#1 says: If this whole professor thing doesn’t work out, I’m going to be a high school math teacher. Or maybe 4th grade.
We will work and live in the CA bay area where I cannot get a professor job and live happily and modestly ever after.
#2 says: I, on the other hand, will be a shelver in a large academic library. All I will do is re-shelve books and straighten the shelves. All day. I won’t talk to patrons. In fact, I may have headphones in the whole time. I will get to look at all the books the library has and read whatever I want in my copious free time. It will be peaceful.
#1 says: Oh, that sounds dreamy. Can I do that too? Also in the bay area? First I need someone else to pay my living expenses though… And I might not mind talking to patrons on occasion.
I randomly fell on some former professor’s blog yesterday (probably through Confessions of a Dean Dad or Not of General Interest), and she was in law school. I could not do that. Three more years of school with me on the being tested side would kill me. Not to mention the lost earning potential. Urk. I think I could do the one year required to get MA certification in CA for teaching. Unlikely I could handle an MLS program.
ETA: Found the mystery blog– linked off Not of General Interest: New Kid on the Hallway That has been bothering me for days. Good blog too, totally check it out.