Spring Bucket List

Ok – I don’t know if it’s just me, but winter is really cramping my style this year. I feel like I’m in a funk because of this cold, shitty weather. To get out of the funk and celebrate the first day of spring, I am writing a Springtime bucket list…

1. Plan a trip – I have to get out of Minnesota. I don’t care if the trip isn’t until this fall, I need to have a trip to look forward to this year.

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2. Finish my Apartment – I have lived in an apartment since October that still has boxes laying around and framed photos on the floor waiting to be hung up. The apartment has to be completely put together this spring.

3. Enjoy an Outdoor Concert – So this is cheating because I already have tickets to see Kenny Chesney & Eric Church at Miller Park, but I still think it’s a good bucket list item.

4. Finish All My Scrapbooks – Apparently I’m 80 years old and I love to scrapbook. I have about 4 scrapbooks that are missing 2-3 pages. These need to be finished by summer.

5. Plant an Herb Garden – I have a porch! And I love herbs. So I want to plant an herb garden. Duh.Screen Shot 2013-03-20 at 5.11.49 PM

6. Participate in One Sunday-Funday Beach Day – My favorite part of college was going to Lake Calhoun in the summer on Sunday and just drinking and playing games. I’ve missed that! So – if weather permits – this needs to happen.

7. Go See a Drive-In Movie – I’ve always wanted to go to a drive-in movie. This could be my year, guys.

8. Host a Dinner Party – I love to cook. I cook for my friends all the time, but sometimes it’s fun to get fancy.

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9. Go on a Day Long Bike Trip – I’ve been going to cycling class fairly regularly for the past six months. Hopefully I’ll be ready for a day long bike trip by the time it’s nicer outside!

10. Run a 5k – I know. I know. It sounds really lame, but I hate to run. I’ve done three 5ks, but always had to walk after like two miles. Before summer, I will run all 3.1 miles!

First day of summer is June 21, so check back with me at that time…


I have a lot of grievances right now. They are as follows…

  • I don’t want to work out today.
  • My oranges have been really hard to peel lately.
  • I forgot my lunch at home and don’t know where to go and get lunch – order Jimmy Johns again or walk across the street and get soup. It’s so cold outside, but I just had Jimmy Johns last week…
  • I need to get an oil change. I don’t want to take the time or spend the $20 to get one.
  • My to-do list is too long.
  • I don’t have time to go shopping for new clothes. Or just random crap from Target.
  • My legs are sore from step class.
  • There is snow on the ground. I even like snow, but it’s too much. I’d like spring please.
  • I don’t have a Vodka Diet in front of me right now.
  • It’s only Wednesday.
  • All my clothes broke my closet. The pole that holds up my clothes fell down, and I haven’t taken the time to fix it. Let’s be honest – I probably won’t until right before I move out – a year or two from now.
  • I haven’t been to yogurt lab in a month.
  • There has been a super cute dress sitting in my closet for a month, but it’s too cold to wear it right now.
  • I don’t have time to catch up on all my TV shows.
  • My favorite boots are ripping at the bottom. Stupid, cheap Target boots.
  • There is a rumor that the dumbass Vikings are going to pick up one of my favorite Packers – Greg Jennings. He carries our team on his back.
  • Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game were both stupid last night.
  • My office is cold, and I forgot my sweater.
  • Day drinking this weekend in celebration of my Irish heritage is going to cost me money and probably make me hungover.
  • My contacts hurt my eyes.
  • I still feel guilty about eating too much last weekend.
  • I need to be invited to an event where it’s appropriate to wear Jennifer Lawrence’s Oscars dress.
  • My favorite jeans are ripping.