Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
But life seems to have been busy lately. As much as I'd love to have seen more flicks, I haven't had a chance. Haven't even been to the theatre in ages! Oh, how I miss it...the smell of hot buttery popcorn...the big screen, the comfy seats...
I really need to go to a movie over the holidays.
But I realized - rather belatedly - that after I saw Disney's A Christmas Carol last week, that I should be adding it to my list! Sure, I've seen different versions of Charles Dickens' beloved Christmas classic over the years, but I'd never seen this particular adaptation yet.
Jim Carrey made a perfect animated Scrooge. The whole movie was wonderful. For my recap on the movie, you can click here.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
So last night was the night. And I started by hauling everything out of the floor of the closet first. Shoes. Old gift bags and wrapping paper. Murder Mystery crap. Canada Day Committee stuff. Old Karate equipment. Purses and wallets and shoe bags. When did I ever end up with so much STUFF?!?
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Has the 101 List novelty worn off? I hope not. There's still a lot of great stuff on that list I want to accomplish, and I don't want to just forget about it.
Plus, I need to uphold my status of "101 Cop" as a few of my kin have recently crowned me. ;)
First off, there is #99 - Direct a Murder Mystery that someone tells me is the best one ever. Honestly - and no offense to my wonderful cast this year, because they were truly wonderful! - I wasn't sure if this task was possible. Like, ever. Because last year's cast? They were pretty incredible. I wasn't sure it was possible to top them!
But you know what? It happens every year. Every year, they bring it. And every year, I hear someone say, "Pretty sure that was the best one ever..."
This year, it was my cousin Patti, who also MC'd the event. In her closing thank you's after the play was over, she made the comment that after every Murder Mystery event, she and Mae McCann have the same conversation, and Mae tells her that she doesn't think they'll ever be able to top the year before, but then they do. And according to Patti, this conversation happened yet again this year!
So while the exact words "best one ever" weren't actually used, I'm going to go ahead and cross this one off the list, thanks to Patti and to all the others who congratulated us on another successful Murder Mystery. The cast was, once again, amazing, and they had the crowd in stitches all night long.
Last year's was a tough act to follow, but I think we pulled it off!
I was also able to get another game in for #33 - Go to at least 3 Senators games per season last night, when Luke and I were at Scotiabank Place with the Edmonton Oilers in town.
We lost 4-1. It wasn't pretty. In fact, it was quite possibly the most boring game I've ever been to. And while the Oiler fans in attendance didn't out-number the Sens fans, they chanted loudly, and often drowned out our feeble "Go Sens Go" attempts. To be honest, by about half-way through the first period, I was growing weary of the chanting battle, and everytime they started up the "LET'S GO OILERS, LET'S GO!", I couldn't help but roll my eyes.
Later on in the game, and after the Oilers had taken the lead, it became downright annoying.
Also annoying? The twit behind me who called our beloved captain "that cherry-picking Alfredsson". Seriously. Wanted to turn around and slap her.
To cap off the evening of splendour?? Trying to get out of Parking Lot 5, which can only be described as an absolute clusterfuck (pardon my language). It was insane. We barely moved for half an hour. And we both agreed that we would never, ever park there again.
Was there an upside to the evening? Indeed. The yummy Pizza Hut supper that baby bro treated me to before the game. And the "Great Games in Senators History" segment on the jumbotron, which featured the Game 3 Stanley Cup Final match-up in Ottawa vs. the Anaheim Ducks, in which Ottawa won 5-3. Wade Redden not only got mentioned for setting up the winning goal, but he was also shown celebrating at the end of the game. It was bliss. Bittersweet bliss.
So here's a picture of Wade, just because I love him so much. And it's been so long since I've put up a picture of him. On any of my blogs.
Tonight, I tackle organizing my closet. If for no other reason than my Christmas wrapping paper is all in there somewhere, but I can't see it for the pile of clothes, gift bags, shoes, and hangers piled up!I'll let you know how that goes...
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
It was with her in mind that I put this as #65 on my list. Because ever since I loaned these dresses to someone two years ago, she's harped at me at least once a month to get them back.
And that in itself is kind of hilarious.
Yes, these dresses aren't just "any" dresses. One of them was the dress I wore to my graduation over ten years ago. I recall it well. It was black velvety material with sequins on top, and we bought it a Laura warehouse sale for about $50. When my sister graduated 6 years before me, she wore a $400 dress from Melanie Lynn. More evidence that I'm the black sheep of the family. Or just too big to fit in beautiful, expensive dresses...
