I mean, I think last year one of my girl friends had to finish a novel and have it to her editor on Christmas Eve, which weirdly makes sense because then she got to enjoy the holidays without tearing her hair out over her book. But I assure you that kind of deadline was just a coincidence.
So I wanted to do like a bucket list (I hated that movie and only made it through part of it, by the way) but a short-term one that goes until the summer. To me a big event that I look forward to is the return of Mad Men, the best show in the history of television, so I thought I would have the items on my mini bucket list completed by the time that Mad Men returns. It usually premieres in July, so I was just looking to see if they had set a date yet and I came across some disturbing news from Variety.
It looks like they haven’t locked the show down yet. Is that right? I don’t speak Hollywood negotiation talk fluently, but it appears that some contracts have been extended and others haven’t? No!
Hopefully it will all work out. Anyway, the news that my favorite show may be in a precarious state completely distracted me from my bucket list (that I have to come up with a better name for, especially because it is milder than Things I Want To Do Before I Die).
The list may mostly be arts-related, but here are the first two:
1. See a Russ Meyer Film. I’m thinking Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! because it gets referenced so much and because I saw that the star of it, Tura Satana, died last week.
2. Read To Kill a Mockingbird. I was talking to some author friends on twitter and there were actually quite a few of us who haven’t read it. Totally disgraceful and embarrassing. It also gets referenced constantly. Just like there’s a band called Faster Pussycat, there is one called The Boo Radleys–named for a character in the book, not that I’d know since I haven’t read it.
3. I should also probably reluctantly put The Matrix on my list because people are always talking about it.
Of course if Mad Men isn’t coming back I have a lot more time to complete this project.