Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #27

Thirteen Things I Wish I could Do

1…. Speak well in public --you know, so I can give a really great keynote speech at a future RWA convention. **wink**

2.... Cut hair--particularly my own.

3.... Change the oil in my car--I'm tired of being a slave to JiffyLube!

4.... Hang wallpaper--I literally have no idea how to begin.

5.... Write a 100k word book without bloviating--my stories tend to max out at 60, ooo words for some reason.

6.... Take care of a houseplant--they hate me. Even the so-called "easy to care for" ones.

7.... Drive out of state by myself-- I think it's the driving over bridges fear--or maybe the driving in 5 lane highway fear that's holding me back

8.... Ballroom dance--I just think it's so cool to watch. I want to be one of those people.

9.... Use a sewing maching--I would LOVE to make my child's Halloween costume from an actual pattern.

10.... Paint a mural in my daughter's bedroom

11.... Hit those Carrie Underwood "power notes"--Not because I want to be a singer, but because it'd be so dang easier to sing along with her music. Sheesh.

12.... Crochet--I'm always asking my mom to make me stuff.

13.... Fix my own computer when it gets a virus.--Nuff said


What do you wish you could do?

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Chicki said...

Here's a hearty "Amen" on the houseplants and computers. Houseplants have me on their Most Wanted list! For the past two days I've been trying to figure out why my daughter's computer is giving an error message that says, "Monitor is in power save mode. Activate using PC."

Tempest Knight said...

I hear ya on #5! I used to write longer stories. I guess in the process of learning how to write short ones (10 - 20K) I forgot how to write the longer ones. *sighs*

Adelle said...

I'm with you on not liking to drive on the major highways. It's gotten so bad, I don't even bother anymore. Happy T13!

Jennifer McKenzie said...

I'm TOTALLY with you. I, too, wish I could write longer. The longest I've contracted is 48K. Nuff said.

I'll add a couple of more.
I wish I could grow something without killing it.
I wish I could tile my bathroom floor. (I can't do that OR wallpaper)

Kristen Painter said...

Wow, I'm with you on so many of those. I do okay with houseplants, though. At least until my cats eat them.

Lesley said...

I wish I could crotchet too! I was just thinking that in fact. Or knit. I wonder which one is easier...

Alice Audrey said...

I'll go with #13. I spent two months and $90 dealing with one last summer.

Paige Tyler said...

Great list!


My TT is at

Regina Avalos said...

Mine is up! I agree on #5 too.

Patricia W. said...

Definitely the houseplants and hair cutting.

I'd like to speak Spanish fluently, play the piano melodically, and see perfectly without glasses. Nothing I can do about that last one.

Savannah Chase said...

there a few things on there i would like to number one for me is getting over fear of public speaking

Sharon said...

I really enjoyed your list! I may snatch this idea for next TT, if you don't mind. ;)

I wish I could ballroom dance, too. I took dance lessons growing up, and I really miss it.

I also wish I could get over my fear of heights and the ocean. Maybe one day.

Have a great night!

Kate Willoughby said...

I'd love to speak Italian, play the guitar, and figure skate. What a great idea for a TT!

amanda rae said...

i wish i could cut my own hair too. happy tt!

Xakara said...

60K is one of my current goals. I tend to have a great deal I want to say rather than peaking out too soon. My worry is always that my stories are going to be too long and take too much time. Which leads right into what I wish I could do.

Write faster.
Sleep (so I could think clearly and write faster).
Speak Italian, French and Spanics fluently.
Play guitar.
Write faster.

I'm working on all of the above. :)

Hope it was a Happy Thursday.


Heather said...

I do okay with house plants, and I used to be able to hit those high notes, but I am so with you on learning ballroom dance.