Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Question 12

If money, schooling and time were not an issue, what would you choose to do - work wise - with the rest of your life?

31 Comments:

At 10:16 AM , Blogger Tamara said...

I'd go to college and get a zillion degrees.

I'd write tons of books in my spare time.

I'd learn to play piano.

Munchkin and I would live in a 4-bedroom/8-bath Tudor-style home with a large yard, and we'd raise two or three dogs from puppies.

I would never re-marry--although I'd be Really Good Friends with the handsome single guy down the road--and my ex-husband would live in Budapest, Hungary.

When I got tired of writing and studying, I'd travel the world. I'd visit every country but Hungary.

 
At 10:46 AM , Anonymous Zoodle said...

I'd also go back to school.

I'd start a no-kill cat shelter and work there looking after the kitties.

I'd volunteer at my daughter's school.

I'd take 2 hours daily for exercise and me time.

I'd move to Seattle and commute back and forth monthly so the Angel could see her Daddy regularily.

I might become a vet or a animal technician or something along those lines. So I would be better able to run my shelter.

 
At 12:32 PM , Blogger punky said...

I would work in wildlife conservation / animal rescue. I would live in a beautiful log cabin in Alaska with my dog(s) and my husband.

 
At 12:37 PM , Blogger Higgy said...

I would work as a game designer/playtester for board games (primarily), RPG games and lastly video games.

I'd also travel back to Wales more often so that Owen can know his awesome relatives back there and vice-versa.

I'd live nearer (or visit more often) my friends and family.

I'd travel more in general.

 
At 2:13 PM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

Travel is good. Lots of travel. First, however, I'd hire a professional photographer to take a decent passport photo. The one I have was taken on my way home from work after a night shift. Also, it looks like my lips exploded and ate the lower half of my face.

Education, definitely - I want a Bachelor's in Speech and Language Therapy (also a bachelor who's willing to change his marital status, but that's another thing on the list)

Then, I want to use that degree to help in any way I can.

Oh.. and a housekeeper so I don't ever have to vacuum or dust again. Or do dishes. I want to create them, not clean them.
(oh.. and my kitchen.. MUST HAVE every single last tool, gadget and little useless thingy necessary for a cool kitchen. I don't want it to feel inferior)

All that, plus unlimited internet access any day, place or time, so I can keep in touch with some of the most amazing people I ever met. (You may presume here that I am talking about you. Yes, you. Not any of the others.. they're good, but they're just not you.)

 
At 2:20 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

Punky, just so you know, I'm not moving to Alaska. So, you know, start saving up those Frequent Flyer miles, ok?

 
At 5:24 PM , Blogger Mad Scientist said...

Money, time and education have all been put into being a scientist. So I have to say I would be doing exactly what I am doing now minus the grant writing stuff. My dream research has nothing to do with HIV though. I want to figure out the genes responsible for regeneration in starfish and lizards and engineer it into human cells from amputees so they can regrow their limbs.

 
At 5:26 PM , Blogger Mad Scientist said...

after I figured out how to regrow body parts I would work on why sharks don't get cancer and apply that to people. I don't know how to solve the HIV issue though.

 
At 5:48 PM , Blogger Leetie said...

I'd like to be a surgeon, but you'd have to make the lawsuits go away. Not because I'd be a bad surgeon, but because if you're any kind of doctor, chances are that you're gonna get sued by someone at some point. My next choice would be an artist.

 
At 7:56 PM , Blogger punky said...

Ooh! And if talent weren't an issue I'd be a world renowned cellist like Jacqueline Du Pre... AND a phenomenal singer ... like Sarah Brightman .. only less quirky ... AND an amazing dancer like Nadja Saidakova ... I'd be a triple threat baby! And as a hobby, I'd be a wildlife conservationist and run around saving baby seals and nursing polar bears.

 
At 9:28 PM , Anonymous insomniac said...

nursing polar bears?

(now, that's a Coke commercial I'd pay to see!)

 
At 9:32 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

Oooh, I'd nurse on Punky any day! I mean I'd nurse Punky any day. Um. I mean. I. Nevermind.

 
At 10:41 PM , Blogger Slyeyes said...

I'd travel and write; thus becoming Bill Bryson's main competition.

 
At 11:09 PM , Blogger Sarah O. said...

Hmmm, if I double posted, I apologize. If I didn't post at all, I apologize for this apology.

