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Experience: I've played a game of tag for 23 years. As teenagers, a group of friends and I spent every spare moment at school playing tag.

Experience: I've played a game of tag for 23 years

The game developed into more than just chasing each other round the playground; it involved strategy and cunning. But when I failed to tag someone in the last moments before school broke up for summer – he'd locked himself in his car to avoid it – I resigned myself to for ever being "it". We all went our separate ways, off to college or moving away for work, so the game fizzled out. Then a reunion brought the 10 of us together again a few years later and someone suggested reviving it. Since we had busy lives and lived hundreds of miles apart, we agreed on three rules. All-natural.jpg (759×745) Bridge. Debugger. Weekend. The world’s best secret islands.

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours?

The world’s best secret islands

Here’s a list from our brand new Best in Travel 2011 guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe. 1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia Image by Killer White Fluff. Project #29. Get a regular-sized envelope.

Project #29

Address it to someone special. Then, stuff it with as many things as you can: a letter, photographs, ripped out magazine articles, photocopies of poems, a short story, or passages from a novel, recipes, clipped newspaper articles, art work, poems or stories you’ve written… Anything that can be folded up and put in the envelope. Make sure to stuff it so full that you need to use tape to keep it sealed. This envelope should have serious heft.

Once it’s sealed, get the proper postage put on it (definitely use stamps) and mail it off. The Original 52 Projects. Project #5. Make some art, maybe a photograph or a painting or a drawing.

Project #5

Put the art in a nice frame, one that isn’t brand new. Then, hang your framed art in a place you aren’t suppose to, but where people will assume it is supposed to be, like the lobby of your apartment building, in the hallway at your office, on the smallest wall in a motel room, in the quiet corner of a library, outside the downstair’s restroom at a restaurant or bar, the back room of a club, in the bathroom of a museum. Tagged as: 52 Projects, The Original 52 Projects. 52 Projects – Resources. NOTE: This resources list originally appeared in the 52 Projects book, which was published in 2005.

52 Projects – Resources

I updated the list in Oct. 2009, as links to some of the websites listed no longer worked. Following is a list of 52 resources for inspiration. The list includes websites, books, magazines, zines, stories, albums and more. Some of the items provide how-to information, others invite you to participate. Eat. Live. Laugh. and sometimes shop!: 50 most beautiful English words. A few weeks ago I ran across a list, which I shared with you, of 33 Ways to Stay Creative.

Eat. Live. Laugh. and sometimes shop!: 50 most beautiful English words.

Do You Think I'm Crazy? at Kontraband. How Daniel Radcliffe Deals With The Paparazzi. 10 places you should visit before you die « Go! from HomeAway. UPDATE: Discover the best places on earth and receive personalised travel recommendations with HomeAway’s new microsite Places to See Before You Die, your guide to the world’s once in a lifetime destinations.

10 places you should visit before you die « Go! from HomeAway

From great architectural feats to breathtaking natural beauty, the world is full of fascinating places to see before you die. Thanks to films such as The Bucket List, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, making life lists of things to do before you kick the bucket has become popular with those determined to embrace all the world has to offer while they are still alive. So if you want to enrich your life by visiting diverse and outrageously beautiful places, then here is a list of ten places to see before you die. The Taj Mahal, India Located in Agra, India, the magnificent Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage site and probably the most recognizable monument in the world.

Antelope Canyon, Arizona Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia The Great Wall of China. Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1) Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway Blue Caves - Zakynthos Island, Greece.

Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1)

Jet Off To Australia’s Pretty Beach House. 15 Amazing Castles from Around the Globe. Although designed and built for the prominent purpose of defense, today the castles seem like somewhat unrealistic constructions straight from the fairytale world.

15 Amazing Castles from Around the Globe

From solid strongholds to oriental fortresses and highly decorative palaces, the castles are our connection to the past, where legends mix with history and reality blends with a fairyland. This fairytale castle is the historical seat of the Prussian Kings and German Emperors. The Luxury Dhigu Resort, Maldives. The luxury Dhigu Resort, Maldives Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa is encircled by mystic lagoons and unspoilt crystal shores, the resort is a heavenly sanctuary on a secluded paradise island, offering barefoot elegance in one of the world’s most celebrated tropical havens.

The Luxury Dhigu Resort, Maldives

Here the sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean offer an endless horizon of aquatic allure and the evocative location is matched by a tranquil island design style. Anantara Dhigu is a luxurious five-star resort hidden on tropical terrain on Dhigufinolhu Island in the Maldives’ South Male Atoll, a mere 35 minute speedboat journey from the island nation’s international airport, or a scenic five minutes by private chartered seaplane.

Luxury Resort Ayada, Maldives. I Love You More Cartoon. Constant Companion. Your House Is Burning. What Do You Take? [20 pics] Photograph by BRETT ROGOWSKI The Burning House is a brilliant project that seeks to answer a simple question: Deformed puppy, rescued from trash, learns to walk - Good News. No wonder he looks confused: The mystery creature that nobody can identify. By Mail Foreign Service Updated: 06:56 GMT, 22 September 2011 If this cute little chap looks a wee bit confused, it's no wonder. His big wide eyes stare out at the world around him - which in turn is staring back at him.

Because nobody has seen a creature quite like this one before. Who am I? Seeing in the Dark. Credit: cliff1066tm. Tom Mabe Pranks A Telemarketer. How Harry Potter Should Have Ended. Check out Our Lighter Side. Dominos Fires The Greatest Employee Theyve Ever Had. Big Mistake, Dominos. ... Caleb Needs Some Dudes [PIC] To the guy in my closet, you don't have AIDS. Anatomy Of An Icon. Deep Thoughts From Hot Guys With Baby Animals.

For your viewing pleasure we bring you excerpts from the 2011 Hot Guys and Baby Animals Calendar, $14.99 (complete with corresponding captions).  "Even I know no one is looking at this baby animal because I'm so hot. " "Oof. Short Film of the Day: Porcelain Unicorn. Why Watch?

Things that make me happy (and dont really go anywhere else)