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The Personal Blog of Lori Hogan

Things I Would Do if I Had the Time

(Note: Despite it being Monday, I’m in a generally good mood… so don’t take this post as some sort of depressive negativity overwhelmed rant…)

I, like a lot of other people, wish I had more free time. But, at the very least until I finsh my thesis (let’s not go there, shall we?) and get past September’s IEEE GOLD Congress, and knock off a few more “To-Dos” from my list, I probably won’t. But when I do get the time, there a number of things I’d like to do. I know a lot of them, reasonably won’t happen until I retire or something, unless I end up in a body-cast for some reason… but feel free to suggest other things!

  • Learn to run without feeling like an idiot
  • Watch all episodes, marathon-style, of “Scrubs”, “Farscape”, and “Sex and the City”
  • Re-read “The Lord of the Rings” and “Harry Potter” books
  • Read the books that I’ve bought but haven’t read yet
  • Take the dogs on a long car ride followed by a good hike
  • Camp more
  • Learn to golf (or at least hit a golf bal somewhat consistently in a predicted direction farther than five feet)
  • Learn to use the fancy-pants camera we have, more than just the pre-defined settings
  • Walk around St. John’s and Mount Pearl and actually take pictures without feeling like an idiot or a tourist
  • Take a conversational French course
  • Drive to Gros Morne National Park and spend a week without contact
  • Visit family I haven’t seen in a while
  • Work on my family tree