Wednesday, January 18, 2012

my first post for 50@50


this is my blog for 50@50! what is 50@50, you ask! well, let me tell you.

i turned 50 years old on december 19, 2011. and during the weeks and days leading up to that date, i became more and more excited (considering the alternative) and energized. and i thought of all the things i've done, haven't done, regretted and embraced. and i thought, hey, i'm going to be FIF-TAY!!! (thank you sallie o'malley, aka the talented molly shannon from SNL)

then i thought (two thoughts in a row), what can i do to make it a special year. and that's when i came up with 50@50. in the next year, i am going to try to do 50 things that i have never done before.

BIG things, little THINGS, anything that i've never done before.

so far i have:
  • worn a long sleeve t-shirt under a short sleeve t-shirt (hey, don't judge)
  • eaten a scallop (i'm not a big seafood eater - and that scallop didn't change my mind)
  • had an amp energy drink (didn't get amped)
  • attempted to make bread pudding (epic FAIL)
  • learned there are 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon, not 2 (hmph)
  • had khurma (a snack from Trinidad - thanx to tabby me

here are some things i DEFINITELY want to get done this year:

  • visit washington dc (i'm gonna do it!!!)
  • go snowboarding (thanx to fred david)
  • run a half-marathon (yes, run)
  • do a sprint triathlong
  • do a mud run
  • eat some more yucky food (like mussels or oysters or something)

but that's still a long way from FIF-TAY! here are some of my friends suggestions:

  • whitewater rafting (possible)
  • visit a moonshine distiller (???)
  • karaoke (in front of people???)
  • bungee jumping (i don't think so)
  • read the decline and fall of the roman empire (another i don't think so)
  • snow skiing (possible, after snowboarding)
  • go to a dave matthews concert or skillrex concert (what's a skillrex??)

so, if you are reading this blog, please feel free to throw out some suggestions. no international travel unless you are funding it :-).

and i'll keep trying stuff and keeping track of it right here. thanx for participating and being a part of this epic moment in my life. xoxo.


  1. Hooray, I was just wondering today if you were going to blog this venture, and this is perfect.

    What happened to the bread pudding? Are you entertaining do-over requests? This is my absolute favorite bread pudding recipe that I haven't made since my tearoom years....

    1. the bread pudding was an epic FAIL, but i will try your recipe just because i LOVE bread pudding.