When I Grow Up
A meme, from Meno:
Write five things you want to be when you grow up. Big dreams that seem like folly, but in your heart of hearts are very real and dear to you. Things that maybe you have forgotten about in the ebb and flow and toil of the everyday, but that never really leave your soul. What you would do if anything was possible?'
A singer. This seems to be a popular one. I'd have a goth/punk/cowpunk band called 'Hungover Mother'. We'd tour with 'The Rock Bottom Remainders'. My side-project would be 'The Nancy Dancehalls' and I'd play every instrument. My music would be very popular at gay nightclubs and brothels.
A writer. One who's actually finished a book. And published it. To great acclaim. So that I'd be invited to sing with The Rock Bottom Remainders. And go on to found my own group called Hungover Mother. And maybe a side-project.
A madam. I've wanted to be a madam since I was eleven and watched 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.' Especially since I'd already met Dolly Parton at a cousin's funeral in Nashville, and she was sooooo nice and quite beautiful. Anyway, I imagined I'd be like Miss Mona/Dolly Parton, treating my girls like daughters, rescuing them from those mean old pimps, making sure they were healthy, happy, well-paid, educated, and only entertained friendly, good-looking clients. Occasionally we'd all burst into song. Then I'd write my memoir, publish it to great acclaim, be invited to sing with The Rock Bottom Remainders, etc.
An astronomer. I'd found a pseudo-religion based on the idea that the stars can predict your destiny. Then I'd publish a book about it to great acclaim. And then I'd be invited to sing...
A nun. Who becomes a charismatic, takes over the convent, changes it from Our Lady of Unending Chastity to The Convent of St. Mary Magdalene and moves everyone to a remote observatory. A few of our 'services' would change too. And sometimes we'd sing. After the riot squad evicts us and I get out of prison, I'd write my memoirs. To great acclaim. And be asked to sing with The Rock Bottom Remainders. And go on to found my own group called Hungover Mother Superior. And maybe a side-project...