Jens Oliver Meiert

My Year in Activities, 2013

Post from December 29, 2013 (↻ June 9, 2021), filed under .

The same procedure as every year: a brief look back at new things I tried. Because some of these things are featured in 100 Things I Learned as an Everyday Adventurer I’ll keep this list quite to the point. Only 73 more things to attempt as per my bucket “short list,” the list I recommend keeping in the how-to.

Yeah, driving.

Figure: So sure I follow my own driving tips?

  1. Crocheting
  2. Jewelry making
  3. Attending a poetry reading
  4. Composting
  5. Attending a Harlem Globetrotters performance
  6. Brush lettering and sign writing
  7. Sand blasting
  8. Powder coating
  9. Snowshoeing
  10. Personal trainer education (online)
  11. Learning about edible and medicinal weeds
  12. Surfing
  13. Learning to play the ukulele
  14. Segway riding
  15. Canoeing
  16. Attending a rugby game (USF vs. Sonoma)
  17. Singing/voice training
  18. Learning Filipino Martial Arts
  19. Skiing (sort of)
  20. Learning to play the piano (ha… sort of)
  21. Learning to fight with sticks
  22. “Grow your own food” training
  23. Birding
  24. Loss prevention detective education (online)
  25. Sculpturing
  26. Legal administrative assistant education (online)
  27. Windsurfing
  28. Blacksmithing
  29. Attending a “Real Escape Game”
  30. TEFL certification
  31. ATV riding
  32. Canyoning
  33. Meditation instructor education (online)
  34. Sandboarding

I’m not sure whether one can tell from this list but my travels did slow me down. Those, then, I’ll touch in tomorrow’s edition of my “Year in Cities.” In any case, there was plenty new to discover in 2013, and I’m sure the same will hold for 2014. If we’re open, our lives will be more adventurous.

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Jens Oliver Meiert, on April 29, 2020.

I’m Jens Oliver Meiert, and I’m an engineering manager and author. I’ve worked as a technical lead for Google, I’m close to the W3C and the WHATWG, and I write and review books for O’Reilly. Other than that, I love trying things, sometimes including philosophy, art, and adventure. Here on I share some of my views and experiences.

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