Delighted in the response to the 50 New Things idea, but having puppies has slowed me down!
My precious Uga gave birth to 9 precious babies on Friday! We have sadly since lost one little baby, but the remaining 8 are thriving and healthy! They are consuming to take care of, because they INSIST on me constantly looking at them, holding them, cuddling them – all I do is work work work!
Anyway, here is a partial list of responses, and remember, this isn’t final yet – I have til May 18 to publish the real list!
Streak through Publix
Do a Bob Ross painting
Drink a lime gimlet with a British guy
Color my hair pink or blue, maybe for a race
Go to the Superbowl
Scuba Dive Cayman or Bahamas
Write a song
Hike a 14er in Colorado
Write a children’s book
Be in a live audience for a TV show
Eat famous crumb cake at Carlos’ Bakery in NYC
Horseback riding on the beach
Big-ass rubber band flingy thing
Run 50 miles (ummm…no)
Attend Loy Krathong, the sky lantern festival in Thailand
Hike the Great Wall of China
Swim in the largest swimming pool in the world, in Chile
Watch turtles hatch and make for the ocean
Learn to play pinochle, mah jongg, canasta, gin
Eat gefilte fish with horseradish
Dress like a man and go with a man to a straight bar and a gay bar
Have a colonoscopy
Get a tattoo
Go to South Beach, Miami
Attend as many religious ceremonies as possible, including lighting candles in Jerusalem
Take ballroom dance lessons
Meet the President
Do nothing for one day – no TV, no phone, no work, no workouts
Go on a safari
Visit all the continents
Panhandle on a corner for a day
Ride the TransCanandian Railway
Drink Paddle of Destiny at Mellow Mushroom with certain girlfriend
Renew marriage vows
Finish an Ironman
That’s 39 by my count, but I can already rule out the 50 mile run, Victoria! If I’ve missed any, comment again and I’ll add it. You can probably mostly guess who submitted what, but I’ll add that when I have the list complete. Haven’t heard yet from a certain British couple, a certain New Zealand son, a certain California daughter, certain Nashville cousins, among others, on their suggestions. These were fabulous ideas, and I can’t wait to get started on them!
Training continues and the spring weather, even with its pollen, is still delightful! Country Music Marathon and Half-Marathon is Saturday – in the expected rain. Puppies are darling, getting fatter by the day – promise to post more pics on the next blog!
Thanks for reading, and thanks for suggesting!