Posted in Requires Travel

#1137 Wear a lei

Found a photo taken after a trip to Hawaii in 1987, where my sister and I are wearing lei’s. No interesting story to it. Cannot remember if some friends that moved to Hawaii gave us these or we bought them.

Wanted to include this postcard photo that we posed and paid with birds. It was a fun touristy thing to do.

Have you been lei’d? Any interesting story to it?

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Posted in Festivals/Special Events, Generic Ones, Home Town, Learning Lessons/Research Discoveries, On This Day, State of Mind, Super Duper Easy

#1042 – Thank a Veteran

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”(click here to read more on the history about Veteran’s Day)

I marked this item off the list last year, but I feel like it should have it’s own post stating that I do thank veteran’s from all the military branches that protect and defend the country I live in from harm. I would also like to extend thanks to all those that put their life on the line (police, firefighters, …..) This is one item we should definitely repeat, each and every day as well as really acknowledging it on the official holidays.

I’m including photos of those veterans in my family from the civil war to World War II.

Posted in Generic Ones, Super Duper Easy

#1103 Wear Two Different Shoes

I am willing to bet we have all done this by accident.  Easy enough to do when one is in a hurry and grab a pair of shoes without checking that they match.  To check this off the list, I purposely wore 2 black shoes that were similar, but different.  Only wore them for a quarter of the day but it counts.

Have you done this by accident or on purpose? Similar or completely different types/colors?

Posted in Festivals/Special Events, It's Artistic/Creative, Super Duper Easy

#1102 Take silly pictures in a photo booth

I can’t seem to take silly pictures. Other people make silly faces, or poses and they turn out. I was at an event with a bunch of friends and we were taking a group photo. the photographer took a couple of photos and then told us to “act goofy” the others made kissing faces or posed in a funny way, what do I do? I threw my hands up in the air and tilted my head. He waited a while to take the shot and by the time he did, I had put my hands down. So, I ended up not “acting goofy”. He then berated my idea and told me I needed to have a couple of drinks and then come back.

Seems like having photo booths and props are a new trend, they are at a lot of events I go to. Or maybe it’s just the type of event I go to that makes sense having a photo booth there.

Have you had fun with photo booths?

Posted in Generic Ones, Super Duper Easy

#1037 – Wear A Wig

wigI came across a photo of me as a kid wearing a wig. They must have been from my parents collection. Pretty funny to see and great to use to check off this item. I have a more recent photo wearing a wig for a themed party somewhere. I’ll have to add it here later.

Have you worn a wig? Did it make you look really different? Or was it a crazy looking one?

Posted in Drinks Galore, Super Duper Easy

#1225 – Have a V-8

I used to drink V-8 as a kid ALL THE TIME. Then got sick of it and couldn’t stand drinking it anymore. Recently I’ve been drinking it again, and back to enjoying it. Now, V-8 has also created fusion drinks with fruit added. Will try one of those some point.

I also want to try juicing my own V-8 some time. But at least I can check this off my list of things to do.

I always think of those old V-8 commercials when people are walking around sideways until they have a drink.

Posted in Generic Ones, Super Duper Easy

#26 Give your best friend a nickname only you can use

shavingI grew up swimming competitively year-round and we all had quite a few nicknames. I can recall one night at practice when we were doing a kicking set (in case it’s not clear, that’s using a kick board and kicking down and back in a swimming pool for a determine length of time) If it was possible, we would pair up to kick side by side and use the time to chat.

Now, I don’t remember what started the conversation, but we got going on saying nicknames that only each of us could use AND it had to do with food. I became Banana, and my two other friends were Cheesecake and Rye-Bread. It was immensely funny at the time. Actually, it still is.

Do you have nicknames that make others wonder at your sanity?

Posted in Requires Travel

#22 Become Familiar With The Façade of Notre Dame de Paris

Before my college semester abroad studies began, we had the opportunity to go to a few other countries. (year 1998) One of the stops was Paris, France. I got to see several “things to see” while there. One of them being Notre Dame.Notre Dame Paris 1Unfortunately while I was there, they were working on the front of the cathedral.Notre Dame Paris 2I was able to walk in and take in the magnificence and feel of it all. There are plenty of times, I’ve walked into these old churches and just let it soak in. There really if a different feel to them then newer churches. I tend not to take many photos because it is more about the moment at that time then pretty settings. At the same time, how can you not take a photo? The craftsmanship and grandeur is something one won’t see again, unless you live there and go to the church for service.Notre Dame Paris 3Super glad that I got to see Notre Dame in person, and hopefully I can make it back to see the restored front. Also, need to finish reading that Victor Hugo novel someday.

Do you feel that difference in old churches?

