Time for some thrilling heroics (the real post this time)

Ok.  So a few days ago, I started typing up my list of adventures and ideas for the coming year.  But I wanted to give myself some time and consideration before posting it (as well as organize it and such).  But when I wanted to hit  the “save” button, I apparently hit the “publish” one.  So the list I posted before was incomplete and all that jazz.  Here is what I meant to say:

(Oh, PS before I post my ideas, I am keeping my own 52 adventures blog.  When I blog, I get kind of long winded and crazy with it.  So to spare some people who may not know me or want to read the unabridged versions of my exploits, my blog is http://bertons52.wordpress.com/  I will be posting short versions of my adventures with a link to the longer version here on this website when they happen though)



  • 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)

Crazy or Relaxing

  • Look fear in the face and win (ride a horse)
  • Get a tattoo (popular choice it seems)
  • 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
  • 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 la ive dog or horse race
  • Attend a film festival
  • Get all snazzed up and go to a balet, 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

So far my ist is at thirty-five adventures.  And if the math skills I teach my preschool students is correct, that leaves me with seventeen adventures left to come up with.  I will probably swipe some of this stellar community’s awesome ideas as they appear, but also, please feel free to suggest some more or invite me on your own!

Oh, and Hula, a Boston adventure sounds GREAT!  But I challenge you to come to a Minnesota adventure with me (or maybe we can meet up in Chicago for one?)  Your Minnesota adventure should be to come to my wedding August 7th!  Here’s my deal (I already talked with Becky about it) if you do come, you can speak at it like you wanted to 🙂  I will call you later in the week to chat about it.