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30 Things, 4 Years Later: Day 27


That being said:

30 Things to Accomplish in my 30s:
#27. Visit Ireland. And Iran. And India. And Iraq. And maybe even Afghanistan. I want to go to Ireland because I’ve always been fascinated with the beauty, and I want to go to the other countries because I feel so much compassion for the women and girls who are in bondage because of religion and culture.

This illustrates why this hasn’t happened yet:
And, here is a solution to this problem:

(I didn’t say it was a good solution!)

A serious look at the feasibility of international travel:
For me, it would be slower going than that because I only spend $10 or more on a meal maybe 3 times a year. I never get drinks and I don’t think I’ve ever had more than 4 meals out in any given 7-day period, unless I was traveling.

But, if I cut those 1-4 weekly meals out, I might be able to save enough for a ticket somewhere once a year. Maybe.

At any rate…. I’ve been thinking about why I listed the countries I did.

I mean…. Iran? Iraq? Afghanistan? Seriously?

When I wrote the original list, ISIS hadn’t become a thing yet.

I’m not as daring today as I was then.

My heart still breaks for the mamas and the little girls in those countries who are property, not people. My heart aches for the young boys who are brainwashed into believing that blowing themselves up is somehow a good idea. I weep for the mothers who have to watch their babies train for suicide missions.

It’s so wrong on so many levels.

So, no, I haven’t traveled. I won’t get to the Middle East any time soon. I may never go anywhere. Who knows what will happen?

Now, to commence with the eating at home thing so I can go to Canada so I can check out the Hot Springs and see Aurora Borealis.

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Posted by on May 17, 2016 in 30 Things


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Vern Eide is the Answer

What is the question?
Someone told me that since neither they nor I have any clue where a girl might run into an eligible bachelor, I should google it.
I mean, since online dating doesn’t work.
And since in-person dating doesn’t work either.
Google has to have some kind of answer.
I found the answer on TV. I think it was channel 11.
After finding the answer on channel 11, I searched for it on google so I could link to the answer so everyone would know the secret.
Apparently, Vern Eide isn’t prepared to have The Answer plastered all over the world.
The answer is, you have to buy a car from Vern Eide.
The latest commercial has this girl at a convenience store and she literally bumps into a cute guy and he hears a snippet of the song she’s listening to and he says “I love that song” and they smile sweetly at each other and walk out the door together.
Because good things happen when you buy a car at Vern Eide. It’s The Eide Effect.
Now to commence with the money hoarding. Finding a husband sounds expensive.

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Posted by on April 29, 2016 in Current Events


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