the best and worst of this year’s kikiprojects

now that i’ve had a few days to bask in the glow of completing this year’s 1970 kikiproject, let’s hand out ten awards, just for fun!

most favourite project: #3: get fake fingernails with polish and nail art (i would sport fake nails like these all the time if 1) i could type with them 2) they didn’t destroy your real nails 3) i could afford it)

most expensive project: #9: travel to aruba solo (and totally worth every penny!)

longest project: #26: knit with silk (from june 15th to august 31st – knitting only! does not count yarn winding!)

shortest project: #6: play roll up the rim (shorter than throwing a quarter in a slot machine!)

most disappointing project: #10: drink coconut water (so gross! i could only manage a few sips!)

most pleasantly surprising project: #37: watch a charlie brown christmas (way cuter than i anticipated!)

project sure to be a one-time-only event: a tri-tie! #8: graduate from cake class; #30: puzzle for 4.5 hours straight; #31: compose a 100 item xmas list (i promised the fam i wouldn’t put them through that last one again!)

project i would most like to repeat: #25: watch a movie in 3D (and choose a quality film next time!) [this excludes fake fingernails]

the brush-with-celebrity project: #7: get my photo taken with canada’s #1 ranked male marathoner (and reid did come through at the toronto waterfront marathon in october, qualifying to represent canada in the 2012 olympics!)

most spur-of-the moment project: #18: buy a groupon (when i saw the groupon offer, i knew it’d be a fun new experience to try purchasing it!)

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several times, when writing a project recap, i have mentioned to you that x project was one that i had hoped to do for ages and ages. (examples include: #5: watch the entire oscar awards ceremony and #32: attend the oktoberfest parade, live).but, there were so many more! here is a list of kikiprojects that did not see the light of day:

~ zuuuuummmmba!!

~ take a bikram yoga class

~ go to costco with bff debbie

~ visit gina in winnipeg

~ kiss george clooney

~ take little e to a movie

~ bake a baklava [basically because i like how that phrase rolls off the tongue!]

~ go drinking after work

~ go to either the christkindl market in downtown kitchener, or the live nativity play at bethel church

~ watch a foreign movie with english subtitles, filmed in a language i have never watched before (ie not french or spanish)

~ take an ice bath [ok, i didn't really try too hard to make this one happen!]

~ paint a bathroom [i wanted dad to give me a lesson and paint either the master bath or main floor bath in some shade of orange]

~ get a pedicure

the fun thing is that even though i have finished up the new experience project, nothing says i can’t still enjoy any one of those listed activities!

what’s a new experience that you would like to try in 2012 (ie anything on your life bucket list that you would like to check off?) i am going to keep my eyes and ears open for opportunities as they present themselves!

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  • Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco  On January 6, 2012 at 11:41 am

    I’m so glad you’ve had a great year! I look forward to reading more, and here’s to a healthy, happy, safe, and successful 2012!

  • Johanna B  On January 6, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I love your list of new adventures. I like the idea of thinking about new adventures for myself. This year I’d like to volunteer at the Tinman race this summer and I’d like to walk the entire trail at the Governor’s mansion. It’s supposed to be really nice. The item I checked off my bucket list for 2011 was to hold my first grandbaby. That was a wonderful experience.

    • 1970kikiproject  On January 6, 2012 at 10:42 am

      yes! holding baby ivan for the first time is impossible to top!! i do hope the volunteering and the walk happen for you this summer. those are both great goals! hey – it’s january 6th! does that mean your christmas decs are coming down today?!! (as previously discussed!).

  • Lisa  On January 6, 2012 at 9:58 am

    This is such a great list and reflection on 2011′s projects!
    It was like a little trip down memory lane, even for a reader/friend :)

    I also laughed out loud at the “go drinking after work.”
    I’ve done that—it’s overrated, and usually disappointing when it’s planned and there are expectations. So if you do that one, my advice is to make it spontaneous!

    • 1970kikiproject  On January 6, 2012 at 10:04 am

      Thanks, lisa! I did have fun reviewing the list and remembering the projects…I realized how fast the year went!
      Thanks for sharing your advice and experience re after-work drinking. I don’t want to get looped, but I think a beverage on a friday aft would be fun!! I like the idea about being spontaneous!

  • Zo  On January 6, 2012 at 7:56 am

    How cool to look back and be able to name and evaluate your new experiences. All I can think of now is more (possibly) modest like “travel somewhere new” and some of my resolutions would be new for me. Then there’s “win lottery” (which would open up bucket list possibilities….).

    • 1970kikiproject  On January 6, 2012 at 8:26 am

      oh, i hope you do get some more trips in during 2012, zo! continue on from 2011 where you enjoyed a couple of neat get-aways! you are so right: yes, a windfall of money sure would help!

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