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Bucket List

Northwest Pearls: The Perfect Life So, since most people have a bucket list, I thought I'd share some of the things that are on mine with you.

I want to:

  • Learn how to sail
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Visit Norway's fjords
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • Go to New Zealand
  • Travel around Iceland
  • Go somewhere with no light pollution to see the stars
  • Rescue my first dog and cat (from a shelter or pound. All of mine up until now have been family animals, and once I'm on my own and stable, I'd like to get my own. And what better way to get a pet than to rescue them?)

I'm hoping to learn to sail this spring. Someone I know with a sailboat said he'd take me out on it in March when the weather turned better.

Maybe some of the other items will occur this year, but more likely, I'll do them over the course of my life.

What's on your bucket list?

Reading List: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

Northwest Pearls: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) I read Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) last week and let me say, it was a delight. It makes me love her even more.

I've seen all of the office and part of The Mindy Project, but I loved hearing her voice in this book and hearing her thoughts.

One thing that made me stop and think was when she said how her dad commuted 2 hours and 45 minutes each way and didn't complain. That made me stop because on a bad day my commute is 2 and a half hours, on a horrendous day it's 3 hours. And I'll gripe and moan even though I'm grateful to have a paid internship. But his commute is way worse than mine, and he never complained. So I'm going to work (again) on not complaining, because that's just one of the many examples of something that I don't have as bad as it could be.

Most of her book is full of funny stories and her point-of-view. If you've got some free time, you should check it out.

Have you read it or any of her other books? What have you thought?

Reading List: What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Yesterday I got What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe. I started reading it today on the bus and let me say, it's a gem. I've been looking at his website, http://xkcd.com/ for a while now, and I love it. Some of his comics go over my head, I don't always understand the math, the science, or the computer jokes he makes, but I still love it.

He's even got a what if? website where he posts some of these. I highly recommend that you check out one or all of these. They're pretty funny. His book is available at Amazon, as well as a few other places. I even saw it at a local bookstore last week!

What have you been reading lately?

Reading List: The Thief

There are four books by Megan Whalen turner that I've been reading (again). They are: The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, the King of Attolia, and A Conspiracy of Kings. You can find out more about them here. I've really enjoyed reading them. The characters between books change a little, but there are reoccurring characters, the main one being Eugenides. I read the first of these books in elementary or middle school, then re-read it and the next three a few years ago, and am re-reading them again. Have you read them? What do you think about them?