now that i have crossed 35, it’s time for a new list! i still want to accomplish the ones i didn’t cross off my 35before35 list, but this time around i’m making my focus more local. below are the 40 things i would like to do before i turn 40, half of which are specific to memphis. as per usual, a majority of the list revolves around food, which also means there’s a solid chance i’ll have a lot more success with this one.

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a visit to the original gus’s. mason, tennessee. july 2018.

the memphis things:

  1. visit the ernest withers gallery.
  2. tour the metal museum.
  3. walk through the mud island riverwalk.
  4. eat at the original gus’s fried chicken in mason, tn.
  5. do a ghost tour at elmwood cemetery.
  6. tour the rock n soul museum.
  7. go ape! at shelby farms.
  8. finally eat at payne’s bbq.
  9. go to a 901fc match.
  10. attend a memphis hustle d-league game.
  11. go up to the lookout at bass pro pyramid.
  12. escape from memphis escape rooms.
  13. do a free walking tour with jimmy orgill.
  14. revisit jerry’s sno cones.
  15. go to the lichterman nature center.
  16. watch an imax movie at the pink palace.
  17. do a city tasting tour.
  18. tour the old dominick distillery.
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swami sibs take over beale street. memphis, tennessee. may 2018.

and the non-memphis things:

  1. take a brother-sister trip.
  2. go ice skating at rockefeller center.
  3. run one 5k and one 10k each year. [2018: cooper-young 4-miler; st jude 10k]
  4. raise $5000 as a st jude hero. [2018: $1600]
  5. grow my own peppers.
  6. 10-year reunion trip with alex-boy.
  7. visit one new country each year. [2018: hungary, czech republic, austria; 2019: canada, spain]
  8. visit one new place in the u.s. each year. [2018: montgomery, al; 2019: salt lake city, ut; seattle and tacoma, wa]
  9. host a murder mystery party.
  10. cross the 1,200-mile mark on the nike+ running app.
  11. take a cross-country train journey.
  12. take a new-to-me fitness class.
  13. 10-year reunion trip with ellie-bear.
  14. learn to [properly] drive a stick shift.
  15. go on a blind date.
  16. finish maya angelou’s autobiographical series.

as you can see, i still have a few spots available, so feel free to send suggestions. and as always, company is welcome!