Wednesday, 17 December 2008

thirty three things to do in my thirty third year

(inspired by this awesome list posted by Hula Seventy)
(pink = done!)
1. turn my little drawerings into a web comic

2. visit the science centre and pioneer village

3. read at least 2 books (i hardly read at all these days)

4. go to a museum by myself

5. finish painting my apartment

6. take a road trip

7. finish the series of paintings i started

8. get new glasses

9. lose 20 lbs.

10. work on my children's alphabet book and accompanying dolls

11. think a bit more before i act

12. see the ocean again

13. learn html and css

14. go to elvis bossanova

15. send postcards to my friends

16. own a lomo/holga

17. start a photography project

18. make a new friend

19. go camping

20. visit the east coast

21. watch less tv

22. make some guerilla art

23. write more

24. take a self portrait sans clothing

25. eat something new and different

26. make homemade eggnog

27. brush my kitty everyday

28. surprise my husband

29. write a script

30. drink more water

31. win the lottery

32. make 33 people smile (at least)

33. make 33 lists of 33 things (4/33)

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

a new year is nigh

in not so many weeks I will be turning 33. i find myself inexplicably drawn to this number, and look forward to adopting it as my own for a year. that being said, i will be posting a few prepatory items in anticipation of its arrival. to begin, here is a sprinkling of tiny information nibblets concerning the number 33:

  • the number 33 is said to symbolize truth, and that good will always triumph over evil (which is nice.)
  • a significant number in modern numerology, it is considered one of the "master" numbers, along with 11 and 22
  • those of Islamic faith believe that the dwellers of Heaven will externally exist in a state of being 33 years old
  • 33 is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's old number
  • in french, italian, romanian, spanish and portuguese, the word a patient is usually asked to say when a doctor is listening to his or her lungs with a stethoscope is 33 (trente-trois, trentatrè, treizeci şi trei, treinta y tres and trinta e três)
  • jesus is said to have been 33 years old when he was crucified (in 33 A.D.)
  • 33 is the number of innings in the longest baseball game in history (1981, rochester red wings vs pawtucket red sox)
  • 33 is the code for international direct-dial phone calls to France
  • a normal human spine has 33 vertebrae when the bones that form the coccyx are counted individually