Friday, September 30, 2011

100 things to do in 2011: month in review.

september blew by, eh? i really need to kick it into gear if i want to have a crack at completing this list.

13. see 50 new movies: CONTINUED.
um, embarrassingly enough, the only movie i saw was "college road trip" with eddie murphy and raven-symone because it was on the disney channel one night...and it was AWFUL. and i love awful movies.

14. dine at 50 new restaurants: CONTINUED.
had fabulous pizza at the mellow mushroom and amazing mexican food near school at el cerro. woot!

25. try 5 new foods: CONTINUED.
i ate raw snapper, which i'm like 99% sure i've never had before. that brings me up to 4. what will be the fifth and final food to grace my taste buds?!

54. tailgate: COMPLETED.
went to the season opener at UCF, and boy, i didn't know tailgating until i saw it at the 2nd largest school in the country. absolute craziness. but it was fun!

58. read one book per month: CONTINUED.
i read a book in 3 days, "51/50" by kristen mcguiness, which is unheard of for me. the premise is that she takes fate into her own hands by dating 51 men in 50 days, which i loved. the book itself was kind of eh, but it was engaging enough.

79. watch an entire tv series on DVD: STARTED.
after my roomie and i watched the entire series of "my so-called life" on dvd a few years ago, i've once again ventured into the wild world of jordan catalano and tito and rayanne graff, and i'm loving it. also, i seem to discover new things each time i watch. this time i tragically realized that i kind of have a crush on brian krakow. ugggh.

also, i've gotta note that as of today, i crossed off a bucket/30 before 30 list item, "write an article for a national magazine". my first piece for the atlantic's life section was officially published today, which is basically a dream come true. i kind of put myself out there, as it was inspired by my still-kinda-raw moving experience, but pain, no gain, right? i think it turned out quite well and i'm proud of it. if you care to read, check it out here:


  1. Is that really the saying? "No pain, no gain?" i always thought it was "no pain, no game" but your version makes a lot more sense. Thanks for enlightening me

  2. that it is! your version is pretty sweet too, though! haha, :)