I found this on Lili’s blog, and in this entry, I showcase to the world just how sophomoric my college paper writing skills are. Funny: when I wrote this shit years ago, I thought I was brilliant and had the makings of an
ambassador ambassadress (which, if you still don’t know, is an ambassador’s wife. Idiot). Looking/reading back, I cringe a little at how childish I sound…ed. Hindsight is 20/20, they say. And the sad thing is, that’s as good as a writer I can get.
But first, what I found at Lili’s blog, care of Careercruising.com— you answer a crapload of questions and based on your answers, the website gives you a list of your top 40 compatible career choices. I find it amusing that ‘marriage and family therapist’ is part of my results. And GARDENER. The closest career choice to what I actually took up in college (International Studies, majoring in International Politics. With some units in Development Studies because I was fickle like that) is ‘politician’, which comes in at #37. I must point out that I never aspired to be a politician (perhaps a politician’s wife, yes. Hell, ANYONE’S WIFE, for that matter, would do).
It’s a long list so I’ll just post the top 10. This is why, five years later, I am still kicking myself H.A.R.D. in the ass for not taking up Communication Arts:
1. Director of Photography
2. Website Designer
3. Desktop Publisher
7. Special Effects Technician
8. Multimedia Developer
9. Casting Director
Out of boredom, I searched my main Gmail account for some of my old college reflection/reaction papers (actual papers weren’t submitted to professors via email and I didn’t pick up the habit of backing up my stuff via the intarwebs until today. Sad, because I remember writing kickass papers on Post-Cold War International Security, the Rwanda Genocide, and New Constitutionalism. Of course, I thought them kickass back then and I bet that if I manage to unearth and re-read said papers [which are saved in my ancient Toshiba], I’m most likely to end up disowning myself).
Excerpts from two of the funnies (aka Papers I Wrote) I found: