99 things – #56 through #60

I found a list of 99 things, and I will be bolding the ones I’ve done and explaining a bit about each. Because I have a tendency to yammer on, I am doing 5 of the 99 at a time. (Again, if anyone reading was involved in any of these, feel free to add facts or correct my memory… and I’ll keep looking for photos.)

56. Visited the Great Wall of China.  没有  According to Google Translate, that means NO. I have never actually traveled in Asia.

57. Started a business. Heck, yeah. I am a serial direct-sales business starterperson. None of these businesses have ever come to anything, though. (Of course, the only time I really put out a ton of effort on a home-based business was during the first few years I was a Creative Memories Consultant back in the early 2000s, and even then I was in the Consultant Protection Program. That kind of put a damper on the making of all the money.)

58. Taken a martial arts class. Not unless I get credit for watching Ross do ka-ra-tay on Friends.  No? I thought not.

59. Visited Russia. Nyet. Someday I will, though! David and I have seriously considered it a couple of times.

55. Served at a soup kitchen. Not technically a soup kitchen, no, but I’m going to count volunteering at Potluck in the Park. Potluck in the Park serves hundreds of free hot meals every Sunday at O’Bryant Square in downtown Portland, rain or shine! We went as a Girl Scout troop a couple of years back; I’d recommend the experience to anyone who wants to volunteer in the community, whether as a group, a family, or an individual. (I helped serve food for a while, but I spent the bulk of my time washing out coolers like the one you see behind the truck in the picture.)

Potluck in the Park

Score: Two out of five, 27 out of 60 in all. Still holding on to 45%!

    • #1 through #5 are here.
    • #6 through #10 are here.
    • #11 through #15 are here.
    • #16 through #20 are here.
    • #21 through #25 are here.
    • #26 through #30 are here.
    • #31 through #35 are here.
    • #36 through #40 are here.
    • #41 through #45 are here.
    • #46 through #50 are here.
    • #51 through #55 are here.

 

99 things – #51 through #55

I found a list of 99 things, and I will be bolding the ones I’ve done and explaining a bit about each. Because I have a tendency to yammer on, I am doing 5 of the 99 at a time. (Again, if anyone reading was involved in any of these, feel free to add facts or correct my memory… and I’ll keep looking for photos.)

  • #1 through #5 are here.
  • #6 through #10 are here.
  • #11 through #15 are here.
  • #16 through #20 are here.
  • #21 through #25 are here.
  • #26 through #30 are here.
  • #31 through #35 are here.
  • #36 through #40 are here.
  • #41 through #45 are here.
  • #46 through #50 are here.

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling.  Oh, yeah… I’ve snorkled. It was not a pretty sight. See my fish-attack story here.

52. Kissed in the rain. This one makes me smile. I am an Oregonian; if I didn’t kiss in the rain, I’d miss out on a lot of kissing opportunities.

53. Played in the mud. When I was in third grade, we lived in Newport Beach, California, right beside an undeveloped bluff a couple of blocks from the ocean. We were basically free-range children back then, so we amused ourselves by roaming the bluffs looking for “caves” that we could turn into forts. (These were not caves at all, but indentations in the face of the bluff that would fit two or three small kids.) We’d bring random stuff to the forts – boxes, cans, scrap wood, stuff to play with – and get it all arranged how we liked it. Of course, it never rains in Southern California – but when it does, it pours. (Man, it pours.) After a big rainstorm, we’d come back, dig everything out, and set up again. Luckily, that’s half the fun!

54. Gone to a drive-in theater. When we were little, we often went to the Hi-Way 39 Drive-In in Westminster. I remember so many things: wearing our pajamas, bringing our own popcorn, walking to the snack bar to use the bathroom. I saw movies there all the way through high school, but when I think of going to Hi-Way 39, the first movie that comes to mind is The Gnome-Mobile. Nobody on earth seems to remember this movie, which came out in 1967 but was re-released in November of 1976 (which makes me think we might have gone to see it for my 10th birthday). The movie was not fantastic, by any means, but the theme song will stick in your head forever.

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55. Been in a movie. No, not even as an extra. I’m going to need to work on this one!

Score: Four out of five, 25 out of 55 in all. A tiny bump up to 45%.

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Start small

I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus! Not intentionally; life has just gotten in the way. Busy times at work, preparation for a trip to Europe, trying to get my head around all that needs to be done. You know the drill!

With all this “life” going on, it’s been hard to find the time I need to write a blog post. It seems to take me ages to figure out what I want to say, ages more to edit it – and I never seem to find those blocks of time to do the task justice.

I need to remind myself that every blog post doesn’t have to be long. If I am going to chronicle what I’m up to, I can do it with a photo, a quick note, or even a quote that has meaning to me.

So I think I shall start small. Short and sweet. To the point.

Here you go!