11 Things I Don’t Want To Do Before I Die

157517885Those lists, whether it’s 10 or 100 things, to do before you die mean nothing to me. I won’t feel bad if I die without going on a gondola ride in Venice or jumping out of a plane. I would, in fact, feel bad if the gondola tipped over or the parachute didn’t open and I died. There are only two things I care about doing before I die: using up most of what’s in our pantry and using my miles. More important is what I don’t want to do before I die. Some are:

1. Be in assisted living

2. Develop varicose veins, bunions or shingles (should those count as three?) Doesn’t matter, throw in osteoporosis and anything that is painful or requires serious medical intervention or puts me on a gluten-free diet

3. Hear that they were wrong about working out and it was pointless

4. Outlive my husband or have him outlive me (the only impossible thing on my list)

5. Serve on a jury

6. Lose my photos in a fire

7. Help a friend move

8. Have my identity stolen

7. Become so confused, I can no longer compile an orderly list

8. Have my husband and me referred to as “you guys”

9. Get bitten by anything, most especially a shark

10. Hear another doctor start a sentence with, “At your age”

11. Lose my passwords, which is why I changed them all to “Lost your password?”

Do you have a list of things that you DON’T want to do before you die?  Let us know…how about not reading any more list articles?

Sybil Sage

Sybil Sage

After a successful career as a comedy writer, I turned my hobby, mosaic art, into an online business, designing vases, picture frames and other household items. I enjoy being commissioned; these items can be personalized with photos. Please look at www.sybilsage.com. Unusual cremation urns can be seen at www.personalized-urns.com 

  2 comments for “11 Things I Don’t Want To Do Before I Die

  1. July 22, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I have already endured 3-4 items from you list and have survived, barely! I would add:
    #1. I never want to do some run or walk that is not for a charity.
    #2. I don’t ever want to do a run or walk even for a charity that involves mud, spray gunk, bubbles or an obstacle course.
    #3. I don’t ever want to climb a mountain using my own feet.
    #4. I will never jump out of a plane, zip line over a canyon or bungee jump.
    #5. I will never eat pickled pigs feet, brains, insects, or any other odd/rare delicacy.

  2. July 24, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    Well, I wasn’t bitten by the Great White Shark, but it did chew up my airhose and whack me on the head. So glad the teeth didn’t get me!

    I don’t want to die in any kind of crash.

    I don’t want to break a bone.

    and I hate it when my doctor says, “well, we’re getting older…..”. Hmph. Maybe HE is getting older. Not me!

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