simplycristina

punctuated with whimsy

  • 10th April
    2014
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  • 6th April
    2014
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  • 6th April
    2014
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  • 6th April
    2014
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  • 5th April
    2014
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26. Find my signature perfume. Getting started on the hunt with @sephora ‘s Sensorium! #29for30 (at Sephora Hollywood and Highland)

26. Find my signature perfume. Getting started on the hunt with @sephora ‘s Sensorium! #29for30 (at Sephora Hollywood and Highland)

  • 4th April
    2014
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  • 13th March
    2014
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  • 13th March
    2014
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29 for 30: The Project

So. I’m turning 29 in about a month, bringing me one year shy of the big 3-0. I suppose I should be freaking out (and, TRUST, I’ve had a few meltdowns, letsbehonest), but I’d rather treat the next year (and, really, the rest of my life) as a grand adventure.

So. Last week, I stumbled upon a blog that inspired this personal challenge: complete 29 goals/activities that I’ve considered/obsessed over before I turn 30. The resulting list is a “resolutions-meets-bucket list” mashup of all the things that I want and realistically should be able to achieve, learn, and experience within a year.

So. Want to tag along or help out? I will gladly take the company, free lessons, used gear (anyone got an old keyboard they don’t use anymore?), or other in-kind/monetary contributions (my birthday is coming up…) for any of the activities below.

  1. Travel to Europe 
  2. Relearn to play piano and/or learn to play ukulele
  3. Record at least one song (cover or original)
  4. Learn and master my grandma’s kare-kare
  5. Rock a swimsuit with confidence (related: stop being a lazy bum and get fit)
  6. Run a Disney race (a 5k or 10k counts!)
  7. Catch a fish – after successfully casting my own line
  8. Go camping (and preferably fall asleep under the stars)
  9. Buy (or acquire by legal means) my ‘status’ handbag
  10. Dine in at least one of the following restaurants: Maison Akira, Maruhide Uni Club, Spago, Scarpetta
  11. Hike to the Hollywood sign, Inspiration Point (Pasadena), and/or Escondido Falls (Malibu)
  12. Ski in at least one of the following cities: Tahoe, Vail, Aspen, Park City, Whistler
  13. Tour a winery and stomp grapes
  14. Learn to converse in French and/or Tagalog
  15. Successfully grow and maintain a basil plant
  16. Take a culinary knife skills class
  17. Get into the Magic Castle in Hollywood
  18. Visit Tiger Trail at the SD Zoo Safari Park (if possible and safe to do so, pet, high-five, or hug a tiger)
  19. Shop Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale at the Seattle flagship
  20. Visit a Disney theme park outside of California
  21. Volunteer at least one day of service
  22. Participate in a flash mob (e.g. Improv Everywhere)
  23. Drive a go-kart – or a stock race car
  24. Take a sightseeing bus tour of LA
  25. Take a day trip somewhere in LA using only the Metro
  26. Find my signature perfume
  27. Go on a blind date or speed dating
  28. Unplug for an entire weekend and go on a solo retreat
  29. Write a song or a short story

So. Looks like I have a lot to do. #29for30 starts now!

  • 3rd March
    2014
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Potatoes, zucchini, garlic, parsley. Generous dash of spices and a squeeze of lemon. So simple, so beautiful. #foodie #homecooking

Potatoes, zucchini, garlic, parsley. Generous dash of spices and a squeeze of lemon. So simple, so beautiful. #foodie #homecooking

  • 6th February
    2014
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Lunch at The Verandah: dessert sampler. On Cunard Line’s Queen Elizabeth (at Pier 35)

Lunch at The Verandah: dessert sampler. On Cunard Line’s Queen Elizabeth (at Pier 35)