Things I Will Do In 2011 List

9 Jan

I love writing lists. There is this sense of accomplishment that comes with writing down a list of things to do and then checking them off as each item is completed. Umberto Eco agrees with me. Eco says that “the list has an irresistible magic”. For instance, “ There is an allure to enumerating how many women Don Giovanni slept with: It was 2,063, at least according to Mozart’s librettist, Lorenzo da Ponte. We also have completely practical lists — the shopping list, the will, the menu — that are also cultural achievements in their own right.

So this year I want to:

1)      Have sex in the ocean (I already foresee that ending badly)

2)      Buy myself 50 of those red heart balloons at a go

3)      Fall in love for the first time  (hopefully)

4)      Get something published online/sell a print on Deviantart

5)      Make a trip to Bombay

6)     Do acid

7)      Learn to cook SOMETHING (even maggi would do)

8)      Be a social work volunteer – it has been way too long

9)      Learn how to tango

10)   Watch porn with a guy and critique it along the way

11)   Compose a song with Resham

12)   Sing in a choir/acapella group

13)   Start playing a competitive physically exhausting sport again – chee, I meant like basketball, get your mind out of the gutter

14)   Road/bike trip

15)    Go for a concert by an international artist – it has been way waay too long  (sends silent prayer up to God *please PLEASE let  Muse decide to make an India trip*)

16)   Have someone to kiss on New Year’s Eve 2011 12:00 A.M

No. 16 sounds totally random and greedy. Another 355 days to prepare for it. No. 3 sounds like the most formidable. But the rest sounds achievable. Good.

Goodnight, dear void.


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