Saturday, November 22, 2008
since today is my birthday I have been reflecting on my “Bucket List”
what I have done so far;
I did the Excalibur Drive in Ireland
slept in a castle
swam in The Caribbean sea,
got my feet wet in the Irish Sea
had a daughter
had a son,watched them grow into wonderful adults
love my step children as my own
forgave my parents
slept under the stars
ate and loved foi gras and drank Dom Perignon
stayed in love
adopted a cat,grieved his death
adopted a big dog
made a home
learned to love and embrace all homemaking skills
understand the charm of a apron
play an instrument with some decree of skill
play that instrument in church
Gave back by coaching a youth sports team
had my portrait drawn
Spent a whole day eating junk food without feeling guilty.
Made love outdoors
learnt how to sweat pipes
Had a room with a view
Sent a message in a bottle
Took a horse and buggy ride.
Did the all NYC tourist things,although I am a native.
Learnt not to say yes when I really mean no
Made a complete and utter fool of myself many times
Took a ride on the highest roller coaster in the city
Spent a whole day reading a great novel
Made bread from scratch
became a good cook
Became a mentor to a young person who needed direction
Become a good listener
Spontaneously gave flowers to my husband for no reason
Wished upon a shooting star
Visited some of the countries our ancestors called home
Taught a class
Kissed passionately in public
married my husband twice, once in city hall the a few years later in church
had a star named after me
sat front and center at Operas and Broadway shows
became a vegan
made a website
I am sure there are many more that havent came to memory yet,
I still want to,
survive menopause mentally intact!!!
see more operas
become a grandma
live in the country
grow an edible garden
foster a horse
own a toy dog
have a spa mud bath
Dunk a basketball
Ride an elephant
Reflect on my greatest weakness, and realize how it is my greatest strength
Spend three months getting my body into optimum shape
Spend Christmas and New Year's in an exotic location
Learn to ballroom dance properly
Be an extra in a film
Make my own wine
Develope a talent for photography
find new antique shops
laugh until I cry
learn to love winter(or at least like it)
find a physical activity that both my hubby and I enjoy doing together
watch our kids living out their own Bucket List dreams
Kiss my husband passionately in public again,
and shhhhh dont tell anyone but eat more foi gras and drink Dom Perignon.
Whats on your list?
How Many Share Your Birthday
18 Million People Sing "Happy Birthday" Each Day
By Matt Rosenberg, About.com
If your birthday is any day except February 29, you share your birthday with approximately 1/365 of any population (0.274%).
Therefore, since the world population as of this writing is estimated at 6,568,250,905, you share your birthday with nearly 18 million people around the world (17,995,207).
Here are how many people you share your birthday with for countries around the world:
You currently share your birthday with about 824,456 people who reside in the United States but only 90,682 Canadians, 166,052 British, 225,813 Germans, and 349,216 Japanese.
On a grand scale, you share your birthday with about 3.6 million Chinese and 3 million Indians.
However, among the non-permanent residents of the world's least populated and smallest country in area, the Vatican City, you only share your birthday with 2 to 3 people on any given birthday. In the island country of Tuvalu, about 35 people sing "Happy Birthday" on any given day.
If you are lucky enough to have been born on February 29, you share your birthday with 1/1461 (because 366+365+365+365 equals 1461) of the population (0.068%) and so worldwide, you only share your birthday with a mere 4,495,722 people!
That means that a mere 204,630 Americans and only 22,507 Canadians share the very special February 29 birthday!
Happy Birthday to all who share it with me,
Lady of the Mote