Sunday, May 12, 2013

UPDATE: 101 THINGS

Here it is--another update on my little 2.75 year bucket list.  I find that while I write to y'all almost every day about things that I like, I rarely provide updates on things that I do. I guess I haven't quite yet figured out exactly how much of my personal life I want to share with the world but that's a topic for another time.  In the interim, I've grown quite fond of my little 'update' feature, which attempts to provide a little color on new things I've been pushing myself to experience at any given time.  Since my last update, I've crossed two items off of the list and have made some headway on a few others.  Let's get down to it. 

9.     Read forty new books [7/40]



Since my last update I've read two more books--Pillars of the Earth and Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.  The first chronicles the interconnected story of builder and monk as they realize their dreams of building a cathedral in medieval England.  Peppered with battle, lost love, death, famine, and political unrest the story is realistic and yet captivating in its narrative.  The second book focuses on a much different topic--one woman's tale of personal discovery on the PCT.  Also peppered with antidotes of lost love, hunger, and death, this story has the power to instill some serious wanderlust if you, like me, have ever spent a summer amongst the mountains.  Both come highly recommended.

51. Go to ten concerts [2/10; Zac Brown Band; Timeflies Tuesday; Taylor Swift]

This past week I went to the Taylor Swift concert at Nationwide Arena with my friend Alex.  It was one of my first true "pop" concert experiences and boy was it good.  Alex and I were definitely some of the oldest people in attendance who were not there accompanying their offspring but no matter.  There was no line for beer and we spent two solid hours singing along at the top of our lungs and loving every minute.  


[Image by CGM for Broho Style]

79.  Inspire someone to make their own list [Nachelle, April 2013]

I am so excited to share with you my friend Nachelle's list of 101 things to do in 1001 days! She began the list after I published mine and she has given me permission to share it with y'all here.  If you're thinking of writing your own, I'd highly suggest it--you can even steal some of Nachelle's great ideas below.  And when you're done--send it my way as I'd love to share it with everyone! 

1. Come up with 101 things 
2. Apply for a reality TV show 
3. Go on a hot air balloon ride 
4. Vacation in Spain
5. Go to a concert at Red rocks
6. Learn how to cook 3 new recipes
7. Learn about my heritage
8. Participate in a triathlon 
9. Go to a Rob Thomas or matchbox Twenty concert 
10. No caffeine for 1 week
11. Read the bible
12. Get a puppy 
13. Do something special for my parents anniversary 
14. Go on a cruise 
15. Make my bed every morning for 2 weeks 
16. Take a cake decorating class
17. Learn basic sewing skills from my mom
18. Complete my book shelf 
19. Complete my basement (add furniture)
20. Buy a nice camera 
21. Pay for someone's food in the drive thru behind me
22. Cash only budget for 1 month 
23. Unsubscribe from junk emails that clutter my inbox 
24. Start writing a book
25. Find a highschool picture of my Mom and dad and frame them
26. Family destination Christmas 
27. Play in the rain
28. Take a Pure Barre class
29. Tour a winery 
30. Learn to cut a basic hairstyle
31. Go to Washington DC
32. Spend a whole day watching old Disney channel original movies 
33. Go to a cirque du soleil show
34. Participate in a flash mob 
35. Get acupuncture 
36. Play the lottery
37. Make a photobook/scrapbook of #7 to share with my family 
38. Be a maid of honor in a wedding (counting on my sister and best friend for this one!)
39. Pay off a debt (e.g. Car)
40. Go to 5 new restaurants in columbus 
41. Go on a picnic 
42. Make a new friend 
43. Stain my stairwell railings
44. Go yardsale-ing
45. Go to the airport and a buy a round trip ticket to a random city 
46. Name a star after someone
47. Get a spray tan 
48. Buy a nice watch 
49. Do a body cleanse 
50. Drive through the country and pick wild flowers 
51. Organize a five year college reunion for my friends 
52. Put together a 5000 pc puzzle
53. Go to Cocktails at the Conservatory
54. Go to a clippers game
55. Read 30 new books
56. Get promoted 
57. Take a pottery class
58. Go apple picking 
59. Donate blood
60. Go cabrewing 
61. Don't say anything negative for a day
62. Adopt a kid for Christmas 
63. Play with dogs at the dog shelter 1 day
64. Stretch for 15 minutes every night for a week
65. No meat for a week 
66. Babysit my nieces/nephew for a night 
67. Do alumni cheerleading
68. Go for a run in every columbus metro park
69. Carve a pumpkin 
70. Do 2 pull-ups 
71. Get teeth whitened 
72. Inspire someone to make a list of their own 
73. Learn to eat with chopsticks 
74. Upgrade my iPhone
75. Send Christmas cards
76. Run 30 miles in 30 days
77. Watch the Game of Thrones series 
78. Volunteer 10 times 
79. Learn how to drive a stick shift
80. Fly first class
81. Host a holiday at my house for my family 
82. Send someone flowers just because 
83. Get the ice maker fixed on my refrigerator 
84. Attend the Kentucky Derby
85. Go to a music festival 
86. Write a letter to myself to be opened on my 30th bday
87. Get a passport 
88. Try 3 new flavors of Jeni's ice cream
89. Shampoo the carpet in my condo
90. Buy outdoor patio furniture 
91. Go to the gallery hop downtown 
92. Go to a midnight premiere of a movie 
93. Take my vitamins every day for a month 
94. Go to brunch at Lindeys 
95. Visit 5 new cities 
96. Invest in the stock market
97. Build a sand castle 
98. Meet with an attorney to set up a living will
99. Back up my personal computer to an external hard drive
100. Donate $10 to charity for every item I don't complete 
101. Put $10 in a savings account for every thing I cross off this list

85.  Go to a shooting range [April 28, 2013]
[Images by Bill for Broho Style]

I finally made my way to the shooting range last month and had such a great time I don't know how it took me so long to do it. I went with my good friend, Bill, who has a small arsenal in his possession so I was test driving all different kinds of guns.  My favorites happened to be a Colt1911 (seen on the left) and this semi-automatic rifle (right).  And, if I allow myself one minute to toot my own horn, I wasn't half bad.  


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