25 for 25 | Month Five

I can’t believe we’re almost midway through 2013. Ridiculous–25 is just flashing before my eyes. I haven’t done much more since my last update, but I have made some big life changes.

I quit my job. I gave my notice and my last day will be Monday July 8. That’s because I’m moving to Boston on July 9! Now I just need a job out there…

1. Knit something.
2. Create a budget.
3. Go Paleo for a month.
4. Run 200 miles.
5. Complete a three-day juice cleanse.
6. Cook 25 meals.
7. Read Les Misérables.
8. Fly a kite.

9. Visit at least two new states.
10. Do a James Bible study.

11. Master a song on the guitar.

-I’m thinking that I may table this for a while. I can play Taylor Swift’s You Belong With Me, after all. I think I’m satisfied with that.

12. Read 12 new books.

A Praying Life Paul E. Miller
The Host Stephenie Meyer
The Memory of Running Ron McLarty
Sacred Marriage Gary Thomas
Who Do You Think You Are? Mark Driscoll

13. Make edible yogurt.

14. Complete a Photo-a-Day challenge for a month.
-Post about this coming soon.

15. Do an Acts Bible study.
-I started this last month but have been making very slow progress…

16. Use a sewing machine.
17. Master drawing Snow White.

18. Try 12 new restaurants in San Francisco.
-Almost done, which is good, since I’m leaving SF in less than three weeks:
1. Morning Due Cafe: in the Mission with Emma. They have a pretty big menu. And they make a great vanilla soy latte.
2. Beachside Coffee Bar & Kitchen: Outer Sunset with Franklin. It was an unsually nice day for the Outer Sunset, so you could actually SEE the beach, haha. Great coffee.
3. Manora Thai: Sarah and Tiff planned a late surprise birthday dinner for me in SOMA. I was very surprised and the food was great. 
4. Pacific Catch: Tiff, Noelle, Eric and I came and ate here. The food was not bad, but the company was best. I’d definitely go back, especially if it’s with this group.
5. Tikka Masala: Kaitlyn and I ate here at the end of March. It was a little place that was empty when we arrived, but the longer we sat and ate, the busier it got. I would come here again, though the Chicken Tikka Masala was spicier than I’m used to. 
6. Nopalito: Last week I met Lindsay here. I had never been before, though I had passed by it many times. It was very good and very filling, and their decaf coffee with agave is fantastic.7.Greenburger’s: Last night I met up with my old roommate, Lindsey. The burger was so good–very filling but it didn’t feel heavy. I had read that their milkshakes are really good so we ordered half size milkshakes. Lindsey got french vanilla and I got nutella pretzel (yes, nutella pretzel), and they WERE really good.
8. Lime Tree: I started out the month by grabbing dinner with Angelo. This is a little placed tucked away in the Inner Sunset. Pretty casual–nothing too grand–but I’d go back.
9. SAM’s Diner: Last Thursday Mom and I went and saw Mary Poppins the musical at the Orpheum. There aren’t very many food choices close to the theater, so we went to Sam’s Diner on Market, which actually turned out to be pretty good. 

10. A week ago Kaitlyn and I had dinner at Kingdom of Dumpling. A week earlier Courtney had told me how the restaurant next door to her apartment signs for her packages since she doesn’t report them to the health department. When we arrived, I realized that this was the restaurant. Feeling brave, we tried it anyway. My plate was dirty when it arrived, but the dumplings were good. That’s pretty much all that can be said about this place, but I’m glad we tried it.
11. Last night I went to Andalu with Bryan, Rachael, Irene, Jonathan, and Daniel. It was a great mini-reunion/good-bye dinner. Andalu serves tapas and really great sangria. I’ve been wanting to try it for a while now so I’m glad we got to go there.

19. Do a Philippians Bible study.
20. Bake a pie from scratch.
21. Visit three museums.

22. Organize my music library.
23. Organize my pictures.
24. Ride on a hot air balloon.
25. Catch up on Arrested Development.

Since I won’t have a job in Boston, I suspect that I’ll be able to cross off a few more things from my list come next month’s update. Here’s hoping I put my free time to good use.

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