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Last by labtech1981 on Oct 10, 2010, 10:27pm
Today's theme of, "What would you be doing if I wasn't doing science," is a very interesting question for me, as I have been into science my entire life! My parents still mention at their attempts to get me into pee-wee soccer, but realizing it was futile when I spent more time looking at the ants in the grass than on the actual ball.
All of my career goals have also been pretty much science related: Paleontologist, Biologist, Zoologist, Microbiologist, and science writer. But, even though I love science, there was one hard choice I made as a kid that could easily have been an alternate career path.
When I was a kid, up until the end of high school, I was an actor.
Ever since I acted in my first elementary school play, I was hooked! I went and saw plays, musicals, movies, etc... and fell in love with the wonderful world of acting.
So, I acted, and I ended up being thrust into the world of musicals. Yes ... musicals.
My first part was in a camp production of Beauty and the Beast, where I played Belle's horse, Phillip (pronounced PHILL-eep). I had one line, but I went after it like lion stalks a gazelle. And it was GLORIOUS. I still remember the line:
"It's getting dark out here, Belle. We better be careful *nei . . . More