Monday, September 29, 2008

The Color Blue

As many of you may already know, Paul Newman died. And I will admit that I am not all too familiar with his large body of work. And I will even admit that I thought he was already dead. But the fact that he was actually alive when I thought he was dead, and now learning that he is really actually confirmedly dead, makes me sad.
1) Because he had blue eyes.

2) Because he is the most gorgeous guy that has ever lived.

3) Because he founded Newman's Own.

..among other, more serious reasons.

And celebrity deaths hit me especially hard because it means I will never hear about them on E! news again and they will never grace the cover of People Magazine again and the comeback movie which was supposed to culminate in an Academy Award is probably not going to materialize now.

And death in general brings me down because of the finality of it all. Once somebody dies, everything they know dies with them. They will never get another chance to learn something new, (like the fact that Hannah Montana's new 20 year old boyfriend used to be an underwear model), or see something great, (like pictures of Hannah Montana's new 20 year old boyfriend modeling underwear), or watch the new season of Desperate Housewives.

So in order to make the most of my life while I am still alive, I have compiled a list of things I would like to do before I die. They are as follows, in a very particular order.
Figure out how to do a backflip.
Learn French or German or Japanese.
Live in a foreign city for at least 6 months.
Capture London Preppy (or at least spot him in the wild).
Learn how to play the guitar.
Relearn how to play the piano.
Sing in public.
Date a guy named Danny or Jake.
Date a guy name Channing Tatum.
Date a guy period.
Achieve financial security through marriage.
And that is all for now, but this list will grow. And hopefully I will have enough time to get it all done.


David said...


wait who's hannah montana's boyfriend?!

the bf is obsessed with desperate housewives as well!

i enjoy your list of things to do.

Aek said...

I second 1, 2, and 3 on your list of things to do. :)

Oddly enough, I wasn't sure who Paul Newman was until now.

Joshua said...

I never knew that Paul Newman made Newman's own. And even though I didn't really know him, his death made me more sad than Anna Nicole Smith's death.

I'm sorry, but what has she contributed to society?

Anyways, I want to learn French, live in a foreign city forever (I guess it would stop being foreign after six months or so), and date a guy.

I know that if I do a backflip, I'll end up dead.

Stephen Chapman said...

Paul Newman was a real star and, from what everyone says, a really nice guy with it.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a classic film - if you havent seen it, rent it!

Random Thinker said...

I loved The Sting... always will remember that one!

Anna said...

i enjoy reading your blog. it deserves more readers

j said...

david: justin gaston. he has a nice crotch.

aek: the first three are probably on everyone's list.

joshua: smith's death made me sad. she's a tragic figure, much like myself.

stephen: is it ridiculous that i confused the sundance kid with the sunshine band? is it?

thinker: i'll get on it.

anna: i like you.

DL said...

I used to be able to do a backflip and then I grew up and and now, like joshua said, I'll probably just end up dead if I try again.

Which foreign city would you want to live in the most? And by foreign do you just mean out of the country or a country with a whole different language?

And I agree with anna.

u street said...

hey J --
I came across your blog from the link the London Preppy had. First off, you are an excellent writer. Secondly, good luck sorting things out. Sounds to me like you are making some progress. Case in point - a trip to Town. Adventurous! Enjoy DC, its a great place to be gay.

j said...

dl: london, paris, tokyo, ottawa

u street: an adventure to say the least. maybe you will see me around