KATIE - love that name - a CLASSIC, and YOU ARE a CLASSIC. Most people do NOT UNDERSTAND US the ARTISTS. A TRUE ARTIST is a SURVIVOR - and- we ARE: SPONTANEOUS, we HAVE TO "Follow" our Instincts, and Whims to be able to create a BETTER World, a RICHER, ENLIGHTENED World for the MASSES, "those people out there in the Dark"(Sunset Blvd). And, so what if one does this and that - this is called LIFE - EXPERIENCING, LEARNING. The "Mass Mind" is a sad fact, and a LAZY fact. Listen Katie - write me - let's compare notes, and forget about some of the comments these Gentlemen have made. And, remember - many of these persons will NEVER be REMEMBERED - but - WE WILL BE, WE the ARTISTS. I send IMMENSE Respect --- Roland ----
Wow, it's really amazing to see all the different jobs that women have had! My experiences growing up have been a bit different. But I have to admit, I'm still working my way up in the working world!! Hehe, here's what I mean:
My Past Jobs:
Berry Farm Freezer, boxing fruit
Sales Assoc. at toy store
Sales Assoc. at a craft store
Sales Assoc. at a clothing store
Admin. Assistant at a Nursery
Events Coordinator for a summer camp
Day Care "teacher"
and now? ...
Well, I'm working full time in an office for a small Engineering firm. I type field reports and material test results... I just wonder where I'll be next!!? I hope to go back to school to get my Masters degree, and then...?
I'd love to be a personal consultant... or maybe a psychologist... maybe a fitness director? Ah, who knows... I have too many different interests to choose just one.
I'd do anything for money. Actually, I take that back. I'd do anything for a Viper. That's all I want is a Viper. And well, yes, money will buy a Viper, but wow, that's my dream car. Don't want Lamborghini's, Ferrarri's or Ashton Martin's, I just want one Viper. You name it, I'll probably do it.
Sure wish Fear Factor would have a 'Viper Edition'. I'd definitely be interested in doing any stunts for that.
Also wonder if anyone else would go that far for just a car. I know it sounds rediculous, but when it comes to things that you want, and you'd do anything for 'em. Well, there is no limit.
My life experience (paid) is pretty eclectic myself...I think maybe I get bored easily with some of my jobs or needed to just pay bills till can find what I wanted...from time I was 13 yrs old wanted to be a police officer...now...sick of it...but not because of the street...with the infrastructure of law enforcement...
~author (fantasy, sci-fi, research)~every job in a grocery store
~photo lab tech/custom photography
~supervisor for retail and security companies
~worked in hospitals, factories and computer facilities
~Washington DC intern
~SBC missionary in Iowa and a deaf mission in Puerto Rico
~sunday school teacher
My jobs have been a lot more boring than most of you guys, but hey, I just thought I would tell you anyway...shop assistant, curator of toy museum,packer in christmas factory, some bit modelling, (many years ago and no not rude, mainly eyes for makeup shoots)decoupage teacher and finally programme co-ordinator for pharmacy university...
But I always wanted to be a rtuck driver...no idea why, just one of that list of things you always want to do...
Hugs Morganth xx
nick5454 write: man I just make video games for the arcade and sometimes the military, mostly educational. Plus a shop system for the pits at races, and occasionally contracts...
How boring is that compared to what everyone else does. Like paint a jet!
I don't even do anything as exciting as designing games! I've worked in retail, various temp jobs in an array of manufacturing operations, been a parts driver & shop person for an outfit that made alcohol fuel stills for ethanol production in the '80s, a medical courier, telephone tech support for a bespoke Patent/Trademark application tracking software program, had a very small B&B in Cornwall and also did a stint delivering the post there, by bicycle, no less.
Now I spend 4 days a week running a financial planner's office in the foothills west of Boulder CO where the most likely thing to be seen when I look out the window (besides trees) are deer looking in at me, my first two erot*c ebooks were published this year (with more to come, so to speak), and I've recently become a sales associate for Pre-Paid Legal. Don't really have time for anything else.
But to answer your question, Katie, if money were no object, I'd write and play my guitar all day. Or maybe I'd expand my romance writing to include travel to exotic locations as well.... Good questiion!
Ranger1 write: Military occupation with assignments in airborne/ranger units. Later, worked with federal government as an intelligence analyst/agent. Now in Odessa, Ukraine living next door to a former KGB agent who still doesn't like Americans. I date his daughter. Coming back to the US in December for New year's Eve party at the Russian Embassy and a few other holiday parties.
Ranger, wait a minute ......... your last name wouldn't be "Bond" would it?
Hmm well that sure explains a lot as no one can paint an aircraft without federal aviation approval. It has to do with the weight of the paint on the aircraft amongst a whole host of other things as it affects the aircrafts operating certificate. I hope that the owner of the Lear jet gave you a free joy ride besides paying you of course for your art work.
Did you try to fix your running toilet yet? You should at least give it a try as it's an easy and relatively cheap fix.
Some of the more interesting ones: personal trainer, sportsmasseuse, a stint as a dogtrainer, a sales person in an art-gallery, interior decorator, an awful two weeks when I flipped burgers until I was fired (the only job I was ever fired from, hehehe!).
ScrippsRanchMel write: F-18 Pilot Fireman Chip and Dale dancer International Spy
I gave it all up to be a software developer.
LOL. Mel ... I can believe the software developer job ... and there's photo-proof on another thread that you are a 007, (shaken, not stirred) ... but I'm having trouble buying the Chip and Dale claim. I just can't see you pole-dancing for chipmunks.
Ecam write: Okay I'll bite, how and why did you paint a Lear jet? How did you ever get the paint job approved? Since aviation is my passion being a retired AC A-340 Captain and all, I'm just curious.
Cheers and the first one is on me..
I used to hang with a group of small aircraft flight instructors who all knew I was an artist. They gave the Lear jet owner my name because he was looking to have a stylized Canadian flag painted on an angle on the tale.
Not one to turn down a challenge, OR a unique assignment ... I painted it!