What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?


On Fridays, I ask a series of questions I hope will inspire discussion in the comments. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

1. My daughter Charlotte is kindergarten milk helper this week, which she called her dream job. Maybe this economy is forcing the youngest generation to recalibrate their goals. Let's think back to our earliest career aspirations. What did you want to be when you grew up? (Did anyone follow through?)

2. From reader Bret: "I have to recite a one-minute speech for my public speaking class. It can be anything—politician, movie monologue, football coach, whatever. Any ideas for a great one?"  I'd give serious consideration to Jack Donaghy's "Winning Time" psych-up speech. "Bases loaded, bottom of the ninth, are you gonna step up? Oh yeah! Because it's winning time, you magnificent son of a bitch!" Though I guess that's probably not a full-minute.

3. Congratulations! They're turning your life into a TV show. You can pick any song to serve as the opening theme. What's the theme song for the fictional TV show about your life?

4. Your turn! Got a question for your fellow readers? Ask it here. Have a great weekend!

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What Shows Up When You Google Yourself?
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On Fridays we ask a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. On to this week's topics...

1. What's the strangest thing someone could learn about you by Googling your name? And has anyone who shares your name done anything remarkable? There's a Jason English who's almost exactly my age. He allegedly bit someone's ear off and flushed it down the toilet. It will be tough to rise above that in the search rankings.

2. What's something you regret quitting?

3. If you could change one rule in any board game, what would it be? (If you have a specific house rule you think the world should adopt, let us hear it.)

4. Do the kids celebrate Mischief Night/Devil's Eve in your neighborhood? What's the worst incident you remember?

5. Got a question for the group? Ask away. Have a great weekend and happy Halloween!


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