Day 90: 32 Things Before 33

Today is my 32nd birthday, so I decided to create a bucket list of 32 things I’d like to do before I turn 33 next year. Here are all those things, in no particular order:

  1. Go rock climbing
  2. Hike the entire length of the Ice Age Trail through Kettle Moraine South in Wisconsin
  3. Draw at least one passable portrait of Christopher Walken
  4. Read the manual for my new camera
  5. Invite my Mom and Dad over for dinner at my new(ish) apartment
  6. Make paella
  7. Take a sewing class
  8. Take dance lessons
  9. Make soap
  10. Make fire by friction
  11. Get a pedicure (I’ve seriously never had one)
  12. Make hot pretzels
  13. Get my jewelry repaired
  14. Visit a dairy
  15. Have a special day with my niece
  16. Buy a chiminea
  17. Do a full push-up
  18. Make cheese (beyond ricotta, which I’ve already made)
  19. Walk to from my apartment to Lake Michigan
  20. Take pictures of the stars and moon through a telescope
  21. Play basketball in the park
  22. Draw on the sidewalk with chalk
  23. Can vegetables
  24. Go to Hayward, Wisconsin
  25. Have a picnic in a new place
  26. Go sledding (I haven’t gone in years)
  27. Catch a fish
  28. Go to Pitch Fork, the music festival
  29. Make a piñata
  30. Run/walk a 5k
  31. Go to South America (we’re planning to go to Argentina)
  32. Complete the Making Made Project (meaning I will have made something and done a blog post every single day in 2012)

Day 77: Fire

This evening, I went over to my parents’ house to celebrate my uncle’s 65th birthday. We had delicious corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, salad, and homemade Irish soda bread for dinner (thanks Mom!) and afterwards, with a bit of help, I made a fire in the backyard in my parents’ chiminea. We sat around the fire all evening and even sang a few songs. It was lovely.

To capture the feeling of the night, I made a simple video of our fire and set it to the song “The Blizzard’s Never Seen the Desert Sands” by the Tallest Man on Earth.