30 Oct 2015


Having completed my Bucket List way back in October last year (grief, was it really that long ago?) I was super excited to read this post over at the Musings Of A Bookish Kitty blog almost a year to the day.
  • Never to have to run away from zombies
  • Never give a speech in an auditorium full of people
  • Never get over my love of reading
  • Never NOT cry when I really read a good book ...
Do you know all of these and the rest of the 'Never's' on the Literary Feline's Anti-Bucket list would easily make my list

That's right, an .....

Anti-Bucket List
- The things you hope NEVER to do before you die.

So, without further ado, here's my list. A list that like the Literary Kitten's could of course include the 'big' things - I hope to never have to tell Mr T that 'Carrot' has grown/become cancerous, I hope to never have to see the rise of fascism or fur coats become as fashionable as they once were ... you know the sort of thing -  but I'm also going to keep it light.
  • I hope to never see Eeyore friendless. Never has a more true word been said on FaceBook than the cartoon that says something along the lines that though clinically depressed Eeyore stills gets invited to join in things by his friends who never expect him to pretend to feel happy or change.
  • I hope to never buy peanut and jelly in the same jar. Now unlike many of my fellow Brits (Mr T included) I'm not averse to peanut and jam sandwiches BUT already mixed together .... in the same jar? I'm sorry but its just soooo wrong.
  • I hope I never consider Edward a proper vampire. Much as I enjoyed the Twilight books I'm afraid vampires who, far from turning into a pile of ash should they go out in daylight, positively sparkle as if ever covered in diamonds aren't proper vampires.
  • Whether it be of the religious kind, the zombie kind or indeed any other kind I hope to never have to deal with an apocalypse (or at least not one I knew was coming). Organised to the point of being anal about it, renowned for writing lists to organise lists, I'm afraid chances are I'd be dead/eaten before I'd finished my list of things needing done in order to survive such an event.
  • I hope to never read of an evil, badly face-painted hedgehog on a killing spree. Not as silly as it might sound, after all how many of us never saw clowns in quite the same way after reading Stephen King's It?
  • I hope to never appear in a newspaper as one of those dumb thieves (you know the kind I mean) who regularly feature in my Media Monday posts.
What about you, what would make it onto your Anti-Bucket List?


Kelly said...

This is certainly an interesting twist on the "bucket list" and I have a feeling I can come up with some that will be more easily met than on my regular bucket list. And while that might not seem a good thing, it truly is when I consider a few of the anti-bucket list items mulling in my mind!

Oh...and I can agree with your thoughts on pre-mixed PB&J. It just shouldn't be done.

So many books, so little time said...

Awww this is a brilliant anti bucket list, not sure what I would put on mine. I will need to ponder this :D

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

Lily B said...

I hope to never read of an evil, badly face-painted hedgehog on a killing spree. - lmao? okay unusual :)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Yea, I think I would make this one heavy too if I did it. Glad you got some lighter points. Eyeore! Poor guy.

Stephanie@Fairday's Blog said...

This is awesome! First time I have heard of an Anti-Bucket List. :) Great ideas on your list. I don't ever want to show up on your Media Monday for being a stupid thief either.

Suko said...

I enjoyed reading your anti-bucket list, Tracy. It is a clever idea, and of course, your list is rather unique. Well done!

Heather said...

excellent post. I am going to be pondering this for days.

Brian Joseph said...

This sis great idea. I love your list.

The one about Eeyore is touching.

The one about the hedgehogs is hilarious.

The one about peanut butter and jelly is essential that you adhere to :)

Gina R said...

Oh goodness. Those are definitely things to have on and anti list for sure...Though now that you put the idea out there, I wouldn't be surprised to find a story starring the painted hedge hog. ;)

Literary Feline said...

I love your list, Tracy! It would break my heart if Eeyore was friendless. :-( I'd probably be in the same boat during an apocalypse. A hedgehog on a killing spree?! That would be awful. But you're right. Someone just might try it.