i wanna…

these days i often find that i say to myself outloud (much to the dismay of those people around me at target or publix) that i wanna do this or i wanna do that. now i know i am not alone here because we have all said many times to ourselves, our friends, families, loved ones, sometimes anyone who’ll listen (the poor guy on the elevator with you, the nice woman minding her own business picking out ripe tomatoes at the grocery store, etc) that we wanna be/ do/ feel anywhere or way but the way we are right now. it’s definitely fantasy…so i started trying to remember all the things i say to myself that i wanna do,be, live and i thought it would make for a funny (maybe sad too, but still funny) list. so here it goes…

I wanna be…

  1. a writer
  2. a retired person (one of my personal favorites)
  3. a kept woman (also one of my personal favorites)
  4. an artist
  5. a musician
  6. a furniture maker
  7. a singer
  8. an actor
  9. a voice over person or whatever you call it
  10. a newspaper columnist
  11. a philanthropist (i always get stopped by the whole i don’t have the money for it part)
  12. a teacher
  13. a politician
  14. a motivational speaker (HA!)
  15. a radio talk show host
  16. hell, any kind of a talk show host
  17. did i say a kept woman yet?
  18. a house flipper (hello, have i seen the economy lately?)
  19. rachel maddow
  20. anybody except me
  21. no one else but me

5 thoughts on “i wanna…

  1. I’ve said a few of those myself. Never said #15 and 16. I don’t listen to or watch talk shows other than Ellen, and I have no respect for Jerry Springer or Howard Stern or Rush Limbaugh, so I’d never want to be included in a list with those people. Same goes for #13. Can you imagine the people you’d have to associate with? Blech. lol

    I’ve rarely said #21, so maybe that’s sad.


  2. doug…i wouldn’t want to be that kind of a talk show host…i’m with you…yuck! i was thinking more on the lines of someone more thought provoking and interesting like rachel maddow, keith olberman…ok….maybe these aren’t really talk shows…i officially amend my list to say not yucky talk show hosts but fascinating political and world commentators…
    thanks for “straightening” me out doug… #13- what can i say? i’m naive and think i can improve my community. as for #21…you should try it…we all give ourselves less credit than we should when others see us the way we want to see ourselves…


  3. First of all, I came back here to catch up on prior posts (because I smiled so damn much last time) only to find I’ve read through them all. On the plus side, I’m current!

    As for my personal list . . . I’d have to give it some more in-depth consideration, but I’d start with:
    1) I wanna be happy
    2) #1, without having to work where I currently do
    3) Write more
    4) Worry less
    5) Help my son make his freshman baseball squad
    6) Help him get over the pneumonia he has so he can accomplish #5

    That should do it for starters. I agree with a LOT of what’s on your list, but being duplicative can be fingernails-on-the-chalkboard annoying.


  4. j.w. love your blog too…i’m still catching up!
    yes on #s 1, 3 and 4! good luck wtith your son and don’t worry. don’t they say that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”?


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