Even though I said I would wait until the entire season aired, Jerry and I watched the second episode of The Golden Bachelor yesterday. I really liked the first date Gerry chose to have with one of the women. Unlike the tired, over-the-top dates from The Bachelor (like a helicopter ride over a beach for dinner at sunset), they went to an old diner where they shared a milkshake and fries. Much more my style!
(Warning: Mild spoiler of The Golden Bachelor episode two) During their conversation, Gerry used the line “don’t stop believing” and then the Journey song came on the radio in the restaurant. Then it turned into a whole flash mob! It was this scene that inspired my idea for Three Things Thursday today…
Three things I hope to witness someday:
1. A Flash Mob
I’m obsessed with flash mobs. They totally amaze me with how the whole thing has to coordinate and fit into place. I’ve seen them on TV (what i shared in my “jaw droppers” post was totally stunning), but I’ve never actually seen one in real life. And it’s something that’s on my secret list! (I don’t actually have a secret list, but it would be at the top if I did.)
I don’t care if I witness it, participate in it, or be the subject of surprise – it would just be so cool to experience it someday.
2. A birth
When Becky was pregnant with Luke, we went out to dinner and the subject of the birth came up. Becky is a registered nurse and said she believes everyone should experience a birth and a death (preferably not on the same day) in their lives. (He said I could be there when Luke was born, but Brian wanted it to be just him and Becky. After all, Luke was born less than an hour after he started having contractions!)
I can also understand that I’m experiencing a death, though it’s not something to get excited about, of course. I thought I would be together Mark when he died in 2014, and even though it would be so heartbreaking, I feel like he would have loved to have me there. I would do it for him.
When it comes to the birth, I feel like the emotions in the room – from the beginning to the birth, the birth itself and right after) – would be SO powerful and, assuming there are no complications, a real joy to watch . . If I had any desire to be a nurse, I think working in labor and delivery would be my choice.
The odds of me witnessing a birth are slim to none, but it’s a (not-so-secret) hope that I will one day.
|Jerry got so excited when Noah was born, the nurse thought he was going to pass out and had him sit up, haha. My best friend Sarah (behind him) was there too, as was my mum and sister.
3. Trial by Jury
This is not so much a witness, but more of an experience. I would love to serve on a grand jury! Not only am I very curious about how this all works, I feel like I would make a good juror. Knowing how emotional I can be it might seem like I wouldn’t be very objective, but I think it would be quite the opposite. I’ve always been good at looking at things objectively and I’m a “follower of the rule” for the most part. If given instructions, I can follow them to the letter.
However, I don’t believe in the death penalty, so I wouldn’t be able to sit on a jury for a trial where that’s on the table. Otherwise, the experience of hearing a crime being framed, hearing witness testimony, examining evidence, and shouldering the responsibility of paying very close attention to detail would be quite amazing.
I’ve been served notice for jury duty a few times, actually–when the kids were very young, I was excused (twice) for not having babysitting. When we went to Punta Cana, I was obviously out of the country. and then last year, i was so excited to get notified again, but i got a second letter saying i didn’t need one.
Interestingly, while I have been invited four times, Jerry has never been invited! Hopefully someday I’ll get another call. if selected, happy to do so.
And here they are…three things I hope to witness (or experience) someday! Have any of you experienced any of these? Are they as awesome as I imagine?