You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby destroyer » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:28 pm

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby gdane » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:33 pm

I regret not trying out for my college football team as a walk on. Im fast, have good hands and good vision. I would have made a good running back. In MY opinion. hahaha.

What I really want to do is have an animal sanctuary (Like Best Friends Animal Society) where homeless animals can live out their days peacefully.

Now my desire to go to LS is partly because I want to make enough money to start my sanctuary. Its just a springboard to the next thing.

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby AsylumPB » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:37 pm

Pro paintball player

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby GrcP8nter » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:03 pm

AsylumPB wrote:Pro paintball player


Its over rated, been there and you have to give too much, for not much. If your friends stop playing, which they inevitably do, its not fun anymore.

I always wanted to be a professional stuntman / snowboarder / everest climber in my free time while actually being Tony Stark and working on cars and creating toys like robots / flying suits / and classic cars.

One day it will all happen, I guarantee it!

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby pearl_earrings » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:25 pm

ConMan345 wrote:
Cupidity wrote:
ConMan345 wrote:SCOTUS/9th Cir. Justice/judge or Stanford Law professor

I'm a nerd, I know ><

Edit: However, when I was a little kid, I wanted to be a pastry chef because I thought I'd be able to eat most of what I made.


I was a pastry chef, you can.

: O
Unfortunately, I also have almost completely lost my sweet tooth over the years...

Tell me how to do this...

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby Borhas » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:28 pm

I tried thinking of something else I'd rather be doing but I really can't. At one point I thought about using my family connections in Iran to be some sort of international business consultant for companies that wanted to set up branches there, but the sanctions aren't going away any time soon so I gave up on that idea. Being an author would be cool, but I'd have to have some interesting life experiences first so I couldn't really do that right now anyway.

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby Johnson132 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:04 pm

Thank God for this thread! I've been fighting off minor bouts with depression these past few days over this issue. When I was younger I always wanted to be an NBA player, but ended up being way, way too short as I now stand 5'6". Then when that dream faded away I wanted to be a comedian - but the reality is to become an entertainer you have to commit at least 10 years to trying to make it big - and with this economy that just isn't something I can afford to do. What helped me the most was I realized that in reality the majority of people's dreams never come true. It just sucks that as kids they told us anything was possible!!

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Postby pa.wink » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:09 pm

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby Miznitic » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:11 pm

Play in the Boston Pops.

I was on the right track ~ 16 years ago. Accepted to Julliard, then I had a motorcycle accident that destroyed my wrist.

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby TigerBeer » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:13 pm

Johnson132 wrote:Thank God for this thread! I've been fighting off minor bouts with depression these past few days over this issue. When I was younger I always wanted to be an NBA player, but ended up being way, way too short as I now stand 5'6". Then when that dream faded away I wanted to be a comedian - but the reality is to become an entertainer you have to commit at least 10 years to trying to make it big - and with this economy that just isn't something I can afford to do. What helped me the most was I realized that in reality the majority of people's dreams never come true. It just sucks that as kids they told us anything was possible!!


Actually in this economy it seems like it'd be the best time to try your hand at something non-traditional, your opportunity cost will never be lower.

Other things they told us when we were kids that turned out to be bullshit:
Looks aren't important, it's what's on the inside that counts.
Work hard and you'll succeed.
Love conquers all.
America is the greatest country in the world.

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby TigerBeer » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:14 pm

Wow that sounded way more bitter than I intended.

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Postby macattaq » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:19 pm

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Postby JDizzle » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:34 pm

I've been lurking on this forum for ages without registering, it took seeing this thread to make me pull the trigger. In a way it's depressing, but in a way it's also reassuring to know that I'm not the only person entering LS in 2010 that didn't grow up with aspirations to be a lawyer.

What did (do) I REALLY want to do?

- Jazz saxophonist/university pedagogue/historian
- Professional dog trainer for the army, FBI, or police force
- Small cafe/silent movie theatre/hip nightclub proprietor (I have the business plan already prepared)
- Author
- Professional tennis player or professional-caliber coach
- Medical marijuana dispensary proprietor (c'mon Ohio!)
- Professional dating coach
- Rockstar (in an alt rock band that sounds something like Interpol meets The Faint)

I, like many others here, hope to use a career in law as the means to achieve one (or more) of those ends.

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby Johnson132 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:41 pm

JDizzle wrote:I've been lurking on this forum for ages without registering, it took seeing this thread to make me pull the trigger. In a way it's depressing, but in a way it's also reassuring to know that I'm not the only person entering LS in 2010 that didn't grow up with aspirations to be a lawyer.

What did (do) I REALLY want to do?

- Jazz saxophonist/university pedagogue/historian
- Professional dog trainer for the army, FBI, or police force
- Small cafe/silent movie theatre/hip nightclub proprietor (I have the business plan already prepared)
- Author
- Professional tennis player or professional-caliber coach
- Medical marijuana dispensary proprietor (c'mon Ohio!)
- Professional dating coach
- Rockstar (in an alt rock band that sounds something like Interpol meets The Faint)

I, like many others here, hope to use a career in law as the means to achieve one (or more) of those ends.


yeah man that's just life.....its all the luck of the draw. For every rockstar there are 100,000 rockstars that didn't make it. I was stressing over my "dreams" not coming true for a while but I've just come to accept it and work with what I've got. Don't let it bother you. Trust me - it'll eat you alive! lol

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby macattaq » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:49 pm

TigerBeer wrote:Wow that sounded way more bitter than I intended.


But what you labeled lies, are in fact, lies. Well, the last one is arguable, but a little bit of nationalism never hurt anyone. Emphasis on little.

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby Holly Golightly » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:00 pm

I'd like to be the hot girl version of Indiana Jones.

Or actually be Holly Golightly.

Or a princess somewhere.

I'm not too picky.

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby faceman9000 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:09 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:I'd like to be the hot girl version of Indiana Jones.

Or actually be Holly Golightly.

Or a princess somewhere.

I'm not too picky.


Princess of Azerbaijan?

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby TarheelHopeful » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:15 pm

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Meteorologist - It was my calling.

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby englawyer » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:56 pm

Johnson132 wrote:yeah man that's just life.....its all the luck of the draw. For every rockstar there are 100,000 rockstars that didn't make it. I was stressing over my "dreams" not coming true for a while but I've just come to accept it and work with what I've got. Don't let it bother you. Trust me - it'll eat you alive! lol


i somehow realized this when i was 6, depressingly enough. when all my friends wanted to be pro-sports players, i offered to be their agent because I already knew I wouldn't make it. of course even that is hard to come by, but that has been my dominant attitude thus far in life and i usually kill dreams before they start. running a startup company still lives on though :P

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby pearl_earrings » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:21 am

Holly Golightly wrote:I'd like to be the hot girl version of Indiana Jones.

Or actually be Holly Golightly.

Or a princess somewhere.

I'm not too picky.

+1
Pretty dresses and jewelry.

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby dextermorgan » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:35 am

Syndicated cartoonist, but I'm about 20 years too late for that. Tried the web thing and it's a pain, although I may make a weekly law school related comic (kinda like the law school blogs everyone seems to have).

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby Shlonster » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:08 am

Still think it could be a good life....

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby PoliticalJunkie » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:20 am

Did you ever see, The Office?.......

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Postby Shlonster » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:25 am

PoliticalJunkie wrote:Did you ever see, The Office?.......


Yes I have seen, The Office.




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