The Lizard Chronicles

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Forty Awesome Things I Did While I Was 40 October 24, 2015

Filed under: Life tales,lists — lizardesque @ 12:30 pm
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  1. Became the Morton Salt girl (for Halloween, that is)

    When it rains...

    When it rains…

  2. Saw the New Pornographers in concert
  3. Participated in and won NaNoWriMo for the second year in a row
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  4. Secretly made Thanksgiving dessert healthier with avocado pumpkin pie…and got rave reviews
  5. Witnessed rampaging Santas on bicycles in downtown Milwaukee
  6. Attended an ugly Christmas sweater party

    uglysweaters

    Getting our ugly on!

  7. Learned how to arm knit

    Not bad for a first effort!

    Not bad for a first effort!

  8. Learned how to regular knit

    My first regular knitting project

    My first regular knitting project

  9. Saw Billy Idol in concert (with my mom, brother, brother-in-law, and bestie)

    Rebel Yells

    Rebel Yells

  10. Visited a black sand beach

    Punalu'u Beach

    Punalu’u Beach

  11. Saw the Halema’uma’u Crater

    Lavulation

    Halema’uma’u Crater

  12. Visited the Thurston Lava Tube

    Thurston Lava Tube

    Thurston Lava Tube

  13. Saw the Pu’u Loa Petroglyphs

    Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs

    Pu’u Loa Petroglyphs

  14. Tried Mochi
  15. Visited the southernmost winery in the United States
  16. Snorkeled at the Kapoho Tide Pools
  17. Visited Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau National Park
  18. Was waved at by a sea turtle

    Hi! I'm a turtle!

    Hi! I’m a turtle!

  19. Took a star tour at the Mauna Kea Observatory visitor’s center
  20. Saw fireworks from above while coming down a mountain
  21. Knitted something non-rectangular (on purpose!)

    My first knit hat

    My first knit hat

  22. Visited a cheese castle

    Say "cheese!"

    Say “cheese!”

  23. Made kitty mugs

    Kitty Mug!

    Kitty Mug!

  24. Made ceramic cocktail glasses

    I like a little whimsy with my cocktails.

    I like a little whimsy with my cocktails.

  25. Visited Vermont and New Hampshire for the first time
  26. Tried Escape the Room
  27. Toured Fenway Park
  28. Had cocktails at the Top of the Hub
  29. Visited the Baseball Hall of Fame
  30. Visited Watkins Glen State Park
  31. Tried SUP yoga
    Yoga on a stand up paddle board!

    Yoga on a stand up paddle board

     

  32. Posed with racing sausage statues
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  33. Took this selfie and wrote the accompanying haiku

    Om nom nom. Om nom. Om nom nom nom nom nom nom. Om nom. Om nom nom.

    Om nom nom. Om nom.
    Om nom nom nom nom nom nom.
    Om nom. Om nom nom.

  34. Began a dress coloring project

    Tabula rasa

    Tabula rasa

  35. Did sunset SUP yoga, and a pretty awesome wheel pose

    You can go ahead and be impressed.

    You can go ahead and be impressed.

  36. Did SUP yoga again and achieved shoulder stand (yes, I’m counting SUP yoga multiple times because it’s really, really awesome)
  37. Rode a hippo (never mind it’s on a carousel, it was during a spirits tasting event at the zoo, which was fun)

    Whee!

    Whee!

  38. Saw the super blood moon lunar eclipse
  39. Successfully cultivated a hand-crafted (by me) chia pet

    Ch-ch-ch-chia!

    Ch-ch-ch-chia!

  40. Started a yoga for strength workshop
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3 Responses to “Forty Awesome Things I Did While I Was 40”

  1. rossmurray1 Says:

    I’m impressed. That’s packed. Does this mean it’s your birthday?
    Also re New Pornographers: w or w/o Neko?


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