I used to watch Late Night with David Letterman without fail for many years—until about fifteen years ago. He had a quirky, edgy Midwestern side to him. His humor and observations kind of felt like Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, but without GK’s calmness, etc. But I did like Letterman’s Top Ten series. However, I’m cutting that list in half for brevity’s sake here.
So below are my/Grati’s count up for my Top Five Personal Wacky Wishes for 2017 (*facetious alert*):
#5) Get a passport—just in case I ever get over abhorring airplane travel so I can: take a nice vacation, see a Richard Armitage play/event in person, or emigrate to Canada or back to the Motherland of England. However, Canada is winning at the moment—because I could take the train to get there, I have been to Canada, and it even has a nice national anthem. Though the song “Oh Canada” is a bit high pitched (more info) for my alto singing voice.
#4) Looking into getting a transdermal patch (on my skin) that will induce endorphins being released as a positive reward for getting at least 7 hours of sleep each night. I would call it my beauty sleep–but I’ll be satisfied with restful sleep. This patch will have to be used in concert with a shutdown timer on my computer and other web access devices (cell, tablet, etc.)—making my computer non-operational after 10pm at night. Not only will I wake up more refreshed–by going to bed earlier each night–but I will start my day with verve, without having to go to the gym.
#3) Taking our younger five year old girl doggie (our Heidi sweetheart at 4 months old in 2012, right) to Humane Society of the U.S. encouraged positive reinforcement obedience training (with praise and treats, etc.). She dawdles in our fenced in backyard, when I’m trying to get her back inside for bed time—or any other time, for that matter. Of course, I realize that the obedience training will actually be of me as well as our doggie. Heidi likes bacon treats. However fruit candies are my treat of choice. *wink* So whether you’re 5 years or 50+ years in my case—let’s hope they can teach these older dogs new tricks! Ha!
#2) Waxing more—in lieu of plucking those little hairs above my lips. Though I will wax gently so my face is not like Steve Carrell’s chest in The 40 year old Virgin movie’s painful chest hair thatch ripping—which he follows up with a string of profanities that are not ladylike at all. Ha! And I have realized that while my legs don’t hardly get hairy at all anymore, and don’t require shaving more than once a month, if that–that my body hairs seems to have shifted elsewhere—to my face. So I wonder if there is an unwanted hair gene that needs to express itself one way or another? For my money, the hair could stay on my legs.
And my #1 Personal Wacky Wish for 2017 is (though I was really tempted to say “going to bed without my scants”):
#1) Finding and wearing strategically placed air bag clothing accessories—near/aroundarms, torso, head, knees, tush, and hips–that automatically inflate when their proximity to the ground gets within 6 inches. You see, I’m hoping to cushion my next fall and reduce injuries. I might end up looking like a marsh mellow (below, Michelein woman in corset by Gae San at Deviantart). But hey, the personal air bag style could catch on. Ha!
Though in all seriousness for 2017, I wish everyone good health, love, safety, humor, laughter, fun, security, kindness, empathy, friendship, support for your own hopes and dreams and wacky wishes, and every happiness that you wish for yourselves.
And of course, with world news telling us daily of war time tragedies, and people being displaced from their homes and lives around the world, I pray for world peace at home and abroad!
And I put action to my prayers through charitable donations to UNHCR and to other organizations, as well as, participating in my hometown’s community building events and initiatives. One organization that I particularly give my time, talent, and treasure to is our local YWCA—whose mission is “Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women”.
And thank you so much for visiting and commenting and supporting my little blog here! Love & Hugs! Grati