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meme-o-rama - shadows of echoes of memories of songs
j4
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meme-o-rama
Snarfed from bopeepsheep. Bold the things you have done, italicise the things you would like to do and leave the things you don't want to do as they are.


01. Buy everyone in the pub a drink [at the Carlton on a Thursday night]
02. Swim with wild dolphins
03. Climb a mountain
04. Take a Ferrari for a test drive
05. See the Pyramids at night
06. Hold a tarantula [I can't remember if I've actually held one, I think I have (a friend of mine had one) but they're not that interesting]
07. Take a candlelit bath with someone
08. Say 'I love you' and mean it [bold and italic because I want to keep on doing it]
09. Hug a tree
10. Do a striptease
11. Do a bungee or parachute jump
12. Visit Paris [would love to go there again]
13. Watch a lightning storm at sea
14. Clean behind the fridge
15. Stay up all night long, and watch the sun rise
16. Ask the (a?) question you've always been too embarrassed to ask [there are no questions I've always been too embarrassed to ask!]
17. See the Northern Lights
18. Go to a huge sports game - football, rugby, baseball, American football, etc
19. Create your own masterpiece [FSSVO 'masterpiece']
20. Grow and eat your own vegetables [would love to do it again, preferably in happy yoghurt-knitting self-sufficient commune]
21. Touch an iceberg
22. Have an office relationship [Well nearly. Bad idea.]
23. Sleep under the stars
24. Compromise
25. Change a baby's nappy
26. Take a trip in a hot air balloon
27. Watch a meteor shower [from a beach in Mauritius. Lovely!]
28. Get drunk on champagne [boring]
29. Take a luxury holiday
30. Give more than you can afford to charity [er, assuming this means more than you can currently afford]
31. Look up at the night sky through a telescope
32. Have an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
33. Have a food fight
34. Bet on a winning horse
35. Take a sick day when you're not ill
36. Get a pet
37. Ask a stranger out
38. Have a snowball fight
39. Photocopy your bottom on the office photocopier
40. Scream as loudly as you possibly can
41. Hold a lamb
42. Enact a favourite fantasy
43. Take a midnight skinny dip
44. Hear the words 'I love you'
45. Fly on Concorde [too late!]
46. Take an ice cold bath
47. Have a meaningful conversation with a beggar
48. See a total eclipse [and not of the heart this time]
49. Ride a rollercoaster
50. Peform (singing, acting, dancing, etc.) to a paying audience.


Wondering if I should distinguish between "Things I don't especially want to do" and "Things I actively don't want to do", but I can't be bothered.

Current Mood: procrastinating

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rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: June 29th, 2004 09:41 am (UTC) (Link)
What prompted the ice-cold bath, or was it not deliberate ? I've lived places hot water would die out suddenly and unexpectedly, so I've had lukewarm baths when the hot water stopped, but not what one would call ice-cold.

I have actually seen the Northern Lights, but only as vague patterns of slightly less dark on slightly more. It was in Minnesota in '98. I've also about the same time seen something that had a reasonable claim to be a very small bit of the Mississippi frozen so smoothly you could see the moon reflected in it, which was cooler.

This strikes me in general as a fairly unimaginative list. Maybe my life's been more interesting than I thought. [ "I've... seen things you people wouldn't believe.. " ]
j4 From: j4 Date: June 29th, 2004 09:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Ice-cold bath: both deliberate (cooling down in summer) and accidental (failing to realise housemate had already used up entire hot water tank).

It is a fairly unimaginative list, but if I had time to create imaginative lists (rather than just borrowing things that are doing the rounds as a way of distracting myself from the unpleasant task in hand) I'd be doing something more interesting. :-) Like catching up on emails...

If you were to come up with a more interesting list I'd be happy to answer it.
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: June 29th, 2004 10:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I suspect I'm just part salamander; even when it's 30 C out, I do not take cold baths. Warm maybe. And air-drying afterwards is nice and cooling.

I probably could assemble a more interesting list, but both lack of time and a certain impulse to discretion favour not doing it here and now.

Out of interest, when and what have you performed for a paying audience ? That's definitely not something I have done, can see myself doing or have any desire to do.

j4 From: j4 Date: June 29th, 2004 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Discretion: I don't see how compiling a list of things breaches discretion, there's nothing to say you have (or haven't!) done any of the things on the list. I suppose it could be argued that you've imagined them, but, well. Maybe this is just me.

Paying audiences: hundreds of times! I've been in choirs, orchestras and various other musical ensembles since I was about 9, and while the paying audiences have often consisted largely of doting parents (and, more recently, people who are probably only paying for the concert because it's for charidee), they've still been paying, so I think it still counts. :-)

To clarify, though, I don't particularly want/need the audience to be paying to watch me (or rather the group I'm performing in -- I don't enjoy performing solo); it just so happens that sometimes they have done. Playing for an audience who enjoy what they hear/see is more important to me, whether they're paying or not.
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