The End of the List

Well, my birthday is coming, and I have decided to do my review of my 28 Before 28 List. Here is how the year has tallied up! 1. Make a Gourmet Cupcake (completed) 2. Watch: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (completed) 3. Make a Leprechaun Parfait (completed) 4. Buy flowers for my mom (incomplete) 5. Go to the batting cages (completed) 6. Read: One for the Money (completed) 7. Watch: The Green Mile (completed) 8. Color my hair (completed) 9. Learn how to change a flat tire (somewhat completed) 10. Make a wind chime (incomplete) 11. Read: Infinite Jest (incomplete) 12. … Continue reading The End of the List

Get a Pedicure (#16)

Girls and women have to fill all sorts of roles. A girl must know how to change a tire, bake, raise children, and be the bread-winner of the house all at the same time. But sometimes, it’s nice to just be a girl. We have certain advantages that men don’t. For starters, women can get pedicures. Men’s feet hurt too, we all know that. But they can’t exactly go get a pedicure now can they? I mean, they are fully capable, but we’re not going to see it happen any time soon. So, I thought I might as well take … Continue reading Get a Pedicure (#16)

Learn How to Change a Tire (#9)

In a previous blog I had about 30 Things You Should Know Before 30, I realized that I didn’t know how to change a tire. And that is how this task made the list. And trust me, it’s a hard list to get on. I called on Chica who is a bit more car savvy than I am, and she walked me through some of the basics on how to change a tire. While we never got the tire off due to a safety lug nut, I pretty much got the idea of what I need to do to take … Continue reading Learn How to Change a Tire (#9)

Get a Tattoo (#25)

If you have a tattoo, you know they are addicting. Well, I found something that really means a lot to me, and I wanted it with me to remind me of that experience and all that I learned. It’s a memory I would have never thought I would have in my life. Sometimes, we have memories that we wish weren’t memories, but rather just bad dreams we had instead. For me, this is in remembrance of it. I hope it is something that reminds me of all that I have survived, and to know that I am strong enough to … Continue reading Get a Tattoo (#25)

The Collector (#28)

One of the books to read on my list is The Collector by John Fowles. Rumor has it -and by rumor I mean actual history– that there were men who murdered women based off of this book. So, when I heard this, I became intrigued. Another friend of mine read it, and felt that he really understood the reasoning behind it. It’s been on my list for a while, but I never really got around to it. Well, this year, it made it to the list! It was a quick read, I want to say it only took about 3 … Continue reading The Collector (#28)

Make a Gourmet Cupcake (#1)

Moving right along on my things to do. I wanted to make a gourmet cupcake, because it’s better than your average little cupcake. But, I didn’t know what classified a cupcake as ‘gourmet’. Apparently, it’s anything that you can fancy up. So, I chose Chai Cupcakes. The recipe can be found here. I have to say, the ingredients are rather hard to find, especially the spices. When you use them though, because it’s the true spice and not imitation or artificial flavor, you really get a slap in the face with Chai. I mean really! Plus, you make the icing … Continue reading Make a Gourmet Cupcake (#1)

Batting Cages (#5)

Number five on my list was to go to the batting cages. I haven’t been to these in years. I always wanted to go back, but never really had the chance. I’m so glad I put this on the list. It was really fun to go back and to start swinging the bat again. It was just fun! I played softball over a decade ago, and I had fun doing it. It was fun to be out, playing, competing, and cheering each other on. Getting the bat back in my hands, and making contact, was a great way to re-live … Continue reading Batting Cages (#5)

Sunshine Girl (#8)

I wanted to color my hair, because I was looking for something a little different. I’ve been through the colors – black, dark brown, and red. Since summer is supposed to be here… some time… hopefully before September, I wanted to go a little lighter. Plus, I thought it would be fun to put on my list of things to do this year. It’s a way of making a change without really making a change… if that makes sense. Anyway, I’m not going to lie… I don’t know how I feel about it. I’ve always kind of stayed more on … Continue reading Sunshine Girl (#8)

The Green Mile (#7)

This movie made the list, because it was extremely popular (released in 1999), and it was nominated for numerous awards. I’ve heard that it’s on a lot of ‘Top Lists’ of movies. Everyone that I know who has seen it recommended it to me. So, finally, I decided to watch it. I had it listed on my 26 Before 26 list; however, I never got the chance to complete it. It’s amazing how you can’t find time for a movie. But, I knew it was long and everyone said it was good, so I wanted to really give my full … Continue reading The Green Mile (#7)

Fifty Shades Darker (#15)

*WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ IS MY OPINION, AND MY OPINION ONLY. YOU CAN CHOOSE TO AGREE OR DISAGREE* **THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS POST. IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK, AND WANT TO WAIT TO SEE HOW THE STORY UNFOLDS – TURN AWAY NOW.** ***I REPEAT, THERE ARE SPOILERS, READ AT YOUR OWN RISK*** Okay, now that the formalities are taken care of, we can continue on. I was hesitant to read this series, because everyone was reading it, and it was the biggest discussions of a movie, etc. My girlfriend (Chica) had read the series and … Continue reading Fifty Shades Darker (#15)