Did you know today was World Nutella Day? Why oh why did I miss the perfect excuse to buy some Nutella and eat it with a spoon? Boo! Oh well, I did have peanut butter and jam on toast, it was pretty okay.
Anyway, recently Mum was talking about a kind of reverse bucket list - instead of a list of things to do before you die, it's like a list of things you just don't feel the need to do. So here's one of those:
1. Skydiving - yeah, I get that it's a big adrenaline rush and all, but I think maybe I just don't get it... I quite like being inside planes, and have no desire to throw myself out of them.
2. Go to Drangey - done it before, a few times. Last time we went was the day after the wedding. In theory, it's a pretty cool place to take a bunch of young tourists, but for a group of young tourists with raging hangovers and no sleep and sore legs from dancing all night? Not so much.
Also, it was way harder than I remembered, I'm pretty sure some extra chunks of cliff had fallen down since last time. Ha, ha, sorry about that, friends! So yeah, I think I've done that enough times. If Henry wants to go, his Dad will have to take him - or make some suitable excuses...
3. Run a marathon - as Anna said once, I don't think my body is designed for running. I'm sure I could overcome that with weeks (months?) of training, but y'know, I don't think I want to. Maybe one day I'll change my mind... It would be pretty rewarding to achieve a goal like that, one that seems so far out of your reach - but then I guess that's the point of goals in general, right?
4. Read 'the classics' - or any book I don't enjoy. There was a time when I felt like I had to read literature, even when I hated every second. I don't think I even realised that it was an option to stop reading - I remember feeling nothing but pure relief when I finally finished Independent People! But life is short, there's no point in spending being depressed and bored about something someone else made up.
5. Go swimming with dolphins - okay, I've run out of things I've thought of on my own, so now I've been looking at other people's bucket lists, and this one appears all the freaking time. I mean, I'm not anti-dolphin or anything, they seem like pretty okay dudes for the most part. But as a major life goal? No thanks.
Mum also included göngur, and maybe horse riding in general, but I think I'd like to do that again... Although I'm fairly sure I have a solid excuse for not going this year!