Start Date: February 17, 2009
End Date: November 15, 2011
#2. Shop at farmer’s market at least once a month for four months (4.1.09)
You might be wondering how I completed this so early in the season. Well, I joined the Harvest Astoria CSA. A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a way for the food buying public to create a relationship with a farm and to receive a weekly basket of produce. Starting in June, we will get fresh vegetables weekly from a farm Norwich Meadows Farm in upstate New York. The program lasts for 22 weeks and provides weekly fresh vegetables. I've also signed up for the biweekly fruit share so we can get fruits every other week. I'm super excited! This is even better than going to the farmer's market. I'll get locally grown foods on a weekly basis! To read more about CSA's or find one in your area visit the Local Harvest website.
#43. Read two books focused on historical events in USA (1/2)
#8. Bake bread (from 100% scratch) (4.1.09)
I baked a yummy loaf of Whole Wheat Beer Bread. The crust was a little too crunchy but the inside was soft and chewy. I borrowed the recipe from Happy Herbivore. This was a simple recipe that only required 5 ingredients and didn't require kneading or rising. I definitely want to keep baking bread and hopefully I can progress to something a little more complex!
#19. Get a promotion (3.23.09)
On March 23rd I was promoted from a clinical trials specialist to a call center coordinator. I'm still working with patients on the phone, but taking added responsibility for organizing the day to day operations. I'm super excited and looking forward to the new challenges!
I read "Under the Banner of Heaven." It was pretty fucked up. Most people I know have liked it but I personally felt it was a bit confusing and really didn't shed enough light on the differences between main stream Mormonism and Fundamentalist Mormons.
#59. See a Broadway musical (3.17.09)
On March 17th a coworker and I went to see August: Osage County on Broadway. She is part of a discount club and got us tickets for $33! What a steal! The play was awesome, but really depressing. Cancer, suicide, depression, alcohol/drug addiction, divorce, infidelity, you name it. I highly recommend it but not the best choice if you are looking for something with a happy ending.
#10. Drink 20 new types of beer (5 of 20)
3) Six Point ~ Sweet Action (Ale) - I tried this at Cafe Katja for our friends 30th birthday party. It was fresh at tasty. I would definitely try this one again. A-
4) Abita Amber - I tried this at Sam's birthday dinner at Delta Grill. It was pretty good but not a favorite. A little too rich for my taste buds. I give it a B-
5) Restoration Ale - Another Abita Brew from Sam's birthday dinner. This ale
was lighter than the Amber and had smooth and refreshing flavor. Plus, proceeds from restoration ale go to support the rebuilding of New Orleans after Katrina! A+
#84. Donate blood three times (0/3)