To Do

596. Find a pair of amazingly fabulous movie star sunglasses

Updated December 21, 2009 I must admit, I’ve owned a few pairs of rather fabulous sunglasses. There was the white tiger print cats-eye glasses that made me look swank and bitchy. The ooh-la-la pair of tortoiseshell Coach glasses. And the wire-rimmed ones whose lenses faded from sky blue to pink. But I wouldn’t classify any […]

594. Play the field

May 4, 2009 I guess you’d have to say that I was a late bloomer, but I definitely learned to play the field. There were a few months there where I had 3-4 dates a week. It was fun while it lasted, but it was also exhausting.

591. Play spin the bottle

Updated August 23, 2009 I know, I know. It’s juvenile and silly. But I never played. Not once. Maybe it was because I was from such a small town and everybody had kissed everybody else already anyway. I never heard of any party in my town where the kids played Spin the Bottle or 7 […]

577. Run through a car wash

Now’s my chance. Stay tuned.

563. Ride every roller coaster in the continental U.S.

Neverminded June 20, 2010 I remember when I was a teenager and we went to a theme park. I wanted my dad to go on the roller coaster with me and he said, “No, I don’t want to go – roller coasters are for teenagers.” I can’t say as that held true, since I loved […]

556. Take a Jell-O bath

Updated February 7, 2010 I suppose when I added this to the list I just thought it would be fun to sit in a pile of the wiggly smushy stuff and pretend to take a bath. It still might be kind of fun if I could come up with a way for the bath to […]

547. Get a full-body tan

Completed May 2005 I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking about me sneaking around on rooftops and nude beaches, sunning away. Allow me to burst your bubble. First, I am a red head with freckles. I do not tan. I simply get more freckles. I used to think that I could actually get enough freckles […]

537. Ride a swan boat in Boston Public Gardens

Updated February 6, 2009 How could you look at pictures like these and not want to ride in a swan boat? Photo courtesy of David Paul Ohmer. Photo courtesy of David Paul Ohmer. I haven’t been to Boston yet, but unless I somehow end up there in the dead of winter, you’d better believe I’m […]

536. Own a kooky umbrella

Updated February 21, 2010 Have you ever seen those photographs of the streets of Manhattan in the rain? Everyone’s walking along wearing gray and beige coats and carrying black unbrellas. How easy it would be to stand out in that crowd with a pink raincoat, some  cute rain boots, and a really fun and bright […]

529. Have a luau

Updated September 19, 2010 I’ve always had a thing for throwing over-the-top parties, and a luau complete with a huge feast, hula dancers, and leis would be right up my alley. I recently realized that my local community college offers classes in hula dancing – what better way to celebrate finishing up a hula dancing […]

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