Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day - U.S.A. and Canada




Happy Labor Day to American and Candian workers!

That wish includes one of the hardest working Americans, Barbie. Cheers. Here's to Barbie in all and any of her Mattel-appointed positions and to those positions bestowed upon her by her many fans. Here's to the Smartees, G.I. Joe and pals in all ranks, the Get Set Five, the entertainment sector, and all the labor focused dolls and action figures. 

My Scene Nolee is here to share her fantasy career: Rock star. Do you have a favorite career-centered doll or action figure? Does he or she do what you do for a living or what you would like to do for a living? 

13 comments:

Muff said...

Hope you had a good Labor Day!

I'd say the first 15 dolls I purchased had professions, but as I got more and more dolls they pretty much all became scale models. Way back when I was keeping track, these are the positions I gave some dolls:

Research Scientist, Army Sgt., Photographer, Sports Physical Therapist, Marketing/PR, Tech Specialist, Writer, Musician, Interior Designer, Graphic Designer, SWAT Sniper, Tactician Analyst, Style Blogger and Drama Major.

I hold one of those positions, but I won't say which one. ^__^

D7ana said...

Hi Muff! Thanks for the good wish. I had a nice enough Labor Day. Hope yours was good, too ;-)

Wow, your dolls have/had cool professions. I'm a writer - just need to look into that getting paid part, lol. As you noticed though, the more dolls you have, the fewer details you can attach and keep abreast of. When I was a child, I spoke for several of my dolls. I used to do skits with them. With the amount I have today, most of them I imagine speaking. But I don't try to voice them now. I don't have that range, lol.

If I were to guess which position you hold - which I totally would NOT do, I mean that smacks of prying - I would say that you were either a photographer or a SWAT Sniper. But I am not taking that path, not me. Noooo indeed.

LOL. Back to grade school ... Latin class ... we learned about this rhetorical device where you mention something and say that you aren't going to mention it. LOL. So the thing gets on the table. I am soooo guilty of using that device sometimes.

But I'm totally not snooping at all, right?

Vanessa said...

Happy belated Labor Day. I don't have a favorite career for my dolls, probably because I've wanted to be and do just about every career there is.

Muff, didn't you tell us a long time ago that you were a Graphic Designer? You don't have to answer that question, because like Dana, I'm not snooping either. lol.

FYI, Dana, I can't comment on your blog from bloglovin'. Must be the way you have it set up. I always have to come out of bloglovin' in order to leave a comment. Really strange.

Barb the Evil Genius said...

I can't think of any dolls that have held any of my dream jobs, or any jobs I've actually held. Except that, ever since I was a tiny child, what I wanted to do most in life was be a stay-at-home wife and mommy. And since I've been at home for the past 19 years, that means Happy Family Midge and I have the same job. :)

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: happy labor day. In my country we celebrate on May 1. I'm a journalist. I searched the journalist Barbie. But I always buy dolls with long hair. I like dolls as if they were top models. I never looked for dolls by occupation.

Muff said...

Nope, Vanessa, not me. I think that's Heather who is a Graphic Designer.

jSarie said...

Happy Labour day!

I don't know if they really count as proper career dolls, but I've always liked the dolls with accessories that mimic athletes of non-core sports - the badminton sets, or that Barbie who came with a racing wheelchair, and things like that.

D7ana said...

Hi Vanessa, Barb the Evil Genius, Marta, and Muff!

@Vanessa - Belated Happy Labor Day to you, too. Me, too. I mean, there are LOTS of dream jobs I would have liked: actress, hermit, archaeologist, researcher, photographer (okay, everyone can laugh at that), adventurer. Having dolls allows us to access those fantasies.

Thanks for the tip about Bloglovin'. I need to investigate that.

@Barb the Evil Genius - I believe that it is important to follow your bliss - provided that doesn't involve harming children or animals or others period - so I congratulate you on achieving that goal. I like to think that you and Happy Family Midge are both happy. Sad that stay-at-home wife/mothers don't always get their due. My Mom was one.

@Marta. Oh then you've already celebrated your Labor Day ;-)

I hope it was a good one.

I can *see* you as a journalist; your posts are succinct and targeted. A joy to read.

I don't think that there is a journalist Barbie. There is a Smartees Jessica the Journalist. She wears a tan raincoat, a leopard print blouse, and black pants.

I usually don't look for dolls by occupation. If a doll has cute accessories, I might buy her or him for that. Usually, though, I give them whatever occupation I want them to have, based on the overall look of the doll. When I give occupations.

@Muff (and Vanessa) - yes, Heather is a Graphic Designer.

And I was joking about Muff being a SWAT Sniper. I have been binge-watching on borrowed CDs Justified. They had SWAT snipers in one of the episodes. Shrug.

I *know* Muff is a blogger and a photographer based on her blog.

RoxanneRoxanne said...

I hope that you had a great Labor Day D7ana! A great many of my dolls have professions, but none of them have my current job title. After reading this, I thought about giving one of my dolls my current title, but then I felt bored and decided against it. One of my dolls is a Psychologist though, which was my first major in college.

I don't know what my dream job would be. I think that I just like having variety, and there's a lot of things that I want to try. I do love to sing, and several of my dolls love to sing as well. My dolls have a wide range of professions. I have entertainers (singers, rappers, actors, a talk show host, dancers, etc.), entrepreneurs (gym owner, beauty shop owner, etc.), professionals (doctors, nurses, attorneys, teachers, etc.), athletes (basketball players, baseball players, etc.). I have a fashion designer, lots of models, a couple of agents, secret agents, politicians, on and on.

But none of them do what I do. I'm okay with that.

Cindi Mortensen said...

When I was quite young I wanted to be an actress, but that required getting up on stage in front of people. That terrified me, so scrap that career! LOL
I would say that Moreville Cindi has my fantasy career - she's retired, has mega money, family and friends who love her, and spends her days doing whatever she wants to do. She plays the piano, hikes, rides horses, whatever she feels like. She has a great life! :-)

limbe dolls said...

Thanks for the thought-provoking post. Since my dolls are all contract players at Ayamedia, they take the profession of whatever character they are playing at the time. Playing with dolls allows me to live out some of my dream professions, however, like fashion designer and television producer.

Carrickters said...

In Australia, Labour Day is celebrated on different dates in different states. In Victoria, we celebrate on the second Monday in March and for some reason, it is always the day the universities start after their summer holidays.
I've always bought Barbies based on their faces or because they have unusual features so none of mine have careers.

D7ana said...

Hi RoxanneRoxanne, Cindi Mortensen, Limbe Dolls, and Carrickters.

@Roxanne - I had a nice Labor Day, thanks for asking ;-)

It's fun to have our dolls have different positions. Sometimes, it is more than enough for us to have the jobs that we have: no sense our dolls sharing that work, too. Or there's nothing inherently dramatic about our jobs.

You have a lovely voice; it's a pleasure to hear you sing in the doll videos.

@Limbe Dolls - I remember that your dolls are contract workers. Cool. Love that you call them in to act in your various skits and stories ;-) Glad you enjoyed this post and that you - like me - get to enjoy other career roles through the dolls.

@Carrickters - wow, now that would be interesting. Different states celebrating Labor Day on different dates.

I also buy dolls for face appeal. Sometimes though, I will get a doll for the career.

My dream job is to write and to edit. I'm working on making that a reality. Thanks for sharing your stories ;-)