Friday, March 4, 2011

It's way too early to be blogging....but here goes...

It's been a long week.  I've been feeling a little sick & the weather is making me crazy, warm, cold, warm, rainy...oy!  I need a break...so I blog...

May can't get here fast enough.  I am excited about doing these 40 weeks.  40 celebrations just for me!  How vain is that?!?!?!  I'm going to enjoy myself!!!  40 is really  looking good!!!

So I've been trying to get my 20 picks planned out.  There are some definite dates set & I'm really looking forward to them.  And then there are issues with trying to get people to clear their schedules just for me...again, there is that vanity issue. 

Already set...
# 55 go to Sylvia's in Harlem for chicken & wings...oh yes, this was planned as soon as it made the list.  My friend Aisha is joining me for this one.  We are going to celebrate both of our birthdays as we are a few weeks apart.  This is actually my gift to her.  She is a great friend & has been really supportive about this whole 40 weeks mission. 

#11 hostess a tea party...this will probably end up being the most expensive mission!  I have been trying to get everything just perfect for this one.  I even bought a set of fine China teacups & saucers...spent way too much money for them, but you only live once & you can't take the money with you when you die...so live it up!  I even found some cute party favors & a fun craft project to be do at the party.  And I'm enjoying testing out various teas just to make sure I serve the right flavor.

# 3 go for frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity in NYC...not too costly & luckily I can grab friends at any time to do this one.  I doubt I'll have to worry about clearing anyone's schedules for this one.  Plus several people have already asked if they could go for this one. 

#19 karaoke night with some friends...this is going to be the big party night!  Somehow I see this one ending with me on You Tube!  But I am really looking forward to this event.  I have a feeling it's going to be the best birthday party ever!!!  And luckily I have friends amped up about this mission...although I think it's only because they want to see me make a fool out of myself! 

#29 walk across the Brooklyn Bridge...I'm looking forward to a great weather day for this one.  I love the views around NY & Brooklyn boasts a lot of beauty.  I am looking forward to checking out the park nearby.  I heard it's been redone & should be worth some photos.

Awaiting ticket purchases...
#138 go to a Cirque de Soleil show
#139 go see 'The Lion King' on Broadway
#141 Madame Tussaud's in NYC
#142 Magical Nights magic show & dinner
#146 go see 'Blue Man Group'
#127 take a Hudson River Cruise
#69 go to the circus
A few aren't too bad...but NYC theater isn't cheap.  I have to see if people are going to want to go with me...especially once I tell them the costs for some of these tickets.  Although I get some good prices through this discount place my company orders from...so maybe it won't be too bad.

And I'm trying to work out some issues...
#15 get 40 people together for a picnic in the park...oy!  Where do I even start on this one?  I already had the park & precise location picked out.  Then I find out I need a permit if 40 people show up...so I ask my friends via a Facebook post what weekend in June works for everyone.  That's when the drama started.  No one was happy about the park I picked.  Oh well.  Too bad.  I'm not changing my plan.  I just might not be able to get 40 people together, but I'm still going to have fun.  Apparently my friends have forgotten that I am a Taurus & I can be rather stubborn!

#52 trip to the Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC...this could be a problem as I might need a few days for this one.  That will include hotel & travel & food expenses.  I'm going to make this one work.  I grew up watching 'All in the Family' & I'm itching to see Archie Bunker's chair.  Plus I love 'The Wizard of Oz' & would love to see the ruby red slippers Judy Garland wore.  I hear she had small feet.  The museums are huge & offer lots to see.  I'm going to have to map out each museum to be sure I see it all.  So yes, this one needs more planning.

# 81 Howe Caverns...this one only has a travel issue.  The cost is not too bad.  Getting there & back is my problem.  I don't have a car...oh right, I also don't have a drivers license.  Yup, that is the bigger problem here.  But I want to work this one out.  I keep checking out the site & I really want to get there. 



By the way, I have been looking into selling some things on ebay to help fund these weeks.  Anyone else sell on ebay?  Or on any other site?  I was looking for some tips & feedback.  Thanks!

So here is the most recent list...
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
116 - find out how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop
117 - go to Adventureland
118 - sail in a rowboat on the lake in Central Park
119 - sail a toy boat on the pond in Central Park
120 - make a boat out of materials found in nature & see if it floats
121 - go to Five Guys for breakfast, lunch & dinner so you can say you had 15 guys in one day
122 - go on the ferris wheel in the Toys R Us in Times Square
123 - go to Alice's Tea Cup in the city with the O'Connors
124 - go to the Top of the Rock
125 - paint a realistic flower
126 - spend the day in NYC with the Iglesias' & O'Connors
127 - take a Hudson River cruise
128 - buy a telescope to see the stars
129 - bounce on a trampoline
130 - make a paper mache artwork
131 - go for a helocopter ride over NYC
132 - go to a concert
133 - get new clothes
134 - go through the Corn Maze at the Queens County Farm ~ see if you can get out in 40 minutes or less
135 - grow out your hair for Locks of Love
136 - go for breakfast at the Belmont Race Track
137 - go to Build A Bear
138 - go to a Cirque deSoleil show
139 - go see 'TheLion King' on Broadway
140 - go see a foreign language film
141 - Madame Tussaud's in NYC
142 - Magical Nights magic show & dinner in NYC
143 - take a jewelry making class
144 - go to Dylan's Candy Bar in NYC
145 - visit the Lous Armstrong house in Corona
146 - go see 'Blue Man Group' in NYC

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