Fellow blogger Dave had an intriguing, comment-filled post the other day. In it he made a list of popular things that he’s never done. As much as I like lists, and as intrigued as I was by the possibilities, I thought that I should follow suit.
Things I’ve Never Done
I’ve never been out of the country. (This will be remedied 5/9/10.)
I’ve never watched an episode of Star Trek or American Idol.
I’ve never been to a high school or college sports event, but I did play on the high school tennis team.
I’ve never taken drugs.
I’ve never cut off one of my hands and replaced it with a hook or chainsaw.
I’ve never had surgery or broken any bones.
I’ve never been on Twitter.
I’ve never met a celebrity.
I’ve never played a MMORPG.
I’ve never played Rock Band.
I could fill this up with so many things that I’ve never done, but that should be enough. Enough with the negativity. And the flip side of this list is a more positive one.
Things I Have Done
I’ve watched every episode of LOST and Heroes, but I’m tired of the latter.
I’ve bought a house and now have a mortgage.
I’ve graduated from college with my Masters in Civil & Environmental Engineering.
I’ve been pulled over thrice: two warnings and one speeding ticket.
I’ve laughed in the face of danger in an elephant graveyard and then hyenas came out and scared me and then Mufasa rescued me.
I’ve written countless short stories with hopes and dreams and then grew tired and let them fall to the wayside.
I’ve watched Julie & Julia.
I’ve been in a head-on-collision.
I’ve read through the entire Bible. (I think.)
I’ve watched my brother accidentally light his blue jeans on fire and then run around in the yard while me and Tanner laughed at him.
I’ve baked a few made-from-scratch cheesecakes.
I volunteered as an environmental awareness person for the Counting Crows, Maroon 5, and Augustana. I got free tickets and I got to get into the venue before sound check started, so that was pretty cool.
How about that, Dave? A list of things I have done. How… positive? What other sort of options can follow up?
Things I Want to Do
I want to play Dragon Age.
I want to go to the UK, Germany, Italy, and Greece.
I want to play tennis and disc golf more.
I want to master guitar, mandolin, piano, banjo, dulcimer, harmonica, violin, bagpipe, saxophone, and voice.
I want my city to secede from the world and be its own independent entity, with me as its ruling Grand Chancellor.
I want to get a new computer.
I want to draw more.
I want to take a nap.
It’s only logical that there be an immediate sequel.
Things I Don’t Want to Do
I don’t want to set the world on fire.
I don’t wanna be anything other than what I’ve been trying to be lately.
I don’t want robots to take over the world.
I don’t want my brother to go to Afghanistan.
I don’t want Jon & Kate to stay broken up.
I don’t want to wait for our lives to be over…
I don’t want to have another headache today.
Is that it? No, of course not. These lists are no way exhaustive. In fact, I’d be willing to say that each list has the propensity to approach infinity as the number of elements contained within the set increases likewise.
Shellie, from Layers of Thought, is having a giveaway of a signed, 1st edition copy of The Gathering Storm. The post with this information is available here.
Stella was sick all day yesterday and the night before. The night before last I woke up from vomit in the bed. Then she didn’t eat anything all day yesterday and looked pitiful. Last night was even worse. I’m running on only a few hours of sleep, but the puppy seems to be doing better.
We’ve officially booked our cruise for the Eastern Caribbean. It’ll be our first real vacation in a long time.
I’m almost halfway through Firefly, and I’m loving it.
I thought this Very Demotivational Poster was pretty funny.
Anything else I wish to add? A list of list of Favorite Coffee Moments? No, I don’t think so. What I do think is that I’m going to be sleepy today. Tune in for Writing Wednesdays tomorrow.