Thursday, August 24, 2006

How Boring am I?- not as bad as I thought

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said 'I love you' and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa-nope but I did walk up the stairs to the CN Tower, there are alot of stairs
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby's diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all (50 states) The provinces and territories
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
0. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your cd's
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror.
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Created and named your own constellation of stars
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an illness that you shouldn't have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone's heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone's mind about something you caredeeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream (every day)
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146: Dyed your hair
147: Been a DJ
148: Shaved your head
149: Caused a car accident
150: Saved someone's life

Friday, August 11, 2006

Pondering and Nuances

I was about to title this reflections on being 29. I have been 29 for an entire day now and I think I have found the Knack of it. Well I can achieve the state of being easy enough for another 365 days anyways. However having had a cup of coffee and a big slice of double frosting cake this morning I dare say I am to hyper for anything so indepth as "reflecting". What I can achieve on my stimulant induced speeding is at best a "Secrets about Me you never Knew, and possibly never wanted too".

  • I hate wearing sleeves which is a problem as I work in a clothing store and the dress code is that you must wear current season clothes from the store, this is not always a good thing as I don't like wearing primary colours so sometimes pickings are slim. This season there are some gorgeous greens and this warm spicy carrot colour and browns with hardly any ucky colours in site. Now if only they didn't make everything long sleeved ... **breaks out the generation t book**
  • I am much more crafty than my blog shows mainly because my camera sucks way too much battery power, but I am a very crafty person **goes and knits herself a mustache so she can twirl it**
  • I secretly am wishing there was a laundry faery so I wouldn't have to do it.
  • my sewing machine and I are back on speaking terms now that we have replaced all the bobbins.
  • my knitting machine and I still aren't are speaking terms
  • I am planning on crocheting 12 scarves and knitting 8 more for Christmas, in addition to making 4 pullovers and 2 cardigans, and a doll, and about 4 pairs of mousie mittens, 2 hats...and....(there's more but I think I need to lie down for a bit.) and I actually think I'll be able to get it done.
  • I still think about what I want to be when I grow up (audiologist or the like)
  • I make fun of peoples clothes although I usually restrict it to magazines or people who wear really bad bras or slim leg pants on people with any amount of hips.
  • I want to cross stitch something but I think I actually just want to shop for cross stitch stuff
  • shopping is my anti-depressant, which is a vicious circle everytime the mastercard bill comes in
  • I can't spell vicious without help and it still doesn't look right to me
  • I want to go to Montreal just so I can brush up my french
  • If I find a good yarn sale online I don't tell anyone until I have bought what I want for myself, then I'll tell anyone who will listen
Also as I realized I sounded like I was whining yesterday and I probably was, I just like to point out that I never considered myself someone who could deal with problems and stress and I was the last person anyone would want with them in a crisis but what the last 2 months have thought me is I honestly don't have to be. When I start going though a rough time I just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other because that's the only way to get out the otherside, isn't it?

Also Happy Belated Birthday Jo!! Hope yours had as much frosting as mine!!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me!

Well today it is My b-day. yeay. This year I get a cake. Apparenly to convince my parents to get me a cake I have to gIve up all forms of life to take care of them 24/7. Am a bad person to complain about the impossibly high bar they set just to recieved baked goods on the anniversary of my birth?

Mom is doing well right now the first chemo is under our communal belts and she isn't really feeling tired or anything. Dad is , um...well he's complaining less than usual. My surgury has been booked and there is now forward motion which is keeping me complacent. I'm heading back to work 15 hours a week until September. No manager would be a bad thing so am full-time until they get somone bossier than me. Or Mom's Birthday in the middle of October which ever comes first. It'll be nice to have a paycheck and be able to pay off some of the bills that are accumulating, I miss seeing them and talking to the girls all the time, I want money -did i mention that?- and really it's not a bad place to work at all. However it totally takes away my knitting time. I have an aran calf length skirt to finish before September. I mean how inconsiderate is that huh?

So the things I asked for a swift, a ball winder, huge list of books and yarn. I got a video i-pod. Dad understands electronics. I'm not complaining it's just really funny in it's predictableness. I got sock yarn from 2 of my friends (socks!!) however I left it at thier house so I won't see it again until SATURDAY (!) and am going to make Pompotamus out of it. And am going to my fave restaurant tomorrow. The YB asked if I wanted a party today, dudes this is the first birthday party I've had since the one at McDonalds, I always go out and see everyone but my freinds were always the individual sort.

So yeah today is my 29th b-day. Now id you'll excuse me I have to go pick up my own cake.