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I went to school for a BA in History with the intention of moving on to a PhD that would help me write a book about the nature of the relationships that developed between the people of Germany and American military forces from the end of the Second World War through today.
Got the BA annd then couldn't find an advisor that was willing to take on new history PhDs because there's really no need for History PhDs (to make a long story short).
So I figured I'd go to library school, get an MLIS with a concentration in archives, then get a job as an archivist with access to some interesting historical shit that I could write a book about.
After a little bit of library school I learned that if I wanted to be an archivist and also make some money I'd have to either get a second Masters or learn a foreign language and move someplace with some history (not to say the U.S. doesn't have a history but from an archival perspective it hasn't been a very long one).
I didn't know what the heck I wanted to do at that point, then I stepped in shit.
I'm now a librarian for a major American insurance company doing competitve intelligence research on the markets for financial services and products in the emerging world.
I ♣ Ideologues!
Grew up in NJ, ended up in Louisiana.
Graduated h.s. at 16, college (B.S.) at 19.
Got married at 19, worked as undergarment model for Vanity Fair (the clothing mfg., not the magazine) for a couple of years from age 18 to 22.
Had two sons, been housewife ever since. I do some work with the entertainment industry (movies, music and television -- not adult entertainment).