It’s been awhile since I have updated you on my progress with A Manual For Daily Adventure.
I had completely forgot that this was on the list. I happened to start dancing in my apartment the other night … yes, I was alone, that didn’t make it any less fun!
20. Try a new restaurant
72. Write on a napkin.
Two girls, one napkin with my number on it. Still waiting for the second girl to txt me, she was prettttttty.
22. Walk home from work a different way.
I did this and had to walk by a guy who walked behind trees in front of a church and began urinating …
25. Set aside fifteen minutes to write. About anything.
“15 minutes start now, Fear travels through your entire body. Pretty girls need that light, very subtle laugh, it is so adorable. Style has changed so much, and I mean gangnam style is almost becoming the norm. Personally I love mid-high fashion. Writing articles for my employer got really old pretty quickly. I didn’t see how it benefited me anymore. Note to self, don’t get a cappuccino, it doesn’t taste very good. There are about five men that come in the [coffee] shop every single day. I often wonder what they talk about and how they know each other. It isn’t like the five men who all play chess or anything like that. It’s an interesting group, almost as if they don’t want to go home. I’m writing so fast I’m making the water shake in the cup, it reminds me of Jurassic Park It so bad that writing doesn’t warm you up. The real reason for my shakes and fast writing is because I am freezing. How do you hit on girls in a coffee shop? Muffins are delicious … none are better than the ones from middle school but they were so unhealthy. The girl isn’t putting her jacket on for quite possibly the same reason as me. We look good makes me laugh. I think back to that damn spider. I’m sort of happy its cold again because it prevents the bugs and spiders from creeping on my window. Writing nonstop makes me think back to the writing test, and how you had to write fast. I always wondered why I never did as good with my essays as I thought. Boots are gorgeous on women. I wonder what other companies are like Johnny Cupcakes. John had written about how he knew its a good idea if he writes it down. Does a good idea ever arise from writing like I am now? Overcharging is crazy, it makes me want to bake my own food and pastries to bring with. Hey you might as well do the same with coffee. One girl out of 20+ at a coffee shop. [Unreadable writing] is exciting to make fun of other people. Where will I study abroad? I wonder about making an article in the Madison newspaper called the girl in a Cafe and it will be a creative piece talking about one girl in a cafe obviously. I can write about these girls all the time, when will I ever see them again though. Time runs out so what do you do? Well this exceeds my 15 min writing session. The only question left is will I talk to her before I leave? B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!”
Yes, I wrote all of that in pen. Writing is still my passion but I was too limited within the writing job I had. A second reason to not get a cappuccino is that it packs more of a kick than any other caffeinated drink I’ve had. I free wrote early that morning about a spider that I let survive on the edge of my ceiling above my bed, and then it disappeared when I woke up. I did in fact talk to her, she was one of the girls I gave the napkin with my number on it to.
27. Ask a friend for a book recommendation.
Girl with dragon tattoo.
40. Support a local business owner.
Farmers market and I no longer go to Starbucks, I go to local coffee shop!
41. Take your workout outside.
Run + pullups at the park.
42. Don’t send an email. Walk over to your colleague’s desk.
Easy enough. Exercise is hard to come by in a cubicle.
45. Look up. See the sky.
It was better than art. It was real abstract.
50. Consider the book you’d write.
A book on writing. I am going to use Seth Godin’s Ship It journal to do it!
53. Initiate conversation at the coffee shop.
Would you be surprised that I talk with the Baristas and pretty girls?
56. Sing loudly in the shower/your car/your backyard.
Happened to combine singing loudly with dancing.
It was terribly bad doodling, but doodles nevertheless.
59. Allow yourself 5 minutes of nothing.
60. Set out to scare yourself.
-sigh- I’m going to haunted houses …
71. For one day, don’t make any plans.
I’ve done this too many times, unintentionally. Why is it so hard to be booked up?
75. Clean. Throw out junk. Organize
On the phone the other night, a friend of mine said how cool it would be to go through absolutely everything you have and get rid of everything that you don’t vitally need. I laughed and said that is what I have already done.
Jumping at opportunities to check adventures off the list has created one great ongoing experience. It’s a hot conversation starter and motivator for others to do the same. 43 more adventures to have until I complete the list!
Stay Positive & Cheers To Adventures
Garth E. Beyer