Yes, I love the smell of elevators. Still.

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When I was little, I had big plans for my future. I wanted to be the C.E.O. of a company when I grew up. I used to beg my dad to take me to work with him on the weekends, so I could inhale the scent of the elevator as we rode to the fourth floor, where I would quietly weave my way through the cubicle maze. I memorized the names that were posted outside each cubicle, dreaming of the day when I too could have my own little fabric box to which I could attach my favorite Dilbert comic strips.

Currently, I have a desk job that involves a computer and some papers and some shuffling of those papers, but I have no cubicle walls to decorate. I share a large office with one of the coolest ladies ever, yet she won't let me attach comic strips to her clothing with thumbtacks. (Ironically, as I write this, The Rolling Stones are kind enough to remind me that I can't always get what I want. But! If I try sometimes, I just might find that I get what I need.) I haven't given up hope, though! One day...

Anyway, what about you? Teacher? Veterinarian? Firefighter? What future did you envision as a kid? Is that still what you want? Talk to me, y'all.

P.S. I totally have a stash of Dilbert comic strips, both image files and paper copies, ready to spring to action the moment I have a cubicle wall to call my own.

gRegor

gRegor

I wanted to be an architect until I was about 13 or so. I'm a perfectionist and darnit, I'm good at drawing straight lines; designing buildings seemed like it would be pretty cool.

I guess I kind of grew out of it / developed more interest and skillz with web design and programming. There was a time in grade school, though, when I started to draw up plans for a house and I was going to build a miniature model! Never got past the plans.

Smells: I loved the smell of gasoline as a kid. Still don't mind it that much. Please withhold comments about this (I can stop whenever I want, OK?!).

gRegor

gRegor

Dilbert rules, by the way. This is one of my favorite strips.

Jace of Fuse!

Jace of Fuse!

I always wanted to be a cartoonist or video game designer.

I think it's safe to say that I've failed to realize my dreams.

Team Christmas

Team Christmas

When I was a little kid? I never really thought about the future. I mean there was the whole phase of "I want to be a super hero just like (insert hero here)". Mine was probably Dangermouse or Darkwing Duck. But, I never really grew into wanting to be something. Just look at my college career: 3 majors in 2.5 years and now taking some time off.

P.S. gRegor: I now work in a gasoline pump selling place, so I get the lovely smell of gas whenever I want it :)

Randy

Randy

You have been tagged for a meme... sorry...

Hope you will play.

I love your blog

Zoe

Zoe

Vet! I was very much a vet kid, from about the age of four until the age of sixteen, when I realised I hated chemistry with a passion which wasn't too useful for veterinary science. Life as a bum has its up sides too though...

Claire

Claire

I used to want to work in a dog kennels. Just cleaning up and stuff. Strange.

Linda

Linda

I can't believe 'one of the coolest ladies ever' won't let you attach comics to her clothes with thumbtacks. You might try laminating Dilbert then using velcro to adhere to her clothes. Let me know if it works for you. I'd like to come to the office to check it out. No need to thank me for the tip. In the 'survivor' sister-hood we must find constructive ways to bring levity to the office! Rock on ...
Your blog is awesome and so are you! Thanks!

Thursday's Child

Thursday's Child

I agree with Linda. If she was really so cool, she'd totally let you do that.

In my life, I've wanted to be a weapons developer, programmer, analyst for the NSA, entrepreneur, and "Rescue Man." These among an untold number of other day-long fascinations I don't remember.

Joel D

Joel D

I though about this one for a long time...it's weird, but there never was anything specific I wanted to be. I just wanted to be a hero.

(btw, I had to mention this post in my podcast for thursday. keep up the good work! stay warm!)