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  • jscribe 9:03 pm on January 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Adventure #2 The Bacon Dip 

    I knew from the start that one of my adventures this year would be cooking related – since I’ve moved back to Chicago and am living on my own, I don’t do much cooking any more. Also, my friends here are a little bit older and more “adult” than my old friends in DC and I’ve been desiring some competitive adult party skills such as bringing a dessert to a party, gifting a bottle of wine that cost more than $6.99, and most importantly, having something a little flashier than a bag of chips on the coffee table when I am hosting friends.

    So I wanted to make an appetizer, but I made this adventure a little more specific—I wanted an appetizer than included everyone’s favorite food: Bacon. Oh bacon, you delicious mistress. Bacon, you glorious food item even vegetarians dream about. Bacon, like a stripper inside a birthday cake, you just make every gathering so much more enjoyable.

    You can check out the actual recipe for my dip here, but I’ll just tell you that it included bacon, garlic and blue cheese, among other delights.

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    • heididino 9:29 pm on January 18, 2010 Permalink

      this adventurer thinks you should try sometihng vegetarian. or just make me a fancy dessert. i often use my vegetarinism to eat more desserts than i really should.

    • wip78 9:36 pm on January 18, 2010 Permalink

      It definitely warmed my heart. Bacon makes the world a better place 🙂

    • jscribe 3:42 pm on January 19, 2010 Permalink

      fine. I’ll learn a veggie dip. Can it still be complete with cheese and garlic, though??

    • teresa mcgarry 3:46 pm on January 19, 2010 Permalink

      hah! YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • heididino 9:29 pm on January 21, 2010 Permalink

      i’m good friends with cheese and garlic. probably 2 of my favorite spices-since i don’t really like things with flavor or condiments.

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  • lisametts 7:08 pm on January 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    I just started the 52 Adventures. My first adventure was to go with my nephew to Fernbank Museum in Georgia. Fernback Museum is a dinosaur museum. I enjoyed spending time with my nephew at this museum. He was very informative about dinosaurs. He was my tour guide.

    Emmett

     
    • Jane Showalter 2:44 pm on January 20, 2010 Permalink

      Aw, he’s precious! And dinosaur museums are the best kind of museums, as far as I’m concerned.

  • heididino 5:17 pm on January 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Adventure #2 Join a Gym 

    Ok so this adventure wasn’t on the original list. I was kind of scrambling for a good adventure this week and I decided that joining a gym was good enough. I have been a member of a gym before but it was either the YMCA or an old big beautiful ballroom that had been turned into a gym. The ballroom gym was great. It was cozy, quiet, sometimes a little private depending on the time you went. It left me spoiled for future gym experiences. On Sunday I became a member of Xsport which is nothing like the comforts of the ballroom gym.  I feel like these mega gyms are filled with d-bags that only want my money or want me to go tanning or sign up with a personal trainer and consume mass quantities of strange vitamins. I have a gym bias, its true. All my insecurities tend to surface at the gym. Why is everyone looking at me? Can they tell I don’t belong here because I can’t maneuver this weight contraption? Are all these beefy men going to pick me up and toss me back downstairs to the safety of a treadmill? The gym kind of messes with my brain but I like working out. Making the decision to give my hard earned money to an establishment such as this was definitely an adventure. Overcoming my gym insecurities will be an even bigger one.

     
    • jscribe 3:43 pm on January 19, 2010 Permalink

      I joined the gym on sunday too! the balleys on clark and diversey. Im scared of creepy dbag gym guys too, but you and i are going to be super hot AND gym experts before you know it! plus, the gym is a good place to meet that special someone…. 🙂

  • wip78 7:00 am on January 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Adventure #2: A date with myself 

    I went and saw “Invictus”  on Saturday all by myself.    I bought myself some popcorn and a bottle of water and settled  into my seat.  I felt a little awkward at first.  I finished half the bag of popcorn before the movie even started.  Once it did, I forgot I was solo.  I really had a great time.  I would definitely do it again!  Great date:)  Hope he calls…..

     
    • yearof52adventures 5:34 pm on January 18, 2010 Permalink

      That sounds like the BEST.DATE.EVER.
      I’m going to take myself on an adventure date soon. Thanks for posting!

    • jscribe 3:45 pm on January 19, 2010 Permalink

      Oh hells yes. you deserve a perfect date! I’m glad you enjoyed yourself and that you found out a little something about yourself, too. Now lets see Avatar together.

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