27 While 27...

Today is the day.  My 27th birthday!  Putting aside all of the sentiment where I try to figure out where the last 27 years have gone, let's move on to the more exciting aspect, shall we?

The 27 list!

I'm still quite proud of my progress on my 26 list.  (Got to 21/16 since I saw a horse race on Sunday. I'm counting 22 if I meet a certain someone at a certain baseball game on Thursday)

So...here we go!

1.  Safe to say my blog needs to be re-energized.  And I'm ready for it to start.

2.  A real one.  With wood and nails and paint and lots and lost of profanity along the way.

3.  Visit another state.  It's been a while.  Let's go on an adventure!

4.  Go to the ocean.  Simple enough, but hard to do.

5.  Museums are good places for inspiration and ideas.  SF has some good ones.

6.  A monthly art challenge that's attractive AND useful.  Excellent.

7.  Every other week. I can DO this.

8.  Volunteer.  I haven't done community service since I stopped being a Girl Scout after I graduated high school.  Time to change that.

9.  Make a playlist every month.  My friends and I enjoy doing this and sharing with each other.  I'd like to challenge myself to make a playlist for each month.

10.  My brother is the best person to travel with. David, let's go on an adventure!

11.  I need a new coffee table. Or a new chair for my office. mmmm...

12.  Why not?

13.  I've always wanted to, and So You Think You Can Dance is on right now.

14.  I've started 4. Finished none. Might as well go for gold this year.

15.  I like doing this.  I met several this year.  I wanna meet more!

16.  My favorite chair has been my favorite for as long as I can remember.  New sewing challenge for the year?  Slipcover it!

17.  I read fiction this year, how about something different?  Something harder to achieve. I accept!

18.  It's been ages and ages since I've done any animation.  I need to exercise my chops.

19.  Create a font.  My last one was lame.  I want to make a cool one this time.

20.  I'm not sure what I mean by this.  A cool restaurant, another consignment shop, a neighborhood bar.  Something fantastic and unknown.

21.  Because, why not?

22.  There are so many good ones and I never see them.  Learn something new, Marina.

23.  I'm not optimizing my storage potential currently.

24.  Plants are SO much easier to adopt that cats.

25.  Also vague, but I don't want to limit myself.  New sewing technique, new cooking process, new design program. Something NEW.

26.  I was mostly in Napa last year.  Let's keep it local, shall we?

27.  Because there are SO many restaurants in SF for each meal, in equal measure.

Well, that should keep me busy for a year, what do you think?

I've been talking to a lot of people over the past couple of weeks about various lists for the year and it makes me really excited.  DO IT!  Just write it down and pin it on your fridge and don't forget it.  It's fun!

Enjoy this lovely day.  I know I will ;)

Later dudes!



26 While 26: A Year In Review...

This is only the second year I've made a list, but I am so attached to this idea, I can't wait to do it this year too.  I think that it's a great way to set goals for yourself for the year, to challenge yourself and make it a reminder to do something new.

I hang mine in my house so I see it almost every day.  Subtle reminders.

Anyway, here was my list for this year:

Let's review?  Shall we?  I did pretty good this year.  Click to read my progress!