Friday, February 16, 2007

Seven Things

Stolen from Tim and Spinny:

Seven Things I Have Wanted To Be

1. Archaeologist

2. Journalist

3. Waitress

4. Japanese

5. Steven Johnson

6. Clay Shirky

7. Taller

Seven Things I Have Been

1. An estate agent

2. A boy

3. In love

4. An indie kid

5. A raver

6. On medication

7. Happy

(It's that kind of day.)


GreatSheElephant said...

OK, you are really going to have to explain the 2nd 2.

Lucy Diamond said...

And Clay Shirky, while you're at it, please!

patroclus said...

GSE: I was only playing a boy in an opera, but (republicans look away now) I got presented to the Queen afterwards, and I had to bow rather than curtsey.

Lucy: I think really I'd just like to write for Wired, because that's the kind of tosser I am. Sadly my woolly girl-mind dictates that I can't sustain a rational argument for more than five minutes, which immediately disqualifies me from writing on all technological and popular-science topics.

But wait, that's what I do for a living!


Dave said...

The boy I could understand, but an estate agent?!!

Spinsterella said...

Clay Shirky writes about the internet, apparently.

I think you're going to have to move that one to the other list, P.

prolix said...

Yay for androgyny before the Royals!

patroclus said...

Dave: I know. It was abroad, if that's any help. Actually that probably makes it worse.

Spin: The nearest I got was when GSE mentioned my name in the same sentence as the boy Shirky in her dissertation.

Prolix: Indeed. Although I believe the royals used to dress their young male offspring as girls, so they're probably used to it.

Tim Footman said...

I thought everybody wanted to Japanese at some time in their lives, which is why I didn't bother to include it in mine. It's like wanting a cup of tea.

Resent yesterday's e-mail. Let me know if you didn't receive.

9/10ths Full of Penguins said...

I thought about being an archaeologist, but it seemed too dull. If I could have done archaelology like Indiana Jones, I would have been THERE dude.

I have shamelessly stolen this from you for my blog...


patroclus said...

Tim: Got email (woo!), thank you, and have replied.

Nine-Tenths: No need to apologise, that's what these 'memes' are for. Strangely, I would have liked to brush at bits of old pot with a toothbrush, but I suspect I don't have the patience.

MotherPie said...

I like that meme, too. Now that I'm 50 it is a good time to reflect on those things...

I would add, though, things I still want to be.