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Things To Do Before I Turn 50

  (also known as my "TA-DA" list as opposed to a "to do" list) It was my 49th birthday a few days ago and this got me thinking. Any birthday that ends with a zero always feels a bit like milestone or a landmark and, when I hit the big "five-o" in 2022, I don't want huge parties or celebrations but I would like to have ticked a few things off my low-effort bucket list.   I see these things as a way to improve my mental and physical health, plus a few slightly off-the-wall experiences that would make for great memories.  Start running again and include the following: Lead a C25K group again  Participate in parkrun EVERY week where possible  < ongoing (now parkrun Run Director too) Visit local landmarks whilst running  Train for a long race - building up from 5k > 10k > 10 miles > half marathon, with a couple of longer trail races mixed in  Lose a lot bit of weight Post more on Instagram or give the blog a bit of a reboot < ongoing Look at

My Plog, my marketing ideas for the pop world and a funny from the Urban Dictionary

I had some *fantastic ideas last night and mused about them on the way to bed.

The first was that I should conduct a Plog - a Picture Blog (see what I did there?  It's like doing something connected to Twitter where you just replace the first two letters of any word with "Tw").  Anyway, as I took pictures of my toothbrush (which needs replacing as it's knackered. And orange), my make-up bag (who really wants to see all the slap I put on to look half decent?) and my son's lunch box (no, ma'am, there is no cake in there at all.  It's just a figment of your imagination) I decided that my life is so much like other people's that it's not going to make an interesting Plog.

So my next bright idea was to try and contact Jedward's marketing people (and what a fantastic job they're doing at the moment) to suggest that their next cover should be in collaboration with MC Hammer and it should be U Can't Touch This.

Finally, I decided that I would copy one of the status games on Facebook.  You have to navigate to the online Urban Dictionary and type your name in the search box at the top right hand corner of the screen.  Then copy and paste the results to your Facebook status (or in the comments box here if it's easier).

1. nickie
usually extremely dominant,,,
has been known to hate hannah montana,
has absolutely incredible boobs, will knock you off your feet with just one stare, has been known to be commonly red headed. also tends to be one of the most incredible people you will ever meet.
Jane: wow, who is that??
alex: I dont know but she looks like a nickie..

2. Nickie
A name or nick-name most commonly used for girls. It is a non-slutty way of spelling the name but is usually attributed to blonds and they tend to have large boobs. For some reason they usually tend to enjoy video games and tea. They are also very cute but are independent.
"Hey I asked out that girl over there but she said no." "That sucks what was her name?" "Nickie" "Oh well than obviously she's to good for you."

Hhhhmmmm I don't know whether to be impressed by the accuracy or that I actually did this and I should really get on with some work...

*fantastic ideas at night should be ignored

Picture Credit:
John Marchan on Flickr