March 3 11

One day I’d like to learn to say hello in 50 languages. One day I’d like to walk the red carpet at the Oscars with Emily. One day I’d like to learn to use a sewing machine. One day I’d like to ride an elephant. One day I’d like to see my ab muscles. One day I’d like to own a really, really expensive pair of shoes. One day I’d like my little site here to make it onto a LIST. One day I’d like to sit through a pedicure and actually enjoy it. One day I’d like to watch a meteor shower. One day I’d like to learn to golf. One day I’d like to watch every Academy Award winning best picture.

One day I’d like to stand on the field at Lambeau Field. One day I’d like to play the piano again. One day I’d like to learn web design. One day I’d like to have a pixie cut and OWN it. One day I’d like to watch a Space Shuttle launch. One day I’d like to own an old school (1960s) Alfa Romeo. One day I’d like to take a yoga class. One day I’d like participate in a real Civil War reenactment. One day I’d like to take the difficult trip to see Auschwitz. One day I’d like to sit on a jury. One day I’d like to sleep in a castle.

One day I’d like to get a tattoo. One day I’d like to publish a book that people want to read. One day I’d like to own a perfect-fitting bra. One day I’d like to visit the Cotswolds in England. One day I’d like to be a contestant on a game show. One day I’d like to dance in public. One day I’d like to go back to school. One day I’d like to attend a royal wedding. One day I’d like to tan on Anguilla. One day I’d like to watch turtles hatch.

One day I’d like to be at both the Cannes and Sundance film festivals. One day I’d like to attend the Groundhog Day ceremonies in Punxsutawney. One day I’d like to drink Guinness in Ireland. One day I’d like to shoot with really, really great camera equipment. One day I’d like to make pasta from scratch. One day I’d like to have a menu item named after me. One day I’d like to learn to appreciate wine. One day I’d like to see Italy.

But today?

Today I will be me.

I might take a shower. I might put some makeup on. I might fold some laundry. I might have some coffee. I might watch America’s Next Top Model while I work on an editorial calendar. I might worry about tuition payments. I might google terry bathrobes. I might eat cereal for lunch. I might do lots of homework with the kids. I might listen to Isabella read One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

It might not be a bucket list worthy day, but it’s pretty darn good from where I’m sitting.

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  1. You and me? Like twins.

    Except for that whole “looking alike” and being from the same mother & father thing.

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    Comment by Angie [A Whole Lot o on March 3, 2011
  2. What? We don’t look alike?

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    Comment by ali on March 3, 2011
  3. My List For Today:
    1. Take a shower.
    2. Read Cheaper Than Therapy.
    3. Grocery shop.

    See! Your site made it on a LIST. Mark that one off your list! :)

    Have an awesome day!

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    Comment by Becca on March 3, 2011
  4. meteor showers are awesome-I saw one once purely by accident when we are at the Lake-thanks for the reminder.

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    Comment by DE Heather on March 3, 2011
  5. I think who you are is pretty great.

    One day is a great day. I believe a lot of that may happen for you. Possibly not the pedicure loving though. I figure you either like it, or put up with it at time, for pretty toes. I’m on that second part myself.

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    Comment by Issa on March 3, 2011
  6. I like your list.

    The space shuttle item though, you only have 2 chances left for that. So I’d be thinking about getting a plane ticket and coming on down asap for that. Plenty of places to see one from you don’t need any extra special tickets for either, like our front porch. You’re welcome to stand on it and watch too. April 19 and June 28 are the final 2 missions scheduled, I’d get a transferrable ticket if I were you in case of delay. Just sayin…they happen.

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    Comment by Hockeymandad on March 3, 2011
  7. LOVE this post. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed by the things I want to do *one day* that I forget to enjoy the everyday, which is pretty damn good, too. Thanks for the reminder.

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    Comment by Stephanie on March 3, 2011
  8. I will invent a list and put you on it.

    xoxo

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    Comment by Allison Zapata on March 3, 2011
  9. Love this!!
    Good on ya.

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    Comment by TeeWrexx on March 3, 2011
  10. Um hi, you could rock a pixie cut SO HARD. #TeamPixie

    Also: I love this.

    (And somewhat randomly, I just added “Hang out at Sundance” to my Master Let’s Do This List yesterday.)

    (OK, so maybe it really said, “Meet and woo and marry Joseph Gordon-Levitt at Sundance.” Same difference.)

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    Comment by Kerri Anne on March 3, 2011
  11. Awesome post!

    I can help you with the Lambeau thing.

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    Comment by Kristabella on March 3, 2011
  12. And today? Today you have a fantastic perspective. Love this post.

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    Comment by Barb on March 3, 2011
  13. Sounds pretty awesome to me.

    And ONE DAY, I’d like to drink Guinness in Ireland with you.

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    Comment by Meghan on March 3, 2011
  14. I just love you.

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    Comment by Angella on March 3, 2011
  15. OH HELL YES.

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    Comment by agirlandaboy on March 3, 2011
  16. Great list. I’m in the middle of a virus going through my kids, but week before last, I drank Guinness in Ireland…and they drew a shamrock in my foam. ;)

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    Comment by Corey on March 6, 2011
  17. Yes. Just yes. ;)

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    Comment by Haley-O (Cheaty) on March 6, 2011
  18. That is a really great post. :)

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    Comment by Chantal on March 6, 2011
  19. Awesome post. Just seriously awe.some.

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    Comment by Sarah on March 7, 2011
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