Wednesday, September 21, 2011

29 in the 29th- a Roundup.

With a week and a half of my twenties left to go, here's where the list stands: 

1) Go see a taping of Wait Wait Don't tell me. Nope! And they even came to Baltimore, which was SUCH A BUMMER to have missed. I was pretty broke at the time though, so no Wait Wait for me. 

2) Take advantage of a Southwest sale and go somewhere with Julie that we've both never been. Sadly, nope. 

3) Redesign my website. Buy a domain name and move the blog there.
 No, not this one. Maybe if I can be a little bit more disciplined about posting, I will think about it this year.

4) Enter a cooking contest. (a real one. not one at work. With real judges and everything) 
I entered one at my last workplace (which doesn't count... I know, but it was still a contest) and.... lost. Sad Clown.

5) Buy a video camera and make and edit more videos (even if it's just a flipcam)  
No, but I did put up more video content this year! This Video is the reason I get like, 90% of my google referrals. heh. 

6) Update my blog at least once a week. I was not so successful at this, but it's going on next year's list.  I need to remember that I can't abandon things when i'm sad (the cause for this year's earlier abandonment) or busy (the reason why I haven't been updating so much this recently)

7) Plan fun things to do to show Jackie Baltimore, now that she is living here. We've done a couple of good things, but we could definitely be doing more. 

8) Go to a restaurant for restaurant week. DONE! Went to Dogwood with Jackie this summer. It was AMAZING.  I am still thinking about the chevre that they served on the salad I had there. So creamy!

9) Go tubing down the river (I don't know which river. Any river. Preferably with Paul, who suggested this list item) 

10) Take more pictures, post more pictures. 
I think I've taken more pictures this  year.

11) Taste 20 types of beer.
 Eh, I've decided I'm not such a huge fan of beer. my tastes tend to go to Miller High life... classy, I know. but I couldn't justify the expense of trying all those beers when I know how delicious gin and tonics are. 

12) Continue my tradition of Top Chef Wednesdays and Glee Tuesdays. 
Glee tuesdays stuck it out for much of the year! And we've started up again now that the season has started. This is really, really one of my favorite things- I look forward to it every week. 

13) Donate money to causes I believe in. 
I have!

14) Go to NYC for a weekend. 
I have not!

15) Go somewhere where there is not much ambient light, and look at the stars. 
Chincoteague, 2011. So. Many. Stars.

16) Learn how to identify more constellations than just Orion. I found The Big Dipper and Cassiopeia

17) Master bread baking (this guy is also going to be baking bread this year, and I want to bake some with him!) 
Nope, sadly

18) Help someone else complete a List item on their list that isn't on my list.
   I feel like I've done this one, but I can't remember. If i helped you with a list item, would you let me know via comments? I know I've helped inspire some other people to make their lists, and that's quite awesome. 

19)  Go on a picnic. 
I went on a great picnic with my sister Jackie and my cousin Kate, and Jackie even did all the cooking for it! it was really awesome. 

20)  Figure out what I'm doing with my life professionally. 
This was my big one, this year- I was really really miserable and unhappy in my last job, and I made the move to a new one- which has its own challenges, but I am so much more happy professionally that on a scale of 1-10, where 1 is my old job, I'm about at a 15. 

21) Set one weekly excersise goal every week and then meet it. (even if it's small: i.e. 3 days of wii fit a week, two long walks around the ten hills neighborhood,  walking up the giant hill in front of my house)
Uh, no. but! with the new job comes a lot more activity, and i've gone down a few pants sizes!
22) Move to a new apartment when my lease is up, with the following requirements: decent size kitchen. hardwood floors, fun area of Baltimore. (optional but would be nice: washer/dryer combo)
23) Go to one of the City Year Events in DC (or philly, or NYC, or RI- Just do one event with them)
24) Decorate a cake with fondant. 

25)  Learn how to can things.  Seriously. Making this happen. For real this time. 
Seriously, I need to get this one together. it's going on next year's list. 
26)  Go to see a drive in movie. 

27) Do one social activity that is outside my comfort zone per month. 
No, not really. 

28) Go down to Florida to visit G; make it home to visit my Grandad more often. 
I didn't get down to Florida this year, sadly. 

29) Go to some kind of food festival. Whether it is barbeuce, or Garlic, or a Pickle festival. 
I went to the Baltimore Food Truck Rally but it was waaaaaaaaaaaaay too crowded, and the lines were insane, so we ended up going to Ze Mean Bean instead. Maybe the next time they have one, it'sll be in a little bit less claustrophobic space, and I can actually get something to eat. 

So all in all, not a great year, in terms of getting things done (all told, it was a pretty horrible year all around, actually).  The one important thing that I really needed to do, #20, got done so for that I'm considering this years' list a success. 

 but I'm working on the new stuff (and keeping some of this year's stuff) and will come out with my 30/30th list next Sunday! 


  1. Hehehe, just a few days to go for you. I at least have a few weeks left. :) The trick to these lists is to come up with super simple things that you know you'll accomplish and just sprinkle in a few that require actual work. Then you'll cross most items off and feel good about yourself. Oh wait, not the point?! Ah well...

  2. I agree with Katie. List items should include: showering, pick nose less, and play with cat. Your lists are always so damn ambitious I pick my nose and think: "wow, just reading this has made me tired. time to go play with my dog."

    Looking forward to the big 3-0 list. which could be either 30 items, or 3 (and if you do 0, you win?).

    Much love to you babe!