24 January 2020

26 Things I tried to do before turning 26

Every year, I put out a list of x number of things I want to achieve / complete before my next birthday.
This last year, I travelled to Australia to see the love of my life, I made a ridiculous dessert that took far too long,
I got a great job, I tried new things, I skipped out on list items (again), but ultimately, it's a testament that getting old doesn't have to be boring.


26 things to do before turning 26


  1. VISIT AUSTRALIA
    1. July 6 - july 25. I am SO in love. It’s ridiculous. A green, hilly, beautiful love
  2. AD 5 PROJECTS
    1. There’s no word for us  -- march 10-12
      1. But this is going to a festival, so that’s nice
    2. I got a big girl job at techstyle, and sort of ad’d a few smaller productions. I guess my goal was different than what i inteded it to be. But i have health insurance! Which was the kicker before turning 26.
  3. SEND SHORT STORY BOOK OUT FOR PUBLISHING
    1. Sent it to many a friends, got feedback that i’m bringing into the new year
  4. MAKE A LONGBOARD
    1. Bought one instead - a beautiful wooden Sanford Shapes board
  5. GO FISHING
  6. PAINT ON CANVAS (OR LARGE PIECE)
    1. May 11 - Painted a naked man, really loved a bigger piece. Lots of color, van gogh style
  7. FINISH ITALIAN DUOLINGO
    1. I AM SO CLOSE. 6 LESSONS BEFORE I FINISH. 595 days of duolingo in a row
  8. MULTI PITCH
    1. Climbed tick rock, pacific palisades 5.6.19
      1. Not a multipitch, sort of gave up climbing
  9. SCUBA DIVE
  10. CERAMICS
  11. HIKE PART OF THE PCT
    1. 11/21 hiked a little & miles of snow with billy and Eddie in angeles 
  12. SLACKLINE
    1. Sept 1. Ok wow this is difficult. So far, after workng on it for maybe an hour, i have two steps down. Will report back. 
  13. GO TO MEXICO -- ROSARITO + PORTA NUOVA ARE OPTIONS
    1. 1/20/20 Went to Mexico! Stayed in ensenada, went swimming and had so many fish tacos. Emma was my partner in crime, Billy and Eddie translated and navigated. Absolutely in love
  14. ROLL DOWN A HILL
    1. Rolled down a nice lil hill on a paddock that we sort of jumped the fence on our way to the beach in caracalinga <3 10th="" ish="" july="" span="">
  15. PLANT SOMETHING
    1. Planted sage…
      1. July… it died
      2. Sept - bought a new one! And 2 house plants!
  16. SLAM POETRY / READ WRITING TO STRANGERS
  17. GET IN A MAGAZINE / PRINT
  18. CHOP FIREWOOD
    1. Sugarloaf! Not good at chopping wood. Mar 30
  19. MILK A COW (OR OTHER ANIMAL)
  20. DIRECT A SHORT FILM
  21. MAKE A DOCUMENTARY OR PODCAST
    1. Sept 1. Made a documentary out of the footage from italy. Here’s a link 
  22. VOLUNTEER
  23. HOT SPRING
    1. Mystic hot springs - May 24, utah
  24. TRY KRAV MAGA
  25. MAKE A CROQUEMBOUCHE
    1. Aug 31. Girl. wow. This took FOREVER. Six hours. Learned a lot in the process. The puffs were not hard to produce, i piped for the first time, and made a BOMB vanilla and chocolate filling with actual vanilla beans! Tasted great, would work marvellously as the filling for a creme brulee, maybe that’ll be next? Assembly was muy difficile, and i need to work on my caramel (hard as a rock) but overall pretty happy with how it turned ui. 

  26. FORGIVE YOURSELF 
    1. Had a dream in which life moved on and that felt nice. 
    2. I told emma. In melbourne. And that helped a lot.


