I don’t really have an official bucket list. I suppose I could come up with one if I tried. But in searching for blog post ideas today, because I didn’t really have anything I wanted to write about, I came across this suggestion, and it sounded more fun. So here’s a list of ten things I do not want to experience before I die.
- Jury Duty
Spending my day deciding whether someone I do not know should be punished for something they did? I can think of few things I would rather not do with my time.
- Have Appendicitis
It’s one of the few things I’m vaguely paranoid about. I feel like it would happen under THE most inconvenient circumstances possible.
- Be in an Actual Debate
Um, can you say, “Terrifying”? Because I can. Try it: terr-i-fy-ing.
- Fail a Class
Or a test. Or any such academic thing. Sure, it would give me an opportunity to use the Studio C ECON 101 speech, which might be kind of cool. But not cool enough to be worth it.
- Get a Speeding Ticket
I dreamt recently that I got pulled over for speeding. I didn’t actually get a ticket though; I apparently appeared pathetic and distressed enough that the officer let me go with a warning. But I woke up thinking it had been real and was rather stressed.
- Climb Mount Everest
Nature is nice. I like mountains. I’m sure the views are spectacular. But this would take a whole lot of the sort of effort I do not enjoy. So I think I’ll be just fine never having this experience.
- Butcher a Chicken
Or any animal, really. I appreciate that other people do this for me. But I don’t even like squishing any bug that is big enough that I can tell I’m squishing it.
- Reread As I Lay Dying
In my novel class today, we were coming up with monsters (because we’re reading Frankenstein). A friend and I invented one that is made of boring paperback books, which it forces people to read. We decided it could be entirely made of copies of As I Lay Dying.
- Be in a Boxing Match
One: Ow. Two: I like my face shaped the way it is, thank you very much. Three: Ow.
- Encounter a Tarantula Anywhere Other Than a Zoo