May 22, 2008

ONE HUNDRED THINGS - THE FINAL FRONTIER: 76 - 100

FINALLY! This last bit was pretty hard.

76. be a contestant on The Price is Right; I can hear it now, "Angela Bussey, COME ON DOWN!"

77. get my real estate license and live my own version of House Hunters every day

78. meet Johnny Depp

79. be the $10,000 winner on America's Funniest Videos, mostly so I can know what it's like to have 100 pounds of confetti dumped on me

80. participate in the world's largest contemporaneous performance of Michael Jackson's Thriller dance on October 25, 2008 in honor of the 25th anniversary of MJ's first getting, shall we say, spooky (you can too! ThrillTheWorld.com) mmwwaahahaaha, mwwwaaaahhahaahaa

81. perfect a Thrillah laugh to use in movie theaters when it's very dark

82. did you know that Scoopie is an outie? did you even know dogs could be an innie or an outie? I didn't. Aaron showed me. Knowing that is about as useful as me trying to think of item #82 for this list.

83. Onward!

84. attend Pete Silverthorne's college graduation where he will receive High Honors for Smartness, Likability and Height and be granted the Magic Wand of Science and Exploration because he figured out how to clean dirt particles so no one would ever have to vacuum again. ever.

85. eat only hot dogs for an entire week; I would allow myself to change up the condiments. (I know, right? Whew! on that one. Good thing I slipped in that caveat. I mean how hard would it be to eat only hot dogs for an entire week if you couldn't change up the condiments?!)

86. change every lightbulb in my house to a Compact Fluorescent Lightbulb; partially to save energy, but mostly so my lights wouldn't burn out for like, 100 years. If I were to sell the house, I would make that a feature. "House boasts tall ceilings, double-sided fireplace and CFLs in every light fixture!"

87. find the car keys I lost 3 weeks ago; not only did I lose the car key on that key ring, but also my very important Gym swipee card thingy that I used almost six times a year AND more importantly my Library swipee card thingy that allowed me to NOT have to carry around that dreadfully cumbersome wallet sized library card. Ugh! (note: since I wrote this my keys have been found, but I am not deleting this valuable list item; I will however mark it as complete! And I will take a picture of me with my keys this evening.)

88. join Facebook so I can play Scrabulous with Jess (note: since I wrote this, I have also accomplished this item. This last 25 took me waaaay too long to think up.)

89. learn all the Presidents of the United States and something about each one; here is what I know so far: 1. George Washington, was the first Prezzy 2. John Adams, said nations and people are forged in the fires of adversity 3. Thomas Jefferson, more than a decade before becoming President he drafted the Declaration of Independence 4. James Madison?? This is where I fall off the Presidential wagon

90. learn about astrology and the signs of the Zodiac and characteristics of each, I'm a Virgo.

92. shop for prom dresses with my nieces

93. live in NYC; I would love to live in Manhattan; I would walk in Central Park every day and visit museums on the discount admission days and window shop on 5th Avenue and sit in Battery Park during lunch to people watch and spend Sundays browsing shops in Greenwich and enjoy the night energy in Times Square and be swept away by musicals on Broadway and buy sussies for my peeps on Canal Street.

94. have a New Year's Eve kiss in Times Square

95. stay in a hostel (if you suddenly have the urge to remind me about the movie Hostel, please be advised that I may involuntarily vomit on you so that you'll stop talking about it)

96. own a bookstore in downtown Austin so all the people who work nearby can walk to the bookstore and browse the new paperbacks, pick up a gift, flip through a magazine, make-out behind the shelves, pick-up a light read for their upcoming vacation, stick their nose in a book and get high on the new-book smell

97. sing "You Are My Sunshine" during Mardi Gras in New Orleans

98. knit a dragon for Pete, a ladybug for Aubrey, and something for Little Girl Robertson - note: this will probably take me my entire life

99. go to sunny Mexico for my 30th birthday. . . dream BIG, people, dream big. . .

100. lay across a grand piano in a fancy gown and swoon a melancholy love song note: the credit for this one lies squarely with Audrey

VOILA! Those are 100 things I might like to do before I kick the bucket, bite the dust, depart from this Earth, meet my maker, breathe my last breath, am as dead as a doornail, dance in the clouds, turn to dust, get six-feet under.

Also, if you noticed that there are really only 99 items on this list, you are very astute. And you deserve three gold stars for reading all the way to the end. The End.

4 comments:

cookster said...

James Madison was very good friends with Thomas Jefferson, was significantly older than his wife, Dolly, and was an introvert

The Busseys said...

Did you learn that in the Portrait Gallery? ;)

Silverthornes said...

Pretty impressive list! I will do what I can to help you make these things possible!

Anonymous said...

Allow me to take you to the Driskill? Hotel. I believe they have a piano just the right size for a swankily dressed angela and for some reason, I don't think the staff would be opposed to this idea. I will pick you up @ 8:30 pm on August 22nd. That should give you plenty of time to prepare for crossing one more task off your list.

Your super helpful friend,

Audrey