Back on the Freelancing Wagon

Completed/completing: #30: Start freelancing A 23-year-old me styling a back-to-school fashion shoot — pretty much the only picture I have of me in action. My first real job out of college was unbelievable. I styled fashion shoots, reviewed beauty products, and covered award show celeb style. When I got laid off, I accepted a position... Continue Reading →


Enter a chili cook-off

I’m happy to announce the completion of #28: Enter a chili competition with or against Kris. Who: 9 Fierce Competitors What: Harris Pavilion Chili Cook-off Where: Harris Pavilion, Old Town Manassas When: September, 22, 2012 from 10-1. Judging at 1. Announcement of winners at 2. Categories: Best Chili With Beans, Best Chili Without Beans, Best... Continue Reading →

Eisenhower Executive Office Building

“Tours suspended indefinitely due to renovations,” said the lady on the other end of the phone line when I called the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Tour office on Monday. Boo. Hiss. Officially can’t complete #24: Visit the following places that I’ve never been: Executive Office Building in 2012. - Lyssa

Take Photography Class

#8: Take a photography class. Done-zo. I was browsing Groupon and found a half off deal for a photography workshop at the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts. I was so on that deal. I consider the workshop a success: I figured out why my photos were so grainy (because of high ISO setting),... Continue Reading →

Mow parents lawn

And now you can cross Goal #21 off my list. I finally went over to my parents’ house and cut their grass. Here’s a quick backdrop to this goal. I’ve always wanted to ride a riding lawnmower since I was a kid. My parents always had a push mower so I had to sweat like... Continue Reading →

Chili Test Run

This is my deck at the moment. I’m testing outdoor chili cooking on a propane camping grill (a grill which is 30 years old and I’ve never used, might I add). I’m testing today because the chili competition I want to enter is less than two weeks  away. Remember, one of my goals this year is... Continue Reading →

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