Sunday, August 31, 2008

Eat a New Fruit or Vegetable

This is a kiwano, otherwise known as a horned melon, melano, African horned cucumber, or hedged gourd. I found this at my local grocery store in the tropical fruit section, so I thought that this would be the perfect excuse to try a new fruit or vegetable. After some research, I discovered that it is native to Zimbabwe, and it is mainly eaten as a snack.

The green, slimy seeds have a taste similar to kiwi or cucumber. It isn't something that I would ever crave, because it takes so long to eat (you have to spit the seeds out as you go), but I would definitely say that it was a pleasant experience.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

What have you always wanted to do?

How many times have you seen someone playing the guitar or piano and said, "I've always wanted to play the piano?"

How many times have you thought, "I should read through the Bible," or "I should watch the sun rise more often?"

How many times have you thought, "I should really keep in touch with Aunt Ruby?"

I think those thoughts often. So when I saw the concept of 101 in 1,001, I was intrigued. Yeah, I have to admit it--I'm a list-maker. I make lists about what I want to buy at the grocery store, what I want to get accomplished before a big event, or what I want to name my children. Lists are--well, they make me feel like I'm prepared, and as I mark off each item, they make me feel like I've accomplished something. So, I've decided to make my list of 101 things that I want to accomplish within the next 1,001 days.

My challenge starts on August 22nd, 2008 and ends on May 20th, 2011. I will post updates everytime that I check an item off.