel Gibson hundreds of times. I don't follow it, but I will watch the game if it's on tv. Watching and playing are two totally different things, so I've learned recently. I don't have an editing department to make me look good! I've been playing online a bit; I'm not great, but I'm not bad either. And yes, I am a Daniel Negreanu fanboy.
Pilot For the USAF - This one I actually applied for. I met most of the criteria to become a pilot, but I was too short. The recruiter told me I could work with radar or something equally lame. No! I want to fly, not sit in a bunker somewhere! I really felt let down, moreso then I should have. First time I've actually been denied due for something due to my height (minus theme park rides). I've grown a bit since then, but now the desire is gone. I'm sure it would still be quite the experience though...
Storm Chaser - I'm a guy who can always appreciate a good storm. Living in NJ, MAYBE we'll get some hail, MAYBE a handful of actual thunderstorms.T-storms are great and all, but I can't imagine the rush you must feel as you're driving towards a massive tornado. I could totally get into this job...Maybe a little to much. I'd more then likely be killed within the first year. I could totally see myself caught up in the adrenaline, rocking out to some heavy drum and bass, while accidentally driving into the tornado's lift zone.
Some others -
Archaeologist (Digging stuff up is cool!)
Egyptologist (Digging stuff up in Egypt is cool!)
Stripper (I dance enough already, I could totally shake my ass for money)
Psychiatrist ("How does that make YOU feel?")
Photographer (On my way to becoming one)
If you could have any job anywhere in the world? What would it be and where?