Waiting for My Real Life to Begin

The life and times of a girl named Swishy.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Crystal ball

First order of business: Yay to Senor Beavis, winner of the first-ever Swishy Bracket Challenge. A $10 Amazon gift certificate is heading his way shortly!

Second: My remote is broken. I also saved the pieces of the mug to remind me what an idiot I am. So far they're doing a really good job of it. Maybe too good.

Third: Sometimes I think that I would give up five years of my life to be able to look at myself 10 years from now.

Would you?

9 Comments:

At 12:47 AM, Blogger Frannie Farmer said...

No.
Because it would mean missing seeing my children grow -- and no matter how much I moan and groan about them, I wouldn't trade them for anything ... well, maybe a good (really good, excellent even) tummy tuck, boob job .. and well entire body lift .. but really if I hadn't had them, I might not need it anyway .... :O)
my word verification is: dogrove -
strange!

 
At 10:53 AM, Blogger TTQ said...

Sometimes I feel that I already did.

 
At 11:16 AM, Anonymous Eileen said...

Heck no- what if I found out my best looking years were the ones I skipped over. I'll get there sooner or later. What I might give up some time for is to go back to high school and tell myself to lighten up and understand it didn't matter nearly as much as I thought- what others thought of me

 
At 12:16 PM, Blogger Senor Beavis said...

Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't lose! :)

Thanks again for your bracket challege organizational skills.

 
At 10:14 PM, Blogger Beth said...

no way in hell....I figure...I'm sorta the same as I was 10 years ago...so 10 years ahead..I'll probably be the same...I hope..I think..!

 
At 1:34 AM, Blogger Manic Mom said...

Don't wish it away Swish. You might miss out on some very cool things in life.

 
At 9:35 AM, Blogger Jenster said...

No way! What if I gave up 5 years of my life and found out in 10 years I'm terribly fat, ugly and miserable. But what I didn't know is that the day after the 10 year mark the pounds melted off, my face went through some miraculous transformation and all the wrongs in my life righted themselves. Then I'd have 5 less years of that glorious life!

All kidding aside, I'm good with whatever life brings me. I found out the hard way that God still blesses you, even in the midst of more crap than you ever thought you could handle. It's just not so obvious sometimes.

 
At 11:36 AM, Blogger Sisyphus said...

Give up 5 years of one's life to see where one will be at in 10 years? It's an interesting thought, what comes to mind right away is what happens if one is not, in 10 years, or what if one is sick in 10 years or what if one is unhappier in 10 years? The premise of the question is...what if. What if is a very powerful question. What if drives the human race and what perhaps makes us different from the animal world, although I do believe that most animals are inherently wiser then us. So perhaps what if is more the down fall of mankind? Perhaps what if is responsible for wars, greed, crime etc. What if this was true?

Thus getting totally off of the subject, forgive me, based on the theory of what if outlined above, no, life is too short to give up 5 years, but remember also that life is too long not to have fun and enjoy it. Perhaps time to take some of your own advice, do something you always wanted to do. Write that book, play that instrument, be excited that you are healthy, well written, and you didn't give up those 5 years just to see what you might have done different in the next 10.

 
At 6:12 PM, Blogger Swishy said...

Very interesting, everyone!

I don't really think I would, unless I knew I was going to live to, like, 100. I spend enough time as it is worrying that I won't be able to do everything that I want. But it's an interesting thought!

 

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