I’m reading a book by Douglas Coupland called “The Gum Thief”. I like his work because I get it. I mean the dialogue between his characters reminds me of actual conversations I’ve had with my friends – heavy on the pop culture references and insane need to feel cool. Having been one of those Gen-Xers in the 90’s, I get the world weariness and coffee addiction . Here’s a line that caught my eye:
I’ve noticed that when you get older, you not only have a To-Do list but you could start making a Things-I-Used-To-Do list, too.
It got me thinking. What are some of the things that I used to do but stopped because I’ve gotten older? Let’s see:
2. Cat’s Cradle
5. share my toys
6. make decisions by going ‘eeny-meeny-miney-moe’.
7. wear trucker caps and graffiti tees
8. tequila body shots
9. put my pennies in a piggy bank
10. say “NOT” after every sentence
11. know people’s phone numbers off by heart (damn you speed dial!)
12. write letters
13. have my picture taken at the bar and not worry about it showing up on Facebook
14. go to concerts
15. keep movie stubs as momentos
16. play piano
17. run through sprinklers
18. jump in puddles
19. eat peanut butter straight out of the jar (try then dipping it in sugar too – yum!)
20. stay up all night and go to work the next day
There’s A LOT more obviously, but I like the aesthetic of an even twenty. I should probably change the name of the list to: Things -I- Wish- I- Still- Did
Is that grammatically correct? Oh well.