Theme Thursday. It’s better than a litter of kittens, a box of wine, and McDonald’s french fries all put together! Each week a theme is chosen via a very scientific method-most likely Jenn from Something Clever 2.0 pulling a piece of paper out of a hat. Then we all get to work and come back with what we want to write about it. No rules. Ok, a few rules, but not TOO many for you rebels out there, because we like rebels. This week’s theme is wishes.
Does that sound like fun? Why yes, it is.
When we were kids we always said that if we found a genie in a bottle we’d do the whole wishing thing the right way. We’d wish for a million wishes instead of the three wishes that people always seemed to screw up in the stories we read!
And me with my problems with indecision, would definitely need more then three wishes!
Needless to say, when I found out that this week’s theme was wishes, I was ready to jump right on that bandwagon. I could use a few wishes. Even more importantly, I could use a good genie! Therefore, before the wishes, we must address the question: What would my genie look like????
The Aladdin genie, while very funny, doesn’t really do it for me. Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie? No thanks. Kazaam? Think I’ll pass. How about an Iron Genie? Think about it…
If I really did find a genie, I would have to make sure to ask the genie if the genie bra was really that magical… And then I would make sure that instead of three wishes, that I would be granted infinite wishes. It would be like having my very own fairy godparents, except BETTER (because you saw my genie, right?)
So what would I use my infinite wishes on? Oh boy… so many possibilities.
Very first and foremost, I would wish for financial security for my family for the rest of our lives. Not rich beyond our wildest dreams, just enough so that we wouldn’t have to (barely) live paycheck to paycheck. This worrying constantly about whether we will have enough each pay period is for the birds.
I’d wish for some of those shirtless superheroes to come hang out at my house. I can look, I just can’t touch, right? And they would do all the things I need done, like clean my gutters and fix my appliances.
I would wish for success. I’m not talking rich and famous success. I mean being successful at something. Like my writing to garner a bit more readership. Perhaps get a book published… Or to just be able to go back to school without going bankrupt would be nice. I know, I’ll keep dreaming…
A new laptop, with infinite memory, lightning fast internet browsing, and don’t forget the port to plug right into my brain, just like my friend Starr at The Insomniac’s Dream blogged about awhile back when we were doing “Useful Inventions” as our theme. Oh yes, and no overheating issues, so I could actually be online for more than a little bit at a time!
I would wish for transporter technology so that we could go visit our friends and family in an instant. Think about it-you’re getting married in Florida? No big deal, I’ll just beam right down there. Then I could meet Menopausal Mother for a drink in her backyard! Aw heck, I could do that every weekend!
I’d wish for a better brain. One that works regularly and doesn’t have holes in it like mine does. Or maybe I just need to wish for some plugs for the holes!
I would wish for more empathy in the world. And common sense. Gosh, wouldn’t that be lovely?
How about a faucet that distributes a little bit of vino? Of course you’d think that if my genie came out of a wine bottle that would be a no-brainer…
I would wish for more talent in the kitchen. Right now I can’t get an ounce of inventiveness (outside of what Amy at Funny is Family dishes up for her super duper Crockpot Thursdays there’s very little to add to my repertoire these days.)
I would wish for a cure, or at least a better understanding of autism.
Of course I’d wish for Calorie free desserts that taste like the real thing…
And a good night’s sleep, or two, or ten. Heck it’s infinite wishes, right?
Most importantly, I’d wish for happiness for my children, for them to be able to attain their hopes and dreams, and eventual success.
Now dammit, it’s in my head and I have to play it…
Thought this looked like fun? Want to participate in a future Theme Thursday? The theme is listed for the following week in each week’s Theme Thursday post. See what we’ve got going on, write to your little heart’s content, then come back and link er up. In the meantime, please read some of this week’s posts to get some inspiration, because we are always inspiring, at least 92% of the time…