Time for some thrilling heroics

Posted: December 28, 2009 in 2010, 2010 - 00 - Planning

So here, so far, is a list of my adventures.  It is around 36, which means I have 16 more.


  • Stop complaining about not finding good sushi in Minneapolis and make my own
  • Make a five-course dinner for a party of eight people
  • Give up soda to help me get into shape for my wedding
  • Be vegetarian for a week

Twin Cities and Minnesota

  • Go sail boating on Lake Calhoun
  • Go to Al’s Breakfast
  • Go to a non-football University of Minnesota sports event (probably going to be a wrestling duel)
  • Start a snowball fight with the kids at my local elementary school
  • Go dog-sledding up  in northern Minnesota
  • Take my lady for a night on the town that isn’t simply dinner and a movie
  • Eat a Jucy Lucy at Matt’s Bar (where they originated)
  • Do the Polar Bear Plunge at White Bear Lake

Crazy or Relaxing

  • Look fear in the face and win (ride a horse)
  • Get a tattoo
  • Learn to dance (other than ballroom, which I already can do)
  • Spend a day watching classic films
  • Fire a hand gun
  • Get hypnotized
  • Go to my bachelor party
  • Get married (this was a pre-planned one, not a random thought, just so you know)
  • Go to the National NCAA Wrestling Tournement in Omaha with my father and two brothers


  • Run a 5K
  • Climb a mountain
  • ….find a mountain to climb
  • Canoe a long stretch of river
  • Listening day (no talking)
  • Shut-it-off day (no electricity)
  • Get more involved with my friends lives and show them I care
  • Attend grad school (or apply for many more if I don’t get in)

Out and About

  • Go to a high school sporting events and cheer loudly
  • Go to live dog or horse race
  • Attend a film festival
  • Get all snazzed up and go to the ballet, opera, or some such event
  • Volunteer at a shelter
  • Go to a museum
  • Go to Six Flags
  • Attend a religious service of a religion not my own

In my eyes, my list so far is pretty varied and fun.  But please, let me know what you think of these ideas.  Also, feel free to invite yourself along on them.  Or tell me new ones I should do (whether solo or with you).

I am not sure what my first adventure will be, but my first PLANNED adventure is actually the Polar Bear Plunge at White Bear Lake.  Within the next few days, expect a post from me talking about it (quick diddy – the plunge is a charity event and I am hoping to raise money for it).

Until next time, be easy.

  1. Adam Cullen says:

    Hey buddy!

    They all sound amazing – you’ll knock ’em out in no time. Just wanted to give you a reccomendation for the river if I may be so bold.. check out doing a stretch of the Namekagon River in Northern Wisconsin. If you put in just south of Hayward and take out around Riverside Landing (or just before it widens out and goes into the St. Croix), I think you’d be totally fuzzed. I just made up that phrase, but you get what I mean.

    Hope you’re well and enjoying the holidays, old friend.


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