Friday, July 8, 2011
What I want to be when I grow up....
When my youngest daughter was little she was infatuated with cement trucks and cranes. She would tell people she was going to be a crane operator when she grew up. When they were building a new research building, where I work, we took her to see the crane being used. It was the tallest one I had ever seen. I thought it was cool too. She is almost 17 now and instead of cranes is in love with boys and video games, but the memories are good.
I'm not sure when my fascination with large equipment started but I think it would be a great job to operate a bull dozer or crane or back hoe. The power these machines have would be liberating. Think of the aggression one could get out pushing and hurling dirt around.
I remember reading an article in the news paper once when the Big Dig was still going on in Boston. [a hugely controversial project] Someone in the article suggested they use the site as an adult amusement park and let people pay to play around on the equipment. What a great idea that would have been. The project is finished and alas no play ground. [still not sure driving around Boston is any easier]
What would you want to do if you could start over? What is your whim?