Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Bucket List Meme ~ Tying Up A Few Loose Ends

It's not original. It's not my idea. This meme has been around in various forms. Call it whatever you wish. But I thought it would be interesting to make a wish list of things you want to accomplish or do before you ....um....well....die. Cheery, no? Just like the two characters in the 2007 motion picture, The Bucket List, we all have a list in our heads. I'm not sure I've ever actually written mine down. Some I've already crossed off. I think it's time for a fresh new slate of ideas and direction for me. I've been through a lot of change in the last year. And even though the list might change periodically, nevertheless, the task gives me pause.
What AM I doing to push forward those dreams of mine? Maybe it will help if I write them down. And what hinders me from getting them done? That is the bigger question.

The rules: There are none. List as many things as you'd like. Give us your answers in pictures, words or song lyrics. Make it serious or funny. Your choice.
What's on your list?

Mimi's Bucket List
(in no particular order)

1. Get published (as in yesterday)

2. Settle a few scores, right a few wrongs, smack a few people. (Just kidding about that last part. Maybe.)

3. Forgive a few people including myself at times (See? I told you I was kidding) I'm working on that. Seriously. Life is short.

4. Go to Italy.

5. Go to New York and see as many live shows and concerts as possible.

6. Make love in the rain (not necessarily in New York) with someone I love. In a pinch I'd settle for a thunderstorm proper roaring outside and a raincoat....ummm....nevermind. As long as the thunder rolls and the lightning flashes.

7. Find and enjoy my one and only.... I've been thinking lately about what I would do with him once I found him. Fodder for another post - and some totally unbloggable. Hmmm....he must be near. Something's in the air. I can tell.
I think it's my year.

8. Finish and expand the creative projects I've started, including peace globes.

9. Live to see my family happy, peaceful, healthy, and secure. HAPPY being the operative word.

10. Sing karaoke in a seedy smoky bar wearing a very short skirt and lots of smoke wafting by. Don't ask me why.
I just have to do it.

11. Stop working full time and live the second half of my life a bit more carefree. (If I don't die from the smoke in #10)

12. Sing a duet with Andrea Bocelli and Rod Stewart. A girl can dream.

13. Go shopping in Morocco

**I think I should write this list every week or so. I keep thinking of things to add and delete and modify!

P.S. Rod said no.

Back to the drawing board.


Felicitas said...

I love this meme - and your list! - and plan to incorporate it into my Friday 55 post.

But I dropped by now to let you know I've nominated you for a creative blogger award! Come by any time and pick it up.

Travis said...

Excellent list. And there's no rule that says you can't keep adding to it, ya know.

Ferd said...

I was just perusing some books at Barnes and Noble. They included "1,000 things to do before you die", and "1,000 places to see before you die," or something like that. I agreed with a bunch of them. A good start to my bucket list.
I'll work on the list and meme it if it isn't too risqué!

Anonymous said...

Rod's a dork....

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Interesting list, Mimi! I must consider making one meself.

Cogitator said...

Rod has no taste, I always said so :)

Charles Gramlich said...

I have never created a bucket list. I guess I'm afraid I'll invoke the bucket. Some day I will do this meme,, though.

Linda said...

Ya know, Rod Stewart is not what he used to be - he should take you up on his offer! I can so see you perched on top of a piano during this song, too!

I hope that this is your year and that the right knight comes galloping up to the castle at long last!

Akelamalu said...

Rod said No? I always knew he was mad! ;)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

#10 is great! See you there!

Jamie said...

Save This Website to check before the New York trip.

And imagine this is you Between Sets in that smokey dive.

Mimi Lenox said...

Felicitas - Oh, I wasn't in the mood to do it the justice it deserved. I think I might take another stab at it later on. But it was interesting exercise in making me THINK.

Can't wait to read yours!

Mimi Lenox said...

Travis - I know. I needed to cut it off somewhere though publicly. Oh, self-indulgent me ya know....wouldn't want anyone to think I'm self-absorbed enough to actually have a looooong bucket list.
That made no sense.

Maybe I need not write comment responses tonight.

I agree with your comment, my friend. I shall keep adding to it.
Without apology.
So there.

Mimi Lenox said...

Ferd - I know!! I keep adding to it and re-thinking the whole process. I don't see a Bucket List as depressing. I see it as hopeful. Don't you?

Mimi Lenox said...

Coopernicus - You are not the first to say so today. More than his personality I'd just like to match that groveled throat with a smooth duet, ya know?
It would be a challenge (grin)

Mimi Lenox said...

Nick - I put it off a long time. Since Daddy died I've been in a purging mood - inside and out.
Mortality. On my mind of late.

Mimi Lenox said...

Cogitator - Ha! Thanks...I think. It would be an interesting meeting of two very different sounds. I could think of many more to sing with as well.

I'll have to check out the latest about him. So many negative opinions floating about.

But what about Andrea? Do you like him?

Mimi Lenox said...

Charles - That has been my fear as well. But really, it's just kinda silly (forgive me).
I'm such a list-maker anyway.
This one is important.

Mimi Lenox said...

Akelamalu - Ha! To think he could have met the Queen.

Homer the Palace Dog still in the doghouse said...

He's already met the Queen, my Queen.

Mimi Lenox said...

- You are the only one to comment on my seedy desires.

Mimi Lenox said...

Linda - I hope it is YOUR year as well, my friend.

Mimi Lenox said...

P.S. Linda - I would so like to perch on top of the piano in a lounge wearing a slinky dress.

"Fish gotta swim and birds gotta fly..."

Mimi Lenox said...

Jamie - Oooohhhh...going now!

Mimi Lenox said...

Jamie - Sondheim! Mamma Mia! The Miracle Worker! Wicked!

I want to go right now.

Mimi Lenox said...

Jamie - Second link.
I want the boots!!!! Whaddya mean imagine that is me? Ha!

Mimi Lenox said...

Stilettos sans the cigarette.
Oh, but I might as well smoke if I'm gonna play the part, right?

At first glance one her legs looked like it was in a long black boot. The hosiery is to die for.

K. I'll stop now.

The Gal Herself said...

Has Rod seen you in the short skirt? Seeing as he has a known weakness for "Hot Legs," it may help persuade him.

I thought #7 was very sweet.

Mimi Lenox said...

Gal - Ha ha ha!! That was seriously funny. I forgot about that song until now. That wouldn't have been my choice of duet. "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?" would have been my pick.


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