Friday, August 24, 2012

Bucket List Update

I figured since today is a special day...(ahem..J's 30th Birthday) I would take a quick moment to update MY 30 things to do before I'm 30 list and show any progress.

4. Go to Ikea.
I completed this on July 21, in Denver. Kim and I decided last minute to stop and shop. I didn't get much, but she got a super cool bookshelf that she is going to use for a bench. I can't wait to go back when I don't have to try to fit everything in my carry on!

8. Travel More
I got a start on this one when I went to Colorado. We went up Pike's Peak. I went to a concert at Mile High Stadium. I visited an Air Force Base. I ate local food. Sounds like a good start on the travel front! What's next?

15. Go back to school.
I'm working on this one. I don't have an exact plan yet, but I've been researching schools and trying to figure out where to go from here.

16. Random Acts of Kindness.
I try to do one of these every week. I'm sure there are times where I don't get any in, and other times I do multiple. I'm not trying specifically to document each one, because to me, it feels like it kind of defeats the purpose.

19. Read 50 Books
I've gotten in a few more, bringing my total to 6. Most of them are just quicky reads, but I  also joined a book club at work and am in the process of reading a few that are in series'. I think this one will be easier than I originally thought.

21. Rewatch SATC
I just finished Season 1!

22. Catch up on filing at work
I have started a process on this. I've been scanning my new ones as they finish right away so they don't add up. As for the old ones, I have been spending time each week, sometimes on multiple days, getting it scanned and sorted. Changing processes is hard, but I'll get there! Hopefully sooner rather than later.

24. Eat at 50 of the top 100 in Des Moines (10 out of 50)
I'm including one's I've already been to, as there are several I'd very likely NOT go to:

19-The Big Steer
I've only been here a time or two, food is good, but a little pricey. Not somewhere we would go on a regular basis.
22- Hickory Park
YUM. One of my favorite places to go. Food is so good and reasonably priced.
26-Smokey D's BBQ
Also yummy. I've only been to the Skywalk location, but the burnt end sandwich is my favorite..and their potato casserole! TO. Die.
35- Court Ave Restaurant and Brewing Co
It's been quite a while since I've been there, but the food was good.
44-Gateway Market Cafe
I really like this place. It's a quick drive from work (could maybe even do it on your lunch break if you got it to go). Food is fresh and delish.
50-Palmer's Deli
I eat here on a regular basis. I love their sandwiches or often get a luncheon salad. And the soup is great. and the Snickers Salad? YUM.
53- Thai Flavors
Pretty yummy! I'm always scared to try new things, but I do love their fried rice!
70- Okoboji Grill
Been a while since I've been here, but usually love their appetizers or get a sandwich.
97- Mullets
I've only eaten here once. For breakfast after a 5 k. But the food was good and the mimosa was YUMMY.
We just ate there last week! They have a great selection. Hamburgers, Wood Fired Pizzas, Pasta, Fish, Steak...and serve these yummy homemade chips. Decent priced and not usually overly busy. Not sure why we don't go there more often, actually.

27. Doing Hair and Make up
If you know me, you know I'm veeery low maintenance.  I shower. I brush my teeth. I brush my hair. I put my hair in a pony tail/messy bun, get dressed and go about my day. Very rarely do I do more than that. I've started doing my hair at least a little bit. Pinterest helps. I've youtubed videos on how to do my hair and tried it. I wear make up from time to time. I'm getting ready to cut my hair off so I don't constantly put it back/up either.

All of this seems like a decent start on my bucket list, hopefully I'll keep at it!

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