To Do

509. Learn first aid

Completed June 2002 I took both an Adult CPR class and Standard First Aid class through the American Red Cross. I had a great teacher. She was really great. And the bonus of the whole thing was that there ended up being only two people in the entire class – me and Squirrel! So, blowing […]

498. Try acupuncture

Updated June 22, 2009 From the outside, acupuncture seems counter-intuitive. Somehow, poking needles into your skin, something that we know from experience hurts, heals the body, relieves pain, and has all sorts of wellness benefits. Naturally, a part of me is afraid to try it. But the other part of me is curious. There is […]

170. Consult a plastic surgeon

Updated July 4, 2009 When I was 16, I remember either watching some television program about people obsessed with plastic surgery or reading a magazine article about it. It haunted me for days, and I vowed to myself that I would never be vain enough to have plastic surgery. I remember thinking even then that […]

25. Donate an organ

Updated December 11, 2009 I sometimes refer to this list as my ‘list of things to do before I die’. This is one of very few items on the list that I might have to wait until after I die to check off. There aren’t very many organs you can donate while still alive. A […]