Thursday, November 18, 2010

50 Things Update......

About a week or two ago I posted that next year, to commemorate my 50th year on earth, I would like to do 50 new things. I also asked for your help, and some of you have given excellent suggestions. Some of you, **ahem ahem** like my sisters **ahem ahem** haven't suggested a gosh darn thing! Some of you said you would like to think about it and would get back to me later.

It's later.

Just kidding. We've got all the way to the end of the year.

Below is the unedited list so far. A few of these are excellent suggestions. One thing on the list I have already done twice: seeing a show on Broadway. I could always go again, though, and see a DIFFERENT show.

  • Attend a religious service of a religion other than your own.
  • Go to the Hmong new year festival (in a neighboring town).
  • Take pottery spinning lessons.
  • Paint or draw a portrait of Sexy Legs (that's from a former student, referring to Hubby).
  • Watch the movies that get the most "YOU'VE NEVER SEEN _______?!?!?!?!?!?" reactions (This list would be incredibly long, as I am the most movie-challenged person ever.)
  • Take photography classes.
  • Get a famous person's autograph.
  • Spend a whole weekend at a fancy spa.
  • Take a hot air balloon ride (Hubby and I have been on the wait list for a standby flight for about four years).
  • Visit a national park.
  • Learn another language.
  • Watch one foreign film a week for 50 weeks. (I don't even see American movies!)
  • Take a back road you have always been curious about.
  • Eat a type of food you've never eaten before such as Indian,  Vietnamese, Russian.
  • Meet a blogger you admire.
  • See the Prince of Persia.
  • Take Sweet Girl and yourself on a trip to Paris. (Guess who this one was from? You guessed it, and Sweet Girl had already BEEN to Paris. Sheesh.)
  • Finish the book you've been writing.
  • Try to get said book published.
  • Get a massage.
  • Learn to play that hammered dulcimer in your closet. At LEAST watch the instructional DVD that you ordered and is still in the plastic wrapper.
  • Take an art/painting/drawing class.
  • Take a yoga class.
  • Take a spinning class.
  • Take a water aerobics class.
  • Knit something.
The last 7 on the list are my own suggestions, so they will likely make the final cut.

Keep the suggestions coming! After I decide on the final 50, I will post them in a widget in the sidebar on my blog and update them as they are accomplished.

I love my readers!


Starry wonder said...

Whaat I can't want to go back and this time take you with me? And really see everything! =)

Maggie said...

I didn't see "Visit Maggie" on that list!

Here are more:
1- sing the national anthem at a sporting event (like a gymnastics meet?)

2- learn to juggle

3- read a Russian novel (in English)

4- Paint each toenail a different color, then wear flip-flops and see if anyone says anything.

5- learn to say the alphabet backwards. in Spanish.

6- Dance naked in the rain-- with Hubby. (his nekkied-ness could be optional)

7- Ride a mechanical bull

8- cook at home every night for one whole month (pick Feb. since it's the shortest! ha!)

And I'm still thinking...

Anonymous said...

Pottery spinning - is that like clay on a bike?!

KatyDid53 said...

Haven't you done ENOUGH?! I'm so envious of you and wish I had half your spunk and adventurous spirit!