June 05, 2012

summer 2012 bucket list.

I have been thinking a lot about things I've wanted to do and achieve this summer. I know this season is usually a time for relaxation, not crossing things off lists but let's be honest I don't think I've had a real, lazy summer since probably high school and ladies n' gents that was decades years ago! Of course with this being the time of year to kick back and relax, enjoy yourself, hopefully a vacation and some downtime I won't be rigid about this list but I hope I will be excited to cross things off. Since I don't have a true vacation (read: beach trip) planned this year, I figured in order to have things to look forward to I would make a list of some fun stuff to get amped about for the coming months. So here goes...
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  1. Go kayaking at least one time on a new stretch of water.
  2. See Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters this summer!!! [2 chances Atlanta, GA & Pensacola, FL]
  3. Visit friends and my father back home.
  4. Go to Camden Yards and catch an O's game when I'm home.
  5. Get all-you-can-eat steamed crabs and seafood in Maryland.
  6. Get a new smart phone, finally! [Hurry up June 16th!]
  7. Put away at least $25/month, if not more to add to my winter vacation fund.
  8. Visit Nashville, TN.
  9. Take a road trip, somewhere NEW even if only for a day.
  10. Grow some herbs [basil mostly].
  11. Perfect pesto sauce from scratch.
  12. Make 3 friendship bracelets [more if so inclined].
  13. See Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Prometheus, Rise of Batman and any other new summer movie that catches my attention. [Suggestions welcome].
  14. Take my little sister-in-law to see BRAVE in theaters.
  15. Achieve not getting a single sunburn this summer.
  16. Get a spray tan.
  17. Do a bar crawl, at least once.
  18. Find a new workout routine. [Turbo Fire is getting stale]
  19. Grill, a lot.
  20. Make a Key Lime Cheesecake.
  21. Make homemade popsicles.
  22. Find a Summer 2012 Signature Cocktail. [2011 I was obsessed with Tipsy Arnold Palmers]
  23. Go camping, one more time before Fall.
  24. Day trip to Panther Creek for sun and fun.
  25. Perfect wood plank grilling with fish.
  26. Read at least 4 books. I'm still in the middle of Kitchen Confidential but it's almost finished.
  27. Walk at least 3 evenings during the week around the neighborhood with our dog AFTER the sun starts to set.
  28. Embrace my naturally wavy hair.
  29. Find the perfect products to allow me to embrace my naturally wavy hair. [suggestions welcome]
  30. Shop the local farmer's market frequently.
  31. Eat vegetarian meals once a week, maybe twice if we find some we really like.
  32. Make BIG salads on Sunday to eat each day at lunch/dinner.
  33. Host our Supper Club at least once a month.
  34. Hit up the FREE Yoga on the Railroad bridge class given here in town.
  35. Eat more fruit and veggies.
  36. Go to a crawfish boil and eat my weight in crawfish.
  37. Take more pictures, lots of pictures.
  38. Join Instagram once I get a smart phone. [Use it for #36].
  39. Learn a new skill - anything, just learn something new.
  40. Make date night a priority for Mike and I at least once each month this summer.
  41. Go on a picnic somewhere fun around downtown.
  42. Shop locally, but frugally. [I'm paying off debt and purchasing only NEEDS].
  43. Send 3 handwritten letters to 3 different people.
  44. Lose 10 lbs. [not a fun thing mind you, but a realistic goal].
  45. Blog about each item crossed off this list.
  46. Add more items as I see fit....
What are your summer plans? Feeling like making a Summer Bucket List of your own? Go for it, snag the button above and be sure to link back to this blog post! Please leave me a comment to let me know you've done so. I'd love to read your list and get some more inspiration!
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{Jessica} said...

Girlfriend, that is quite a list! Yours intimidates me...mostly because I just know I could never get it all done. But, we can try, right? I love your goal to shop locally and frugally - that is something that I need to work on. Especially the 'frugal' part:)

Also, can you teach me how to make adorable blog buttons for link ups? I love yours and need to figure out how to do stuff like that!


tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

haha. 'eat my weight in crawfish'. I like it.
and I just received a handwritten card from a friend of mine who lives in California. I think I might just have to keep it forever. It's been YEARS since I've gotten one of those. so very special.

Anonymous said...

#19 sounds like my kinda plan. i'd also like to brush up on my foreign languages. and I hope you get your entries in for my Summer Fun Giveaway! : )

Michael Henderson said...

Mine is pretty simple. Consume all the cold beer.
I don' think you understood me. I didn't mean a lot of the cold beer. I meant all of the cold beer.

Anonymous said...

What a fun list! Best of luck in your Summer endeavors-I'm a huge fan of making lists and you have a great mic going on here!

Tabitha Mahoney said...

I love this. I need a summer bucket list I think.


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