Tag Archives: 43 Things

“Demain, le Bubblegum pour tout!”

2 Oct

“A very hard word. MASSACHUSETTS!”

I’ve dreamt about visiting Paris since January of seventh grade, when my foreign language teacher stopped teaching us Spanish (hated it) and began teaching French. She pulled down a map of the country and pointed out les Alpes, le Seine, and le big yellow star which was Paris. The first French word I learned: le crayon. French for pencil, in case you didn’t know.

louvre-museum-picture

In my third year of college, I signed up for an extra class to brush up on my conversational French. I planned to spend that spring’s semester in Paris. Two weeks into the class I realized only one class at a French university would apply towards my degree… It didn’t make sense.

I’m 22 and I’m still dreaming about walking up to the giant glass pyramid in front of the Louvre. I want to see the city as the Impressionist painters saw it (and I’m sure if I take out my contacts I very well could). I want to nibble on a croissant in a cafe like Gene Kelly did in An American in Paris (disregarding the fact that it was a cafe inside a Hollywood movie studio). I want to think fondly of my cute old high school French teacher and hum “Aux Champs-Elysees” as I walk down l’Avenue. I want to look up at the Eiffel Tower and imagine I am Sarah Jessica Parker except NOT sad about being away from my closest friends. Really, I just want to walk down the adorable little streets and hear people speaking that intoxicating language and see them going about their fabulous European-Union daily lives.

Paris_Street_on_a_Rainy_Day,_1877,_Gustave_Caillebotte

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Lurker Entry #1

2 Jan

Happy New Years. Lurker Entry #1 is me lurking someone’s 43 Things list. For those of you who don’t know, 43things.com is a website where people generally kill time at work by listing 43 things they want to do in life. Why this is on the Internet, I don’t know, but today it’s on the Internet for my sheer lurking pleasure. Today we will look at “Nonprofit” ‘s list. Lurker notes are in red.

I’m doing 42 things
 

nonprofit’s Life List

  1. 1. divide zero
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  2. Clearly, Nonprofit is one witty guy.
  3. 2. meet people In Portand Oregon
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1 person
  4. Aw. Homeboy needs a friend.
  5. 3. write to interesting people about impossible things
    4 cheers
    1 person
  6. 4. imagine myself at the foot of an infinite staircase, and an exuberant spirit is flinging tennis ball after tennis ball down the stairs, and the thing that I want most in the world is a tennis ball
    3 entries . 4 cheers
    1 person
  7. 5. have lunch with Randi Rhodes
    1 entry
    1 person
  8. Probably should focus on “meeting people” first.
  9. 6. Impeach George and Dick
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  10. 7. harness gravity into electricity – want to help?
    2 entries
    1 person
  11. Tag: witty, sonofabitch
  12. 8. go to burning man
    3 cheers
    1,330 people
  13. 9. see real news
    3 cheers
    1 person
  14. 10. see free elections in Mexico
    2 cheers
    1 person
  15. I’m inferring that you never leave Portland, Oregon. This probably won’t happen.
  16. 11. visit Cuba
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    298 people
  1. 12. vote for Cindy Sheehan
    1 entry
    1 person
  2. 13. make sushi and eat it!
    4 cheers
    1 person
  3. 14. define infinite probability
    1 entry
    1 person
  4. Probably why you can’t “meet people.”
  1. 15. play with dolphins
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    7 people
  2. Awkward.
  3. 16. love an Angel
    1 entry
    1 person
  4. Awkward x 2.
  5. 17. Praise Jimmy Carter
    3 cheers
    1 person
  6. 18. get married
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    16,571 people
  1. 19. have an epiphany
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    25 people
  2. Here’s one: “Love an angel” is not going to help you meet girls.
  3. 20. merge
    1 entry
    2 people
  1. 21. create paired photons
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  2. Should be “Stop trying to cyberwoo girls with science jargon.”
  3. 22. speak to light
    2 cheers
    1 person
  4. 23. rhetorical
    1 entry
    1 person

24. Know that as important as hanging on is, so is knowing when to let go
1 entry . 6 cheers
89 people
  1. 25. give meaning to everyday of my life
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    7 people
  2. Start by learning good grammar.
  3. 26. Live to see REAL progress in the mentality of the masses concerning the VALUE of fiber arts in today’s society!
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  4. 27. be more tolerant of stupid, annoying people
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    28 people
  5. 28. be better at small talk
    2 cheers
    79 people
  6. 29. laugh more often
    1 cheer
    247 people
  7. 30. write more love letters 133 people
  8. To who?
  9. 31. love my pet
    1 entry
    1 person
  10. Probably should not have a pet if you have to make a 43 things entry to love it. New entry: Donate pet to mspca.
  11. 32. remember the future
    1 entry
    2 people
  12. Tag: 2witty4uLOLZ
  13. 33. Re-embrace the catharsis of writing
    1 entry
    1 person
  14. 34. Save the Honeybees?!
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    11 people
  15. Pretty much added this one to Meet 10 Other People on 43things.com
  16. 35. Solve my Poverty
    1 entry
    1 person
  17. Get a job
  18. 36. Make “POAT” a real word
    1 entry
    1 person
  19. 37. embrace my wierdness and pat it’s little head
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    5 people
  20. And be weird enough to get lurked on 43things.com, then blogged about (CHECK!)
  21. 38. write chinese characters for the joy of it
    1 entry
    1 person
  22. Asian Envy.
  23. 39. use it up, wear it out, make do or go without
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    2 people
  24. 40. Be (or, at least, feel) sexier
    1 entry
    4 people
  25. Not happening. Sorry guy.
  26. 41. coffee and a manual for life, please
    1 entry
    1 person
  27. Go to Starbucks with a copy of “He’s Just Not That Into You”
  28. 42. join Amnesty International’s Greetings Card Campaign 2008
    25 team members
  29. Write 43rd thing.
  30. LURKED
  31. In conclusion, here’s my New Years’ Eve Recap (featuring Greg Porter, Chris, New acquaintances 5’2″ Caucasian Derek, Nicole, “This is How I Ride” in-reference-to-the-partybus Guy, and many other people whose names I can’t remember.
  32. Partybus + Rum = BAD IDEA
  33. Hip Hop Show ft. White People watching White People Rap + BAD IDEA = No recollection of anyone rapping.
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