Theme Thursday: Where’s the Genie in My Bottle?

Theme ThursdayTheme 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!


One of my husband’s coworkers brought this back from Italy. He went there because he is 100% born and raised Italian. I thought this was cool, it looks like something a genie would live in, does it not?

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…

Make me some coffee!

Make my wishes come true!

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.

That's really, really nice.  Now fix my dishwasher.

That’s really, really nice. Now fix my dishwasher.

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!

Meno Mom backyard

Can’t you picture me having a pina colada here?

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.)

cat cora

How I feel in the kitchen on a good day…

Bork bork bork!

What’s more realistic.  Bork bork bork!

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…

No I meant without the suits.  I mean they'd be wearing clothes.  I mean, oh never mind...

Oh boys, fighting over me are we?  This could happen, except they’d be without the suits. I mean they’d be wearing clothes. I mean, oh never mind…

55 thoughts on “Theme Thursday: Where’s the Genie in My Bottle?

  1. LOVE THIS!!! And I want all the same wishes, so when you come to Florida to visit me and we sip those pina coladas in my gorgeous backyard, bring your genie!!! But I DO get to touch Robert Downey Junior, don’t I???

  2. Clearly you should be in charge of choosing all future genies. And you should send those shirtless super heroes my way when you are out using your transporter technology. I’ll take care of them for you. I mean…that sounds wrong…but you know what I mean.

    LOVE the bottle. It really does look like a bottle a genie would hide out in.

  3. If I find a genie, I’m going to put you in charge of my wishes. I would waste mine on dumb things, like how right now I wish my coffee was just a little bit warmer.

    I’m so glad you like my Crock Pot Thursday recipes. You know one of my favorite ones was the Whole Chicken that YOU suggested!

  4. I can SO relate to the wishing for financial freedom…we’re there too (I mean, not financially free, but scrimping, working…working…and more working & never seeming to get ahead–it sucks!) NOT fun! *virtual* HUGS to you!

  5. I’m sure you posted some words in here somewhere, but the pictures of Iron Man and Thor are just a little too distracting. Pardon me while I wipe the drool from my chin.

  6. I’d wish to be thankful (and grateful) for the Good Things and Little Happies in my life.

    I’d wish to revel in the joy of Magic Moments.

    I’d wish centeredness and contentment be my stalwart companion as I go through life.

    I’d wish for the honor of both hearing and heeding my Little Voice.

    I’d wish for the delight of being enveloped in unconditional love.

    I’d wish these wishes on those whom I care about and love, … and on those whom they care about and love, … and on those whom they care about and love, …

  7. Thor in my house? Hmmm, YES please!!! Haha. Great post, I love how you didn’t just do a list of the normal wishes and picked a genie out for yourself, good pick by the way. Thanks so much for linking up with the tattler Thursday blog hop. (ImNoHumdrum *co-host*)

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  9. If I was standing next to you…I would hug you because I love your wishes. Being mamas, we want the best for our families…health, happiness and security!

    Selfishly, I want to publish my work and make a living of my passion. If a genie can help me hook up with a great agent that would be wonderful 🙂

  10. ha! awesome post! I think I see a successful future for you in genie design!
    and I’m totally with you on the transporter – I love to see new places, but I hate getting there!

  11. I love the Swedish Chef, and I LOVE your wishes. I hope if anyone finds a wish-granting genie, if it’s not me it’s YOU! Great post. When we were little we said we would wish for more wishes, and my brother said “What if the genie told you that one of the rules is NO WISHING FOR MORE WISHES” and i said I would fix that with a loophole, I would wish that that it was OKAY to wish for more wishes. Made sense when we were younger.

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  14. love how you so cleverly thought this out babe…I think those are great wishes and wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could have infinite wishes…I would wish for (1) three bedroom two bathroom house comletley done and paid for in our town that we own outright (2) a 500 thousand dollars invested in each of the following…Google, Microsoft, and disney (3) power tap a pile of laundry and dirty dishes and make them clean and folded.

  15. This is not fair to us men! Where are all the eye candy genies for us guys? I will take the Swedish Chef as my cook though.

  16. I like all your wishes. I would wish to be able to copy all of Sarah’s wishes. I’d very much like to be in Marcia’s backyard with you too!

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