Great New Year's idea: Start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. Then, on New Years Eve, empty it and see what awesome stuff happened that year. Good way to keep things in perspective.
Throw Tomatoes at the festival in Spain. La Tomatina is an hour-long festival in Bunol, Valencia (Spain) where an estimated tomatoes (a whopping of juicy, pasty awesomeness) are flung everywhere and at everyone.
Nike Women's Marathon in SF - You are given a Tiffany's necklace by a firefighter in a tux when you finish! If that doesn't motivate you to finish, I don't know what will! Wow but can I use my firefighter in a tux?
A toddler-centered Disney World trip plan - where to stay, places to eat, handling discipline away from home, rides to ride, what to do before your trip begins -I want to take the kids since we only like like 7 hours away.