Each year we use the Idea Battle to choose the first 50 ideas that we can realistically accomplish. So this isn't so much a list of things we want to do, but a list of random goals that will teach us an appreciation for new things.
Notes & Photos
Dustin Katie Hughes
Note added to goal Answer the "50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind"
Turned out just okay... But, in fairness apple pie's like 10th place on my list of favorite pies, so just okay is about as good as it could have gone.
American Mariachi by the Arizona Theater Company in Tucson, AZ. Highly recommended!
Reid Park Zoo, Tucson, AZ
Grew these from seed and moved them outside and into some cool pots today. I'll check back in if we can get them to actually flower.
Arizona Renaissance Festival - Second time we've gone to a Ren Fair (once in AZ, once in Boston) and we've both decided that it's just not our thing.
Sent myself an email to read at the end of the year with a bunch of predictions for how 2019 is going to go. Excited to see how right/wrong I was.
Cookies and Cream Rice Krispie Treats. They turned out great.
Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time. Fun little co-op game that I think will have a lot of replay value around here!
Very interesting. And certainly not the ending you might expect!
Butterfly Garden at the Tucson Botanical Center.
Not sure if it qualifies as "professional" but it's as nice as we could possibly need since we only really take 1000s of photos of cacti.
Not only did we go, but I managed to win a round!
Memory jar = created. Now we just have to remember to use it throughout the year!
Here's a jar full of cash!
Throw a bag through the cornhole board to hit a car that pushes the ball down the string which sets off a chain of dominoes that hits a car pushing it down a path that sets off another chain of dominoes that hits a ball that rolls down another platform finally pushing play on my record play to fill my house with the sweet tunes of The Toasters.
Borrowed a telescope from a friend and checked out this Christmas' Full Cold Moon. Beautiful stuff.
We have a terrible history of growing vegetables but somehow, against all odds, these jalapenos made it!
Winterhaven, Tucson, AZ - 2018
If the definition of a successful cocktail party is champagne exploding everywhere then we knocked it right out of the park.
Excited to read this true crime book set in our new hometown.
We had a blast at the Scottsdale Polo Championships.
Charlie Parker's Yardbird at the Herberger Theater in Phoenix, AZ. Not our thing, really.
Here's one of two that we made today.
For our first pumpkin in a VERY long time, we're pretty happy with how it turned out.
University of Arizona vs. Colorado Buffaloes
I am TERRIBLE at it. From now on I'm sticking to kayaks.
A year or so ago we bought a picture of an Octopus in a bathtub with a picture of a blue fish on its wall from a guy at a market in Boston. When I saw this goal I thought I'd try my hand at a companion piece to that one. Not as cool as the one we bought, but I'm pretty happy with my first attempt at watercolors.
Introducing Lefty McBearFace
We made a drink called The Flux Capacitor and settled in for a weekend of nostalgia.
Rather than the normal picture I do for these sorts of things I figured I'd see the "Day without technology" thing to completion and depict the day via drawing rather than photograph. I may come back and ink the thing some day but this is about the maximum of my artistic ability, so I should probably just leave it alone!
IBT's in Tucson, AZ. Fun times.
Lesson for next time: You gotta roll the dough as thin as humanly possible!
Here's a photo us pretending to be in the movie. Because that's what happens when we get bored...
Super awesome goal. Made a pinhole camera out of an empty oatmeal container, turned our laundry room into a dark room and had a day of making homemade photo negatives. We still have a lot to learn about developing, but I could see this turning into a hobby!
That was a chore...
World premiere of All You Need is Fuzz at the Arizona International Film Festival.
Everclear at Pima County Fair - Tucson, AZ
40 days without fried food and I couldn't get back to eating it fast enough! I love everything fried, so that was tougher than expected.
They don't like it when you take photos mid-ballet, so you'll just have to take this photo as evidence that we were there!
I realized that I've never read a romance book before and figured this was my chance to fix that. I wish I would have just read "War and Peace" or "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" like everyone else who picks this goal probably does!