Hello everyone! My name is Elaine and I am Blythe's favorite Chicagoan (it's true...just ask her). I love what she has going on with the whole Five Things Friday movement, and I thought I would contribute! The following are my
Top 5 Jobs That Would Be Fun to Have
... please enjoy!
1. SNL cast member
This is a dream I've had for.... well, I guess since the first time I was allowed to watch Saturday Night Live. From the classic 90's cast of Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon, Chris Kattan, Cheri Oteri, etc to the recent greats like Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and my personal idol, Kristin Wiig. That woman is a comic genius! I wonder how I would hold up playing some of the characters on SNL... I mean, how do they not laugh?! It is truly an art form... not one that can easily be mastered or that you can get into by just being "funny". I guess I will just stick to watching and entertaining my friends with impersonations when SNL is brought up.
2. Food critic
How awesome would it be to be a food critic? Getting to try amazing food all day and having such a diverse knowledge of how things taste... where do I sign up? The only downside I can see here is that I'm a vegetarian, but there are so many great vegetarian and vegan chefs out there, I'm sure I would be okay.
3. Dog hotel owner
Okay, so there is a little back story to this one... when my husband and I went on our honeymoon this past month, we put up our sweet little dog Archie at a pet hotel. I know it sounds CRAZY but let me explain. The place has 4 huge play areas for all the dogs, and each dog gets their own 4' x 7' room to sleep in at night. There is staff taking care of them 24x7 and the place is kept up beautifully. I love my pet and I would never board him in the traditional sense of boarding, so this was the perfect option for us.
So back to wanting to be a dog hotel owner... first of all, from a business standpoint, this is a great idea! So many people in the modern world are getting pets in place in place of or before they have children, and they treat them as family members. This dog hotel Archie stayed at had every room FILLED so I bet they make bank. Brilliant.
Also, think about it. Your job is to hang out and play with dogs all day... for a dog lover, that is a little piece of heaven! Dogs are so dynamic to me... they are so playful, loving, and loyal.. (Can you tell I love dogs?) It reminds me of that one video from Funny or Die with Natalie Portman and Rashida Jones where they say they have figured out how to solve the financial crisis, and then they announce that the solution is "PUPPIES!!!" See here: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/f88f8d6385/natalie-portman-rashida-jones-speak-out-from-natalie-portman-and-rashida-jones.
4. Coffee shop owner
For almost 6 years of my life, I worked at 3 different coffee shops. One was Starbucks, one was a crappy place called The House Cafe, and my favorite was a cool little independent place in near my home town called La Spiaza. Some of my best memories come from my time there. We made up our own recipes, had live music, comfy couches, delicious gelato, beautiful local artwork... bliss. At one point it was owned by this great woman named Berna and she cared for it as much as we all did. It was the best spot in town, and all my friends and I would hang out there on weekends (even if I wasn't working). I know coffee shops don't make a lot of money (especially when you are competing with giants like Starbucks) but I learned a lot about running a small business, and I loved the art of making coffee (from steaming and pouring the milk to pulling shots). If I had my own shop, I think it would be very comparable to La Spiaza and my memories of that place...
5. Personal shopper
So mostly I just thought this would be fun because I love fashion, and I think it would be so fun to pick out things for people (especially if your clients are celebrities with deeeeeeeeeep pockets). You would always be in the know with what's new and what's to come in fashion, and that makes the artistic side of me tingle. :)
Thanks Bly for letting me contribute to your Five Things Fridays! You are glorious. And readers, I'm sure we'd all love to know, what professions (despite money, talent, etc) would you want to explore if you could? Much love! :)
Some past FTF include:Five Chick Flicks I'd Like To Be In
Five Classic Rock Bands/Musicians I wish I got to be a groupie for (Guest post)
Five Thriller-ish Films I Wish I Coulda Monster-Stomped In (Guest post)
Five Hairstyles I've Had
Five Great DIY Ideas
Five Cities I Wish I Could Visit Tomorrow and What I Would Wear (Guest post)
Five Things I Love About Freaks and Geeks