I got a bad, blistery sunburn a few days before grad, and I spent much of the day telling people I looked like a sunburnt killer whale. (My self-confidence is astounding, isn't it?)
The second was my bridesmaid dress from my sister's wedding, over eight years ago. I have much happier memories of that dress. A beautiful summer day, a wonderful occasion to celebrate, and dancing all night long in the eggplant-coloured gown. It was a little too long come party time, when I kicked off the heels and opted for flip-flops for the dancefloor, so I spent half the time yanking my dress up so my bra wouldn't show. When my cousin Jim stepped on the hem while we were dancing, one of the straps snapped. I have fond memories of giggling with some of my sister's friends in the ladies room while they pinned me back together, and thanked God my mom had the vision to put saftey pins and sewing kits in the little bathroom courtesy basket.
So yes, these dresses weren't just any old dresses. They definitely had sentimental value. That's why my mom didn't want me to leave them in someone else's basement, to grow old and dusty and eventually be forgotten.
Ironically enough, my mom throws out almost everything. She's not into pack-ratting. Or keeping momentos. Or hanging on to things of sentimental value. I think I heard her last week threatening to throw out my baby book because she needs more room on the shelf of her closet. (I'm kidding, I'm kidding...)
But for some reason, it was extremely important in her eyes for me to get these dresses back.
I, on the other hand, didn't really care, and felt sort of silly asking for them back, when I figured I'd never have any reason to wear them again. I mean, especially now. They're old.
However, this week, I realized I did have a reason. The Murder Mystery is this weekend. And it's a formal birthday party theme. As one of the directors, I really should dress up for it, since we encourage other attendees to come dressed up. I only own a few formal dresses, and the ones hanging in my closet right now definitely won't fit. So my only other choice was to hunt down these old dresses and try them on!
Picked 'em up last night. Safely back in my possession. Pretty sure I won't be wearing either of them.
But at least my mom can sleep at night again.
#65 - Get back the dresses I loaned to someone a long time ago... CHECK!!
PS - I've spent much of this blog trying to figure out if I loaned the dresses or lent them. I was already corrected on this once before in my life (in an entirely embarassing fashion, but that's another story for another day), but I can't for the life of me remember which way is grammatically correct, and my (brief) Google research didn't help much. I think lent is the proper term, but it sounds weird. And reminds me of Easter. Loaned it is!!
Friday, November 12, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Why be nervous about it, especially since it wasn't my first time? I had a reading done about a year and a half ago, and it wasn't anything overly startling or alarming. The woman who did it was pretty bang-on when she told me things about myself, but aside from her referring to my grandmother in the past tense (as though she had already passed), it wasn't an unsettling experience. (And Grandma's 95 and still kickin' so obviously that meant nothing!)
When my friend Stacy and I decided to co-host an Escape @ Home Day at my place, I immediately signed up for a psychic reading, and almost instantly regretted it. In fact, I tried to give the damn thing away. The psychic service filled up quickly, and we had a waiting list going for awhile until we knew how many appointments they could fit in one day. I kept telling Stace, "Well, I'll give mine up, don't worry, someone else can take my spot."
As it turned out, the psychic was able to take everyone who had asked for a reading, including everyone on the waiting list, and including me.
I had stressed about it for the past month or so, worrying about what she might - or might not - tell me. And I think I was also a little worried about whether or not I would hear anything about my cousins who passed away this summer.
I went into the reading feeling very agitated, knots in my stomach, nervous, and unsure why I felt this way. While I usually find psychic readings fun, interesting, and something to take with a grain of salt, I couldn't muster up much excitement for this one. In fact, I was dreading it.
Without going in to great detail, let's just say it was an emotional yet strangely comforting experience. The woman who gave the reading was very accurate - in fact, it was a little scary how accurate she was. And she was able to connect with the other side for me, which was truly amazing.
At the end of it, I was glad I had it done.
But I don't think I'll be signing up for any more anytime soon! ;)
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
I hope to get to many more than that - I just love being at Scotiabank Place supporting my team! - but 3 per season is my minimum goal.
Last night was my first game of the 2010-2011 season. Chris bought a 12-game pack for the year, and he offered to sell Luke and I tickets to three of those games. The first one on tap was last night's tilt against the Florida Panthers. Luke already had tickets to the game, so I had a spare ticket, and I invited Sarah to come along with me, knowing she's also a Sens fan!
