Tuesday, December 30, 2008

So Inspired

This blog has laid stagnant way to long. Is stagnant really a fun blog word?

It’s been just WAY to long since I posted. Things are crazy these days. Little man is almost 2, and every day has been interesting since we was born. I’ve taken way to many blog breaks (from this and my review blog, my business) and really want to change that. I feel really inspired lately to change the general stuff I do with my life, and one big change is the blog, handcrafting instead of buying, and I hope to start a podcast!

Part of my crafty life (and  doing my own thing sometimes to keep my sanity and avoid mommy-brain) is swapping. I’ve taken a break because of illness, and life, but recently found Swap-Bot and am super excited! As one of my first swaps there, and part of my inspiration theme, I decided to do this swap, The List to Inspire or Admire. What I do is post this very long list of items to do in life, one’s I’ve done I’ll mark green (there will no doubt be few) ones I’ll never do/don’t care to do will be italic, and ones I really truly pray to do someday will be aqua. If you do swap-bot today is the last day to sign up, but I think it’d be awesome to do anyway.

Bought everyone in the bar a drink
Swam with wild dolphins
Climbed a mountain
Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
Been inside the Great Pyramid
Held a tarantula (my brother had a pet one, despite a strong arachnophobia, I forced myself to touch it)
Taken a candlelit bath with someone
Said “I love you” and meant it  (several times a day!)
Hugged a tree
Bungee jumped
Visited Paris

Watched a lightning storm at sea
Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
Seen the Northern Lights
Gone to a huge sports game
Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
Grown and eaten your own vegetables
Touched an iceberg
Slept under the stars
Changed a baby’s diaper  (oh yeah I do this!)
Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
Watched a meteor shower
Gotten drunk on champagne
Given more than you can afford to charity
Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment (Oh man, in highschool drama class, these two guys found this spot where I am insanely ticklish, then they’d tickle me until I was just squeeling!)
Had a food fight
Bet on a winning horse
Asked out a stranger
Had a snowball fight
Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
Held a lamb
Seen a total eclipse
Ridden a roller coaster
Hit a home run
Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking
Adopted an accent for an entire day
Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
Had two hard drives for your computer
Visited all 50 states
Taken care of someone who was drunk
Had amazing friends
Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
Watched whales
Stolen a sign
Backpacked in Europe
Taken a road-trip
Gone rock climbing
Midnight walk on the beach (technically it was closer to 2)
Gone sky diving
Visited Ireland
Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them (technically it was the pavilion at a state park)
Visited Japan
Milked a cow
Alphabetized your CDs
Pretended to be a superhero
Sung karaoke (a friend in school had a really nice set-up at her house, we used to do karaoke at all of her parties.)
Lounged around in bed all day
Played touch football
Gone scuba diving
Kissed in the rain (and even underwater!)
Played in the mud
Played in the rain
Gone to a drive-in theater
Visited the Great Wall of China

Started a business (I’ve had one before, technically do now, but my dream is to open a particular store, that I haven’t been able to do yet)
Fallen in love and not had your heart broken

Toured ancient sites
Taken a martial arts class
Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight (technically we also ate, joked, etc, does it still count?)
Gotten married
Been in a movie
Crashed a party
Gotten divorced
Gone without food for 5 days
Made cookies from scratch (a few times a week!)
Won first prize in a costume contest
Ridden a gondola in Venice
Gotten a tattoo (just one so far, hopefully more to come!)
Rafted the Snake River
Been on television news programs as an “expert”
Gotten flowers for no reason
Performed on stage  (church and church talent shows, they count though!)
Been to Las Vegas
Recorded music
Eaten shark
Kissed on the first date (more then once back in the day. I was such a floozy! lol)
Gone to Thailand
Bought a house
Been in a combat zone
Buried one/both of your parents
Been on a cruise ship
Spoken more than one language fluently
Performed in Rocky Horror
Raised children (in the process)
Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
Passed out cold (on a family vacation of all times!)
Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
Picked up and moved to another city to just start over  (I’d have to question if it was JUST to start over, but we have moved and started all over, I actually kinda want to again)
Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
Had plastic surgery
Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
Wrote articles for a large publication
Lost over 100 pounds
Held someone while they were having a flashback
Piloted an airplane
Touched a stingray (at an aquarium)
Broken someone’s heart (sadly more then once)
Helped an animal give birth
Won money on a T.V. game show
Broken a bone
Gone on an African photo safari
Had a facial part pierced other than your ears (used to have my tounge pierced)
Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
Ridden a horse
Had major surgery
Had a snake as a pet
Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
Visited all 7 continents
Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
Eaten kangaroo meat
Eaten sushi (ohhhhhh yeahhhhhhhh)
Had your picture in the newspaper
Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
Gone back to school
Touched a cockroach
Eaten fried green tomatoes
Read The Iliad – and the Odyssey
Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
Killed and prepared an animal for eating (do fish count?)
Skipped all your school reunions
Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
Been elected to public office
Written your own computer language
Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
Had to put someone you love into hospice care
Built your own PC from parts
Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
Had a booth at a street fair
Dyed your hair
Been a DJ
Shaved your head
Caused a car accident
Saved someone’s life

Wow! I’m surprised at how many greens my very boring life has! I hope this list inspires some of you too! Maybe you could make your own list. It’s suggested on Swap-Bot to read it again in 5 years, and see how many you have done then!

Man! It is GOOD to be back in the writing saddle again! Now, to find readers!

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