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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!)
If your life were a movie, what would the soundrack be?
Thursday, 16 August 2007
So, Here's How It Works:

1. Open your music player
2. Put it on random/shuffle - whatever.
3. Play.
4. For each 'stage of life' put down the song title and artist.
5. Change songs for each new 'stage of life'.
6. Don't lie to try to be cool and skip songs. We know you've got dodgy stuff belonging to your parents on your 'puter.

Opening Credits: Ready, Willing and Able - Doris Day (er, here we go then!)
Waking Up: Intimacy – The Corrs
First Day At School: The Irish Rover – The Pogues (How did they know this early???!)
Falling In Love: Blinky Blue Eyed Sunrise – Mutant (it sounds better than it looks)
Fight Song: Jane Doe – Alicia Keyes (yeah bearch! Get yo hands off ma mayan!)
Breaking Up: Fortunate Son - Credence Clearwater Revival (it ain’t me! Mwahahahahaha!)
Prom: One Day I’ll Fly Away – Nicole Kidman (I was the moody one on the balcony in a big dress)
Sex: Dark and Long – Underworld (I kid you not!!!)
Life: I am the Cosmos – Chris Bell (see? Even the universe agrees with me!)
Mental Breakdown: Murmullo – Buena Vista Social Club (a nice slow descent into madness, clearly!)
Drugs: The Perfect Kiss – New Order (!!!)
Driving: Part Time Lover – Elton John (obviously, top down in a convertible with a mate down a highway!)
Flashback: Champagne Supernova - Oasis (back to the good old long, dark days of the perfect kiss!)
Getting Back Together: All Apologies – Nirvana (oh, great!)
Wedding: Take on Me – Aha (I am SOOOO walking down the aisle to this!)
Honey moon: Use Me – Bill Withers (charming)
Birth of Child: Exhausted – Foo Fighters (a little shocking for the labour suite…)
Partners death: Clocks – Coldplay (does this mean I’ve been waiting for it to happen?)
Final Battle: Dirty Harry’s Revenge – Adam F/Beenie Man & Siamese (it’s a fast fight – involving cars, drugs, guns…possibly a bombed out ship at the docks).
Attempted suicide: Do You Remember – Phil Collins (am starting to feel slightly embarrassed now).
Death Scene: Fourth Rendezvous – Jean Michel Jarre (‘cos, y’know, I’ll be back before you know it – or I’ll always be with you, or something. It’s just the tiniest bit upbeat!!)
Funeral: Wasting My Time – Boomkat (quite – let’s all just go home then, huh?)
End Credits: Time of the Season – Big Blue Missile and Scott Weiland


posted by Nomes @ Thursday, August 16, 2007  
  • At 9:21 am, August 17, 2007, Anonymous Helena said…

    Ooh - I want to play! (Note: this is a random selectio from the rather limited music I have on my work laptop!)

    Opening Credits: Oh My Sweet Carolina (Ryan Adams)

    Waking Up: Who Knows (Avril Lavigne)

    First Day At School: Fingers (Pink)

    Falling In Love: No Place to Hide (Declan O’Rourke)

    Fight Song: Nine Million Bicycles (Katie Melua) (I’m not much of a fighting person then going by this song!!!)

    Breaking Up: Cuz I can (Pink)

    Prom: January Man (Christy Moore)

    Sex: Rehab (Amy Winehouse)

    Life: He Wasn’t (Avril Lavigne)

    Mental Breakdown: Come Away With Me (Norah Jones)

    Drugs: Give me Novocaine (Green Day)

    Driving: Long Way To Happy (Pink)

    Flashback: Needles (The Cake Sale)

    Getting Back Together: Smile (Madeleine Peyroux)

    Wedding: Ride On (Christy Moore)

    Honey moon: Short People (Randy Newman)

    Birth of Child: No Brakes (Declan O’Rourke)

    Partners death: I love you (Mick Hucknill – De-Lovely)

    Final Battle: It was a very good year (Robbie Williams)

    Attempted suicide: Get Rhythm (Johnny Cash)

    Death Scene: A Little Bit (Madeleine Peyroux)

    Funeral: Wicked Game (Chris Isaak)

    End Credits: Anchorage (Michelle Shocked)

  • At 6:25 am, August 18, 2007, Blogger In a NV Minute said…

    okay, here goes, but don't you be laffing at my old music now, girl ;-)

    Opening Credits: Blues Brothers - Sweet Home Chicago

    Waking Up: ZZ Top - Tush (what a way to start your day!)

    First Day At School: U2 - Vertigo

    Falling In Love: LIta Ford - Kiss me deadly

    Fight Song: The Donnas - Take it off

    Breaking Up: No Doubt - Don't Speak

    Prom: ZZ Top - Gimme all your lovin'

    Sex: Clapton - The way that you use it ... hmmm

    Life: Bush - Everything Zen

    Mental Breakdown: Rush - Red Sector A

    Drugs: Tom Petty - Last Dance with Mary Jane (for real - it just came up)

    Driving: Miles Davis - Recollections

    Flashback: Evanescence - Going Under (under what?)

    Getting Back Together: Sheryl Crow - First cut is the deepest

    Wedding: Police - Roxanne

    Honey moon: Led Zeppelin - Stairway to heaven

    Birth of Child: The Clash - Should I stay or should I go (typical male response)

    Partners death: Dishwalla - Counting Blue Cars

    Final Battle: Meredith Brooks - I'm a bitch

    Attempted suicide: Bonnie Raitt - I can't make you love me (how prophetic)

    Death Scene: Guns N'Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine

    Funeral: Bob Marley - Jammin' (oh yeah, it's now in my will!)

    End Credits: Beatles - Ticket to Ride (and we are outta here ...)

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