|Bugs and a chaser: Not just for breakfast anymore.|
Here's a quick listing of my ventures since I started this project in May, along with a snapshot summary of what I learned from each:
(1) Taking Belly Dancing Lessons: Proved that I'm a lady, not a hussy, even though I will go to the grave unsexy and uncoordinated.
(2) Entering a Pizza-Eating Competition: Discovered Caper's Pizza is delicious, until you've stuffed down your sixth piece in ten minutes.
(3) Visiting an Adult Bookstore: Learned that bunnies, butterflies, elephants, beavers, and hummingbirds are NOT just characters in a Disney cartoon.
(4) Experiencing a Series of Diverse Churches and Temples: Realized that we are all different, yet we are all the same.
(5) Giving up Caffeine for a Week: Confirmed that caffeine is the only thing standing between an amiable me and the me that could go postal at the office.
(6) Auditioning for the TV Show "Survivor": Learned that, apparently, it takes TV producers an inordinate amount of time to decide their perfect contestant is a middle-aged, square-shaped woman. Still waiting, and waiting...
(7) Eating Insects: Discovered worms are not chewy, like their gummy candy counterparts, but crunchy, liked the dried-up ones on your driveway a couple days after it's rained.
(8) Enduring a Professional Photo Shoot: Proved any photo is vastly improved by a dog--the real kind.
(9) Being Hypnotized for Past-Life Regression: Determined that either this life is not my first, or I am a damn good fiction writer.
(10) Getting a Full-Leg and Brazilian Wax: Learned that if someone tells you that sitting up naked on all fours, while a salon technician studies your nether regions, is not the most humiliating thing you could ever experience--they are wrong.
(11) Tent-Camping Alone: Concluded that a Bic lighter and a marshmallow fork are not useful tools of defense when your only campground neighbors are the family from "Deliverance."
(12) Getting an Extreme Haircut: Confirmed that sometimes taking a slight yet still frightening step toward change can make you feel good about yourself.
(13) Crashing a Wedding Reception: Discovered that if one wants to stay inconspicuous and anonymous, it's probably best not to catch the bride's bouquet--or to be Facebook friends with the owner of the reception hall.
Do these make me brave or stupid? Which of these are you most--and least--tempted to try? What new challenges are on your not-so-much a bucket list?