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I'm doing 40 things

fliberjigibitz's Life List

  1. 1. drive through a red sequoia
    1 person
  2. 2. stop collecting art supplies and start creating art
    188 people
  3. 3. be a chemistry teacher (for a little while)
    1 cheer
    1 person
  4. 4. skydive
    1 cheer
    11,428 people
  5. 5. do something to make myself happy before someone else
    1 cheer
    1 person
  6. 6. visit every us state
    1 entry
    35 people
  7. 7. read the classics (grapes of wrath, withering heights, catch 22, etc)
    1 cheer
    1 person
  8. 8. be happy in the end
    2 people
  9. 9. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    21,500 people
  10. 10. put on lotion everyday
    1 person
  11. 11. make 1000 cranes for a good purpose
    1 person
  12. 12. start composting
    43 people
  13. 13. Send a postcard to Postsecret
    2,965 people
  14. 14. pay back my parents
    1 entry
    42 people
  15. 15. be a better bellydancer
    3 entries
    6 people
  16. 16. make a scrapbook of ALL my photos
    3 people
  17. 17. submit photos of all the threadless shirts i own so i can get some free shirts!!!
    1 person
  18. 18. join an improv group
    17 people
  19. 19. Get all my mp3's properly tagged
    480 people
  20. 20. learn how to do rss feed things
    1 person
  21. 21. be good enough to sell my art
    2 people
  22. 22. stop complaining
    634 people
  23. 23. be at my height/age weight optimum
    1 person
  24. 24. learn how to play an instrument well (and not the recorder)
    2 people
  25. 25. dive
    94 people
  26. 26. bike on a historic trail (one that is allowed)
    1 person
  27. 27. picnic in a grape vinyard
    1 person
  28. 28. go on a hot air balloon ride
    192 people
  29. 29. see the smashing pumpkins studio (chicago)
    1 person
  30. 30. go to mardi gras
    714 people
  31. 31. see a concert at SPAC
    1 person
  32. 32. be a flavor chemist
    1 person
  33. 33. have a research article published
    3 people
  34. 34. learn another language
    4,246 people
  35. 35. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  36. 36. draw people better
    2 people
  37. 37. learn to swim
    3,442 people
  38. 38. see a show on broadway in new york
    2 people
  39. 39. listen to as many bands as i can
    1 person
  40. 40. swim with manatees
    108 people

How I did it
How to take more pictures
It took me
1 year
It made me

How to drink more milk/have a higher calcium intake
It took me
6 months
It made me

How to buy a House
It took me
1 year
It made me

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Recent entries
Pay back my parents

So after a year of saving/paying off debt we finally made our first payment to my parents for the move; however, as my mom has always said I will never be able to pay her back for giving me life. But I always tell her that I can start somewhere at least. So for now its the 5k for moving, then itll be the 17k for the car, then itll be the 60k for college.

and on top of that we owe his parents too. looks like even if we aren’t in debt with the government, we will always be with someone.

Be a better Bellydancer (read all 3 entries…)

so i originally started dancing for fun, then i continued to dance because i wanted to get better, now i don’t want to give up because of what it taught me. i was a member of hill and veil at virginia tech and lost my friend reema samaha. i only knew her for a brief time, but she was such an inspiration to me, to all of us really. she always was positive toward my dancing, even though i was really self conscious about dancing in front of her because she was so good and i was so not good. she never made me feel bad for not getting the move as soon as we learned it and was just so much fun to be around. it isn’t so much that i want to dance still for her or to remember her, its more like i want to still dance because i don’t want to give up on something just because i graduated or just because i don’t want to remember why im sad all the time. belly dancing always reminds me why i continued to dance and hang out with those girls. they were my first real girl friends, and for that, and for reema, i will never stop belly dancing.

buy something on fifth avenue
nyc spring break!

i went to nyc for hte first time over my last spring break (WOO) and bought the flu at FAO schwartz…well my fiance bought it for me, but it was cuter to say he gave me the flu =)

its a giant microbe by the way…and its super cute

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