“But tonight, I’m going to live for today
so come along for the ride
I hope I’m old before I die”
Can’t remember when, but I read (and own) all 66!
|002 .||Build a home library of my dreams|
|003 .||Donate blood (I’ve never been heavy enough!)|
|004 .||Take the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test)|
|005 .||Go to Japan|
01/08/05 – LotR Marathon at Tina’s. Great series, but not recommended, as we were all very butt-sore by the end!
|007 .||Visit the world’s 3 largest aquariums:
Churaumi Aquarium (JPN)
Acquario di Genova (EUR)
05/11/13 – Tela, Honduras. We were at a resort after SVOSH and they offered a little morning excursion to Punta Sal. Our many adventures included an island jungle hike, snorkeling, swimming through a cave, and a fresh meal on the beach. Best $50 I’ve ever spent!
01/20/06 – Galaxy Drive-In Theater. A little drive-in just south of Dallas that I had never heard of. My brothers took me for my birthday, and I had a great time! It was like having a private big screen to ourselves. That night was a double feature: Hoodwinked/Fun With Dick and Jane
04/21/07 – Dallas Theater Center. It was on a date with Long. It was a modernized interpretation that was pretty entertaining.
|011 .||Play every main Final Fantasy RPG: II III
Some I played on emulators, as they were before my time. I would still have to say FF8 was my favorite.
06/21/09 – Distant Worlds by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Arnie Roth. Absolutely amazing. We splurged a little for the loge boxes. Seeing all my familiar DSO musicians playing old Final Fantasy favorites was really special.
|013 .||Win some money in Vegas (Just a few dollars would be fine. The only time I went, I was too young!)|
09/11/05 – AnimeFest – Sakamoto Maaya. I was bummed I missed out on Do As Infinity when they were in Dallas, but getting to hear Sakamoto Maaya more than made up for it. One of my favorites!
|015 .||Watch an anime title for every letter of the alphabet (Just have ‘Q’ to go. You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to find one worth watching.)|
|016 .||Stay at the Ice Hotel and see the northern lights|
|017 .||Watch all eight Harry Potter movies back to back|
01/18/06 – Ballroom Dance class at UTA. Took a course along with Deanna. Even though I only remember the Cha Cha and Waltz, I had so much fun and made some great friends
|019 .||Ride an ostrich (Really I want to ride a chocobo, but this will have to do.)|
|020 .||Participate in a murder mystery party|
03/18/05 – Pi-Chi. She was a surprise gift from Long. Not too sure my parents were thrilled to have rodents in the house, but she was very cute all the same.
10/30/06 – Frodo from LotR. I never had the opportunity to dress up growing up, so it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I absolutely love costumes and theme parties now.
08/22/12 – Donated 10 inches at Hi, Gorgeous. Worked out pretty well, since I’m always so bad about getting my hair cut regularly like I’m suppose to. This way I have an excuse to save it.
|024 .||Learn how to cook my mom’s pho|
|025 .||Try a bottle of Kona Deep|
|026 .||Build my own Little Free Library|
|027 .||Attend an improv comedy club|
10/29/09 – DSO, Conductor Stephane Deneve, Soloist Steven Osborne. Pretty much fell in love with this piece after hearing it in Nodame Cantabile. The DSO and Stephane Deneve did not disappoint.
02/11/10 – Record breaking snowfall in Texas.
01/05/07 – Bible study at church. Just something silly I’ve always seen on TV, but never remembered to do.
|031 .||Release 25 books on bookcrossing.com (22 more to go!)|
02/27/09 – Raodtrip with Grace. We took something like a two hour detour on a trip back to Dallas from Houston to eat at place we had only seen on YouTube. Thank God for GPS! Pretty sure we were the only skinny people there. Absolutely terrible for you, and completely wonderful. I’ve had lots of chicken fried bacon since then, particularly at the State Fair, and none compare. You’ve got to go to Sodalak’s for the best.
11/11/09 – Handed it to Frank Warren himself when he came to UTA. It was one of those touring events. The openness of total strangers always surprises me.
|034 .||Finish learning Besaid Island by Masashi Hamauzu on piano|
10/13/12 – Color Run – Memphis, TN. Okay, so we may not have run much of the way, but it still counts! The happiest 5k on the planet!
10/2/11 – Bought an Erhu! Can’t say I’m very good yet, but I can squeak out Twinkle Tinkle Little Star!