a very rare meme

I used to have a life list, it's long gone, so here's something like it, keep it for yourself and check off YOUR things. Mine are in bold, and I'm fairly happy with this so far. Not bad!:

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1. Bought everyone in the pub a drink
2. Swam with wild dolphins
3.<b> Climbed a mountain</b>
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
6. Held a tarantula.
7. <b>Taken a candlelit bath with someone</b>
8. <b>Said 'I love you' and meant it</b>

9. <b>Hugged a tree</b>
10. <b>Done a striptease</b>
11. Bungee jumped
12. <b>Visited Paris</b> *note: and Rome and Munich and Sydney and Barcelona and Auckland…whee
13. <b>Watched a lightning storm at sea</b>

14. <b>Stayed up all night long, and watch the sun rise</b>
15. Seen the Northern Lights
16. <b>Gone to a huge sports game</b>
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa *note: Italy was too big for me to get there!
18. <b>Grown and eaten your own vegetables</b>
19. Touched an iceberg
20. <b>Slept under the stars</b>

21. <b>Changed a baby's diaper</b>
22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
23. <b>Watched a meteor shower</b>
24. <b>Gotten drunk on champagne</b>
25. Given more than you can afford to charity
26. <b>Looked up at the night sky through a telescope</b> *note: a lunar eclipse no less at an observatory!
27. <b>Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment</b>

28. <b>Had a food fight</b>
29. Bet on a winning horse
30. <b>Taken a sick day when you're not ill</b>
31. <b>Asked out a stranger</b>
32. <b>Had a snowball fight</b>

33. Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier
34. <b>Screamed as loudly as you possibly can</b>
35. Held a lamb *note: I wish a baby goat or bunny counted! Or owl!
36. <b>Enacted a favorite fantasy </b>
37. <b>Taken a midnight skinny dip</b>
38. Taken an ice cold bath
39. <b>Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar</b>

40. Seen a total eclipse
41. <b>Ridden a roller coaster</b>
42. <b>Hit a home run</b>
43. <b>Fit three weeks miraculously into three days</b>
44. <b>Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking</b>

45. Adopted an accent for an entire day
46. <b>Visited the birthplace of your ancestors</b>
47. <b>Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment</b>
48. <b>Had two hard drives for your computer</b> note: at work!
49. Visited all 50 states
50. <b>Loved your job for all accounts</b>

51. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
52. <b>Had enough money to be truly satisfied (I didn't realize it at the time, but I did.)</b>
53. <b>Had amazing friends (Right now?)</b>
54. <b>Danced with a stranger in a foreign country</b> *note: Tahitian dancers are fun!
55. <b>Watched wild whales</b>

56. <b>Stolen a sign</b>
57. <b>Backpacked in Europe</b>
58. <b>Taken a road-trip</b>
59. <b>Rock climbing</b>

60. <b>Lied to foreign government's official in that country to avoid notice</b>
61. <b>Midnight walk on the beach</b>
62. Sky diving
63. Visited Ireland
64. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love
65. <b>In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them</b>

66. Visited Japan
67. Benchpressed your own weight
68. Milked a cow
69. <b>Alphabetized your records </b>
70. <b>Pretended to be a superhero</b>
71. <b>Sung karaoke</b>
72. <b>Lounged around in bed all day</b>

73. <b>Posed nude in front of strangers</b>
74. <b>Scuba diving</b>
75. Got it on to "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye
76. <b>Kissed in the rain</b>

77. <b>Played in the mud</b>
78. <b>Played in the rain</b>
79. <b>Gone to a drive-in theater</b>
80. <b>Done something you should regret, but don't regret it</b>

81. Visited the Great Wall of China
82. Discovered that someone who's not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog *note I have never hid any of my online journals.
83. <b>Dropped Windows in favor of something better</b>
84. Started a business
85. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken *note: Thankfully, they mend.
86. <b>Toured ancient sites</b>
87. <b>Taken a martial arts class</b>
88. Swordfought for the honor of a woman
89. <b>Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight</b>

90. <b>Gotten married </b>
91. <b>Been in a movie</b> *note: if a movie trailer counts. ;)
92. <b>Crashed a party</b>
93. <b>Loved someone you shouldn't have</b>

94. <b>Kissed someone so passionately it made them dizzy</b>
95. Gotten divorced
96. Had sex at the office
97. Gone without food for 5 days
98. <b>Made cookies from scratch</b>
99. Won first prize in a costume contest
100. Ridden a gondola in Venice *note: we shoulda when there *snap*
101. <b>Gotten a tattoo</b>
102. <b>Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on</b>

103. Rafted the Snake River *note: Why don't other larger rivers count? foo.
104. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
105. <b>Got flowers for no reason</b>
106. <b>Masturbated in a public place </b>
107. <b>Got so drunk you don't remember anything</b>

