Wednesday, August 31, 2011


A few years ago, I heard about the concept of a 30th bucket list--things to do before you turn 30. In my group of friends, that included things like getting baptized, doing a triathlon, or other milestones. I never had a list of things I wanted to do, but I was jealous of people who were able to set goals and follow through with them.

For my 29th birthday, I asked my friends what they thought I should do in the final year of my twenties. They responded... with gusto:) I promised to do as many of these items as I could and document my adventures. It was a good excuse to give my meandering life some sort of theme and I am excited to start checking things off my list!

Why a blog? Equal parts accountability, exhibitionism, and narcissism:)

(FYI: I'll accept challenges for a few more days in hopes of getting more ideas of different (read oddball) genres... So if you think of something really good, please add it to the comments!!)

See the full list HERE!


  1. I believe it was actually a "Brad G" that requested you be shot at unsuccessfully. Just so I'm not held accountable if you're shot at unsuccessfully unsuccessfully. Also, rather conveniently, I currently reside in Chicago.

  2. Wow. Your friends are pretty awesome. I love that the imbibing of beer is cost prohibitive but NZ is not. Molto interessante. Further, you have to ask a GF for permission to grow a stache. I thought we decided you need to keep me posted on such things. Hmm.... :)

  3. Can I add take a trapeze class (groupon today! and go zorbing?

  4. For the oddball category, I might add eating a rocky mountain oyster.

  5. omg you are going to build a spaceship, cool!

    language learning, i highly recommend pimsleur. their method is really easy and efficient. they are like 20 minute listening sessions. i have downloaded them as torrents before, and they also have most of them at the library in disc form.