Thursday, March 10, 2011

Stuff I Wish I Could Do

I'm working on several posts, but I keep stalling out.  It's like I'm running out of gas.  The wind is blowing out the candle flame.  I'm *pooped*. 

So for your entertainment here's something I wish I could do.  Which requires not being *pooped*.






I love juggling.  Love it.  And just the other day, while at Barnes and Noble, I bought a soft set of juggling balls and a book to try and teach myself.  Wouldn't it be cool to casually pull those out of my pocket and juggle on the playground for Zack's buddies?  So I'm sticking "learn to juggle" on my Bucket List (and the term "bucket list" comes from this movie).


What's one thing on YOUR bucket list that's within reach now? 





Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.

34 comments:

  1. Well, that is awesome!! I loved watching him, but think it would make me a nervous wreck to learn! Good luck to you, hope you can impress those kiddos one day soon!

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  2. Oh Lori I wish you lived a little closer. My sweet husband, Stan, is a fantastic juggler. He can teach anyone to juggle in an afternoon (except me).

    If you ever wander up past Philadelphia, let me know and we'll set you up with a free lesson.

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  3. My bucket list consists of one thing right now. Surviving until I can retire so I can have time to do all the projects that I half start and "poop" out on.

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  4. Hi Lori, don't beat yourself up too much about being "pooped" i think the whole country is redi for spring & sunshine i think that the lack lustre weather has a lot to do with pretty much everyone i talk to saying that the are "pooped" and as for something on my bucket list i know this might seem funny but i would love to go to an acual real live bead show with like work shops and stuff i hope one day to have enough money to do that and to met some of the amazing people i have met blogging these past few weeks you all seem like you would be fun people & good friends to have. ttfn ;p

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  5. Definitely making my own lampwork beads, and raising some good kids. Got a good start on both :-)

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  6. Ummmm............to make a bucket list! LOL! Really, I guess I am pretty content, there's nothing that I really feel like I have to do before I kick it, noth8ing except see my babies grow up and live their lives:)
    But- I'm gonna make one, cause its the first thing on my list!

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  7. I guess I'd have to have a bucket list first to put something on it wouldn't I? LOL

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  8. You are so funny. I think a lot of us are running out of gas. We all need a vacation. LOL
    Hang in there.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  9. I've found that if I put it on a list, bucket or otherwise, I never get to it. So, I either do it or I don't. And I've tried juggling. I don't think I'll every get it. Good luck!

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  10. I really don't have a bucket list, but maybe that's what I should do--I should make a bucket list!

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  11. Getting outside your box.
    I LOVE IT!

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  12. I wish I could walk on my hands, you know, like in a hand stand. I'm working on that. I can juggle, so that is one thing I can cross off my bucket list. good luck!

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  13. Awesome video! I wish I could do that, too! :D

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  14. I've been stalled for a while too.

    Juggling is SO COOL! What a way to amaze people. Good luck with it!

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  15. Been there, bought the book and the balls. Failed. But I know YOU can do it!

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  16. This is certainly a fun and very doable item on your bucket list. I definitely see you mastering juggling. Me? I want to learn to tat! Bought the book, DVD, thread and shuttle...so what am I waiting for?!! Bring Spring Sunshine and Birds who Sing.

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  17. There is no way I could ever juggle except time. I can't walk and chew gum as they say, But I have always wanted to play the piano. So at Christmas I purchased a casio piano keyboard. I am determined to learn just for ME I promised myself that I would devote as much time to piano as I did for watercolor That said I practice a day Be Blessed

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  18. Get out and do some gardening. Clean out the bird bath, put new seeds in the feeder, plant some new flowers... that kind of things. They are with in my reach but the weather is still chilly and I have to be careful with my back- but I can feel that the spring fever is coming.

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  19. What a great clip - such a talented guy. I hope you achieve your dream of learning to juggle too.
    On my bucket list would be to learn to play the drums and to have my own bead and cake shop - a mix that goes well together I think. (I could practise my drums in the back of the shop while the cakes are baking - perhaps !!)

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  20. I love to learn how to sew, well. My mother is a crack seamstress, I sew like a seamstress on crack. LOL.

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  21. Oh I love The Bucket list. Nicholson and Freeman together. Worth watching just for the sake of the casting choice alone!
    When you do learn to juggle, we will of course expect a video of you juggling ;-)

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  22. That juggling thing is going to be fun! I would love to see your son's friends when you do it! I tried to think about my bucket list but I just keep picturing you juggling.

    Hugs Always

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  23. You already juggle so much!!! You can teach yourself. My husband did and he was a hit at our kids' birthday parties.

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  24. I can juggle.

    I met a young man who said "I can teach you to juggle in less than 5 minutes." He was right, the lesson was less than 5 minutes. It took me a lot longer than that to learn how to juggle.

    It is a fun skill.

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  25. Two counter-intuitive hints for when you tackle juggling:
    1) Watch the top of the arc, not your hands.
    2) Don't toss the balls to high, yes, it will give you more time but you are also likely to lose control.

    Have fun.

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  26. What an awesome video! I'm so uncoordinated I'm sure I would knock myself out if I tried to juggle. One of the many things on my bucket list is to visit every state in the US.

    Relax, and enjoy the weekend!

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  27. Learning to spin wool has been on my bucket list for a few years. I started taking classes 2 weeks ago so I'm on my way!

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  28. Lori, that was an awesome video! I'd love to learn how to juggle, but don't have the coordination to do actually do it. What's on my bucket list? Well, it's not a bucket list, but it's a "Hope to do this summer" list! Get back on the back of a horse...it's good for the soul :)

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  29. Wow. I'd love to know how the juggling goes. I think I bought my brother a book on how to juggle when he was in high school and he was able to do some juggling.

    Not sure about my bucket list. We saw the movie recently but didn't come up with a list. I think it just seems too out of reach while we have so much going on right now.

    Good luck!

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  30. Great video...I tried when I was young but couldn't get the hang of juggling!

    I think everyone is "pooped" this winter...at least everyone I talk with seems to be...we still have tons of snow(3ft/4ft banks)... with snow in the forecast until the end of the Month... :0(
    Spring is coming...just taking its time!
    Cheers

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  32. This cracked me up because in college I took a class in public speaking in which we had to give a speech demonstrating how to do something, and I picked juggling, even tho I didn't juggle and had to learn how the skill to do the speech and demo. At least it was fresh in my mind. I did it without dropping a ball too! If I can go it, anyone can. Here's wishing for video when you get it!

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  33. I used to have a friend who could juggle. I'd let him juggle knives and flaming torches around my head and all my friends thought I was crazy :P

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  34. Way back in the Ice Age when I first moved to LA, I worked with a group of people with circus skills: juggling, tightrope, some magic....couldn't learn to juggle for BEANS. Good luck with it! I want to learn to play the autoharp. But first I have to be able to afford to buy one....

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