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 Back on the Freelancing Wagon


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 Enter a chili cook-off

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 Take Photography Class

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 Chili Test Run

Attend Green Bay Packers Shareholders Meeting

You can cross off Goal #7 (Green Bay Packers Shareholder Meeting) off my list. I was very fortunate to able to attend my first (of many) Green Bay Packers Shareholders meeting. The Packers really make you feel like family. I was surrounded by 16,000 people who were the nicest, most caring strangers I’ve ever met. … Continue reading Attend Green Bay Packers Shareholders Meeting