Saturday, August 9, 2008

#14--Try 50 New Restaurants

That's probably pushing it, but it sure will be fun trying!

1. Damon's Grill, somewhere in middle PA, August 10, 2008

2. Montezuma Mexican Restaurant, Gettysburg PA, August 10, 2008

3. Lost Dog Cafe, Ithaca NY, August 17, 2008

4. Mate Factor Cafe and Juice Bar, Ithaca NY, August 18, 2008

5. TGIF, Westlake OH, August 21, 2008

6. The Stone Oven, Cleveland OH, August 22, 2008

7. Champps, Westlake OH, August 22, 2008

8. The Blue Planet, Cleveland OH, August 23, 2008

9. Key West Cafe, Columbia OH, August 23, 2008

10. Thali of India, Henrietta NY, August 9, 2009

11. wonderful Chinese restaurant with tons of vegetarian choices, Charlottesville VA, August 2009

12. The Tavern (I think that is its name anyway.), Charlottesville VA, August 2009

13. Las Margaritas, Cleveland TN, August 2009

14. Miggie's Cafe, outside of New Orleans LA, August 2009

15. Ignatius, New Orleans LA, August 2009

16. Morning Call, Metairie LA, August 2009

17. Cafe Rani, New Orleans LA, August 2009

#15--Try 50 Different Mixed Drinks and/or Wines

This one doesn't sound so tough, but I'll guess we'll see. ;)

#16--Try 50 Different Beers

This will be a bit harder than #15, as I'm not much of beer person anymore.

1. Mountain Lager (Appalachian Brewing Co.) August 10, 2008

2. Purist Pale Ale (Appalachian Brewing Co.) August 10, 2008

3. Swallow Wit (Middle Ages Brewing Company) July 20, 2009

4. Starr Hill Amber Ale (brewed in Charlottesville, VA) August 2009

5. Fat Tire Amber Ale

Thursday, August 7, 2008

#17--Eat 5 Servings of Fruits/Vegetable for 50 Straight Days

I am sooooo bad about this!

#18--Go Meatless for 50 Days Straight

Maybe the 50 days will turn into a lifestyle. After all, I was a vegetarian for nine years.

Day 1: June 1, 2009 (actually it was before this, but I can't remember the exact date) planning to make it a life-long thing.

Day 50: July 20, 2009...*GOAL ACCOMPLISHED*...and still going strong...there's no turning back. :D

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

#19--Read 50 Award-Winning Books

Any book award. Hopefully a variety.

1. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara *Pulitzer Prize* (8/6/08)
2. Looking for Alaska by John Green *Printz Award* (late Dec. of '08)
3. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang *Printz Award* (early March of '09)
4. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Prachett *Carnegie Medal* (late March of '09)
5. Fax From Sarajevo by Joe Kubert *Eisner Award* (early April of '09)
6. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo *Christopher Award* (4/18/09)
7. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon *Costa/Whitbread Award and Alex Award* (early May of '09)

**Period where I possibly missed recording some.

8. The Golden Compass *Carnegie Medal* by Philip Pullman (1/1/10)
9. Out of the Dust *Newbery Medal* by Karen Hesse (1/5/10)