The Adventure Continues...

Rants, raves and random observations from an itinerant epidemiologist.

100 in 1000
  1. Spend a week up a mountain learning to ski
  2. Visit Karoline's place in Moravia
  3. Hold a conversation in Czech (only)
  4. Drink 500ml of each of the following beers:
    1. Pilsner
    2. Staroprammen
    3. Budvar
    4. Velke Popovice
    5. U Fleku
    6. Gambrinus
    7. Krusovice
  5. Respond to at least one GOARN request (WHO and MSF are also acceptable)
  6. Travel across the Atlantic
  7. Return to South America
  8. Read a book to, or with, an impressionably aged child
  9. Participate in one NanoWriMo Challenge and come within at least 10,000 words of the goal length
  10. Have my nose pierced
  11. Have my next tattoo drawn
  12. Purchase the perfect jeans (x 2 pairs)
  13. Attend a spin class 3 times a week for 8 consecutive weeks
  14. Bake Viv's cheesecake
  15. Make David's casserole
  16. Make David's Chicken Cashew-nut Stirfry
  17. Invite 4 people who don't know one another too well to dinner
  18. Ride from Vienna to Venice on a motorbike (pillion acceptable, those less desirable)
  19. Attend a book group for at least two books
  20. Go on a choir weekend (learn and perform difficult piece in two/three days)
  21. Visit Madame Tussaud's (in London)
  22. Take an architecture appreciation course
  23. Join an all-girl group and sing a solo
  24. Publish in a scientific journal (top two authors)
  25. Cook a duck or other 'waterfowl'.
  26. Locate the Al-Timimi's from Doha Veterinary Practise
  27. Have a pedicure
  28. Maintain a Brazilian (ouch) for three months.
  29. Find a trustworthy Czech hairdresser
  30. Treat my inner-6-year-old twice a week (at least)
  31. Do the liver-cleansing diet properly (12 weeks)
  32. Don't eat out for one month
  33. Find a flat and flatmate
  34. Purchase one Joseph sweater
  35. Purchase one of the following pairs of designer shoes (they MUST also be COMFORTABLE, and be able to be worn with 4 different outfits and 2 types of occasion): Jimmy Choos, Manolo Blahniks, Christian Louboutin (Ebay or 2nd hand are acceptable)
  36. Send 5 books to the booksphere and track them.
  37. Go hanggliding
  38. Read 10 'classic' books (from 1001 Books to Read before you Die)
    1. Moll Flanders
    2. Everything is illuminated
    3. Madam Bovary
    4. Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintainance
    5. Catch-22
    6. Odysseus
    7. On the Road
  1. Run (non-stop!) for 5kms outside (preferably in a street race thingy)
  2. Send Christmas Cards on time
  3. Make a collage/mural out of street lights on my wall
  4. Buy a bed, build it, and sleep soundly in it
  5. Go to Africa
  6. Host an 'event' (classified as and when)
  7. Organise a 30th Birthday Party
  8. Wear a costume
  9. Sing on stage
  10. Buy a painting that evokes memories of Prague (cannot involve queues!)
  11. Learn a god-damned card game that stays in my memory (other than fish/snap)
  12. See sunrise. Be sober. Have woken for it. Excludes months Nov-Mar
  13. Take a walk and flip coins at each intersection
  14. Win something
  15. Draft a will
  16. Take a roadtrip
  17. Go to Italy already
  18. Sea Kayak around Abel Tasman Park (NZ)
  19. Get plants
  20. Take a train to another Eastern European Destination (accession countries are acceptable) alone preferably.
  21. Get UK to give me a provisional motorcyclists license and simultaneously get a 'card' license.
  22. Go SCUBA diving again - at least two dives lasting 30mins each.
  23. Go to a dentist. *sigh*
  24. Do a Czech Wine Trail. And live to tell the tale
  25. Make an 'outbreak emergency kit'.
  26. Go to bed prior to 11pm every night (inc weekends) for four consecutive weeks.
  27. Marvel over lack of tiredness
  28. Dine at a Gordon Ramsey restaurant (or Nobu)- preferably for free.
  29. Bet on the nags
  30. Do something for charity (applying and getting a 'red card' will count)
  31. Walk along the Champs Elysee
  32. Do 100 sit ups in a row
  33. Do 50 pressups (arms in tight)
  34. Make branston pickle (or nearest substitute)
  35. Cook something 'new' and 'adventurous' at least once a month
  36. Find a mentor
  37. Be a mentor
  38. Learn what mentoring is all about
  39. Meet an online person in real life
  40. Resist the flirt. Once. Just one night. It's okay if people don't immediately succumb to my natural charm. Really it is.
  41. Spend time at a spa (spa towns in the CR don't count)
  42. Send a care package to someone
  43. Get a Tata Bojs CD
  45. Order new contact lenses.
  46. Make a list of things I take with me when I pack for different occasions
  47. Eat lobster. Prepared by someone else.
  48. Back up the blog
  49. Put everything onto an external hard drive
  50. Find a DDR mat and console and 'dance, I say dance!'�
  51. Go to the beach and lie on the warm sand. For an hour. (with sunscreen on, natch)
  52. Take and complete a course in either: Tango, Salsa or Flamenco
  53. Join the Municipal Library of Prague
  54. Move to another country
  55. Go to a live concert of a band I actually like
  56. Pay off debts (student loan excl.)
  57. Send thank you cards for every gift I receive (other than the gift of happiness, blah blah blah).
  58. Get an agent (literary or theatre)
  59. Go to a sports bar without cringing, by personal choice
  60. Ride a rollercoaster
  61. Hold a snake
  62. Spend a day wandering around a museum (not art gallery!)
Short, brief and not particularly snappy. Enthralled yet?
Friday, 26 May 2006
Hastily scribbled message because a)I've been working *gasp* and b) I'm about to go home and start the big shift into the new house!

