My original purpose of this blog was to keep track of all of my "Things To Do" before my life expires. You know... stuff to do before you kick the bucket. Well people - here's my Bucket List or shall I say "Tabo" List. You only live once, so don't think twice. In addition to my "Tabo" List, you'll find me sharing how it's like to live the life of the wonderful share-bare. Happy Reading! ENJOY!

(inspired by the 2007 movie, The Bucket List )

1.) Pet a Tiger Cub
2.) Hold and Wrap a Snake Around Me
3.) Raise Money for a Good Cause

4.) Run a Half Marathon
5.) Run a Full Marathon

6.) Attend an Oprah Winfrey Show

7.) Meet Drew Barrymore in Person

8.) Go Dog Sledding in the Colorado Mountains
9.) Get Rock Hard Abs

10.) Write My Own Book and/or Sitcom

11.) Be in a Professional Photo Shoot
12.) Compete in a Bus Surfing Contest
13.) Step Inside of Grand Central Station in New York
14.) Cross the Golden Gate Bridge by Foot
15.) Adopt a dog named him Chaw-Lee <--I mean, Bam

16.) Learn to Swim so I Can be a Surfer Chick

17.) Enjoy a Special Brownie

18.) Hale Down a Yellow Cab
19.) Lie in a Hammock with Someone Special
20.) Apply for a Library Card
21.) Get a Black Belt in Kenpo Karate
22.) Get Kissed by a Hottie on New Year's (Strike of Midnight)

23.) Learn to be a Voice Over Artist
24.) Attend a Superbowl Game
25.) Sing the Song 'Killing Me Softly' at a Karaoke Bar
26.) Go Skinny Dipping

27.) Be on T.V.

28.) Go White Water Rafting in the American River
29.) Run up the "Rocky Steps" of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
30.) Marry Mr. Right

31.) Work Out So Hard That I Puke
32.) Go Stand Up Paddle Surfing (or Hoe he'e nalu) somewhere tropical

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


When I was sick last week, I was craving some raspberry filled glazed donuts from Krispy Kreme and vitamin D whole milk. Since I was at work in San Mateo and the closest Krispy Kreme donut shop was in Mountain View, I was stuck. I had to improvise and find another craving. I was also too lazy and sick to walk downtown to Starbucks or Jamba Juice. Ugh. And so, I dug into my file drawer of random edibles. I saw expired beef jerkey - pass (and threw away); Barley tea bags - pass; Halls cough drops - pass; Crystal Light On the Go lemonade packets - pass; Yamasa soy sauce packets? WTF - pass; Teriyaki Nori/Seaweed - pass; Quaker Oats Cinnamon Roll oatmeal...Hmmmmm - Let's give this a try. I was always meaning to be brave and try it. So, several weeks ago I saved a packet from our "Every Other Friday Free Breakfast in the Kitchen" day. The thought of it was actually tempting to me. It always smelled so good when other people are eating it, so why not, right? Plus, they always advertise it on television like it's the bestest warmest breakfast in the whole wide world. And so there I went - I ate oatmeal for the first time (or second). Boy was it yummy!!! I ate the sucker fast! That same day after work, I went to Luckys and purchased two boxes of the cinnamon flavored oatmeal. Let's just say I went crazy at the grocery store. But then later as days went by, I noticed that my oatmeal would get clumpy and cold quickstyle. I admit, I can eat food really fast. I mean really fast!! But, for some reason I was extremely slow with consuming oatmeal into my digestive system. My question is: How do you keep it from not forming into some cold paste like material? Did I not add enough water? Strange. And just so you know, it's way pass noon and I'm still not done with my oatmeal from this morning. Ew, right? I look at it and it's disgustingly stiff. Like I can literally turn my bowl upside down and it would not fall out. It looks like dried up soggy cereal that was sitting at my desk for like 4 days straight. It still smells good. It just cold and clumpy like some thick wheat-like colored mashed potatoes with the lumps. Hmmm...don't think there's such a thing as whole grain mashed potatoes. Does organic potatoes have the same appearance? Oh well. Moving on. I guess I should stop looking at it and just eat fast with my eyes closed next time around. [sigh]I'm predicting that I will soon be over this oatmeal craze. I'm not really feeling it anymore. Maybe because I've been eating it everyday for the past week. I guess its another one of my getting excited over something new phase. I really have to quit that! I take things way out of proportion and get carried away! Note to self: Don't buy anymore oatmeal. Just wait for the "Every Other Friday Free Food in the Kitchen" day. Stick to the raspberry filled glazed donuts at Krispy Kreme and vitamin d whole milk next time (even though it's miles away!) It'll be sooooooo worth it.


  1. come to think of it i don't think i've ever had oatmeal before either...hmmmm

  2. Oatmeal helps lower your cholesterol. Is yours high?

  3. you can still buy oatmeal, it's really good for u. i actually buy boxes of grits... yup, i sure do. i think it goes well with all the dirty south music i listen to! lol