Tuesday, June 8, 2010

#94--Have My Portrait Drawn/Painted

The amazing Sebastian Koever was kind enough to do a drawing of me for my 101 Things list. He did it from my webcam (while I was sitting in the dark), and still managed to capture little things like my scar, my headphones, and my headboard. This guy is seriously awesome, and you should look at his other work sometime if you ever have the chance.

Thank you again for taking the time to do this for me, Seb. I appreciate it so much!

#72--Keep A Steady Journal

I started my journal back in January of 2008, when I started my 101 Things list. I decided that I wanted it to be a "visual journal," where I could write things but also try and express myself in some artistic ways if possible. I'd say it's been pretty successful, and I still keep up with it to this day. I think that 2+ years of journaling counts as "steady!"

I've scanned a few of my favorites into my computer. Please excuse the foul language in most of them, but that's just who I am :)

#101--Be Able To Do A Split

This spring semester I was able to take a yoga class as part of my curriculum. I absolutely loved it and had no clue how difficult it would actually prove to be. I expected that yoga would be some easy-going relaxing class, but boy was I wrong. I left that class sweating and groaning every day. I had no clue how hard she would push us. But, to my surprise and excitement, all the hard work paid off and I was finally able to cross off item 101! Here's a bad shot of me doing the split (and you can just barely make out my cat lazing about in the background, haha!).

No telling how long that ability will last, but it's definitely exciting just to have been able to do it before my 101 days were up!

#58--Send A Message In A Bottle

Now, no one said that this message had to be thrown into the ocean or anything like that, so I still count this as a win. A friend of mine sent me an incredibly heavy box. When I say "incredibly heavy," I mean that this particular box weighed twenty two pounds. So, I open it up and what do I find? A large box full of sand.

As he said, the contents were quite buried and I needed to dig thoroughly. I found a message in a bottle sent to me, along with a copy of The Old Man and the Sea, to help me cross off #99. So, in return, I wrote a letter, stuck it in the bottle, and sent it back to him. I'm very happy knowing that not only did I send a message in a bottle, but I also received one :)

#16--Learn To Cook Something Well

This post is a bit outdated. The actual learning and cooking took place in roughly September, I believe. At the time, I was dating a boy who was really encouraging me to learn how to cook (he's a great cook), so I was getting more adventurous in my culinary excursions. My favorite thing that I made that I feel I could easily make again was baked ziti. I LOVED it, and so did he. It was incredibly tasty and I would be very happy making it for a dinner party or potluck in the future!

Monday, January 18, 2010

#93--Attend a Redskins Game

Sunday, December 6th, I got to go see the Saints play the Redskins at home with a good friend, his dad, and his dad's friend. It was my Christmas present from him, since he knew this was on my list! It was UNBELIEVABLY cold outside, so I was wearing two pairs of pants, something like 6 shirts/jerseys/sweatshirts, gloves, and a hat. I look like I gained about 125 pounds!

We had amazing seats (his family has the coveted season tickets!) that gave us awesome field perspective. I could see every play almost perfectly, and I could see the TWENTY-THREE YARD FIELD GOAL THAT SUISHAM MISSED no problem. (Don't know what I'm talking about? See this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhovxwaZ4VY)

And finally, here's an awesome picture of us enjoying the game before our epic fail of a lose.

So glad I got to cross this one off the list. I really hope I get to go back (preferably during a fall game) again, because it was an absolute blast despite the cold/losing.

#54--Stay Out All Night

In July, I had the opportunity to stay out all night with my best friend and my boyfriend at the time. We had a pretty awesome agenda, if I do say so myself.

First, we got ready to go to a fund-raising event for my job called "Hot and Bothered." It was so much fun! We got to dress up and go to a super hip hotel and drink cocktails with condom-swizzle-sticks!

After that, we went to a nightclub, but there weren't any pictures taken at this time. So, moving right along to bowling! Here's an obligatory picture of our shoes...And here's an awesome group shot.Also, I'm a terrible, TERRIBLE bowler.

After that, we went to a Waffle House, for some late night noms. Nothing really exciting here, just a sweet picture of my best friend and I enjoying some WHouse.

After leaving the Waffle House, we went to the beach. It was exceedingly late, deserted, and beautiful.We had a wonderful time, even though it got a little chilly. Another obligatory group shot! And here's a beautiful, beautiful collage of the progressive sunrise pictures she took.

Anyway, I can safely say that this was one of the best nights I've had in my life. It was a total blast, and I spent it with two awesome people doing really fun things! All these pictures belong to my best friend, not me, so I'm thanking her for letting me use them. You're the best, loml!

Have you ever spent an entire night out doing stuff? If so, what did you do? I'm looking for ideas for night #2!

#2--Feed a Hungry Person

Sorry for not updating in so long, so I'll make a few posts with the things I've done!

On my way back from class in November, I passed by a Subway and realized I was really hungry. I decided to stop in, and saw a clearly homeless man sitting on the sidewalk outside. It was below freezing, and he was shivering. I didn't have a coat to give him, or anything, but I awkwardly asked if he'd like something to eat.

He was completely appreciative, and I got him a toasted sub in an attempt to warm him up as well as feed him. Anyway, I know I only helped a tiny bit, but it made me feel good. He probably won't remember me, but that's okay.

Since I can't remember the exact date, I'll just put November 2009 :)