The seats were great- second row of the third level, in the corner of the Sens' end. I was so relieved to get there. I'd been having a crummy couple of days, just feeling down and in a rut, and honestly, my hopes weren't high for my team.
The Sens have struggled in the early going of this season, and on top of that, I very rarely get to see a Sens win live. It's amazing how few wins I've seen over the years, in the many, many games I've been privileged to attend. I've been trying to think of when I last attended a Sens win at SBP, and I think it was the time they beat Montreal when I went with my uncle and cousins, and I met Wade Redden's brother, who was sitting behind us. So we're going back to 2008!
My family thinks I'm a jinx when I attend games, so I had them all well warned, especially with my recent crappy luck, not to expect big things from the boys in red, black & gold last night.
I was pleasantly surprised :) A nice 5-3 win, with some awesome goals from the likes of our captain Daniel Alfredsson (PRAISE ALFIE!!), Mike Fisher, Alex Kovalev, Milan Michalek, and Zack Smith. They actually led the Panthers 5-1 mid-way through the third, but Florida potted two late in the game to make the final score seem closer than it really was.
The Sens played very well, and for the first time this season, they were able to string together back-to-back wins. The panic is slowly subsiding...And things are finally starting to look up for this team.
A great night at SBP, and Game 1 for #33...Check!!
Monday, October 25, 2010
The Ghost and Gallows tour focuses mainly on the murder of Darcy McGee, and the hanging of his accused murderer Patrick Whelan. Whelan was convicted and hanged for the murder, but apparently it was on very shaky grounds, and it is rumored that he still haunts the old jail, unable to rest after being wrongfully accused and executed.
Our guide, a lively, theatrical girl named Katelyn, told us many creepy ghost stories while we spent the bigger part of the tour in the old jail downtown (near the NAC), which is now a hostel. The upper floors, however, are still open for tours to show what the jail was like back before, when it was home to some of the areas biggest, most violent criminals. According to our guide, it is believed to be the most haunted building in North America. She toured us through an original block of cells, the solitary confinement cells, Death Row, and the gallows, before taking us out into the courtyard.
I have to admit, I just had a bad vibe being in the jail, and I was glad when it was over. To add to our experience, while on Death Row, our guide's story was interrupted by a loud bang coming from one of the cells. (Of course, it was the one I was standing RIGHT beside...I don't know if I've ever jumped and screamed so loud in my life. Half of our group seemed to think the noise was authentic, while the other half believed it to be staged...I'm still not sure what to think...)
Overall, it was an awesome way to spend a Friday night with friends, hear a few creepy stories, and learn some local history! The best part? When we walked out into the courtyard, we discovered it was snowing...and I loooove snow! It did get a few laughs, too, when our guide deadpanned, "Pretty bad when the scariest part of the tour is the snow..."
#68 - Drink a Guinness - Someone tell me why I ever thought it was clever to put this on my list?? I hate beer, so why did I think it would be fun to test out a Guinness, an infamously thick, dark, foamy, strong beer? Ewwwwww....
I decided while at Darcy McGee's Irish Pub Friday night with Guinness posters hanging everywhere that it was a good time to get it done. And I forgot to specify that I wanted a small one, so they brought me the regular (BIG) sized beer...blech. But I drank it, just so I could cross it off. And honestly, it wasn't nearly as bad as I initially thought it would be. Steph called it strong horse piss, but I didn't think it was that bad.
But will I be ordering another one? Uh...no.
The empty glass...to prove I drank it!
Much happier with my rum & Diet Coke!#75 - Dye my hair a dark colour - Saturday morning, I went to my hairdresser Lisa and confessed to her that I was ready for a change and wanted to dye my hair a darker colour. She was shocked! I've loved my blonde highlights for about three years now (they magically transform my natural mousy-brown hair), and never wanted to go dark. Last winter, Lisa convinced me to put in some lowlights for the winter months, and I couldn't wait to get the blonde back in come springtime.
But I really was ready for a change, and told Lisa I liked the colour of her (new) darker hair, so we went with that. I think she told me the exact name of it is "Dark Chocolate Blonde", so I'm still a blonde at heart! haha!
Please ignore my haggard face...I had a terrible headache on Saturday!
