Tuesday, November 23, 2010

27 Things Before 28

I finished my first list!

Don't mock the fact that I'm really, really excited about this. Remember this list? I did mine even though my birthday was a few months ago. (If you're interested Elsie just posted her 28 before 29 list). So here's mine:

Since it's probably near impossible to read my handwriting even if you click through I'll type it out neatly here for you to read through. (I will never be one of those neat handwriting types. I won "best handwriting" as a superlative in middle school and almost cried because I knew it was a complete lie. Even at 12 my handwriting was just as horrible.)

27 Things Before 28
1. Finish writing my book
2. Re-design my blog (and become a real blogger)
3. 30/30/30 Challenge
4. Start (and maintain) a book club
5. read 12 books
6. Get a new camera
7. learn to sew
8. Finish my wedding scrapbook
9. Go see a concert in another city
10. Visit 3 cities. FOR FUN
11. See Boys Like Girls. Twice.
12. Finish 2 mini books
13. photo shoot with my friends
14. wrist tattoo
15. design my back tattoo
16. Make someone something special
17. Throw a killer bridal shower
18. Visit Meag, Dave, Bob and Aly in NYC
19. Get settled in the new house
20. train to row
21. Plan a getaway with Champ
22. Wrestlemania (I already have tickets)
23. Get good with photoshop
24. Tattoo photo shoot
25. Plan a killer dinner party
26. Go dancing
27. visit my family

Now it's just a matter of crossing things off before August 22, 2011.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Little Ones

Alright, this is a little ridiculous but I want a kid.

Wait. Let me rephrase that.

I want someone I know to have a kid that I can spend time with and be involved with said kid's life. I don't actually want a child in my life. I'm very aware of the fact that children are something that I am in no way ready to devote the necessary time to and that they need to be fed more than once a day. I'm aware of all this.

But I hung out with some of my family last weekend and saw my cousin Brooke's kids Sophie and and Evan (and her stepson Asher) and I realized how much fun it must be to have an actual relationship with a child. To take their pictures and talk to them and hear what they have to say. Our new neighbors have kids but most of the time they look at me like I'm some sort of giant monster (which doesn't actually give me any sort of motivation for having kids again) and that's not really what I'm going for.

So now I'm trying to figure out who in my close circle of friends who could/should have a kid. And then convince them to do so. So far it's not working out so well. I've got two or three friends who are older than me (I can't go asking someone my age or younger right?) and they both looked at me like I was crazy.

Apparently I'm going to have to wait. Or find new friends. Or try not to be the scary lady across the street. (Really? What about me is that scary? I wasn't in a costume when I met these kids.)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Better Part of a Decade

source: carryonsupertramp.tumblr.com

It came out in the news today (or it got big news pull today) that Prince William has finally proposed. I know I looked at the magazine cover and the new today and thought to myself "well finally" because face it, he's been dating this girl for eons and they've been speculating about their engagement since day one.

After a moment though I took a step back and shook my head. How far have you really come? I asked myself. If this news had come out ten years ago in 2000, it probably would have been met with tears on my part. If it had come out 15 years ago I know it would have been met with tears on my part.

In middle school I had this photo (from a shoot done for what I'm guessing was about his 16th birthday? He's a year older than I am so that might be right) in 8.5" x 11" taped to my agenda (Leonardo DiCaprio was on the other side)

Funny how things change huh? I would have changed my religion (I was far more religious back then) and the music I listened to be his girlfriend. Today I just sort of shrug away his wedding plans.

Another friend made some comment about the Beatles on iTunes and how he checked and was pretty sure he had the Beatles on his iTunes for the better part of a decade. I balked at the word decade then realized I had Linkin Park and Good Charlotte on mine from the days before I even believed in iTunes. (You remember winamp right? with the cheesy anime skin?)

A decade though? I thought to myself again and then it dawned on me. The friend in particular I was talking to I've known for 9 years this January. My blogger-partner-in-crime Meag and I have been friends for 9+ years already.

Where did all this time go?

I've been thinking about the time gone, and what's left. I feel like with my 20's waning adulthood is upon me. It doesn't help that while we were standing in line to meet my favorite wrestler (you read that right yes) Evan Bourne, my friend Vitalis said the Wrestlemania ticket he was holding in his hand was something he could check off his Bucket List (or Life List if you prefer). I've been following Erin on Design for Mankind's Life List accomplishment and my other favorite blogger posted a recap of her 27 Things before 28.

I'm thinking I need one of these lists. So that's my plan. I'm making three. 27 things to do before 28 (even though I've already lost a few months, things to do before I'm 30, and a Life list. Some stuff might cross over, but some might not. Maybe I'll just make the life list and break it down.

Stay tuned for more.

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