Sunday, January 11, 2015

An Awesome List for an Awesome Year

So, here it is. My next birthday is the big 4-0. I'd like to finish up my thirties with a bang and start my forties having a year of awesomeness behind me. Although, sure, I'd love to visit Morocco, that is probably not in the cards this year. However, there are a ton of things right here in Minnesota that I've been meaning to get around to doing.

Here's my list so far. Feel free to make some suggestions. Note that I am definitely not an adrenaline junkie (e.g., I will not be bungie jumping off of anything any time soon). Anything food- or art-related will probably get a thumbs up. 

  1. Get a tattoo
  2. Visit South Dakota/Mount Rushmore
  3. Go to the Renaissance Festival in costume
  4. Visit the Russian Art Museum
  5. Visit the Weisman Art Museum
  6. Go to a rollerskating rink
  7. Got an ice-skating rink
  8. Go horseback riding
  9. Hot Air Balloon festival 
  10. Visit House on the Rock
  11. Visit Franconia Sculpture Garden
  12. Dine at a pizza farm
  13. Learn and do some canning
  14. Have a tent at the Red Hot Art Festival
  15. Volunteer more at Articulture
  16. Learn to knit
  17. Renew passport
  18. Go kayaking
  19. Take part in pub/bar trivia
  20. Sing karaoke
  21. Get a psychic reading
  22. Donate blood
  23. Ride a Segway
  24. Go on a picnic
  25. Enter a state fair competition
  26. Visit Lanesboro
  27. Go dog-sledding
  28. Ride on a motorcycle
  29. Visit at least two new state parks
  30. Hang up funny fake fliers
  31. Go to an NFL game
  32. Eat pho at Quang
  33. Play lawn-bowling at Brit's Pub
  34. Go to the Artsled Rally
  35. Go to the Lake Harriet Kite Festival (Done! January 17th!)
  36. Go snow-shoeing
  37. Visit the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden
  38. Go Snow tubing
  39. See an outdoor movie at Father Hennepin park by the Mississippi
  40. See the Perseid Meteor Shower outside the city
  41. Attend a concert at the Lake Harriet Bandshell
  42. Twins game
  43. Visit the American Swedish Institute
  44. See the Art Shanty Projects Not possible because they didn't do the this year! Next year!
  45. Eat at Psycho Suzi's
  46. See at least one movie at the Riverview Theater
  47. Ride the Lake Harriet streetcar
  48. Eat in the Ferris wheel at Betty Danger's Country Club
  49. See the inside of the chapel at Lakewood Cemetery
  50. Visit Macy's spring flower show
  51. Go to a Comedy Sportz performance
  52. Drink at Sociable Ciderwerks
  53. Play bingo at a bingo hall
  54. Watch the Luminary Loppet
  55. Attend the Japanese Lantern Festival at Como Park
  56. See the Jolly Green Giant statue
  57. Visit Lark Toys in Kellogg
  58. See the Viking ship in Moorhead
  59. See the Dala horse status in Mora
  60. Big Stone mini golf in Minnetrista
  61. See a moose
  62. Visit Isle Royale
  63. Exhibit work 
  64. Afternoon tea at the Saint Paul Hotel
  65. Read at least 3 biographies of presidents (One down, Two to go!)
  66. Haunted tour of Forepaughs
  67. Make a short film or video (maybe stop motion animation?)
  68. See Midsummer Nights Dream at the Guthrie Theater
  69. Join or start a bookclub
  70. Attend the Saintly City Cat Show (part of the St Paul Winter Carnival)
  71. Make at least one recipe from every cookbook I own
  72. Visit one of the Laura Ingalls Wilder historical sights
  73. Spend a whole day on the beach at Lake Nokomis. 
  74. Enjoy an old-fashioned soda at Lynden's  Cold Front soda fountain in Saint Paul
  75. Visit Lake Minnetonka
  76. Play skee ball at Pat's Tap
  77. Visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi (Itasca State Park)
  78. Milk a cow or goat
  79. Take a walking tour of Summit Avenue
  80. Visit the Mill City Museum


Anonymous said...

2. Ren Fest- I have fabric for my dress and my goal is to have it completed for next summer. So I'm in!
8. Yes to horseback riding. I try to go every year for my bday.
16. I would like to learn to knit as well, and have kiind of started a wee bit.
19. I have wanted to do bar trivia for.ever. Let's effing do it!
20. I have considered doing karaoke and would maybe do it depending on the situation.
21. I might do a psychic reading.I would definitely accompany you to one.
23. I'd ride a segway
24. I have a cute picnic basket that I NEED to christen. Let's do it!

And then basically almost every other thing sounds like tons of fun to me, so whenever you want to do any of these, let me knowwww!!!!

Cherish said...

Yay! Yes, Alex, I will let you know. I am still figuring out how to cram this all into the next 11 months. Ha!