To Do

578. Have my home drawn in charcoal and framed

Updated April 4, 2010 When I finally own my very own home, I’m going to be so proud and I’ll be honored to hire an artist to create a sketch of my home. And I’ll keep it forever, a reminder of my first home.

548. Frame all past and present business cards

Updated August 1, 2009 I guess it might be a little sad, but I’ve so rarely had jobs where I had or needed business cards. They’re not big on providing them to all the employees at the Dairy Queen. In fact, I can’t think of a single employer who provided me with business cards. All […]

393. Own my own plot of land

Updated August 3, 2009 I suppose that if I managed to own my own home, it would come with a plot of land. Or else I could save up my pennies and just buy an empty plot of land. Maybe I could build my own house there later, or put it to some other good […]

296. Frame and display all accomplishments

Updated April 13, 2009 I’ve heard that the best place to display accomplishments and awards is the bathroom wall. But my bathroom right now is *really* tiny. And my accomplishments are many. There’s the plaque I got when I made it to the state level of the Scripps-Howard spelling bee in 6th grade. There’s the […]

216. Restore an old house

Newer things are faster and cheaper, but lower quality. I want to restore a formerly beautiful house to grandeur.

181. Learn the second stanza of the “Star Spangled Banner”

Updated February 28, 2010 I think it’s hard to believe that there’s more than one stanza for the Star Spangled Banner because that last line just seems so final. But Francis Scott Key actually wrote up four stanzas: Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light What so proudly we hailed at the […]

7. Own my very own house

Updated September 19, 2010 It’s not so much the probably wise investment as the ability to paint the walls and re-tile the bathroom at will that attracts me. Someday I will own a home. I’ve started a special savings account earmarked for home ownership and am putting away a few pennies into it each month.