The Enemy of the Good (eideteker) wrote,
The Enemy of the Good
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As good as dead

A la Nick Hornby in High Fidelity, a top five list of dream jobs:

1. Bold, swaggerin' boss jock, a la the Greaseman, schwappin stories and lovin life. I don't care what you say about his material; the man can improv one HELL of a story. Those of you who know my love for radio (esp. radio dramas) and my dedication to the perfect delivery of a joke will understand this choice.

2. (Successful) author and stay-at-home dad. I'd love to balance the both, if possible. Kids? I would be like, the BEST dad ever. Housework? I rock housework back to the stone age. Or I could, if I tried. Writing? Well, I need some confidence...

3. Running a small record store. But it would have to be an ideal situation, because I know the HELL that is running a small business. Actually, to cross Hi-Fi with Chasing Amy, I'd have to make it a records/comic book store. I'm so John Cusack. Even emode says so. And being the go-to guy on rare music? Hell yes! I would invite the reverend_dave to work there with me and cover the gaps in my knowledge, but he'll be off some where being all higher up on the entertainment business ladder.

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SELLOUT!

4. Consulting... but not like that. Basically, people come to me with a problem; I solve it. Like The Wolf in Pulp Fiction, but not gang-related. I'm really creative in unorthodox ways. I was always that child who would answer "trick" questions completely seriously, kinda like how Alexander the Great solved the Gordian knot with a fucking sword. That was sweet.

5. Failing that, something similar... I'd like to work in a think tank. A thousand bright ideas in a day are worthless if they're not caught and then sold to major companies at an insane price granting me a miniscule commission. I guess this is really the same as #4, only I wouldn't be independant. But I'd also just be coming up with ideas to be pitched... creating new things and not just fixing broken ones. But I'd still be sacrificing some freedom... imaginary freedom, since the type of job in #4 can't be too common. Otherwise, I'd have heard about it, right?

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