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.