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Melissa / February 28, 2005 12:07 AM

Crafty anything. Embroidery, knitting, magnet-making, decoupaging. Sometimes I forget how much I love it. I definitely don't do it often enough.

Shasta MacNasty / February 28, 2005 7:24 AM

Traveling. I wish I travelled more. : /

karen / February 28, 2005 8:36 AM

fountain diet coke. i cant get enough of the stuff.

Mike / February 28, 2005 8:49 AM

A Republican pollster named Frank Luntz found that the one thing people wanted more than anything (more than a raise, a new car, tax cuts, a better job) was free time.
The politician who figures out how to negotiate that will be president.

That's why I hate working for a large corporation; they see your vacation/sick days/popping out 15 minutes early for an important errand as stealing their time, so they try to prevent it whenever they can.

emily / February 28, 2005 9:14 AM

1. Be creative. Paint, draw, sew, anything!
2. Exercise. I'm just too lazy.
3. Volunteer my time/energy for good causes.

emily / February 28, 2005 9:31 AM

ditto. we Emilys think alike!

miss ellen / February 28, 2005 9:32 AM

emily has it right on the $$$ --- volunteering & more exercise and cooking/eating healthier.

Michael / February 28, 2005 10:11 AM

Living in the present, as opposed to worrrying about the future.

jenny / February 28, 2005 10:35 AM

I'm with Mike.

I wish I did LESS, more.

That and write.

CVal / February 28, 2005 11:00 AM

Be more focused on what fulfills me rather than concentrating on others. Easy to say, difficult to do

robin.. / February 28, 2005 11:26 AM

music. make more music.

Naz / February 28, 2005 12:02 PM

I want to travel more. Lately it's been a lot of work.

But mostly, I want to go randonneur around the country and the world.

Mac / February 28, 2005 12:06 PM

See friends/family, write, date, look for another job, play with my kitty, and drink Wild Turkey until the demons in my head shut the heck up.

eep / February 28, 2005 12:07 PM

Write. There's so much I want to get down, but I don't even know where to start. And then setting aside the time to get my thoughts straight just never seems to happen. I need to make time for that...

Charlie / February 28, 2005 12:20 PM

I wish I had more video tape of my children growing up. They're still young, but it seems like I've missed so much already.

steven / February 28, 2005 12:41 PM

take more photos, read, exercise. i can be incredibly lazy.

lazer / February 28, 2005 1:29 PM


Emerson Dameron / February 28, 2005 1:55 PM

What he said. I'd like to write more, too. Actually, edit more - I'd like more writing I felt good about distributing.

Thurston / February 28, 2005 1:58 PM

I want to do more:
1) writing.
2) sexing.
3) traveling.
4) hiking/camping.
5) practicing/learning foreign languages.
6) cooking for friends.

Steve / February 28, 2005 2:04 PM


Seriously -- I still have leftover beer from Xmas, and my liquor cabinet is overflowing. And we got stuck with many a bottle of crummy white wine from our last party, too.

Hmmm...maybe we need to have another party. But will anyone drink Old Fezziwig Ale or Cranberry Lambic this time of year?

Perhaps I just need to accept that as a dude in my middle-30s, I should be downing a drink or two after every crappy day of work, and trebling the consumption on the weekends.

Pete / February 28, 2005 2:40 PM

Time. Sweet, precious, irreplaceable time.

Pete / February 28, 2005 2:44 PM

I read the question wrong. I thought it was "...had more of." Curse you, attention span!

chad / February 28, 2005 2:46 PM

Pete, you wanna do more time? (ie Joliet?)

chad / February 28, 2005 2:47 PM

Sorry Pete. Too quick to judge, and slow to type.

Roni / February 28, 2005 3:10 PM

Where to start? sports (hopefully that will be fixed soon!)

christian / February 28, 2005 3:49 PM

1. photograph more
2. ride my bikes, exercise
3. paint more

chris / February 28, 2005 4:28 PM


Leelah / February 28, 2005 4:48 PM

We should have answered this one in haiku...

I want to do more travelling... although that seems silly this month since I am going to Boston this weekend, New Jersey the next and Italy the Thursday after that.

I wish I painted/drew more, too.

Ted / February 28, 2005 5:15 PM

Cross-country skiing. It's my favorite sport. I HATE GLOBAL WARMING!!!!

Scott / February 28, 2005 5:16 PM

Great call, Leelah.

What I'd like more haiku.

Time waits for no one
More of my own would be nice
Vacation? Yes please

dav3 / February 28, 2005 5:43 PM

sleep sweet sleep sleep sleep
sleep and sleep yay for sleeping
awake is teh sux

Leelah / February 28, 2005 8:19 PM

For Ted:

Cross-country skiing,
Bought my own skis. Never can
use them. Lack of snow.

This is the first year
that I have skied twice. Oh why
is there never snow?

Tina / February 28, 2005 8:49 PM

Wish I had more (or at least some!) of the following: patience; "handy" skills to fix up my house; more money to give my son so he could go to any college of his choice;
and......warm weather.....can't wait 'til it's Spring once again in Chicago!!!!

B / March 1, 2005 8:48 AM

Shut my mouth.

Pete / March 1, 2005 9:05 AM

Chad, by the most interesting of coincidences, I live in Joliet. So doing time would be quite convenient for me.

K. / March 1, 2005 12:09 PM

Time. I never have enough time to do all the stuff I want to do. Damn sleep always getting in the way.

Jill Horsemaster / March 12, 2005 3:58 PM

Construct Nike tennis shoes.

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