As I had a long weekend coming up, I decided to jot down some action items to tackle in order to advance on my list. Here are the results:
Having Fun (#33)
definitely accomplished this one by going to the Go Karts, where I took the slippery track for the first time and laughed with all of my lungs; also played in the arcade there. Watched a couple of movies, and surprisingly I liked both (not Oscar material but fun to watch): No Strings Attached and The Adjustment Bureau. Enjoyed the company of a few good friends; special thanks to Antonia for giving me my first gel manicure. Lastly, went to Karaoke Night at a local bar with a few friends. No, I didn’t sing, but I danced; plus during this outing I took care of my next item.
Crossing One Goal off My List
Fulfilled Item #37 by Having a Martini during Karaoke night. I am far from being a cocktail expert; tend to stick to Margaritas and Wines when it comes to alcoholic beverages. However, I’ve always been curious about Martini’s since characters such as James Bond make it look so glamorous, so I ordered one. Did not love it – too dry for my taste. Mine was garnished with a lemon wedge which was a surprise. I asked the waitress about the olive and she replied that they only put the olive in Dirty Martinis; and they also serve an Apple Martini. I had no clue. Sipped it very slowly; that was the only drink (other than water) I had all night.
Work on # 23 – Getting Organized
I was shooting for making some order out of the piles of paperwork resting on my desk table, and bookshelf, which I did not get to. However, I made some progress on de-cluttering, as well as tackling some neglected household chores. Not bad at all. Big shout out to Kiara for helping me with this; that’s true friendship I tell you 🙂
Knock out One Rhode Island spot from #24
Didn’t Get to this one.
Cook Something! (#14)
Mastering a few Signature Dishes is one of my goals into which I have put little effort. The truth is I hadn’t done some real cooking for almost 2 months. So this weekend I was supposed to master Moro de Habichuelas Rojas (Rice with Red Beans) and Bistec Encebollado (Steak with Onions). The bad news is that I do not have this one under my belt yet. The good news is that I did cook it and it was decent; I just want to fine tune my personal sazón on this dish a bit more.