Careers du Jour

Though not officially, the summer has started. The twins have moved on from graduation parties and are starting to settle in.


Both twins have changed life plans several times during the beervirus years of high school. Girl Twin, for instance, spent her childhood wanting to join the police force. Yep, a cop. A five-foot and not much and maybe hundred pounds cop. I think she had dreams of placing handcuffs on Ol’ Monner and throwing him into the back of a squad car.


Current events changed her thoughts on a career in law enforcement. Elaine and I have explained law enforcement doesn’t always mean being a beat cop. Maybe a career as an attorney, she certainly knows how to litigate (argue). She might need to lose the eye-rolling habit, at least in a courtroom.


Anyway, law enforcement appears to be behind her. For the last few years, she has been drifting to ranching. Yep, cows, horses, pickup trucks, and cowboys. She has had an interest in horses since childhood. She has driven a pickup truck since obtaining her license, but clearly, the interest in cows and cowboys is new.


It’s not as crazy as it seems. We live in cattle country. She has been surrounded by cows her entire life. Actually, driving to town yesterday, Elaine and I were delayed twice, by two old-time cattle drives stopping vehicle traffic while four horse-riding cowboys and cowgirls push a couple of hundred cows down the road.


At least for now, it looks like ranching is the career du jour after a summer of boating, fishing, and making sandwiches at the local convenience store/restaurant.


Boy Twin is another story entirely. He knows exactly where he wants out of life. He is planning to be rich. Of course, how he gets there changes as often as he changes his socks and underwear.