Posted in Bon Appetite, Generic Ones, Super Duper Easy

#19 Eat only the green M&M’s

I recently opened a bag of peanut m&m’s thinking I could cross this off. There was only 1 green one in the regular snack sized bag. I could have eaten that one and call it good but JUST 1? I was thinking I was going to have to get a big bag because there are not many green m&m’s each bag.

I was browsing Target around Christmas and saw they had the Christmas themed candies out. They would have to have some that had more then your average number of green ones in a bag. They had them. Then I went by the regular candy aisle to get Raisinets for another “bucket” list item. I took a glance at the m&m’s there and my feet stopped in their tracks. There was a bag that was JUST GREEN m&m’s. It was like the m&m gods heard my prayer and knew I had this item to cross off. This way I wasn’t going to waste any of the other colored m&m’s. I was super happy, and felt like dancing. Luckily I resisted because I am sure people would not understand.

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Cheers to the GREEN m&m’s!

Do you have a favorite m&m color? 

Posted in Generic Ones

#16 Discover the Roots of Your First Name

I wonder if this means to find out the origins of the name itself, or the reason your parents gave you that name? I guess both answers would be fun to figure out.

The origins and meaning of the name “Michelle”:
1. It’s the the feminine form of Michel
2. It’s French
3. It’s also Hebrew and means “Who is God?”

I can’t remember why my parents chose to name me Michele, especially without the double “L”s commonly in the name. I’ll have to ask again sometime.

Posted in Monthly Checklists

Monthly List: December 2015

1235 Approach each New Year with unchecked enthusiasm
1249 Be hypnotized
1243 Be old enough to get a birthday greeting from the President and Willard Scott
1241 Camp out in the snow
1246 Cop a plea
1232 Dissolve into chaos
1252 Get backstage
1244 Get Donald Trump to autograph this book
1236 Hang ten
1248 Have an out-of-body experience
1251 Hit a home run over the Green Monster in Fenway Park
1242 Hold up an attention-getting sign outside the “Today Show” window
1245 Hop on board a train to who knows where
1237 Learn at least three palindromes
1250 Let someone else win
1260 Master singing scales
1257 Outfox Letterman
1258 Perform a same-sex wedding ceremony
1231 Put your affairs in order
1233 Revel in foofaraw
1259 Scale a fish
1240 See a bighorn sheep at Estes Park in Colorado
1253 Shear a sheep
1255 Spend the day observing an emergency room
1256 Spend the day with a cop on his beat
1254 Spend the day with a fireman
1238 Spot oxymorons
1247 Top someone’s best line
1239 Track a whitetail deer through the woods
1234 Use “higgledy-piggledy” in everyday conversation

Every month I am taking 30 items from the 2001 Things to Do book and creating a short checklist. I am using this as inspiration to work on crossing things off the list, maybe not particularly from that month, but overall to do something different. This is not necessarily a “bucket list”; it is a goal that by doing something new (or doing something I’ve done before but hadn’t documented it with photos or journaling) I will keep from feeling in a rut. I will be able to look back at the little, big, sad, happy, joyful, or heart thumping moments and feel my life has value.

One of my favorite quotes is:

“A good life is a collection of happy moments” by Dennis Waitley

This is a reminder to myself of why I have this blog. I’m working through posting all the items from the book and beyond, to keep in mind to do something. To get out there for experiences and adventures.

I’d love to hear if you have done any of these. Or if you have other ideas to try.

Posted in Monthly Checklists

Monthly List: November 2015

1228 Ace your opponent
1210 Bake Shrinky Dinks
1212 Become a Little Rascals expert
1208 Blend your herbal teas
1230 Call heads and tails
1223 Convince your partner to go back to school
1205 Cornrow your Westie
1213 Cry Copiously
1211 Design and paint stained-glass ornaments
1224 Enlighten racists, anti-Semites, and homophobes
1219 Examine whether or not you are a racist
1225 Have a V-8
1226 Have a Yoo-Hoo
1216 Have lunch with Jenny Craig
1218 Have your own radio show
1217 Impersonate John Travolta
1207 Learn Braille
1220 Pay a stranger’s subway fare
1204 Pretend that everyone knows God’s a woman
1201 Propose
1206 Recognize your own addictions
1202 Rewrite the Book of Genesis to your liking
1214 Scuba-dive for jewelry in a public lake
1229 Shoot craps
1209 Sit in an empty church
1215 Take your frustrations out at a driving range
1227 Umpire a professional ball game
1222 Walk a marathon with a disabled entrant
1203 Wallpaper your bathroom walls with old photographs
1221 Watch an autopsy

Every month I am taking 30 items from the 2001 Things to Do book and creating a short checklist. I am using this as inspiration to work on crossing things off the list, maybe not particularly from that month, but overall to do something different. This is not necessarily a “bucket list”; it is a goal that by doing something new (or doing something I’ve done before but hadn’t documented it with photos or journaling) I will keep from feeling in a rut. I will be able to look back at the little, big, sad, happy, joyful, or heart thumping moments and feel my life has value.

