Monday, March 10, 2014

A Few Ways to Add a Little Adventure to Your Day

1. Try a new hair product you've never used before on a Monday morning, and watch as the results go from fairly decent to slightly disastrous during your commute. Look in the mirror when you arrive to work and accept that today is going to be… adventurous.

2. Try to make cookies at 9 o'clock at night with only three ingredients and without really reading the instructions. Also, to amp up the adventure, promise 'amazing' cookies to your husband for a snack knowing that he gave up his usually nightly snack of chips for Lent, so these cookies need to be good. (Note: they were a fail.)

3. Make a succulent terrarium on a random Tuesday night, all while completely forgoing your other responsibilities. To make it even more exciting, break out the potting soil, plants, fertilizer and rocks in the middle of the kitchen when you're supposed to be making dinner.

4. Construct your weekly meal plan around a recipe from a foreign country that you've never tried before and with some ingredients you don't know how to pronounce. Get halfway into making it and realize you've made enough to feed an army, all while wondering what it is you're really making. Feed it to your husband and watch how he embraces your 'adventure'. Then realize you have to eat this for four days in a row because you spent most of the food budget on this and were relying on it to be a home run.

5. See if you can make it all the way to work (22 miles) while your tank is on E. Cheer and pat yourself on the back when you roll into the parking lot safely.

6. Wear stilettos in a snow storm because you're sick of winter. SICK OF IT. Then, walk up a steep hill to a new client's office without falling or appearing unsteady.

7. Buy a pair of bright red skinny jeans.

8. Pluck your eyebrows in the dark.

9. Walk your dog on an icy sidewalk.

10. Sign up to volunteer at your local animal shelter and burst into tears in front of 30 strangers when they show you the room of dogs. Note that no one else is crying. Proceed to work with the cats, because even though you're allergic, they do not elicit such a strong emotional reaction.

In closing:

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." – Theodore Roosevelt

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." – Thomas Edison

Happy Monday



  1. Kristen, this post made me laugh out loud because I can imagine you telling these stories and because I can totally identify with most of those feelings! Love you and miss you!

    1. Haha, thanks for laughing with me Lorena! Love you and miss you tons!! :)

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    1. they give me a run for my money all the time!! :)

  3. oh kristen, i miss you being a part of my everyday life! i remember some of your 'adventures' while we lived together :) and love that you still have them over 10 years later ;) love you

    1. haha, i miss YOU being a part of MY every day life, too :) although i must say we still manage to have 'adventures' of epic proportions whenever we're together, which makes me happy. :) i love you too!


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