Bucket lists are fun, but heck, I have a barrel of stuff I want to do before I kick it.
I have to narrow it down to five. *Looks around and whispers* I struggle with narrowing anything down. I'm wordy in both my writing and real life. My closet is full of things I never wear. I buy groceries in a flurry because I can't wait to leave the store, I can't decide exactly which manuscript to work on in any given day, and I even joined a blog full of Southern girls when I live in Upstate New York.
My bucket list includes five things I want to invent before I go crazy:
1.) A contraption that reminds me why the heck I walked into a room.
2.) A way to get from my front door to my car in sub-zero weather without cussing.
3.) A new-fangled device to stay in shape without actually having to do anything physical.
4.) A coffee maker that brews, pours, and serves me from another room. (Preferably by a hunky romance cover model.) Perhaps an option that reminds me to eat, sleep, and pee when deep into my manuscript.
5.) A switch that auto-removes my thinking cap at the end of the day. Sometimes when I'm on my last dregs of energy and my eyelids fight gravity, I literally face-plant into my pillow—but my thoughts stay wide awake. Ironically, just last night, I lay awake thinking of this very problem.
If you think these inventions are weird, check out this one:
"I think the two greatest inventions in the history of mankind are the remote control and the fingernail clipper. Now, if someone could just combine those two, I'd be very eager to clip my nails from across the room." ~ Jarod Kintz
There's one thing that doesn't need an invention: A hug-filled thank you to Cheryl, Maggie, Savannah and Kim for the invitation to join this blog. I'm honored and tickled pink as my laptop.
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