Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Help Please! I Need '30 Things To Do Before I'm 30'

I know only about 2 of you (woo-hoo LK & CK!) regularly skim through sunny days a la mode, but I need your input. Lots of input. Yes, even from you, "random web-surfer who accidently landed on my page while googling for 'korean ladies in black underwear spa treatments'" person. (I know, it's really weird that my blog shows up first on google ahead of lots of asian porn for that particular search, and if that's what you were expecting, I'm sorry to disappoint).

Anyway, it's my 29th birthday in about three weeks. I'm not feeling anxiously old despite being only 365 + 21 or so days away from the big three-oh.

Especially as I feel in the last year or so that I've definitely regressed to acting more like a 22yr old than when I actually was 22yrs old; I like to think I'm finally mature enough to handle having dyed blue-tipped hair, a disregard for the 9-6 corporate world, a schedule of bar-hopping on multiple 'school nights' and finding nothing wrong with ordering Papa John's two large pizza specials all to myself and eating slices of hawaiian pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner all week to prolong going on a grocery run.

However, 30 is still considered a milestone of sorts. A milestone that should be marked by a yearlong pre-partying celebration of doing things I want to do.

Inspired by my friend Meriam, already a 29'er--who has 4 more months to accomplish her list--I want to make a '30 Things To Do Before I'm 30' List.

Now, these 30 things are supposed to be a LESS 'Open an IRA Because What Irresponsible 30yr Old Wouldn't Have Done That' and MORE 'Good Excuse To Buy Hot Red Stiletto's Because It's On My List Of Things To Do' (one of Meriam's 30 things to cross off) type of list.

I don't know if it's because I'm faced with so many possibilities--or that I live a pretty hedonistic (yet tame) life...the things I find hedonistically fun just happen to be pretty mild...already full of travel, food, the beach and memories of sky-diving, sleeping over in a french castle, spending a day at MJ's Neverland Ranch and other dubious 'once in a lifetime' things--but I'm finding it surprisingly hard to come up with 'things'.

So far, I only have 7 things on my list.


So, from the practical (go out and buy 3 new outfits so I'll be ever ready for a last-minute interview, cocktail party--and most importantly--a hot date), mundane (get a group of friends to go to a cemetery screening this summer), random (successfully convince a friend to visit South Dakota with me to check out Mt. Rushmore and the state's annual mashed potato wrestling contest!), ambitious (run from Manhattan Pier to Hermosa Pier and back again within 45 mins) and very ambitious (host a dinner party for friends with actual edible food that I cooked), any suggestions are WELCOME, WANTED, NEEDED!

So, if you have a moment, and a random idea, please leave me a comment and let me know! '7 Things To Do Before I'm 30' just doesn't sound as catchy. THANK YOU!

2 comments:

Leslie Park said...

oh my god, sum. i don't know why i'm having such a hard time thinking of something for your list! i guess it's the pressure of contributing something awesome -i'll get you one soon enough...

kiwichicky said...

i know! it's been a few weeks and i haven't added to my list NOR accomplished any yet either...