Thursday, March 15, 2012

10 things I want but I can't have

We all want what we can't have.  That's why we want it.  Not really rocket science.  There are usually really good reasons that I can't have the things I want, but that has to do with silly things like natural consequences and impossibilities.

10. An extra Stomach - I've gotten to the point in my life that I like to eat things well beyond my level of satiety.  I've learned to ignore my full stomach response to the point that it doesn't matter how much I eat I would like to eat more based on how tasty it is and not how hungry I am.

9. Robot Servants - I would like to have servants, who wouldn't?  The problem is, I'm pretty sure I don't want human servants, because I would care how they felt about being my servant.  Robot servants don't care, they just serve.

8. X-ray Vision - This would really be invaluable at the casino.  naturally I can't have this, but I often wish I had it.  Even better to see if I'd left something on downstairs after I was on the way out of the garage.  Maybe it's not such a great idea though.  If I had x-ray vision, I might not be able to turn it off and then i'm just walking into walls like an idiot.

7. a brain that likes me - I feel like my brain doesn't like me much.  It's something I've covered before.  I would like my brain to like me.  I can't have this.  It's not who I am.  I'm not even sure if I would be able to think the same way if I had a brain transplant.  I wouldn't even be thinking my own thoughts and then I wouldn't be writing this blog.  So I gotta keep this same brain.

6. a fast car - But Mark, you can buy a fast car.  get yourself a used 1992 Camaro.  That car will lay down rubber all over the place.  Yeah, that's the problem.  If I get a car that actually has some guts, i'll use those guts.  I might use them so much that I would end up getting younger assuming Einstein was correct. It's much more cost effective for me to drive my sensible car.

5. vast wealth - I can't have vast wealth because I'm really not willing to work for it.  I am hoping for something to drop out of the sky and bestow great largess upon me.  It won't happen because I wouldn't be very nice about having that kind of money.  I would buy things that the public at large would not really be better off for me having and I would use my money to buy influence for stuff I don't even care about.  Kind of like an Oil Company.

4. Immortality - If I had this, I wouldn't need the extra stomach.  I could just continue to live in good health indefinitely.  I hear that there are medical breakthroughs that are coming closer to making this happen, but I'm not holding my breath, because this would probably not help me gain immortality.  Instead, I'll probably just die eventually.

3. My dad back alive - I suppose everyone that has lost someone thinks about in a fantasy world how they would be able to have their loved one be back alive.  I am no exception to this.  The funny thing is, I really didn't see a lot of my dad when I was alive.  We had a good enough relationship and he will always be on my mind in one way or another but I really only saw him once a month or so.  Of course, if he would have to be a zombie in order to fulfill this, then obviously I don't want that.  Probably goes without saying.

2. Time Travel - I don't want time travel to go anywhere to see anything.  I want time travel so I can just relive a couple of hours over and over, so I can get caught up on all the movies and TV shows that I want to watch but I just don't have.  Could probably use it for work deadlines too.  Just keep recycling the same few hours over and over.  Problem is, I'd look inhumanly terrific to my co workers, but I'd have been dead of old age at 30.

1.  A better subject for this blog - I have a list of about 50 unfinished blog subjects for this blog.  I've got a few political ones that will probably offend a bunch of people in one way or another.  I really should just buck up and finish them up because now is the time to publish political blogs.  Instead here I am writing about stuff I want when I've already got nearly everything I could/should want.  A family in good health, a job, this blog, who could want anything more?

a great saying that I really like is 'I'd rather want what I don't have, than have what I don't want'.  It's still true.  Thanks for reading, and your patience!

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