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#226 Chandler2112

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:22 AM

Refractive eye surgeon... it's a great job and eye like it.

#227 Geo31

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:21 AM

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:31 AM

Wake up and be glad I did?

#229 pdxmoon

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:14 PM

Currently a middle school drama teacher and adjunct professor. Previously an actor, then a writer and producer for television-- that glowing thing that others watch at night whilst we star gaze.

#230 BPO

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:31 PM


Self-employed astronaut.

#231 Geo31

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 09:53 AM

Currently a middle school drama teacher...


I wouldn't think middle schoolers would need to be taught drama - they are so full of it. ;)

#232 Bernie Poskus

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 02:00 PM

I've been an attorney for 35 years, working primarily in the area of probate litigation. It has no connection to my hobbies.

I have been a ham radio operator since I was 16. Although I believe I am doing the work I was born to do, with hobbies such as ham radio and astronomy, I wonder whether I should have been an engineer. My father was a physician, and at the end of his career, he said that he should have been an engineer.

#233 Bernie Poskus

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 02:04 PM

I've always enjoyed science and nature and delving into the mysteries of the universe. Loved reading popular science books by Isaac Asimov.


Chaoscosmos, I have always loved Asimov's writing, in particular, his Foundation Trilogy (one of the scifi classics). I also have loved Arthur C. Clarke and got to meet him in college (to this day, a real thrill for me to have gotten to do that).

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:38 PM

I was a child of Apollo, fascinated by rockets, stars, planets and moons. When I joined the Navy in 1974 it was to work with Poseidon missiles, my thinking being that I could translate my training into some type of rocketry work after my discharge. It was not to be, and the self-employed missile-repair shop owner on 5th and Main didn't seem to have much of a future.

So I used my GI bill, moved to Austin and got a degree in Geology. It has a lot of the same "feel" that astronomy does, being so intimately involved with deep time and evolutionary origins. I spent many years working on Yucca Mountain in Nevada, investigating the place for nuclear waste storage. It would have been interesting seeing some of the spent fuel rods from my old submarine making their way down into the tunnels. Since then I've investigated energy storage in Iowa, aquifer geometry in Death Valley, and currently I'm working on establishing a new gold mine near Eureka, NV. I doubt that I'd be much good doing anything else. But I like what I do, so I'm fine with it.

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 09:05 PM

I am an electrician. Resedential and commercial. I enjoy its not as labor intensive as other trades and everyone needs and wants power. Especially to power some big fancy telescopes.

#236 Turkinolith

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:24 AM

Video game designer.
I spend my days coming up with things for players to hit with virtual swords and spells.

#237 jag767

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:01 AM

I own a couple of small gyms. Hoping to own a couple more and grow out of state next year.

#238 starquake

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:59 PM

I'm a starfleet commander.

#239 precaud

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:41 AM

I'm a designer/inventor of audio-related stuff (just got a patent approved on Monday!), and I refurbish and sell electronic test equipment.
http://www.linearz.com/

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:44 AM

In my first incarnation as an adult, I was a high school chemistry and physical sciences teacher. Ten years ago, I went back to school and am now a pharmacist. But what I really want to be is a visual observer with always clear nights and needing no sleep so I can enjoy the days too!

#241 DavidNealMinnick

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:38 PM



...what I really want is... always clear nights and needing no sleep so I can enjoy the days too!


Amen.






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