Things I don’t need to do before I die

I saw this at my friend Denise’s blog, which she got from the Feministe blog. The idea is to make a list of things you feel no need of doing before you die. So here are some of mine:

  • Climb Everest
  • Stop learning, whether it be a new language or a new craft
  • Eat tongue (or brains for that matter)
  • Eat at McDonald’s again
  • Skip meals at a regular basis
  • Wear high heels to work
  • Have a regular 9-5, two-weeks-vacation-a-year, kind of job
  • Dye my hair
  • Go to a tanning salon
  • Have plastic surgery
  • Stop taking time to smell the flowers
  • Go ice climbing
  • Down-hill skiing
  • Buy a house in the suburbs
  • Actually, I don’t need to buy property. Period.
  • Get a driver’s license (this may change, of course)
  • Move back to Brazil
  • Do an Iron Man Triathlon (although a regular triathlon would be fun)
  • Stop dreaming
  • Wear UGG boots or Crocs
  • Worry about what other people think about me
  • Try to be the same as everybody else
  • Support Harper and the Conservative Party
  • Identify with conservative ideals
  • Be condescending
  • Visit Euro Disney
  • Smoke a cigarette or miss the days when smoking was allowed in bars
  • Shop at Wal-mart

Those are some of the first things that came to mind… what about you?

What’s up?

I saw this at a friend’s blog and thought it would be a good way of starting a conversation. The idea is to share what are we reading at the moment, what is the last movie we saw and what music we are listening to. So here it goes:


Vicky Cristina Barcelona is the latest Woody Allen movie and tells the story of two American girls on extended vacations in Barcelona. I’m not a bit fan of Woody Allen but couldn’t resist watching a movie set in one of my favourite cities. We enjoyed it!


This one is hard because I’m always reading many books at once. I’ve just finished Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia and I’m now reading Sam Wineburg’s Historical thinking and other unnatural acts: charting the future of teaching the past and Paulo Freire’s Teachers as cultural workers.


I’ve been listening to a lot of guitar music – Jesse Cook, Michael Hedges, Sebastião Tapajós, and some fado while I read. When I work out I give preference to some good metal; lately it’s been a lot of AC/DC….

What about you? What have you been reading/watching/listening??