This Is Me--2024 A to Z Theme

My A to Z Themes in the past have covered a range of topics and for 2024 the theme is a personal retrospective that I call "I Coulda Been" which is in reference to my job and career arc over my lifetime. I'll be looking at all sorts of occupations that I have done or could have done. Maybe you've done some of these too!

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Landscaper, Librarian, Lawyer, Lecturer ( #AtoZChallenge )


#AtoZChallenge 2024 letter L

          Landscaper is a job that is widely available here in Los Angeles.  Not that I'd want to be doing this type of work at my age.  I used to have to maintain my parents' huge yard in Tennessee when I was still living there. It wasn't my favorite thing to do on a summer day, but it was a great time to just think creatively and come up with songs or stories or just daydream while walking in circles and back and forth. Since I'm really not that much of an outdoorsy type worker then landscaping is not my thing.

         An indoor job like librarian would be more to my liking. Surrounded by books and other media all the time sounds like a dream environment.  Sometimes my house feels like a library because we have books in just about every room.  So I guess I am a librarian of my own collection.  Though in my wife's eyes she'd probably like to get rid of almost all of our books which would be a terrible thing in my own eyes.  I like being our home librarian.

        Since the homebound absurdity of COVID 2020, my wife and I have started watching a lot more television.  One of our current favorite shows are the Perry Mason episodes from 1957 to 1966.  That was a show I never watched as a child or later in syndication, but I was familiar with it.  Now that I'm older I enjoy courtroom dramas and I've thought how I might have liked being a lawyer.  I think I'd be good at it.  And I'm sure I'd have a lot more money now if I had pursued that career path in my life.

         In a similar vein I've thought how it might have been or even be an interesting pursuit to be a lecturer.  I don't think I have a real great speaking voice, but I guess if you have the right material and the fortitude to do it, one can make it as a speaker.  Some people might say that I tend to be a lecturer when they are around me and maybe I do.  I'm sure I used to lecture my kids when they were growing up, but they turned out pretty good and I think they probably give similar lectures to their kids.  So being a lecturer isn't really a dream for me since I've been doing it all my life.

        Do you tend to "lecture" others at times?   Are their any courtroom dramas that are your favorites?  When did you last go to a library and what did you do there?



  1. I'd want to be a lawyer just to go after the people in charge of the whole Covid-19 debacle...

    1. John H, Yeah, stuff like that sounds good to me.


  2. This is Birgit…I have my own library and could not bare….bear?? To be without my books. I love my library. I could work in a library and would enjoy it. I get lectures from my hubby who drones on …lol. My hubby would hav solved to be a lawmaker.
    I enjoyed watching Perry Mason, Matlock, I used to watch Law and Order but not now. I loved Hawkins with Jimmy Stewart and Petrocelli


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