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April 1st – Two Things I’ve never done…

I am sticking to my promise to do something new everyday in April – as long as I remember to do it!  I almost forgot to do something yesterday, but then realized I had inadvertently done two things I’d never done before!

1.  Record Breaking Day at CST Atlanta

Some of you may know that I run a tour operation of Downtown Atlanta – City Segway Tours Atlanta.  We had a spectacular day yesterday in which we got 115 riders up on Segways in one day! Our previous record was 66 (which we had only hit the day before!)

It was a bit of finagling to break that 100 mark – we only have 30 machines, and factoring in for the guides, the most we could realistically do on traditional tours would be 81 in one day.  We had 102 kids visiting from Minnesota (near and dear to my heart!) so we set up special 1 1/2 hour tours that went back to back.  Then we also had 13 folks on regular tours, so there was a lot of Segway swapping, nail biting, and prayers that all 30 machines would make it through the  day without any dead batteries.  Well, I’m happy to say, it was a success!!

2.  April Foolin’

Every year I try to get my mom on April Fools Day.  Epic “gets” include convincing her I had accidentally flooded my freshman dorm, and one year when I called and told her I had been hit in the face with a hockey puck during an Atlanta Thrashers game.  She has gotten so sly to me, however, that she refuses to believe anything I tell her on April 1 (heaven forbid I actually get into a real scrape!).  I’ve tried getting her a few days later, but she’s on to me.

With the craziness of yesterday – I completely forgot to try something (much to her relief, I’m sure).  I guess that just means I’ll have to come up with something extra special next year!

Now to come up with something I’ve never done before by the end of the day…  🙂

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Everyday in April I Will…

… do something new!

My goal for April is to do something new or fun everyday of the week.

Suggestions?  Can be something as simple as trying a new food or brushing my teeth with my non-dominant hand, or as wild as skydiving (check – April 28 with Brian David Rudd!!)

I’d love your help on this (cheap stuff, especially!)

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Can The Bert Show Help? Let’s Hope So!

This morning on my drive to work I heard Q100’s The Bert Show promoting their desire to help with folk’s “Bucket Lists”. Woot! So, I submitted my Big Adventure List to them, seeking their help on the following:

  • Go to Space Camp
  • Explore the Grand Canyon
  • Be in a film or TV show (even as an extra)
  • Ride a mechanical bull

Fingers crossed they pick me!!

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Speaking In Tongues

I figure the “Learn a New Language” thing may take a while, so I should get started on that one…  now which version of Rosetta Stone should I buy?

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1 Year and 1 Day To Go!

We all have “Bucket Lists” of things we want to do before we die.  Many times they are filled with crazy, fantastic ideas like “Win the Lottery” or “Visit Every Country In The World”.

Well, with the supposed end of the world coming on December 21, 2012, I got to thinking, “What are some conceivable things that I can accomplish in a year that will be fun and fulfilling – just in case the Mayans get it right?”  Thus was born – Kristie’s Big Adventure!

Over the next year and 1 day I am going to try to check off as many things off the following list as possible:

  • Start a blog (oooh!  First check mark!)
  • See “A Prairie Home Companion” in the Fitzgerald Theater
  • Go on a road trip with friends
  • Go rock climbing
  • Hike part of the Appalachian Trail and camp out
  • Go to Space Camp
  • Explore the Grand Canyon
  • Go Skydiving
  • Go an entire day without using technology
  • Go Zip-lining
  • Be in a film or TV show (even as an extra)
  • Learn another language
  • Ride a mechanical bull

This is, of course, a list in progress – I am open to adding to it!  Also, I get the feeling that a few of these can be combined.

So that’s my goal.  And come December 21, 2012, if I can’t manage to get a ride with John Cusack, then at least I’ll die having had a blast over the last 528,480 minutes!

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