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  1. #BEDM14 1: What would be on your bucket list?

    May 1, 2014 by superlative

    I’ve had a little think about this during the day, and I’ve decided I don’t really have a bucket list. Maybe it takes a terminal diagnosis to focus your mind, but I have a nice life and I don’t want for much.

    I’ve done my best anyway, and tried to answer this question: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO?

    1. See some Aztec or Inca ruins
    I was always fascinated by these cultures as a child, and I’d quite like to see a stepped pyramid surrounded by jungle at some point. I’m not sure if there’s much else you can do there, other than look at them, but I think it would be nice.

    2. See Mount Rushmore
    I don’t know why I want to see Mount Rushmore, but I love the idea that humanity in its arrogance has carved the massive faces of a select few people into the side of a mountain. Why would you even think of doing this? It’s a MOUNTAIN; it’s fine as it is. And what if one of them later turned out to be a paedo? You’d be stuck with it. You’d have to put up a sign next to it saying “Sorry about the paedo.” I’d like to see it though, so I can say “God. That’s a bit weird.”

    3. Sit on a deserted beach of pure white sand, in front of a clear blue sea, drinking a cocktail out of half a coconut
    I think that would be a pretty sweet way of spending a day.

    4. Write a novel
    I’ve mentioned wanting to do this before on here, and I still want to. A novel would still be around after I’m gone, sat on a shelf somewhere with my name on the side. And then maybe someone would pick it up and think “I wonder what he was like?” (answer = fucking awesome)

    5. Harry Judd
    He won’t be my favourite forever, but if I had to pick one person at the moment I’d really, really like to do Harry Judd. Someone arrange that for me. If you want to combine items I’d be prepared to do him on top of Mount Rushmore.


  2. Blog Every Day in May 2014 #BEDM14

    April 23, 2014 by superlative

    I haven’t blogged in ages, and I’m not going to pretend that I have. I started my new job full-time, so I’ve been busy, and I suppose I just got out of the habit. I also quite liked having ‘Last day and beyond’ as the most recent title on my blog, as it seemed fitting.

    But motivated by my friend Nic, I’m going to try to complete the Blog Every Day in May challenge for the second time. I finished it last year without missing a post, something I’m quite proud of, and I thought it would be nice to write something again.

    It’s also much easier to write on a topic that’s been given to me than to think of something on my own, especially after such a long gap between posts. The longer I leave it, the harder I find it to blog again, as you either have to skip a huge chunk of your life like it never happened or try to summarise it into a few paragraphs. Neither is particularly satisfying.

    So I’m not going to do that; I’m just going to try to complete the challenge and see what happens. For anyone who hasn’t read my blog before, particularly those who know me in real life, note that I don’t censor myself particularly on here, so you might find out some more personal things about me than you wanted to. At the same time, I’m completely fascinating, so you might well enjoy it. Judge me and I’ll cut you.

    And for anyone who is really interested in how my life has been since last August, you’ll have to make do with these brief bullet points:

    • new job – going well; much more challenging; have achieved a lot.
    • new office – lovely people; lots of fun.
    • flat – has got much better, not perfect, but the woman upstairs has put carpet down!
    • Mum – continues to be variously mental, but actually doing a lot better and brighter than she has been in ages.
    • Chris – loved as much as ever, and still putting up with me.