So here it is, my list of career suggestions from www.careercruising.com...wait. Before I get into this list. Career Cruising? Cruising? Cruising is a phrase meaning, among the younger set, to "drive around and scope out possible developments". According to a Wikipedia citation, what differentiates "cruising" from "driving" is that cruising has no real destination; the object is to be seen by one's peers. Kind of like "Hey! Look at me! I'm in a car! I have a license! And no friends! Which why I'm driving around looking for people!" When I was younger, we used to refer to randomly driving around looking for people as STALKING, and avoided the tools with no life who couldn't pick up the damn phone and MAKE PLANS, thus eliminating the need for "cruising". But what do I know; I'm 32, which pretty much makes me a fucking fossil to these kids.
I'm really more concerned with the more traditional meaning of the word "cruising". This should be of special interest to my younger readers. "Cruising" is traditionally associated with trying to pick someone up for anonymous gay sex. You know those creepily respectable-looking middle-aged guys who hang out in the restrooms of public places? Probably cruising. Really. Ask any guy, when it comes to public restrooms, we're in, we do our business, we're out. Unless you're bumping up with some complete stranger--Alert! Alert! You may have a problem!
--the pisser is pretty much a "get in get out" ordeal.
So...Career Cruising...I don't think there's much money in cruising. Sure, you might find a Glory Hole or two....but a career? I'm thinkin' no.
Regardless, here's my list, with a few comments from yours truly:
1. Director of Photography
2. Set Designer
3. Costume Designer
5. Clergy (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA)
6. Family and Consumer Scientist
7. Music Teacher / Instructor
8. Foreign Language Instructor
9. ESL Teacher
10. Special Effects Technician
11. Desktop Publisher
13. Cartoonist / Comic Illustrator
14. Computer Trainer
16. Fashion Designer (They weren't kidding about cruising, huh?)
18. Child and Youth Worker
19. Special Education Teacher
22. Teacher Assistant
25. Early Childhood Educator
26. Social Worker
27. Recording Engineer
28. Addictions Counselor (These would be interesting conversations...)
29. School Counselor
30. Graphic Designer
35. Casting Director
36. Computer Animator
37. Activist (Huh? They pay these people?)
39. Print Journalist
40. Website Designer
Apparently, I missed the boat, as I should have pursued a career in film. Oh well.