Monday, October 20, 2014

BUCKET LIST BLOG HOP

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

I signed up to do the Bucket List Blog Hop today and forgot to do it, so I'm keeping my promise right this minute.


This blog hop is hosted by Mama, a.k.a. Sherry Ellis of  Mama Diaries and  Susanne Drazic of Putting Words Down On Paper. The concept is simple: What do you have on your bucket list? In other words, what are some special things that you'd like to do before you kick the bucket?

I've never had a bucket list. My bucket list is called Goals, so here are some of my goals:


  1. Travel all over England, wander the moors like the Bronte sisters, and then die--very dramatically--of tuberculosis. 
  2. Part of the trip to England before the dying dramatically part will be visiting Sylvia Plath's grave in Heptonstall to pay homage to her.
  3. Also before dying dramatically, scoot on over to Wales and spend a day hanging out with John Gray of Going Gently. Kiss Winnie, wave to Gay Gordon, eat scones with Auntie Glad, greet Affable Despot Jason, go to John and Chris's wedding. Not much here.
  4. I want to meet lots of my blogger friends. I've met a few, and I want to meet more. I could have met Rick and Jilda Watson if Rick had bothered to tell me they were in Jacksonville that one time. Lazy lout.
  5. Have some more stuff published. I'm fortunate to have been published a number of times. It would be nice if I could write outside of my box and maybe publish a book or a poem.
  6. Force my children to give me grandchildren. I don't know how to accomplish this one, but I swear I'll do it. I WILL have a grandchild. I will I will I will.
  7. Wear a red dress to X's funeral and dance on his grave.
  8. Hang out with Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and, maybe, Ryan Gosling.
  9. Make up for all the stuff I did wrong as a parent. I don't think this one is possible, but I sure wish I could do it.
  10. Die a peaceful death and be reunited with all my dogs in Heaven, where I'll have tea with Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath.
  11. Star in a Broadway show.
Okay. We're getting out of control here. It's time to stop. 

Thank you, kind ladies, for hosting this blog hop. I'm sorry I arrived a bit late.


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug

49 comments:

  1. Hi, Janie. As they say, better late than never. What an interesting bucket list. I hope you get more things published and I hope you get some grandchildren. Thanks for participating in the Bucket List Blog Hop! Have a great week! : )

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  2. "Force my children to give me grandchildren. I don't know how to accomplish this one, but I swear I'll do it. I WILL have a grandchild. I will I will I will."

    If ever you do find a way, let me know as well.

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    1. You're on the list of people to be informed.

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  3. I'm not sure you could die dramatically and peacefully at the same time, but its a great goal!

    Nice list.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Heather

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    1. I'll probably act out the dramatic death (especially if they let me use the couch on which Emily Bronte died) and then have the peaceful death for real.

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  4. Like you, we're waiting for grandchildren. Our boy is 35 and I wish he'd get with the program.

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    1. What is wrong with these kids today? Either they pop out a dozen babies without getting married, or they don't have children at all. The ones who don't have children have parents who are the most desperate for grandchildren.

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  5. Can I be Frank? :)

    This is quite a bucket list, dear Janie Junebug! I'm not saying I have a troubled marriage, but Mrs. Shady and I call our goals for the future the Ice Bucket Challenge. (BA-DUM-BUMP)

    Re: #6 - I know you can't force your kids to give you grandbabies but I am willing to do my part to provide fulfillment. When I give birth to Gretchen a few months from now I will sign her over to you in exchange for a tidy sum and you can raise her as your own.

    #10 grabs me by the heart. I sincerely hope you attain that goal but selfishly I hope it is delayed many more years because I need you here.

    As always I thank you for your candor. I am being Frank with you.

    Good night, dear friend Janie!

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    1. You can't be Frank with me. He's here. He's lying on the floor. Do I have to call her Gretchen? It's a slant rhyme with bitchin'. I'll be here a long time. I'm going to die when I'm 101. Good night!

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  6. Fun list! I almost added being a fun grandma to mine (but I don't want to rush it - my own children are still younglings). hee hee :)

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    1. My kids are 28 and 34. They aren't having children because they want to punish me.

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  7. After reading about ten of these, I'm going to check it out to see if it's too late to participate! You'll have grandchildren--and then your children will realize what a great parent you were...and how ALL parents make mistakes!

