So, Adventurer is your first name?

December 16, 2008

Blog Guy, I’ want a career that isn’t just routine.

Well, I was reading about this guy who tried rowing the Pacific solo, and we kept calling him an “adventurer.” If you could get people to call you something like that, you’d have it made.

But don’t you have to be really successful to earn that title?

No. This dude didn’t even make it all the way across, and STILL he gets to be an adventurer!

Wow! Are there any qualifications?

It helps if you have a wife who seems happy to see you even when your adventure tanks. People like that.

It sounds like a lot of work to me. Can you suggest some other titles I might try for?

Sure. Socialite hotel heiress, king of pop, heir to the throne, former presidential candidate, fugitive financier… You might go for one of those.

Fugitive financier! I love it! I’ll send you a postcard from the Bahamas.

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Italian adventurer Alex Bellini poses with his wife Francesca after arriving in the port city of Newcastle, Australia, in this handout picture December 13, 2008. Bellini was reunited with his family in Australia on Saturday after just failing to row solo across the Pacific from Peru, his wife said. REUTERS/Gino Nalini/Handout

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