Wednesday, March 11, 2009

.listography::a life in lists.

Okay, so I couldn't help but pick up this journal book thingy today to see what it was all about.  Listography.  Cute.  Catchy.  You can see more of these books by Lisa Nola and Nathaniel Russell here and the website here.  The idea of the journal is to record bits of your life by creating a list for different things.  For example, "List your favorite TV shows of All -Time."  My answer would be:  Kids in the Hall, The Vacant Lot, Absolutely Fabulous, Northern Exposure, Golden Girls, Punky Brewster, Mr. Bean, Saturday Night Live, to name a few.  Many of us have a "soft spot for nostalgia," but we may not have the time to bring out the glue sticks and patterned paper to create a scrapbook about our lives.  At least, not yet.  This is where I think creating a list is actually a pretty nifty way to catalog aspects of our lives that others can look over and say, "Well, that definitely explains why she's got a funky sense of humor."  So I've decided that I would start sharing some of MY lists here.  Today, I will start with:

  • Pilot
  • Anthropologist
  • Elementary School Art Teacher
  • Tour Guide (not sure where yet!)
  • Jockey
  • Dressmaker
  • Baker
  • Marine Biologist
  • Chocolatier
  • Photojournalist
  • Actress 
  • Elevator Operator
How about you?  What professions would YOU like to try out, if only for a day?


  1. What a great question.. I found you through Susannah's Unravelling comments on her latest post, I hope you don't mind my stopping by.

    So, professions I'd like to try... I'm currently a Sales Manager for a distributor of healthcare equipment for nursing homes (so not flashy!)

    1. Art Therapist
    2. Doctor to discover a cure for cancer
    3. Landscape Architect
    4. Actor
    5. Interior Designer
    6. Chef

  2. I've always wanted to be a florist, but my Dad keeps talking me out of it - he dated a florist once and he says her hands were ruined by the cold water and the rose thorns! But that's still a profession I'd like to try - I adore flowers.

    Interesting post! :)

  3. Jennifer~ So glad you dropped by! I too wanted to try out being a chef, but with my luck, I'd end up in Gordon Ramsay's "Hell's Kitchen." That man would drive me to tears! :o)

    Rachel~ To be surrounded by freshly cut flowers of all kinds, that would be wonderful! So what if the hands get ruined! That's what shea butter and manicurists are for! :o)

  4. Right my list is... ahem..

    1. Neuro surgeon
    2. Fighter pilot
    3. Rock guitarist
    4. Grand Prix team Boss
    5. Architect
    6. Journalist
    7. Film director
    8. Record producer
    9. Painter
    10. NYPD police officer


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