Yes folks, Adam (previously mentioned sneakily) is actually my flatmate-to-be. The flat is reasonably small, though both our bedrooms are large, and the bathroom is on the generous side too. The toilet is separate and far from the kitchen!

I have to furnish my own room, which is not a problem (I was hoping I'd get to) so I'm off to Ikea with Kat this evening. This month, I'll be sleeping on the futon, but I'm purchasing bedside tables and drawers tonight (there will be a hanging rail in the alcove created by covering the door that runs between the two rooms: wardrobe) and a duvet. That shoudl take care of all of my disposable income this month. Next month: a bed (frame, slats, mattress).

I'm so excited. There are already shelves in the room, so I'll have somewhere to put all my books. And, someone to talk to (i.e. open a bottle of wine with) in the evening! Hooray!

On another high point: Intunition are performing this weekend. I've been awfully slack and haven't sorted out the webpage, but since receiving a piece of software from Rowls, I'm hoping to get around to it soon.

Hesky vikend all.
posted by Nomes @ Friday, May 26, 2006  
  • At 9:39 am, May 30, 2006, Blogger Mums said…

    Hi GNomes,

    Checked out your photos - no pun intended. I've left my comments on a heap of them. But now I think I will have to visit Granada, especially after I've been to India. To me the decoration looks very similar to that on my Grandmother's jewellery box.

    I liked your tour around the town, even without the correct notation from the guide book. It does confirm your quirky nature!!

    Hope the move has gone well, and that you are enjoying having company, especially convivial company. Insh. I'll get to see your place in August??

    Hope I get to speak to you this weekend as well. Half an hour just doesn't cut it.

    Love you heaps, Mums

  • At 2:47 am, June 01, 2006, Blogger Mums said…

    Hi GNomes,

    Have seen the rest of your photos. You certainly do have an eye for the dramatic. Well done, they certainly give the flavour of the places.

    Thanks too for the photo of the pair of you. Much required - I'm going to include it on the photo "wall" - reduced to a shelf until we move to our own home and can put things on walls again.

    I've put comments on loads of your photos, just to let you know I've been there. Glad to see there were at least two other comments. Don't poeple realise you want feedback? Or are they just shy (what am I saying, if they're your friends they can't possibly be the shy retiring type).

    Better get on - this was not exactly what I had in mind to do this morning, and my time on the computer is almost up. Hopefully get to speak to you this weekend.

    Love, Mums

  • At 1:20 pm, June 09, 2006, Blogger mx said…

    Hey Nomes! Me again - can you tell I'm reading from oldest first ;) I hope the move went well and you had fun at Ikea buying all those little things that help one snuggle into a new abode. How's work going, by the way? I appreciate there's not a lot you can tell us, but I hope its keeping you busy (but not too busy), and most of all interested. My little team had evaporated by the time I returned from leave (someone forgot to water them?) but my fate will be revealed this Weds at an all-group meeting (I'm hoping if the news is too squeamy that they'll take me aside prior, but I've slotted in post-work drinks in case, well, we'll see). Meanwhile I'm plotting what my perfect career match might be. Being the online quiz queen that you are, do let me know if you're aware of any where friends can vote in what they see you doing (seriously) as a career, as I have very little idea (early mid-life crisis here I come, gad). I've certainly closed the door on Librarian Mx, but still wandering the corridor wondering which one to open now. All suggestions welcome!

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