Whenever I go out for my 30 days of 30 (or even talk about it), people tend to ask the same questions. Here, for your reading pleasure, are the answers:
Q: Do you have all the days filled up?
A: Almost . I don’t have anyone signed up for Sunday (today) and my Monday “date” backed out on me. But I’ve had plenty of days where I’m double-booked so I can always count those for any “missing” days. (And, yeah, if anyone wants to hang out tomorrow. I’m free.)
Q: What’s your favorite day so far?
A: There’s no way I could pick. It was kinda cool to go to an Illini game and sit so close. Janet’s day was special because of the thoughtfulness she put into it. And the most unusual thing for me was to go see a story teller*. But all the days have been fun. I’ve hung out with tons of people I don’t see on a regular basis and that’s cool.
Q: Are you getting sick of it? Are you tired of going out all the time?
A: Honestly, no. I’m having a ton of fun. It’s nice to have some time to myself, but it’s great to know there are actually this many people who want to hang out with me.
The downside is that I have been eating–and drinking– a lot! Plus, everyone wants me to pick the destinations and I’ve run out of ideas! I’ve definitely learned to slow down and pace myself, so it’s a little better. I’m hoping my 30 days doesn’t turn into Supersize Me.
Q: Are there any things you haven’t done? Any places you haven’t been?
A: A few. I haven’t been to 7 Saints, The Blind Pig, or Ko-Fusion.** I’m also dying to try out Jack’s Grill , a new Mediterranean take-out joint that looks really good. I haven’t been to a single movie and I haven’t seen any live bands, yet, either. I think I’ll get a chance to see a band on Friday, so that’s cool.
Q: What are you going to do when it’s all over?
A: Well, by that time I’ll be 30, so I guess I’ll apply for a membership in AARP, scope out the senior citizen’s discounts at area restaurants, and check to see if dentures are covered by my dental plan.
No, seriously… I’ll probably slow down a bit in February, but I already have some fun stuff planned, including the resurrection of Bunco!!
* Oh, and the entire ski/snowboarding weekend was awesome and different. I can’t believe I forgot that.
** And Guidos. I haven’t been there once, which is odd ‘cuz I used to spend a lot of time in that bar.