Bucket List : of things I want to do before I graduate.
– Pee on the Benjamin Franklin statue.
My school has this lovely statue of Benjamin Franklin. Cast in bronze, he sits on a bench reading a newspaper. Traditionally tours around campus involve taking pictures with this statue, which makes the tradition of peeing on Mr. Franklin that much more hilarious. I have often seen a trail of liquid leading away from the statue on my way home from parties at 2am. My plan is to go out on a warm night in a skirt, and no underpants. I’ll squat over the poor fellow, pee, and then make a mad dash.
The other tradition of this type at my school is that people have sex under a statue of a huge button. At first I thought that might be fun too, and even more exhilarating. I have since gotten a good look at the underside of the button. MAYBE on a super nice summer night it would only be 98% awful. No Thank you.
– A Smoky Hookup Session in a Library.
I imagine stressing over a book, studying hard. Its 2am and the halls are quiet. The final coming up in a week will be the death of me. My boyfriend/hookupbuddy/whoever comes by with coffee as a surprise. He gives my shoulders a short massage and then the books are forgotten. I don’t even care that I loose my page as I push the book aside to sit on the desk and pull him closer to me…
– A Threesome
As someone who finds girls infinitely more beautiful than men, but finds men more sexy but also more threatening, I think a threesome would be a lot of fun. With like, a girl and guy who I know pretty well and am comfortable with. I’m not really into strangers. Ever. Also..when else will I be able to have a threesome…
– Make a friend from a Class.
It is very hard to make friends from class. For some reason, I never seem to have the chance to talk to classmates, let alone become friendly enough to invite them over to study and eat lunch. The closest I ever got was first semester freshman year. One of the boys in my Russian Lit class sent me an email saying that he thought I was interesting and he wanted to get to know me. The reason he had to email me his phone number is because he didn’t have a facebook. We flirted a little bit, but I knew it wasn’t destined to last. There are only three types of people who don’t have facebook: A) They are so cool/popular they don’t need one. They would instantly have 3000 friends. The type of kid who literally everyone in a 300 mile radius knows. “oh you’re from California, do you know _____ ” “oh of course I know ______”. B) They are so uncool/unpopular they think they wouldn’t have any facebook friends or are a parent/grandparent and are worried they literally wouldn’t know anyone on facebook. C) They are so cocky/pretentious that they really think they are too good for facebook. While the rest of us maintain a Love-Hate relationship, deleting and re-activating ours. Visiting every hour, or only once a week. This person literally has never had one. He also carries a record player instead of an iPod and when asked what his favorite books are, he names his favorite publishers. Those are not books. Those are publishers. I would like to make a friend from a class who is normal and fun; who I can laugh about the teacher with, and stress about assignments with. Someone who won’t think its weird when we keep hanging out after that class is over.
– Ask a Boy Out
There is something to be said for tradition. It is very nice. But a girl has got to ask a guy out, especially if she really doesn’t know what the answer will be. Boys are expected to go through that shit all the time. I’ll give some boy at least a story to tell and an ego boost, and I’ll earn my right to complain about my guy friends being pussies about asking their crushes out.
– Road Trip
There is so much about america that I don’t know. I’ve lived in East Coast cities my whole life. Even vacation was always in a north-east town. I want to take a road trip west. And not one where I drive through real quick. I want to take my time, spend a week-a month in different places. Meet people, understand them, have an experience. I’m picturing Bon Fires, and guitars. I’m imagining stars and country accents and farms. Backpacking across Europe/the world goes on other bucket lists. But those are more expensive, and take more time.
– Write and try to Publish a short story.
Well this one is kind of obvious. Who doesn’t have stories in their head all the time. Little crazy things, like day dreams on acid that create a story so fascinating you have to share it. But then it fades, or you try telling a friend and it comes out all wrong because you’re rushing it. I could probably publish a story in the school newspaper, and even though I know no-one really READS the whole thing, I would feel accomplished.
– Live one week thinking WWJD
I am not a catholic, I am agnostic, but as a religious studies major, sometimes you have to wonder how acting and believing, as those who are members of that religion do, could change your life. WWJD stads for What Would Jesus Do. I would like to spend one week living by Christian Values. (real christian values- not the hate stuff). Again, I am not a Christian, but I think empathy is important, I would like to try to understand how deeply Christian people think. One week is not enough to really know, but thats all I’m committing myself to. Maybe if I love it- I’ll convert. Who knows.
– Live one week thinking WWBD
This one stands for What Would Buddha Do. I won’t go all nerd on you hear, but suffice to say that contrary to what you might think you know, Buddhism IS a religion, not a lifestyle. It comes with real, and deep implications concerning morality and suffering. Buddhism does not just mean meditating and t certainly does not mean being vegetarian. Sorry for the rant but people can be so woefully uneducated about Buddhism. Maybe during that week, I’ll spread lots of knowledge via. blog, and bore you all to death and into your next life. (get it? haha).
– Try 1-4 New (safe) Drugs
I have tried a couple, weed, molly and MDMA (which are arguably the same but not quite. Molly is in a capsule, with shaved MDMA, and sometimes filler powder. MDMA is the pure rock.), and I tried acid once, but I don’t know if it worked. Story another time. I am not saying drugs don’t fuck people up, but my parents entire generation was basically on ecstasy for a decade of their lives, and most of them turned out OK. The import thing in my opinion is to be smart about it, same with drinking. Never to take drugs lightly, always have a plan, be prepared, let someone know your plan, ext. Drugs are fantastic, the same way really modern ballet is fantastic. Perspective, new ideas, new experiences, and fun is what I’m after.
– Not washing or brushing the ends of my hair for 6 weeks
This doesn’t mean not washing my hair and body. This means that when I shampoo, I’ll only shampoo the roots. Instead of brushing my hair, I’ll finger comb it. I hear all the time that natural is best and all my friends with the best hair advise not brushing. I figure I’ll give this a try. Really find out.
– Three Weeks of going to the Gym every other day
I have never been super in shape. I can run a mile- barely. I’d like to know how painful it would be to actually be one of those people, and also how differently I might feel. By putting this on the bucket list I am committing myself to it.
– Two Days Barefoot
This one is weird, I know. I just want to. I like being barefoot.
– Free Hug Day
This one is weird too. I want to make a shirt that says free hugs, and then stand around. And give strangers hugs, and tell them they look beautiful. And maybe it will make them feel great and make a difference in their lives, and thats great. But it will also make me feel great. Like charity, but in a pure form. Free Hug Day will be heart on my sleeve day. It will be free hugs, and free love. I will give bliss. Raw and unadulterated acceptance and warmth for any human who decides he/she/they want a hug.
– Build a Snow Man
I want to build a snow man! A great snow village! Snow Monsters! I want to be a kid again, and take pictures of what I make, and feel accomplished for organizing frozen water in artful ways.
– Ace A Midterm/Final
I want to ACE a midterm/final. Not that I don’t do well, but I want to do so well. I want to get my test back and scream a little by accident, because its so great. Nothing is quite like academic success.
– Take an art type class
Pottery, drawing, painting, storytelling. I want to take one of these classes as a minor, and really feel like I learned something cool. Maybe even something like smithing or glass-blowing.
– Write letters to famous people
I’m going to start writing letters to famous people, and including those “hi my name is: __” stickers. The idea would be to collect the signed stickers in a notebook, and then years from now be able to show my family like imagine if your parents had something signed from say..Shirley Temple! I’m sure most of them wont write back, but maybe they will! I had a dream I was married to Billy Boyd, so he gets to be first. Whenever I start.