04 September 2012

Icebreaker Tuesday: Dream Job

Hi Ya'll! Okay, today I've got more of a standard icebreaker question for you. After all, I don't want to scare you away by being too strange. This is why I am continually refusing to use Angel's suggestions for icebreaker questions. I'll answer first, and everyone who reads this should answer in the comments.

Today's Question: What's your dream job?

My dream job is a very common one: actress! I'm only surprised that it's not everyone's dream job. For real! I've found that there are some people who don't think standing on a stage in front of lots of people and doing ridiculous things is fun. I can't believe it, but it's true.

I was one of those drama geeks in high school. I didn't even go to school, I was homeschooled, but I joined the theater club at the local high school. In college I continued a bit in theater, and volunteered for any and every student film project that needed actresses.

So far, I've played a duchess, a cheerleader, a high school principal, a lady who took her new boyfriend to her ex-boyfriend's restaurant, and a drama teacher who is very enthusiastic about her craft, among others. I won an award in a high school acting competition for the drama teacher skit, and to this day my siblings groan when they hear the words which began my monologue: "We begin now to study acting..." because I practiced that dang script so many times.


This is the only picture that I have available from my acting days, unfortunately. All of my high school pictures are at my parents' home! Here I was playing the wife of the guy with his arm around me. The funny story is that after she saw this play my mom wanted to go and beat up the guy, and I had to assure her that he had a girlfriend already. 

 Acting is so fun, and of course I think it would be awesome to make a living doing it, but so do many other people, and it's a tough job, I know. I hope to be able to participate in community theater productions in the future, though. I can't leave the stage forever! The problem is that I can't sing, so I have to find a theater that doesn't do musicals all the time. Oh, and if you're interested, this is the one and only paid acting job I've ever done: a commercial for my college . It may not be art, but what college student could say no to free food, 8 bucks an hour, and having a camera in their face! Well, some people may not like the camera part, but I do.

Anonymous said...

I'd rather write the script than act it out. I get way too nervous in front of a camera or crowds.

Cramer Coffee and Jesus said...

how funny because you TOTALLY, 100% look like an actress. you pull it off very well! My dream job....well I always pictured different things. I thought I was living my dream job when I was in marketing at a local bank. I loved it. My job was to talk to people, plan events, get things in came with stress and responsibilty and I loved that. Then I had my daughter - and when the hubs and I decided for me to stay home, this was it! I honestly can't picture doing anything else in my life...there's just something about prepping the house and making it clean...learning to cook for my husband (still working on this one), and taking care of our daughter. It really is my dream job!

Anna said...

cool commercial! :) Acting would NOT be my dream job (too many nerves). Currently, I dream about running a little local bakery/dessert shop here in Nampa. I would absolutely love that.

Anonymous said...

Oh my word!!!! First things first. I am so very jealous you attended Calvin College. I painted your school logo on a coffee mug for my Dad, and we had the same logo on our bulletins for church. I love the commercial, and you can tell you soak it right up and feel so natural in front of it. Secondly, I was about to ask you if there is anything you can't do/don't want to do until you mentioned you can't sing.

My dream job...being a nurse :). I love helping people, and the medical field fascinates me.

Jane said...

How cool! I love the commercial. Your school looks awesome. My dream job is singing. Acting is fun, but I'm not that great at it. Singing is what I love though.

Dash Interiors said...

What a darling blog! So excited to be your newest follower! Found ya via GFC! Nice to meet ya :)

healthy_ash said...

I agree with Sippy Cups & Pearls - I totally had you pegged as an actress. Buuuut I'm in the group that would definitely NOT want to be an actress. I hateeee seeing & hearing myself on I can't act to save my life!

weiya @ enjoyer of grace said...

Hi Rachel! Thanks for stopping by earlier! Love the pictures you posted on your header. So sweet. =) And I totally agree with everyone above... you totally look like an actress!

Anonymous said...

I'm with your mom on beating the guy up. You would never see me acting out of my own will. You also skinny that you should be a model of back to school clothing.

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