After yesterday’s post, it occurred to me that I still need to solidify 36×37 assignment #20…as well as 21-36. In fact, I haven’t really given the final 17 assignments much thought at all.
So. I started to brainstorm. Narrow down. Plot the course. Eventually, I came up with a fun list of the assignments I want to complete as we close out the year. Here’s a hint of what’s to come.
November: Stand on the State Line
Admit it—you’ve always wanted to do this! One foot in North Carolina, one foot in South. Right? No? (Furtive, self-conscious glance) Oh. Neither have I.
December: Cook Christmas Dinner – By Myself!
(Shhh. Don’t tell anyone in my family. They will not look forward to this.)
January: Visit the World’s Largest Rubber Band Ball
I’ve mentioned this before. I think our family trip to Disney is the perfect time to drive an extra eight hours round-trip to see something only the tiniest fraction of the world will get to experience in person: One giant, colorful mass of rubber greatness.
February: Teach a College Course
You must know, I have a completely irrational fear of public speaking. So when a good friend and college professor offered me the chance to mold the minds of her impressionable psychology students, I first thought, “This is a terrible idea!” And then, “When can I come?”
March: Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Well, wouldn’t you want to go? And since you’re probably not going, wouldn’t you want to read about it? Obviously, the answer is yes. Who can say no to a green river, dogs dressed as leprechauns, men in kilts, and Guinness in unlimited supply?
April: Super Secret Surprise
I have big plans in the works for #36. Big, big plans! And although I’m no good with surprises, I’m keeping this one under wraps because it’s just that good.
So there you have it.
Also… (And This is Important!)
Now that I’ve outlined 6 of the 17 remaining assignments, this feels like an excellent time to thank you for stopping by here every now and then. I love the company. And I wouldn’t change a thing about these past seven months of blogging—not just because it gives me an excuse to spend a few hours a day messin’ around with the English language—but even more so because it has introduced me to a fantastic community of funny, talented writers and kind, interesting, insightful readers. I’m grateful to have the chance to read, interact with and write for such a smart, fun group of people. Thank you so much.
So I owe all of you something. I’m not sure what. Chocolates? A round of martinis? My enthusiastic applause? I’m not sure. But whatever it is, you undoubtedly deserve it.
Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend!
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