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Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 | 1 comment

Ten Things I Want to Happen Before the End of the World

Inspired by today’s episode of the D-List on 540 ESPN Wisconsin.

If the Mayans are right, the world is about to end.  But if it has to end, here are ten things I want to happen before it does.  I realize that a lot of these items can’t possibly happen out of practicality because today is December 19 and the end is supposed to be on the 21st.  It’s my fantasy and I’m sticking with it. :-)


1. I want tickets to a Packer home game. I have been at Lambeau, inside Lambeau, walked through the tunnel and onto the actual “tundra” (although it wasn’t frozen), sat in the stands and froze my butt off at the victory party after Super Bowl XLV. I have yet to attend a game.   This must be fixed.

This is me, who ditched work that day, to attend the Return to Titletown celebration. In spite of all my layers, my butt still went numb. It was worth it.  My husband, who hates football, went with me. That was my Valentine’s Day present. The rest of you can keep your diamonds, your roses or your other stuff.  This was waaaaaay better. :-)  

2. I want people to learn how to respect each others differences and stop putting down, persecuting, discriminating, hating and generally being major asshats towards other people. I want everyone in the world to finally learn the meaning of the words “treat others the way you want others to treat you”.

3. I want to win the lottery, buy a house in the Black Hills, set up college funds for my two granddaughters, set up a trust for my son and his girlfriend, take a very long vacation, buy an RV and go motoring around the country.

4. The Milwaukee Brewers win a World Series

5. Wisconsin Badgers win a BCS title.

6. Become a published author of a novel.

7.  Invent the technology to teleport so I can go back and visit my family in Wisconsin whenever I want without having to spend all that money for gas and spend 8 hours in the car. The ride there isn’t so bad. It’s the ride back that gets tedious, especially when the only exciting things to see in southwestern Minnesota are the Jolly Green Giant statue in Blue Earth and the highway signs telling you how many more miles it is to Sioux Falls.

8. Meet all of the Green Bay Packers and just hang out with them.  While doing this, I would have a contest to see who has better hair me or Clay Matthews. (I think mine is longer and it’s red).

9. Move time and space so I can attend a Throw Back Weekend before the end happens.

10.  And not to end on a downer, I want an end to poverty, sickness and our other ills. I want people to start looking at things pro-actively instead of always reacting.

Kathy Kramer

Kathy Kramer has words in her head, so she writes them down. Kiki Dee had words in her head, but she only just said them. Kathy has other things in her head that aren’t so great, but that’s what the medication is for.

Kathy is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Plains Magazine and eFiction Magazine. Kathy is originally from Wisconsin but her mid-life crisis prompted her to move to South Dakota because she can’t be like other people and do normal mid-life crisis things like dress inappropriately for her age, get Botox or chase after younger men. No. Kathy has to be different.

When Kathy isn’t writing her author bio in the third person, she likes to make things, she likes to read books, and she likes to go outside. Kathy lives with her husband, whom she refers to in these pages as The Hubby or D.

Kathy also likes to hang out on Twitter a lot, especially during football games. Kathy is a Green Bay Packers fan and has been since she was born. She is also a contributor to NFL, as a writer about the Green Bay Packers.

1 Comment

  1. If there’s any way I can help with number 6, let me know. My first novel will be self-published soon.
    #2 may never happen, Kathy, but I keep holding out hope for both of us.