Monday, August 18, 2008

Wishful Thinking

Ever had a wish come true? I haven't. But it still seems worth it to stay positive. I'm putting my wishes out there with the hope that they might come true.

I wish Michael Phelps was a little more likable or had some kind of back story that made him endearing. He sure is a good swimmer though.

I wish I hadn't gone through a phase during college of trying to identify with my southern father by saying "ya'll." That was embarrassing!

I wish they hadn't torn down my old school, Grandview. I wish I could have spent more time walking the halls with my kids on the day they tore it down before I immediately and respectfully began looting.

I wish I had a signature move like Peter Gabriel riding his bike onstage. As he demonstrates, it doesn't have to be cool--just something people can look forward to.

I wish I could have respect for people younger than me. I really wish I could. I don't know what I'll do when I'm older than the president. That must feel awful.

I wish "Gina" from Sesame Street could make a living at it and didn't have to resort to doing allergy medicine commercials for extra money. I love her work as Gina.

I wish home makeover shows wouldn't throw away perfectly good counters.

I wish I was a little bit taller. I wish I was a baller. I wish I had a girl who looked good--I would call her.

As you may know, I wish my hamster were dead.

I wish I made up X-Files.

I wish Canadians weren't so passive aggressive.

I wish I were friends with and regularly went out to lunch with Ira Glass, Michael Stipe, Robert Plant, and Jack Black. Wouldn't that be fun? Robert Plant would always pay and we'd roll our eyes at each other when Michael Stipe ordered something vegetarian. After a few lunches I wouldn't be star-struck anymore and we could really talk. Can you imagine the awesome conversations? "You should blog about that, Kacy!" they would say. "Come on, guys--no one wants to read about the boring stuff we talk about at lunch. So how much did the devil pay you for your soul, Bob?" I would reply.

I wish Clorox had a line of hair color. They should.

I wish I knew if Angelina Jolie was for real. Does she like kids that much?

And finally, I wish cows had paws instead of hooves.


  1. Anonymous12:27 PM

    I LOVE the lunch conversation. I'm still laughing.

  2. Wait, that really is Gina? I've been trying to convince my teenagers that that is her, but I thought I was making it up!

  3. Anonymous1:14 PM

    I've been lurking for a few weeks now, Kacy. And on a day where I really, really needed to, you made me laugh. Hard.

    Thanks from your passive-aggressive Canadian fan,


  4. I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat and a '64 Impala.

    I like that Michael Phelps had ADHD and his teachers in school were at their wits ends. I don't have ADHD kids, but I do think that sometimes they, and boys in general, get a tough rap in our school system.

  5. Anonymous1:29 PM

    Why do you wish cows had paws instead of hooves? I NEED to know!

  6. I'm completely with you about Angelina Jolie. Is she just making some sort of statement? Is having a bunch of kids some sort of way to stick it to Hollywood? She's breastfeeding her twins, though, so she must be somewhat dedicated to her life as a mother.
    How many nannies do you think they have?

  7. Yes, breastfeeding twins - that's a visual I'll never get out of my head. Lara Croft Tombraider or not, there' just no way to make that look cool.

  8. Anonymous3:15 PM

    I wish I was, like, six-foot-nine.

  9. I wish more teachers would throw kids in the pool when they didn't know what else to do with them.

    I wish Michael Phelps would sing the Star-Spangled Banner instead of just opening his mouth and moving his tongue around.

    I wish I could sit with Sister Phelps during one of her son's races.

    I wish I would have gone to visit Stephanie when I was in Mesa on Thursday.

  10. Anonymous3:19 PM

    He taught me how to play this here gueetar reeal good.

  11. Anonymous4:01 PM

    I like that Michael Phelps was picked on as a kid and got his ears flicked. I thought a lot this week about how he probably got teased about his big ears. What a smart mom he had to tuck them under a swim cap.

    What I wish...
    that my kids would pick up their mess.
    That my mom would not by them arts and crafts to keep them busy.
    That it wasn't as hot as the surface of the sun in Las Vegas today
    That I could go on one more vacation before school starts.

  12. Hey, I wish I had my way
    Cause everyday would be a Friday
    You could even speed on the highway...

  13. I wish you were my neighbor.

    Or at least were driving with me to Oregon so I could let Harry sleep - he's been working non-stop so we could get away - and we could talk the night away.

    (Maybe you don't wish you were doing that though!!)

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  15. Remember waaay back when Gina did the Special K commercial where she was trying on a little black dress? I guess puppet vets don't bring in as much as we thought they did.
    Maybe she needs a new agent.

  16. WHY do you wish cows had paws? I need a little more information here.

  17. I wish I could spend a week in Chernobyl without growing another head.

  18. Great stuff!!
    You keep on wishing, girl!

    All I really wish is to find a million dollars tucked away in a lunch box somewhere...

    I'm really serious.

  19. I wish every time my kids did something obnoxious I wouldn't project (in my head) on their dismal futures.

  20. I think cows should have paws because they are so gentle and good. They shouldn't be cloven hoofed. It doesn't seem right.

  21. Cows with paws would be awesome.

    Let's makes some.

    Ps. You're invited:

  22. If cows had paws, how many toes do you think they would have? Would they be like cat's paws or more like bear paws? Would they have claws?

    Now I'll be up all night contemplating....

  23. Anonymous8:36 PM

    I didn't know they tore down Grandview until reading your post. I made my husband take me up there tonight so that I could get a brick, just a brick, a tiny brick, nothting more, nothing less. AND THERE WAS NOTHING! Nothing I tell you. I was distraught the whole 30 minute drive home. If you have anything you would be willing to part with I will gladly pay you for it...

  24. I'm not completely sure I really know what it means to be passive-aggressive. I'll have to ask my 14 year old.
    You had me with the Michael Phelps one. I dont' dislike him or anything, it would just be so much better if he were more like Eric Liddell.

  25. Anonymous1:34 PM

    I think we all need a little clarification on the cows paws. Great post.

  26. Great wish list! I wonder what it would be like to be friends with Angie and Brad and talk about all the silly people that are so obsessed with them!


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