Last summer, when I had like 26 readers, I gave you a preview of my 30 before 30 list and at least 14 of you seemed interested. Well, it’s been almost a year, so I figured I’d let you see how I was doing before my life ends (BEGINS! I’m kidding) in four months.
Checked off the list…
#1Go to Iceland and Swim in the Blue Lagoon
Oh, I went to Iceland all right, and let me tell you, that country hired a genius PR firm. Ever been to Portsmouth, NH? I’d say that’s more of a metropolis than Reykjavik, Iceland. It wasn’t that bad, once I got over the fact that Reykjavik was not a city, I had a pretty good time, and I was able to check the Blue Lagoon off my life list. As I suspected, the Blue Lagoon is a pretty cool place. Though, in retrospective I really wish the Icelandic women who told me I wasn’t allowed in the Blue Lagoon unless I showered nude in front of everyone, would have also told me the reason they were wearing a bathing cap. My hair resembled a bale of hay for the next 3 weeks.
#3 Buy a nice camera, learn how to use it and take some great pictures...
Well, I bought a nice camera, but I think other people took better pictures with it than I did. Thanks Tracy!
# 14 Pester my dad and make him go to San Diego
Paulie D. never wants to take time off of work but he really missed his family in California. Thanks to his three nagging daughters, lovely wife and one really cool nephew, he spent some fun in the sun with his family.
#22 Shop and Eat Paris
I’m not going to lie, I shopped pretty hard, ate some delightful meals and skipped a lot of museums – and guess what, I don’t regret one line I chose not to wait in.
I’ll check in a few months from now, but I’m not going to lie, I highly doubt I’m going to become semi fluent in Italian by then.