Monthly Archives: July 2011

Don’t you just love…

…out-of-town meetings on Saturday mornings?

Not complaining, mind. Well, actually I am. If it weren’t the Thriller’s birthday tomorrow (complete with preparations for the feasting and gifts), it would be easier to schlep it to the showers and the car for the 90-minute drive to Columbus.

But since it is his birthday tomorrow…ugh. Many thanks to Simone, who is coming over at 4:00 this afternoon to help with the baking and other make-readies. She is top-drawer!

Have a great Saturnday, fiends. Do something fun.


What on earth have you done?

OK, a little survey to start your Wednesday here. It’ll highlight how much indeed we can stuff into a life. From various blog sites, I present this list. I’ve bold-faced the things I have done. What about you?

I have:

1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/Disney World
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo

11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch
(self-taught guitar player)
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Climbed to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when I wasn’t ill
24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice (I wish I had! Too expensive for me back then)
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise (does Sun Coast count??)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors (UK & France)
35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught myself a new language 
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (visited, but didn’t climb)
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Received flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life (my son’s — he was choking)
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (VP Dan Quayle, Donald Trump, Tom Netherton!)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Ridden an elephant

My addition:

101. Stood on the rooftop observation deck of the World Trade Center South Tower

Fun — though I have much to do yet, apparently. How about you? You can copy and paste this list into your comment, then delete the ones you haven’t done, or you can use the tag <strong> at the beginning of an item and close it out with </strong> at the end to boldface your choices. Interesting list — and feel free to add other stuff to it so we can comment. :-)

Try something new

Everyone should, once in awhile.

I may be light years behind the times, but this morning, for the first time, I deposited a check in my checking account  using my iPad camera. No joke. I took this photo of the check:

…clicked a couple of confirmation buttons, et voilà. Money in bank. Now how cool is that? What’ll they think of next? Chase Bank, you sly dog.

Today will be a good day. I get to see the Js for an hour, then spend some time with two lovely young ladies from Slovenia who are visiting BFF Kay. Then back home and back to work on DT. At least the tap finale number has been chosen (“Anything Goes” from Anything Goes). Truthfully? I’m definitely not a Cole Porter fan. But the tempo’s right. One song down, 12 to go…