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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  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 new a career path or additional income stre

Talent

Do you ever wish you had a talent?  Nothing spectacular - just something that everyone remembers you for.



 Henry Mancini & His Orchestra - The Pink Panther Theme .mp3
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I can play the piano and I can read music but I've always wanted to just sit down at the piano at a party and start playing a song that everyone knows, with everyone gathering around the piano, singing along and calling out for the next song.  Old-time party style.  My speciality piece is "The Pink Panther Theme" but that doesn't have any lyrics and when people say, "Great! What else can you play?" I tend to mumble something and wander away from the keyboard.


I also want to learn how to raise just one eyebrow so I can take on a mocking, knowing look when someone does something stupid.  I don't even want to raise each eyebrow independently (although that would be a bonus - maybe I could do it in time to the music when I'm playing the Pink Panther Theme?).  Just the one would do!  I can roll my R's and I can curl my tongue to make a clicking noise but I can't raise just one eyebrow.


The Pink Panther, raising just one eyebrow in a quizzical sort of way...