I think I’ve decided what “I want to do when I grow up”. I want to solve crimes undercover while doing some amazing investigative journalism into the criminal underworld of whatever city is blessed with my presence.
Yes, I do realize that this is very likely inspired by my deep and passionate love for criminal/mystery TV shows and novels, but I remain resilient nevertheless. I don’t want to spend the rest of my life sitting in some office cubicle, typing away at a computer and never doing anything else, anything EXCITING with my life. I just don’t roll like that.
My mom is always telling me that I will not survive, that it’d be dangerous, blah blah blah, etc., but I think that that’s part of the attraction of it to me. Test out my skills, weigh myself against some worthy opponents, and hone my already-formidable skills.
Frankly, I think I’d do rather well. I can fight, shoot a gun (accurately), and conduct some pretty thorough research, if I do say so myself. I enjoy that sort of thing. Plus, I like to write (obviously), so that would help with my journalist alias.
I know that the crime shows I watch don’t show EVERYTHING that happens in the criminal world, and that they often exaggerate on some details, but I don’t particularly care. Shows like White Collar (my new love/addiction), Sherlock, The Mentalist, Psych, and Criminal Minds just whet my appetite to get involved in such activities.
I know what you’re thinking; “man, she has REALLY thought this through. She’s either insane or really intent on taking down some bad guys.”
Why yes, yes I am.