Carte Blanche

I realized the other day that I've been friends since childhood with a real-life CTU field agent.

In high school, this friend qualified for Mensa and became an army reserve on a whim.

After graduating college with a film degree, this friend became a security guard in order to acquire a firearm license.

This friend subsequently applied to the Los Angeles Police Department while in law school and became a peace officer, acquiring a motorcycle license in the process.

Currently, this friend is preparing to acquire a pilot's license.

Next up: a boat license.

Of course, this is the same friend who memorized Ace Ventura: Pet Detective line for line and flirted with spending a summer living life as a pirate.