When we say that God doesn’t care about who wins this trophy, or that award, (whether it’s on a national, global or local level), we buy into the lie that there is an intrinsic dichotomy between the affairs of God and the affairs of people, when there isn’t.Read More
This year, I’m creating a Turkey Trot for my family. Instead of trying to get them to participate in a 5K or begging them to go for a walk with me, I’m creating an interactive activity that every member of the family can enjoy.Read More
So, I’m creating my L.A. Bucket List: things that I want to do in Los Angeles before I die, or at least before I leave L.A., whichever comes first.
Here’s a draft of my list:
• Catch a full moon at Griffith Observatory
• Ride the zipline on Catalina Island
• Hike in Rancho Palos Verdes
• Run in Runyon Canyon
• Bike along Venice Beach (& check out the muscle men)
• Take the Metrorail somewhere—anywhere
What’s on your Bucket List?
If so, here are 5 things to do in the meantime...
- Call a friend to chat. You know your friends--no, not the ones on facebook; the others ones. Give one of them a call. And if they're close enough, call to see if you can drop by to visit.
- Read a book. Once upon a time there were these things called books. They consisted of pages, and people read them... I bet that if you read one, you'd feel noticeably calmer after just thirty minutes.
- Walk to Starbucks or to your favorite local coffee shop. Reason #1: You'll burn more calories walking than you would watching Kobe run. Reason #2: You're gonna need to burn those calories 'cause your favorite coffee drink probably has more calories than you care to count.
- Play a game of pick-up basketball at your local community park or gym. Or maybe join a league. My cousin joined a league to lose her baby weight, and she's becoming a lean, mean, baby-slinging baller!
- Think...of something else that you could do. What would you like to do with the two hours that you won't spend watching grown men dribble balls for millions?
This week I decided that I want to be a cool old person. When I do finally decide to become a card carrying member of the AARP, I want to do it as a vibrant, fun loving senior citizen.
So, I'm working on a plan to maintain my youthful vibrancy and physical flexibility so that I am able to move, shake, rattle, and roll throughout my olden years, without any problems.
Last night, I took a dance class--my first in nearly a year. I learned that break-dancing is exponentially more difficult than it looks. Now I know why most breakers are male; it takes a lot of physical strength!
That may be my last break-dancing class, but have no fear, I haven't given up.
Next up...gymnastics! Surely old ladies can conquer the rings.