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    1. I don't know if I'll get those grandchildren, Stephanie. I hope you're right.

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  8. You DESERVE grandchildren!! Erma Bombeck said, (& I agree) "Grandchildren are God's reward for letting your own children live." As for your bucket list, you may need a larger bucket.

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    1. I didn't kill my kids because I wasn't willing to do the time in prison.

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  9. Um... Take me with you? I'll bring snacks and weird stories!

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    1. I can't even afford to take me anywhere.

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  10. Because I am an idiot, I flipped the Graham Nash bio review and this blog hop when I set them up. So, mentally add "not be a ditz" to my list.

    I totally feel #10. I've had some great dogs and been fortunate that they lived long lives. But it was never, ever long enough.

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    1. You are not a ditz. I would love to have a dog who could live on happily after I die. At least I know that if something happened to me, Willy Dunne Wooters would take good care of Franklin. Those two are a match made in heaven.

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  11. Sweet & interesting list. All I can really say is that lots of people have kids when they really shouldn't so be proud of the thought your kids have given this without rushing in. In the meantime, spoil someone just because!

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    1. I try to spoil the baby girl next door, but her parents won't let me. I think they're afraid I won't bring her back.

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  12. Love your list Janie.
    I certainly enjoyed reading, and you make England sound almost glamorous..( apart from the TB bit!) ! i've lived here all my life an not yet found that side of it.. maybe i'm looking in the wrong places:-)
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    1. Perhaps it's more glamorous for the tourists. We came to Florida on vacation twice when I was married. It was much nicer for a vacation than it is to live here, though I do like never again seeing snow.

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  13. So funny!! I would never have thought of ways to die dramatically--LOL!
    I hope you get a grandchild!! It's more awesome than I ever imagined. You would love it!!
    I've never had a bucket list. Right now--I'd put moving to North Sky Apartments on top if I was to write one, though. ;)

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    1. Getting you moved is in my prayers. If I'm going to die, it might as well be dramatically.

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  14. Well that's one impressive bucket list.

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  15. Good list Janie. And to my defence - I didn't know you lived in Jacksonville. I do now so next time we're through there, I promise we'll stop and howdy up with you.

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    1. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I've only said about a million times that I live in Jax.

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  16. A Bucket List? That sounds intriguing. I think I may answer that. Gotta go to work first. Yeah, someone actually hired me. It's a weird world.

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  17. Hi Janie!
    I'm popping in via the bloghop!
    Hang out with Johnny Depp? That hang-out list is SUPER-LONG, and I'm third on the list...will take a peek and let you know which number you are...on second thoughts, I could sneak you in with me?
    Good luck with the 'grandchild quest'!

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    1. Yes, please, sneak me in with you. The sooner the better.

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  18. Hi Janie .. well delighted you want to bring some of those $$$s over to our shores and walking the Moors in search of Brontes will have you fit ... perhaps you'd better bring the children , they'll be exhausted and with the right accomplice could give you some grands ... they won't want to get up the next day ... so plenty of time for ....

    Fun list though - cheers Hilary

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    1. I don't have the $ yet for a visit anyplace. I can't get a job, other than my editing. Hilary, you should write a book and pay me a small fortune to edit it so I can bring those $$$$ to England. Cheers!

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  19. Yep, die a peaceful death and be reunited with all my cats, dogs, horses, chickens, rabbits etc ... on The Rainbow Bridge That's me alright.

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  20. I think I've seen this one on a list a few times:

    Wear a red dress to X's funeral and dance on his grave.

    You must mean it.

    -andi

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    1. Oh, yeah. I've said it many times, and I'm dead serious about it.

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  21. My bucket list is a little different from others it involves a list of people I think would look better with a bucket over their head, the second part of the list is people I would like to kick the bucket.....................just saying

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  22. Can I go to England with you?? That's on my bucket list, too. I'll put 'win the lottery' on my bucket list and then we can use that to go to England, how's that sound?

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    1. Okay! But you definitely have to be the one to win the lottery because I won't buy lottery tickets.

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    2. We should take Rachel with us.

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  23. Traveling all over England and the area is a lot of fun. I skipped the dying dramatically part though.

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    1. We can't all die dramatically. It would really put a dent in England's tourism industry.

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