25 May 2005

Help! Police! I've been memed!!

Aw...my first meme. I almost feel like I should take a picture of my blog. :)

Coach Brown was kind enough to send this one along: Choose any five of these: "If I could be a scientist...If I could be a farmer...If I could be a musician...If I could be a doctor...If I could be a painter...If I could be a gardener...If I could be a missionary...If I could be a chef...If I could be an architect...If I could be a linguist...If I could be a psychologist...If I could be a librarian...If I could be an athlete...If I could be a lawyer...If I could be an inn-keeper...If I could be a professor...If I could be a writer...If I could be a llama-rider...If I could be a bonnie pirate...If I could be an astronaut...If I could be a world famous blogger...If I could be a justice on any one court in the world...If I could be married to any current famous political figure..."

If I could be a bonnie pirate...I'd set sail for all manner of imaginary places: Utopia, Pepperland, Wonderland, Narnia and all points in between. My Tall Ship would be very fleet and yare. I’d call her "In Search of Seamen." (Ahem.) I wouldn't be interested in plunder, but rather knowledge. What an opportunity to be able to see the unseen...to know what others do not. I want an outfit like Captain Morgan (but no mustache). And high-heeled black boots so I could kick some Blue Meanie butt.

If I could be a doctor...I would take time to talk with and get to know my patients. I would listen to what was happening in their lives and ask what was on their minds. I'd hope they'd feel comfortable enough to ask me anything they might be concerned with. While I would certainly keep their best interests in mind, I would do my best to never lecture nor scold. I'd like to work in a rural area that needed me and be part of the community.

If I could be an inn-keeper...I'd have a "Bed and Breakfast." The house would be big, but not intimidating or frou-frou. I'd want my guests to feel welcome---they could peruse my library or sit by the fire in the livingroom. I'd like to hear about their travels: where they'd been and where they were going next. I'd look forward to trying out all sorts of new recipes for their breakfasts (as I enjoy cooking) There would be wine and treats in the afternoons. Everyone needs to feel good about coming home at the end of the day. Even if it is a borrowed home for a weary traveler.

If I could be a writer...I would write novels. I like the idea of doing some historically oriented science story. I love to do research and would really enjoy getting involved in chasing down all sorts of details related to what it was like to live during a certain period. I have often thought of doing a Typhoid Mary type story set in Seattle at the beginning of the 20th century. A female doctor would make for an interesting protagonist.

If I could be a scientist...(okay, so I already sorta am) I would be a forensic anthropologist. This is the one job where "if I could do it all over again" I would pursue without fail. I have always enjoyed doing puzzles. This area of crime-solving fascinates me due to its precision (in the form of measurement and tools) and inference (in the form of deductive reasoning).

Do you want to be "it"? Let me know and I'll tag you.


Anonymous said...

I always thought your ship would be called "The Golden Hind."

The Science Goddess said...

Sounds like another good one to ride. Ahem.