Wednesday, September 10, 2008

XXX Things to do Before I Turn 30 - RECAP

Three years ago I posted a "must do" list on this exact blog.

Here it is, and on the eve of my 30th birthday, I provide updates!

Things To-Do

(Before I’m Thirty!)

1. Learn to play a musical instrument (a tambourine does NOT count)

-->Okay - I learned three chords on a baby blue guitar and promptly forgot it - but i counts - right???

2. Learn to speak a foreign language - conversationally

-->um, Three years is a really short time to learn the language of a whole other culture...

3. Own at least one pair of shoes that are comfortable at all times.

-->I own six!   My Coach Valeri ballet flats are so great that I own two pairs of each style!

4. Be able to shop at a grocery store without fear and anxiety of produce and soccer moms.

-->I still maintain that grocery stores, and their ever-increasing size, are scary places to go alone...  One can get lost in the frozen foods section alone!

5. Find that perfect shade of lipstick.

-->Kat VonDee from "Miami Ink" (tv show) came out with a line of cosmetics and a perfect shade of rust that worked with my lighter and now my darker hair!  Score one for Holly!

6. Learn yoga.

-->I did pilates. Once.

7. Read at least one best-seller a week.

-->Meh. Maybe one a month!

8. Designate one corner of one room as "all mine."

-->I took the third floor instead.  Booyah!

9. Write a book.

-->Wrote, re-wrote, started, re-started and re-re-wrote...   I'm too picky...

10. Learn to burn a dvd.

-->I haven't yet, but I know I can.  Same difference.

11. Learn to work my pink Ipod Mini.

-->Got a new one and stuck my pink mini in the bottom of a deep, dark drawer.

12. Learn to knit/crochet/needlepoint - and have end results recognizable.

-->No, but I just bought a new sweater!

13. Grow a tomato.

-->I had some home-grown tomatoes the other day.  With home-grown worms in them.  I'm good for a bit...

14. Figure out what I want to be when I "Grow-up"

-->A fairy princess?

15. Watch the Indiana Jones movies.

-->I now completely see the draw of Harrison "I'm a hottie with no shirt on" Ford.

16. Be able to wear a tank top in public without fear of others seeing my jigglies and jubblies.

-->Nope. I just don't care if my jigglies and jubblies are seen now.  

17. Go to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />London - see Big Ben.

-->Nope.  So sad.

18. Pet a koala bear.

-->A stuffed one?

19. Volunteer.

-->I do stuff for my mom for free all the time.  That's GOTTA count for something...

20. Make Harry Kirby, a cartoon based on my hubby, into a real comic strip.

-->I made Harry a Harry Kirby for our anniversary.  Good 'nuff.

21. Quit my job.

-->oh HELL YEAH I quit that job!!!!

22. Find a new job that doesn’t require an IQ in the gray area to exceed at it.

-->I'd be doing a lot better at my current job if my IQ was a little higher and my memory was a little longer and my patience was a lot longer...  :)

23. Paint a mural on a wall in my house - make sure hubby is still breathing - finish said mural.

-->I painted three bricks of color on either side of my fireplace.   I think that counts!

24. Face a fear (ex: heights, falling, grocery stores, organized fun, wal-mart, spiders, bees, lawn-care…)

-->I may have faced a fear or two - but I'm not sure if any of them are worthy of blog-time...

25. Learn to make my own pasta.

-->Go to grocery store.   Avoid Soccer Moms and Cart-toting Grannies.  Grab pasta from shelf.  Run through Uscan.   Run like the wind!  :)

26. Learn to bake a cake - from scratch.

27. Learn to decorate a cake - with all the tricks and tools of the trade.

-->I can now bake a cake from scratch - but I don't see the point.   And as for icing it - it's never been easier: "Harrrrrrryyyyyyy!  I neeeeeeed your hellllllllllllp!"

28. Learn to do crosswords - without cheating.

-->Why on earth did I find this important???

29. Watch at least one foreign film a month.

-->I watched "The Dreamers" the other night. It was shot in France.  There were a few subtitles and a bit too much genetalia for a normal film that didn't have Jenna Jameson on the cover!

30. Learn to be happy with who I am, ‘cause I am what I am ( Popeye?)

-->  Still working on this one.   Maybe by the time I'm forty???

 

:)

 

4 comments:

rusrhi said...

Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Urgh I cant believe I left that off.

rusrhi said...

Great list! Maybe I should do one. But I'm to pessimistic.

So...ummm.... what are you going to do w/ that old Ipod Mini in a deep, dark drawer? I think you should donate it...... to me! :-)

Rhianna

oddb0dkins said...

Hey, don't rush things, you're only thirty. What'll you do with the rest of your life?

Happy Birthday.

B. x

summerthyme1221 said...

'Once' was a foreign film. Remember? We had to put on the subtitles!