Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Star Trek-defined career goals

I've been thinking about Star Trek constantly since seeing the new movie last week. This morning, scanning Austin Craigslist job postings, I naturally started considering my search in 24th century terms:

I've spent the last four years working with Klingons who think they're Romulans or the Jem'Hadar. I'm looking for work with the Federation, but I'd settle, of course, for work with Vulcans, Bajorans, Mikhal Travelers (I wish), Rakosans and Tellurians (if only for their mint truffles). Unfortunately, most work out there seems to be with the Ferengi.

Unfortunately, my application to Starfleet Academy fell through, but Lauren and I recently, and paradoxically, gained command of a starship, which should provide us greater flexibility in the job hunt.