Monday, June 09, 2008

Sexy Professions

Good Monday Morning, BLOGLAND. I'm having surgery this morning (that gallbladder incident, remember?) so I leave you with this to think about:

Can your profession up your sexiness rating? I found an interesting article on the sexiest jobs. See if you agree with their top ten:

Firefighter
Personal Trainer
CEO
Bartender
Nurse
Photographer
Pilot
Surgeon
Cowboy
Soldier/Military

To see the hows, whys and wherefores of this data, read the rest of the article HERE.

Couldn't help but notice that rockstars and writers didn't make the list :(
I'll let you know if my surgeon ranks!

Question for writers and readers: Do you agree with this list? What would you have in the top three?

16 comments:

Karen Erickson said...

You know my dad was a firefighter and for the longest time I didn't necessarily find that profession sexy only because it was so much a part of my life for soooo long. Though I can't deny there were a bunch of hot firefighters, there were also a lot of not so hot ones too. LOL

Interesting list. Speaking of lists add me to the going to nationsals list. Woo hoo!!!! :)

M. said...

brilliant idea for a blog post, wylie - everyone must have on opinion on this!
i personally said 'huh?' at bartender (is it all because of that old tom cruise movie?) and like you, the writer in me noticed that my heros (designer and extreme sports aficionado) were conspicuously absent from the list.
i also wonder about gender skewness - was it all men who listed nurse (i.e. still thinking of 'nurse' as an exclusively feminine career, when it isn't anymore) and women who listed firefighter (same as above in reverse)?

Leah Braemel said...

I was like M when it came to nurse - though I did train with a couple guys, they were definitely not in the 'sexy' category. And frankly, none of the nurses on my Dad's ward fell into that category either. Although he thought so - which is really squicky. And like Karen, all the men in my birth family are solders/military/peace officers who definitely are not sexy - far far too controlling for my personal comfort level.

But I think writers have great imaginations, so maybe we can get people to think of other professions as sexy. It's all in how you write 'em.

Good luck on your surgery!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Nothing is sexier than a writer who writes about rock stars. Trust me. I'm too sexy for that list. So're you.

Seriously? I said it last night: Smart is sexy. Give me a smart person over eye candy any day. At least for a day-to-day living.

The eye candy, that needs to drop by and visit. Daily, sure, so long as it's different each day.

Jane said...

My top three are:
Soldier/Military
Firefighter
Surgeon(they're smart and they save lives)

Kristy said...

My profession is not even on the sexiness map. Maybe writers aren't because it's more of a solo profession so you don't get much attention. That's it! Good luck with the gall bladder.

Amy Ruttan said...

Goodluck sweetheart!! I hope it finally goes for you.

I got a Wii btw!! :)

Julia Smith said...

It's funny - normally I don't find the CEO type attractive in any way, but our new CEO at work is atypically attractive to me and of course he's been flirting with me, too. So what can you do...?

Sparky Duck said...

please feel better.

I would insert lawyer, police, compliance office or banker in place of cowboy, but thats just me ;)

Thomma Lyn said...

Best wishes to you for your gall bladder surgery, my friend! I hope you have a speedy recovery.

Interesting list! :) I'd agree with quite a few of 'em, actually, except CEO, in general, makes me want to hock hairballs. ;)

Shelley Munro said...

Good luck with your op, Kylie.

I have to say there's nothing sexy about being a bartender. You try doing that job for a few years and see how sexy you feel! Not sexy, I tell you!

Wylie Kinson said...

Karen's going to Nationals - woo hoo!

m. - I was wondering about that gender thing too. Hmm...

Leah - good point. As writers, we can make any profession sexy!!

SHG - agreed and agreed ;)

Jane - solid list. My surgeon? Not so much, but his fingers and his brain were all the sexy I needed yesterday :)

Amy got a Wii? WEEEEE!!! have fun, sweetie. I know you're going to ADORE it!!

Wylie Kinson said...

Julia - see, it's all context!

Sparky - hey, long time no see. Thanks for your good wishes and I'd absolutely agree that bankers and compliance officers deserve a place on the sexy list. As do ducks ;)

TL - thanks for your wishes and as for CEO... shhhh, don't tell Julia!

Shelley - I've got to agree. I was a bartender and there wasn't much sexy about smelling like beer and cigarettes all night. Though given enough booze and the patrons probably found me sexy ;)
(a LOT of booze *giggle*)

Kristy - good observation on the solo aspect. You can't be sexy unless there's someone around to watch you work.
And who do we writers have as our posterboy? Stephen King. Yeah, that would suck the sexy out of any profession, talented though he is!

Darla said...

Hmmm. My husband's an army officer, and *I* think he's very sexy. Not sure his profession has much to do with it, but he does look awfully hot in that uniform. ;-)

Darla said...

Whoops. I hit "publish" too soon. Best wishes on your recovery, Wylie!

Ann said...

I live around way to many military bases to think the whole soldier/military thing is sexy (for the most part they're too young and too stuck on themselves and drive like idiots- but I'm willing to concede that's probably just me *g*).
Good luck on the surgery, hope it goes well and without too much pain.