Now that we’re up and running, and participants are posting at a quick quip, I thought I’d list many of your suggested adventures, in no favored order, to inspire, amuse, and get others going.

Have an additional list sequence to contribute?  I’d love to add it!

  • Wear dresses/skirts for a week
  • figure out how to use twitter and tweet
  • give my bicycle a tune up
  • go on a bicycle tour of all the cupcake shops in Chicago
  • Sew a set of cloth napkins to use at home
  • Learn how to salsa dance with my husband and dance a night away
  • Make my backyard a meditative/beautiful place (it’s currently a weedy playground for my dog)
  • go on a road trip to nowhere
  • start a conversation with a stranger
  • go an entire day without electronics of any kind
  • build a set of stairs to my bed for my cat, raven (he is like 14)
  • go on a first date (with someone new)
  • attend a gay / lesbian singles event
  • ride the L from end to end
  • run a 10 miler, maybe a 1/2 marathon
  • ride my bicycle on the mean streets of chicago (as opposed to trails and paths!)
  • join a writing group
  • go on a blind date
  • Take an exhaustive inventory of all the belongings I have with me here in Boston.
  • Read a bunch of Poe, then take the “Raven in the Frog Pond” Poe walk through Boston as illustrated in the BPL exhibit.
  • Attend a B movie marathon in its entirety.
  • Participate in a poetry reading. As a reader.
  • Attend a cake decorating class.
  • Memorize the last monologue from Jumpers
  • Build a fire, spend all night tending it and watch the sun rise
  • Learn to do a standing backflip.
  • Go on a squad car ride-along.
  • Get a Brazillian wax
  • Take the kids to Medieval Times
  • Spend a weekend with the kids in Amish country
  • Volunteer with the St. Bernard Project in New Orleans
  • Take a pole-dancing class
  • Read Ulysses, once and for all, all the way to the end.
  • Make 50 meals from scratch.
  • Travel to Ethiopia.
  • Paint portraits from memory of 10 people I know.
  • Write letters for birthdays, and whenever else the time seems right. On the typewriter.
  • Learn a Thelonious Monk song on the organ.
  • Go apple picking.
  • Write letters to friends on their birthdays.
  • Record the stories of my grandparents.
  • Make a blurb book.
  • Start and finish a new painting
  • Go to a high school sporting events and cheer loudly
  • Go to la ive dog or horse race
  • Attend a film festival
  • Bike ride across state lines
  • Camp (build a fire, assemble a tent)
  • Get hypnotized
  • Gamble in Atlantic City
  • Participate in a Civil War re-enactment

So now I ask: What will YOU do this week?

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