Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Don't Judge

OK - I know that maybe it's ridiculous, but I kind of am hooked on watching the new "season" of The Mormon Bachelor. I know it's kind of laughable of me, but the idea is so much better than that of the tv show, that I kind of want to see how it all goes.

The idea is this:

Girls apply to go on a date with the Mormon Bachelor.

Then the guy's friends screen the girls and pick 22 of them for first dates.

He goes on 22 first dates (many of them completely blind dates) in 22 days.

He then chooses 8 girls for second dates, and goes on 8 more dates in 8 more days.

Finally, he chooses one girl to keep dating and "meet the parents."

There are no cheesy roses involved - thankfully - and they have someone put together a 3-4 minute video of the date for a little recap each day.

Anyway...call it a guilty pleasure or whatever you will, but I've found myself tuning in each day to see what happened the night before. And, I must say, that the girls have put together some very creative dates. So, view if you will. :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Some 2011 Adventures


Ok - I know I'm a little late with that greeting, but we all know I'm not the most timely blogger. :)

For the past few weeks I've been compiling a new list of adventures, and I think I've got a pretty good start. Thank you to everyone who made suggestions! Unfortunately I won't be able to tackle all of the suggestions right now, but that's why my adventure lists have the equivalent of rollover minutes. If they don't happen this year, they can always happen next year.

So, here's a little taste of what's on the docket.

Read something by Charles Dickens
Learn how to make bread/rolls
Learn how to fly fish
See a Broadway show
Learn how to arrange flowers
Make something that I'd actually wear
Publish a book
Read Shakespeare
Grow something in my garden (preferably tulips, hydrangeas or ranunculus)
Participate in the Ragnar Nor-Cal race
Visit the Getty Museum
Visit the Legion of Honor
Concerts in the park
Learn to golf
Go to a festival

What do you think? It's just a start, and I know there's more that I can and will add to my list, but I think it should be pretty fun! Also, I think the spontaneous adventures are fantastic. For example, I didn't expect to go ice skating yesterday, but there I was. A fun little afternoon adventure with friends!

On a side note, I do believe the reason they close the Sacramento outdoor skating rink in mid-January is because it starts to melt. There were definitely some puddles on the ice yesterday. :)

Here's to many great adventures in the coming year!