Posts Tagged ‘Death’

Songs you want played at your funeral.

October 8, 2008

Hopefully this event will take place later rather than sooner, but in my opinion it is never too early to start planning. Who am I kidding? Anyone who knows me personally knows that planning is pretty much my kryptonite. It saps all of my energy and is an effort in futility when I am the one doing the planning. In any event, some of the songs I want played have been in other lists so I won’t include them in the five, but they are definitely worth noting. “Spiritual” by Johnny Cash (things you want to experience before dying) would be at the top of this list because it just sounds like an appropriate song to play in that circumstance, “Bold as Love” by Jimi Hendrix would be appropriate because it’s my favorite song, and Justin Timberlake’s “Sexyback” (songs I have listened to more than four times in a row) and Soulja Boy’s “Crank That” (guiltiest guilty pleasures) make the list because people need to be dancing and having fun as well. Enough of what’s not on the list, here are the songs that made it: Read the rest of this entry »

Things you’d do with only 24 hours to live.

September 8, 2008

Things you want to experience before dying.

July 3, 2008

The only things that are guaranteed in life are death and taxes. This popular saying is true since every person born up until this point in history has either died or (as it stands) will die. Faced with the certainty of our own mortality most of us develop things that we want to accomplish before the inevitable end. “Roach, isn’t this exactly like having a bucket list?”

Yes. However, when I started typing this entry I wasn’t thinking about it as a bucket list. Like many subjects that will be posted, because it’s not an original idea doesn’t make it any less relevant. Anyway, there are going to be 365 questions. Do you want to try and come up with 365 original ideas? Yeah, so stop with the criticism. I just thought of an original tagline for death. Dying – everybody does it, so why not do it with us? Maybe I should trademark that and see if retirement and funeral homes would advertise with it. Wouldn’t you trust them more because of their brutal honesty? Enough with my scattered thoughts, on to my list:

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Memorable kisses.

June 28, 2008

It took me a while to figure out what topic I would have today. Not because I couldn’t think of one, but because I was having difficulty choosing one that would evoke the same sort of response that the first two subjects have. How would I achieve the balance between the soul-searching introspection being thankful brought out in people and the levity of admitting to your guilty pleasures? Why with something that is both serious and utterly ridiculous simultaneously. Kissing. Well – kissing me at least.

A kiss can be one of the most intimate things you can share with someone, yet they are very versatile. They can show attraction (a passionate goodnight kiss after a first date), or lack thereof (the cheek kiss as someone leans in to plant one). Kisses can be displays of sheer animal lust (a mint-swapping, I am checking your molars for cavities, not coming up for air kiss with a stranger in a bar) or trust (your favorite pet lovingly and sloppily lapping your face). Conceptually it’s very simple, yet there are so many variations on what they can, and often do, mean. Plus, it just looks silly from a third person perspective.

Here’s a little tidbit about me, I hate kissing. There is probably nothing in the world I get more anxious about than a first kiss with someone. My mind is starting to race, my breathing is becoming labored, and the rapidity of my heartbeat has increased just thinking about it. Why? Because it’s possible that a kiss could make or break a relationship. How long do you think you could really stay with a bad kisser? How much would you be willing to teach them? I do eventually warm up to the idea once I become more accustomed to my partner, but even then I am very self-conscious about it. Just something to keep in mind as you peruse my list. For the record, I have never had any complaints about my kissing, at least not to my face…yet. Shut your face and read my list:

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