30 During 30 List

30 During 30 List*
  1. Read Pride and Prejudice
  2. Run the Bolder Boulder (a 10 km road race)-- Memorial Day!      
    • BolderBOULDER 10k mile times of 0:10:16.92, 0:10:40.45, 0:11:32.75, 0:11:14.56, 0:10:19.72, 0:11:27.28 and a finish time of 1:08:03.13, 10:58 per mile.
  3. Climb a new 14er
  4. Play 30 different board games (we own 15, not sure I can pull off 30)
    1. Ticket to Ride, Nordic Countries
    2. Hive Carbon 
    3. Agricola
    4. Lost Cities 
    5. 7 Wonders 
    6. Pandemic
    7. Carcassonne 
    8. Cards Against Humanity 
    9. Slide 5
    10. Ticket to Ride USA
    11. Settlers of Catan
    12. Settlers of Catan for two (card game)
  5. Grow 30 plants (herbs and veggies) 
    • I'm designing my small garden space (about 4 feet by 8 feet) and patio garden (15 pots) for lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, peas, beans, tomatillos, and several peppers. Success will depend on this year's weather and whether or not I travel.  I planted 50 seedlings 3/18/12!
  6. Can 30 pints of veggies
  7. Master the making of 3 different types of cheeses
    1. 30 minute Mozarella
    2. Cottage Cheese 
  8. Try 30 different ciders or gluten free beers or meads, including home brews
    1. Crispin
    2. Colorado Glider
    3. Homebrew Mead with earl grey
    4. Homebrew carbonated ciser at a party 
    5. Julian
    6. B's Homebrew Lemon Mead at a party
  9. Donate hair to locks of love or a similar organization 
    1.  I'm not 100% convinced this is a good idea.  How long will it take to grow it back? 
  10. Travel abroad (if this is impossible this year, then at least visit somewhere new)  
  11. Try 30 new gluten free recipes
    1. dirt balls
    2. crockpot chicken chili
    3. gluten free macaroni and cheese 
    4. Roast chicken-- Bittman 
    5. Roasted Turnips
  12. Learn to use the DSLR camera and take 30 fabulous pictures
  13. See 30 different types of birds (and keep track of which)
    1. House Finch
    2. European Starling
    3. Downy Woodpecker
    4. Dark Eyed Junco
    5. Red Shafted Flicker 
    6. Spotted Towhee
    7. Crow (lame!) 
    8. Ducks (lame)
    9. Geese (lame)
    10. Stellar Jay-- my favorite bird!  What a goof ball!
    11. Robins 
    12. Regular Blue Jay 
    13. Magpie
    14. Hawk 
    15. Black-capped chickadee 
    16. Pinon Jay 
    17. Bald Eagle
  14. Ski once.  
    • Went skiing in New Hampshire at Loon Mountain in Jan 2013.  Overcame the stolen skis issue. 
  15. Train to be able to do 30 push ups in a row
    • This is so I look good in my bridesmaid dress!  (And so I'm not such a wuss!)
  16. Pay $30 for a Denver Voice from my favorite homeless man
    • I swear I haven't had cash on me since writing this.  
  17. Donate blood
    • Tried several times earlier in life.  I was always anemic or couldn't fill a bag.  
  18. Master making gluten free ravioli from scratch
    • I have a pasta maker on my Kitchen Aid Mixer, but without gluten, it is really hard!
  19. Compost
    • Bought a small compost bin and green bags at McGuckins Hardware, on sale.  I have been composting ever since!  Coffee grounds, veggie seeds, egg shells, lime wedges...  We finally have a city compost bin near our garbage can area, but our gardening group is working on getting one in our garden as well, that way we can benefit from it more directly.  Composting helps keep methane production in landfills low.  Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas.  
  20. Finish a quilting project.  
    • Nope, but I made two skirts. 
  21. Bike 30 miles-- getting my car stolen really helped on this one!  4 miles a day for a few weeks!
  22. Write 30 unique blog posts
  23. Learn to knit and knit a blanket
    • My friend taught me how to knit!  I'm still on my practice scarf, which is yellow and beautiful.  I just got yarn for a blanket for our living room!
  24. Play in a softball game or sing Karaoke, two things that make me very, very nervous
  25. Take 3 camping trips and learn how to use the camping stoves 
    1. Utah
    2. Yellowstone/Tetons
    3. Mammoth Caves Kentucky
  26. Sing in a choir
  27. Learn to play a song on the guitar
  28. Read 30 books (Wish I could count ones I read over break-- The Help, Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Water for Elephants)  Trying to hold back from listing textbooks here.  They shouldn't count!
    1. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
    2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    3. The Weather Makers by Tim Flannery (Climate Change-- why you should care)
    4. The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan (Dust Bowl stories)
    5. Bossypants by Tina Fey (Hilarious!)
    6. World War Z by Max Brooks (Zombie Apocalypse)
    7. Up the Down Volcano by Sloane Crosley (this was a short story.  I highly recommend her books!)
    8. Building Faculty Learning Communities (This was for work) 
    9. Divergent
    10. Angus, Thongs, and full frontal snogging by Louise Rennison
    11. On the bright side, I'm now the girlfriend of a sex god by Louise Rennison
    12. Game of Thrones (unfinished)
    13. DIY U (unfinished)
    14. Wine to Water (unfinished)
    15. A book I reviewed and cannot reveal the name
    16. Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (unfinished)
    17. The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars by Michael Mann (unfinished)
    18. Homegrown and Handmade br Deborah Niemann
    19. Textbook
    20. Textbook
  29. Complete a puzzle with more than 3,000 pieces
  30. Master 3 piano songs

A few alternates:  publish an article (career), send out Christmas cards this year, play soccer, snowshoe


Dave's Aunt Patti said...

Are you going to mark these off as you complete them?

YellowBunnies said...

Yes! I look forward to the day that I complete my first... although I've got a good start on quite a few of them!

Anonymous said...

Hey Keah, great list! Motivates me to make one for turning (gulp!) 40 in Dec.