BOOKS
Jan 17. Devotion by patti Smith 
Feb 14. To shake the sleeping self by jedidiah Jenkins 
May 22. Brave new world 
Oct 25. The Last Question by Isaac Asimov © 1956
Oct 27. Lolita 
Dec 1. The old man and the sea 
Dec 16. The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli
Jan 23. Into The Wild by Jon Krakaeur

FILMS
Jan 10. Call me by your name (2017) dir. Luca Guadagnino third time why not 


Jan 11. Oceans 8 (2018) dir. Gary Ross entertaining 


Jan 11. Skate kitchen (2018) dir. Crystal Moselle loved it


Jan 17. Beautiful boy (2018) dir. Felix Van Groeningen Wall to Wall music but loved the cinematography for half of it and the bukowski poem in the credits


Jan 18.UNtethERED (2015) (short) dir. Levi Allen


Jan 21. Roma (2018) dir. Alfonso Couran


Jan 28. Free Solo (2018 documentary) dir. Chia V. and Jimmy Chin


Jan 29. Climbing the Nose (short)  La Sportiva  


Feb 2. On the Basis of Sex (2018)  documentary was better 


Feb 13. Bird box (2019) watched alone car camping and freaked me out a bit. Entertaining if not predictable 


Feb  Free Solo (2019) with jimmy Chin -- Met him!! 


Feb 24. Flower (2017) fricken stupid. Weird relationships, not interesting visually, poor supporting characters.


Feb 27. The Cinderella Story (2004)


Mar 13. It’s Complicated (2009)


Mar 21. Minding the Gap (2018) documentary


Mar 31. Zoe (2018) 


Apr 30. Someone great (2018)


April 10. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)


Apr 15. Mama Mia: Here we go again (2018)


April 30. Someone Great (2018) - omg so good! Great music!! 


May 2. Unicorn Store (2017) Dir. Brie Larson


May 2. Avengers: Infitnity War (2018) Dir. Anthony Russo


May 3. Ant Man (2015) - funny but not executed as comedically as it could have been


May 5. Ant man and the wasp (2018)


May 7. Interstellar (2014) 


May 13 Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)


May 14. Ciudad herida”/“Ruptured City” by Santiago Arau Pontones and Diego Rabasa, chronicling the 2017 central Mexico earthquake; “Niños en la narcozona”/“Children of the Narco Zone” by Everardo González, following a school teacher and a former gang member; and “Unsilenced” by Betzabé García, on an activist murdered on-air while hosting his radio show.


May 18. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 


May 18. Cinderella Story


May 24.  Ascending Afghanistan (doc) - wow life is so good in america. My life could have been completely differeng


May 24. Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements (doc) so moving. 


May 25. 17 blocks (doc)


May 25. Venture out shorts:
Can’t ski vegas
Children of the columbia
Dawa
Jàgrlama
Treeline


May 25. Ice & Palms (short doc) so fricken great. Hardcore climbers / bikers/ skiiers


May 25. Surface (underwater photog)


May 26. Into the Canyon (2019 Doc) Dir. Pete McBride


May 26. A Grand Journey (2018 Doc) Dir. Amon Barker


May 26. Adrenaline Shorts
All in: Alaska Heli Skiing
BMX riding Dubai’s Most Famous Landmarks | with Kriss Kyle
Cowboy
Danny Daycare
The Explorers: Casey Brown
GoPro: Roberta Mancino’s Wingsuit Flight Over an Active Volcano
Mission Dolomites
Rough AF 3
Shane McConkey Rules - Compilation
Slaydies
Soft
The Splits
Tenaya Creek Kayak Run
Water II

June 1. A Star is born (2018) 


June 3. Queen Maud Land (2018, Short) Dir. Taylor Keating, Cedar Wright


June 3. Always Be My Maybe (2019) Written by Ali Wong, Dir. Nahnatcha Khan


June 9. Booksmart (2019) Dir. Olivia Wilde


June 14. The Greatest Showman (2017) Dir. Michael Gracey


June 16. The Hate U Give (2018) Dir. George Tillman Jr.