 
At 11:11 PM , Blogger Sarah O. said...

If money, schooling and time were not an issue, I'd time travel.

 
At 6:05 AM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

If talent (or the complete and utter lack thereof) were not an issue, I'd play the alto sax. I'd play with (gigs.. okay.. not just playing with..) Keb' Mo' - divine, delicious, voice like a fallen angel...

*drowns in an attack of lust.*

Footage at 11.

 
At 10:14 AM , Anonymous Jeff Meyerson said...

I'd hang out and read and eat out and travel to places like Vegas and London and Chicago and New Orleans (once it's safe again) and Florida and the Grand Canyon and...

Wait, that is my life!

Seriously, if money were no object I'd be on the way to Australia and New Zealand (hi, Kaf!) tomorrow. And my book collection would fill every room in the house.

 
At 10:45 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd move to a castle in ireland and buy me self a Pub, where I'd drin, er work by night. And by day I would dress up in my British spy uniform, whip out my license to kill, and work for her Majesty's Secret Service (mainly so the Irish Lads wouldn't try and kill me), then in my spare time I'd write, and maybe paint and photograph nude models in a purely scientific manner.

Also, for a hobby I'd play professional Football in the states and drive cross country on a Harley taking long winding backroads and stopping off at bed and breakfasts (for paakes), and oh yeah, with my wife. ; P

Furthermore, I may look into Nursing.

by
Guess Who? (not The Guess Who)

 
At 11:28 AM , Blogger Tamara said...

Hi, Fish!

 
At 7:44 PM , Blogger Slyeyes said...

*detects a cigar odor*

Hi, Fish!

ejnqpigi -- jiggy piggy?

 
At 7:46 PM , Anonymous Sallyacious said...

Write.
Teach acting.
Act.
Garden.
Travel.
Read.
Plant a redwood grove.
Make art I can make money from.

I'm gettin' there...

 
At 11:26 PM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

Sally, you don't have to worry about money, so you can just make art you love, and if it makes money, then that's a bonus!

Jeff.. buy your apartment block.. knock out non-bearing walls on an entire floor and turn it into your own personal library. With wet bar in the corner, naturally.

*goes to freshen linen in the spare room, just in case*

 
At 12:58 PM , Anonymous Eleanor said...

HA! I knew it was Fish before I read that other people guessed it too! :)

I'd go FISHING!

 
At 6:44 PM , Anonymous Sallyacious said...

Kafaleni,

I already actually do that. I act for money. Unfortunately, since it's not for nearly enough money, I have to have a day job too. Time seems to be more the short commodity for me. I'd be happiest if I could cut out the need for the day job. But then, what actor doesn't feel that way?

I like the idea of gutting the entire floor of a building and making a library in it.

What could be better than a combination of books and booze? Books and booze and chocolate cake, I guess.

 
At 7:51 PM , Anonymous Bismuth said...

I think about this most every day, since I haven't settled into my real career yet.

Right now, my biggest requirement would be to be in a position where I'd be able to teach and mentor bright students. I'd also like to be in a position where I am always learning something new. Third, I don't want my job to take up my entire life, as I see in the case of some professors I know.

Clearly, I'm leaning toward a university professorship. However, I'm slowly deciding that maybe I'd prefer something at a smaller university or college, where the focus would be more on teaching rather than doing outstanding research and thereby bringing money into the department.

But I've still got 97% of my Ph D work ahead of me. I could easily change my priorities.

 
At 7:54 PM , Anonymous Bismuth said...

...and after I retire, I'd run a B&B in the Swiss Alps.

 
At 8:29 PM , Anonymous djtonyb said...

Open the most fabulous nightclub ever, naturally.

 
At 4:04 AM , Anonymous kaf said...

dahlink... you would be fabulous!

 
At 10:05 AM , Blogger punky said...

DjT ... I'd dance at your bar for FREE, honey. Do it!

 
At 2:32 PM , Blogger MrFisher said...

GEEZ, I had no idea I was that obvious. ;)

DJT- I'd dance at your bar for free honey.

Plus, I'd cover Punky with it.

 
At 11:27 AM , Anonymous Boo Augustus said...

I would spend the first several years on a sailboat crusing the world. Mind you, a sailboat big enough to cross oceans but not so big that it requires a professional crew. Well, except for the cabin boy. And I would rotate friends and family on and off the boat for a little variety and company. Actually, I might rotate cabin boys, too.

 

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