I wrote this message in 2006:
“There are so many superficial people who live by labels and brand names. I just want to have friends who want to hang out and laugh out loud, rather than making sure that they’re wearing the right outfit. Let’s have a beer and talk!”
Looking back I saw that Hawk and Joyjoei were two of my first cheers (the rest are now inactive).
I still feel the same way. Who were your first 43things friends? (probably half of the people I am subscribed to are inactive). Are you in contact with any from the beginning?
This past weekend I was sitting across from my now best friend who, if I had not met a 43thinger, I would never have met. I was also sitting next to my love, who I would also have never met if not for the same 43thinger. Thank you so much 43things for being a wonderful, unexpected surprise!
I must add that the 43thinger had no idea she was going to change my life. I only met her briefly at an airport.
Is there something you would like to thank 43things for?
What are your thoughts on retirement. What is the ideal picture in your mind?
Will you work as long as possible because of financial need?
Will you retire as early as possible?
Will you work as long as possible because you have nothing much else going on?
I was talking to a co-worker (who could easily retire) and he said he was home alone on Sunday and was going stir crazy because he had nothing to do and realized if he retired he would be bored.
Where were you living, what was your life like and what were you doing 5 yrs ago?
10 yrs ago?
15 yrs ago?
Went out to breakfast yesterday and came home and had a nice long nap. Then we decided to order Mexican food and eat in. We played a game of Blokus. It was almost fun (didn’t fully understand the directions).
Looking forward to a month of good choices!
Tuesday – not much at all
Weds – walked 3 miles
Thurs – walked 5 miles
Friday – not much so far today – 1.5 miles at most.
I was reading someone’s blog. I was living in New York at the time and they were in Hawaii. They mentioned that they were writing their goals on 43things. I logged on as Hawaii50.
At first I found it to be very clicky, but maybe it’s because I was not focusing on goals but wanting to connect to others. I ended up closing that account and a year or so later I came back as Aloha50.
logging in here and there to 43things, feeling uneasy that we are on borrowed time now.
I am so grateful for the last 8-9 yrs that I have had on this site and how much the people here have made me think about life with their stories and support.
Was a slug much of the time.
Weds and Thurs – somewhere around 3 miles each day walking
Friday – nothing much (walked a mile)
Saturday – more of nothing (walked 3/4 mile)
Sunday – nothing (had horrible allergies)
Monday – 2 hrs of tennis
Saturday – nothing.
Sunday – about 1.5 hrs of tennis
Monday – nothing :( my walking friend is on vacation! :(
Tuesday – 4 miles walk – 2 miles morning, 2 miles evening
trying to get my fix.
I ran out of powder for the liquid diet I was on. I liked it so much that I’d like to continue drinking it, but I can’t order for another month (through a friend).
So I just called a friend asking if she wants to sell me some of her powder.
I have been having Sciatic pain for a few months now that has been progressively getting worse. It got to a point where I was waking up in pain, and having to sleep in a certain position.
I have been trying various yoga stretches, but it was not until Saturday at a party that my friend, who is a yoga instructor, showed me a stretch with a yoga brick that I have been having any real relief.
How sweet she was to lay on the floor showing me different moves, and then with the brick and show me what to do. Good friends, so grateful!
Invited to a potluck dinner with friends tomorrow evening and tennis on Sunday morning.
Rejoined my bookclub. It is important to me to keep the friendships going.
Happy Friday everyone!
Mon – 3 miles walk
Tues – 5+ miles walk
Weds – nothing
Thurs – 1.5 miles
Friday – 3 miles walk
Eggplant with tofu and ground pork. I added some kind of Japanese sauce. Was delicious.
I bought some moon fish for dinner tonight. Need to plan my meals.
I grew up in a big family in very meager circumstances, but I had no idea. I was never hungry or particularly fashionable so I never knew. How about you?
My son realized we were not rich when he was about 12 (when he saw my sister’s BMW), but prior to that we had so many wonderful adventures he thought we were wealthy. Did you feel rich/poor/comfortable? What was your reality?
If you were forced to evacuate from your home, what would you take?
What if you were talking to someone on the phone/e-mail and really clicked, but then you met them and their physical appearance was not something that you were attracted to. Would you give them a chance or say “next!”?
Do you prefer a slim build or husky/curvy?
Do you have a preference with hair (balding/full (men) or long/short (women)?
Do you like someone who is more of a homebody or someone who is social?
What about height? Does it matter to you?
I wish someone would have told me…
I wish I was…
I wish I could…
My BF went to the doctor today and what he thought was another blood clot in his leg is a pinched nerve…phew!
When something like that scare happens, really puts things into perspective. Don’t sweat the small stuff.