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Offline DingoBoi

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What did you want to be when you grew up?
« on: June 12, 2006, 07:47:38 PM »
I always want to be an astronaut, which is fitting because most people think i'm a space cadet  :-\


Offline Teresa

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2006, 07:59:40 PM »
I wanted to be an airline pilot...but instead of doing that i built planes till i got laid off from Boeing...and im afraid of flying. Have flown 3 times and it scared the hell out of me...LOL :o

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Offline Basquo

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2006, 08:01:43 PM »
I wanted to be a rock star, and fully expected to be dead by 30...now I'm near 40 and for the life of me I can't figure out what messed up my vocal chords... :o

Offline Oscar

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2006, 08:20:07 PM »
I wanted to be a veterinarian because I love animals.

Offline Optimistic

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2006, 08:33:20 PM »
I wanted to be a time traveler, just like Marty Mcfly....one day I will.

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2006, 08:37:35 PM »
Heh,Heh,

When I grow up, I want to be retired !!



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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2006, 08:44:06 PM »
I wanted to be a regular person with 2 kids and married and not have this damn disease.

Oh well can't have everything in life.

I'm gay, Hiv+, and have no future husband.

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2006, 08:45:12 PM »
I wanted to be a veterinarian too....but I'm allergic to most of the animals.   :-\
Meh.

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2006, 09:09:51 PM »
I wanted to be a nurse. I made it through nurse's aide training, never went any further.
My kids always tell me it's never too late.

Offline Sdgirl

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2006, 09:11:24 PM »
I wanted to be a teacher.  I used to set up a complete classroom in our garage and play for hours on end.........

Now I am stuck behind the desk of a different kind!
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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2006, 09:34:54 PM »
I wanted to be a chicken sexer.

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2006, 10:11:17 PM »
What can I say......I'm a different kinda girl. I wanted to be a mortician. But I have always had an abiding love of anumals, and would have loved being a vet.
So.....whaddaya get when you cross a mortician with a vet?.........a nurse. :)
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Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2006, 11:02:45 PM »
I have alot of older male cousins who are in finance, and they seemed so complete and drama-free - so I wanted to be likethem - in finance - so when I was young that's what i wanted. although when i was a teeny itsy bitsy toddler i wanted to be cashier because to a tiny tot a cashier looks ssooo important, so skilled

Offline whizzer

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2006, 11:10:57 PM »
I wanted to be the guy that works in the turnpike toll booth.

I never had high minded goals or aspirations, but I exceeded expectations.

Offline David_CA

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2006, 11:22:58 PM »
My mom says I wanted to be a trash collector, but I don't remember that.  I always have kept lots of stuff around that could possibly be considered garbage!

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2006, 11:29:12 PM »
When I growe up I wanna be on Broadway.  Or at least make a decent living performing...
I'm still not grown up yet...
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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2006, 12:04:10 AM »
I wanted to be a "fluffer"   :-*

Actually, this is kind of embarrassing...  When I was like four years old, I wanted to work at McDonald's.  LOL  :D

Offline Biggums

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2006, 12:19:28 AM »
SDgirl,

I too wanted to be a teacher......high school social studies.

Maybe we could still do it?
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Offline TedEBearNC

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2006, 12:30:34 AM »
So.....whaddaya get when you cross a mortician with a vet?.........a nurse. :)

I would've said a taxidermist.   ;D

I wanted to be an artist or cartoonist.
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Offline et in arcadia ego

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2006, 02:05:42 AM »
This one is easy. I wanted to be a first baseman/left-handed pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. They were always so bad when I was a kid that I figured I could make it.

The dream ended on the wings of failed cuts at hanging curveballs on the high school team.

It was all, and I mean all, I wanted in life. Until I discovered girls.


Offline fearless

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2006, 02:19:43 AM »
I wanted to be a vet caused I liked animals more than people, and I thought I was going to be a brother as I did not like girls
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Offline Cliff

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2006, 02:26:29 AM »
An Astronaut, until I saw the challenger blow up.

Offline Peter B

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2006, 02:39:35 AM »
I've never had the vaguest clue ???, and at 38 I'm still trying to figure it out!!
I ended up a database administrator for 15 years and now I do didlysquat except try and stay chilled, and get far away from the rat race as often as I can........ wish I did have something i always really wanted to do!

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2006, 03:08:55 AM »
I wanted to be a vet caused I liked animals more than people, and I thought I was going to be a brother as I did not like girls

Ah yes. The burden of every gay catholic boy. When I was eight, I wondered if I'd be a priest. I guess the desire to be a chicken sexer was stronger than the call of the Church. ;D

MtD

Offline DingoBoi

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2006, 03:18:42 AM »
An Astronaut, until I saw the challenger blow up.

how do they know christa mcaullife had dandruff?



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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2006, 03:26:19 AM »
Bailey, you had to do a google search to find her name, didn't you?
;)
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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2006, 04:55:54 AM »
I wanted to be a Veterinarian when I left school, but the closest I got was to be a Vet Nurse for a few years, before moving on to people nursing.  I wish I stuck with animals!
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2006, 07:51:11 AM »
I wanted to own a pet store. I lived on an exotic animal farm for a few years and worked as a pet groomer when I was an undergrad, so I guess I got a taste of that childhood dream.

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2006, 08:27:45 AM »
how do they know christa mcaullife had dandruff?



