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There's been a thread about each of our real jobs, but forget the real jobs... what about your dream job?? If salary, education, training, etc. weren't a consideration, what would you do?

I have two:
1) I would study languages all the time, it would be my full time job. Not to be a translator, but rather to understand how languages work and grow and change.
2) I would be a professional cyclist! Duh. :)

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A communications director who commutes to work ... oh wait, I already do that.

Wildlife Biologist working in subalpine/alpine ecosystems or working in the jungle...somewhere I took a wrong turn in life.

A meat and cheese shop that focuses on locally raised meats and local produced cheeses. Something like Fromagination in Madison, WI.

And it has to be walking distance from my home.

If you build it they will come . . . .

Duppie 13.5185km said:

A meat and cheese shop that focuses on locally raised meats and local produced cheeses. Something like Fromagination in Madison, WI.

And it has to be walking distance from my home.

bicycle frame fabricator. I could do that forever. I am attending Doug Fattics frame building/brazing class later this year and then hopefully traveling to UBI in Portland to learn some Tig welding [=

There's a reason they call it a dream. 

You may not interpret the term "local" corectly? The term "locally" for farmers markets is usually defined as within 100-200 miles and that includes pretty much all the places you describe.

But what i really meant is midwest produced cheeses as compared to Cailfornian and European cheeses you typically find at places like WFM, Pastoral, and Provenance. Don't get me wrong, i love a good tomme de savoie, but nowadays there is so much great midwestern produced chese that deserves more attention. Pleasant Ridge Reserve, Hook's blue and various cheeses by Marieke come to mind.

Similar with meats, places like Publican meats, and Gene's in Lincoln Square do a great job in curing meats, but the meat, at best, comes from places like Schlagel farms in central Illinois. I would still consider that local.

badwolf said:

Bad News Bears: There aren't really any locally-produced cheeses. The most local (legal) cheese you're going to get is from Champaign. Then, of course, Wisconsin, and some parts of Indiana.

Not an owner, but I work at such a shop here in Chicago. It's pretty rad.


Duppie 13.5185km said:

A meat and cheese shop that focuses on locally raised meats and local produced cheeses. Something like Fromagination in Madison, WI.

And it has to be walking distance from my home.

I’ve had multiple careers, some of which consisted of jobs that, for some, would be only possible in a dream. After being released from my last role as a cloud computing engineer at one of the financial exchanges I realized that this gave me another opportunity to do something different with my life. All it would take was to dream a little dream…

Once I decided to go this direction it was easy. Last week I came up with an original up-cycled product with a utility application warranting a patent. So far, most of the people I’ve poled for consideration think that it’s an incredible idea. A quick patent search didn’t produce any prior art which prompted a move to establish a provisional claim for patent pending status. So this week I am embarking on registering the trademarks, the domain already having been purchased, creating the ecommerce site, getting the tax ID numbers, developing and then testing proto-types etc. All that fun stuff that goes along with a startup.

As you might understand, I am taking a rather large risk, involving a lot more work than the day-to-day tasks of working for somebody. Hopefully, someday, I might be able to provide someone else their dream job travelling the globe and making things that make other people happy.

Oh well, that’s all the time I have to burn.

Play by play announcer for a professional sport or sports.  Baseball would be my first choice but any sport would be fun. I don't know if the "dream" would wear off as the travel gets old.  In the dream the travel is not a problem and a folding bike always seems to be waiting at the luggage carrousel of the airport where the next game is going to be played.

I always liked Landscaping but as I got older and my allergies got worse I looked towards the interiorscape and rooftop installs.

Needing a large vibrant city to do this in I picked Chicago (after a huge mistake of moving to Manhattan with a car!)

Not a "job" really but if I won the lotto for millions after donating some and helping poor people like myself I'd be a shallow socialite.

I worked as a bike mechanic at Cudahy Cycle Center for 18 years, but if I had my dream job, I'd like to be building bikes that would be best suited for everyday use.  The best bike is the one that gets regular use. 

That is good to know. I shall give them another try.

It actually is my dream. But Mrs. Duppie works retail in a successful shop and the hours the owner puts in compared to the take-home-pay...Ugghhh. I think I'll stick with my well paying job working for The Man. After all, it allows us to buy all that expensive local gourmet food ;)

badwolf said:

As far as not feeling that those shops feature Midwestern cheeses... you should really try them again. I promise you that at least one of the shops you named carries all the MW cheeses you listed, and loves to talk about them over imported stuff any day.

Also: I know it's not exactly your dream, but if you're actually interested in working with meats/cheese, my shop is hella hiring.


Duppie 13.5185km said:

You may not interpret the term "local" corectly? The term "locally" for farmers markets is usually defined as within 100-200 miles and that includes pretty much all the places you describe.

But what i really meant is midwest produced cheeses as compared to Cailfornian and European cheeses you typically find at places like WFM, Pastoral, and Provenance. Don't get me wrong, i love a good tomme de savoie, but nowadays there is so much great midwestern produced chese that deserves more attention. Pleasant Ridge Reserve, Hook's blue and various cheeses by Marieke come to mind.

Similar with meats, places like Publican meats, and Gene's in Lincoln Square do a great job in curing meats, but the meat, at best, comes from places like Schlagel farms in central Illinois. I would still consider that local.

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