Friday, February 18, 2011

Is it Spring yet?

I'm so tired of the cold dreary winter.  It's time for Spring to get here!  I'm ready for the flowers to bloom, the grass to grow, & the temps to warm up.  Oh & that snow to melt!  OMG!  The piles of snow have melted...but there is still a little more left.

I've been going over my list of suggestions.  I have already picked out 5 things that I am definitely going to do.  I should have a few more picked out & planned soon.  Then I will leave it to all of you to pick out the other 20 things I do.  I can't wait.  I'm looking forward to these weekly missions.

So my book club is set for next month.  We are reading 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven' by Mitch Albom.  Great book.  I'm looking forward to getting a group of my friends together to discuss good books.  I'm looking forward to reading books I wouldn't have otherwise read.  Should be fun.

I'm also looking forward to my tea party.  I've been searching the web looking for supplies for this party.  I actually found a website that sells personalized tea bags!  I might actually order them. Plus I found plenty of tea sets.  I am still debating on whether to use a matching set or mismatched teacups.  We'll see.  But I am sure that I want some help on the menu.  I found a few good recipes for tea sandwiches, but if anyone knows anything I should have on the menu, I'm open for suggestions.  Post away!

And there is still plenty of time to post suggestions on things for me to do.  So get to it!

Here is the list as of tonight...

1 - full body massage
2 - take a hike
3 - frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity in NYC
4 - Gravity Hill in Bedford, Pa
5 - learn to speak Spanish
6 - read 'War & Peace'
7 - get a tattoo
8 - take Salsa lessons
9 - take a cooking class
10 - get set up on a blind date
11 - hostess a tea party
12 - ride a Harley
13 - buy 40 different pairs of socks
14 - get a make over
15 - get 40 people together for a picnic in a park
16 - go whale watching
18 - cook a Thanksgiving dinner
19 - karaoke night w/some friends
20 - visit the gravesite of Billie Burke, Glenda from 'The Wizard of Oz' in Vallhalla, NY
21 - learn sign language
22 - paint my bedroom
23 - clean out the living room closet
24 - go to Niagara Falls
25 - Spend the day in Philadelphia
26 - go on a "spiritual Retreat"
27 - rodeo riding
28 - bungy jumping
29 - walk across the Brooklyn bridge
30 - go to the Statue of Liberty
31 - start a book club
32 - go skinny dipping
33 - go on a photo taking tour of Queens
35 - get a group of people to walk in the Breast Cancer walk at Jones Beach
36 - write the next great American novel
37 - go to a movie every day for one week
38 - learn to knit
39 - go to a Zumba class
40 - go to a hot yoga session
41 - try the belly dancing class at the gym
42 - visit a state/city that you've always wanted to visit
43 - try pole-dancing
44 - chop down your own Christmas tree
45 - donate to a charity you never thought you would give money to
46 - volunteer at a soup kitchen
47 - volunteer at an animal shelter
48 - go Christmas Caroling
49 - horse drawn carriage ride in Central Park
50 - ice skating at Rockefeller Center
51 - make holiday cards & gifts for 2011
52 - trip to Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC
53 - go to Junior's for a slice of cheesecake
54 - volunteer at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary
55 - go to Sylvia's in Harlem for chicken & waffles
56 - take a trip to the Long Island vineyards
57 - check out the Montauk lighthouse
58 - visit a cranberry bog
59 - go see a Broadway play
60 - visit Mark Twain's house in CT
61 - go to Atlantic City & lay down a $50 bet
62 - hot air balloon ride
63 - stock car racing
64 - white water rafting at the Delaware gap
65 - take a picture w/the Naked Cowboy in NYC
66 - go to Medievil Times
67 - go to a Murder Mystery Dinner
68 - go for dinner at Havana in NYC
69 - go to the circus
70 - go to a football game
71 - go cayaking
72 - Fleet Week in NYC
73 - Circle Line cruise around NYC
74 - Hayden Planetarium laser show
75 - Hershey Park, PA
76 - visit a dude ranch
77 - take a photography class
78 - bike riding with Hippie Dave
79 - go on a vacation alone
80 - go to the beach looking for seashells with Hippie Dave
81 - Howe Caverns
82 - go see the Mets at Citifield
83 - rock wall climbing
84 - fly a kite
85 - archery w/Anthony
86 - go to the Halloween parade in the village
87 - go to the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria
88 - go line dancing
89 - Governor's Island
90 - ride the Staten Island Ferry
91 - ride the Roosevelt Island tram
92 - go to a midnight movie show w/Tracy wearing your jammies
93 - go to the Noguchi Museum in LIC
94 - go to the King Manor Museum in Jamaica
95 - go to the Fisher Landau Center for Art in LIC
96 - go to the Sculpture Center in LIC
97 - go horseback riding
98 - ride a mechanical bull (Johnny Utah's in NYC)
99 - Mystic Aquarium, CT
100 - stop to see the sun rise and sun set on the same day
101 - go trick-or-treating with Mikayla & Connor
102 - plan a surprise party for someone
103 - ride the Cyclone & see the Freak Show in Coney Island
104 - midnight bowling
105 - plan a girls night out
106 - try a new hair color
107 - hostess a come as your favorite character/celebrity party
108 - go to the Museum of Sex in NYC
109 - be a nude model for an art class
110 - disco rollerskating
111 - go for pizza in all 5 boros; Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx & Staten Island
112 - tour the Brooklyn Brewery
113 - plant a garden
114 - get a drivers license
115 - go vegetarian for a week


  1. I agree with you on the weather. Spring can't get here soon enough. I'm disappointed about the book choice. I had some moral issues with that book. I forgot what they are because it's been so long since I have read it, but I remember arguing with a friend about it. LOL Good luck accomplishing 5 things!

  2. Shel, sorry to hear you didn't like the book. I love it. It's one of my top favorites.

    And yes, Spring cannot get here fast enough! It was a gorgeous day here yesterday in the Big Apple...then last night it was freezing!! I'm so ready for warmer weather.

    I am planning another two weeks today. I think I should have a few things set before the end of the month...if I'm lucky. And then I'll wait to plan more. I'm just giving people time to make suggestions.