Thursday, February 22, 2007

coz procrastination can be an art

i wonder if this is the official list of things to do one day. its not very awe inspiring. bolded are the ones ive done.

01. Bought everyone in the pub a drink

02. Swam with dolphins (does regular fish count?)

03. Climbed a mountain (small mountain.)

04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive - hehe i so wish, this is soooo doable

05. Been inside the Great Pyramid (does the transitive property of parents being inside the pyramid count?)

06. Held a tarantula (err. Hell no)

07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone

08. Said 'I love you' and meant it ( one should only say it if one means it =))

09. Hugged a tree (many a times)

10. Done a striptease

11. Bungee jumped (maybe one day if I can control that tingling feeling in my feet)

12. Visited Paris (yes, but cant wait to visit it again. could have gone with my friends, but was too stupid and so missed out the opportunity)

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea (yes, very scary)

14. Stayed up all night long, and watched the sunrise (sadly true, mostly while pulling all those all nighters. nothing romantic about it watsoever)

15. Seen the Northern Lights

16. Gone to a huge sports game (goooo penguinss)

17. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa

18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables (yep.yep.yep)

19. Touched an iceberg

20. Slept under the stars (and counted them till i fell asleep)

21. Changed a baby's diaper ( one of the most doubtful moments ive had - is it right, is it ok, will it come out, is the baby comfortable. cant the baby just put it on itself. babies and their nakhreis. =))

22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon ( yea like thats EVER going to happen)

23. Watched a meteor shower ( a wat shower?)

24. Gotten drunk on champagne

25. Given more than you can afford to charity

26. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope (and seen mars)

27. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment (many worst moments, sometimes laughing at someone’s face. Someone you don’t even know at all. and then having them come up and tell u WHAT is so funny. very mean, i know)

28. Had a food fight (never wasted food like that, but pillow fight. Many. Pencil fights too. Don’t ask)

29. Bet on a winning horse (can this be counted as a winning man?. horse.. man. same thing. hehe)

30. Taken a sick day when you're not ill (Gutli no 1)

31. Asked out a stranger

32. Had a snowball fight (yea and that too in austinnnnnnnn. just imagine. )

33. Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier (why would anyone with half a brain do this?)

34. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can (at who?)

35. Held a lamb (yes, and the name was alexandro. named after the main protagonist in this arabic dubbed spanish soap opera, which we used to watch religiously. hehe, we are so lame. i know)

36. Enacted a favorite fantasy (too many to list, forcing others to particpate in it too. all hail siblings)

37. Taken a midnight skinny dip

38. Taken an ice cold bath/shower (yes, but not very happily. hot showers always! even in 50 degrees celcius)

39. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar

40. Seen a total eclipse (yep, in birmingham. after having been forbidden to look at it)

41. Ridden a roller coaster (yea after having been tricked that the 40 feet drop Jurrasic Park ride in Disney was a bacha ride. It is soooo NOT a bacha ride. far far from it)

42. Hit a home run (many a home runs, i wasnt so bad in baseball and rounders. especially after i had negotiated with the fielders. hehe)

43. Fit three weeks miraculously into three days (many many a times. procrastination is my middle name. sadly quality is far from acceptable)

44. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking

45. Adopted an accent for an entire day (not a day maybe 10 mins. i can speak like an irani woman trying to speak urdu/hindi)

46. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (but didn’t feel a single thing)

47. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment (not just a moment, many a moments. im fortunate. Thank you God)

48. Had two hard drives for your computer (im a geek, wat to say)

49. Visited all 50 states

50. Loved your job for all accounts (yea rite. i would double bold hated your job for all acounts)

51. Taken care of someone who was shit faced - (what does shit face mean?)

52. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (maybe bill gates. but then would he be ever wasting time doing this dumb quiz type thing)

53. Had amazing friends (alhamdulilah, have and shall have inshallah)

54. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country

55. Watched wild whales

56. Stolen a sign

57. Backpacked in Europe (inshallah)

58. Taken a road-trip (quite a few. sadly we never could rent a convertible. the recommended car for road trips)

59. Rock climbing (Hatta, outskirts of dubai)

60. Lied to foreign government's official in that country to avoid notice

61. Midnight walk on the beach (corpus christi)

62. Sky diving

63. Visited Ireland

64. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love (everyone has their sob story..)

65. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them (well not meal meal but coffee. amateur trader who uses astrology to make her trades, lived in UK all her life and now in nyc coz her fashion designer daughter lives there. hates all things american, and loves all things british. and despite being indian, considers britain the motherland of india. i, of course, had no words. Still an interesting conversation.)

66. Visited Japan - will do so very very soon, inshallah

67. Bench-pressed your own weight (whattt my weight?)

68. Milked a cow (hell no, that is our own laloo prasad yadav's tasks)

69. Alphabetized your records

70. Pretended to be a superhero (how about just regular normal heroine. hehe)

71. Sung karaoke (yea, with or without u - U2, highly beisura and highly embarassing too. Many actually but that is my favourite song so remember that pretty well.)

72. Lounged around in bed all day (I can be very lazy)

73. Posed nude in front of strangers

74. Scuba diving

75. Got it on to "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye

76. Kissed in the rain

77. Played in the mud

78. Played in the rain

79. Gone to a drive-in theatre (not exactly fun)

80. Done something you should regret, but don't regret it

81. Visited the Great Wall of China

82. Discovered that someone who's not supposed to know about your blog has discovered your blog (yea that would be L)

83. Dropped Windows in favor of something better (only for school projects)

84. Started a business (inshallah)

85. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken

86. Toured ancient sites (Turkey)

87. Taken a martial arts class (want to)

88. Sword fought for the honor of a woman. (errrr...? whaaaaaaat. i wonder who has done THIS)

89. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight (wats D&D. but whatever it is I don’t think I have ever done something for 6 hours straight, maybe other than sleeping and snoring)

90. Gotten married - inshallah

91. Been in a movie (my aim is to be a sidey in some movie. In the background)

92. Crashed a party

93. Loved someone you shouldn't have - (hmm..maybe abhishek bachan and kunal kapoor)

94. Kissed someone so passionately it made them dizzy (yea sure, if 93 had potential to be true

95. Gotten divorced

96. Had sex at the office

97. Gone without food for 5 days

98. Made cookies from scratch

99. Won first prize in a costume contest (stars wars character, one of the old villains, most embarassing moment of my life. i have no clue why i had that to wear. couldnt have something normal like a fairy or snow white or something)

100. Ridden a gondola in Venice

101. Gotten a tattoo

102. Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on (Wat The..)

103. Rafted the Snake River

104. Been on television news programs as an "expert" - one day perhaps inshallah.

105. Got flowers for no reason - not flowers other stuff

107. Got so drunk you don't remember anything

108. Been addicted to some form of illegal drug

109. Performed on stage

110. Been to Las Vegas.

111. Recorded music

112. Eaten shark (does hamoor count?)

113. Had a one-night-stand

114. Gone to Thailand

115. Seen Moulin Rouge

116. Bought a house

117. Been in a combat zone

118. Buried one/both of your parents

120. Been on a cruise ship (bahamas cruise, we ate, played, ate, ate and ate again. all in all a great trip.haha)

121. Spoken more than one language fluently

122. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone (yea and then i became the bad guy while they two patched up. hahaa. they suck)

123. Bounced a check (no but had another person check bounce while I try to encash it)

124. Performed in Rocky Horror

125. Read - and understood - your credit report - when ill have one i probably will read it and understand it

126. Raised children - inshallah

127. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy

128. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour

129. Created and named your own constellation of stars

130. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country (if I knew how to ride a bicycle!)

131. Found out something significant that your ancestors did

132. Called or written to your Congressperson - i might but the question is who should I write to and will they even read it.

133. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over - will never do this, im used to the usual

134. ...more than once?

135. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge (Beautiful)

136. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking. (yes, coz the windows werent open and my voice wasnt audible. haahah)

137. Had an abortion, or your female partner did

138. Had plastic surgery

139. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived (dont know about shouldnt but wouldnt have is more like it)

140. Wrote articles for a large publication

141. Lost over 100 pounds

142. Held someone while they were having a flashback

143. Piloted an airplane

144. Petted a stingray (yayyy, i did this and that too recently. never knew this is such a big deal)

145. Broken someone's heart

146. Helped an animal give birth (sure, cookie, bunny and gaddu)

147. Been fired or laid off from a job

148. Won money on a T.V. game show - one day on KBC, fingers crossed

149. Broken a bone (does twisting your ankle count)

150. Killed a human being - astaghfirllah

151. Gone on an African photo safari -(yep and that too at nite!)

152. Ridden a motorcycle

153. Visted Australia

154. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced (yucks never)

155. Fired a rifle, shotgun or pistol

156. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild

157. Ridden a horse (in kashmir)

158. Had major surgery.

159. Had sex on a moving train

160. Had a snake as a pet - eeyucks

161. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon

162. Slept through an entire flight: take, landing, during

163. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours

164. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states

165. Visited all 7 continents

166. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days

167. Eaten kangaroo meat

168. Fallen in love at an ancient Mayan burial ground

170. Eaten sushi (and it tastes terrible!)

171. Had your picture in the newspaper (sadly my 15 mins of fame are over)

172. Had 2 (or more) healthy romantic relationships for over a year in your lifetime

173. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about

174. Gotten someone fired for his or her actions

175. Gone back to school (hopefully the last time ever)

176. Parasailed

177. Changed your name (yea, well the spelling of it. had a common name with a dacait in india, which resulted in us being stopped a gazillion times. finally my parents decided to change the spelling.)

179. Eaten fried green tomatoes (tomatoes can be green??)

180. Read The Iliad

181. Selected one "important" author whom you missed in school, and read him/ her

182. Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them (how cheap is THAT. ok fine. i have done that in hotels, stolen shampoo and conditioner. )

183. ...and gotten 86'ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you

184. Taught yourself an art from scratch ( the art of cooking. heheh)

185. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (hell no)

186. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt ( never hurt someone to apologize. im nana farishta. hehehe. no just apologize immediately or nearly immediately, its not worth the heartache for you or for them.)

187. Skipped all your school reunions (all, coz we never had any reunions!)

188. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language (sign language, zindabaad)

189. Been elected to public office (THAT will be the day)

190. Written your own computer language (does your own operating system count?)

191. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream (still think it)

192. Had to put someone you love into hospice care (khuda na khasta, ever that should happen to my beloveds (!))

193. Built your own PC from parts (wanted to but no one let me tear apart the old ali baba ke zamanei ki PC )

194. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you. (some things are never for sale, and sometimes even if they are no one wants to buy them. hehe)

195. Had a booth at a street fair (mehendi something like that )

196. Dyed your hair - this is in the near near future

197: Been a DJ

198: Found out someone was going to dump you via LiveJournal (thats sad, has this ever happened to anyone?)

199: Written your own role playing game

200: Lost your Best Friend for reasons of death - (khuda na khasta)

201: Fallen in love over the internet

202: Sung in a Barbers' Shop Quartet

203: Eaten a live animal

204: Been best friends with someone who no one knows about. (that would be K and maybe I)


Khozem F Sahiwala 9:17 PM  

Well nice of your formerly offbeat activities. One has to recollect and list all such activities which make entertained to him.

Ashraf's Pen 11:35 PM  

Long long post.

But makes interesting reading not because of the possible things but more bcoz of the things in bold. I guess this post says more about you than the last 20 combined.

Btw nice change. The blog looks good

Anonymous,  7:04 AM  

khozem and ashraf: thanks for your comments. =)

Ashraf's Pen 9:21 AM  

the pleasures all mine.

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