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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!)
Better late than never: IN 2006
Friday, 2 March 2007

Best in-country friend: Kat
Best friend forever: Liorah
Lost any friends: No, all present and correct at last roll call.

Went out of the country: Yes
Moved: No
How many times on an airplane: Are you serious? Okay hang on (destinations only: Prague, Berlin, Copenhagen, Baku, Prague, London, Prague, Frankfurt, Baku, Frankfurt, Madrid, Prague, London, Barcelona, London, Prague, Venice, Prague, London, Amsterdam, Tallin, Prague, Zurich, Geneva, Prague, Barcelona, Mahon, Barcelona, Prague, Paris, Sao Paulo, Brazilia, Sao Paulo, Paris, Prague, Copenhagen). So that’s…36 planes I was on in 2006. Even I have to admit that’s disgusting.

Did you change: Yes. I’ve grown less enthusiastic.
New look: None whatsoever. I’m still wearing all the clothes I wore to work in NZ.
Most depressed time in 2006: Um, the bit in the middle, specifically related to work. And failed romances. They suck.
Best time in 2006: New Years with the crew, Azerbai-bloody-jan baby!, the holiday with Nis and Nine, meeting and moving in with Adam, hanging with J in the summer, having loads of visitors, having the crew for Christmas in Prague, being with the EPIET gang and sharing this New Years with them.

Did you get heartbroken: Not as such. Heart SORE, yes. Heartbroken? Nah.
Who was your summer love: I guess that would be the Dutchman. I guess.

Favorite Season: Autumn
Least favorite season: Winter
Good birthday? The scenery was great.

Got arrested: No
Had a crush: Yes
Lost a family member: No
Got bad grades: No
Got a Myspace: No (I had one before)
Kept a secret: Yes
Told a secret: No
Done something you totally regret: Nah, I stand by all of my actions. Which is good, because then I’m right there to pick up the pieces…

In 2006 I...
[ ] broke a promise
[ ] made a new best friend
[x] fallen out of love
[ ] lied
[ ] went behind your parents back
[ ] cried over a broken heart
[ ] disappointed someone close
[ ] hid a secret
[x] pretended to be happy
[x] kissed in the rain (oh yeah, so I did. Huh.)
[ ] slept under the stars
[ ] kept your new years resolution
[x] forgot your new years resolution
[x] met someone who changed your life
[x] met one of your idols
[ ] changed your outlook on life
[x] sat home all day doing nothing
[x] pretended to be sick
[x] left the country
[ ]almost died
[ ] given up something important to you
[x] lost something expensive
[x] learned something new about yourself
[x] tried something you normally wouldn't try and liked it
[ ] made a change in your life
[x] found out who your true friends were
[x] met great people
[x] stayed up 'til sunrise
[x] pigged out over the summer
[x] cried over the silliest thing
[x] was never home on weekends
[ ] got into a car accident
[x] had friends who were drifting away from you (or me them)
[x] had someone close to me die
[x] had a high cell phone bill
[ ] wasted most of my money on food
[ ] had a fist fight
[ ] went to the beach
[ ] saw a celebrity
[x] got sick
[x] liked more than 5 people at the same time
[x] became closer to a lot of people

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posted by Nomes @ Friday, March 02, 2007  
  • At 10:10 am, March 04, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Nomes... you're *far* too glam to be wearing the same work clothes as you did in NZ! Not that there was anything wrong with your clothes, but it suggest you're woefully under-(retail)therapied, which can't be healthy. I insist you travel to eBay at once and pick up a nice pair of Jimmy Choos (#35 on your list) - you can then kill two birds with one pair of sexy stones.


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