Monday, October 15, 2012

Bucket List

In my not-so-humble opinion, I believe everybody should have a Bucket List. No, not the DVD of that senior citizen movie (nor the torrent, considering how deep we have gone into the Somalia-less ocean of internet piracy). I mean the real thing. We may not jot down on paper or notepad, in the fear of letting people know what we really want in our life (it will show our true colors) but it always hovers around in the empty part of our mind (in my case a sizable chunk of my mind). These are the stuff that you wish to accomplish and then brag about in-front of His Evilness, devil itself (I have long given up on heaven, too boring for me). The list could include anything from staring at Clint Eastwood in his style and say, "Go ahead, make my day" to visiting El Dorado (it exists) to tapping up a Playboy cover girl (why should Hefner have all the fun??!!). Okay, I got a bit carried away with the last one. Regardless, if you believe you are mortal (sometimes, I don't), then I think you should have a bucket list.

A bucket list is similar to New Year resolutions. Like, on every January we draw up a list of to-dos and then never do them. On the contrary, they do us.. Like that we ought to have a list that addresses our disappointments and the apparent adaptations/modifications required to fill the vacuum of a lifetime. The only difference between a bucket list and new year resolution is that we don't have a movie named after the latter.

Just to give an idea on how a bucket list should not look like, here's mine. It is random to say the least and honest, to say the most. Just lying.

Bucket List #01:-Tame the shrew

Bucket List #02:- Reach the top of Mt. Everest and burp loudly.

Bucket List #03:- Conserve Tulu-speaking tigers (whatever that means).

Bucket List #04:- Find a heart that's made of glass. And break it.

Bucket List #05:- Unlearn to sing in my crowf-ed voice.

Bucket List #06:- Rewrite (in)human history.

Bucket List #07:- Check into Hotel California and then leave.

Bucket List #08:- Fluently talk like Marlon Brando in Godfather sans the toilet paper.

Bucket List #09:- Pen a script on Sir Alex Ferguson's life and then convince Al Pacino to play the 
lead and finance the venture.

Bucket List #10:- Get laid.

Bucket List #11:- Bag a Nobel Prize for letting others win Booker, Pulitzer and whatnot.

Bucket List #12:- Quit passive smoking.

Bucket List #13:- Write a song in favour of arranged marriages just for the heck of it.

Bucket List #14:- Fcuk off for real.

Bucket List #15:- Die on the last Sunday of my life.

Bucket List #16:- Learn break dancing to Vande Mataram in the background.

Bucket List #17:- Discover new colors.

Bucket List #18:- Strike out all the previous nine inanities mentioned and focus hard on #10.

Bucket List #19:- Make an offer that got refused the first time around.

Bucket List #20:- Learn to write the way Obama does with a twisted wrist.

Bucket List #21:- Quit social media sooner or later…whichever happens later.