A meandering post, in list format… some things I want to do.
– Learn to tune a guitar (my friend has a guitar she’s offered to give me since she’s not touched it in something like 4 years… and it’s made for people with smaller hands and shorter fingers, so it would help solve the one problem I was having when I started learning this past fall… my fingers are short so I was having trouble playing certain chords because my fingers couldn’t reach the strings across frets).
– Learn to play a song on the tuned guitar.
– Learn to sew with a sewing machine and pattern, not just needle and thread.
– Sew a skirt for the summer.
– Study up on photography and become proficient using the manual features on my camera to take interesting and fetching photos.
– Participate in my company’s corporate walk in Central Park in June.
– Start learning another language (I know someone who can hook me up with Rosetta Stone software for basically any language – French and Japanese are the main contenders right now. Maybe I’ll go for both.)
– Do some market research/conduct an internal focus group at work (honestly, it would be a lot of fun to do with the product line I intend to center it around).
– Take some day trips to fun places either by myself or with friends.
– Go to more galleries and museums.
– Convert a friend (or family member) to a climbing buddy and maybe even get them to go for belay certification. Call me an evangelist.
I bought some cute rain boots today. My Saucony Jazz sneakers, while incredibly comfortable, are not meant for puddle jumping, walking through wet grass, or other such rain-related activities. So I got to work with wet feet and that sort of set the tone for the day; I was a little mopey and “meh.”
On my way back to pet-sitting land, I stopped at a shoe store called Jubilee (B’way btw. 76th and 77th Sts) and bought the same rain boots I was ogling on Saturday. They were on clearance, they are cute, and they only had one pair left in my size. And they aren’t black, which is quite a change.