I'm excited. I didn't do anything extra special for my other milestone birthdays, so I've been thinking long and hard about how I want to celebrate this one. I decided that I want to spend my 40th year trying 40 new things. Starting on March 12, I want to go places I've never been, eat things I've never tasted, cook things I've never made, try crafts I've never attempted, and learn things I've never known.
I won't be jumping out of airplanes, running a marathon, or climbing mountains. I'm not a daredevil or a glutton for punishment, nor am I trying to prove anything. Unfortunately, Steve was laid off recently, which means that our family is surviving on unemployment and rapidly dwindling savings. So my 40 Things have to be inexpensive. Even though I've always wanted to visit the Ice Hotel in Quebec, we will not be going there this year. My 40 Things will be much less grand, but I'm hoping that the experience will still be rewarding.
Here's where you come in- I need help adding items to my list. Here is a sampling of the things I've thought of so far:
- Make tortillas from scratch
- Go to a drive-in movie
- Try absinthe
- Make popovers
- Try glassblowing
- Make fortune cookies
- See the Harlem Globetrotters in person
- Make hollandaise sauce
- Make soap
- Try Afghan food
- Flambe something
- Make risotto
- Visit Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco
- Do a planet walk
I have some more, but this gives you an idea of what I'm planning. I can't wait to hear your ideas!