To Do

575. Attend the Blessing of the Animals at New York City’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Updated November 23, 2009 The Cathedral of St. John the Divine hold their Blessing of the Animals ceremony on St. Francis Day. St. Francis has special meaning for me, because he was my Catholic Grandmother’s favorite saint. I think she related to him because they both loved birds. She had numerous statues of St. Francis […]

555. Go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Updated November 6, 2009 I almost went to Mardi Gras one year when I was in my early twenties. A group of friends and I planned to drive across the country from Orange County, California to join in the festivities. But our plans fell through when we weren’t able to get all that time unpaid […]

524. Go to Brazilian Carnival

The last big party of the year before the start of Lent, Carnival is the Brazilian Mardi Gras.

428. Attend the seventh game of the World Series

I love going to baseball games and this is the ultimate baseball game.

282. Attend an art opening

Updated October 24, 2009 When I do attend an art opening, it will definitely be an opening by one of my artist friends. I have no interest in seeing and being seen at some opening for some artist I’ve never met. But to show up in support of a good friend, and buy some beautiful […]

123. Watch a baby being born

Attempted May 15, 2000 My sister got pregnant and she asked me to be her “backup” coach. I went to the classes with her and her boyfriend and learned all about labor and birth and breathing exercises. I bought her copious amounts of eggnog milkshakes from McDonald’s. All in all, it was a whole lot […]

103. Sit in the skybox at a sporting event

Updated October 28, 2009 I’m not a big sports fan except for baseball. I love to attend baseball games. The only thing I don’t like is sitting in the sun on a hot summer afternoon. I always try to get a seat in the shade or attend a night game. But sitting in the skybox […]

85. Attend the Olympics

Even if I end up with nothing but last-row tickets to a badminton match, I’ll be happy.