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Hello SirFurryAnimal,

Nothing really comes to mind that I would never do...I am interested in many things, and was quite flexible in my work career. Mostly, I was a cytotechnologist, which is a branch of health care concerned with cancer tests...where I was an instructor at two major universities!

But another job I really enjoyed also, was janitor...I did it for only a few months, however, the night shift hours were too difficult even though the pay was fine. Since I was so thorough and careful (which meant also I was slow), I was given the administrative floor of the SeaFirst Building in Seattle. I remember the ashtrays were exquisitely beautiful blue crystal, and everything there was fine wood or crystal, beautiful artwork, all for the SeaFirst Board members...I enjoyed that.

The limiting factors for me have not been the kind of work, but more the integrity involved. I have gotten into trouble when things were unethical such as one prestigious cytology position I remember 1967, but racism was going on...I got fired. Also I don't do well with power games...I tend to just not 'get it,' can't figure it out. So those are my limits more than the kind of work.

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I like to bake, and my dream was always to open a little coffee shop where I would bake wonderful goodies both delicious and healthful too...I still have lots of recipes, and enjoy making them regularly here at home...you would probably like my Claudia Roden orange almond cake, it is very special! So at my shop, people could come in on their lunch hour and oh it would be so congenial and fun, enjoying the wholesome wonderful treats would make everybody so happy!

Here in Tenino, there is a coffee shop like that with nice atmosphere, except the baked goods are stale and loaded with sugar/white flour...sometimes I think maybe I will go in and offer to help them out. I am only 75 y/o, lots of time yet so I am still thinking about it...a nice way to round out an adventuresome life with lots of diverse experience!

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this was a very pleasant read! i also have a dream of opening a cute little coffee shop some time in my middle age when I have enough savings and some wisdom (hopefully) to start a business.

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Well my good wishes go with you, GhostingoneOnone!

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I would never be a Cop in today's society. True that there are many bad cops but there many more good ones and due to the fact that all we ever hear about them is all the bad things and killings. Doesn't seem like anything but a lose-lose situation.

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You would probably be a really fine police officer, too!

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A roofer or a skyscraper window washer.

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Bit of acrophobia, Jan? :)

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Yep!  I'm fine with roller coasters and airplanes .... but being in charge of my own safety at high altitudes completely freaks me out!  :O

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A Mod on a Q&A site! I did it for a while a few years back and it was the most hellish job ever. Didn't get any pay and the owner of the site was a total jerk.

Any time someone had a gripe with someone else? I always got to hear about it.

NEVER AGAIN!!!!

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Oh...I was just thinking about you when I found Jan Haskell here on Blurt, it was so nice I remembered her from those days of Blurt. So, I was wishing again that maybe someday you might find another site where you could be the mod, hopefully this time with some appreciation (and compensation too).

Sounds like you may be thoroughly done with that, however, and I certainly do understand.

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Hi Virginia. I do remember you now. Long story about that.

No, I've been a Mod on Slitherene's  gaming Forum and that was OK but I'm a Dev now and really like it.

Don't think anyone could pay me enough to be a mod on any site now. Just too much BS for me.

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Oh yes Rooster, you and I have quite a history over the last ten years, I first knew you as Mr. John Wayne on the old Ask.com! Then the drama on Blurt...I never fully understood that, but if I recall I was at the crux of some of it...someone there took a dislike to me, and you got in hot water trying to defend me, among other things that happened? Something like that, I was never really certain how it all came down...

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Well, to be honest with you I'll have to see if I can PM you.

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Rooster I may have your e-mail address, and if I can find it I will try to send you a message that way? I left here on SOLVED only because my old computer crashed. It took forever to get a new one set up and working, and then I did not find my way back here to Solved until Kninjanin found me on Quora, and gave me some links to get back here.

But somewhere along the way, you and I did exchange a couple of e-mails, and I let you know what was going on with the computer crashing...(sigh) technology is not my strong suit...anyway, look for an e-mail!

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@Virginia, Is your PC OK now?

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Dan I have a setup I can work pretty well, although I don't really like it. Since I am 75 years old, I don't want to spend much time learning computers, they change all the time...so I just got something new that will work okay for what I want to do.

I am glad to be back! I hope you are well, and have been doing well.

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Didn't we have a question like this not too long ago?

Well, I couldn't be a porn star... I'd die of embarrassment.

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The dark side of Tink, the 'other' Tink? 

I t'ink she'd be pretty cute porn star...

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There once was a porn star named Tink,

Who said, with a smile and a wink,

"I at first blushed with shame,  :blush:

But the cheers and acclaim

And the pay made me pause and rethink."   :)


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Ah Tink, my first laugh-out-loud of the day...I see nothing has been lost in the year I was away...

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