I Wish I Were…

 crafty. Then my dog would have had a cooler costume for the doggy trick or treating event on the weekend.

a better writer. Then I would have no trouble coming up with big! important! things to say.

more articulate. Then I wouldn’t feel like a doofus after stuttering over a simple sentence.

able to offer assistance to those dealing with Frankenstorm. I hope you all are safe.

less broke. Don’t we all?

 better at understanding what my cat has to say. I have a feeling there is a lot going on under the surface I’ll never comprehend. Why are there no versions of Inside of a Dog for felines? Horowitz should get on that.

faster. I would like to know what it is to move at high-speed.

less inhibited. I’ve learned that fear is okay. It is my inhibitions that get in the way.

a better sleeper. Then I would approach each morning with verve instead of with sluggishness.

as kind in my head as I am out loud. Quenching my inner Judgy O’Judgerson is not as easy as I would like.

funnier. Maybe then more people would get my jokes.

 a bear. Just because. I think it would be rather nice. Unless I was shot by a hunter. That would not be so nice.

drinking tea. Everything is always more pleasant with tea. And maybe a few cookies.

dancing in the rain. It makes the cold easier to handle.

confident in my abilities. But I know I am not alone.

better at pumpkin carving. I found an adorable stencil and I wish I could pull it off.

hanging out with my dog. It’s always easier to find perspective with a puppy by my side.

Are you wishing for anything today?

21 thoughts on “I Wish I Were…

  1. Everyone has a secret crafter inside, waiting to be unleashed!! Check out my no sew clown costume. 30 minutes & no sewing required 😀 You CAN do it!!!!

    What do I wish for? That I was really good at math. I always, always wanted to be good at math since there are so many cool jobs you can do.


    • Hahahaha! I can try anyway. I seriously have never been very good with my hands. I still get more glue on my fingers than I do on the paper. Though I am determined to find something I can learn to make myself, even if it’s out of macaroni!

      Maybe you are better at math than you think. It was my favourite subject once upon a time, before they made us learn trig. Blech.


  2. I am jealous of your crafting skills. Mine are atrocious. Awful.

    I think it’s good to have an “I wish I were” list – it keeps you always aware of your weaknesses and always striving to overcome them right?


    • My crafting skills? They are non-existant, I assure you! I didn’t actually make any of the masks or wings Shiva is wearing in these pictures. They were procured elsewhere, I am ashamed to admit. 😛


    • I did not. *sigh* If I had, you wouldn’t be able to tell what they were. Instead of butterfly wings it would look like Shiva was carrying an anvil on her back. 😛

      I wish I was better at talking to people face to face too. Oh this cursed shyness!


  3. Gee, I consider you a funny, articulate, crafty, very good writer. If I’m wrong…not that that is a possibility. I thought I was wrong once, but it turned out…nevermind.

    As far as getting into the mind of a cat, as fond as I am of Taki, getting into her mind would be rather terrifying.

    I have always wanted to be a bear, they sleep all winter, eat anything and are protected by laws of the state and country. They have tiny babies while they are asleep.


  4. Ahhh, I wish I was kinder and less judgy too. Sadly, this old dog is proving hard to train :p I don’t know if you’re crafty (I’m not and wish I was too) but I think you are very articulate and funny. Perhaps you’re just more so when writing rather than speaking, which is more common than you think.

    Today, I’m wishing for more sleep (yet again) since my dog decided to wake me up at 3.40 and less housework X


  5. I always like to say I can do a lot of things but I’m not good at anything… I’m sort of the rusty Swiss army knife in the house!



  6. I’m wishing that money tree in the back yard would start sprouting dollar bills, in large denominations, so that I could choose to work if I wanted to, not because I feel I have to. Oh, to be able to live a life so the blog is my job! lol


  7. I wish I was better at consistency. Then I could do all of these more than just once…

    HaHa Monica Heartzwegger recently said she wished she was better at speaking to her cat @ the-poop-bag

    Thanks for posting. Enjoyable.


  8. I wish I could drive without getting pissed off at all of the other drivers 🙂 Why is it that people in Oregon feel the need to drive 10 miles an hour BELOW the speed limit . .makes me crazy!!! BTW, I think you’re a GREAT writer and everything is better with tea and a pup by your side 🙂


  9. Those are some pretty good wishes. I don’t know about the bear thing, I always wanted to be a horse. Also, I want you to know that I think you’re articulate and funny, original and an excellent writer. For me, I wish I was braver, skinnier, taller, more trusting, eloquent in speaking in front of groups, and have the energy and resources to do good things for family, friends, rescue groups and wherever I saw need.


  10. Awwwe … Shiva is a kitty! Couldn’t get the cat to wear the doggy mask, huh? =D

    BTW – now that I’ve actually met you in person, I feel 100% confident in saying you are way cooler, funnier, smarter, and fun to be with than you give yourself credit for.


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