June 21. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018) Dir. David Slade, Written by Charlie Brooker


July 5. Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse (2018)  Dir. Peter Ramsey


July 24. Five Feet Apart (2019) Dir.  Justin Baldoni


July 24. Captain Fantastic (2016) Dir. Matt Ross


July 24. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Dir. Bryan Singer


July 24. Love, Simon (2018) Dir. Greg Berlanti


July 27. Swiped (2018) Dir. Ann Deborah Fishman LOL so bad


July 31. Avengers: Endgame (2019) Dir. Russo Brothers


Aug 2. The Kissing Booth (2018) Dir. Vince Marcello


Aug 11. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Dir. Edgar Wright


Aug 25 Black Swan (2010) Dir. Darren Aronofsky


Sept 1. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) WRITTEN BY SHAY HATTEN OH YEAH


Sept 15. Veronica Mars (2014) Dir. Rob Thomas


Sept 25. Late Night (2019) Dir. Nisha Ganatra


Sept 30. I watched a movie i just don’t remember what it was


Oct 3. Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Prod. Funny or Die


Oct. 9. Sleeping With Other People (2015) Dir. Leslye Headland


Oct 13. Night Moves (2013) Dir. Kelly Reichardt


Oct. 27. Obvious Child (2014) Dir. Gillian Robespierre


Nov 6 Akuna Hikes (2018) Prod. Stept


Nov 6. Searching for Santa: Finnish Christmas (2016) Dir. Billy Ward


Nov 6. Her Winds: Surf Reports from Hurricain Maria (2019) Dir. Billy Ward
Nov 7. Under An Arctic Sky
Nov 9. Jojo rabbit (2019) Dir. Taika Waititi
Nov 16. Parasite (2019) Dir. Bong Joon-Ho
Nov 16. Plus One (2019) Dir. Jeff Chan


Nov 27. Coralline (2009)
Nov 28. Coco (2017)
Nov 30. Hustlers (2019) Lorene Scafaria


Dec 27.  Moana (2016)


Dec 28. Bombshell (2019) Dir. Jay Roach


Dec  29. Walked out of “Uncut Gems” (2019) Dir. Josh Safdie I literally hated this movie, but it achieved its goal of giving a panic attack


Dec 29. Frances Ha (2012) Dir. Noah Baumbach


Jan 11.  Booksmart (2019) Dir. Olivia Wilde


Jan 12. Marriage Story (2019) Dir. Noah Baumbach


Jan 12. 1917 (2019) - Dir. Sam Mendes, DoP Richard Deakens. A cinematic masterpiece. 


Jan 22. Surf’s up (2007)




TV
Jan 12- 17  Brooklyn Nine Nine season 5 e 1-10 (ep 10 hit close to home, coming out as bi)


Jan 29. You 1-4


Jan 30. You 5-6


Jan 31 You 7-10 


Feb 6 Brooklyn 99 (5 18-22)


Feb 10 Brooklyn 99


Feb 16 The West Wing (3. 15 - 3.16)


Feb 17. The umbrella academy (1)


Feb 18 The umbrella academy (1 e2)


Feb 28 brooklyn 99


Mar 1 brooklyn 99


Mar 2 killing eve - 1.1-1.4


Mar 6 killing eve 5-8


Mar 13 Brooklyn 99


Mar 13 fleabag (1)


Mar 14 fleabag (1.2)


Mar 15 fleabag (1.3-1.4)


March 17 fleabag (1.5-1.6)


March 22. Brooklyn 99 (1)


Mar 23. Crashing (uk) 1.1-1.6)


April 5. Sabrina (2.1-2.2)


April 6. Chilling adventures of sabrina  2.3


Killing eve 


Brooklyn 99 


April 7. Chilling aventures of sabrina 2.4


Apr 7. Chilling adventures of sabrina 2.5


Apr 8. Killing Eve (2.1)


Apr 11. Brooklyn 99 (6.12)


