Did you ever play MASH when you were a kid? You know, the game where you tried to predict what your life would be like when you were a grown-up?
It’s funny, somehow in the early 90s, I thought I was going to be married to Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block, living in a mansion in New York City, working as a lawyer and driving a canary yellow Lamborghini. (Um, not even close.)
I’m positive that my Kia Rondo doesn’t fit into the dream-car category. Come to think of it, at 12, I couldn’t tell the difference between a Lamborghini or a Ferrari. I am, however, sure that anything was better than my parents 1980s beige Plymouth Reliant or as my friends called it the “Kicking K-Car.” (Yes, we were smart and sarcastic even at 12.)
Recently, my husband and I have been having pretty in-depth conversations on where we want to be in the next 10 years, since he’s turning the BIG 40 in 27 days. (Getting old stinks!) These conversations happened to coincide with the arrival of my new iPad.
In my desire to avoid the inevitable, I decided to procrastinate with my newest toy, which brings me to MASH.
Did you know that they have several apps for MASH? Neither did I. But since I was forced to think about being a grown-up, I decided to have some fun and downloaded the app. (It’s free.)
There were five main parts to the MASH game. (For those of you who don’t remember)
Who you would marry? It usually involved four famous people and your “secret” crush that all of your friends knew about.
What type of car you would drive and what color it was? Always expensive and never realistic
What city you would live in? Some place big and busy like Rome, New York, Paris or Los Angeles
What would you would do for a living? Hello dream job (in the eyes of a 12 year old)
There are several differences between 12-year-old me and 34-year-old me.
Take a look:
12-year-old me 34-year-old me
Jordan Knight My adoring Husband
Kirk Cameron Ryan Reynolds
Johnny Depp Johnny Depp
Vanilla Ice Will Smith
Shane W. (my “super-secret” crush) Daniel Craig
Graphic Designer International Business Consult.
Fashion Designer Landscaper/Domestic Goddess
Lamborghini Honda Civic Hybrid
Places to live
New York City York, PA
Rome, Italy Denver/Aurora, CO
Paris, France Spokane, WA
Barcelona, Spain Barcelona, Spain
I know I’m avoiding. The hubby and I are going to have to answer some tough and not-so-tough questions. Life was so much simpler at 12. I might never know what I want to be when I grow up, but I think I’m OK with it. The 12-year-old in me keeps saying the possibilities are endless, even at 34.