I’m still alive! This blog, though, not so much… I promise to do better

FB Memories

So, you know how Facebook has this memory thing going on now? Each day, you get a list of memories – photos, status updates, etc. from that day in previous years. Really, it’s the only reason to go on FB these days if you’re not into memes that you absolutely must like right this second or risk spending eternity in HELL!!!

← This one popped up for me last week, and I REALLY want to do this again, but not just for 30 days. All year. Maybe one new thing a month. Maybe once a week. I dunno.


The problem is, and was, is that despite my mostly reserved nature, I’m a bit adventurous. I’ve done a lot of shit in my time. So, I need ideas. I have a few small ones, like the strawberry-basil lemonade I’m drinking as I write this. Refreshing, if a bit odd.

The Mason jar makes the experience better. And I get 50¢ back if I return it to the bakery where I bought it.


I’ve never been a beer drinker, so in the spirit of Superbowl Sunday, tomorrow I will drink a beer. All of it. No, I’ve never actually done that before. Shocking…

Going to Alaska and Canada in May, though traveling isn’t new for me. The locations are though. And that’s about where I run out of ideas of new things to do. I’m lying, but the rest I will not share publicly.

So, readers (if there are still any of you out there) inspire me, please.

What new things should I do in 2016? If I like it, I’ll add it to my list below. I will not be jumping out of planes or off bridges, so that’s out. Phobias and all… But, I’m game for just about anything else. Nothing that will get me thrown in jail either.

Or I could just say no.

So, hit me with it in the comments. Go!

List of New Things TQ will try in 2016:
  1. Drink a whole beer
  2. Finish this strawberry-basil lemonade
  3.  Canada
  4.  Alaska
  5. See a Broadway show (dammit I WILL win a Hamilton lottery!!)
  6. Painting (thanks, Heather!)
  7. Hiking (which means new hiking shoes!)
  8. Horseback riding (technically I’ve done this, but not the real thing. I was a kid and it was a pony on a leash, walking in a circle)