What do you want to be when you grow up?

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I want to be a fairy princess.

What about you guys?

-- never (never@mostly.com), June 10, 1999


I just want to point out here that "grown up" should be defined by a 5-year-old's standards, that is to say it simply means "some time after now when I can watch TV past 8:00 and never ever ever eat brussels sprouts again."

I am in no way condoning or endorsing adulthood in any traditional, responsibility-laden sense, except for the staying up late and not eating brussels sprouts kind of way.

-- never (never@mostly.com), June 11, 1999.

My dad is still trying to figure that out, and he's almost 60. I've inherited the same Peter Pan complex, I think. Why grow up?

-- Ian the Terrible (ian@iantheterrible.com), June 11, 1999.

I want to be a Space Vixen.

An introverted, bookish Space Vixen.

An introverted, bookish Space Vixen who likes to wear a flower print kimono bathrobe and silk slippers during teatime with Puck, Obie, Bozo and Teddy.

Oh, wait.

I want to be a fairy princess.

-- Saly (gyn_spaceship@hotmail.com), June 11, 1999.

Do I really have to grow up? I am having so much fun being in denial that I assumed I could contine until I die.

Well if I ever did, I would like to be rich, not piddly rich, Bill Gates rich.

-- Alice (ReadingBTL@excite.com), June 11, 1999.

I *am* a fairy princess. Convincing the rest of the world of that is another story. ;-)

Actually, I've always said I want to be a princess when I grow up. That way you can just have fun and be royalty while someone else actually runs things. I would also like to be a penalty box counselor. "Next time, don't high-stick right in front of the ref, okay?"

-- Erin (erin@treacle.net), June 11, 1999.

When I was eight, I wanted to be a dinosaur. A brontosaurus to be specific because he looked like a good dinosaur and the only one that stood a chance at thrashing a T. Rex. When I was fifteen, I wanted to be an artist but then I found out that to be a good artist you had to suffer a lot and nobody really appreciated you until after you were dead. Except for Picasso but I didn't really approve of his lifestyle at the time. When I was seventeen, I read Catcher in the Rye and decided for once and for all what I definitely wanted to be. But the school guidance counselor told me that catching people in the rye was not a real job and even if it was she doubted that it would pay all that well. Nowadays, I focus more of my time on just trying to be a better me (although sometimes I still dream of being a brontosaurus).

-- bradley cox (starjacked@Inetone.net), June 11, 1999.

I want to be younger and a boss that doesn't have to do anything but like opine to everybody and when I opine they all listen and do what I say. So I thought I would run for a local judgeship next year. That ought to get everyone's attention.. I speak and they all have to listen and do what I say. Kewl. heh,heh.

-- Zeldar (mmelko@knology.net), June 14, 1999.

Forget princess, I want to be the Queen!

If I can't be the Queen then I want to be someone's filthy rich wife who gets to play with the dogs.

-- Colleen (triggirl@yahoo.com), June 17, 1999.

When I grow up I want to be "in the know". By this, I mean, I want to know what happiness is, what accomplishment is, and what belief in one's self is. I want to know that I do not need anyone to get by in this world, but realize that it is a hell of a lot more fun when I have people to share my many escapades. Mostly, I want to changed lives with what I have come to know. This is someone whom I hope to be when I have finally grown up.

-- Denise Mackey (mackey@chickmail.com), September 21, 2000.

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