Make fun of me all you want but I love getting freebies in the mail. On vacation last week, I used a bunch of my free sample packs of lotions, shampoos and conditioners as well as a few other things. I was able to pack much lighter. So there.
I grew up in suburban PA and VA most of my life but recently took the plunge to move out to country KY with my boyfriend. Funny things happen out here. Things I doubt I could ever do justice to explain in writing but I thought I might give it a try!
1. Visit a zoo and see the hippos! 2. Attend an Eagles game at any stadium 3. Make it home to VA every Christmas (2/3) 4. Plant a vegetable garden 5. Plant an indoor herb garden 6. Carve a pumpkin 7. Make 20 new recipes (20/20) 8. See a concert at the Grand Ole Opry 9. Read 25/100 Best Novels of All Time (0/25) 10. Send a card to 10 friends for no reason 11. Attend a Nascar race 12. Eat at 10 new restaurants 13. Obtain a lego kit and actually build it 14. Get corrective eye surgery 15. Convince at least one friend to visit me in KY Thanks Matt & Katie!! 16. Donate at least $500 to charities ($275/$500) 17. Get my passport 18. Watch a fireworks show 19. Color an entire coloring book 20. Go one month without putting any money in the MegaTouch I actually went one month without even playing! 21. Play something other than slots @ a casino Blackjack at the Blue Chip Casino - 6/20 22. Try 10 foods I've never had or swear I hate (10/10)...Hawaiian Pizza, Tofu, Duck in Curry Sauce, Sloppy Joe, Taro Chips, Feta Cheese, Fried Green Tomato, Tandoori Chicken, Refried Beans, Sauerkraut 23. Go rock climbing 24. Attend a wine festival/winery 25. Go one month without a soda 26. Go camping at least once a year with out of town friends (0/3) 27. Read 5 biographies/autobiographies (3/5) 28. Leave a $20 tip on a meal under $20 29. Build a gingerbread house 30. Collect a quarter from every state (50/50) 31. Create a recipe book 32. Find 10 reasons why I like living in KY... (10/10) a. Boating on KY Lake b. Friends we make here never leave here c. Absolutely no traffic...ever d. BBQ Festivals e. Slow paced way of life f. Our new house!! g. No lines or taking numbers at the "DMV" h. Yearly car inspections are not required i. Sunsets from the front porch j. The people are (for the most part) soooo friendly 33. Learn to properly swing a golf club so I can actually hit the ball 34. Visit two different states to see friends...VA doesn't count (1/2)...Leslie in Indy (10/31/09) 35. Bowl a score over 150...and not in Wii Bowling 7/3 - 161!! 36. Buy flowers and send them to someone just to brighten their day 37. Pay for the person behind me in the drive-thru 38. Inspire another person to come up with 101 things Thanks Dawn!! AND Heather!! AND Emily!! AND Leslie! 39. Give up at least two reality shows I'm addicted to (2/2)...The Bachelor/ette and So You Think You Can Dance 40. Do not curse for an entire week 41. Visit the resting places of my grandparents 42. Go on a tropical vacation with Howard 43. Donate blood 44. Update my blog at least once a week for 2 months 45. Bake a batch of cookies and bring them to work for the guys 46. Participate in a fantasy football league each year (2/3) 47. Clean out my closet and donate to Good Will 48. Drink 6 glasses of water a day for a month 49. Play miniature golf 50. Speak to my mom on the phone/or in person at least once a week (95/143) 51. Spend one whole day lounging on the couch watching girly movies alone 52. See my nieces AT LEAST once a year (1/3) 53. Buy a plant and keep it alive for 2 months 54. Find a new favorite author - any recommendations? Dang Twilight series... 55. Find a reputable nail salon in KY and get a pedicure twice a year (3/6) 56. Floss everyday for one month 57. Go tubing 58. Go one week without text messaging 59. Ride a mechanical bull 60. Get weight down to something I feel comfortable with 61. Visit the casino in Tunica, MS 62. Get a massage once a year (1/3) - 6/3/09 63. Eat vegetarian for one week 64. Bring my lunch to work for 2 weeks straight 65. Find one piece of jewelry I will enjoy wearing as much as the necklace I have...and wear it 66. Invent my own cocktail Raspberry Stoli, Pineapple Juice and Orange Juice...Yumm! 67. Get up really early on a Saturday and go yardsaling 68. Switch to diet coke instead of regular 69. Attend a baseball game in this area (professional) 70. Attend a hockey game in this area (professional) 71. Attend a basketball game in this area (college or professional) 72. Attend one random sporting event WPBA Great Lakes Classic - 6/19-6/22 73. Help somone achieve a task on their 101 in 1001 list...by creating this list, I helped Jayme :) 74. Go one week without signing into Facebook 75. Make Eggs Benedict for Howard 76. Decorate a Christmas tree 77. Test drive a car I cannot afford 78. Make a snow angel 79. Take multi-vitamins everyday for a month or until the bottle is empty 80. Make the soundtrack to my life 81. Send 20 birthday cards (20/20) 82. Build a campfire without any help from Howard 83. Bait my own fishing hook with a worm and take the fish off myself 84. Fly a kite 85. Send Christmas cards out each year (2/3) 86. Donate 10,000 grains of rice throughFree Rice (10,230/10,000) 87. Enter 10 contests (10/10) 88. Play BINGO 89. Brew my own beer 90. Make my own wine 91. Go to 2 movies in the theatre (1/2)...A Christmas Carol 3D (11/17/09) 92. Go to a comedy club or see a stand-up comedian 93. Frame and hang a picture I take of something other than people 94. Hit a pinata 95. Finish the puzzle that has been sitting on our table for months...and the one we just got 96. Visit 5 state parks (0/5) 97. Buy new glasses and wear them for one full week 98. Remember to actually mark things off and update this... 99. Put $5 dollars in savings for every task completed 100. For every task not complete after the 1001 days I must donate $5 to my choice of a charity 101. CELEBRATE!
Disclaimer: This blog is not intended to negatively portray the state of KY or offend those who live in this glorious state. It is only intended to share my real-life experiences with my friends and family. I have met some fabulous people while living in KY. Unfortunately (or fortunately), those people don't have humerous stories associated with them and therefore aren't worth writing about. If you don't like what you are reading, please go elsewhere.