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January 11, 2009 / merlisser

100 things worth doing (1-25)

This quote from superhero journal inspired me and others. It also set forth a meme of cool things to do.

And there were a few stories that stuck. One was a story that Elizabeth Gilbert paraphrased from a book she had read recently. The question posed was about living in the now and this writer responded that living in the now is overrated and unless you’re a yogi or a monk, pretty much impossible for us regular folk. He said that possibly, the key to a happy life is about having great memories to look back on and great things to look forward to. So take lots of pictures and make lots of plans!

My life is a mess right now. It’s such a mess that I don’t feel like sharing it right now. I will, however, write down some of the good memories of things past.

  1. Repainting my bedroom walls purple. (this is my favorite color). There’s something about being surrounded by your favorite color that just makes you a little bit happier
  2. Seeing Jerry Seinfeld perform
  3. Going on safari in Kenya
  4. Celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  5. Going to a DC (or any town really) where I didn’t know anybody (and had vague rumors of only one person I knew being there) and making a life there.
  6. Rubbing a puppy’s belly. They love it.
  7. Hearing Barack Obama speak
  8. Catching lightning bugs with my brother
  9. Reading Lolita by Vladimir Nabakov
  10. Having a hot dog at Gray’s Papaya
  11. Attending a Presidential Inauguration (I saw the Swearing in Ceremony for Clinton’s second)
  12. Volunteering for a political campaign (I’ve done several. Obama was fun. Kerry was fun too)
  13. Running a 5K
  14. Playing blackjack at a casino in Las Vegas
  15. Beignets at Cafe du Monde
  16. A pastrami on rye from Katz’s Delicatessen
  17. Seeing the Korean Memorial in Washington DC at night
  18. Getting a compliment from the Compliment Man
  19. Legal Observing for the 2000 IMF/World Bank Protest.
  20. Getting in touch with that old boyfriend you have dreams about and realize that he isn’t all that anyway (I’m leaving the name out of it here)
  21. Going inside a cave (it’s a completely different world in there)
  22. Doing something that scares you. It might not be that bad
  23. Browsing at a sex toy store. (dude that is an experience)
  24. Swimming in the ocean
  25. Cooking food with my grandma


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  1. Sanchovilla / Jan 14 2009 4:11 pm

    Oh how I would like to do #15! And yes, I’m totally with you on 24. Hi by the way 🙂

  2. merlisser / Jan 14 2009 5:18 pm

    Sancho! Lover!

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