To Do

568. Own a handknit sweater

Completed March 2000 My grandmother is an expert knitter. She makes the most beautiful sweaters, afghans, scarves, hats, mittens, etc. I don’t think I can ever remember her without her knitting needles. It’s definitely something that she’s passionate about. When I was little, it seems that I had a new sweater to wear about once […]

497. Decide on a favorite color and a lucky number

Completed February 2001 Funny thing about favorite colors and lucky numbers: It’s not so much that you choose them. They sort of choose you. My favorite color is purple. A million different shades of it – from a sumptuous deep, royal purple to a light, springtime lilac color. I associate purple with the nighttime sky, […]

452. Live long enough to get a birthday greeting from the President

Updated June 13, 2009 I don’t know exactly how old you have to be before the President takes time out of his busy day to wish you a happy birthday, but I intend to find out. Suffice it to say, I’m not quite there yet.

239. Learn how to sing “Happy Birthday” in 3 languages

A kind gesture, to acknowledge someone’s birthday in their native language.

116. Order a huge, delicious birthday cake for myself

Completed March 2008 To some people, birthdays aren’t a big deal, but I always like to acknowledge them and throw a little party. To me, when you celebrate someone’s birthday you’re saying “I’m glad you were born.” I’m glad I was born, so I have no problems celebrating my own birthday. I like to have […]