One of my favorite quotes is:

“A good life is a collection of happy moments” by Dennis Waitley

This is a reminder to myself of why I have this blog. I’m working through posting all the items from the book and beyond, to keep in mind to do something. To get out there for experiences and adventures.

I’d love to hear if you have done any of these. Or if you have other ideas to try.

Posted in Monthly Checklists

Monthly List: October 2015

1172 Be in the headlines
1200 Buy nothing for a weekend – not even public transportation
1174 Direct a movie
1195 Dye your eyebrows
1190 Embellish the good old stories
1198 Examine a Whopper under a microscope
1197 Examine you tear under a microscope
1193 Float in the Dead Sea
1191 Get your PDA in perfect shape
1178 Jam at the Village Vanguard
1196 Learn Double Dutch
1188 Leave the bed unmade, the toilet seat up, and the toothpaste cap off – just once
1187 Leave the place in better shape than you found it
1183 Lose with true dignity
1176 Moonlight with you hobby
1186 Outfox the bean counters
1181 Pitch a no-hitter
1189 Plant an indoor herb garden
1182 Play “The Star Spangled Banner” like Hendrix did
1180 Play in the majors
1171 Pose for a full-page ad
1184 Relearn “walk the doggie” with your yo-yo
1177 Sell something by direct mail
1185 Send unsigned valentines to people in the office
1194 Spend the night in a pyramid
1173 Star in the show
1175 Take a mountain bike to the Ozarks
1199 Teach yourself how to repair an engine
1179 Throw strikes
1192 Write out your plan for life

Every month I am taking 30 items from the 2001 Things to Do book and creating a short checklist. I am using this as inspiration to work on crossing things off the list, maybe not particularly from that month, but overall to do something different. This is not necessarily a “bucket list”; it is a goal that by doing something new (or doing something I’ve done before but hadn’t documented it with photos or journaling) I will keep from feeling in a rut. I will be able to look back at the little, big, sad, happy, joyful, or heart thumping moments and feel my life has value.

One of my favorite quotes is:

“A good life is a collection of happy moments” by Dennis Waitley

This is a reminder to myself of why I have this blog. I’m working through posting all the items from the book and beyond, to keep in mind to do something. To get out there for experiences and adventures.

I’d love to hear if you have done any of these. Or if you have other ideas to try.

Posted in Monthly Checklists

Monthly List: September 2015

1145 Act out the seventy-six trombone scene from The Music Man
1159 Ask for the biggest, fattest Swiss Army knife
1151 Build close ties to your grandchildren
1146 Carve a smiling Jack-O-Lantern
1170 Claim you were a Deadhead
1169 Claim you were at Woodstock
1162 Forecast the future
1142 Get blood from a stone and a silk purse from a sow’s ear
1150 Get someone to teach you how to play the bagpipes
1168 Get your start at CBGB’s
1160 Go down in a submarine
1154 Have another cookie
1165 Hire a stylist
1155 Impersonate Elvis, Jerry Lewis, Ethel Merman, or Maurice Chevalier
1152 Love a teddy bear
1158 Mix the perfect cocktail
1167 Own a bar; drink for free
1143 Own a ferret
1144 Own a John Philip Sousa CD
1161 Play in Madison Square Garden
1164 Press the mute button
1148 Purchase at least one outlandish tie
1157 Rage, rage against the dying of the light
1166 See and report a UFO
1141 See the Black Hills
1153 Tell your children all about your life
1149 Warm the heart with music from a harp or lute
1147 Wear a Green Bay Packer cheese head or a green foam Statue of Liberty crown
1163 Wear the pants
1156 Wonder

Every month I am taking 30 items from the 2001 Things to Do book and creating a short checklist. I am using this as inspiration to work on crossing things off the list, maybe not particularly from that month, but overall to do something different. This is not necessarily a “bucket list”; it is a goal that by doing something new (or doing something I’ve done before but hadn’t documented it with photos or journaling) I will keep from feeling in a rut. I will be able to look back at the little, big, sad, happy, joyful, or heart thumping moments and feel my life has value.

One of my favorite quotes is:

“A good life is a collection of happy moments” by Dennis Waitley

This is a reminder to myself of why I have this blog. I’m working through posting all the items from the book and beyond, to keep in mind to do something. To get out there for experiences and adventures.

I’d love to hear if you have done any of these. Or if you have other ideas to try.