(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.)
14. Make a Timpano – NOT COMPLETED
Running Tally: $70.00 to charity.
For those of you who saw the movie Big Night, you will recognize the timpano. It was that amazing looking Italian dish that has everything but the kitchen sink baked into it. I was very excited to make a timpano, but my partner said they weren’t worth the effort. After the movie came out he and a friend took a cooking class on how to make a timpano. He said the result was less than satisfying. Rather than spend dozens of hours trying to prove him wrong and getting fat in the process, I decided to give up on this one. Maybe some day when I am retired and bored.