Monday, 21 March 2011

Listography - Top 5 things I want to be when I grow up...

I've always thought that I was mature for my age and I probably am to a certain degree. Despite this I spend the majority of my time either with parents (not mine) who are significantly older than me who make me feel very young or with very tiny people who make me feel very old so where I am exactly on the age-ometer can be a bit skewed at times.

One thing that helps keep my maturity levels down is my career choices or lack of. I change careers more time than some people change their knickers and it is testament to the fact that I can't decide what I'd like to be when I grow up! Once more I am changing direction and setting my sights elsewhere and although significant life changes like this usually take a bit of time, I have no patience for this and so am hurtling through the process at breakneck speed. I'll blog more about this later and when I have time to collect my thoughts on the subject...

So these are either inspired by my childhood ambitions or just nonsense that if money, time and affordable childcare were of no issue I would do...

1) Be one of Pan's People.

Yes. When I were a lass all I wanted to be when I grew up was one of Pan's People. I adore 1960's and 1970's music and used to watch (re-runs) of all the music shows and would sit mesmerised watching the dancers. I also have a big thing for musical films and would learn the dance routines to all of them (West Side Story, Saturday Night Fever etc). This strange childhood obsession has left it's mark in various ways. When pissed I still think I can re-enact certain routines from films and can be spotted out in the big city of Edinburgh making a complete arse out of myself summoning the spirit of Tony Montana after one too many cocktails. In addition to this, I also struggle to contain myself when the Pearl and Dean advert comes on at the cinema, imagining myself and the rest of the Pan's Peeps appearing from the side door dancing to the tune of baba-bab-babab-bababaaaaaa!

2) Be a Roadie. 


I wanted to tour with the Rolling Stones. Don't know why. I think it had something to do with shiny guitars and with them being my Dad's favourite band. I dreamt of mingling with supergroups like Cream, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jethro Tull, The Who. Although this was in 1985 and most of the groups had disbanded or died...

3) Willy Wonka



Minus the creepy tunnel moment. See previous post...

4) A Teacher


I'm not any good at it. I just like it. One day perhaps...

5) Stunt Woman


I never seemed to break enough bones as a child and clearly watched far too many action movies/tv series. I loved the Avengers and I had two invisible friends as a child Bodie and Doyle...

18 comments:

  1. Love numbers 2 and 5! What a coolster you are! Great list, thanks for sharing xoxxo

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  2. I wanted Willy :(

    That sounds bad...

    You know what I meant

    x

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  3. How about a fusion of roadie and stuntwoman? That would be AWESOME, and involve juggling amps or something. Willy Wonka is a great idea - who doesn't want to be like Gene Wilder when they grow up?

    What a fun list.
    ~M

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  4. Pans people! Classic. Are we the only ones who know who they are?!

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  5. One of Pan's People...that's the coolest suggestion yet!!

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  6. pans people!!! cooool! just reading all the entries. I love this listography! x

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  7. What are pan's people? loving Willy Wonka, it would be a hard life having a chocolate river to hand :-)

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  8. Woo, thanks Alma. Looking forward to yours. Xxx

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  9. Hannah! Willie and chocolate...well that's just greedy! Xxx

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  10. @MM: Whilst singing Puttin' on the Ritz. Hee hee xxx

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  11. @Kate: I bloody well hope not! Xxx

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  12. @ Wendy and JoJo: Well...I'm blushing now... Xxx

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  13. @MB: Gasp! Go to YouTube and search them and prepared to be dazzled! Xxx

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  14. @MB: Gasp! Go to YouTube and search them and prepared to be dazzled! Xxx

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  15. I'm looking for a roadie for my band but I guess driving to Glasgow every weekend would be a bit much! lol

    I have given you a blog award. You can see it here on my page:
    http://grumpinator-theweanmachine.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-first-blog-award.html
    x

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  16. Loving Hannah's comment!! I can only say the teacher one confuses me- I NEVER wanted to be one!
    XxX

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  17. @Claire: Wow! Thanks. I'd haul arse to Weegie land anytime! ;p

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  18. @Susanne: Evidence of a filthy mind? Ha ha...really? I'll swap you... Xo

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