So long, 2013!

Well, this year flew by…. seriously.

I haven’t posted since June. eek! (btw, the screenplay is still in the works!)

I looked back at my bucket list post — and I did a pretty good job of keeping up with my promises 🙂

Definitely doing this again for 2014!

Let’s recap:

1. Lose at least 25 lbs. The more the better.

Lost about 10 lbs, not great. But, I’m making moves for 2014…  

2. Visit a different museum every month, and then post pics on my blog.

Totally failed on this one… oops. But, I made some of my own art , or at least I tried… 🙂 

art

And while it’s not a museum, I can scratch AT&T Park off my list of baseball stadiums to visit:

attpark

3. Go to Canada. Montreal to be exact.

I went to Canada. But not Montreal. Here’s my lovely pic of me and the Falls :

canada

4. Ride a mechanical bull.

This happened. Evidence: 

https://tinamarievella.com/2013/05/30/foolish-attempt-mechanical-bull-riding/

5. Try at least three different whiskeys that I’ve never had before.

Ha! This was accomplished within the first few months., and this whiskey flight is the reason: 

whiskey

6. Buy flowers for myself more often.

Sorta did this.. here are some of the lovely begonias I bought myself

begonia 

7. Learn how to say “I Love You” in 20 languages (I’m a dork, I know!)

This sounded easier than I thought. But, I did learn more Tagalog by writing this lovely ode to Balut: 

http://opencitymag.com/uncracking-balut/

8. Discover new music.

Yes. Country music!  Yep… click the pic… it’s my favorite Jake Owen song 🙂 

jake

9. Have a picnic in the park.

Nope. I don’t know why.  I’ll just post my last minute Halloween costume to feel accomplished 🙂 

tippi

10.  Eat a burger from the following places: Minetta Tavern and White Manna

Yes and Yes. Drool-worthy pics below: 

whitemanna minettatavern

bonus: take my learner’s permit test again…(it expired when I was 23) — baby steps to getting a license.

Still working on this… of course. 

Stay tuned for my 2014 bucket list 🙂

Have a wonderful New Year!

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Bucket List Checkpoint!

It is already May 3rd. The first four months of 2013 went by entirely too fast!

I figured I’d do an update on my bucket list: https://mstinamarie.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/first-annual-bucket-list/

I completed one of my items… I have tried six new whiskeys, totally low balled on that! I’m just getting started.

Here’s a pic of three of them on Instagram.  — my favorite: Four Roses. It truly felt like it hugged my heart!

Ahead with my whiskey, but behind on the museums, I only went to two museums (EMP Museum and Museum of the American Gangster) — if I wrote a blog about them, it would have been titled Gangsters and Grunge.

Thanks to my weekly detox baths and streaming music from Pandora Radio, I discovered A Fine Frenzy. Another musical gem I discovered via a friend: Chelsea Wolfe. Definitely different styles, but both hauntingly beautiful in a way.

And, before May 19th (thanks Living Social) —

I will ride a mechanical bull at Johnny Utah’s. Coincidentally right before my birthday on May 20th… hopefully, I don’t hurt myself before my 32nd (eek!) birthday.

Stay tuned!

🙂