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  • learning French
  • adopting a Siberian cat
  • living in Holland
  • traveling to Prague, St. Petersburg and Sydney
  • losing another 25 pounds
  • vacationing in Ireland and Wales
  • doing a "Great Museums" world tour
  • planting trees
  • recycling more
  • saving the polar bears, among others
  • inventing a matter transmitter
  • having another baby ...hahaha! NOT!
  • re-decorating the children's department
  • being the author of a book on
  • biting my tongue when something sarcastic begins to fly off of it
  • moving somewhere else for a couple of years
  • reading all the books on my wish list
  • tattooing a tiny, curled lizard on my hip
  • adding more pages to my sadly neglected collage book
  • getting a breast reduction
  • hiring someone to help with the cleaning
  • eating more cookies
  • hosting a slumber party
  • increasing the colors in my wardrobe
  • reaching 100 comments for a journal post
  • watching my children experience Halloween in America
  • sitting in a theater watching Wicked or The Lion King
  • meeting YOU for a cozy weekend of laughter and conversation
How about you? What are you dreaming of doing?
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There's a great TV show that I've seen a few times here in the States called "No Opportunity Wasted" (also called "NOW"). It's hosted by Phil Keoghan from show "The Amazing Race". The story goes that when he was 19, growing up in New Zealand, he almost died while scuba diving, and has since kept a list of things he wants to accomplish in life. One of the things on his list was to create this show, which gives people 72 hours and $3,000 to fulfill one of their dreams in life, and to "live life NOW". Apparently people had the chance to apply for the show a while back, but they weren't told in advance that they'd been selected. So he shows up with a camera crew while the person is in a business meeting, at a crowded bar, or somewhere else with a lot of people around, and explains to the crowd what's happening. Once the person accepts the challenge, the 72 hours starts immediately, and they have to begin their dream, which they have to accomplish entirely on their own, or with the help of anyone they can get help from during the 72 hours (then the crowd usually goes crazy, cheering them on as they leave).

Anyway, Phil even wrote a book about it, and there's a web site where you can find out more info:

Click "About Now" at the top to get to other people's submitted lists, including Phil's. Or click "Now TV" and then one of the episode guides on the left to see the shows they've done.

One of the shows was about a guy that worked as a baggage handler for Southwest Airlines in San Antonio, Texas, but wanted to be a professional wrestler (or at least train to be one, to see what it'd be like). I happened to meet him one day while flying through that airport :-)


How cool. I've never heard of the show, but then since my TV-time is minimal that's perhaps not surprising. I'll check out the website. :)

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