Friday, March 16, 2007

Cool Careers

MENTAL STATUS: "Tired". Ever since we moved the clocks ahead, I haven't been able to fall asleep at my usual time (10PM). Maybe it's my tooth? I don't know but I'm tossing and turning until well after midnight every night, which is SO not me.

I'm going to try to do some writing this morning while the little girlie is at preschool. I'm almost finished the chapter I've been working on, except I can't end it for some reason. My main characters won't stop talking. I keep trying to get my heroine to walk away--get out of the room--ANYTHING--so they can end their discussion. Nothing has worked. **sigh**

So I've decided to look away and toy around with some future plotting. My friend (and fellow writer) Chicki Brown sent this cool website to check out to find a job for your character:

What a great idea!

Aren't you tired of the same old same old job you read about in books?

Policemen. Detectives. Bleh.
The vague "Corporate Executive". Snore.
I see Firefighters are big right now, but... eh.

Inspired to have my main character do something "different", I even went to the library and got a book called Cool Careers for Dummies. Needless to say, the book is pretty... cool.

Wow, I wish they had this when I went to college.

Instead of a pharmacist, I could have ended up... a Personal organizer? Oooh! That sounds SO me.
Or...hello, what do we have here, a Food scientist? Yes! Or a Flavorist. Now, that's for me. (Especially with my enhanced taste buds)

Anyway, I'm going to continue looking through this great book and dream about what I could have been doing if only I had done a little more research.

Besides author and/or mother, what profession could you see yourself doing?

Have a great a weekend!!


Chicki said...

Being a special effects expert in the movie industry seems to be fascinating, or the person who does the makeup for horror flicks. Ever since I saw "The Making of Thriller?" back in the day, I've always thought this is one of the coolest jobs on earth.

Chelle Sandell said...

Hey! Have you ever thought about a romantic suspense/murder mystery? You'd have lots of chemical knowledge to kill someone off. LOL. Uh oh. There goes my brain...scary! I just came up with a whole plot! I may have to pick your brain and dedicate my book to you.

Sela Carsen said...

What a great idea! I always tell dh the only way his job could have been cooler is if he'd been an astronaut. He was a fighter jet Weapons Systems Officer (Goose on Top Gun, but Air Force)

Diana Castilleja said...

That book does sound interesting.

Hubby has recently gotten hooked on Dirty Jobs on Discovery... OMG! The things people do... I had no idea.

Yeah, I can sympathize, it seems the more common professions do get over played, because that's what people are exposed to, and what they know. I like the idea of the flavorist myself. I could so be a candy taster... :D

Dayna_Hart said...

I'd love to be a professional student.
A university professor.
costume designer
graphic artist

I kinda like being a writer, tho. Iget to try on all kinds of different careers

Shelley Munro said...

Oh, oh! That's easy. I'd be a travel show presenter. I just love to travel!

Anonymous said...

I should have gotten into writing sooner.(or a journalist) Then I'd be an observer and listener and a non-participant.
I'm a CEO and I hate it. It's made me into an authoritative person even when I'm not at work--especially in writing groups. Some may call mine a take-charge personality, but I'm sure I offend many. If I were on "Survivor", I'd be the first one voted off, even though I know how to make fire from scratch with 5% failure rate and how to desalinate sea water. Not to mention I'm a great cook and I know how to fish. (I can get water from plain air too. all you need is a container and a deep hole.)But they'd get rid of me because they'd assume I'd win the million. LOL. Thing is, if I won, I'd share the money equally among all the contestants because I wouldn't think it was fair to selfishly take home all that money when we all suffered equally from hardship, discomfort and those darn bug bites. Did I mention I know how to prevent mosquito and bug bites?
See? you've already voted me off, Jenn! Told ya!