Monday, January 28, 2013

New Things


I told you a few weeks ago about my New Year’s resolutions. One thing I forgot to add to that list is I’m trying to do one new thing a week. 

There’s a quote/saying/mantra out there that says you should do one thing a day that scares you. I've seen it all over the place, but specifically on my Lululemon bag. That was kind of my inspiration for this resolution.

I'm not doing anything particularly "scary", but I definitely want to try something new, however small, at least once a week this year.

So far this year, I've:

1. Made Spaghetti Squash


You can read all about that adventure here.

2. Tried Mochi

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If you've never heard of mochi, no worries. The first time I ever heard of it was at a fro-yo shop, where it was offered as a topping. Those are mini-marshmallow sized and a bit different than the ones pictured. 

Mochi is a Japanese treat made of pressed rice paste and some kind of filling. The flavor I had was Taro (pictured). The best description I can give you is if you think of a marshmallow stuffed with caramel and dusted with a very light coat of powdered sugar, you have an idea of the texture. The flavor is very much specific to itself, I don't really have anything to compare it with. It's not too sweet, but it's sweet enough to know that you're getting a treat.

Overall? Weird, but definitely yummy!

3. Played Kickball

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I had never played kickball up until 2 weeks ago. Ever. We didn't have the grade school playground tournaments where I grew up. Our school was completely obsessed with Tetherball. Now that was a great game!

Anywho, I'm playing in the same league I played sand volleyball in, with about half of the same team and a bunch of new people. Man, I love making new friends! So far, our record is the same as it was in volleyball. Last week we went up against the 3-time returning champion team and got demolished! Oh well, we got to see a great team in action and learned a ton of new strategy.

4. Watched Fight Club for the first time

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All of my male friends would nearly have a conniption any time I mentioned I had never seen this movie, so this past week, I remedied that.  If you've never seen it, it's pretty good, assuming you can get past a bunch of men punching each other for the "joy" of it. It's definitely a mess-with-your-mind movie, which I love (although I already knew the twist at the end...)

And this week, my new thing will be to go backstage to meet a band!



I won tickets from a radio station here in Houston to go see Eli Young Band at House of Blues this Thursday. On top of that, I won backstage passes to meet the band and entry into a bar-b-q the radio station is throwing for the band and whoever wins these passes.

I've never been backstage at a concert, much less sat down to dinner with a performing artist. I.AM.PUMPED! I'm taking the bestie, and it's going to be a fantastic time!

EYB is playing 2 shows this week at House of Blues here in Houston. If you're interested, you can find info for Thursday's show here or Friday's show here.

What new things have you done this year?

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