Like Mr. Wheeler's charter school students, just about everyone has at least one dream. When I was in fifth grade, it was to become a child star like Drew Barrymore, or (wait for it) Corey Haim -- and since then, I've accrued a lot more personal goals (outside of being featured on an E! True Hollywood Story). I've even attained one or two, which is truly an indescribable feeling.
Elvis Costello said that "writing about music is like dancing about architecture," and in my opinion, talking about your dreams falls into the same category. That seems to be The Buried Life guys' point-of-view as well. Life is short, so let's get going. If you want to dress up like Oompa-Loompas and break into the Playboy mansion, so be it. If you want to audition for a Broadway play or learn how to speak Svengali, stop wasting time and start taking action. Nothing is impossible -- Duncan, Ben, Jonnie and Dave intend to show you that in the next seven weeks.
Getting off your ass and chasing something seemingly intangible can be overwhelming, so tell ya what: I'll go first. One of the items on my list of things to do before I die is to see a Zebra in the wild. (What? Zoos are depressing!) Instead of working any longer at my desk on a national holiday, I'm gonna shut down, go to the bookstore and start mapping out a trip to Africa. I'm totally doing it.
You're next. What do you want to do before you die?
(TMI FYI: Another item on my list is to make out with one of The Buried Life guys, but I'm told by HR that I need to wait 'til the season's over.)