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What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Postby blackjack68 on Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:34 pm

Based on the JTOR discussion that begged for its own thread...

When you were six, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I can't recall six exactly but I know at different times, I wanted to be "the boss of Kennywood" and an oceanographer or marine biologist (something near water).

As I got older (11ish) lawyer and actor were in the plans...those are two things that are pretty similar when you look at them.

Now I'm a marketing guy.

Missed it by "that" much.

How about you?
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:37 pm

When I was 5-6 I wanted to be an actress. Around 11 I wanted to be a doctor. In high school I wanted to be the next great sports reporter.

I'm a project manager in IT.
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Postby dodint on Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:37 pm

blackjack68 wrote:I can't recall six exactly but I know at different times, I wanted to be "the boss of Kennywood" and an oceanographer or marine biologist (something near water).


I originally wrote:

dodint wrote:I went from cardiologist in 3rd grade to stock broker in 6th grade to lawyer in 11th grade. Still stuck on lawyer despite barreling down the path of an IT career.


But your Kennywood thing made me remember that before all that I wanted to be a Playboy photographer. I, uh, developed really early in that regard, though. :oops:
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy on Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:39 pm

1-6: Cowboy
7-11: Hockey player for the Pens (not kidding, I have a 5th grade autobiography where I say this explicitly)
12-15: Software engineer
15-19: Astrophysicist
19-20: Biophysicist
21-23: Software engineer


I kind of want to be a cowboy now...
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:39 pm

I said storm chaser, but after LITT said "archaeologist", it reminded me that I was also into dinosaurs at the time and would've liked to be a paleontologist as well.

Also the typical baseball/hockey player thing.
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Postby shmenguin on Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:41 pm

MalkinIsMyHomeboy wrote:1-6: Cowboy
7-11: Hockey player for the Pens (not kidding, I have a 5th grade autobiography where I say this explicitly)
12-15: Software engineer
15-19: Astrophysicist
19-20: Biophysicist
21-23: Software engineer


I kind of want to be a cowboy now...


I also would like you not to have Internet access for most of the day
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Postby BuckintheLou on Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:42 pm

At six (ish), a fireman.
At 10 (ish), an astronaut.
At 14 or so (during the TV run of "Baretta", a pimp!
Too bad. I never did any of them.
Now I'm an old, broken down desk jockey.
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Postby meow on Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:42 pm

I wanted to be a naval pilot and college professor.
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy on Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:43 pm

shmenguin wrote:
MalkinIsMyHomeboy wrote:1-6: Cowboy
7-11: Hockey player for the Pens (not kidding, I have a 5th grade autobiography where I say this explicitly)
12-15: Software engineer
15-19: Astrophysicist
19-20: Biophysicist
21-23: Software engineer


I kind of want to be a cowboy now...


I also would like you not to have Internet access for most of the day


haha! it's funny because it's a tired joke!
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Postby BigMcK on Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:45 pm

Firefighter

"I wanta ROCK!" star, that is.

Nowadays, not sleeping on someone's sofa still dreaming about being a firefighter or rock star.
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Postby blackjack68 on Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:45 pm

I think Game Show Host was also one of my wishes, but that was short-lived.
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:46 pm

'Jaws' was on TV when I was maybe 3 years old. By the time I started kindergarten I could ID about a dozen shark species by their teeth and knew their scientific/Latin names. (Charcharodon carcharias, Galeocerdo cuvier, Prionace glauca, Lamna nasus, Isurus oxyrinchus, Carcharhinus leucas.... blah blah blah) I was forbidden from saying the word 'shark' or 'whale' for a month. About once a every other month, I'd borrow the book "Shark Frenzy" from the library. Ron and Valerie Taylor were my first childhood heroes outside my family. I wanted nothing more than to grow up being around sharks. To this day, the only thing on my bucket list is to free swim with a great white.

Which is why I'm a 41-year old paralegal.
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Postby Willie Kool on Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:49 pm

I wanted to be a Ping-Pong champion.
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Postby skullman80 on Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:53 pm

Always wanted to be a Paleontologist growing up. Was a huge Jurassic park fan. Thought that would have been a cool job. It was either that or a Ghostbuster.

Didn't get to live either dream....
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Postby GJ on Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:58 pm

skullman80 wrote:Always wanted to be a Paleontologist growing up. Was a huge Jurassic park fan. Thought that would have been a cool job. It was either that or a Ghostbuster.


Haha. Paleontologist here too! Or something with space. I fly satellites now.
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Postby npv708 on Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:12 pm

Probably something like:

1-10: Baseball player
10-15: Sports Broadcaster/Announcer/Play-by-play
15-19: Computer Programmer
20-25: Foreign Service Officer/Diplomat

I'm a lobbyist now, so close enough.
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Postby viva la ben on Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:13 pm

I wanted to be a fighter pilot.
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Postby shmenguin on Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:14 pm

A poll on "who here currently has the coolest job?" would be fun.
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Postby count2infinity on Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:16 pm

I wanted to be a doctor, but the surgeon variety, not the PhD variety.
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:16 pm

I can't remember when I wanted to be these things but I ran a gambit of:

Herpetologist
Astronaut
NHL'er
Actor

For now I'm filing paper. In 5 years I hope to be farming hops and raising goats and chickens. <spittoon>
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:17 pm

shmenguin wrote:A poll on "who here currently has the coolest job?" would be fun.


Sarcastic wins in a landslide
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Postby Factorial on Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:17 pm

Baseball player but that didn't work out. :(
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Postby shmenguin on Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:18 pm

count2infinity wrote:I wanted to be a doctor, but the surgeon variety, not the PhD variety.

That's tough sledding. I can't imagine having that lifestyle.
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Postby shmenguin on Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:20 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:
shmenguin wrote:A poll on "who here currently has the coolest job?" would be fun.


Sarcastic wins in a landslide


What's his job?
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Re: What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Postby npv708 on Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:20 pm

shmenguin wrote:A poll on "who here currently has the coolest job?" would be fun.


npv708 wrote:I'm a lobbyist


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