Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 Bucket List

Alright. I went on a 15 minute rant the other day about why I hate making resolutions. Mostly, it's because I never fulfill them, and by calling them stupid I make myself feel better. However, my old roommate Kellie put a bucket list challenge on her blog. I figured while I'm sitting here on hold with cancellation services for 24 fitness (It's at 11:24 minutes so far), I'd go ahead and give it a whirl. Yes, I may be the only person in America cancelling a gym membership right now. Let's not talk about it. Anyway, since it's not a list of resolutions, I don't feel morally obligated to not do it.

#1 Make Myself Real Food
Every once and a while, I'll feel particularly ambitious, and I'll make myself some sort of gourmet, healthy meal. By once and a while, I mean maybe a couple times a month. Otherwise, I live off a constant input of old Halloween candy, Sara Lee bread, string cheese, and soy powder. My current roommate is always making these impressive homemade soups and pasta sauce from vegetables in the front garden that she picked herself. As I'm sitting there, eating a double decker taco from Taco Bell, I'll usually say "that's nice". And then go back to my churro. No more! At least one half of my meals will be made by my hands, and will not involve a microwave! (I was going to say all, but then, let's be real)
This never happened

#2 No More Casts, Braces, Crutches etc. 
I have a little bit of a problem. And that problem involves ignoring something when it hurts, only to have it break when I step off a curb. Some things are seemingly inevitable (having a pallet of sod dropped on me, etc.) but some are preventable. I'm looking at you, stress fracture. It doesn't matter what has me upset. Nothing is worth angry-running until I have to wear a walking boot. And they aren't cute. (24:27 minutes on hold now)
 I failed here too, oh well.

#3 No More Beyonce Nights
Things happen. Life is sad. But if you've heard this story, you'll know what I mean. Never again. Next time I want to listen to "If I were a Boy", I'm throwing in a kickboxing video with Jillian Michaels instead.
Accomplished as of 12/31/2013

#4 See the Grand Canyon
2013 is the year. This is happening! I don't know when, or with whom, but it will. I do not care if I have to drive myself in the middle of the night.
Accomplished as of 3/15/2013

#5 Tube Down the Provo River
I can't believe I haven't done this yet.
Accomplished that one Saturday in August 2013

#6 Get into Grad School
If it's the last thing I do. Even if it has to be an obscure, unaccredited online university through the Bahamas, I will get into a school.
Accomplished as of 2/3/2013
and again 3/20/2013

#7 Cancel This Damn Gym Membership
We're at 37:58 minutes. I'm calling your bluff, 24 hour fitness. I will wait here forever if I have to.
Accomplished as of 1:39 pm PST.  Booya. 

Edit: On hold 58:39