Adventure #1: The Non-Smoking, Work-Out Bandit

Hola!  sorry for starting in a week late, but my long-time pal and fellow adventurer (jscribe) told me about this awesome idea and after hearing about it, I decided to join in.  SOOO, here I am!!!  This is also my first venture into the blogging world.  I’m a bit nervous….EEEK!

Anyhoots, I have thought about the different adventures I would like to have this year.   This is my list thus far:

go to the movies by myself, cook a live lobster (yes, Julia Child style), cook a five course meal, run a 5k, sky-diving, sing karaoke, ice-skating, learn about a professional sport, try sushi, visit the museum of contemporary art,  take a salsa class, take a cooking class, go to a restaurant by myself, keep my phone bill below $90.00, be on-time, make a pizza, get my neighbor to have a conversation with me (I always say ‘hi’ and he just stares), approach someone at a bar (I’m painfully shy), learn how to make fancy drink (or two), stay at a bed and breakfast, play whirley-ball, pay it forward, wear a bow-tie …..

…I’m still thinking about the rest of them. 

For my first adventure, I quit smoking.  I smoked for the past 15 years.  It was a social thing at first, but then became a hardcore addiction.  Over the last several years, I would smoke a pack a day if not more on the weekends.  SO, on January 1st at about 2:00 a.m., I smoked my last cigarette.  it was extremely tough the first couple of days, but its been getting easier.  One day at a time, right?!  to make sure I did not pick up smoking again, I calculated the amount i spent monthly on cigarettes and signed a year-long contract with a trainer at my gym.  I’ve had about 5 sessions now, and I am feeling sore great!!! 

I am looking forward to 2010 and reading about all of your adventures and sharing mine. 

Best,

Roberto

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