Before I get all deep and serious into the nuts and bolts of writing (my Dwight Swain’s posts), I thought I’d post something a little fun today. My top ten selfish, semi-silly wishes. These have nothing to do with world peace, or ending world hunger, although I assure you, if given the choice between these wishes and a cure for AIDS, the latter would win out.

My Top Ten Selfish, Semi-Silly Wishes

1. I wish I could eat anything I wanted and never gain weight. Cinnabon, anyone?

2. I wish I could take away Bubba’s elbow displasia. He’s only 5 the poor fella is already limping around. It honestly tears my heart out.

3. I wish I could apparate like the wizards in Harry Potter. You know how much gas money I could save?

4. I wish I didn’t need sleep. Do you know how much I could accomplish with seven more hours in my day?

5. I wish I could have my own personal hair-player…I don’t think these exist. But instead of a person masseuse, I’d like a person to play with my hair every night before I go to bed.

6. I wish I could sing like Aretha.

7. I wish someone would invent a microchip that I could put into my brain and transfer information. Sort of like how you can click and drag files from your desktop to a folder. Only I could click and drag any information I wanted in the entire universe into my brain. Research would be easy-smeasy!

8. I wish I could win an all-expense paid, one month vacation backpacking through Europe with my hubby.

9. I wish I had unlimited funding to pour into my writing career. I could hire an editor. I could take classes and workshops. I could apparate (see wish # 3) to various writing conferences. Etc. etc.

10. I wish I could hire a technology expert and make my website the coolest website ever.

Question to Ponder: What is one of your selfish, semi-silly wishes?removetweetmeme

21 thoughts on “Wishes

  1. Katie Ganshert

    Tabitha – oooo! I want one too! Please let me know when you invent that remote, and I will for sure buy one. πŸ™‚

    Careann, I hear ya! I've said that to my husband before. "I wish there were two of me!" That be a creepy sci fi story.

  2. careann

    I sometimes think a clone of myself would be useful. Then I could hide away and write but all the other things I usually ignore while I'm writing would still get done. Everyone would think I was a Super-somebody because my house would be tidy, laundry would be done, baking would be waiting beside the coffee pot… and I'd have finished another 5000 words. πŸ˜‰

  3. Tabitha Bird

    I'd love any number of these wishes. But what I would really like is a remote control for my kids. One with a stop button. But even a pause button would be useful at times. I would definitely like it to come complete with a sleep button, eat your veggies button and stop calling out my name button. A replay button would be useful too. Think of all the cute things they do that Nan never sees! And possibly a record button…so that I can just press play later on when we are out for dinner and I need that good behavior to reoccur. Gosh, I am really liking this wish…any one want to invent one of these?

  4. Katie Ganshert

    Cindy – I completely agree. What's the fun in wishing for the top? When it comes right down to it, I actually enjoy the stretching, growing, wishing, waiting, and wondering. Like you, I just wish I had the money and the time to jump in, all out!

    Jeannie – I KNEW I picked the right roommate! My cousin played with my hair last night at our family Wed. night dinners at my aunt Peg's. And you better call me or email me ASAP when you find out about your job! You know I love ya, girl. πŸ™‚

  5. Jeannie Campbell, LMFT

    i wish i knew something RIGHT NOW about the job. no such luck! will let you know when i do.

    and i might play with your hair before bed in denver. (hope whoever reads this comment actually read your post…otherwise this might read a little awkwardly…)

  6. Cindy

    I keep telling my husband it would be so much easier if I never had to sleep. There are too many things to do during the day and I enjoy most of them, so cutting them out of my schedule is hard. The whole downloading thing into your brain, I totally agree!

    I wish I had money to put toward writing and marketing as well. I'd hate to just wish to be a famous published author–as hard as it is, I enjoy working for it. But…it would be nice to have extra money to help me along the way.

    Fun post!

  7. Katie Ganshert

    Tara – Cinnabon in Denver! How'd you get the insider information??

