do something new

Do Something New: Skydiving

It’s safer than driving your car, and, in Chicago at least, way more fun!

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 30, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Do Something New: Walk In The Pride Parade

Spectating Chicago’s Pride Parade is, from my perspective, objectively awful. I do it every year despite the fact that last year it was 95 degrees out and someone who lived…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 29, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Do Something New: Longboard

Alternative title: “Have Your Partner Teach You Something.”

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 26, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Do Something New: Get An Energy Healing

Who knows? Maybe it works.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 24, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Do Something New: Write A Prisoner

I credit my fiancé, Michael, with any knowledge I have about prisons, prisoners, and prison justice. Early in our relationship, he told me that he was fascinated with criminal justice…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 23, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Do Something New: Put Up Street Art

I have conflicting feelings about street art. I became a big fan a few years ago, not via watching “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” but via strolling around Chicago neighborhoods…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 22, 2015 - 3:40 pm

Do Something New: Smoke A Cigarette

I think I get why so many people do it now!

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 19, 2015 - 11:30 am

Do Something New: Eat Food That Scares You

I grew up with a meat-and-potatoes, South Dakota- and Nebraska-raised mother. The woman wasn’t exposed to seafood much as a kid, except for canned tuna, and in turn she didn’t…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 18, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Do Something New: Get A Bikini Wax

By the way, it really doesn’t hurt that much.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 17, 2015 - 11:00 am

Do Something New: Attend A Baha’í Service

I can’t really remember the last time that I went to any kind of church service. It may have been May 2012, at my cousin’s wedding. It was shortly after that…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 16, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Do Something New: Get A Tarot Reading

I’m a Humanist, and if I believe in anything, I believe in the human imagination. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around the concept that religious and spiritual…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 15, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Do Something New: Build Something With Wood

Building a planter just about drove me insane, but dang does it feel good to have made it myself.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 12, 2015 - 10:30 am