Ride a Roller Coaster

Completed: 34. Ride a Roller Coaster Since I was a little boy I've been terrified of roller coasters.  I hate fast speeds, I'm terrified of heights, and I don't like the feeling of almost dying. My dad likes to tell this story about how he and I attempted to ride The Rebel Yell when I was really … Continue reading Ride a Roller Coaster


Try Fish Tacos

Completed: 22. Try Fish Tacos Though I love both fish and tacos, the idea of fish tacos doesn't sound appealing to me. Never has. It's such a minor goal, but I've been wanting to try them for quite some time. One, icy, winter night, Lys and I decided to go out to eat with some friends. Why not … Continue reading Try Fish Tacos

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Go to a Sonic

Completed: 23. Go to a Sonic I like to think of myself as a fast food connoisseur. That's a little strange considering I'm a fitness freak, but what can I say, I love fast food. I've been to just about every fast food place, but hadn't yet been to a Sonic. We see Sonic commercials … Continue reading Go to a Sonic

Find Out Our Family Secrets

Completed: 11. Find Out Our Family Secrets I don't even know where to begin... I guess I'll start like this: every family has secrets. Secrets might not be the best word for it, but  work with me here. My initial plan when I came up with this goal was to make sure I knew everything … Continue reading Find Out Our Family Secrets

Watch Brian’s Song

Completed: 2. Watch Brian's Song Some might call this movie the original "bro-mance" or ultimate "man" movie.  And for that, I'm actually ashamed I hadn't watched this movie sooner. This based-on-a-true-story is about Chicago Bears players Gale Sayers (a black player) and Brian Piccolo (a white player).  The movie tells the story of their relationship … Continue reading Watch Brian’s Song

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Visit the Mormon Temple in DC

Completed: 5. Visit the Mormon Temple in DC *As you may or may not know, if you're not Mormon, you can't go into the building, hence why I could only visit the outside.* The temple is technically located in Kensington, Maryland, however it is named the Washington DC Temple. This is a must see. This … Continue reading Visit the Mormon Temple in DC

Visit the United States Air Force Memorial

Completed: 6. Visit the United States Air Force Memorial What an impressive structure.  When traveling to Washington D.C. you can't miss this memorial.  I decided last year I wanted to learn about the memorial and the history behind it.  I learned a lot from my visit.  At the memorial you'll find a tribute to fallen … Continue reading Visit the United States Air Force Memorial

Take a Painting Class

"Sippin and Painting" One of the goals Lyssa had for me was to take a painting course.  When Lyssa first told me about this I was scared to death.  I'm serious folks..scared to death.  I hate art.  I can not stand it.  It's probably because I don't understand it, but nonetheless, I hate it. Thank … Continue reading Take a Painting Class

Drink Alone in a Bar One Night

October 29th.  A man, a bar, and alcohol. If you've never experienced drinking alone in a bar, you should really consider it.  When I was younger, I saw a bunch of movies (which I'm sure you all did as well) that had people drinking alone at the bar.  I thought it was so cool.  Alcohol, … Continue reading Drink Alone in a Bar One Night

Some of my Failures for 2013

Goal #1.  Change the name of Stonewall Jackson.   To be fair, I didn't really fail this one.  I created a petition online to start this process but my parents talked me down from this.  They thought it could get me in trouble...blah blah blah. Goal #5. Be in a wrestling ring. My whole life … Continue reading Some of my Failures for 2013