Top 10 Things I’d Love to Do, but probably won’t!

So, I came across this post by Shoni (entered in OhAmanda’s Top10Tuesday linky party), which was inspired by this post by Stephanie….and I decided to tell you what is lurking in the darkest recesses of my mind! My dreams, desires that I will never quite be able to carry out… Top 10 Things that I so want to do, but somehow never did…sigh! This is maudlin…*sniff*

1. Cut my hair short – I’ve seen many people take the plunge and be happy about the results! Whenever I look at my straggly, split-ended hair that is so neanderthal, I just want to lop it all off. When summer comes, I just want to go bald, and sport a jug of ice cold water as a hat!! Don’t laugh! You would too, if you have really experienced south Indian summers! So, I dream about the day I cut my hair, style it, and look uber cool…so not happening right now. 😦

2. Write a Book – Am I totally out of my mind???!!! Who in the world has the time?? I have ideas, but no time. My sorry tale of entering the NANAWRIMO is testimony to this…

3. Traveling the World – Or at least, The Americas and Europe…Or France and USA? No? Okay, how about just USA? … Okay, just India…you know? All India Tour! No? Okay, what about if we just visited Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata? They’re interesting! No? Okay, can I just visit my friends in Chennai, please? No? Okay. Sorry, I forgot…I’m married to a very grounded and level-headed man with his “feet firmly planted on the ground”. Had no idea that he meant he hated traveling!! And, anyway, who in the world’s got the time?!?!?

4. Make Chocolate Ganache – It looks yummy, it looks easy, but I’m not getting it done in this century, because 1. I will never find the ingredients. 2. I don’t think I will ever buy any more cooking equipment. Not after what happened yesterday (What? Oh, you didn’t know? Yeah, I almost blew up the microwave, when I reheated bread pudding on a plate that had a little gold design on the sides!! Sparks flew…and I blew a fuse… Also, the electricity bill is the highest we have ever had. My baking is taking a year-long hiatus!!)

5. Make a Living as a Real Writer – you know, the sort that writes a best seller, and then makes book tours all year long, but somehow finds the time to write the next best seller, so that he or she can fill the next year with book tours! And autographed copies of the book sell for thousands of dollars…or rupees! Yeah, that dream…meh!

6. Live in France – WhyFrance? I don’t know…maybe because I can eat macaroons and croissants all day long? Could it be that? Or is it because I just want to look at the Eiffel Tower at night, whenever I feel like it…I’m sure it’s one of those reasons…Also, let’s face it…We ALL, at some point, envy the French for their ‘laid-back-ness’!

7. Sip a Cool Glass of Clear Water! – not happening. Bad teeth, one of them missing a nerve because…well… it just right out decayed! (Sorry, TMI, I know), and the others are all wailing at me every night to go make that damn dentist’s appointment… So, No. No sipping ice cold water, ice tea, or iced anything for me…

8. Take Debbie to DisneyLand – She loves Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, and is currraaaaizzzy about Donald Duck! Taking her to DisneyLand, and watching her squeal in delight is what my best dreams are made of…Anyone has extra tickets, you know where to send them…Plane tickets, I mean…

9. Master Indian Cooking – Sometime around last week I realized, to the chagrin and dismay and ____ (fill the most disappointing/negative words here!) of my husband, that I cannot CANNOT really cook Indian cuisine well. Nope. Sambar, rasam, and fish curry that is digestible is the best I can do… 😦 Whereas, give me a microwave and the right ingredients, and I can make a good plate of mac&cheese, or really delicious pasta, make a whopper hamburger with the yummiest ingredients, some good dessert etc. I wish I could cook good Indian food, I really do… My husband looked crestfallen when I announced my discovery…Yes, ‘Crestfallen’ is the word to describe the cheese-hater…Ho Hum…

10. Meet The Pioneer Woman – You know, I have never wanted to meet anyone as badly as I want to meet Ree Drummond!! No really, it’s like an obsession!! I remember, when I was in 9th grade, I wanted to meet Tom Cruise this bad!! And then, well, he went whacko, and I kinda lost interest. Now I am a bit repulsed by him!! But, Ree? Well, I want, WANT, to meet her. I want to see her in person, and I want to shake her hand, and be at the receiving end of that smile, I want to take a tour of her kitchen where all the magic happens, and I want to take one bite of her famous Cinnamon rolls, and I want to die in peace….SIGH!!! Sorry, did not mean to sound like a psycho fan, but really, I adore her that much…If  you, by some sad twist of fate, do not know who Ree Drummond is, go and visit The Pioneer Woman! Your life will never be the same again!


Tell me, who wouldn't want to be friends with her?! She is so sweet!


I know it’s Thursday, but I am entering this post in OhAmanda’s Top10Tuesday posts anyway!


8 Responses to “Top 10 Things I’d Love to Do, but probably won’t!”

  1. Ness P.

    I want to meet Pioneer Woman too!

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  3. Ameena

    I cut my hair short Jane and it was a disaster! I hope that makes you feel a bit better!

    I want to write a book…and make a living as a real writer. It is so much harder than I though though!! I’m not giving up but I sure get discouraged at times.

    My ultimate goal is to live in France for a year at least. I watch House Hunters International all the time, just to catch a glimpse of Paris. I love it there!!

    We share so many dreams – lets make a pact to make them happen Jane!! Maybe one day we’ll be writing in France while enjoying homemade Indian food. 🙂

    • Jane Pauline Hamilton

      Yes lets, Ameena!! Wow! Living in France, sipping French freshly brewed coffee, nibbling on warm croissants, blogging about how I can now cook Indian food…yessss! Sounds great!

  4. trevor

    ur writing flow and rhyhm is pretty ya and you are a NGLite makes it even nicer . go ahead ! give ur best shot pal
    (we are in the same boat- aspiring writers 🙂 )

  5. Karen Xavier

    Oh, I loved this… can’t believe I am seeing it this late. You have so easily captured many of the things I would like to do too…
    1) The short hair, I can understand… it was like a bug pestering me and I did it and there are days I wish I hadn’t done it. But at least the bug is no longer alive.

    2 and 5) are my dreams too, but I never voice it… somehow I don’t know what to think bout the whole thing. I don’t know if I can string words together and make up one heck of a story to make a living as an author.

    3)Travelling the world is on my list too… especially Turkey, Scotland, and Europe not to mention a peaceful Kashmir (I’ve heard that place is awesome)

    4) Blew up the microwave cause of a gold plating… whew, crazy machine. I always wondered what would happen if something metallic went in… now I know.

    6)Actually I would like to live in one of those places that are a throwback to an olden era, where people only ride cycles and there is no pollution and all houses have flowers instead of a fence and people bake apple pies and bread and they have dance and neighbours are friendly. That’s why I like living in Nagercoil, its a quaint little place… here we hardly know our neighbours.

    Love number 8, can imagine how happy she’ll be…

    I would love to master baking, cakes with all kinds of frosting the 3 tier cake and so on.

    And I haven’t heard bout the Pioneer woman, will definitely check her out.

    Ps: I know my comments are too big, don’t block me 😀 I will keep them shorter next time.

    • Jane Pauline Hamilton

      Gosh Karen! You are officially my most favorite person on the planet!! Thanks for making so many comments on my blog already! You know how hard-to-get those are…I don’t even mind if you wrote a whole essay as comments! I just love hearing from you…and NO, I won’t block you…heck, I’d be crazy to…:D keep ’em coming!
      By the way, Karen, I finally took the plunge…I did one of the things on my list…will tell you later about it….

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