Sunday, February 8, 2009


Holy CRAPOLA, people. I think I'm not subscribed to comments on my new blog (or something's messed up, because I haven't been getting email notification). I'm an idiot. Or Blogger's an idiot. In any case, thank you so much for all your comments on the previous wedding updates, and I'm so sorry I didn't reply! I just saw all of them!!! 

I'm in Helsinki right now for three concerts with ICE on this festival and am having a great time so far. The jury's still out on whether I'm going to try reindeer pizza.

More soon, and thanks again!

Helsinki's Sibelius Monument source

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

fresh start?

It's been over a month since my last post. I'm blogged out. I'm not sure where my blogging is going, but if you're still subscribing to the feed, thanks!... and I was inspired by Amy to do this, probably because I just got done with the "25 things" Facebook meme.

99 things

Rules: Bold the things you've done, and post the whole list on your blog. Leave me a comment if you do it!

I have...

1) started my own blog
2) slept under the stars
3) played in a band
4) visited Hawaii
5) watched a meteor shower
6) given more than I could afford to charity
7) been to Disneyland
8) climbed a mountain
9) held a praying mantis
10) sung a solo
11) bungee jumped
12) visited Paris
13) watched a lightning storm at sea
14) taught myself an art from scratch
15) adopted a child
16) had food poisoning
17) walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18) grown my own vegetables
19) seen the Mona Lisa
20) slept on an overnight train
21) had a pillow fight
22) hitchhiked
23) taken a sick day when I wasn't ill
24) built a snow fort
25) held a lamb
26) gone skinny dipping
27) run a marathon
28) ridden in a gondola in Venice
29) seen a total eclipse
30) watched a sunrise or sunset
31) hit a home run
32) been on a cruise
33) seen Niagara Falls in person
34) visited the birthplace of my ancestors
35) seen an Amish community
36) taught myself a new language
37) had enough money to be truly satisfied
38) seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa
39) gone rock climbing
40) seen Michelangelo's David
41) sung karaoke
42) seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43) bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44) visited Africa
45) walked on a beach by moonlight
46) been transported in an ambulance
47) had my portrait painted
48) gone deep-sea fishing
49) seen the Sistine Chapel
50) been to the top of the Eiffel Tower
51) gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52) kissed in the rain
53) played in the mud
54) gone to a drive-in theater
55) been in a movie
56) visited the Great Wall of China
57) started a business
58) taken a martial arts class
59) visited Russia
60) served at a soup kitchen
61) sold Girl Scout Cookies
62) gone whale watching
63) gotten flowers for no reason
64) donated blood, platelets, or plasma
65) gone skydiving
66) visited a Nazi concentration camp
67) bounced a check
68) flown in a helicopter
69) saved a favorite childhood toy
70) visited the Lincoln Memorial
71) eaten caviar
72) pieced a quilt
73) stood in Times Square
74) toured the Everglades
75) been fired from a job
76) seen the Changing of the Guard in London
77) broken a bone
78) been a passenger on a motorcycle
79) seen the Grand Canyon 
80) published a book
81) visited the Vatican
82) bought a brand new car
83) walked in Jerusalem
84) had my picture in the newspaper
85) kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year's Eve
86) visited the White House
87) killed and prepared an animal for eating
88) had chicken pox
89) saved someone's life
90) sat on a jury
91) met someone famous
92) joined a book club
93) gotten a tattoo
94) had a baby
95) seen the Alamo
96) swum in the Great Salt Lake
97) been involved in a lawsuit
98) owned a cell phone
99) been stung by a bee