The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

I was listening to Cher’s cover of The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss) on the way to work the other day, and I realized that that isn’t really true. I’m speaking as someone whose boyfriend just drove 7 miles to give me lunch before I headed out for swing shift. It isn’t in …

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An interesting text conversation with a dear friend, shared with her permission. Friend: Did something on my bucket list that I hope won’t shock you too much.           Me: Been trying to call. WHAT DID YOU DO? Expect the worst and it won’t be so bad.            Last time you did a bucket list thing, …

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One of the most tragic things in life is that most of us will shuffle off this mortal coil having left behind a bucket list of unfulfilled dreams that is a mile long. You always hear about it at funerals. “He always wanted to go to the Grand Canyon.” “She never got those skiing lessons.” …

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Ever since I wrote the blog entry about writing a bucket list https://theviewfromadrawbridge.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/a-living-breathing-bucket-list/, I’ve been kind of overwhelmed by the number of things I’ve longed to do but may never achieve. Last night it occurred to me that in some cases I might achieve my goals by simply asking. So occasionally on this blog, you’ll …

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One of the many perks of being a bridgetender is that you get to watch a lot of movies when things are slow on the river. Tonight I watched the Bucket List with two of my favorite actors, Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. For the uninitiated, it’s all about writing a list of things you …

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