• Check and Check!

    Date: 2010.07.13 | Category: Life, Life List, Mark, Travel, Work | Tags:

    If there is one thing I love more than making a list, it’s crossing things off said list. And what good is a Life List if I can’t immediately start crossing things off?

    First Item Accomplished: Get paid to write a freelance article.
    I do graphic design for a local magazine called The Best of Times. I got inspired to write when I was down and out a few weeks ago and put together a piece on my experience in Hiroshima. I submitted it, not expecting much, but the editor wrote back that she loved the piece and would give me honest-to-goodness money for it. I squeaked! It was published this week.

    I made my mamma proud.

    You can view it online by clicking here.

    Second item accomplished: Eat a Round Rock Donut.
    Following our visit to Austin, I asked Mark to take a detour to Round Rock on our way out of town. The store closed at 2:00 p.m. At 1:55 p.m. we were running on fumes and I begged him not to stop at a gas station. And, wonder of wonders, we made it!

    Mark is a donut snob, outwardly rejecting Krispy Kreme filth and swearing that Southern Maid are the only acceptable form of donuts. So I was expecting a barrage of complaints when he tasted this little orange Texas donut.

    Donuts

    But, he claimed they tasted just like Southern Maid! Orange donuts FTW.

    Also, it doesn’t count unless you get a t-shirt. Which I did.

    Round Rock

    Now, onto the next item!