Monday, February 26, 2007

gearing up...

I've got exactly a month to go until the project starts, and by the end of today, I will have the entire first month totally planned out. I'm absolutely flexible, and will welcome unplanned opportunities, surprises and spontaneous decisions. Almost everybody has been super supportive, which makes me pretty certain I can do this. It would be easy to say I might give up on it, but why would anybody say that?

Thursday, February 15, 2007

weird stuff I HAVE done...

taken a trapeze class
ridden the subway in winter without pants
worn an animal mascot costume
sang in Carnegie Hall
driven a boat
saved a baby
been to a residence in every borough
swam with dolphins
ridden a llama
set off a cherry bomb
escaped a rip current
auditioned for a Broadway show
auditioned for Saved by the Bell: The New Class
masqueraded as a boy
run a road race
eaten cactus
sat in a cop car
had ice cream stolen out of my hand by a monkey
sang the national anthem at a sporting event
partied at a celebrity's house
called 911
delivered a kitten
had my scent tracked by a bloodhound

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

In case I want to be non-weird...

More from the land of exactly "exactly what I'm looking for":

Take up or let down a hem and re-sew it by hand
Read a book of the Bible all the way through
Learn to throw a curveball
Live like a Hassidic Jew on the sabbath
Watch videos at the NY Library for the Performing Arts
Deliver a Pizza
Shoot a gun
Purl (Angela, I and my frustrated NYC knitter friends thank you!)
Play chess in the park with the regulars

Monday, February 5, 2007

...and then?

I've gotten some amazing suggestions in the last couple of days. Friends Robyn, Rachael and Mom, among wonderful others, have sent some great, great ideas. LeMar M. sent this list, which is pretty much exactly what I'm looking for:

1) Give a waiter/waitress a hug of gratitude after you've paid for your meal.
2) Ask a taxi driver if he/she has children.
3) Listen to a Clear Channel radio station all day and keep a tally of how many times the first song you hear plays.
4) Do ten jumping jacks outside of the St. Marks Crif Dogs.
5) Ask someone who speaks a foreign language (not Spanish) how to say:
a) I love you.
b) I don't know.
c) Candy is my favorite.
d) Where are all the babies?