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Mar 16 2006

Thursday Thirteen–the audacious list

Thirteen Things that I’d love to do that are so audacious that I can’t believe I’m putting them in print

1. Adopt a little girl from India, Korea, or China. I’ll know Tom has read today’s post when I hear the maniacal laughter from upstairs. He never reads this, so I think I’m safe.

2. Build another house. See Tom’s reaction above.

3. Drive out to DIA, slap down my credit card, and take the first flight anywhere and have a long weekend all to myself, exploring where I ended up. With my luck, it’d be west BFE.

4. Write a children’s book. That’ll have to wait until the kids are in school; my creativity is usually tapped by 7:30 in the morning.

5. Live in London or Dublin. Wait, that’s my retirement plan (no joke, we’re seriously planning for this), so this will actually happen.

6. Go to a flute masterclass. This is a week-long class of music performance and practice. I know exactly who I’d go play for, and as good of a friend as he is, I still can’t bring myself to play for him right now. I pretty much suck these days.

7. Give up coffee. Braaahahahahahahaha!!!!! Ain’t gonna happen unless it turns out that’s what I’m allergic to and why I’m still waking up with sinus pain after all the medicinal crap I’ve taken lately.

8. Sing Karaoke sober. Come to think of it, I haven’t sung Karaoke drunk either.

9. Have the balls to tell people (who really have it coming) to go to hell. I’m much too polite and tend to keep my comments to myself, regardless of how badly I want to tell someone off.

10. Breast enhancement. Really, no woman above the age of 13 should ever go trying on “barely A” bras. That just ain’t right.

11. Start a new career in:__________________. I’m open to any suggestions. I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. Hell, I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up when I was growing up. There’s something out there for me, I’m sure of it.

12. Go to a psychic or astrologer, just for giggles. Oh, and to search out an answer to #11.

13. Have a completely worry-free day. But I have children, so that will never happen again as long as I live. And I think I’m ok with that. The boys are worth that sacrifice.

Hey, I’m stunned that I actually came up with 13!!! I didn’t know I wanted to do that much until I started writing. Some will happen, some will never come true, but it’s good to get them in print. I’ll post Tom’s reaction to numbers one and two if he ever reads this. ; )

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1. Karin

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  1. Karin

    #2 I don’t really ever want to build another house. Okay, maybe in 30 years…lol!
    #3 That sounds like fun actually…lol!
    #4 I’m planning on that one day too…hehehe
    #5 I don’t know that I would want to live either of those places full time but I’d love to have a vacation home in both places…lol!
    #8 I have never sung karaoke…for some reason this shocks people
    #10 You can have some of mine. Really. I don’t mind. πŸ˜‰
    #11 Me too!
    #13 Yep. Yep. And yep. πŸ™‚

  2. Jen

    #2 I’ve now built a house and a condo. About to finish the basement. I’d do it again.
    #5 It’s a year in a flat in one of those cities. It’s to compensate for not being an exchange student as a kid.
    #10 I get that offer a lot!
    #11 Really would like to know what I’m supposed to do!!! LOL

  3. Theresa

    You really need to try #9 sometime! You do it so well online in response to the people I want to tell off!

    We should go to a psychic together. What fun! I went once, and she told me I’d be married three times before I hit my 40th birthday (guess I’d better hurry because I’ll be 40 in April) and that I would have 3 sons! HA!

  4. Jen

    I tend to be snarkier in print than in person. Those of you who actually know me in person would be a better judge of that, I guess. I’m working on speaking my mind a little more; not terribly successful to this point.
    And I have a friend who went to a psychic last year. She was told that 2006 is HER YEAR! New job, new guy, new home. Those things are all on the horizon, and we’re all helping. I’d love to go to one, see what comes up. Married 3x before 40? And three sons! LOL Well, she really missed the boat on that one! LOL

  5. Dave

    1. Diane and I plan to adopt a kid from a third world country after we have a couple of our own.

    4. you should write a book. your a gifted writer.

    5. We’ll meet you out there.

    6. Go to a masterclass. Your a great flautist.

    10. You CAN’T have any of Diane’s.

    12. Save your time and money. In fact give me the money and I’ll make up some BS for you.

  6. Jen

    Dave,
    #1: You’d better adopt/have girls or mom and I will explode from lack of dressing babies in pink.
    #4: The book will have to wait until I’m not typing frantically, trying to think and separate the boys at the same time. But thanks.
    #5: Deal.
    #6: See the answer to #4.
    #10: Oh come on, she has plenty to spare! Love you, Diane!
    #12: I’m not paying you to tell me BS, I’ve paid you enough over the years.

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