(Back in May of 2007 I noticed that a bunch of people in the blogosphere had created lists of 101 things to do in 1001 days. I was intrigued by the notion but felt I needed to change the parameters. So I created my 40 by 40 list. 40 things I wanted to do before I turned 40. Well on August 17th I turn 40, and I need to give $10 to charity for every uncompleted item. So it is time to see how I did.)
5. Make Four New Friends – PARTIALLY COMPLETED
Running Tally: $10.00 to charity.
Being a homebody, stuck in books most of the time, I don’t really have the opportunity to meet many new people with whom I could become friends. I have gotten back into touch with lots of old friends on Facebook, but that isn’t the same thing. I did manage to make one new friend in the last two years. We both started work the same day as part of my ill-fated and previously discussed change from urban planning to travel planning. And despite my switch back to urban planning, we are still good friends and gossip buddies. So hey Deniz, thanks for the memories.