108. Been addicted to some form of illegal drug
109. <b>Performed on stage</b>
110. Been to Las Vegas
111. </b>Recorded music</b>
112. Eaten shark
113. <b>Had a one-night stand</b>
114. Gone to Thailand
115. Seen Siouxsie live *note: Would have if my ride hadn't flaked, still have ticket, grr
116. <b>Bought a house</b>

117. Been in a combat zone
118. Buried one/both of your parents
119. <b>Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off</b>
120. <b>Been on a cruise ship</b>
121. <b>Spoken more than one language fluently</b>
122. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
123. Bounced a check
124. <b>Performed in Rocky Horror</b>

125. <b>Read – and understood – your credit report</b>
126. Raised children
127. <b>Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy</b>
128. <b>Followed your favorite band/singer on tour</b> *note: a little, a few shows in a row</b>

129. Created and named your own constellation of stars
130. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
131. <b>Found out something significant that your ancestors did</b>
132. Called or written your Congress person
133. <b>Picked up and moved to another city to just start over</b>
134. …more than once?
135. <b>Walked the Golden Gate Bridge</b>
136. <b>Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking</b>

137. Had an abortion or your female partner did
138. Had plastic surgery
139. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived.
140. <b>Wrote articles for a large publication</b>
142. Held someone while they were having a flashback
143. Piloted an airplane
144. <b>Petted a stingray</b>
145. <b>Broken someone's heart</b>

146. Helped an animal give birth
147. <b>Been fired or laid off from a job</b>
148. Won money on a T.V. game show
149. Broken a bone
151. Gone on an African photo safari
152. <b>Ridden a motorcycle</b>
153. <b>Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100mph</b>
154. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced</b>

155. <b>Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol</b>
156. <b>Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild</b>
157. <b>Ridden a horse</b>
158. <b>Had major surgery</b>

159. Had sex on a moving train *note: Why do they never ask about AMBULANCES?
160. Had a snake as a pet
161. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
162. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
163. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
164. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
165. Visited all 7 continents
166. <b>Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days</b>
167. <b>Eaten kangaroo meat</b>
168. Fallen in love at an ancient Mayan burial ground
169. Been a sperm or egg donor
170. <b>Eaten sushi</b>
171. <b>Had your picture in the newspaper</b>

172. <b>Had 2 (or more) healthy romantic relationships for over a year in your lifetime.</b>
173. <b>Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about</b>
174. <b>Gotten someone fired for their actions</b>
175. <b>Gone back to school</b> *note: If this means taking more classes after college of any kind, then yes.
176.<b>Parasailed</b>

177. <b>Changed your name</b>
178. Petted a cockroach (ew?!)
179. <b>Eaten fried green tomatoes</b>
180. <b>Read The Iliad</b>
181. <b>Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read</b>

182. <b>Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them</b>
183. …and gotten 86'ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you
184. <b>Taught yourself an art from scratch</b>
185. <b>Killed and prepared an animal for eating</b>
186. <b>Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt</b>

187. Skipped all your school reunions
188. <b>Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language</b>
189. Been elected to public office
190. Written your own computer language
191. <b>Thought to yourself that you're living your dream</b>
192. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
193. Built your own PC from parts
194. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
195. <b>Had a booth at a street fair</b>

196. <b>Dyed your hair</b>
197. <b>Been a DJ</b>
198. Found out someone was going to dump you via LiveJournal
199. Written your own role playing game
200. Been arrested
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Fable.. man, I really DO suck

I managed to get "recognized" (thanks for the dining hall tip, <lj user="rosmar">!) and had enough money to buy some dark leggings and chest clothing, I SWEAR I saved….but no. I came back to play later with the money gone that I spent, but no clothes! Also, I found two augmentation gems and I can't find them either, unless they are somewhere strange in my inventory, yet the chest I found them in are empty! DAMMIT! I suuuuuck!

But I have horns now! Something is going right! Everyone still hates me. I get boo'ed and jeered everywhere. They boo me but they clap for my two trophies. Schizo.

writing

my writing in here has been sucky lately. Even more so at my other journal. I wrote so much in the late 90's, I let folks see everything. Now I rarely go into things that are serious, but I could at least provide a little more information about what I do.

I don't let anyone in anymore. Anyone old knows a lot, new readers probably don't find much of interest. Or maybe they do, they don't know how much I wrote before about my life. So, uh, I'll try.

