Saw this idea over at Dana’s and thought I’d copy.
~Thirteen things I’d like to do but will likely let some irrational fear keep me from accomplishing~
1 – Sing. Church Choir, Barbershop, something. I was in choir all through my school years and still kinda miss it. I’ll never be on American Idol (too old, and I KNOW I’m not that good), but it is fun, and I CAN actually hit a note.
2 – Quit my job and go back too school to get a degree in forestry management or some other environmental field. I only half joked at a performance appraisal 15 years ago (while in company paid for nite school to become an electrical engineer) that I REALLY wanted to be a forest ranger.
3 – Run a marathon
4 – Ride my bike on a lap around each of the Great Lakes. Lake Ontario (the one 10 miles north of my house) is one of the smaller Great Lakes. A lap here is ‘only’ 600 miles and includes a nice stretch in Canada.
5 – For that matter – do my mouth to source ride up the Genesee River. Only 127 miles one way.
6 – Quit my job, get a CDL and drive big rigs across the country. Right now, I still enjoy long trips. That could change if it became a job though . . .
7 – Part of me still wants to sit Cindy down and tell her she’s in denial and fooling herself if she thinks she can safely return to a life of ‘normal social drinking’. My irrational fear here doesn’t actually exist – it is a very real, rational fear. Respect for the counselors grand plan is what’s keeping my trap shut. For now.
8 – Tell my boss what I actually think of his management style. (Actually, this trait is rampant here). When you tell me you want me to “own” a process, problem or project – I can not REALLY own it until YOU let go of it. I will not engage in a public battle of wills. If you want me to have it – let go. My irrational fear here? Continued employment. Crazy, I know.
9 – Thirteen of these things? Gah!
9a – I’d like to get Cindy to be a little less (ok – a lot less) conservative behind closed doors. She thinks she talks a good game, but when the rubber hits the road – so does her libido. Had a partner once with different limits. Good lord it was fun.
10 – Take a summer or two and become a ““46er” – climb all 46 (there’s actually 43) Adirondack peaks that are over 4000 ft tall. After black fly season please.
11 – Sky dive solo
12 – Fly a plane, solo (but not jump out of that one) (Can there BE an irrational fear for #’s 12 & 13?)
13 – Purge and try to minimize. I am way too attached to material things.
Whew! That was harder than I thought.
Wish I could remember what the heck else I was thinking. Maybe nothing. I have put up 3 posts so far this week, I might just be low on material.
Ok – bowling’s over now. Youngest brother’s been sick, he ended up not bowling so Zach subbed. Team took it tough tonight, only managed to take 2 points. I can claim it wasn’t my fault. I had one not so great game where I missed my average by 15, but two other games where I bested my average by 30 & 35. Overall – 595 for the night. I’ll take it.
Hmmmm. Just heard an ad – New Yorks Mega Millions Jackpot is now 70 million. Might have to get a couple tickets. Lump sum, less taxes that’s gotta net what, 20 million? I could live on that. Maybe I’d quit work, get a CDL and go visit blog buddies. While delivering east coast micro-brews to deserving communities across the country. And white hot dogs. You people don’t know what you’re missing. Better hope I win!