It seems like each year around Christmas, I spend a good deal of time in bookstores.
Books and other fun things found in bookstores just seem to make the best gifts.
One item that I found to be a “fun read” was the book 101 Things To Do Before You’re Old and Boring by Richard Horne and Helen Szirtes.
Following are some of the things they say you just have to try before you’re old & gray.
What makes this book unique is the fact that there are checklists included and ways for you to personalize and document the steps you go through to make each one of the 101 things happen.
…Fun, fun, FUN!
My Favorites… 15 FUN Things To Do
From the book 101 Things To Do Before You’re Old And Boring:
#2 – Prepare yourself for fame — There’s no time like the present… you never know! (This might help.)
#3 – Paint a picture good enough to hang on the wall — Beauty is in the eye of the beholder… Think: conversation piece!
#4 – Win something — I did it, so can you. But that means you’ve gotta enter things.
#5 – Start a collection — Anything. Even if it’s only meaningful to you. Then, display it proudly, and add to it regularly.
#6 – Help save the planet — Live with purpose.
#7 – Start your own blog — There’s no better way to share your thoughts & ideas with people all across the world. Market yourself… or your ideas known to others.
#10 – Learn to live without something you love for a week — a whole week.
#11 – Make your own greeting cards — No Hallmark card can reflect you, your style, and your heartfelt words as well as you can.
#12 – Hold a yard sale — and make it count. If you’re serious about it, you can make a lot of money and have fun at the same time!
#13 – Write a story and get it published — even if it is in the form of a blog or in a scrapbook.
#14 – Learn to take great photos — Not much to “learn” here in my opinion, because quantity is better than quality… just get out there and do it! Pictures capture moments in time that can never be replaced.
#15 – Decide what you want to be when you grow up — Sounds like the makings of a New Year’s Resolution to me!
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I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money — so I write about “outside the box” ideas that most wouldn’t think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for living with and training dogs. I worked in Higher Ed over 10 years before switching gears to pursue activities that I’m truly passionate about. I’ve worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo — to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. You can always find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites).