Still Can’t Rent a Car

Yesterday was my 21st birthday. Since I’m abroad, it was pretty anticlimactic. I still have some trouble believing that I can now legally go into a liquor store and purchase myself some of the finest premium sold-in-a-plastic-bottle booze that Georgia has to offer, but my license tells me that this is in fact the case.

Highlights of the evening included a gin fizz that was actually just a glass of gin, realizing that the US has exported unironic appreciation of “Sexy and I Know It,” and having my phone and passport photo copy stolen off me at the club. But other than that last one, it was a fun night! I had tiny cake, and you’d pretty much have to murder a kitten in front of me while I ate it for me not to enjoy tiny cake.

But, outside of tiny cake, I’ve been reading a lot of Yes and Yes over the weekend. One of my favorite things on her site is her recurring feature where, each birthday, she picks a list of things she wants to do over the next year. She picks as many things as she’s turned years. I like the idea, so I shamelessly stole it. Here are my 21 things to accomplish before I quit being 21.

21 Things To Do in the Upcoming Year

  1. Buy/make/have made a perfect navy blue blazer.
  2. Drink a sloe gin fizz in a speakeasy-style bar.
  3. Road trip to the Grand Canyon.
  4. Actually remove things I no longer need from my childhood room.
  5. Get a print magazine piece published.
  6. Do a juice cleanse.
  7. Build the capsule portion of my wardrobe.
  8. Start a retirement investment account.
  9. Take an improv class.
  10. Publish an ebook.
  11. Get acupuncture.
  12. Make cheese.
  13. Try the paleo diet.
  14. Start my own company. (Sole proprietorship counts.)
  15. Learn to cook the chickpea soup I so very love from the Ethiopian place on Briarcliff.
  16. Visit France.
  17. Go see the dolphins at the aquarium.
  18. Replace crappy, torn socks and tights with nice, wool socks and tights.
  19. Go spelunking.
  20. Visit a personal trainer.
  21. Ride every MARTA line from end to end.

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