- Go apple picking. I did this last October out in Western Mass with the boyfriend and his sister. We were eating apples for weeks! (For future reference: a bushel is a LOT of apples. Also, fresh-picked apples can keep for weeks.)
- Submit at least one project to the Make blog
- See Sleep No More in NYC. I saw this site-specific show in Boston (three times), and it was amazing. Now it's in an even larger building in New York. Must see again!
- Try aerial silks or trapeze.
- Eat food from an ethnic cuisine I’ve never tried before (Afghan, Ethiopian?)
- Go to the Brimfield Antiques Market A few friends and I went out to Brimfield, MA in September to see the giant show that comes to town a few times over the summer. Absolutely overwhelming and fascinating amount of stuff. I came home with a pendant and a set of Pyrex Friendship pattern mixing bowls that I was inexplicably drawn to. It became more explicable when I realized I'd pinned a picture of almost the exact set a few months previously:
Source: incolororder.blogspot.com via Elly on Pinterest
- Learn Python.
- Sew a dress from a 1950’s vintage pattern. I've used a few of my 1960's patterns, but not the 1950's ones.
- Run a 10K race. I ran my first 10K in October, the Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women. When I registered for the race in the summer, I was looking forward to how easy it would be to run mid-October, when it had finally cooled down. That was...not a good day for the weather to randomly be 80 degrees. It was a tough run, but I did it!
- See the glass flowers exhibit at the Harvard Natural History Museum.
- Visit the Boston Aquarium. (I bought Living Social discount tickets, so this will happen by the end of the month.)
- Learn how to make a cheesecake. Springform pan purchased with some holiday Amazon money, so hopefully this one will happen soon!
- Finish a crocheted afghan. I made a crocheted zigzag blanket for my best friend's holiday present (which I probably should have gotten a picture of before I shipped it off to her.
- Make cinnamon rolls from scratch. Preferably these cinnamon rolls .
- Go to at least 10 performances (theater/dance/music/etc.) (So far: Mary Zimmerman's amazing Candide, Vanessa Carlton at House of Blues, a school Chamber Music concert, Arabian Nights, La Cage Aux Folles, a Terry Riley concert)
- Watch a Woody Allen movie. Surprisingly, I've never seen any.
- Learn to make risotto. .
- Start some homemade vanilla extract.
- Work through this set of iPhone programming examples.
- Eat no refined sugar for a week. When I was a kid, my family didn't eat sugar...my sweet tooth kicked in as a teenager (and especially in college), but I'd like to see how I would feel if I totally avoided sugar for a bit.
- Find (and wear in public) a great shade of lipstick.
- Eat bagels in Brookline. .
- See at least 5 movies in the theater. I saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie and the Tintin movie over the holidays.
- Complete NaBloPoMo.
- Make this amazing frozen Gran Marnier torte with dark chocolate and cranberries. The springform pan is purchased...cranberries are in my refrigerator...this is happening soon!
Source: bonappetit.com via Elly on Pinterest
- Spend a day without using the internet. (This one may be, perhaps, the hardest to complete. We'll see...)
What's on your list of adventures to try in the next few months?
I try to schedule occasional internet free days. #4 is amazing and you should absolutely do it! What is Python? #7?
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