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 27, 2024

X-Ray Technician, X-tra in Movies, or just X ( #AtoZChallenge )


#AtoZChallenge 2024 letter X

               X is the annoyance of any A to Z--or a time for creativity.  How to avoid the usual cliches of X?  Don't worry and just dive in.  

        X-ray technician or whatever seems like the natural place to go.  I've been x-rayed plenty of times in my life and operating a machine of this function seems like something I could do.  But I don't want to.  

        Considering where I live (Los Angeles area), being a movie-X-tra could be a real possibility for me. One of my daughters did it for a while and she seemed to have enjoyed doing it.  Since I worked in 1968 as a movie extra in a film shot in East Tennessee, I know a bit about doing this and it would be okay.

        Or I could just be "X"--another somewhat anonymous component of the urban sprawl in which I live. We all are statistics in one way or another.  Boxes checked to tell the Big Brain what we are, who we are, and where we are.  We all are X's in some kind of grid of information or designation.  And that's me: Mr. X from City X on Planet X.  That's me.

          What X jobs did I miss?   Do you feel like an "X" sometimes?   Are you a fan of statistics?   


  1. The reason I chose Operations Management as my major was because it was very heavy in statistics.

    1. John H, I can see you being a statistics guy. I am to a degree.


  2. Xylophonist. Xericologist (it's possible I just invented that word) but it's a good one. I feel like an X whenever I fill out a complicated form which doesn't allow for any variation or explanation of responses, and even more so when there is no other way to apply than an inflexible and unfriendly form.

  3. I like visiting A to Zers on X day. We can be so creative when trying to work around the letter X. I managed to find a xylophone once belonging to someone I used to know. I, too, have depended on X Rays more than once. Last year was Xcite Wrestling, which used to rent space in our local indoor mall. I've even used Xanthic (yellow) more than once. I'm not a statistics person. I hit a math wall in 6th grade and never recovered from the collision.


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