Thursday, January 06, 2011

25 Things I Learned How to Do in 2010


In my ongoing effort to impress you with my skills, I picked up a few new ones last year. I now know how to:

  1. Find my way around Austin
  2. Use an espresso machine
  3. Drive a stick shift (almost… I need to practice a bit more)
  4. Prepare Texas queso
  5. Identify three new wines based on their smell, taste, and appearance (vermentino, picpoul blank, tannat)
  6. Fold an origami tree ornament
  7. Properly use the phrase "y'all" (including the plural and possessive forms)
  8. Cook with bison
  9. Put together an event
  10. Ferment my own kombucha
  11. Make a shower curtain out of deflated birthday balloons
  12. Register a new LLC
  13. Play the bass (ditto the stick shift)
  14. Make my own gourmet soap
  15. Texas Two Step to Motown music
  16. Polish silver
  17. Use Quickbooks
  18. Grow outdoor plants indoors
  19. Bake gluten-free muffins
  20. Make a cake stand out of mismatched plates and tea cups
  21. Turn a dowdy skirt into a few dowdy snoods
  22. Meditate
  23. Fit backline onto a tiny stage
  24. Say the word "sin" in French
  25. Ask for help

3 comments:

Michael O'Shea said...

Sounds like a productive year.

Do you have a link to a picture of number eleven? That sounds really impressive... never would have thought of that.

Lulu McAllister said...

Michael, I haven't taken a picture yet. But I will. It's a bit garish, actually! I'm glad I proved it could be done, but I think I'll be taking it down soon...

lis said...

#11 incredible!!

Sounds like a good year, all around.