    Marybeth – dorks are cool. It's cool to be a dork. And the mute button would be AWESOME for a teacher of 5th graders!

    Missus – that would be a cool activity. I might do that as a fun beginning of the year activity. I'm sure a lot of their wishes would be: I wish I wouldn't have to go to school.

    How sad! πŸ™‚

  8. Missus Wookie

    Love the idea – have you asked the kids you teach? Would be interesting to see what they come up with!

    Definitely want the microchip, star trek replicator, self cleaning house, no more bathroom visits and being able to apparate… Gonna have fun thinking about this list now πŸ™‚

  9. Marybeth Poppins

    SEE Jody needs a Mute button too!!!!

  10. Jody Hedlund

    I wish I could figure out a way to keep my kids from bickering!

  11. Marybeth Poppins

    I love the movie Click…makes me cry every time. I'm such a dork!

  12. Tara

    Awesome post! I want to steel them all–especially the mute button for my kids (mostly when I'm on the phone with a client) and having the resoureces to do what I enjoy most, which is writing. Denver does have a Cinnabon (at least FlatIrons Mall does). As for what I'd add to the list, I'd like to be able to see the future "On Demand." That way I'd still be in control of what I learn, and I'd know to avoid certain paths in life.

  13. Katie Ganshert

    Sherrinda – I'd like to borrow that wish, about having enough money to stay home. Sign me up for that!!

    Marybeth – have you ever watched the movie Click with Adam Sandler? The first half is incredibly stupid, but then it gets pretty good. πŸ™‚ Anyway, yes, apparating would solve all kinds of problems.

    Wendy! One time I tweeted about how I didn't have time to go to the bathroom! I SO know what you mean. I will bounce from foot to foot before finally surrendering to the porecelin time waster. πŸ™‚

    Jaime – does Denver have a Cinnabon??

    I will share with you Jessica. As soon as mine come true.

    Elizabeth – wouldn't that be the best? Research for writing would be so easy. And our stories would be SO realistic!

    Erica! Ooooo! A Self-cleaning house?? Why didn't I think of that. I am so switching one of my top ten wishes for a self-cleaning house. That would be amazing!

    Carrie – I LOVE sushi! Free, never-ending sushi would be awesome.

  14. CKHB

    Someone to play with your hair instead of a personal masseuse? CRAZINESS!!!

    I'll take the non-stop foot and shoulder rubs, please. Also, for sushi to magically be free of charge whenever I want it, and for a magic translator device (like Douglas Adams' Babelfish) so that I can instantly understand every language in the universe.

    Oh, and a cure for AIDS and cancer would be awesome, too, please!

  15. Erica Vetsch

    These were great.

    I wish I could fly.
    I wish I had a self-cleaning house.
    I wish I had a Star Trek Replicator. "Earl Grey, hot!" and poof, there it would be.

    and Cinnabon…sign me up. I wish I could eat everything I want and not lose weight…either that or that I LOVED to exercise. πŸ™‚

  16. Elizabeth Spann Craig

    I'm with Jessica–I might just steal some of yours! I like the idea of being able to plug a USB drive from a computer into my brain and upload all the stuff I should have learned in school. πŸ™‚

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  17. Jessica

    I like most of yours! LOL Can I take them?

  18. Jaime

    so when are we going to Cinnabon?!? I'm so there! πŸ™‚

  19. Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought

    Just wrote one over at Angie's site, but one silly one was the wish to never have to use the restroom again. I agree with just about all of yours as well. Giving you a high 5 for #5–I've always wanted one of those!
    ~ Wendy

  20. Marybeth Poppins

    I love wishing to apparate. It would solve the energy crisis too!!!

    I wish I was BFF's with an agent and they would be dying to pick up my book cuz they love it so much. Does that count?

    OH AND I want a mute button for my kids!

  21. sherrinda

    Ooooo…what a fun post. I aways wanted to be able to twitch my nose or bob my head or wave a wand to make life easier. Does that count? Of course, not having to work, but having enough money to live on would do wonders for my life right now! lol


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