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..they found her Head & Shoulders :P
ah, that was bad. in a good sorta way.   ;D

Offline kcmetroman

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2006, 08:34:09 AM »
I wanted to be a professional athlete.  Baseball or football.  Instead I go this 8 inch scar on my knee

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2006, 08:36:58 AM »
I wanted to be a "fluffer"   :-*

Actually, this is kind of embarrassing...  When I was like four years old, I wanted to work at McDonald's.  LOL  :D

hahaha!  That's hilarious.

I remember wanting to work in a bowling alley.  I thought those guys were so cool...you know, the ones who got to cross the line and walk between the lanes when a pin or ball got stuck in the machine.
Our parents must have been so proud...

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2006, 09:12:54 AM »
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I thought I was going to be a brother as I did not like girls

Steve... that is funny. I could see myself in a brownish robe, sharing not only prayers with my fellow brothers.

I wanted to be a lawyer like my dad.

Then a doctor ( studied but never finished it).

But as a 3 year old I would look at planes and tell my mom : I want to fly over the whole world and make people happy.

I did work as an airline steward for 18 years and I made a lot of people happy. Lol.

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2006, 12:00:29 PM »
What i wanted to be is a lot different than most on here. I wanted to be a mom and a wife. take care of my husband, kids and home. Well i got the mom part and home part. I just wish i could get the husband part.But really, i have always wanted to have my own business, planning parties and weddings and such.Plus a small store with things that others and myself have made.Maybe one day that too will happen.

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2006, 12:14:16 PM »
Zorro, than when that didnt pan out, priest,than a Lawyer, than a male prostitute, than Lou Reed,than a professional golfer,than just some one real fucking rich, and now that I still havent grown up, I would really like to be a caddie for a professional golfer, male or female. This phase will pass soon.
What the hell is a "chicken sexer"?

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2006, 02:06:46 PM »
In junior high school I wanted to be an Arcitect....I had hopes of building the tallest skyscraper.
Naturally I wanted to have the "biggest" .........even then I was such a Queen ::)

how I became a Maitre'd.......I'll never know.  Supervising all those hunky waiters and busboys
might have had something to do with it. :o
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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2006, 05:56:29 PM »
I wanted to be a singer. Took me an aids diagnosis to understand that I really had to go for it and do a conservatoire study!

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2006, 06:09:19 PM »
I wanted to be an artist! Then my parents told me I would be poor my entire life and therefor re-enforcing my dream! Now I merged my artist dream with teaching....DUN DUN DUN...THE ART TEACHER IS BORN!
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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #37 on: June 13, 2006, 06:10:20 PM »
I wanted to be a lawyer...ACLU, Human Relations Commission...an advocate for those who can't speak for themselves.

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #38 on: June 13, 2006, 07:07:08 PM »
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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #39 on: June 13, 2006, 07:30:02 PM »

Being born an Irish catholic, what else?   A Priest. :'(

Terry

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #40 on: June 13, 2006, 08:18:16 PM »
Lisa,

this gives me another clue as to why you and I are such 'soulmates'....I also wanted to be a mortician, but school guidance counselors advised me against it (you know, I was the smart bookish type, they thought I should be more)

I told my Dad I really thought I could help grieving families, etc etc, and he said "oh hell, you just want to put makeup on dead people."   ;D
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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #41 on: June 13, 2006, 11:18:38 PM »
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oh hell, you just want to put makeup on dead people."   

oh my lord, that is funny.

For most of my life, I wantedt o be a doctor (ran the gammut on what specialty), then I got into the medical field and though "OH HELL NO!!!" a decision I'm so glad I came to.
So now I don't know what I want to be when I grow up. 

If I had to do it all over again, I would have been a freakin entry level whatever at Microsoft. As long as it got stock options.   ;)
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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #42 on: January 17, 2009, 03:05:30 PM »
Enjoyed reading this old post...

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #43 on: January 17, 2009, 03:08:20 PM »
A UN interpreter.

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #44 on: January 17, 2009, 06:14:20 PM »
OMG   a Zombie Thread

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #45 on: January 18, 2009, 06:46:24 AM »
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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #46 on: January 18, 2009, 09:32:56 AM »
Though at one point I did consider the priesthood (I was even accepted at Marquette), my love for Bewitched as a kid made me want to go into advertising.  Turned out I did major in Advertising, spent many years in that field but my husband didn't turn out to be a witch (oh, don't go there) and none of his relatives EVER drop by, thank God.

The amusing part of my degree is that at UGA, Advertising is in the Journalism School (and not Business or Arts & Sciences like most other places) so my degree is a Bachelors in Journalism.  Yes, I received a BJ.  Must be damn good at it, I graduated Magna Cum Laude...

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #47 on: January 18, 2009, 04:51:52 PM »
OMG   a Zombie Thread
     LOL. Yes a Zombie thread                                                            I always wanted to be a veterinarian  but couldn't see doing the 12+ years of  Med school and internship. I do however take care of all our animals(cats, chickens and any hurt animals I find) and am quite good at it.     Cristy

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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #48 on: January 19, 2009, 12:45:55 AM »
When I was in 6th grade, I had to write an essay on what I wanted to be when I grow up. So I wrote that I wanted to be a bartender. As a result I was sent to the school shrink due to a "lack of ambition and an unwillingness to embrace a traditional career" I told the shrink that if it weren't for bartenders, Miss Hoffman (the teacher) wouldn't have anyone to talk to at night after work. :)


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Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?
« Reply #49 on: January 19, 2009, 02:43:51 AM »
As a result I was sent to the school shrink due to a "lack of ambition and an unwillingness to embrace a traditional career"


 


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