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i just found a journal i made in 2002.

i made a list of 131 things i wanted to do before i died.

i have knocked off several, but have since had to remove some. for instance, walk on the field at yankee stadium.

here’s what is left, in no particular order:

* visit one of the 7 wonders
* see the aurora borealis
* take a mud bath
* smoke a cigar
* camp in Yellowstone
* ski the Rockies, Alps and in Aspen (all separate tasks)
* hike entire Appalachian Trail
* free a wild animal
* watch an execution (not sure I want to do that anymore)
* mark in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
* sew a quilt
* drive a boat
* climb a volcano
* visit Niagara Falls
* live in Europe
* interview a celebrity
* work for a magazine
* date a doctor
* date a celebrity
* bow before an emperor
* write a novel
* read War and Peace
* ride on a fire truck
* pull a fire alarm
* meet a world leader
* drive on the Autobaun
* swim in Lake Victoria (I don’t even know if you can do that??)
* achieve a 4.0 GPA (not sure that will ever happen)
* be in a music video
* meet Will Smith(not sure why this was so important at the time)
* make snow angels in Alaska
* visit Anne Frank’s grave
* climb to the top of the Statue of Liberty (how have I not done this already???)
* post-graduate degree
* squish grapes with my feet
* run with the bulls in Spain
* celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland
* celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mexico
* celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans
* photograph a Great White (seriously reconsidering this one!!)
* eat snow/ice from the North Pole
* work at a zoo
* coach
* teach
* fly a plane
* ice skate at Rockafellar
* see an opera
* meet a Prince hahahahaha
* play ice hockey
* cliff dive
* bungee jump
* be in a movie
* visit Italy
* streak
* graffiti a building
* build a house
* bash a window
* build a car
* race a car
* get into a fist fight (i must have been angry while writing some of these!)
* own a restaurant
* visit base camp at Everest
* visit the Nile River
* swim the English Channel
* pet a wild anaconda
* visit the Amazon
* pet a wild kangaroo
* dive the Great Barrier Reef
* swim with dolphins
* get married
* learn a foreign language
* drink vodka in Russia
* go back to the UK
* see the sunrise in Japan
* visit Mexico
* visit every state
* learn to snowboard

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A door lay before me, in a row of many like it.

This one, though, was different;

it was unlocked.

And it was not by my own doing, but opened by another.

The door lay unlocked and accessible to me.

It seemed to be calling to me in a sweet and gentle tone.

But, my childish ways kept me from venturing any farther than where I was–

in front of a perfect, beautiful door and what happiness and wonder lay beyond it.

As I returned to the door, much later in life and in a more mature manner, I look to open it again.

Sadly, it is locked.

Another has already seized this golden opportunity.

I only wish I had turned the handle when I had the chance.

I hope that one day, this door,

or another like it

will unlock for me.

And this time,

I will open it.

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Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night.  I miss you like hell.

Edna St. Vicent Millay


Scenes From an Italian Restaurant – Billy Joel
The Scientist – Coldplay
I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You – Colin Hay
You and I Both – Jason Mraz
Out Loud – Dispatch
Everything Falls Apart – Dog’s Eye View
Drifted Apart – Meaghan Smith
I Don’t Know What to Do – Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johannson
Close Up – Frou Frou
I Want to Hold Your Hand – TV Carpio
For You to Notice – Dashboard Confessional
The Space Between – Dave Matthews Band
I’m no Angel – Allman Brothers
Revelry – Kings of Leon
Breakfast at Tiffanys – Deep Blue Something
I Wish You Were Here – Incubus
Back 2 Good – Matchbox Twenty
Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis
Bring On the Wonder – Susan Enan feat. Sarah McLachlan
Hide and Seek – Imogen Heap

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So, I have decided to try my hand at poetry:

Poetry!

Take a look and gimme a 10!!! :)

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New article posted on BiggerThanMusic.com

Go check it out!!

Ever Thine, Ever Mine, Ever Ours

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