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I Like Big Bows

Paris, France: car lights along Avenue des Champs-Élysées - nocturnal view of the Arc de Triomphe - 8th arrondissement - photo by A.Bartel

So I have been trying to figure out what kind of a career I would like to have.  I tried going to school to figure out what I could do, but after going to school something like 23 years, I think I did more elimination of careers rather than deciding on one to stick with.  So I have decided to go to the one place a person can always turn to for truth, acceptance and help: television.

I got on and kept forwarding through the list of television series.  I couldn’t remember half the series on there and the other half I haven’t heard of.  And then there are a few shows I actually watch.  Perhaps I watch too many because there may be a problem with my math.  I went through a list of possible careers.  I ruled out becoming a cop who does stings in high schools until I become a pirate in the Caribbean.  In addition, I have decided not to be a bounty hunter or a member of the A-Team.  Well, to be honest, I haven’t completely ruled out the A-Team.  They will always have a special place in my heart.
What I would really like to be, more than an Olympian or vampire living in a gated community, is a Pawn Star.  (Not to be confused with a porn star.)  I would like to know a bunch of really useless information about a bunch of stuff people bring in because they are desperate for money.  I would then like to sell it to people who don’t really need it and who will sell it once they need money.  I think I would really just like to have a semi-idiotic guy hanging out at my place of business for entertainment purposes.
Ok.  While I have written this, I have been watching the premiere episode of 21 Jump Street and I am realizing just how much I miss early 80’s fashion.  What happened to teenage girls wearing big bows in their hair and guys wearing shorts over their sweats?  It’s also fun watching Johnny Depp’s acting improve.  I’m wondering when he became the Mad Hatter.  I wonder if I start wearing large hair bows and shorts over my sweats, if I will become an eccentric recluse who lives in France.  I think I would really like to live in France.  I hear they like big bows.


  1. Jen says:

    hummmm, reminds me of a song…."I like big bows and I cannot lie, you other brothers can't deny…" something like that except maybe it wasn't about big bows.

  2. Miriam says:

    Hey…no joke, I posted the very same comment yesterday from my phone (I thought). I think I can still quote our entire version. I know you have a drawer full of big bows, Marianne. Just admit it.

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