things im excited about

collageNow that birthday celebrations are over for a bit in my circle, Here are a few other things I’m excited about the rest of this spring.

  1. My sister’s gradution from University of Colorado and a near week long trip out there
  2. Lilac Fest in May and I am promising myself I will make it this year
  3. The return of Mad Men and Doctor Who
  4. Redecorating my bathroom and spring cleaning
  5. Finishing my photo wall project once and for all

25 while 25: a year later and what I actually acomplished

When I originally started on my goals to do 25 things while I was still 25 I thought it would be awesome to give myself a fuller more experince-ful life.  What I really didn’t realise is that I actually do have a pretty good life as is without making silly commitments for myself. 

I am unlike people who long-term goal lists actually are counter productive for me.  I shut down and I generally never complete it.  Case and point this list.  But I was still able to complete some.  So now we go line by line on the eve of my 26th birthday and see what actually got done.

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25 while 25: take a vacation to the beach

Cape-Cod-map

Ahh vacation. Are you jealous of these vacation posts yet? Yes? Well you’re in luck. This is going to be the last one for a while that dosent involve some family event.

Since this vacation was so long ago and I am uber lazy on my blog posting here are the highlights.

-Blown tire on the drive out there

-Quality time with The Gorski’s

-Great warm beaches full of rocks and seaweed

-Played chef for the group

-Cape Cod leauge baseball

-Day trip to Boston and Boston aquarium

-Put-put and arcade games on the last day

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25 while 25: take a vacation to a big city

Back at the end of May, I happily volunteered to move my best friend Brandon back to Rochester from Boston for his summer internship.  Primarily because it ticked off another one of my 25 while 25.

Jess and I headed out over memorial day weekend and even though we both had been to Boston before we got to check out some stuff we never got to before.  Brandon was working on a law paper and Jesse went to go work at the local Apple store for a new perspective so it left me some relaxation time, because after all it was my first vacation since November.

Jess and I got some touristy stuff in at Faneuil Hall, saw some street performers and did some window shopping.  I was surprisingly warm for Boston in May so we welcomed the warmth rather than the rain of Rochester.

We ate a lot of good surprisingly gluten-free food.  You know Jess is a happy guy when there are a lot of gluten-free options for him to choose from.  My favorite was the BeeHive.  The lot of us went there for Saturday brunch, and let me tell you it was the best french toast I have ever had. of course it was crazy expensive but I loved it.  Nothing like a clandestine non-tourist affair. 

We spent the rest of that day stumbling around Boston making stops at Cafeteria for some sangria, then to Harpoon for the brewery tour, and finally Max Bernner’s for some chocolate infused food and cocktails.

Our last day before we headed out Jesse and I made a trip to Ikea which for us is a down right luxury.  We managed to find the perfect dresser and night stands to match. I know its “cheap” furniture but there really isnt an affordable modern option in Rochester.

All in all it was a great trip and I always enjoy my time in Boston and I cant wait to make it back.