Wednesday, July 16, 2008

"So if I have a chance...

...will you let me know?" Change Your Mind, Killers.

Here are the rest of the lyrics, just for fun:

Racing days
Help me through the hopeless haze
But my oh my
Tragic eyes

That I can't even recognize myself behind
So if the answer is no
Can I change your mind?

Out again, a siren screams at half past ten

And you won't let go

While I ignore that we both felt like this before
It starts to sh
So if I have a chance

Would you let me know?

y aren't you shaking?
Step back in time
Graciously taking
Oh you're too kind!

And if the answer is no
Can I change your mind?

We're all the same
And love is blind
The sun is gone
Before it shines
And I said if the answer is no
Can I change your mind?

I was cleaning my room, and I found a little notebook with a list of things I wanted to do before I turned 30, and a lot of quotes. I'm not sure when I wrote it, but here it is for your enjoyment. As it happens, I've done a few of them since I wrote it. I think I'll keep the notebook out and keep adding to it.

60 Things To Do Before I'm 30:
  1. Lead someone to Christ
  2. Go to Egypt
  3. Go to the British Museum in London
  4. Go to Italy
  5. Go to Cote D'ivoire
  6. Ride a camel (see picture)
  7. Ride an elephant
  8. Play in a band
  9. Be in a movie
  10. Snowboard
  11. Save someone's life
  12. Be rescued
  13. Write and publish a book
  14. Graduate college
  15. Be elected something
  16. Swim in the Mediterranean
  17. Kiss a frog
  18. Drive in a demolition derby
  19. Learn how to pick locks
  20. Memorize all of Proverbs
  21. Cut my hair really short (see picture)
  22. Own a VW Beetle
  23. Pierce my belly-button
  24. Solve a mystery/Be in a car chase
  25. Repel down a building/climb an elevator shaft
  26. Design/sew clothes
  27. Grow a garden
  28. Financially support myself
  29. Speak Arabic fluently
  30. Speak Spanish fluently
  31. Speak French fluently
  32. Successfully wear a disguise
  33. Go sky-diving
  34. Go bungee-jumping
  35. Visit and photograph all 50 states.
  36. Be in a wedding (see picture)
  37. Win something
  38. Be decent at a sport. Any sport.
  39. Master an instrument
  40. Discover something
  41. Be able to do push-ups
  42. Run a mile under 9 minutes
  43. Dance, dance, dance!!!
  44. Know a complex recipe by heart
  45. Write/perform a song
  46. Finish something I started
  47. Learn to fix my own car
  48. Build a tree house
  49. Have a star named for me or name a star
  50. Own land
  51. Surf
  52. Solve a Rubiks Cube
  53. Know poets--like Tennyson, Poe, Keats, Dickensen, etc.
  54. Be able to fix anything--like Grampa (see picture)
  55. See the Taj Mahal in India
  56. Watch a sunrise from an island
  57. Live by an ocean for a while
  58. Own a pair of designer shoes or find the perfect pair of shoes.
  59. Get a cosmetology degree, or something similar
  60. Change the world

Mr. Meant-To (Author Unknown)

Mr. Meant-to has a comrade,
And his name is Didn't-do;
Have you ever chanced to meet them?
Did they ever call on you?

These two fellows live together
In the house of Never-win,
And I'm told that it is haunted
By the ghost of Might-Have-Been.

"Life is one grand sweet song, so start the music!" Ronald Reagan.

"Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive." Eleanor Roosevelt.

"It was a high counsel I once heard given to a young person--'Always do what you are afraid to do.'" Ralph Waldo Emerson.

"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead." Louisa May Alcott.

"When caught between two evils, I generally like to take the one I never tried." Mae West.

"The time to make up your mind about people is never." Tracy, The Philadelphia Story.

"To miss out on Joy is to miss out on the reason for your existence." Lewis Smedes.

"Joy is the serious business of Heaven." C. S. Lewis.

"Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way." Jane Austen.

Isn't life ironic?

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