career advice from mom

You always need to have a plan B in life.  Tonight I was reviewing fall back careers with my parents … just in case. My dad threw out the option of electrician. I told him I probably should avoid repairing anything that operates with an on switch. Especially since the way I “fix” my phone is by shaking it repeatedly and vigorously. Kind of like a martini. But it was my mom who came up with the ultimate money maker. (After flight attendant. “So you can fly home!”)

ME: I was thinking of becoming a pirate. I hear it’s pretty lucrative.

MOM: Why don’t you just write a book about a dog? That guy wrote about a dog named Marley and look – he has a movie deal now. He’s making millions!

ME: [Mull it over. Remember that do not own dog. Not even a fish. Respond.] No, I think I will just become a pirate.

5 thoughts on “career advice from mom

  1. I think you should definitely write a book! How about a screenplay? Look how well those Vacation movies with Chevy Chase did?! You could use personal experiences from your own family – Lord knows we have enough material!!! If that’s not appealing to you – how about becoming a dolphin/whale trainer and then I could really live my life through you!! Besides, you’d look really cute in a SeaWorld wetsuit!

  2. Hmm. I am torn D. Really torn. I love writing. But I really like the idea of becoming a superhero. However, every good superhero has a special gift. I can’t fly. I don’t have bionic vision or super human strength. Maybe my superhero talent will be … making crepes?

  3. I’ve no idea how I stumbled on your blog but I’m glad I did. It is always interesting to read about people you don’t know but even more so when they’ve posted meaningful content. I look forward to the next time I have the time to return to read your stuff. Happy New Year!

  4. Thanks JPG. It means a lot to me to know that other people besides my mom are actually reading the blog and enjoying some of the content. Best wishes this New Year!

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