Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Murtaugh List

The Vulcans take pride in their greeting "Live Long and Prosper," while Gandhi is quoted saying "Live as if you will die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." Whatever adage these wise men follow, one thing holds supreme:

Life never takes the same scenic route twice. The moment it does, everything is very much different.

Last week, Engel compiled a list of things he is now too old to appreciate. He calls this checklist the Murtaugh List. Since I know nothing about Mr. Murtaugh or the TV series How I Met Your Mother, reading his list made me realize that there are some things you will pass only once in a lifetime. Either by age constraints or perspectives changed by maturing awareness, never do we see an object the way it used to be.

What we cling to are memories, and lessons learned that we shall carry on as we waltz and swing with time.

Here are the things I'm too old to do and enjoy again.
1. Sneak out of the house at 2 in the morning and drive the car around the neighborhood without a license.

2. Endure several days without taking a bath.

3. Appreciate Ultraman, Maskman and Bioman like they truly exist in real life.

4. Run with no any reason at all.

5. Fuck with a stranger without being too guilty about the careless deed.

6. Heavy drinking until the sun rises and un-cursing the hang-over that comes with it.

7. Stay out of the house for more than 3 days / Have a week-long vacation without any care in the world.

8. Pig-out during a meal without thinking of hitting the gym the next day.

9. Take risks without back-up plans.

10. Have a role playing game with my action figures and enjoy the sheer bliss of hearing the announcement over the radio that classes will be suspended on the day a long exam in school will take place.
Since this idea came from someone else, feel free to blog about your own Murtaugh List.


Anonymous said...

Man, I know nothing about Mr. Murtaugh or How I met your mother but I am certain that it's not a movie. I think HIMYM is a series. :-) Hahaha

pie said...

3. Appreciate Ultraman, Maskman and Bioman like they truly exist in real life.

hehe. this made me laugh. hay, i miss that point in our lives na wed just believe anything told to us. carefree days.

Herbs D. said...

awww. i miss this. better start doing it again then.

xtian1978ii said...

Oh I always do this: 9. Take risks without back-up plans.

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Mr. Scheez said...

teary eyed ako sa number 10.

not exactly sure why.

engel said...

thanks for the mention.

I agree with your list, I think I need to add more things in my list now. =)

wanderingcommuter said...

hahahaha... ang weird naapreciate ko pa din silang lahat... hmm yould this mean, im still young. miss you, kuya joms!

Knox Galen said...

Goodboy: Yup ni-research ko siya sa Wikipedia. Isa nga siyang TV series. Thanks for clarifying man!

Pie: I miss those days. A few months ago, nakahanap ako ng copy ng Ultraman. Pinanood ko ulit siya sa DVD. Hindi ko na ma-appreciate. Hindi ko na ma-apply yung suspension of disbelief.

Herbs: You're still young. Wait until you grow older. :)

Knox Galen said...

Xtian: Hate it when it happens. I mean having to take some decisive actions without something to run to for cover should things fail. Sigurista lang siguro ako.

Mr Scheez: Masyado sigurong naging mature ang pagtingin mo sa mundo that for a split second, na-miss mo ang iyong kabataan.

Knox Galen said...

Ewik: You will always be young at heart my dear Wiwik. That is how I see you. :) Let's see each other when you get back.

Engel: Ganon, magdagdag daw ba sa list. Haha. Thanks for the idea.

f. jordan said...

I clearly understand 3, 6, 7 and 10.

Knox Galen said...

Fred: When you reach my age, you will have your own Murtaugh List. Trust me, I could write an entire entry about the list if words aren't elusive at this moment.

xtian1978ii said...

Ako I sometimes act according sa instincts ko. pagna hit ako ng isang idea ginagawa ko na na hindi pinagiisipan.

sabagay sa hirap ng buhay buhay minsan kailangan maging sigurista. napaka impulsive ko kase

Knox Galen said...

Xtian: Hmmm... iba naman pag idea eh. Basta ba sigurado ka doon at kaya mong i-back up no matter what, kahit walang alternative plan ayos lang.

Nako sana ang partner mo eh opposite mo magdesisyon. Ganyan yung ex ko sobrang impulsive. Badtrip nga lang when all things fail, sa akin tumatakbo for back up.