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Bucket List

23 Aug

“You know, the ancient Egyptians had a beautiful belief about death. When their souls got to the entrance to heaven, the guards asked two questions. Their answers determined whether they were able to enter or not. ‘Have you found joy in your life?’ ‘Has your life brought joy to others?”~ The Bucket List (2007).

I am thinking now is a good time to get a leg up on my bucket list. Granted, I plan on living a good, long life, as my grandparents did. Unless of course the toxic carcinogens from the haterade people spew at me prove leathal…but anyways, here it goes:

  1. Rehabilitate a wild animal. Like a toothless bear, or a unstinky skunk. Nothing that could cancel out the rest of this list!
  2. Be a foster parent
  3. Scuba dive and pet a manatee. Sea cows are like, super boss. And totally nonviolent…I think.
  4. Visit Graceland, and The House of Cash ( I think actually I heard somewhere that burned down…may have some serious google investigating to do)
  6. Finish College and do something a little more bill paying friendly, that I will still love as much.
  7. Own my own home (with aforementioned perfect husband who will be a fixer-upper handyman extraordinaire!)
  8. Write a book, even if I’m never published. About what… who knows, that’s the fun in it
  9. Take a cross-country road trip from sea to shining sea, from tundra to desert. The ONLY way to travel.
  10. Go to a RedSox game. Preferably in Fenway Park, and preferably one in which they hand the Yankees their asses on silver home bases for lunch.
  11.  Show up at my High School reunion looking BETTER than I did in High School, with Mr.PerfectHusband.
  12. Coach a little kid soccer team, because its absolutely hilarious (…sidenote to my sister: we should do this once all of the kids are “of age” for AYSO BONDING AND TEAM SPORTS!)
  13. See a Broadway Show and go to Times Square when its late enough to be all lit up and pretty, but still too early for crackhead muggings and general mayhem and mischief.
  14. Make a substantial difference in someone’s life.
  15. Maybe, just maybe have a couple of more beautiful babies with said perfect man. Oh, who the FUCK am I kidding? I’m Italian, procreation to ensure large families is in my BLOOD
  16. Be the best MOTHER I can be, and no matter how wonderful my future husband will be, always remember the trials and tribulations of single motherhood and appreciate every moment I have with my babies.


Two of my greatest role models. Accomplished so much in their time on Earth, seeing and doing so many things and touching the lives of so many people. I live up to continue the legacy my Grandmothers paved for me. And I love you, always.

Eulogy on myspace…

22 Aug

hunting around my old blog, from April 10, 2009 I’ve been finding some pretty good ones… heres one for my sister:



Dear Grandma and Grandpa,

Today was honestly not the best of days for me, or any of us. However, the fact that you two are together again brings peace to my heart. As I was listening to the wonderful words written by my sister, I remembered much, and know that the following things will always bring a smile to my face and warmth to my heart:

chocolate chip pancakes


my porcelin dolls–ANY porcelin dolls

suspenders, in red.

pizza dough

the sunday paper

four post beds

those cookie type things that were shaped like strawberries

a bottle of Fiaschetti’s eye poppin 80proof anise

the little run down playhouse off of Rt.126.

the smell of hot soapy dishwater…love it.

a cupboard FULL of pasta

gallons and gallons of water

pretty dishes, and beautiful glasses

diet citrus frost soda.

…and so many other things. Until I see you again, I love you always.  Jenna


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