//70 THINGS IN 2,669 DAYS///

so I've been doing this birthday list thing for a while now. years, actually. nine, to be exact. it was something I dreamt up back in 2006 on my 36th birthday (past lists: 36 things// 37 things// 38 things// 39 things). and then I took a little break from it because I figured maybe its enough already, you know, with the making of the lists and the doing of the things on the lists and then all the documenting of the things on the lists. and then I had a little change of heart. behold, 70 things in 2,669 days:

or, 70 things before I turn 49:

1. fill a room with balloons
2. swim in turquoise waters
3. shoot with the yashica
4. spend the night in a yurt
5. stand in a field of sunflowers
6. cross the canadian border
7. develop the box full of film
8. walk across seventy bridges
9. fly down seventy slides
10. label the backs of the polaroids
11. label the backs of the photobooth strips
12. own a pink ukulele (done)
13. learn to rewire a lamp
14. take the train down to los angeles (or, up to new york)
15. rifle through tables of junk at the largest fleamarket in the world (done)
16. wear the fellini dress
17. attend a photobooth convention
18. spend the night in a trailer
19. stand at the top of the falls
20. celebrate twenty years of marriage  (done)
21. bake a lemon meringue pie
22. visit that one mountain
23. decorate the old bike
24. send the thank you notes
25. finish the q&a book
26. learn more italian
27. shop the world's longest yard sale
28. make and wear a crown of daisies
29. write about the charm bracelets
30. plant the tulip bulbs
31. hang the souvenir plates
32. take ava and ezra to chicago
33. take ava and ezra to new york
34. archive the old family photographs
35. walk the east bank esplanade
36. roller skate with friends
37. pillow fight with strangers
38. take one hundred dance classes
39. make one hundred paper flowers
40. visit the japanese baths
41. spend the night in the pink room
42. shoot polaroids in italy
43. shoot polaroids in france  (donedonedone)
44. fill a book with collages
45. take a capoiera class
46. transform the garage
47. color hunt in cuba
48. visit the world famous giant camera
49. ride a bicycle made for two
50. hit the rose bowl fleamarket
51. finish construction of the site
52. trace the sicilian family line
53. spend the night in a treehouse
54. perfect the lemonade recipe
55. ride the santa cruz sky candy (done)
56. throw a backyard party
58. write one sentence everyday for a year
59. have a show here in atlanta
60. resurrect the hammock
61. revisit the underwater camera
62. visit paradise gardens (done)
63. develop that one workshop
64. finish the book of polaroid portraits
65. make a little zine
66. get a little ink
68. ride the rooftop ferris wheel
69. spend the night in a teepee
70. run willy nilly into the cold, cold pacific ocean (done)

(numbers 47, 57 and 67 have intentionally been left blank and with good reason-- eight years is a long time) (I left room for the unexpected)