Friday, July 18, 2008

2001 Things to Do before I die

I bought this book at The Crackhouse (aka Barnes & Noble) on the sale table. I love books. My last purchase included: The Goose Girl (for the brat), Eclipse (for ME and the brat), Shots - A recipe book for different liquor shots, thoughtfully separated by your poison of even has one of my PERSONAL favorites: Chocolate cake* (recipe at the bottom) and that book.

I consider myself to be fairly adventurous. I actually bought this book for My Party Poopin' friend because she is also scared to try new things. It's got stuff like:
  • Make angels in the snow
  • See a Rodeo
  • Hula Hoop

Me: check, check and check. In fact, I HAVE a blue hula hoop in my room. Right now. And before I tried to crack my ankle in half, I played with my hula hoop every morning after I came from the gym. It's good exercise, and it's fun.

And then I read it, because I didn't expect to see my friend for a few days, and I told her I'd give it to her when she came for a visit. And I saw stuff like:
  • Be and extra in a movie (which I'm DYING to do)
  • Write out a wish list
  • Make a gingerbread house from scratch (yummy)

So I went back and got one for myself. And I went through it and checked off stuff that I've done already. Have phone sex (hey, I'm married to a military man, what do you want from me?), check. Buy someone a present for no reason at all, check. Read to children, check..check... and CHECK. Hell, I can even write it things I've done.

I thought it would be way cool to have a list of all the things that I did, "back in the day" as well as things I want/am going to do. And when the brat gets older, and I'm not longer cool (will that day ever come..? psht..nahhh), she can say her Mom was a tattoo getting, prize fight going, love note leaving, singing in the shower, back stage sneaking, broad. And she enjoyed every minute of it.

And maybe it will teach the brat not to be afraid of life, or of trying something new. And the POSSIBILITIES. For all I know, she may WANT to be the Grand Marshall at a St. Patrick's Day Parade, or have a signature color, or have multiple orgasms (it's in the book, I'm not tellin' if it's checked...LOL)

*As promised:

Chocolate cake shot:
1/2 oz Frangelico Liqeur
1/2 oz Vodka (plain or vanilla...NO generic ladies, stoli/skyy/belvedere/greygoose)

take a lemon wedge, dip in sugar
squeeze lemon wedge with sugar into your mouth and hold
take the shot
swallow lemon sugar with shot and you got.... chocolate cake!

Delicious as the real thing, not as many calories and the added bonus of a nice buzz. Enjoy!


Katie Says said...

I LOVE that shot! My friends introduced it to me a few years ago. it really does taste like chocolate cake. I think it's the only "chocolate" that I will never get sick of. ;)

I'm going to have to look up that book....

have a great weekend!

Mamasphere said...

Never had it, but am definitely going to try it VERY soon. Chocolate with a buzz sounds heavenly.

holly said...

oh i think i love that book. i'm going to crackhouse's neighbour (borders) later, and if i don't see it i'll go to online crack (amazon).

i have the 1000 places to go before i die book. yeah, if i quit my job now, i just may be able to go all those places before i kick it... but then i won't have the money to go. crap crap crap.

i'll settle for the drink .



Rph Mommy said...

I'm gonna have to try that shot, and find that book.

I do agree, B&N is like a crackhouse for me. I could spend DAYS in there.

Auds at Barking Mad said...

I am deffo going to have to try that shot. Sounds fab!

And I'm also going to have to get that book. My mom told me about it, and now reading about it out here, well that's surely a sign (that Borders needs my money) that I must have it.

How the owie holdin' up? Another one of those shots and you may just forget about the hot pink cast!

Diane said...

Thanks for this. I totally could use a drink.

Jen said...

Ok, the shot sounds yummy, but do you have a recipe for the multiple orgasms? Oh, that's right you aren't sayin if that one is checked.

PS I want to be an extra in a movie too!!

Immoral Matriarch said...

I had buttery nipples for the first time this weekend. I don't drink, but I was peer pressured. I had 7 or 8 and didn't get drunk at all.

WTF???? I'm going to try that shot.

April said...

Not sure how you got to my blog either, but thanks for stopping by! And your question about regret may need to be a post by itself!

The book sounds great; I'll have to check it out. And I'm always up for something that includes Grey Goose vodka. OK, not always, but after 9 pm.

Angie said...

Thanks for stopping by today! I'm going to have to check out this book! It definitely goes with my Bucket List themed post. And any gal that shares a great vodka shot recipe is on my favorites list!