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100 New Experiences

The Proctor Games

Katniss Everdeen has nothing on us…except for a little extra accuracy in her archery skills.  We joined the growing ranks of Hunger Game wannabes and tried out archery.  And this time we took an extra on our outing – my 15 year old son Will.  It was a good and bad choice to take Will.  … Continue reading »

Categories: 100 New Experiences, Week 70: Archery | 27,236 Comments

You want us to SAVE the Seaweed???

Erin and I drove to Balboa Island (the cutest island around) to try out Seaweed Sok, the only pure seaweed bathhouse in the U.S.  We each had our own batch of seaweed, which had been flown in from Ireland where it has been harvested for over 100 years.  Apparently, this is the best seaweed around … Continue reading »

Categories: 100 New Experiences, Week 69 Seaweed Bath | 3,309 Comments

Give it to me straight up!

This “We Never, ” which turned out to be a surprise.  We drove to a house with bars on the windows but when we walked around to the back, we opened a door to reveal a spectacular fully-stocked bar.  The guy who gave the class loved what he did and knew his stuff.  He was … Continue reading »

Categories: Week 68: Bar-tending Class! | 795 Comments

Home grown and made!

It doesn’t get better than this – at least in the world of jam-making.  We picked the fruit in Erin’s backyard, added some sugar, lemon, and fresh-squeezed orange juice.  It was about as homemade as anything I’ve done before.  Making it even better, we had two other of our favorite people in the kitchen helping … Continue reading »

Categories: Week 67: Marmalade this time! | 5,205 Comments

Just call me Lady Marmalade!

Yes, I appreciate that we have already made jam so this is not THAT exciting.  But different from jam, we actually picked and cleaned and peeled this fruit. It came from the orange tree in our yard.  The long and short of it is that we are too conservative and once again over-cooked our jam/jelly. … Continue reading »

Categories: Week 67: Marmalade this time! | 5,096 Comments

Eating in the Dark

Eating in the dark is liberating.  You can leave your elbows on the table, eat with your hands and lick your fingers.  And I engaged in all those uncouth behaviors when we ate at Opaque, a restaurant that is completely dark and has sight-impaired waiters.  I enjoyed our experience but wouldn’t necessarily do it again … Continue reading »

Categories: Week 66: Eating in the Dark | 8,490 Comments

I can see clearly now…

What a fun week! Lisa and I and our husbands went to a restaurant called Opaque – where all the wait staff is blind and you eat in the dark.  Yup, total darkness.  We are guided in by our waiter and she shows us our seats (by taking our hand and putting it on the back of … Continue reading »

Categories: Week 66: Eating in the Dark | 2,323 Comments

I Dare You!

Muay Thai – I just liked the sound of this We Never.  If nothing else, I thought we’d feel tough for one hour while we learned a form of mixed martial arts.  Not only were we the only women in the class, we were also the only humans over 25.  So needless to say, we … Continue reading »

Categories: Week 65: Kick boxing | 4,469 Comments

Lisa and I and all the boys…

Imagine what Lisa and I looked like on a random Wednesday night when we showed up for a local kick boxing class and the other 8 classmates were boys from the age of 13-23.  One even played t-ball with Lisa’s daughter when she was 5!  The second surprise was that the warm-up was the hardest … Continue reading »

Categories: Week 65: Kick boxing | 483 Comments

Bridging the Gap

We have been made fun of for this one.  Whatever the specific rag, they all had to do with us being old and boring.  But if you’ve never played bridge before, I don’t want to hear from you.  Bridge is actually a fun game with a lot of strategy.  If you’re ready to enter your … Continue reading »

Categories: 100 New Experiences, Week 64: For the brain - Bridge 101 | 548 Comments