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Wake up, it’s time for School!

School starts on Tuesday (duh) and I realized some of the items on my list were ongoing, so I need to update on how those went! Here it is:

#6. Wake up every morning before 7:30 am.

It happened. Guys, it actually happened. I managed to drag my bleary self out of bed for the majority of the summer before 7:30. Success is sweet!

#19. Do 100 sit-ups every day.

Again, it actually happened. Do I have a six-pack yet? No, but hey maybe one day right?

#71. Walk el perro (dog) every day.

Except for a few burning hot humid days, Aud and me got in a daily walk pretty regularly.

#77. Go to the gym regularly/run regularly to get in shape for soccer.

It happened. Sort of. ūüôā

#78. Take a picture every day of summer.

Completed!

#79. Go to the pool a ton. Perfect my cannonball.

My cannonball is the talk of the town, for your information.

#80. Get a dark tan.

Eh, not as dark as I would have liked, but I’ll take it over the sickly pallor I had before.

#93. Spend as much time outside as possible.

97.6% of my summer was spent outdoors.

#99. Actually do my chores.

My mother is happy that this one worked out.

So there you have it guys! I decided this post would be best if I kept it as short and sweet as possible. Sorry if I disappointed you. As for whether I shall keep this blog going, I’ve not decided yet. We’ll see where life takes me.

May the summer be ever in your favor,

Meagan


Fun with a Capital F

Not only did I complete three things yesterday, I also had a sensational time in doing so. I dare say yesterday was one of my top-5 most memorable days from this summer and¬†most interestingly it didn’t start out as anything special. I was actually¬† beginning to think it was going to be a dud day until things started to improve miraculously. I would even wager that yesterday taught me an important lesson in the patience department. “Good things come from those who wait.” Seems like a legit message for me after yesterday.

#28 Make something out of duct tape.

If you have stuck with me this whole summer, you may remember that I am a pretty pitiful crafter. (need I bring up the college? how about the pottery?) So I was having some regrets on ever thinking I could possibly make something decent out of duct tape of all things. Never one to turn down a challenge though, it seemed like fate when I was pursuing the aisles in Five Below and came across a whole shelf stocked with a variety of colored and decorative duct tape at the discounted price of $1.99. Grabbing one fluorescent green roll and a pale blue one, I triumphantly walked away with my purchases, thrilled to be on my way towards completing yet another bucket list item. When I arrived at home a quick Google search gave me an excessive amount of tutorials involving duct tape. However with my nonexistent crafter skills I decided to stick with the basics and make a bow. Fifteen minutes later I was beyond ecstatic, because not only had I made a decent bow I had actually enjoyed the process of making it. Energized after my huge success I decided to try my hand at making a wallet. Thirty minutes later, after only a few minor debacles, I was once again pleased with the outcome of my work. With a bounce in my step I headed out to show off to my family my new accessories. They were so impressed they asked me to make them wallets. With my ego boosted from all the praises I can very rightly so check off #28.

#29 Send a message in a bottle.

As I was “completing” this task the voices in my head kept up a steady rant of “CHEATER!” “CHEATER!” This is because I decided not to pollute our already polluted waters with a message in a bottle that would most likely never be found or read. Call that statement cynical, but it’s the truth. Luckily the internet hosts a variety of ways for someone to send a virtual message in a bottle.¬†That’s how I managed to complete this item without littering, with the help of this nifty little website: http://www.oceangram.com/¬†Keep our waters clean people, resist the urge to throw bottles and trash and do it online instead. ūüôā

#60 Go bowling. Try to win.

Bowling in three words is: exasperating, hilarious, and fun. Especially when its mini bowling. That’s right folks, miniature bowling, also know as duck-pin bowling, is played with smaller bowling balls and pins. You also get to roll three times, unlike the two times in normal bowling.¬†Duck-pin bowling is all the fun of regular bowling, just in a smaller size. I took my friend there once years ago and when she asked if we could go again I gladly agreed. Four games, two strikes, and five spares later we were exhausted¬†after our bowling bonanza, which involved a lot of screaming and jumping up and down,¬†so we came back to my house, collapsed on the coach, and watched the Olympics. Somewhere in between we¬†decided that we have the skills to be the next USA Beach Volleyball team. How exactly this happened, I don’t know, I’ve never even played volleyball. That just goes to show how random we are. ūüôā

May the summer be ever in your favor,

Meagan


#25 Have everyone I meet for a day sign my shirt

I’ll admit I sort of cheated on this bucket list item. I know this one sounds slightly daring, asking complete strangers to sign my shirt, but it’s completely normal at the camp I have been going to for the past ten years. Allow me to explain; at this¬†week-long summer camp my sister and I have attended for the past¬†years, everyone receives a camp t-shirt the¬†very first day. On the last day everyone wears that year’s camp shirt and we all bring Sharpies and sign each others shirt’s.¬†So when¬†I noticed this particular¬†idea on someone else’s¬†bucket list, I decided to put it on mine, knowing that even if I failed to complete any other list items, I would for sure complete this one. So there you have it, I have successfully completed #25.

As you can sort of see in the left photo (sorry about the shoddy photography), I managed to get a ton of signatures this year. You can also see that¬†the signatures are mainly composed of some sort of food, character, or object, instead of actual names. This is¬†because at camp you go by your “camp name”, which is basically a completely random name of your choosing. Mine is Finnick, after the most fantastic book character that is. ūüėȬ† Because of this, the signatures range everywhere from “Cupcake” to “Werewolf” to “Pickle.” This year I got more signatures than ever before, most likely because¬†this was my first year as a helper, meaning I worked with the campers instead of being a camper, and all the kids love, love, love you when you are a helper. My ego got a major boast this week¬†after the way the kids adored and admired me. Anyway¬†the picture on the right is of a few of my past camp t-shirts. I actually have ten in total, but as you can see this picture only shows four.

Well that’s all for now. I’m sorry that this was the only list item I completed in the past week, but camp kept me completely busy. More to come soon!

May the summer be ever in your favor,

Meagan


The Freshness of Summer

The Freshness of Summer

“Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ~Henry James

Happy summer y’all!