Sunday, August 9, 2009

Just Like The Movies

Movies love to show the quirky main character who is trapped in his mindless office job while he would really love to be a ________.

And while so many of us can relate to the intricacies of cubicle living, how many of us REALLY have that dream job we think about and speak so passionately about?

I love my job - it is fun and exciting and allows me a ton of really cool opportunities - but I'm not going to pretend I said this is what I wanted to do when I was 5. I wasn't like "Mommy - when I grow up I want to sit in an office and make sweet love to spreadsheets." Ok I said that once, but I was hopped up on Fun Dip and Mt Dew at the time.

Point being - how realistic is it that we all have some dream occupation that we feel held back from achieving. When you watch movies you think that all you have to do is quit your day job and suddenly people will be lining up to offer you a job as an architect. Or that your band will suddenly get signed to a record deal. Or that some hot cougar will ask you to come fix her cable and then her top will accidentally fall off. I guess it depends on what kind of movies you watch.

So while I can completely relate to the hot movie star love interest (seriously Marissa Miller, quit calling me) - the biggest fantasy parts of movies to me are that we all have some calling or some dream occupation.

Do you have a dream job that you just never accomplished? Or am I the weird one for not having some "calling" that I dream about in my sleep.

Although, now that I think about it, that cable repair man for cougars job has snuck into a few dreams of mine.

17 comments:

AMANDA said...

Rocker Chick!

moooooog35 said...

Every time I watch that guy on the Food Network (Guy something something), I'm like:

"Now THAT is a great job. I could do that. That, or porn. Midget porn. Actually..I'd rather do midget porn. Holy shit I'm horny. Where's my dog?"

I get sidetracked easily.

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

i wanted to be famous when i grew up, still waiting on that one.

Christina_the_wench said...

*hiding my dog*

I wanna be George Clooney's mattress.

Ben said...

I keep waiting and hoping that I'll figure that out eventually.

Idea #527 said...

I was asked in an interview one time if I could have a dream job what would it be and I said "I think an actress." But then I don't think I would want the paparazzi following me!!!

But I had the dream job at my finger tips (I was going to be a sports doctor) and then decided that I didn't think I wanted it. Yeah, I'm that person.

bakingwithplath said...

I have no idea, I just don't want to worry about bills anymore. Wamp wamp, boring person alert.

Angela said...

I stopped reading and started daydreaming about my childhood the moment you said "Fun Dip."

Lily said...

I have a ton of dream jobs, but at this point, I'd settle for any job where I could get up out of this f*cking office chair

(the shackles are starting to rub)

zwinggi said...

i think christina has something going with being george clooney's mattress. i hope your references are good, because i'm applying for that shit too. (hopefully he likes dudes as mattresses.... crossed swords-i mean fingers. fingers. yeah.)

Matt said...

I dont know what you're saying. Ever since I was small, all Ive wanted to do is dominate spreadsheets!

longredcape said...

One of my biggest pet peeves in rom-coms is how the two extremely attractive main characters always have, like, the BEST jobs. She works at a fashion magazine! He's an ad exec at a huge firm! She's a photographer and he's a high-powered executive on Wall Street!

Give me a secretary in a textile company and a sanitation worker any day.

Sorry, that stuff just gets my goat. That's probably why I love "The Good Girl" so much. She works in RETAIL RODEO.

Mike said...

When you're retired all your cougars have passed on long ago:(
And I can't afford the sugar daddy thing.

Taylor said...

Maybe I'm the weird one because I've got about 3 dream jobs I wish I pursued.

1) Being in a band (keyboarder)
2) Photographer
3) Marine Biologist

Hehe. Taylor = lame. Just sayin'

OhMyLaughter said...

Please do not stop blogging about cougars...

BrazenBareToe said...

Seriously, have you not looked at Google's extream workplaces ever. I so want to be there. http://www.travelchannel.com/Travel_Ideas/Museums_and_Culture/ci.Extreme_Workplaces.artTravelIdeasFmt?vgnextfmt=artTravelIdeasFm

I know I should have totally tinyed it but I'm lazy.

Ida said...

I totally have a dream job - animal sanctuary. And it's so weird that I stumbled upon your blog as I'm probably going to quit my boring office job in the next couple of weeks in order to pursue it...