I had my 2nd week of the Artists' Way meeting. We are both doing well. I think a lot of poeple pick up this book without a lot of creativity in their life at the time. Both of us do, so a lot of this early stuff is easy for us. I don't have trouble thinking I can create, I don't block myself, I don't have friends who tell me I'm stupid in what I do…no one tries to stop me. So a lot of that isn't there to wrestle with. If/when the life changes come, it might get more meaty for both of us. She made me a lovely kale salad last night while we talked. She is single and wants to be single. In some ways, I do envy that life. She can do what she wants when she wants. I'm selfish and want to do what I want when I want, too. Many of these things I do anyway, with DLJ, or little jaunts on my own. But she never has to fear leaving someone out, or behind, or scheduling, or whatever. I wouldn't trade my married life for the single life I once had…but there are times I miss sections of it. A part of me misses only answering to myself with what I do, and when. But it's more healthy for me to be in a relationship to learn to share and give as well as take. And we have such fun together. Last night we went to get ice cream and it was so simple, but fun, walking and talking. I had lost a bet so I had to pay. Of course, our money is the same so it's not quite the stakes or treat it used to be to win a bet that the other paid financially, but still fun. There is this house near ours that has two seats in front, it's on the relatively main road through our neighborhood and very close to one of the big main roads in town. The folks who live there sit out front for HOURS. I'm all for sitting on the front porch…but…it's obsessive. So last weekend we went for a morning walk and I bet they would be there, and they weren't. I lost, so we went to Don's favorite place last night (Cold Stone) vs. where I like to go (Dairy Queen). Sue me, it's a childhood taste and I didn't have ANY for eight years in CA. I like Cold Stone too, but I can only get a small, too much of their ice cream and it doesn't taste right to me anymore. I could eat gallons of Dairy Queen vanilla soft serve.

I am looking forward to the weekend, when we will go to the Harvest Festival with <lj user="synthcat"> and maybe some other friends of his. We are having brunch with him first, which is such a wonderful way to start a weekend. I will try to find time to do some glass (oooo, my wire and my leaf press showed up in the mail yesterday!), both a lampwork session and my first batch of fused things…also, we need to go get some mulch and things, and talk to HomeDepot about how much and what is needed to have someone come lay new tile in the downstairs bathroom.

KATU live stream

From DLJ in email, who has been watching their live stream for a few days, he likes it when they whine:

"The live video feed from MSH went to color bars this morning and the
identifying text read:

MT. ST. HELENS BELCHWATCH"

hee hee

Mmmm.

I love me some oatmeal. Not the instant stuff. Large batches of the real stuff. But I'll even take cafeteria-bulk-oatmeal with some brown sugar, raisins and butter and I'll LOVE it.

I think I am sucking ass at Fable. I show off my trophy and 7 out of 20 see it. I blow. I cannot find a single barber or tattooist in Bowerstone or whatever. I mean, how hard can it be? But I can't. I deserve to still be called chicken chaser. Though I did kill a lot of merchants in the forest. I had to offset killing the bandits.

One more batch.

Sorry, there's going to be a lot more glass in here…Are my pics too big? Do I need cut tags for this size?

Good enough to eat! I need to clean out the bead holes better on these. And get better skill at making two beads the same size.
<img src="http://www.juiceglass.com/images/beads/limecreammed.jpg">

That's the glass for today!

Fable.

I got the game last night, finally, and I'm already feeling guilty. I am still just a boy but I did bad deeds. I am evil, and trying VERY hard to stay that way. Gut reaction makes me want to start a second game as a good person, so that I can flee to that character when it gets overwhelming. I tell myself, it's just a game, and if you DON'T do this you will miss out on half the gaming possibilities, they MADE it so you can be evil!

Must. Do. This. And. Enjoy. It. =)

Two studio pix

It's ever so bare, so forgive me, it looks like I create art in a hospital basement!
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<img src="http://www.juiceglass.com/images/studio/studiotorchmed.jpg">
You can see my little jar of mandrels off to the left. You can see the large slab of marble I scavenged last Saturday downtown, perfect for marvering or holding hot glass rods. The concentrator is also to the left, but not in the picture. I need a better way to hang my baffles around the fan to direct air upwards…duct tape isn't cutting it for long term hold. It looks pretty clean, I am sure pretty soon it will be a wreck!

<img src="http://www.juiceglass.com/images/studio/worktablemed.jpg">
Here is my worktable, which needs to be painted white so that colors don't throw me off. You can see I still have my instructions for kiln programming on the desk, and the all-important stereo. To the left is my version 1 of glass storage, something I will upgrade pretty rapidly. Tools on top, then manuals and print outs, then cut sheets, then rods.

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I'm up and…

I feel the same, almost exactly. Except now my lower back is slightly upset because I laid on my back all night.
But since I'm not any worse, I'm going to go to the farmer's market, just walking slow and not doing anything stupid.

It drives me crazy! All I had to do was just put the money in my right side pocket. 10 seconds of stupidity, and I felt it when it happened, like the muscle tried to grow and couldn't, and then the ow.