Sunday, 18 April 2010

Twenty Five Things

It's getting harder and harder to think of topics to blog about, so please excuse me for increasingly using prompts as April drags on... and on... and on. (Why did I not choose to do this nablopomo thing in February?)

List out twenty-five things you want to do before you die. Anything your heart desires is ripe for the blogging, but it helps if you list things you are genuinely going to try to do before your time here is done.

So, in no particular order, here are mine. I wonder how many of them you could have guessed. Probably all of them, if you've been paying attention.

1. Finish my novel and get it published.

2. Write the screenplay with Bradley Whitford. Or, at the very least, meet him. (The rest I have little control over...)

3. Watch Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

4. Read many, many books, including Catcher in the Rye, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, and Catch 22. (I've just finished To Kill a Mockingbird, and was not that impressed, which I'm guessing is a federal crime of some sort.)

5. Live in DC for a while.

6. Live in New York for a while.

7. Take a couple of months to drive around France, stopping in random villages, staying in quirky gites, and trying wines and cheeses indigenous to each region.

8. Study creative writing, and/or journalism, in some way.

9. Study (American) politics in some way.

10. Meet Janel Moloney.

11. Meet, in fact, as many of the West Wing cast as possible.

12. Do some kind of road trip around America, but I'm a little hazy on the detail. I think to do it justice, really see it, it ought to take a year, so I'd need a lot of money, possibly in the shape of an advance on a travel-related book, to justify this.

13. Work on the next Obama campaign.

14. Get married.

15. Write another novel. Then another one. Then another one. Maybe some short stories too.

16. Lead as many as possible of my friends and family to Jesus.

I've stalled at sixteen. Don't be fooled, though: this does not mean that I'm easily pleased. Just tired and unimaginative, tonight at any rate.


Rastone said...

Have U thought of the other 9 'THINGS' yet??? As for the reading list...I have also read To Kill A Mockingbird...the movie was a whole lot better than the book!...Bert Lancaster was amazing... Your list is a challenging one.. I hope you meet each of your goals. Especially the last one...

fiona lynne said...

I tried to do "26 things to do while I am 26" last week and also stalled at about 14. And mine were mostly a lot smaller than yours! (since I only have a year rather than the rest of my life...)