What did you want to be as a kid? And how did that turn out?

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  1. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Me, I wanted to be a cross between Elvis, The Six Million Dollar Man, Evel Kneivel, and Matt Dillon (the "Gunsmoke" one, not the brat pack one).

    And yep, that's pretty much what happened. :cool:

    How about you?
     
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  2. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Friend of Leo's

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    I wanted to be an adult -- until I became one -- so now I think I'd prefer being a kid.
     
  3. bftfender

    bftfender Friend of Leo's

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    Cross between Arnold Schwarzenegger & Bruce Lee & Jimmy Page.....still enjoy all 3 of those ambitions ..eat right..exercise..water..work hard..pay bills..take care of your family,,practice..practice ..practice...and you pretty much can write your own script unless some tragedy or health issues happen...
     
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    made me think of Harry Chapin's "Taxi" ...

    You see, she was gonna be an actress
    And I was gonna learn to fly
    She took off to find the footlights
    And I took off for the sky
    And here, she's acting happy
    Inside her handsome home
    And me, I'm flying in my taxi
    Taking tips, and getting stoned
    I go flying so high, when I'm stoned
     
  5. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I wanted to be a baseball player, until I got my first guitar. Then I wanted to be a guitar player.

    And what do you know? Mission accomplished.

    - D
     
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    esseff Tele-Holic

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    I wanted to be a pilot. I eventually ended up as a ground engineer. And strangely, flying doesn't interest me any more. I also wanted to be Gina Lollobrigida's boyfriend. That didn't work out either. :cry:


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    I wanted to be a touring musician and play music for a living. Now I work a 40 hour a week office job....

    But I have an incredible wife and a nine month old son and I wouldn’t trade it.
     
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    985plowboy Friend of Leo's

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    I wanted to be able to make a living at the farm.
    20 years and counting.
    So far so good.
     
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    beagle Friend of Leo's

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    Six feet tall like my Uncle George. It worked out ok.
     
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    tery Poster Extraordinaire

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    I used to sit at my desk in school and draw pictures of trucks . I wanted to drive 18 wheelers and live the lifestyle . My dream came true … I drove the big trucks for over 37 years and never worked a day in my life .
     
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    Pilot,

    Turned out great I am a Systems Analyst and I don't like flying.
     
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    Never gave it much thought. I was always wrenching on my hooptie old motorcycles and cars as a kid so mechanic just came natural. These days I'm a equipment mechanic for the county I live in. Loving every minute of it.
     
  13. BobbyZ

    BobbyZ Doctor of Teleocity

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    I wanted to be rich, and I am !
    In a "Wonderful Life" life kind of way.
    DAMMIT !

    The Mississippi is only wading depth here so I haven't met Clarence yet.
     
  14. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

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    1. Pilot in the Military - I was born with a heart defect so I couldn't even be a lowly maggot in my beloved corps.;)
    2. As great as Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page on Guitar - I play, but still working on the other half of that.:)
    3. Have my own Hot Rod Shop - didn't get close to that one, but I did have a Hot Rod and a Motorcycle.;)
     
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    All I wanted was to be free from my abusive father.

    After that, it's all been easy street.
     
  16. Papa Joe

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    I wanted to be a cowboy..Gene, Roy, the lone ranger..
    Wha happen ??
     
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    I think I always wanted to be "special"....in a famous, "rock star" kind of way. Rich, recognized, and respected. How did that turn out?....I think I am "special", 'cause I'm EXTRA NORMAL. Rich?....well, I'm modestly comfortable. Recognized?....my 93-year-old mother still recognizes me.(and that's a blessing) Respected?....well, I think family and friends who know me kind of respect me. Plus tonight, I will get to perform live for seventy-five to one hundred adoring fans......;) All in all, I got there!
     
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    I had so many students over the years that only wanted what you wanted, Bones.....and I wish like Hell I could have helped them. That kind of background can make it extra hard to deal with other hardships in life.
     
  19. Mike Eskimo

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    I’m done looking behind/looking back .

    Onward !

     
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    I’m afraid I was always too busy doing something to ever spend much time wanting to be something else. I thought seriously about becoming an engineer or architect, even went to school a little, but I always had the next job to get done and little time for anything else. But it turned out ok as far as I’m concerned :). Although , if asked to build greenhouses on the moon or mars, my life will be complete :D
     
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