GREEN = Been there, done that.
BLUE = Want to go within the next year.
YELLOW = Want to visit before I die.
RED = Wouldn't want to go there, even if the trip was free.
My map is below; I hope it doesn't offend anyone. The blank or white spaces are places I have no opinion on. Basically, I would go if you invited me. :)
Day Two: 11/27
"Today, gaze at everyone you see and wonder if they could be the love of your life."
We've finally made it. Today's my birthday, so we can advance past page one starting tomorrow. :) Just to show you how far we've come, look at Day One now:
It's been a fun ride, but I'm excited to start exploring the rest of the book. So today will be the last task we do from the "Beginners" page.
"Give your genetalia a pet name."
I'd tell you ours, but it's such an inside joke that only a huge ATHF fan or someone with a twisted sense of humor would get it. :)
If you can't think of anything just yet, try scrolling through this list of the suposedly worst nicknames for man meat.
"Try a new sandwich filling."
I am a creature of habit when it comes to eating lunch: Cracked Peppermill turkey, swiss cheeze and deli mustard on a roll. If I get a wrap, it's usually grilled chicken and mozzarella or chicken fajita (peppers/salsa/guac). Today, I will try something new. Maybe something vegetarian for a change?
If you try a new sandwich today, tell me about it. Was it good? Would you add it to your list of regulars? I'll update after lunch with my own new sandwich review.
aaaand we're back. The sandwich I had today is called the "Goodfella" and came from a place called "Bagels by the Park" here in Brooklyn. It was delicious. Liek a rolled up pepperoni pizza on italian bread. It was a bit messy and filling to go on a regulars list, but the next time I'm craving a chicken parm, I'll snag one of these instead.
As for myself, I am going to revert back to my days as a freshman at Texas A&M University. During 'Howdy Week' we greeted everyone with a cheerful Howdy! in place of the usual salutations. I always love how people up here react to a "Howdy" like friendship and kindness are alien to them; it's adorable.
This one is actually kind of fun if you continue to do it all day. Whenever you are alone, lie to yourself. Tell yourself you're Batman in the shower. Whisper your dreams as facts over your morning coffee. You can be the president between stop lights, an astronaut in the bathroom and even win the lottery while taking out the trash.
If you keep telling yourself these little lies throughout the day, see if one of them becomes a fact.
Yes yes... I missed out on yesterday. But to defend myself, I had the flu and still have the flu and will continue to have the flu because it's mother nature's gift to me every year around my birthday. But that brings me to Today's Task:
I hate to admit it, but I picked this one because it's very easy to do when your appetite is destroyed by bouts of sneezing and coughing. It made me wonder though, while I was searching for an image other than skeletal ethiopians being eyed by vultures, what would I ever REALLY go on a hunger strike for.
Today's task was actually a challenge for me, but it seemed like the right thing to do since Daylight Savings just ended two weeks ago.
I set my watch according to my phone which auto sets. I left my alarm clock set 10 minutes ahead because I like getting up early and thinking I'm late. I set the stove and the microwave but forgot how to reset the coffeemaker. My cable box is off by ten minutes, but it's automatically set so I have no control over it. Same goes for my work computer which I don't have admin rights to reset nor do I have permission to leave early and blame it on said PC which consistently tells me my lunch break and end of shift were 15 minutes prior. My home PC auto reset itself a week early so I just let the world catch up.
And my Nintendo DS is an hour ahead so that I can play Animal Crossing on my way to work without missing out on the store opening at 8am in-game time. Yes, I am that nerdy.
If you have also decided to take on today's challenge, goodluck tracking down the guys at NORAD/NASA who decide what time it "really" is in your area.
"Decide which one of your toes is the prettiest."
I'm going with the big toe on my right foot. It's never been beat up or ugly looking and has survived 7 years of running, physical training and a childhood worth of climbing trees and walking on hot asphalt barefoot.
If you suffer from the peculiar phobia which makes you unable to stand the site of bare feet, take today's task as a small step towards overcoming your fear. They are your feet. The feet your mother and father gave you. The feet your particular God(s) blessed you with. Look at them, keep them clean, pamper yourself with a foot massage and embrace the most abused part of your body. Without those toes, you'd be immobilized and unable to do so many of the things you enjoy.
"Tell someone your middle name."
If you would like to find background information on your own middle name or any of them for that matter, I highly recommend this site:
Have fun today and enjoy your weekend!
Sounds easy enough. So far, 2 hours in and I have had a little trouble fighting my natural instinct to answer the phone to my right ear. It doesn't help that the phone is on the right side of my desk. I will relocate it and see if this helps.
Go ahead and try it yourself. The next time your phone rings at home, work or even your cellular, take a second to pause and consciously place the phone to your OTHER ear. See how many times you can pull this off today. I've found that having something in your right/left hand will help prevent you putting the phone to that ear. :)
But there are still 13 days until my birthday, so, in order to keep this on time with my birthday, I will do 14 of the options listed for Day One so that the last task will land on November 26th.
Book Front Inner Cover
Done! This task was actually quite fun and easy to do. Since I spend the majority of my work/school/recreation time on a computer, I chose the easiest task to do first. Anyone who would like to try this, just go to http://www.typeonline.co.uk/typingspeed.php and give it a try. :) Best of luck, and have fun!
Special thanks to the One Minute Writer for his inspiration for today's post!
Not as sick any longer, so I'll be updating the missing days over the course of the day. Thank you to every who shared their concern. :)
I lost my book for a few days in the mess of Spring Cleaning, sorry guys! I'll be catching you up on the missed weekend. Thank you for being so patient.
This blog will be updated every day, however, feel free to follow any task on any given day! :)
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