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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Let's Talk 61 in 1001

If you re-read the list below you'll note that it was clearly created before COVID-19 struck our world an insane blow. So many of the tasks involve travel and that's just impossible at the moment. So, I thought we should do a bit of restructuring. Since the list doesn't end until late 2022 I'm not going to rewrite the goals completely...yet. If we get to the end of 2021 and the major ones still seem impossible I'm going to reevaluate and come up with some new ideas. It stinks. I wanted this 61 in 1001 to be amazing but ya know, life happens. Join me on this journey — xoxo darling, Hayden.

Began: February 14, 2020
Ends: November 11, 2022
15 completed, 46 to go!
In Progress

C U R R E N T L Y     P O S S I B L E

1. Read 100 books — I've read 24 thus far and while I'm proud of that number, it needs to dramatically increase. My friend Lauren & I are going to do a two-person book club and then I'm going to try to read more each month. I truly love reading and just have to convince myself to do it more.

4. Do 4 more Haute Table travel guides — I've already written two and want to finally sit down to crank out my NC version because we've been going since I'm a kid and I feel I'm an expert at this point. 

21. Pursue graphic design somehow — While I have no real idea how this could take place, it is certainly something I could do while working from home.

26. Make Croquembouche — This undertaking scares the s*** out of me. But I want to do it because it looks amazing and I want to taste it! Claire Saffitz just made it for Munchies and I think I'll follow that to a T.

28. Work on my book — Well...when I wrote this I had one book in mind but now I kind of think a different book would be better. And then recently I had another idea. So I'm not entirely sure...but I should really think about it while we're still quarantining. 

30. Do something for my career — So, technically I've already done this. But I'm waiting for the big reveal to come mid-May!

32. Re-read all of the Harry Potter books — I mean...this just screams quarantine. When I'm back in Denver and start doing my walks again I'm going to listen to the audiobooks. 

34. Add a new layer to my skincare routine — Seems fairly simple...just have to commit to a product!

36. Cook 10 new recipes — 4 have been crossed off but I need to figure out what the last 6 should be. 

40. Get business cards — I think I want to make some for my side hustles (aka Denver Food Adventures, Feminist Cocktails and Haute Table). 

44. Have my camera professionally cleaned — This would just be dropping it off and picking it up...should be easy!

46. Build a snowman — Truly have never made one. Once I'm back in Denver I'll try. 

50. Create a photographer's guide to Denver — Ugh, this is just sitting down to do it.

55. Buy something big for myself — When I wrote this I was thinking along the lines of a Chanel flap bag or Hermes scarf but now I think I just want to save for a downpayment on a house...which would be forever in the future but start saving now, ya know?

56. Bake bread — Weirdly a hold out of mine during quarantine but we shall do it! 

57. Keep fresh flowers in the apartment for 3 months — Once I'm back in Denver this just becomes a "remember to add to the grocery list" item.

58. Donate to Planned Parenthood — I've been saving this one because I would like to make it a really big one. 

59. Go flower picking — As soon as spring hits I'll be doing this!

60. Buy perfume I truly like — Not entirely sure how to do this, but we can try.

C U R R E N T L Y     I M P O S S I B L E

2. Travel to a new state 
7. Go on a girls trip
8. See 6 plays 
10. Take a spontaneous trip
12. Visit a dermatologist
13. Visit a friend (not Hannah)
15. See 3 more live shows
17. Visit a new national park
19. Find a financial planner
20. Go to therapy
23. See the Kit Carson Carousel
24. Travel by myself
25. Attend the symphony
29. Travel to a new country
31. Throw 3 more parties
33. See an opera
35. Go to a wedding
37. Shoot a gun
39. Go to a basketball or hockey game
41. Go on a fall foliage road trip
45. Attend a caucus 
48. Take a cooking class
49. Go to 20 new coffee shops 
52. See BeyoncĂ© (if possible)
53. Go to a drag brunch
54. Attend a state fair
61. Finish this entire list in the time frame


3. Try 50 new restaurants (1. Tocabe, 2. Bonchon, 3. Marino's Italian, 4. Cochino Taco, 5. Coal Mine Kitchen, 6. Tuk Tuk Thai, 7. Bird, 8. Vinh Xuong Bakery, 9. The Feedery @ Grow + Gather, 10. Louis' Cafe, 11. Leevers Locavore, 12. The Post, 13. Rupert's on the Edge, 14. Uno Mas, 15. Falafel House, 16. Stack Subs, 17. Chicken Rebel, 18. Roberts Italian,  19. Lynn's Tea Shop, 20. The Copper Pot, 21. NYC Bagel Cafe, 22. Mike's Famous Pizza, 23. McKinners Pizza Bar, 24. Sunflower Cafe, 25. Woodgrain Bagels, 26. The 49th, 27. The 303 Sports Grill, 28. Jessie's Smokin' NOLA, 29. Jabo's BBQ, 30. African Bar & Grill, 31. Intersections Restaurant, 32. Winston's Smoke BBQ, 33. Konjo Ethiopian Food, 34. Angie's Italian Littleton, 35. Iwayama Sushi, 36. Cuba Cuba, 37. Roots, 38. Mac Nation Cafe, 39. Homegrown Tap & Dough, 40. Anthony's Pizza & Pasta, 41. Genna Rae's Wings & More, 42. NOLA Voodoo Tavern, 43. Eat!, 44. Bar Helix, 45. Que Buena Suerte, 46. MC Brooklyn, 47. Cherry Hills Sushi Co., 48. Make Believe Bakery, 49. Rodizio Grill, 50. Spanky's Roadhouse)

5. Watch 5 documentaries (1. Building Chernobyl's Megatomb, 2. Tiger King, 3. 100 Humans, 4. 13th, 5. Feminists: What Were They Thinking?)

6. Try 3 new cocktails

9. See 2 more classic films
 (1. Some Like it Hot, 2. His Girl Friday) 

11. Try 20 new breweries (1. LaBelle Brewing, 2. Hogshead Brewery, 3. Creature Comforts Brewing, 4. Birds Fly South Ale Project, 5. Swamp Rabbit Brewery, 6. Dry Falls Brewing, 7. Triskelion Brewing, 8. Lost Province Brewing, 9. New River Brewing, 10. Booneshine Brewing, 11. Fonta Flora Brewing, 12. Sidetracked Brewing, 13. Johnson City Brewing, 14. Great Oak Brewing, 15. Yee Haw Brewing, 16. Kettell Beerworks, 17. Blowing Rock Brewing, 18. Olde Mecklenburg Brewing, 19. Sugar Creek Brewing, 20. Baere Brewing)

14. Try a new cuisine

16. Go to the gynecologist

18. Watch 3 more foreign films
 (1. Isi & Ossi, 2. 365 DNI, 4. I Am Not an Easy Man)

22. Bake a new cupcake flavor

27. Treat myself to a spa day

38. Work on a campaign

42. Finally write my Austin guide
 (Ultimate Austin Guide)

43. Vote in the 2020 election

47. Go to a drive-in movie

51. Grow Denver Food Adventures to 3,500 followers (June 16, 2020)

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