Throwback Thursday #12

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope you are all staying warm in the midst of all this shady winter weather we’ve been having. This week’s throwback is going to be short and sweet, as I am a little pressed for time today.

#231: Go on a blind date

I’ve actually only ever been on one of these, but my experience was pretty good. It was my Freshman year of college. As you recall from Throwback Thursday #10, my friend Mike was trying to get his friend Canyon to come to the New Year’s party to be my midnight kiss. When he was unable to make it, Mike assured me that he would fix up a date for Canyon and I because he was sure we’d hit it off.

Two weeks later, Canyon came to campus to pick me up. We had talked on Facebook a few times before that night, so the first meeting wasn’t as awkward as it could have been. We drove to Nebraska City and went to Valentino’s. Afterward, he wanted to go for a walk, but being January, it was freezing outside. So we went to WalMart and spent almost an hour walking around, just talking. Thinking back on it, while it was nice and all, it wasn’t anything too special. But when I got back to my dorm that night, my RA described me as walking in “all sunshine and rainbows.”

#232: Play Spin the Bottle with people at a party

This one is true with one small amendment. It was actually Spin the Bottle Truth or Dare. The concept is pretty self-explanatory. Someone spins the bottle. Whoever it lands on has to pick truth or dare. After they go, they get a chance to spin the bottle, and so on. It was the first college party Abby and I had ever been to. It also happened to be two days before my nineteenth birthday, and I figured I’d better get at least one party in before I became a legal adult.

STBTOD was way more fun than I thought it was going to be. I ended up getting my third and fourth kisses ever that night. I also saw Abby stage kiss our friend Rae in an attempt to make everyone think it was real, got to answer some very personal questions, and witnessed one of the greatest inside jokes in Peru Theatre Company history (“Work da pole!” for anyone who understands that one). All in all, it was an amazing night.

#236: Be on TV

This is another one I have done several times. The first time was when I was about eight. I was at the County Fair with my dad making a tracing of this war memorial. There was a cameraman for one of the news channels who saw this and thought it was interesting. So he came over, asked what we were doing, and filmed it. It ended up on the evening news.

#237: Make a bucket list

Now, obviously I have made a bucket list. However, in an effort to add some meat to this one, I have also made a travel bucket list. So here is a list of countries I hope to someday visit (I know I’m missing a few):


















Machu Picchu

Puerto Rico

















New Zealand


And there you go. Another throwback down. As I said, we only have a few more of these left, so if you have any suggestions as to what I should replace them with, please let me know. Until then, I hope everyone has a good weekend. Stay warm out there.

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