Saturday, August 27, 2011

Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have?

Dreams and Goals:

  1. Witness something truly amazing and a miracle;
  2. Run a half and full marathon;
  3. Loose 100 lbs and keep it off;
  4. Get certified for scuba diving and then dive some of the best sites in the world;
  5. Travel around the world some day on an around the world ticket;
  6. Take my daughter to see as many different places in the world as possible;
  7. Visit the seven wonders of the world (many of the different lists):
  • Sleep and travel the Great Wall of China
  • Petra
  • Christ the Redeemer (there are actually three - one in Brazil the most famous, one in Havana, Cuba and one in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and I have visited two of them thus far so I need to hit up Brazil)
  • Machu Picchu
  • Chichen Itza (done)
  • Colosseum
  • Taj Mahal
  • Great Pyramid of Giza
I also want to include natural wonders; ancient world (the ones that are actually around; Medieval world; and modern
  • Natural
  • Grand Canyon
  • Great Barrier REef
  • Harbor of Rio de Janeiro
  • Mount Everest
  • Aurora (we see these sometimes at home but I would like to travel further north to seem them in their true brilliance)
  • Paicutin Volcano
  • Victoria falls

  • Ancient World
  • Great Pyramid of Giza
  • Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  • Statue of Zeus at Olympia
  • Temple of Aremis at Ephesus
  • Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus
  • Colossus of Rhodes
  • Lighthouse of Alexandria

  • Medieval World
  • Stonehenge
  • Colosseum
  • Catacoms of Kom el Shoqafa
  • Great Wall of China
  • Porcelain tower of Nanjing
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa

  • Modern
  • Channel Tunnel
  • CN Tower (check)
  • Empire State Building (check)
  • Golden Gate Bridge (check)
  • Itaipu Dam
  • Delta Works
  • Panama Canal

Friday, August 26, 2011

Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why.

This is one is actually very difficult. But I think for one day I would want to switch places with either President Obama or Richard Branson.

I pick Obama because I would like to have his job just for one day to try and reform some of the US policy that I find contrary to the interests and the values that the country hold. The country professes so many things and then has policies that work contrary to those polices.

I picked Branson because of the resources he has at his disposable and I would find it interesting to try some of his toys.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play.

These are from my Kick A$$ playlist - which I usually listen to
  1. Green Day - Good Riddance (Time of your life)
  2. Coldplay - Clocks
  3. Priscilla Ahn - Dream
  4. Pitbull - Give me Everything
  5. Divine Brown - Lay it on the line
  6. Nickelback - burn it to the ground
  7. Usher - DJ got Us Fallin' in Love
  8. OneRepublic - Apologize
  9. Tom Cochrane - Life is a highway
  10. Collective Soul - Needs
These are taken from all songs on my iPhone ( 1027 Songs in total)
  1. Jock Jams - Cotton Eye Joe
  2. DJ Khaled - All I do is Win
  3. S Club 7 - Never had a dream come true
  4. Sarah McLachlan - City of Angels
  5. K'naan - Wavin' Flag
  6. Frank Sinatra - The way you look tonight
  7. Celine Dion - A new day has come
  8. Michael Jackson - Beat It
  9. Simple Plan - Can't keep my hands off of you
  10. U2 - I Still haven't found what I'm looking for
  11. Katy Perry - Firework
  12. Faith Hill - This Kiss
  13. Norah Jones - Turn Me ON
  14. Celine Dion - O Come all ye faithful
  15. Land of 1000 Distances (Forest Gump Soundtrack)
  16. Counting Crows - Accidentally in Love
  17. Dave Barnes - Very Merry Christmas
  18. Spice Girls - Mama
  19. Kenny G - Santa Claus is coming to town
  20. Marilyn Manson - Beautiful People

Very interesting that out of that many songs 3 of the 20 were Christmas songs (although not at all surprising given the large amount of Christmas music I have and LOVE to start listening to in the fall!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Day 14- A picture of you and your family.

Well it's not a really good picture and it's from last halloween but the problem with photo lovers like my mom and I is that we are usually behind the camera. Although, I am sure that there are more pictures that my mom has. Anyways - this is Boo at the Zoo from last year (hence the animal hats for my parents - my devil horns well those are an everyday accessory for me :) )

This is one of my last pictures with lil C before she took off for her summer adventures.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently.

Dear you,

I don't even think you realize that you hurt me and that you continue to do it. I wish I had the strength to break away from you entirely to stop the hurt but I don't. I know that you are using me to fill a part of your life and soon that will come to an end. I feel utterly disposable in your life. You turn to me when you need an opinion, a thought or someone just to listen to you, which is fine I need that in my life too and I turn to you for the same reason and I turn to my true friends for the same thing. Heck, one of my friends I value the most I haven't spoken to in a month because I've been so busy and she's been busy. The difference is that I know that at any moment when we need the other person we will be there.

You as a friend act differently and I know that soon this friendship will come to an end and you don't even seem to see or understand why. The worst part of this is that you continually try to change who you are to "reinvent" yourself to find something that you think will fulfill you rather than looking to your own life to see what you do have and how full your life already is.

I am frustrated and hurt and what's worse is I don't even think you know.

I hope that one day you realize this and I hope that you will find what you are looking for.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Day 12- How you found out about blogging and why you made one.

Day 12- How you found out about blogging and why you made one.

I don't remember how I first learned about blogging. However, one thing that I can remember about blogs and my thoughts was after hearing about the Julie/Julia Project

I know that a few members of a message board that I used to belong to also had blogs and I is one of their blogs that inspired me to start trying my own blog.

I started writing because I wanted to keep track of my new years resolutions. That project failed horribly (I am not so good with new years resolutions). The it became to track and be publicly accountable for my weight loss and exercise journal. The main reason why I continue to blog is to keep track of some of my thoughts, my journey through weight loss and also my cooking (because I would LOVE to be a full time chef).