Friday Happy Hour: Super-Specific Dream Jobs

Jason English

1. Let's talk about your dream job. Forget about educational requirements or your lack of relevant experience. For reasons not entirely clear, you've been granted the privilege of choosing whatever job you'd like. Don't waste this opportunity with vagueness, or punt if you really love your current job. I've thought about this a lot in the last 10-12 minutes. I'd like to be the director of marketing for an expansion NBA franchise in a city without another major sports team in the two years prior to the inaugural game. (With a driver, of course.) Or the chief fundraiser for a children's charity, responsible for convincing people to donate cool stuff to put up for auction. (From home, preferably.) How about you?

2. We've talked about your worst individual roommates before, but let's expand on that. A few years ago, a friend of mine pitched several magazines a story about his rag-tag crew of random housemates in DC. An editor told him that the bar was extremely high for 'group house' stories, because any time you throw a bunch of strangers in together, hilarity and insanity are bound to ensue. So while you might not be able to get the story of your crazy housemates published, we'd still love to hear them.

3. What's the longest you've ever driven without pulling over to sleep? (We will accept group trips, where you shared driving responsibilities with your fellow passengers and slept between shifts behind the wheel.)

4. My wife and I are celebrating Valentine's Day a week late. Babysitters have been arranged; reservations have been made. We just need to decide on a movie. What should we see? (And if fondue and a movie doesn't sound exciting, remember we have a seven-month old. I was less excited for Disney World in 1990.)