Monday Listicles

Woof woof!

I had a wonderful day taking photos at a local dog shelter of adorable pups today so I am full of love and sappiness. Funny how today’s topic for Listicles, chosen by Wendy is 10 THINGS YOU THOUGHT AS A CHILD YOU WOULD DO/BE. Well I thought I was going to be a jet pilot like Tom Cruise in Top Gun, only less cocky. Didn’t work out for me, but I did marry an officer in a flight suit! Later on I fell in love with photography and today I have my own studio. Not to be presumptuous since things seem to really work out for me, but I recall dreaming about being a first female President of United States and the only thing standing in the way is a tiny little amendment to our constitution. Remember to vote for me once we have those silly rules ironed out. Where is Terminator when a girl needs one?

Before we start sharing our hopes and dreams and compare them to our grown up reality I wanted to tell you what awesomeness is in store for us next week. Ducky twitted me this

and I said sure! I might even buy myself a cute purse to follow the prompt!

Let’s get to it. I got my husband to write the list while I was at work. Isn’t he the best?

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!



1. Cowboy: The earliest career desire that I can remember.

2. Truck Driver (a.k.a. trucker or lorry driver): My grandfather played a big role in this as he was drove a Mack truck and would always blew the air horn for us when he left on a trip. From a little boy’s perspective that was awesome!

3. Police Officer: I wanted to be one of the good guys and fight crime. I am sure TV influenced this to a great degree. Shows like Adam-12, S.W.A.T. and CHIPS were an influence.

4. Undercover Detective: Still wanting to be a good guy and fight crime but I thought it was much cooler to wear civilian clothes and drive unmarked car. Again I am sure it was those 70’s and 80’s shows like Hawaii Five-O and Starsky and Hutch that influenced me.

5. FBI agent: I guess you can see a trend here. Anyone that can come onto a crime scene and say “this is our jurisdiction, get out or we will take it from here” plus wears suits has got to be better than a Police Officer or undercover detective. Well from a kids point of view I guess.

6. ARMY man: Still on track with the good guy v. bad guy theme. This was around the time I found out that FBI agents needed a college degree. Let me put it this way, I was not a big fan of school.

7. Dairy Farmer: I spend many of my earlier years working on a dairy farm doing various jobs (feeding baby cow calves, bailing hay, and feeding the cows) based on my size, maturity, and skills. Over the years I got to do a lot great jobs but at that age I was not able to drive the tractors, hay trucks or hook the cows to the milking machines yet. So I still desired to do those jobs which I thought was the whole “Dairy Farmer ” career package.

8. Tool and Die maker: This was my fathers career and lifelong trade. When he opened his own business I worked for him during the summer.

9. U.S. Navy Officer: In high school I joined the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) and my mind was opened to a world of possibilities (travel and adventure).

10. U.S. Navy Enlisted: Remember I was not a big fan of school! Naval Officers need a college degree and could not bear the though of more school after high school. I also learned that my grandfather and Great Uncle Victor had served in WWII and my uncle was currently in the U.S. Navy. So that was it… I enlisted in the U.S. Navy.

Years later after much hard work and diligence I was selected for commissioning as a U.S. Navy Officer. Ironically the commissioning program did not require a college degree. I have since knuckled under and finished my college degree.

See, dreams do come true!

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  1. Kerry B January 27, 2013 at 19:08 #

    Twitter: new2two
    HA! Can you tell I was excited? I am on my way to bed and a huge day tomorrow so I wanted to get ‘er done. LoVE the list. I don’t even think my husband reads mine. I totally forgot about wanting to be a PI. hahahaha My sister and I had stupid files on all the neighborhood moms!!!
    Kerry B recently posted..Monday Listicles- What Did you Want to Be?

  2. Lisa C January 27, 2013 at 19:32 #

    Twitter: spokesmama
    Good list! I need to use this post as ammunition to convince my husband to write a post for me too!
    Lisa C recently posted..What I Wanted To Be When I Grew Up

  3. [email protected] Mom January 27, 2013 at 19:39 #

    Twitter: copilotmom
    Great list! I remember the TV show CHIPS! That brings me back.
    [email protected] Mom recently posted..I Dreamed a Dream

  4. Diane January 27, 2013 at 19:52 #

    Twitter: dkotucker
    Your husband is a very good sport Stasha and nothing like a man in a uniform. I used to love Adam-12, SWAT and Chips. Does he remember the Mod Squad???
    Diane recently posted..Happy Birthday Sis!!!

  5. Sensible Moms January 27, 2013 at 20:06 #

    Twitter: SensibleMoms
    I did see the trend. I’m glad you ‘fessed up to it. You are a great man to make your dreams come true. Ellen
    Sensible Moms recently posted..10 Things We Never Dreamed to Dream

  6. Marie January 27, 2013 at 20:16 #

    Twitter: MarieMiracles
    I need to start using my husband and kids to write some of these–this is great! And congrats to your husband for getting his degree after doing all that other stuff!
    Marie recently posted..My childhood aspirations (Monday Listicle)

  7. hollow tree ventures January 27, 2013 at 20:37 #

    Twitter: RobynHTV
    What a great list – and inspiring, too!
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  8. Larks January 27, 2013 at 22:37 #

    Twitter: LarksNotesThis
    Awww, what a nice ending. Yay dreams coming true for both of you! And that picture is hilarious!
    Larks recently posted..Top Five Shocking Must Read E-Observations!