Apr 14. Killing Eve (2.2)


Apr 15. Chilling adventures of Sabrina 2.6


Apr 16 Chilling adventures of Sabrina 2.7-2.9


Apr 18 Brooklyn 99 (6.13)


Apr 21. Killing Eve (2.3)


Apr. 23. Huge in France: Season 1, ep 1


Apr. 25 Brooklyn 99 (6.14)


Apr 29. Killing Eve (2.4)


Apr 30. Street Food: Volume 1: Asia: Bangkok, Thailand


May 3. Brooklyn 99 (6.15)


May 4. Handmaids tale 1.1


May 5. Brooklyn 99


May 5 killing eve (2.5)


May 7. Barry (1.1)  - great show!!!! 


May 8. Barry (1.2 - 1.4)


May 9. Barry (1.4 - 1.8) OMG


May 9. Brooklyn 99


May 10. Barry (2.1 - 2.2)


May 13. Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes: Limited Series: Handsome Devil


May 13. Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes: Limited Series: One of us


May 16. Dead to me: Season 1: Pilot


May 16: Dead to me: Season 1: Maybe I’m Crazy


May 19. Brooklyn 99 (6.⅚.6)


May 21 fleabag s2e1


May 22. Fleabag s2, e 2-6


June 9: Black Mirror: Season 5: Striking Vipers


June 9: Black Mirror: Season 5: Smithereens


June 9: Black Mirror: Season 3: Nosedive


June 9. Big little lies S2 E1


June 10: Black Mirror: Season 5: Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too


June 11: The Chef Show: Season 1 V1: Gwyneth Paltrow / Bill Burr


June 11: The Chef Show: Season 1 V1: Avengers Atlanta


June 16. Big Little Lies S 2 E 2


June 16 euphoria S1 E1


June - July : all of euphoria, all of big little lies S2


June 19. The Society: Season 1: What Happened


June 22:  The Chef Show: Season 1 V1: Chef Film Recipes
June 26. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 6: Desserts Week


June 27. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 6: Spice Week


June 27. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 6: Biscuits Week


June 27. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 6: Cake Week


June 27. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 6: Bread Week


June 28. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 4: Bread


June 28. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 6: Pastry Week


June 28. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 6: Vegan Week


June 29. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 6: Danish Week


June 29. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 6: Patisserie Week


June 29. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman: Season 2: Kanye West


July 1. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 6: Final


July 1. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 4: Pastry


July 2. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 5: Cake Week


July 2. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 5: Biscuit Week


July 24. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 4: Desserts


July 25. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 5: Caramel Week


July 27. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 5: Pudding Week


July 27. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 5: Pastry Week


July 27. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 5: Italian Week


July 28. Stranger Things 3: Chapter one: Suzie, Do you Copy?


July 28. Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee: Kate McKinnon: A Brain In A Jar


July 28. Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee: Alec Baldwin: Gyrating, Naked Twister


July 28. Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee: Jerry Lewis: Heere’s Jerry


July 29.. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 5: Forgotten Bakes Week


July 29.. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 5: Patisserie Week


July 29.. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 5: The Final of GBBS 2017


July 29.. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 4: Cake


July 29. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 4: Biscuits


Aug 1. Stranger Things 3: Chapter two: The Mall Rats


Aug 7. Stranger Things 3: Chapter three: The Case of the Missing Lifeguard


Aug 7. Stranger Things 3: Chapter four: The Sauna Test


Aug 7. Stranger Things 3: Chapter five:The Flayed


Aug 7. Stranger Things 3: Chapter six: E Pluribus Unum


Aug 7. Stranger Things 3: Chapter seven: The Bite


Aug 7. Stranger Things 3: Chapter eight: The Battle of Starcourt


Aug 16. Handmaids tale ep 8


Aug 30. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 7: Cake Week


Sept 1. The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 1: THe Great Christmas Baking Show


Sept 1. The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 1: THe Great Festive Baking Show


