Rachel's Blog: This meme is brought to you by the letter P and the number 10.

Thu, 11 May 2006

So Anthony gave me the letter P with which to choose ten words and then explain what they mean to me. The first thing I did was list 72 P words. Problem. Puzzlement. Purging.

So here are ten P careers that I have really and truly considered or attempted during my life.

Play School presenter - You know me. I would be as good as Jay or Justine. Making things with cardboard and sticky tape, making farm noises, dancing like a fool, all of this I can do. I settle by providing exclusive performances for Abbey.

Pharmacologist - the fact that creativity and flexibility are not allowed when prescribing drugs is probably a good thing, but is too restrictive for me.

Precision Driver - I've wanted to do this since I was a teeny tiny thing and first saw the Holden Precision Driving Team at the Royal Melbourne Show. I comfort myself by concentrating on being a reliably good driver.

Perfumier - I like the idea of this more than the reality. The Myer perfume counter nearly always gives me a headache. BTW, if you haven't read Perfume by Patrick Suskind, you should.

Pet Doctor - (I know, but it doesn't start with a P, 'kay?) I would have been good at veterinary school, except that I really don't like dogs. Can't explain it. Even the dogs I do like (Hi Benson!, Hi Justine!) I can only stand in very small doses.

Paleontologist - Dinosaurs! Mystery! Death! Digging. Outdoors. In the rain. Forget it.

Politician - Ha! Ha! Ha! hahahahahahaha!
No, I really do consider this every few years, but then I take note of who I'd have to work with.

Prima Ballerina - not through want of trying, only through want of a natural turnout and excess height.

Pianist - failed through lack of another P word: practice.

Prophet - very keen on this until, after years of waiting I have recieved no distinct impressions of the future. Bit of a hindrance that.

Also, police officer, painter, plant nurseryman, potter, private investigator, porcelain dollmaker, but not poet, prize fighter, precision marksman or plumber.

Leave a comment and I'll throw a letter your way.

Comment by Liz on Thu, 11 May 2006

I think you'd make a great prize fighter. I'd bet on you and collect your teeth.

Comment by Rachel on Thu, 11 May 2006

Gee, ta. Is that a comment on me as a dance partner? ;-)
You can have the letter "D". For dastardly.

Comment by Cobungra on Fri, 12 May 2006

Panther

Comment by Rachel on Fri, 12 May 2006

Yes, panther, but not poodle.
You can have "W". For weblog. (First you have to get one, and then you can complete the meme. hehe.)

Comment by Anita on Thu, 18 May 2006

Perfume. Yes, it's a great book. However, would be remiss of me not to point you toward "Jitterbug Perfume" by Tom Robbins. A can't put down fantastic romp. For a sample of his humour go to http://www.workinghumor.com/quotes/jitterbug.shtml