This is about as dark as I'll ever go, and it will probably go back to blonde before I leave for Cuba in January. But for now...I'm loving it!!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
How depressing...Kind of off to a slow start, eh?
But there are things on the list I am working on, so on the original list (which you can go to by clicking on the link under the Pages section to the right of your screen), I have marked them as "in progress".
#6 - Make Danica's scrapbook. This had to be one I tackled quickly, since the child will be turning two in a few short months, and it's important I document her first year before it's so long ago that I don't remember it. When I made Caden's scrapbook, I worked on it throughout his first year and had it to present to him (and Kara & Chris) at Christmas that year, two months after his first birthday. So I'm already behind the 8-ball with poor Dan. Not for much longer, though. I've already sorted through my photos to find all my Danica pictures, and I'm going to buy Baby Girl scrapbook supplies on Saturday. In progress.
#9 - Lose 20 lbs. Isn't this one always "in progress"? Ugh. About 6 years ago now, I dropped 70 lbs. in a year and a half. Since then, I've been steadily putting it back on. Up and down, total yo-yo-ing. Lose a bit, put 'er back on. But I'm on the right track. I've been cooking my own (somewhat healthier) meals rather than buying pre-packaged frozen crap, I've been attempting to buy more organic and healthy foods, and I've almost broken the chip-and-dip cycle. (You know, you buy a bag of chips and a container of dip...but then the dip runs out and you buy more. Then the chips run out and you have to buy more...and then the dip runs out again...and so on and so on, almost every night...so relieved that I've pretty much broken it!) Now if I could just get back to exercising a little more regularly...In progress!
#11 - Write a novel (at least a rough draft). I've always loved writing. And I wrote a so-called "novel" the year I dropped out of university. I decided that year to live my dream of becoming a world-famous author. Who needs school? Who needs a real job? Ha! I read that hand-written pile of crap now and laugh at myself for being so silly. It's ridiculous. And at a creative writing workshop I attended in high school, I remember one of the guest-speaking authors telling us that all writers need a day job. Hardly anybody writes a best-seller right off the bat. Point taken. So I've got all these storylines and characters swirling around in my head, and I've started writing ideas down in the hopes of getting something started soon. In progress.
#38 - Organize photos. Danica's scrapbook has helped in this endeavour. I've labelled all my packages of developed photos and put them in chronological order. Next step: getting all the pics off my memory cards and computer developed. I made a good stab at it on Saturday by developing everything from last fall, right up to Christmas Eve. But I can't afford to get everything done in one shot, obvs. In progress!
#83 - Acquire a taste for red wine. The thoughts of it causes me to make my "wine face". It ain't pretty. At Jared & Holly's wedding, I got so stinkin' drunk on wine (both white and red...and once I think I mixed the two to make "pink" wine) that the thoughts of it now makes my skin crawl. I can handle the white now (in very small doses), but red still gives me the heebie-jeebies. So last Thursday night I had a few glasses of strawberry Wild Vines with Brenda and Sarah. I know it's not officially "red wine" - I think technically it's zinfandel - but it's a step in the right direction. In progress...
So while there isn't a whole lot of action going on with my 101 List, two more friends have started 101 Blogs since I started mine! Check out my cousin Kayla's and my friend Mandy's. Both pretty cool lists!
Thursday, September 30, 2010
By no means do I think I'm going to accomplish something from the list every day, but it seemed so anti-climatic to just post my list and then not attempt to do something to kick things off. And I didn't want it to just be something super-easy either, like buying a lottery ticket. I wanted it to be something with a little more significance.
There was one item on my list that jumped out at me as being something fun that would take a little thought & effort, and that was #26 - creating an iTunes playlist of my 101 favourite songs. Quiet, dreary day at the office on Day 1? Perfect opportunity!
Let me tell you this: For a kid who has over 3500 songs in her iTunes library (that's over 9 days' worth of music, folks) - it was a lot harder than I thought it would be! Even more difficult than compiling my 101 List.
I started by going through the entire list and transferring songs that I considered favourites into the 101 playlist I had created. After working at it on-and-off for a few hours, I finally came to the end.
And I had over 300 songs selected. Apparently I have a lot of "favourites". Whoops!
Another few hours of trimming and down-sizing, weighing certain songs against others, attempting to create a good mix, trying to evaluate their meanings to me and their importance in my life...I finally made the last deletions and finalized the list. I've had second thoughts about some of them and wondered if I made some wrong decisions, but for someone who loves music as much as I do, there really can't be a wrong answer, right?
