The Reverse Bucket List: things I have absolutely no interest in doing before I die.
With thanks to Nancy Kho Davis, whose blog I follow at midlifemixtape.com. Have a read of her list at http://midlifemixtape.com/2012/03/reverse-bucket-list.
Nancy nodded to MamaKat, who sends out writing prompts every Tuesday from:
Sail around the world. I never did want to do this during the 40 years I was in the boat business. I still don’t. I am perfectly happy hearing from Sven Michel on his 5-year circumnavigation in the 50’ sailboat I sold him a couple years ago.
Marry again. This one is easy since I’ve already married the only two women that would have me.
Wear my hair short. When you got it, flaunt it.
Buy a new car. I have managed to avoid this all my life, and I don’t think I’ll have any trouble keeping it that way.
Watch an episode of The Sopranos. I’ve never done this, and it seems like a record worth preserving. I’m from Jersey and proud of all of it except the gangsters and the smell of Secaucus.
Climb Everest. I don’t like cold, and I breathe better at sea level.
Read Finnegan’s Wake. I tried a couple of times and couldn’t get to the bottom of page one.
March for a cause or join a movement. The only way I’ve ever made a difference is one person at a time.
Leave a big lump of cash or material things when I die. Someone once told me that last check you ever write should bounce. That suits my nature and my absence of heirs.
Wonder what my next life will be like. I am spending all my spiritual capital on this one.
Novels and stories I won’t write: those with vampires or werewolves—too bloodthirsty. Maybe I will do one with the occasional ghost or some other supernatural character with a nicer disposition. I am not old enough to write about children or teens.
Buy a yacht. Thirty-two is enough. Of course I said that after number thirty and thirty-one. This time I mean it. Really.
Buy a Harley. I admire the machine, its history, and everyone who lives out their middle-aged fantasy. In fact, I am not all that sure this belongs on my list.
I am sure I will think of more items for this list before it is published.
I cannot wait to read the Reverse Bucket List of the regular readers of this blog.