Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
THE 99 THINGS MEME
Things you’ve already done: bold
Things you want to do: italicize
Things you haven’t done and don’t want to - leave in plain font
1. Started your own blog.
2. Slept under the stars.
3. Played in a band.
4. Visited Hawaii.
5. Watched a meteor shower.
6. Given more than you can afford to charity.
7. Been to Disneyland/world.
8. Climbed a mountain.
9. Held a praying mantis.
10. Sang a solo. *only in the car!
11. Bungee jumped.
12. Visited Paris.
13. Watched a lightning stormat sea.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch.
15. Adopted a child.
16. Had food poisoning.
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty.
18. Grown your own vegetables.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France.
20. Slept on an overnight train.
21. Had a pillow fight.
22. Hitch hiked.
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill.
24. Built a snow fort.
25. Held a lamb.
26. Gone skinny dipping.
27. Run a marathon.
28. Ridden a gondola in Venice.
29. Seen a total eclipse.
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset.
31. Hit a home run.
32. Been on a cruise.
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person.
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors.*Starr, Mississippi is as far as I got :)
35. Seen an Amish community.
36. Taught yourself 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 in person.
41. Sung Karaoke. *Ha.
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt.
43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant.
44. Visited Africa.
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight.
46. Been transported in an ambulance.
47. Had your 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.
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. Gotten flowers for no reason.
64. Donated blood.
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 Guard 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 your 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.
90. Sat on a jury.
91. Met someone famous.
92. Joined a book club.
93. Lost a loved one.
94. Had a baby.
95. Seen the Alamo in person.
96. Swum in the Great Salt Lake.
97. Been involved in a law suit.
98. Owned a cell phone.
99. Been stung by a bee.
Wow, that is a wide-ranging list of stuff!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Eagle vs Shark
Under the Tuscan Sun
Children of Men
Midnight Meat Train
The Electric Michelangelo
The Canterbury Tales (new translation by Burton Raffel)
The Walking Dead: Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, (I don’t know if there is a Book 4 yet)
Proust Was a Neuroscientist
The Book of Lost Things
Throne of Jade
Black Powder War
Empire of Ivory
Victory of Eagles
Diamond Anniversary Edition Scrabble
Charles Wysocki jigsaw puzzle
A deck of regular playing cards
Of course, I always allow that a hug and a kiss will always be the perfect gift, but if you are in a buying mood then you now have some leads!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
"To provide nearly everyone on the planet with a liquid crystal display is utopian. Are we not, therefore, in the process of creating a new elite, of drawing a new line to divide the world between those who have access to communication and knowledge, and those who are left out? . . . [The book] is practical, easy to handle, economical. It does not require any particular technological prowess, and keeps well in any climate."--J.M.G. Le Clézio. The Guardian observed that Le Clézio, in his Nobel Lecture, "looked to the wider world . . . warning of the dangers of information poverty and calling for publishers to increase their efforts to put books in the hands of people around the world."
That is all.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Last Wednesday I began to feel bad around 11am and it just went downhill from there. I was SiCk Wed night, all day Thurs (I missed Thanksgiving and spent it huddled in the recliner, shivering) and Fri (I went to the dr. and got meds). Sat was a better day and I went to K’s Crafturday. She rented a room in her local community center and about 7 or 8 women (me included) showed up and crafted. There was quilting, sewing, cross stitching and scrapbooking going on from 9-3. I managed pretty well but was very glad to get back to the house, the recliner and the blanket. After a nap, I went to meet E at the movies for my second viewing of Twilight. I am nearly out of the vortex, only about 100-150 more pages to go in Breaking Dawn, then E and I are going to have to have a lunch discussion.
This week has been SO much better than last week and hey, I lost 8 pounds last week! At least there’s a bright side to not attending a Thanksgiving festivity
I have a busy schedule over the course of the next few days so I’ll do my best to get back in here and let you in on the fun!