Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Oh come all ye playful

My friend Kate introduced me to the concept of the Fantasy Wishlist. I could get used to a world filled with these:
  • A daughter who cleans her room before I actually have to take a stick in to whack the things nesting in the corners.
  • Super-hero running legs.
  • My own petting zoo - with room for a llama and baby goats.
  • A personal shopper at Nordstroms who would lead me to the secret stashes I KNOW they're hiding from the common folk who must look for themselves.
  • Real Fashion Police. Oh, come on, people! Paris Hilton? That alone is worth an arrest.
  • A husband who doesn't find it necessary to classify the refridgerator. And it's not just alphabatized - it's also subcatagorized by food group!
  • A dog that comes with her own cleaning team to trail behind the "happy pee."
  • Someone to kill the cheese-grating madman who makes mincemeat of my ovaries. Hell, while it's a fantasy list, a world without PMS would be nice.
  • A hangover-free martini. Or five.
  • To be a driver who doesn't scare the hell out of my passengers.
  • To not have to use the term "international sales meeting" to cover my blogging addiction at work.
  • An Ethiopian baby who runs faster than all the other babies. Or just runs, since that would be fairly impressive in a baby.
  • The Swordsy girl's breasts.
  • One day where I don't have to hear either ESPN or Hillary Duff on the television.
  • That the bathroom across from my office would suddenly start smelling like roses insted of like...bathroom.
  • Oh, and since this is a fantasy list - world peace would be nice too.


Blogger Bolder said...

plus, getting your husband to watch 'What not to Wear' with you;

and, having him agree to bring you here for The Bolder Boulder;

throw in a cure for cancer, and we are on the same page...

5:46 PM  
Blogger susie said...

A hangover-free anything would be nice...what a fun list!

6:29 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

And it would be nice if you wished for an instantly repaired iBook for your sister.

6:41 PM  
Blogger Iron Benny said...

Ah, your husband categorizes, tehn further subcategorizes items in your fridge? Holy cap, I thought Nytro had it tough. That would be nice to have everything organized though. I'll run it by Nytro and see what she thinks.

7:05 PM  
Blogger D said...

HILARIOUS! You are a crack up.

I didn't read the 33 (wow!!!) responses on your last post, but I thought I'd add my 2 cents: (how dare I give running opinions when I can't run right now!) You are obviously not feeling this marathon. 2 months is not enough time to train for a marathon IF YOU WANT TO GET CLOSE TO OR EVEN BREAK 4 HOURS. (Caps were added for emphasis only.) I know you have been running, but have you had a structured training program in place? Do the 1/2. IT IS NOT CHEATING. 1/2 marathons are not easy either! After the 1/2 or before, choose a marathon at least 4 months from then and really seriously get into training mode. Push your limits. You will be happy with the results.

I agree w/Bolder ~ the Boulder Boulder sounds like a fun race!!!

8:36 PM  
Blogger robtherunner said...

If you wanna run the half I will give you my "full" blessings.

8:58 PM  
Blogger Jennifer P said...

I can probably hook you up with some baby goats (seriously, my mom is a goat farmer). I could maybe find you an alpaca instead. They're cuter and you can make sweaters out of them.
Your fridge sounds -- well, a little OCD. Ours is organized by: smells OK to eat, might be OK if we microwave it long enough, belongs in a time capsule.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Just12Finish said...

I didn't see any complaints about NOT finding what you're looking for in the fridge ... someone has to stand up for the old man!

9:26 PM  
Blogger David said...

I have some buyers in Colombia interested in publishing a book on the secret stashes at Nordstroms; who would be happy to meet you as soon as work is over for a few handover free intoxicants.
Does that constitute an international sales meeting?
They have also taken Hillary Duff hostage and locked her in a bathroom across from an office building occupied by an ample breasted librarian who cleans petting zoos and children's rooms.

10:02 PM  
Blogger CJ said...

Hangover-free daiquiris would be a treat;

calorie-free chocolate would be bliss; and

face to face international 'sales' meetings with fellow bloggers would be cool.

5:00 AM  
Blogger Black Knight said...

Funny and...wise list. Compliments and also compliments for all the completed Marathons.

6:30 AM  
Blogger Swordspoint said...

Now David, I know I am not that "ample breasted" librarian who cleans up happy dog pee (which actually I have when babysitting the little darling)!
Susan - You don't scare your passengers, you drive to slow to do that. I have never once feared for my life except when driving on 635 with you.

10:35 AM  
Blogger runninturnip said...

I actually enjoy the look of total fear in my passengers! (hee hee hee, evil laugh)
Glad your husband at least takes interest in the refirigator, my husband has stuff in the refrigerator that i swear have spawned new alien species!

12:08 PM  
Blogger Gretchen said...

I am on board with the stank bathroom at work.

12:38 PM  
Blogger thealphafry said...

pfft Nordstroms.. Last time I went in there they didn't carry shoes in my size. I had to go to the kids section.

So quirky that your husband organizes the fridge so well. I kind of like it! :D

1:02 PM  
Blogger Al Carter said...

re: smelly bathroom - why do co-workers not know that the bottle labelled air freshner is there for them too!!!!

re: hangover free martinis - yes, yes please.

re: fridge - I would organize and alphabetize my fridge if I was allowed!

2:37 PM  
Blogger Elle said...

You're a riot. I was in such a funk today until I read your post. You made me laugh and now I'm only half the homicidal bitch I was 10 minutes ago. Thanks!

3:03 PM  
Blogger iliketoast said...

love the list!!!!! .... inspired me to start planning a new fridge layout ... starting my own fantasy list ... love lists!!! .... hooray for lists!!! ..........

okay i'm going now, getting way too excited ....

3:56 PM  
Blogger Hilda said...

Our runners world is so big that sometimes you even forgot about pace!!! You are so creative, thanks Susan!!!

4:57 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Yea, Whirled Peas!!!

5:41 PM  
Blogger Rae said...

Hey! I think you already have super hero running legs!! I think I'd add the winning powerball number to that one.

Happy Holidays!

11:18 PM  
Blogger Kewl Nitrox said...

I could do wih the 1st two as well, except change daugther to sons. :)

Have a blessed Christmas!

4:07 AM  
Blogger D said...

Merry Christmas Susan. Watch your email over the next couple of days.

9:26 AM  
Blogger strewth said...

Great list Susan! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a a relaxing break. Oh and a half marathon is a great option - the perfect training distance and much less chance of injury. Good luck.

1:20 AM  
Blogger Jon (was) in Michigan said...

The easy way not to hear Hillary Duff on TV is turn it off. And cut off the cord. :)

Swordsy has breasts? ;)

11:29 AM  
Blogger Run for Chocolate said...

LOL! I loved this blob entry. Ditto to real fashion police and kids that clean their room and I would be happy to have boobs that fill up my A cup!

12:08 PM  
Blogger Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Love it. How about a magic pill that makes excess weight disappear after devouring a whole pizza.

3:57 PM  

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