It is somehow hard to believe that I've only been doing this for two months. Maybe it's because I've been staring at Zandria's list for so long. Maybe it is because my last few months in Ann Arbor seem to be zooming by. In any case, I think I've achieved a lot this month. Pretty soon here, I'll have to start on some of the multi-month goals; I'm worried that I'll knock down all the easy ones and then take forever to finish some of the more difficult goals.
6. buy a bike
I bought a bike on Thursday night. I found it on Craigslist, and it was only $5! Of course, it needs a bit of work. I bought some WD40 to start greasing it up. The back brakes don't quite work properly. If I can't figure it out, I'll take it to the bike shop on campus to get a bit more TLC. A bit sad that I have to do work, but you can't beat $5 for a (mostly) functional bike.
15. Visit the Detroit Zoo
16. Visit the Detroit Institute of Art (DIA)
As detailed here, I visited the DIA. It was even cooler than I expected.
44. Donate (or attempt to donate) blood three times
1/3 completed. Sadly, I was unable to donate -- my iron level was too low -- but I did try. I've been eating a lot of Total raisin bran in hopes of getting my iron up high enough to donate. I technically did this in April (4/30), but I guess I forgot to mention it in last month's tally, so I'll just include it here.
71. Get a job
75. Make three mix CDs and mail each one to at least three friends
2/3 completed here. Today, I sent out two separate mix CDs to people. I made one called "new voices," which consists of some of the more obscure folk singers and whatnot that I listen to. I sent that one to Andrew, April, Sus, and Jodie. I also made a fun mix of some random other music, and I sent that to April, Andrew, Jodie, and a few other internet people I know from livejournal.
90. eat a sit-down, order from a waiter dinner by myself
I've actually done this a few times recently. The first time was a dragon roll at a local sushi place. I was walking home from work and decided that it was just a sushi kind of day. Since then, I've also gotten Korean food by myself. I notice that it is getting easier to sit and eat by myself. The very first time I ordered a restaurant meal by myself, I got something in Granada, Spain. I felt supremely awkward during the entire meal, as I was in a tourist town and it seemed like everyone else was having a grand ol' time. Now, I just view eating by myself as a personal treat where I actually get to spend time tasting my food and processing thoughts. It's really not that bad, and I think I may actually like it.
2 more in progress for 5 total in progress
5 more completed for 8 total completed