Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Bucket List

Last night I went out for a Curry (I know that you already know this) with a small select group of people who had been working hard all evening. One of the people asked me to recount some stories from the past that involved both of us (Validation?).  Anyway I dutifully did as I was asked and have to say quite enjoyed doing so - seeing as my past is quite varied and checkered - there's nothing like a good story is there? Anyway it left me thinking - I'm probably more than half way through my life (who knows?) - that's if the Great Grim Reaper doesn't come along and claim me early ..."No - don't take me yet - I haven't been to bed with George Clooney"....

That's quite a profound realisation I have to say. Inside I am still twelve years old and have forever left to do everything. But on the outside I am definitely not twelve anymore - mind you I find it very hard to act my age :) 

I still have my list of things to do (Have you seen the movie 'Bucket List'?) and there's still loads of things on there that I still haven't done. If anybody would like to do any of these things with me - please apply in writing!!!   So here's a few of the things from my list...

1. Gallop my horse on the beach
2. Learn to tap dance - and not fall in the sink!
3. Learn to ballroom dance - properly
4. Read and understand a Shakespeare play (doh!)
5. Act in a play.....what fun!!
6. Work in a homeless shelter on Christmas day
7. Take my Mother shopping in Harrods and buy her anything that she wants
8. Swim in the warm ocean at midnight - (naked)
9. Climb a (small) mountain and then sit at the top for the rest of the day
10. Fly a plane
11. Do a parachute jump
12. Buy Dan's Wedding Dress and see her wear it
13. Really explore Paris and Rome
14. Say all the things that mean something to all the people that mean something 
15. Hug my Dad one more time
16. Dress up as a Fairy and go shopping
17. Sing 'Jerusalem' in a big Cathedral as part of a massive choir
18. Drive a racing car - very fast
19. Learn another language
20. Learn to play the Piano

A phsycologist would have a field day with that list!!!



6 comments:

  1. We all have things we would like to do in life but I would have to take a red pen to some of your items as they just take too long to do.

    I am referring to items 2, 3, 19 and 20. The chances of you managing all 4 in the few years you have left are tiny. ;-) They also take far too much effort. You would be better to choose quick and easy things.

    Also, item 4 is just wrong. They make you read Shakespeare at school and everyone hates it because it is a PLAY and meant to be watched.

    Item 6. Why would you want to work in a homeless shelter on Christmas day? They are probably homeless because they are lazy and can't be bothered to work so you would think that at least on Christmas day they could get off their lazy asses and serve themselves the food that some do-gooder has made for them while you sleep off your Christmas eve hangover before getting up to open your pressies. If you really want to do this and are not just saying you do I expect you to be working either this year or next year on Christmas day. If not I will put it down to you wanting to sound like you care. :-)

    Finally, item 8. Have you NEVER SEEN JAWS?

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  2. We all have things we would like to do in life but I would have to take a red pen to some of your items as they just take too long to do.

    I am referring to items 2, 3, 19 and 20. The chances of you managing all 4 in the few years you have left are tiny. ;-) They also take far too much effort. You would be better to choose quick and easy things.

    Also, item 4 is just wrong. They make you read Shakespeare at school and everyone hates it because it is a PLAY and meant to be watched.

    Item 6. Why would you want to work in a homeless shelter on Christmas day? They are probably homeless because they are lazy and can't be bothered to work so you would think that at least on Christmas day they could get off their lazy asses and serve themselves the food that some do-gooder has made for them while you sleep off your Christmas eve hangover before getting up to open your pressies. If you really want to do this and are not just saying you do I expect you to be working either this year or next year on Christmas day. If not I will put it down to you wanting to sound like you care. :-)

    Finally, item 8. Have you NEVER SEEN JAWS?

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  3. Dearest Dearest Christian. As usual - I am guffawing at your comments. I have spat a mouthful of coffee all over my keyboard. So thanks for that - and thanks for reminding me that I have 'little time' left!!!! I will do the homeless shelter / Christmas day thing - and when I do - you'll be doing it with me.....and Yes I have seen jaws!!!! Fabulous - see you soon and CAN'T WAIT :)

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  4. Dearest Dearest Christian. As usual - I am guffawing at your comments. I have spat a mouthful of coffee all over my keyboard. So thanks for that - and thanks for reminding me that I have 'little time' left!!!! I will do the homeless shelter / Christmas day thing - and when I do - you'll be doing it with me.....and Yes I have seen jaws!!!! Fabulous - see you soon and CAN'T WAIT :)

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  5. I'm learning to tap dance & I can't recommend it highly enough. Sence of achievement, exercise & a brilliant laugh...all for £4! I bought my 1st tap shoes yesterday - I'm so proud of me!!!

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  6. I'm learning to tap dance & I can't recommend it highly enough. Sence of achievement, exercise & a brilliant laugh...all for £4! I bought my 1st tap shoes yesterday - I'm so proud of me!!!

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