Saturday, February 02, 2008

My 40th

Today is my birthday. (To those who live near me, be aware that this groundhog has not seen her shadow this morning, and is not likely to -- very overcast.) In preparation for my glorious 40s (to continue on from my brilliant 30s), I'm taking the Pursuit of Excellence course this weekend. Self-examination all the way...

Here is a concept lifted from Norlinda at 30-something-media-addict, who lifted it from Life Begins at 30 (both lovely lists). I've been working on this one for a couple of days, and it has been a good exercise.

So, in no particular order, some things (25) I will never get tired of:
  1. a good book
  2. the first slow gulp of cold beer slipping down my parched throat
  3. a purring cat
  4. a cool summer morning and a cup of coffee outdoors
  5. walking in a snowfall
  6. laying down a bingo in Scrabble
  7. standing in the dark nave of a gothic cathedral
  8. learning something new
  9. escaping into a delightful movie
  10. a well-played blues guitar
  11. dark chocolate
  12. comprendre quelque chose dans une autre langue
  13. a really good belly laugh
  14. crossing things off a To Do list
  15. a fresh clean sheet of paper
  16. a gathering of like-minded individuals
  17. a lovely meadow
  18. cooking in a stocked kitchen
  19. controlled retail therapy :p
  20. the great design of a book or building or object
  21. road trips, long or short
  22. words strung together in a surprisingly insightful way
  23. looking up at the stars
  24. coordinating the Big Picture
  25. logic puzzles
A surprisingly easy list to compile, and reminds me that yes, I do incorporate the things I like in my day-to-day existence...but that I could do it more!

Have a great day!



Anonymous said...


WTF are you doing online? Go have some fun!

Anonymous said...

Feliz Cumpleaños! (a bit late)

That's a wonderful list. Did you do anything special on the big day?

Lori said...

I spent my weekend, 8 am to 8 pm, Fri/Sat/Sun, in a course, the Pursuit of Excellence. It was wonderful...I'm glad I did it. But it's my 40th -- I'll be celebrating all month! I think I'm going out with my friends on Saturday...


TOR Hershman said...

I never get tired of.....?.....gad, there must be something?

Stay on groovin' safari,

mad said...

Oh happy birthday -- belatedly!

Norlinda said...

A purring cat ... that's a nice one.
Happy 40th!