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25 October 10

31. Paint at least one wall

I really do like the place I live in, but my main complaint is with my kitchen. It’s a galley-style kitchen which means little counter space and everything can feel a bit cramped. I had this idea when I moved in to take off the cupboard doors to sort of make it feel a bit more open and finally - six months after moving in - I have done it! While I was at it, I decided to paint the backsplash too and now I have a little cheery part of my otherwise bleak kitchen.

Pictures above are of my father and I painting - my mom was supervising (aka buying books for her Kobo) and of the finished product. I still have to put my dishes back in but I’m sure it will be fabulous!

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5 August 10
8. Buy a completely extravagant floral bouquet for myself
Another goal accomplished in Seattle! I really should plan my trips around my 101 things :) In any case, check out this gorgeous bouquet! They had tons of amazing flowers at Pike Place Market in Seattle and I thought, why not? So this gorgeous bouquet was mine for only $7, which around here would have cost much more. It beautified the house the rest of my stay.

8. Buy a completely extravagant floral bouquet for myself

Another goal accomplished in Seattle! I really should plan my trips around my 101 things :) In any case, check out this gorgeous bouquet! They had tons of amazing flowers at Pike Place Market in Seattle and I thought, why not? So this gorgeous bouquet was mine for only $7, which around here would have cost much more. It beautified the house the rest of my stay.

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4 August 10
94. Get pictures taken in a photoboothSo this actually happened on August 24th in NYC but I never actually got the pictures to post, so have a photobooth picture from Seattle. The lovely lady I’m snogging is Ally and we’re in a photobooth because the Seattle Art Museum had an exhibit where you could take photobooth pictures and post them as part of the exhibit. So obviously we did and there we are <3

94. Get pictures taken in a photobooth

So this actually happened on August 24th in NYC but I never actually got the pictures to post, so have a photobooth picture from Seattle. The lovely lady I’m snogging is Ally and we’re in a photobooth because the Seattle Art Museum had an exhibit where you could take photobooth pictures and post them as part of the exhibit. So obviously we did and there we are <3

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Posted: 11:49 PM
63. Do my own taxes
Another one from May that I neglected to post. I did in fact get through my taxes with the help of my dad. It was weirdly straight forward, probably because I have basically no investments and I don&#8217;t have much tuition to claim anymore. In fact this was probably the best year for me to do my own taxes because it&#8217;s probably the least complicated income year. Thank god for internet programs that make everything easy!

63. Do my own taxes

Another one from May that I neglected to post. I did in fact get through my taxes with the help of my dad. It was weirdly straight forward, probably because I have basically no investments and I don’t have much tuition to claim anymore. In fact this was probably the best year for me to do my own taxes because it’s probably the least complicated income year. Thank god for internet programs that make everything easy!

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Posted: 11:47 PM
42. Sing karaoke
Oh man, this actually happened a while ago (May 15!) but I completely forgot to post about it! For my best friend&#8217;s bachelorette, we hit up a bar and karaoke&#8217;d the hell out of it. That&#8217;s us singing Girls Just Want To Have Fun. I&#8217;m on the right there, with the skimpy dress and fairy wings. Good times were had and it was nowhere near as scary as I thought it would be so well done, me!

42. Sing karaoke

Oh man, this actually happened a while ago (May 15!) but I completely forgot to post about it! For my best friend’s bachelorette, we hit up a bar and karaoke’d the hell out of it. That’s us singing Girls Just Want To Have Fun. I’m on the right there, with the skimpy dress and fairy wings. Good times were had and it was nowhere near as scary as I thought it would be so well done, me!

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3 May 10
98. Fly a kite
Went kite flying yesterday at the picnic. We just had cheap dollar store kites so they didn&#8217;t work perhaps as well as expensive ones but they still got lots of air. My complete look of disbelief/delight is amazing in this picture. So much fun!

98. Fly a kite

Went kite flying yesterday at the picnic. We just had cheap dollar store kites so they didn’t work perhaps as well as expensive ones but they still got lots of air. My complete look of disbelief/delight is amazing in this picture. So much fun!

