Where have the months gone? Time is seriously ticking away. But I’m getting closer to reaching my goal of 40 Things.
#11 – Retry 10 foods I always thought I hated.
Since I’m such a texture freak, I assumed I would still detest this stuff. But because someone explained to me that it’s NOT supposed to be sweet like yogurt (which I thought it was), but is more salty….like ricotta (which I LOVE (see HERE)), I was pretty much hooked after the first bite. Now, I eat it practically daily; with pairs, or tomatoes, or blueberries, or straight out of the tub. I only hope its healthier than ricotta….for the amount I’ve been consuming!
Side note: I prefer the small curds to large. But they’re both rather delish.
|(This was my first attempt. Which explains the tiny amount. I was nervous. I eat much larger scoops now!)|
#15 – Take on a new leadership responsibility at work.
United Way hotdog cookout (celebrating natural gas summer grilling…for a good cause!)
Planning this has been such fun, and the execution was far beyond my hopes. With the help of my fellow marketing team and some other lovely volunteers, I was put in charge of a relatively huge event.We raised a pretty huge amount for United Way.
|Pre-staging. A view of the grill and dining area.|
|“Big Tex,” the massive grill, with the two superheroes who run the sucker.|
|The first wave of fine diners. They were ready to eat!|
|One of the natural gas grills we raffled off. I did NOT win.|
|Me with some of the Marketing angels.|
|We had ice cream, yo.|
#32 – Volunteer at a soup kitchen (or something similar in the community)
#31 – Renew my passport
|(This is my expired one. Don’t I look 12?)|
Because I still had the BROWN HAIR when I had my passport renewed, I opted to use a different passport-sized photo I had taken over the summer, for my CHL class. At that time, I had very blonde hair….as well as a pink stripe. My new passport will be rocking that picture for the next decade. Party on.
#24 – Learn to do a Sudoku puzzle
I didn’t complete as many as I thought I would; I guess I’m still a crossword puzzle girl. But, at least now I know how to do a Sudoku, and I’m no longer afraid to chat about them at the next Sudoku cocktail party I attend. And that’s what this is all about!
|(My first lesson.)|
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