2012: Bring it On!

photo (5) And so begins the 2012 Bucket List. It’s ambitious, but hey, what’s life without a challenge?

(Note: I’ve replaced some names with first initials for personal privacy purposes for the time being!)


  • Go to Sweet Green
  • Go to Wisey’s
  • See National Holocaust Museum
  • Go to Eastern Market with S
  • Go into the city at least once per week
  • Run or bike the C&O Canal Road in D.C
  • Rent a bike via capital bike share
  • Attend a concert in D.C. or elsewhere
  • Host a fancy schmancy dinner party
  • Plan a brunch with friends
  • Remember to take vitamins more often
  • Keep track of finances via a spreadsheet
  • Call or skype family/friends at least once per week
  • Keep in touch with friends from home via Facebook inbox
  • Go to Disneyland with the Fab Four
  • Go on another insane 20 mile bike ride with Blake
  • Run a race or something of the sort
  • Find a way to do yoga at least once per week, either in 506 or at a studio!
  • Try meditation at the meditation center
  • Host the Inaugural Food Party with Family Swag
  • Plan to spend a New Years Eve with Family Swag sometime in the future
  • Dance like nobody’s watching (with H :) )


  • Get a job for the spring semester
  • Get a job over the summer
  • Apply to The Corp
  • Write for another blog or publication


  • Bake or cook something once per week...and blog about it!
  • Attend or organize a blogger meetup
  • Blog once or twice per week
  • Continuously update recipe index


  • To Philly to visit E
  • To Maine to visit H
  • To San Diego to visit S
  • Invite H/B/E to visit California
  • Go on a trip somewhere on the East Coast (perhaps New York?) with S
  • Plan a roadtrip with B+E and/or Family Swag
  • Go on a trip with Mom


  • Mindful when it comes to food
    • Eat when hungry. Stop when full.
    • Eat real food. Your body is only as good as the nutrients you put into it.
  • PUNCTUAL! Nobody likes a later tater.
  • Kind to your skin.
  • Willing to share
  • Present right now
  • Okay with taking a break from work



  • Belgian Liege Waffles
  • Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes
  • Protein Pancakes
  • Donuts
  • One of Nati’s recipes
  • Recipes from Claremont McKenna
  • Homemade seitan
  • Tempeh that doesn’t suck
  • A freakin’ amazing veggie burger
  • Homemade pasta
  • Bomb diggity whole wheat bread
  • A snazzy coffee drink that puts Starbucks to shame
  • The perfect choco chip cookie recipe
  • A vegetarian sandwich that ROCKS

Before Going Back to Georgetown

  • Trip to San Diego
  • Grab lunch with the cousins
  • Take a dip in the Pacific Ocean
  • Go on a hike!
  • Go to Disneyland
  • Get indian food with friends from home
  • Finish a Georgetown reflection I’ve been working on