All of you must have heard of the concept of the bucket list. It’s a list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket ie shuffle off your mortal coil, move on, break on through to the other side…..basically die.
But before you do that you need to make sure that you live the most awesome life you can, because if you don’t, then what would have been the point ??
Some of us friends were travelling in North India a while back, all of us close to 50 from one side or the other. We were travelling by train with all its attendant facilities and problems thereof…… and of course eventually we wondered whether in the Indian context a Lota list made more sense than a bucket.
So here is a Lota list that I have put together with some help from friends, old and new, all clearly mad (why else would they be my friends?!). Archana Sinha/ Bhatia wanted to be named for her valuable contribution (I won’t tell you which number on the list haha) and although Charu did not say so I am sure she will complain if I don’t mention her…. so, hi Charu (we have been friends so long that we no longer know who is the bad influence on whom!!). Thank you Geetu for as many as three items on the list 🙂
Here is the lust, sorry, list of things to do —because if not now, then when ??
This list is strictly adults only and hey, no judging!!
(Un –surprisingly, given that most items on the list were shared by middle class Indian women around 50 years of age, brought up to believe in and practise heterosexual monogamy, many items revolve around different sexual experiences still awaited !)
- Have wine with Milind Soman……in a bathtub (Just to clarify—this is NOT from my list! Some of us sapiosexuals ( Brainy is the new Sexy ?) would prefer to have Elon Musk or Shashi Tharoor on our list…. but for a chat only. Maybe with kokum soda haha.. and some cake. Don’t enjoy wine and hate tubs… )
- Go back to work
- Take early retirement
- Have a sex change operation
- Dress more flamboyantly
- Get botox
- Go bald
- Become thin
- Become fat
- Have sex with someone of your own sex
- Go on a date with a super rich person
- Sex on the beach
- Skinny dipping, Himalayan base camp, para diving
- Travel to Africa
- Get a tattoo
- Get a tattoo in a place very few would see….
17. It’s stuff you want to do with others and you need someone you trust who will consent!
18. Have a threesome
19. Smoke pot
20. Kiss in the rain
21. Send a fan letter to someone you admire
22. Write a love letter
23. Publish your work –writing, art
24. Go out in public looking radically different, like with a wig or clothes you never wear
25. Go for a striptease, either sex
26. Take a year off to travel
27. Live like a monk for a month
28. Sign up for the mission to Mars
29. Sign up for cryonic preservation for 200 years till we solve the problem of mortality
30. Audition for the role in Vagina Monologues of the woman who moans
‘If not now, then when?’ is usually followed by ‘if not you, then who??’ So get on with it!
Print this out, add more of your own and let’s be off!!
Do add your items to the comments list 🙂