25 things I haven’t outgrown on my 25th birthday

June 6, 2012

Yesterday was my 25th birthday. Having thoroughly celebrated during my weekend-long birthday bash, I don’t mind at all that my gift was to sit on a train bound for New York City. I’m actually excited to escape the office and attend two Google seminars this week. The first one starts this morning.

I thought of writing about 25 things I’m grateful for or 25 things I’ve learned to honor my birthday, but neither seemed quite fitting. Instead, I stumbled on this post by the Everywhereist. (After I wrote this, I went back to really read the rest of her post, and it turns out we have a bit in common.) Anyway, I figured I’d share 25 things I have yet to outgrow at the age of 25. One might argue I’ve barely had time to outgrow anything at the crisp age of 25. Well, go ahead and argue. I’m telling you anyway.

  1. The Muppets.
  2. Licking the cake batter off the mixer beaters.
  3. Halloween.
  4. Bond, James Bond. Looks like I’m not the only one.
  5. Writing.
  6. Cheesecake.
  7. Everything and anything Bill Murray.
  8. Getting lost in an unbelievably good book.
  9. Eating popcorn for dinner. (Thank you mom for the deliciously unhealthy habit.)
  10. Traveling everywhere and anywhere that’s new and fascinating.
  11. Tormenting my little brothers.
  12. Staying up late and watching movies. (Except for the insomnia part.)
  13. Card games.
  14. The Internet. (Let’s hope I never grow tired of this.)
  15. Eating my dad’s pancakes on a Sunday morning.
  16. Roasting marshmallows over a bonfire, especially while camping at the beach. Nothing beats moments like this.
  17. Drawing things with sidewalk chalk.
  18. Football.
  19. Running. The feeling of all your stress melting away is amazing.
  20. Music older than I am – think B.B. King, Buddy Guy, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.
  21. Creations like X-Men, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and ThunderCats.
  22. Laughing at inappropriate times and inappropriate things.
  23. Hiking through the woods.
  24. Playing Mario Kart on Super Nintendo.
  25. The magic of Christmas.

And of course, I can’t forget to mention my great friends and family! Thanks for putting up with me and being so wonderful.


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