Sept 2. The Good Place: Season 1: ep1


Sept 2. The Good Place: Season 1: ep2


Sept 2. The Good Place: Season 1: ep 3


Sept 2. The Good Place: Season 1: ep 4


Sept 3. The Good Place: S1 E5


Sept 3. The Good Place: S1 E6


Sept 3. The Good Place: S1 E7


Sept 3. The Good Place: S1 E8


Sept 3. The Good Place: S1 E9


Sept 3. The Good Place: S1 E10


Sept 3. The Good Place: S1 E11


Sept 3. The Good Place: S1 E12


Sept 3. The Good Place: S2 Ep 1


Sept 4. The Good Place: S2 Ep 2


Sept 4. The Good Place: S2 Ep 3


Sept 4. The Good Place: S2 Ep 4


Sept 4. The Good Place: S2 Ep 5


Sept 5. The Good Place: S2 E6


Sept 5. The Good Place: S2 E7


Sept 5. The Good Place: S2 E8


Sept 5. The Good Place: S2 E9


Sept 6: The Good Place: S2 E 10 - 24


Sept 6. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 7: Biscuits Week


Sept 7-30  literally all of veronica mars (including the movie)


Oct 6. The Politician: S1 E 1


Oct 6. The Politician: S1 E 2


Oct 7. The Politician: S1 E 3


Oct 7. The Politician: S1 E 4


Oct 7. The Politician: S1 E 5


Oct 7. The Politician: S1 E 6


Oct 7. The Politician: S1 E 7


Oct 7. The Politician: S1 E 8


Oct 20. Mixed ish 1.1-5


Oct 22: Modern Love S1 Ep 1 - 6


Oct 25. Good place 


Nov 18. Gossip Girl: S1 E 1
Nov 29 - Dec 3 Gossip girl S1 E 2 - 18
Dec 5 - Dec 22: Gossip Girl Season 2: ep 1 - 25


Dec 23: Gossip Girl S3: Ep 1-5


Dec 26 - 27: You Season 2 (all)


Dec 27. Gossip Girl: Season 3: Ep 6-13


Dec 29. Gossip Girl: Season 3: Ep 14 - 17


Jan 1. Rotten: Season 2: The Avocado War


Jan 2. Gossip Girl: Season 3: Ep 18


Jan 4: Gossip Girl: Season 3: Ep 19


Jan 9: Gossip Girl: Season 3: Ep 20
Jan 11. The Good Place


LIVE
Jan 19, lo Fang, plant room. angelic


Feb 1. El ten eleven, the southern, Charlottesville va. Holy shit. Best show I’ve ever seen, no joke. The fam next
To me danced arms flailing. The band was no bull shit, ecstatic. Orgasmic. Unreal. Wow. Nirvana. 


Mar 14. Better oblivion community center, teregram ballroom. Other than the weird deja vu of realiIng the last time I came here was on the first date with Marcos, the show was great. They sang lua and Scott street together, easy lucky free. I might prefer concerts on my own, but it was good hanging with the sad bois. 


May 8. Lady Lamb with alex schaaf and someone else. The Lodgeroom, highland park with lisee. Woweeee she’s so talented! She came out to the audience and her arms are so strong


May 10. Camp cope and an horse at the bootleg theatre, os angeles, with sara rose. Holy fuck. I’ve sang my heart out to every song and felt some release and idk they’re just so cooool


Aug 9. Better oblivion community center, the wiltern. Again, concerts are better on my own. Whythefuck did K look SO GOOD? Weird with sara not being there. Same concert as before, but i definitely felt out of place


October 17 - John Cregan, old town pub, pasadena


Oct 21 - half•alive - Fonda theatre. So cool. Great experience and absolutely entertaining with choreography and light 


Nov 6. The drums, soho restaurant and music, santa barbara. Crazy mosh pit, not that great


Dec 8. Emily laliliotis - rosebud coffee. Sara’s friend. A literal angel who needs to be in the map