Apart from my writing and professional aspirations, I find it difficult to get inspired these days. Smiling, excitement and stupid adventures (my bread and butter), yeah, sadly these seem to have all gone to the way side. I dunno, I just feel like my health (and being stuck in bed for so long now), it has crushed this part of my soul. It’s pretty shit.
Yet weirdly, I’m feeling super inspired by something at the moment, and honestly this has to be one of my dumbest ideas ever. But I find this hilarious. In fact, this is an idea that I had a few years ago when I was dreaming up things that I might put on an actual bucket list (if I was able-bodied), and this “bucket,” it has that impeccable balance of cheekiness and randomness that I like. It’s perfect.
Now, in the past when I was inspired to complete an item from my list, typically I’d run through a brick wall to make it happen. Only being disabled in the way that I am, this “stupidity” technically isn’t a mission that I can complete (as I’m not in a position to travel), so I haven’t really thought about it for a while.
Still, a few weeks back I was chatting to a mate (who is also big into these to-do lists), actually he’s helped me to achieve several dreams. Top bloke. Most notably though, he’s always helped out with my crazy marathon runs in some way or form. Far out, it really warms my heart thinking about those adventures. Anyhow, while we were chatting he asked if I wanted help with anything, and bloody hell the first thing that came to mind was that I hadn’t thought about my list in ages, let alone to try and achieve anything from it. Survival has been the thing on my mind.
Even so, pop, a few seconds later this “absurdity” came straight to front of mind. It was like a calling from God, haha. “Mark you slack fat bastard, you need more foolishness in your life, something to light you up, something to get the ball rolling again.” So, to my mate who ever so conveniently lives in Los Angeles, I mentioned it.
Yeah, so this mission that I dreamed up all these years ago, it was to draw my own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in chalk. Classic. Hm, where is it again, the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine? But Frank Sinatra, Arnold Schwarzenegger… Mark Miljons-Rostoks!! Um, who?? Haha, this is exactly how you get ya fifteen minutes of fame, which I absolutely love the inbuilt irony of all this, you can wash it off with a bucket of water in an instant. That’s my level of stardom.
Also, at least being in chalk it won’t get smashed up like Donald Trump’s. Dirtbag. Or, graffitied like Billy Conolly’s, which part of me loves the fact that he had serial rapist written on his. Freakin dirtbag. But my star, my egos telling me that it could be like the Blarney Stone 2.0… oh don’t worry. This was just dumb.
Nevertheless, this chalk star, a cool “dumb” mission hey!! Something a bit different but also something that I’d love to do. Anyhow, as it just so happens I was chatting to this same mate on FaceTime last night (doing my awkward I can’t talk yet here I am on the telephone thing, so yep I’ll listen) and this drawing the chalk star thing came up again. Geez I find it funny, it’s just so me. We both had a good laugh actually. And the coolest part, I think my mate is actually going to help me out here.
Ellen Degeneris, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law… Mark Miljons-Rostoks!! Um, who??
Honestly, it’s not only a classic mission (especially to be able to pull it off without somebody full cracking the shits) but gees what a funny photo this will make. Gotta tell him to use coloured chalks to make it all pretty, even to shade it in. No half measures around here. The ultimate celebrity hoodwink. Actually, I wonder if anyone has ever done this before? Ha, probably Matt Damon.
Anyhow, watch this space, it’ll be fun to see how it all unfolds 🙂 Yep, this is definitely bringing a smile to my face. Inspired.
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