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 […]

539. Send a friend flowers for no particular reason on no special day

Updated May 3, 2010 Can you imagine how great it would feel to just receive a beautiful bouquet of flowers out of the blue one day? It would just be impossible to have a bad day after that. So I’ll do that for one of my precious friends one of these days. And maybe I’ll […]

534. Surprise someone with Swedish fish

Gummy, chewy, red little fish. I don’t know anyone who’s tried them who didn’t love them.

456. Send steaks and/or lobsters to someone

Updated June 20, 2010 Yes, I suppose I am talking about Omaha Steaks or Lobstergram. So what? How fun would it be to open your door to some delicious juicy steaks or fresh lobster? That’s a lot more fun than the usual gift. I’ve never received steaks or lobster, but I did get Maryland Crab […]

422. Give a bus driver a present

Updated June 13, 2009 I’ve seen bus drivers take a lot of abuse and put up with unruly passengers and angry, rude passengers. I’ve occasionally seen a bus driver strike up a friendly conversation with someone, but I’ve never seen anyone give a present to the bus driver. I bet that would make his or […]

410. Send someone a dozen red roses

What a surprise and delight it would be to receive a dozen red roses out of the blue for no reason at all.

402. Buy a friend a gift for no reason at all

I want my friends to know that I’m thinking of them even when they’re not around, so I buy little things that remind me of them.

132. Buy a star and have it named for someone

Updated September 7, 2009 Did you know that you could buy a star and name it whatever you like? You might think that all the stars are already named, but really, there are so many billions of stars out there, we’d all fall over exhausted before we could name them all. Buying a star is […]