Tuesday, July 05, 2005

The at least once list

With summer now in full-on hot mode I'm sure everyone is thinking about anything but politics. Seems like a good enough idea to me.

In the part of my life free of blogs and politics (well mostly) I have a couple of friends who maintain that one has not truly lived life to its fullest without, at least once, being totally and inexcusably hammered. They're talking about the kind of drunk where it seems perfectly reasonable to try and continue a conversation with a potential (longshot) bedmate after having vomitted down the front of one's tuxedo shirt or the sort of inebriation that leads rather normal individuals to pass-out face first into the birthday cakes of total strangers. This is not just the wearing of silly hats and dancing to Mexican music drunk.

In general this argument has a sort of appeal to me in a ying-yang way of not appreciating the good (being pleasantly under the gentle control of a few glasses of wine) without having seen the bad (see tuxedo story above). What I really want to explore though is: What else should be on the list of must-dos?

Candidates must be rather non-specific (i.e. "kissing a Roman brunette on the Spanish Steppes in May" would not make the cut) and as universal as possible. Over the next couple of weeks I'll consider this: What experiences are necessary, or at least desirable, to be able to say you have lead a rich life?

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"To catch a fish, to fight a bull, to make love to a woman. To LIVE, dammit!!"
-Martin Prince

9:07 AM  
Blogger Jason Cherniak said...

To sit back and watch every James Bond movie in order, without sleep.

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God, you're a dork, Boag.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Alivia said...

along with the drunk theme, its also good to have a psychadelic moment where you completely understand the world and are all like whoooooooooooaaaaa and also the pavement turns into lava and the trees are waving at you.

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there are no spanish steppes.. only russian and kazakh or something.

8:59 AM  
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