You don't have to simply be a fan of Apple products, you can actually help build them. The company has hundreds of job openings in everything from operations to HR to hardware and software engineering. It probably helps to have a friend at the company, but you can just cold apply for positions through Apple's site.
Want to get into the competitive world of science fiction novel-writing? It takes hard work and persistence... or you could answer this Craigslist ad. Just remember to include a photo of yourself, because that's important for some reason. [Craigslist]
The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities will catalog many rare and peculiar objects — but it seems like it'll be such an artifact in its own right. The book boasts a veritable bestiary of great authors... possibly including you!
It's the opportunity of a lifetime. The Science Fiction Foundation is having a masterclass on science fiction criticism, led by The Quiet War author Paul McAuley and two other luminaries. Spend a weekend in London getting drunk on ideas.