  9. Alison January 27, 2013 at 22:38 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    Dreams can and do come true!!
    Great photo, totally made me laugh. :)
    Alison recently posted..10 Truths I Learned In 3 Years Of Imperfect Parenting

  10. Kenya G. Johnson January 28, 2013 at 04:20 #

    Twitter: sporadictweets
    Kudos to getting that degree! I can relate!

  11. Julia January 28, 2013 at 05:28 #

    Twitter: momontherunx2
    Great list! I love the photo!

    Julia @ Mom on the Run x2
    Julia recently posted..Monday Listicles: 10 Things I Wanted To Be When I Grew Up

  12. Wayne January 28, 2013 at 06:20 #

    Twitter: profwaynewsmith
    Thanks once again for hosting a fab hop! This weeks entries were so much fun to read.

  13. Southern Angel January 28, 2013 at 06:30 #

    As a Navy Brat myself I grew up around all things Navy related. My dad got a retirement party where they did the cake in face thing and he got a Burger King crown they had put big gaudy jewels on I have pictures of it somewhere.. going to work on my list. which as usual will break the pattern because you know me I gotta be different..
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  14. Azara January 28, 2013 at 06:48 #

    Twitter: 8azara8
    I was just thinking how your husband’s dreams did come true, when I saw that pie in the face photo. Haha!! Great pic!
    Azara recently posted..I thought I would shave my head

  15. [email protected] January 28, 2013 at 09:02 #

    Twitter: southmainmuse
    All great. And who doesn’t love a man in a uniform? I have a friend who’s married to a dairy farmer and she said she is a dairy farm widow – he’s with the cows so much.
    [email protected] recently posted..A dream is a wish your heart makes. Then the phone rings.

  16. Kate Hall January 28, 2013 at 09:39 #

    Twitter: KateWhineHall
    Everything on his list seems to be a really tight fit except the Dairy Farmer. :-)
    Kate Hall recently posted..When I Was a Kid I Wanted to be a…

  17. Kim @the g is slent January 28, 2013 at 10:07 #

    Twitter: GisSilent
    Watching Adam-12 with my dad (LAPD) when I was little was one of my favorite favorite things to do. I’d watch them and think, “My daddy is THE COOLEST.” He was a Marine first (Vietnam) and the best looking guy in a uniform either way. :) Great list.
    Kim @the g is slent recently posted..Sometimes I Can’t Believe How Smart I am. Or Not.

  18. Liza Becker via Facebook January 28, 2013 at 10:18 #

    awww, was so great to read that!

  19. Kare January 28, 2013 at 10:23 #

    Mine turned into an autobiography…How the crap did that happen? Anyway, enjoy!
    Kare recently posted..Monday Listicles with NW Mommy

  20. Terri Sonoda January 28, 2013 at 10:37 #

    Twitter: tsonoda
    My older son was fascinated with all things military when growing up. Maybe because both his parents were in the Air Force at the time. My younger son just wanted to be a teenage mutant ninja turtle from what I remember. Been a long long time. LOL
    Terri Sonoda recently posted..Monday Listicles – Stuff I wanted to be when I grew up

  21. [email protected] January 28, 2013 at 13:14 #

    Twitter: bestillaminute
    Hooray for dreams coming true and awesome pie-in-the-face photos!
    [email protected] recently posted..When I Grow Up…

  22. Pam January 28, 2013 at 15:52 #

    Twitter: pammlofton
    I think I was too much of a rebel to be interested in being any sort of police officer. But my oldest brother did. His list would probably be much like your hubby’s. Including not loving school and joining the navy! So nice of the hubby to do this for you! Sorry it took me so long to comment today- I had too much to do at school (you know, the students do sort of demand my attention…LOL) and then the thing wouldn’t let me. But I persevered and VIOLA! :)
    Pam recently posted..All Grown Up List

  23. Ducky January 28, 2013 at 17:31 #

    Twitter: batcrapcrazy
    I finally remembered something I wanted to be…an archeologist. I thought digging in the sands of Egypt would be awesome. I didn’t think about the sweat or the bugs or any of that stuff. Childhood was bliss 😀
    Ducky recently posted..What Do You Get When You Cross…

  24. Clarinda January 28, 2013 at 17:49 #

    Twitter: EnjoytheCourse
    Nice trends! Love that his dream did come true. :)
    Clarinda recently posted..When I Grow Up

  25. Janice January 28, 2013 at 22:46 #

    Twitter: mommyslounge
    Wow. One track mind! Haha! Pls don’t shoot me! Really, this was interesting. It’s not everyday we get to see how a guy’s aspirations progresses in time. And for the record, after high school, I wanted to enlist in either the Army and become a Green Beret, or the Air Force and become an Air Force Pilot! 😀
    Janice recently posted..I Had A Dream…or two…or ten…

  26. Traci January 29, 2013 at 11:56 #

    I love this list. It’s amazing how he did have a little bit of a trend. I love when people do exactly what they dreamed of doing.

  27. Bridget January 29, 2013 at 12:19 #

    Twitter: twinisms
    I bet as a Dad you do a few of these jobs anyway:)
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  28. Rorybore January 29, 2013 at 17:54 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    I think my husband’s list would be quite similar…except he wanted to be a pilot. bad eyes sadly. but, I got myself a man in uniform too. Doubt he’d let me throw a pie in his face though.
    Rorybore recently posted..Tuesday Coffee Chat: Losing Time

  29. Julia Spencer February 3, 2013 at 06:54 #

    That’s really true, that all our dreams can come true, we only need to believe in them and do everything to achieve them!
    Excellent post and photo))
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