Friday, September 15, 2006

Life List

I watch the Ellen Degeneres talk show sometimes. She's been talking a lot about life lists this season.

I want a life list. They seem useful. Like, I might grow up and forget what I want to do with my life. And, imagine having a list to tell me what I haven't done yet. I tried relying on mom, but she only remembers undone chores. Not so much fun.

Anyway, here are the things that are on my life list right now:

1. Learn to make sushi.
2. Invent time travel.
3. Learn capoeira.
4. Meet Stephen Hawking and Dr. J. Richard Gott.
5. Direct a Sci-Fi romantic comedy movie.
6. Write a Sci-Fi romantic comedy movie.
7. Sing with the Penguins and Chuck Berry.
8. Go to the Olympics and watch Beach Volleyball and Curling .
9. Learn Japanese.
10. Write an historical fiction of the Battle of Sekigahara.
11. Take my cousins to Disney World.

Why do I want to do these things? Well, first - I have to eat something when I grow up. It might as well be really good. Who wants to get stuck eating macaroni and cheese for years until they learn how to cook? With sushi, I won't ever have to cook!

I'm actually making progress in the time travel department. So far, I've figured out how to travel to the future - one second at a time. Just kidding. Actually, I'm serious about time travel. Dr. Gott's book, "Time Travel Through Einstein's Universe" is one of my all time favorite theoretical physics books. Actually, its one of my favorite books period.

I'm just getting started on my life list. I reserve the right to change my mind in the future.

Hasta la vista!

Stephen