(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.)
37. Find an Opera/Orchestra/Concert Buddy – NOT COMPLETED
Running Tally: $170.00 to charity.
No doubt if I had one of these I wouldn’t have such a hard time getting to concerts on weeknights. John likes going to concerts with me, but I was hoping to find a real music egghead that wants to sit around and gossip about orchestras and conductors and temperamental singers. Seeing that I couldn’t find 4 new friends in 2 years time (see #5 below) it was unlikely I was going to pull this one off.