Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Letting the days go by, once in a lifetime

I started writing the following on Wednesday night, as the rain hammered onto the roof. Then, my cousin and her son and daughter arrived for a visit and I had to get up and entertain them.


I want to lie on my bed and turn off the lights. Look at the glow in the dark stars on my ceiling and hear the rain fall. I want to close my eyes,

You can probably see where I was going with that.. I'm sure it would have been a very deep and wonderful post. I'm sad the rain is gone. But it'll be back. This is Melbourne in winter after all.

I've been up to little since I last saw you. School is back again. I'm starting to pay more attention in class, though my homework still isn't getting done. I don't think I've had more than one or two teachers who have wished I wasn't in their class. It's not that I don't make trouble, it's just that I'm usually at least a bit apologetic about it and I like having interesting conversations with teachers who know what they're talking about.
But that wasn't why I'm posting. The indomitable Sir Miffington Quack Quack (very) recently posted about what she/he/it would do on his/her/its last day, inspired by If Today Was Your Last Day by Nickelback. I thought it a brilliant idea and will now proceed to completely and utterly steal it while claiming it as my own. Or perhaps not. And perhaps I'll do it again when I think of some more things.

If today was my last day(it is 1201 right now) I would:
  • travel four hours to E's house and kiss her for another hour.
  • eat every single thing on the McDonald's menu because I don't have to feel guilty about it.
  • call every person I care about and tell them what they mean to me.
  • write a blog post saying thank you and goodbye.
  • gouge holes in the wall with an axe, because there is beauty in destruction.
  • get into a fight.
  • read Crooks, Chooks And Bloody Ratbags again and the two sequels if I have time. Then, all of John Green's books and any Sarah Dessin's I can get my hands on. Then Catch 22. Then maybe some Terry Pratchett.
  • Go to a rock/metal concert.
  • Turn up to school late and out of uniform and instead of going to classes, walk around with a loudspeaker playing stuff off my iPod.
  • kiss every girl I've ever loved.
  • get out all my savings from the bank and give it to my friends and family.
  • buy every album I've ever wanted.
  • try and beat my brother in an arm wrestle
  • go to France and pointedly ignore the Louvre.
  • Go to America wild.
  • Introduce E to my parents.
  • make a wish at 11.11
  • Go to sleep smiling and crying at the same time.

  • And wake up the next morning and think "Ohhhh shiiiitttttt.

Was that interesting? It was for me. Try it out if Sir Miffington doesn't get angry at me.

I'm Blue (Da Ba Dee) by Eiffel 65
Misery by Maroon 5
This Afternoon by Nickelback
Once In A Lifetime by Talking Heads
Down By The River by Bliss n Eso


Sir Miffington Quack Quack said...

Haha, Sir Miffington gives you and your readers her/his/its blessing; mainly because you're the first person to ever describe me as indomitable. Very smooth.

Sloth said...

me likes very much!!!!! (Y)

Camelgirl said...

Haha, well done, this is a pretty awesome post, but umm I think it might be a tad hard to squeeze that all in to one day?