Monday, May 01, 2006

Peter Pan I Am

Some folks online and out in the 3D world have suggested I am too old to have been flying on a zipline. Well, just because gravity won this round doesn't mean I concur with that assessment. I have a few other goals I have yet to accomplish but will not be removing from my 'do before I die list' and some other old favorites I intend never to be too old to do.

  • Get my motorcycle license, own a bike, and ride it from coast to coast.
  • Skydive
  • Parasail
  • Hang-glide
  • Jump on the trampoline
  • Use rope swings
  • Roll around on the floor having tickle fights with kids
  • Steam up the car windows at a drive-in movie
  • Skinny dip (no one says you have to watch once gravity has completely ravaged me, but I'll still be doing it anyway)
  • Giggle in church
  • Laugh until I can't breathe
  • Make funny faces at little kids so they giggle
  • Wear my tie dyes
  • Color with crayons (Tip for the day: Keep a box of crayons and a coloring book or pad of paper in your desk. If nothing else seems to go right pull it out. You can color your pictures any way you like and you can stay in the lines OR scribble it up, whatever makes you happy. Forget desktop zen gardens...go for the coloring books. Great stress buster for everyone, especially those who think they have no artistic talent. If you want you can sign them to yourself and hang them up...really make people wonder.)
  • Marvel over a bug, a melting snowflake, or a purple leaf
  • Imagine shapes in the clouds

Do you get the idea? I'm not planning on growing up any time soon. I'm not looking to get to the end with a well preserved corpse but skid into the grave all used up as they say. So anything I should add to this list?


Mark Leslie said...

What an awesome list. Your zest for life is inspiring. I hope it's okay if I borrow some of them for myself.

snavy said...

Except for the first 4 (which I have no desire to do - ever) -- I agree 100%!!!!

Here's to being young-at-heart forever!! Cheers!!

Gary said...

I'm getting the idea that you have one LUCKY husband. I love your spirit of adventure.

MyUtopia said...

That's a great list! You are not too old to zip-line.

barefoot_mistress said...

Eat ice cream in the summer while walkng barefoot in the grass!

Go buy yourself a bunch of red balloons, don't pretend they are for a birthday party....tell the salesperson that they are just for you...walk out of store with giant bunch of red balloons and yell, "Whoopeee!"

I love the coloring book idea, and thanks for giving us permission to "scribble it up!" LOL

lecram sinun said...

Love the list! Everybody should have one! Cheers!

gloria jean said...

Killer list! I've done the skydive, skinnydipping and rope swing. Tickle fights with the grandkids on occasion and I have a box of crayons right over there. LOVE crayons! The motorcycle has been on my mind for years; wonder if I'll ever get the nerve? Good for you Lime. You're such a youngin' at heart!

The Village Idiot said...

just because you lost(your war with gravity) doesn't mean you have to like it.

great list and if you ride the bike to Seattle, I will buy you a coffee :D Since I know of your deep and abiding love for the brew!

Moosekahl said...

You rock! Definitely no age limit on any of those. My ex-husband's grandpa has been skydiving 3 or 4 times now and he didn't start until he was 70!

Still Searching... said...

That is a wonderful list, and I wholeheartedly agree w/ colouring books and crayons. I've always had one tucked away, even before my daughter was born. When I'd leave it on the table, people would ask if I had been babysitting. When I replied nope, I had a few raised eyebrows but that's where the questions ended. I really don't know why people are so darned afraid of just loosening up a little!

Phain said...

Rock climb on real rocks not some wall inside a gym... And keep the zipline!!

Blueprincesa said...

When you're living an exciting life, you're bound to break a few bones.

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Anonymous said...

What a great attitude you have lime, all I can say is "you go girl" :)

DaMasta said...

I keep kids books in my desk. It's always refreshing to enjoy the simple things in life after a stressful day at the office.

Whether it be A light in the Attic or a kid's Almanac, it's always an enjoyable read!

EMME said...

I have a color book and crayons in my desk drawer and several at home. It is a great way to relive stress. I say go for the sky diving!!! I did it a couple weeks ago for the first time. It was for my birthday. It was the best. I like your lists. I would add white water rafting!