So here it is. And in no particular order. (I found it hard enough to pick just 101, there's no way I could start deciding what was #1!)
- I Wanna Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
- I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
- When U Love Someone - Kid Rock
- Love You Til The End - The Pogues
- Wheat Kings - The Tragically Hip
- Hang - Matchbox Twenty
- Desperately Wanting - Better Than Ezra
- Try - Blue Rodeo
- Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
- Me & Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
- Picture - Kid Rock ft. Sheryl Crow
- Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
- The Boys of Summer - Don Henley
- Fix You - Coldplay
- Your Winter - Sister Hazel
- Last Kiss - Pearl Jam
- Free Fallin' - Tom Petty
- Into the Mystic - Colin James
- Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
- The Reason - Hoobastank
- I Hope You Dance - LeAnn Womack
- The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
- You Are Not Alone - Patty Griffin
- Here's to the Night - Eve 6
- Drops of Jupiter - Train
- Sandy - John Travolta as Danny Zuko in Grease
- These Are The Days - Van Morrison
- All For Love - Serena Ryder
- What's Going On - 4 Non-Blondes
- Such a Shame - The Dustin Bentall Outfit
- The House That Built Me - Miranda Lambert
- Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
- Long May You Run - Neil Young
- Go Rest High on that Mountain - Vince Gill
- Stuck Like Glue - Sugarland
- Better Man - Pearl Jam
- Sing Me Back Home - Merle Haggard
- Boom Boom Pow - The Black Eyed Peas
- Fire & Rain - James Taylor
- My Best Friend's Girl - The Cars
- Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum
- You Are my Sunshine - Ray Charles
- Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
- My Wish - Rascal Flatts
- Gotta Be Somebody - Nickelback
- I Told You So - Randy Travis
- Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
- Live Like You Were Dying - Tim McGraw
- Wonderwall - Oasis
- Delta Dawn - Tanya Tucker
- Song 2 - Blur
- She Talks to Angels - The Black Crowes
- That's The Way Love Goes - Merle Haggard & Jewel
- Thunderstruck - AC/DC
- Old School - Hedley
- If I Had a $1,000,000 - Barenaked Ladies
- Patience - Guns 'N Roses
- Lean on Me - Bill Withers
- Santa Monica - Everclear
- Fiddlers Green - The Tragically Hip
- I Wanna Love Somebody Like You - Keith Urban
- All I Want is You - U2
- Collide - Howie Day
- I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi
- Down on the Corner - CCR
- Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
- The Great Pretender - The Platters
- Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
- Like a Prayer - Madonna
- Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison
- Mr. Jones - Counting Crows
- All These Things That I Have Done - The Killers
- Two Steps Behind - Def Leppard
- There You Go - Johnny Cash
- Missing You - John Waite
- Sweet Caroline -Neil Diamond
- Green, Green Grass Of Home - Elvis Presley
- American Pie - Don McLean
- Forever & Ever, Amen - Randy Travis
- The River - Garth Brooks
- The Way You Look Tonight - Tony Bennett
- Old Time Rock 'N Roll - Bob Seger
- Lucky Man - The Verve
- Love Lifted Me - Kenny Rogers
- Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley
- To Be With You - Mr. Big
- Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
- Don't Stop Believing - Journey
- Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
- I Love Rock 'N Roll - Joan Jett
- Banditos - The Refreshments
- Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
- I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany
- I'll Be - Edwin McCain
- Lost Together - Blue Rodeo
- Here For A Good Time - Trooper
- I Will Remember You - Sarah McLachlan
- Lose Yourself - Eminem
- Jesse's Girl - Rick Springfield
- Bring It On Home To Me - Sam Cooke
- Have a Little Faith in Me - Joe Cocker
I know I've left some out...and I'm feeling sorry for the ones that didn't make the cut. I suppose this list could change 1000 times in the next 1000 days, but today, it stands as is.
