Assorted goals and miscellany...

Wants & Never Wants... in the process of becoming Wills & Never Wills.

I want to be exhausted at least once a day from physical exertion.

I want to live in an old house. With secret passageways.

I want to write at least 2 novels, 1 screenplay, 2 stageplays, 1 musical & 1 biography. I have the titles for all of them and know already what they are about.

I want to find love again.

I want to rediscover my more random side.

I want to know more about the sheep-eating parrots from New Zealand.

I want the best for my friends and family. No, scratch that: I want happiness for my friends and family.

I want to start a successful production company.

I want to bake bread brilliantly.

I want the problems I cannot solve to be unimportant (like the last clue on a crossword).

I want to know the last clue on the crossword.

I want to be a better photographer.

I want pets again.

I want to not want pizza so frequently. Ditto curry, Thai, Thai curry & burgers.

I want to stop snoring.

I want to get upgraded whenever I fly.

I want trains to all be decked out like the Orient Express.

I want to find adventure, true adventure, not in the "all life's an adventure" bollocks sort of way but in the discovering-secret-treasure/artefacts-and-narrowly-escaping-death kind of way.

I want to be outside more often. Especially in forests.

I want to cuddle as frequently as possible.

I want to climb a tree at least once a week. I used to do it everyday but I suppose I should make allowances for age.

I want to drive, legally.

I want my nephew, Conor, to give my hat and sunglasses back.

I never want to live in a suburb.

I never want to have "take out" night. Sometimes I'll get a delivery, or a take-away. This shouldn't be considered such a remarkable or amazing event that the night is relabeled or indeed synonymous ("Sunday night is take out night!").

I never want to feel that I've missed out on part of my life, or think that a bad decision I've made has irrevocably closed doors for me.

I never want to forget adventure.

I never want an office that feels like jail.

I never want to forget how important the ingredients are.

I never want to forget what my friends and family have done for me.

I never want to be boring for the sake of being sensible.

I never want to be fat again.

I never want to hurt people.

I never want to sit next to old ladies slurping manky tuna with their hands.

I never want to miss the train again.

I never want to feel my family hold me back.

I never want my parents to sell their house.

I never want to feel I'm doing something I hate just for the money.

I never want to marry the wrong person.

I never want to smoke cigarettes again.

I never want to rely on lunacy to remain in an unbearable situation. Surely lunacy should be a means of extricating oneself from an unbearable situation.

I'm going to the wilds of the South of Ireland tomorrow. I hope to find beauty, enlightenment and piece of mind while expecting to find drunkenness and much fun. I also expect a minimum of net connections, so I'll be away for a wee while. Will have lots of pics to post afterwards. This last one was taken by my nephew Oisin of myself and my nephew Conor.