Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Your secret other life?

There's a new cooking school in Brisbane, Queensland Australia -- intensive hands on classes in a really great small city. Focus coming up is all on winter foods, since seasons are reversed from us -- and it just has an appeal to me right now that defies description.

Have had a running joke with several women I know in the travel business -- we're all long-timers, with a focus on the South Pacific -- anyway, when business gets so intense we feel like our hair is on fire, I suggest we need to open our own bakery and call it A Bunch of Burnt Out Broads. Focus on all things chocolate. It has been one of those weeks, as we've upgraded some of our systems, and that wrecks havoc for a while. But my secret other life is to open my bakery.

I wonder what your way out is -- when things become too intense in your working life, what is your secret other life?

7 comments:

robin andrea said...

I'm living my secret other life. Retirement has given me time to garden, write, think, photograph, and be creative a zillion different ways. If I had a new secret other life, it'd have the life I am living now, but I'd be 30 years younger!

Yoga Korunta said...

When may one purchase baked goods?

Besides great wealth, one fantasy is simply to have a rewarding career.

DivaJood said...

Robin Andrea, you are living a real dream life! Retirement is not in the picture for me, but most of the time I enjoy what I do -- because of my work, I am able to travel to places I'd not normally be able to reach -- and so I write, photograph and paint. Three-day weekends like the one coming up are a treasure for me.

And Yoga, the baked goods will probably be free of charge.

Sue Woo said...

Right now? Right this minute? To get me one of these little bayou houses and live out my days in peace and quiet with gumbo and boudin balls. Hey! That sounds like my life back in SC! I can learn to make boudin balls....

DivaJood said...

Sue Woo, if you come across a good recipe for boudin balls, let me know!

karena said...

My secret life would be to be a writer for Comedy Central or a syndicated columnist, but do it all from my home. Maybe commute once in a while to the corporate headquarters, but mainly work outside on my deck or in my bedroom or office.

DivaJood said...

Oh, Karena, that's a good fantasy! I'm about to start improv classes with LA ComedySportz. I can't hardly wait.