Feels great to stroke that first item off the list! :)
Scheduled to finish: June 28, 2013
1. Eat egg rolls from the Golden Palace
2. Make a dinner from scratch for my friends
3. Learn to knit a dish cloth or scarf
4. Take a trip down South
5. Cook a turkey
6. Make a scrapbook for Danica
7. Write a song and play it on my guitar
8. Host a poker tournament party at my home
9. Lose 20 lbs.
10. Get another fish for my tank
11. Write a novel (at least a rough draft)
12. Have a girls night/sleepover
13. Dabble my toes in the ocean
14. Organize a Schock cousin dinner out
15. Go for a ride on a snowmobile
16. Make spider-dogs over a bonfire
17. Go one whole week without logging on to Facebook
18. Plan a “girls day” with my mom & sister
19. Read 10 books in one year
20. Complete a song on Hard on Guitar Hero
21. Try a food I’ve never tasted before
22. Pull an all-nighter
23. Sing a song on-stage at Gavan’s
24. Organize a Young cousin dinner out
25. Make a dinner from scratch for my family
26. Make an iTunes playlist of my 101 favourite songs
27. Go to a drive-in movie
28. Visit my relatives in TO
29. Have a sliding party
30. Watch 26 movies I’ve never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet
31. Take my first plane ride
32. Make a Gingerbread House with Caden and Danica
33. Attend at least 3 Senators games per season
34. Go for a minimum half-hour walk each day for a month
35. Go to a real Spa
36. Spend a day baking with my mom
37. Do something significant (to be determined) in memory of Jeff and Troy
38. Organize my photos
39. Attend a midnight movie premiere
40. Up my PAR (pre-authorized remittance) givings at church by $5/month
41. Wash my own car at least once
42. Spend a day at the beach
43. Take a road trip
44. Make something from every section of my Betty Crocker cookbook
45. Get a DVD player for my room
46. Take a train somewhere
47. Organize my closet in a way that it STAYS organized & doesn’t go back to mayhem a week later
48. Go one whole week at work without complaining
49. Paint a picture
50. Walk for a cause
51. Go to a museum
52. Buy myself a lottery ticket
53. Go for a boat ride
54. Don’t hit snooze for one whole week
55. Go a whole day of speaking (or attempting to speak) French
56. Plan my dream trip to Ireland
57. Go up the CN Tower
58. Buy my own (artificial) Christmas Tree
59. Go to the local trout farm and actually CATCH a fish
60. Bake a birthday cake for someone
61. Go Zip-lining
62. Get a tattoo
63. Go on a Haunted Walk
64. Give blood
65. Get back the 2 dresses that I loaned to someone a long time ago
66. Build a snowman
67. Complete a 1000-piece puzzle
68. Drink a Guiness
69. Donate to a food bank
70. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
71. Go camping
72. Watch a classic movie I’ve never seen before
73. Read Wuthering Heights
74. Carve my name in a tree
75. Dye my hair a dark colour
76. Organize my recipe collection
77. Spend an entire dreary day watching movies
78. Pay off at least half of my line of credit
79. Get an updated photo taken with my family
80. Fall in love
81. Buy a new-to-me car
82. Go to an Imax movie
83. Acquire a taste for red wine
84. Go a whole week without swearing
85. Spend a day with my grandma touring her stomping grounds
86. Be on the Christmas House Tour
87. Go for a hike in the Gatineau Park
88. Buy a laptop
89. Write a blog entry for Jill’s World or Jill’s 101 Adventure every weekday for a whole month
90. Carve a pumpkin for Halloween
91. Go to High Falls
92. Order something wacky off the menu at The Works
93. Plant my yellow rose bush outside
94. Spend a day being a “tourist” in Ottawa – on the Market, Parliament Hill, etc.
95. Drive on the Queensway
96. Get a psychic reading
97. Rake leaves and put them in big pumpkin bags for Halloween
98. Wear a bathing suit in public without putting shorts on over it
99. Direct a Murder Mystery that someone tells me is “the best one ever”
100. Come in 2nd in the Car Rally
101. Donate $5 to charity for each task I don’t complete
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
After being inspired by reading Lists of 101 Things To Do in 1001 Days that my friends have created (and have devoted blogs to), I have decided to create my own list, as well as this Blog to keep track of it.
I've spent quite a bit of time today compiling my list, with the help of the Day Zero website and reading the lists of people I know. Up until today, I had never been compelled to do so. But suddenly, the urge hit me. The thought of creating a list of goals and things I've always wanted to do, both big and small, was suddenly exciting, and I couldn't wait to get started.
I intend on tweaking my list tonight, and tomorrow I will publish it here on my Day 1. In the following 1001 days, I will blog about my tasks as they are completed, and hopefully provide some pictures as well.
Come along for the ride! It should be an interesting one!