I don't usually like the term bucket list, because I feel like it is something silly. Like why do we need a list of things we'd like to experience before we die? Shouldn't we just have dreams and experiences that we want to do, regardless if there is some death clock over our heads? I have a few things I want to accomplish, or at least experience. First would be getting some toy stories completed. I have been so behind on getting new stories posted. I have some great stuff too! I have a lovely story about Link and Zelda and marriage. I also have a fun toy story involving an adventure with toy Miss M and a Toyhunter. This is to say nothing of the regular toy soap opera with the bat baby. I am actually happy to know that people have been liking that. I've gotten a few emails and messages that the whole bat baby element is fun and entertaining. So yay! On with the post though.
My Spring Cleaning occurs in the Fall. At least since moving back home with my parents and living in the loft/attic. There's a reason that my Spring Cleaning happens in the Fall. I am the only thing barring my mom from getting her holiday decorations out of the attic and most of you have seen my collection and know that it is a huge mess forming a roadblock of disorganized awesomeness. So I have been trying to really focus on cleaning and organizing, finding the items I want to keep or give away all so our Thanksgiving dinner will have its reds, browns, and oranges. With all this cleaning I have been a bit slower in getting to the adventures of toy Miss M.
The toy cleaning is not just for my mom and her holiday decorations though. In all actuality I hate living like a crazy toy lady. As fun as it is to love something like collecting and really enjoy it, it can also be overwhelming. I sometimes struggle with wanting to bag everything all up and toss it or just find a way to deal with minimal pathways out into the real world. It's an issue very few people understand. Most people look at my life and think, "How is it possible that a bright woman, 33 years of age with a degree, still lives at home in a room filled with toys? Don't you want children? Don't you want a home of your own and a husband to cook for? Don't you desire and yearn for a real adult life?"
This is my life though. This is my adult life. I live in an attic with a massive toy collection. I have a job. I go to work. I pay my bills. I don't wish to live alone for many reasons I won't divulge here. I feel like the clutter in my mind will cease when I can get somewhere with organizing things. Which is one of my goals. Before I die. Because no one wants to be the woman who died in a room filled with toys on the evening news. Could you just imagine? "Local woman found dead in a room full of collectibles. The air smelled of lady lotions and tonics, a bit of dust, and the mysterious scent of Perfuma... and Stinkor." I'll get the mess taken care of. I always do.
Other things I want to experience involve going back to my performance roots. Some of you might recall back in my younger days I was something of a showgirl. I used to perform solo shows with a bit of burlesque and performance art at an alternative night club. I was an undergrad in college and wanted to find ways to make extra money. I did rather well in tips. I was never nude, though I came very close during some performances. Either way, I have always wanted to perform with a live cast of Rocky Horror Picture Show. The part in particular is that of Trixie, the character that performs to the song Science Fiction/Double Feature. I have always loved that song and its homage to so many science fiction films. I would love to get up there and just perform for the audience, dust off my old seductress shoes!
I am bringing that up because my comic book store got the Rocky Horror Picture Show Funko Pop Vinyl figures! Seriously, when will Funko just admit they are trying to rule the world?
I had to get a Magenta. Played by Patricia Quinn, it was her lips that were used for the opening song in the film. I love this movie so much. With ot without the audience participation, it is a damn good film.
As for the videos on YouTube that I hinted at a number of weeks ago, I have no idea how or when that will begin. I tried recording a video of myself as a starting point and it was atrocious. Absolutely atrocious. I need to work on finding someone to help me as well as finding a decent video editing program. That whole endeavor might be a bit on the back burner.
Either way, I am wanting to share these things because sometimes people ask me what I dream about or what my goals are, and usually I have nothing but a blank stare followed by, "I don't know." The truth is I do know. I have a lot of goals and dreams, many more I haven't even mentioned, but I think it is important that we be aware of those things. Not for the sake of some bucket list that can be checked off before we die one day, but because it's much better to know what you want than to sit around looking dull as dishwater when someone asks and you have no clue. The only clue I want in my life is the board game and movie Clue. I am aware I may never see any of those goals accomplished, but I know they are there. In the meantime, there's a smaller goal that will be fulfilled soon, finishing Season 4 and 5 of Game of Thrones. Holy shit that is a damn good show.
Hope you are all doing well gals and guys. Be back soon!