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Posted: 9:38 PM
55. Go on a picnic
I&#8217;ve been really fortunate since I&#8217;ve moved to find a really great group of girls to hang out with. Yesterday we went picnicking and had lots of fun climbing trees, feeding ducks, playing frisbee and flying kites (more on that later!). Above is my parents&#8217; picnic basket which I sort of inherited. Inside was salady stuff, cold cuts and buns to make sandwiches. Nom Nom Nom! A perfect picnicky day.

55. Go on a picnic

I’ve been really fortunate since I’ve moved to find a really great group of girls to hang out with. Yesterday we went picnicking and had lots of fun climbing trees, feeding ducks, playing frisbee and flying kites (more on that later!). Above is my parents’ picnic basket which I sort of inherited. Inside was salady stuff, cold cuts and buns to make sandwiches. Nom Nom Nom! A perfect picnicky day.

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Posted: 9:26 PM

43. Ask out a stranger

A little while ago one of my good friends got married. I had lived with her in my undergrad and so while I knew her quite well, I didn’t know many people at the wedding. I was seated at the misfits table with the husband of a bridesmaid I knew and some friends of the groom (probably because I had joked that there better be some single guys at my table).

When it came time to dance, one of the women at my table tried to convince one of the guys, who seemed to be there alone, to dance. He outright refused and even left the room so he wouldn’t be coerced into dancing. Well, that was a challenge if I ever saw one. Naturally I teased and needled him and tried to get him to dance with me. I even pouted at him but to no avail. Some shyness cannot be overcome by cuteness alone, it seems.

The rest of the table seemed to be rooting for us, as both the groom and a groomsman told me that I should keep trying but when the time came for him to leave, we still hadn’t danced.

Before he left, the groom came around and asked if he could give the shy boy who wouldn’t dance with me my number. ‘Sure,’ I said, but figuring that if he wouldn’t dance with me he probably wouldn’t call me.

But he did. Or well, he texted and now we’ve been out a couple of times so there you have it.

(I’m counting giving my number to a stranger the same as asking a stranger out, since it implies a certain amount of dating potential and it’s my list so I can do what I want!)

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Posted: 7:50 PM
76.    See 5 bands I love live (4/5)
A little while ago I fell in love with a band called Panic at the Disco. Last summer the band split and half the band became &#8216;The Young Veins&#8217;. When I saw they were coming to my city, I knew I had to see them even though they could possibly suck. Well, they didn&#8217;t suck. They were fantastic live and I even got to meet them, which never would have happened if they had still been in Panic. The picture above is me, my friend Margot, and the lead singer of The Young Veins, Ryan Ross (Isn&#8217;t he lovely?). A fantastic night!

76. See 5 bands I love live (4/5)

A little while ago I fell in love with a band called Panic at the Disco. Last summer the band split and half the band became ‘The Young Veins’. When I saw they were coming to my city, I knew I had to see them even though they could possibly suck. Well, they didn’t suck. They were fantastic live and I even got to meet them, which never would have happened if they had still been in Panic. The picture above is me, my friend Margot, and the lead singer of The Young Veins, Ryan Ross (Isn’t he lovely?). A fantastic night!

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21 February 10
50.    Go to the movies alone
I saw Avatar yesterday alone. I tried to see it in 3D IMAX but it was sold out, alas. I did make it into the regular 3D movie, albeit ten minutes late. My favourite spot was free - at the top of the stairs, behind the railing - as if it was waiting for me. I pulled out my m&amp;ms and nibs and diet pepsi and managed to get through an entire movie without whispering to anyone, quite an accomplishment! It wasn&#8217;t as lonely as I thought it would be, though I think a comedy would have been moreso or a movie where I actually cared about the characters. Predictable action movies though I can definitely do alone. Good to know!

50. Go to the movies alone

I saw Avatar yesterday alone. I tried to see it in 3D IMAX but it was sold out, alas. I did make it into the regular 3D movie, albeit ten minutes late. My favourite spot was free - at the top of the stairs, behind the railing - as if it was waiting for me. I pulled out my m&ms and nibs and diet pepsi and managed to get through an entire movie without whispering to anyone, quite an accomplishment! It wasn’t as lonely as I thought it would be, though I think a comedy would have been moreso or a movie where I actually cared about the characters. Predictable action movies though I can definitely do alone. Good to know!

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