Wow, I am so glad I stumbled on Mama Kat’s Pretty Much World Famous Writer’s Workshop. It’s kinda fun to do something different. So this week, I am choosing the prompt: Create a reverse bucket list that names the top ten things you never want to do. (Inspired by The Hairpin).
Holy cow…when I picked this prompt I thought “easy pease!”. Yeah, I was so very wrong; this was hard.
#10: Complete a triathlon: Why would anyone want to do that to themselves? I think I will be just fine in life without doing one of those.
#9: Watch the complete series of Star Wars, Twilight or the Godfather: Why do people seem so shocked when you haven’t seen all of those movies? Get over it people!
#8: See the Ball Drop in Times Square: Every time I see that crowd on New Year’s Eve, all I can think about is–where do you go to the bathroom?
#7: Learn to dive: I think I am a bit claustrophobic, and the thought of being at the bottom of the ocean with a tank on my back and a think shoved in my mouth gives me the willies. Don’t need to do that!
#6: Learn to Fly: I hate to fly, hate hate hate! While other people may believe I will feel more in control and comfortable if I am flying the plane myself; I don’t buy it.
#5: Hike the Appalachian Trail: I had this old ex-boyfriend who really wanted to do this. I am not sure what part of it seems appealing. Hiking all day, no bathrooms, no hot shower, no wine, no hot coffee, no internet. No way, not for me.
#4: Skydive or Bungee Jump: In a world of so many things that can go wrong, why laugh in the face of fate? Just doesn’t seem safe to me, why risk it?
#3: Live in a cold place: I live in Florida, and yes the summers are brutally hot and humid; and the hurricanes aren’t fun either. But I get cold when it gets in the 60’s. I have no desire to shovel snow. I don’t need a White Christmas to feel merry. I am just fine with my palm trees and sand!
#2: Get married again: I know I probably said I would never get married before I got married, but there is really no reason for me to ever get married again. I am not having any more kids so I don’t really need to be married. I just need to be loved! Although, I do appreciate fine jewelry!
#1: Die: Yeah, somehow I don’t think I will be able to keep from doing this one. But man it scares the ever-living shit out of me and I just really don’t want it to happen.