do something new
Do Something New: Skydiving
It’s safer than driving your car, and, in Chicago at least, way more fun!
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…
Do Something New: Longboard
Alternative title: “Have Your Partner Teach You Something.”
Do Something New: Get An Energy Healing
Who knows? Maybe it works.
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…
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…
Do Something New: Smoke A Cigarette
I think I get why so many people do it now!
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…
Do Something New: Get A Bikini Wax
By the way, it really doesn’t hurt that much.
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…
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…
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.