Ballerina Fireman Astronaut Movie Star | The Daily Post

When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? What are you now? Are the two connected?

Source: Ballerina Fireman Astronaut Movie Star | The Daily Post

When I was ten, I wanted to be like these guys:


…build this:

…and operate a fleet of these:

When I was ten, I could never understand why people made it all so hard…maybe I inherited some of the 50s/60s ‘build it, then see if it flies’ philosophy ?

When I got a little bit older, I also wanted to have a say in the corporate dress code:


Due to inconvenient science and politics, we’re still waiting on decent alien defence organisation. I decided to join the Air Force. When the  recruiter told me that my eyesight wasn’t good enough to fly, he was adroitly elbowed out of the way by his Army colleague. My 24 years in the Army was a great experience – six months after I retired from the Army, the Air Force called and said if I wasn’t doing anything else too critical to world peace, would I like to do a spot of work with them? So I did get to join the Air Force although all my flying involved new release movies and duty-free…