Tom Yum soup with noodles, and peanuts on top. It was really really good. :). My office mate insisted I try it. For once, he was right...but don't tell him that.
12:20pm - I stare down at the sushimi on my plate and wonder what the hell i was thinking.
Too bad it's my last morning here. If I were here much longer I'd hit 40 things in no time at all. :)
#13 - drank a Flirtini. I did not like it. Don't be fooled by its fun name.
#14 - sampled a gimlet. This one was very good. Maybe I should have vowed to try 40 new drinks... I would enjoy that. :)
#15 - ate a peanut butter and fig crepe. I was told it tastes strangely like peanut butter and jam. It does... So weird. Very tasty though. You can't go wrong having a big mouthful of peanut butter. :)
#16 - I held and even shot a gun. Maybe it was just a pellet gun but it was still a teeny tiny bit scary... But then became fun. Strangely enough, this one was actually on my top 40 bucket list. Husband says I should complete this one with a real gun at a shooting range. Hmm....
#11 - I ate squid. The room was too dim to capture that one. It was ok... It helped that it looked like an onion ring. Mentally empowering. :) the texture was like most seafood - spongy - I hate that. The taste was ok though.
#12 - a cactus smoothie (with celery, parlsley, pineapple and orange juice) - was definitely more appetizing than it looked. During my recent detox cleanse thing I referred to earlier I had a smoothie called a pineapple green. This tasted almost identical to it. Very refreshing.
I know - those who know me are now thinking I've been brainwashed but really , it was good.
This is not a new thing it is an amusing thing... We were on Isla mujeres yesterday and stopped for lunch. The menu promised "super nachos !" How could we not order that?
Don't get excited - prices are in pesos. Divide by about 13 right now to get US$.
Here are super nachos
I broke into a cold sweat just typing the title of this post. They say that (and I'm not sure who THEY are but in this case must be very clever people) you are only as old as you feel. If that's true then I'm 26...maybe even 27.
Even as I typed that blatant lie, the aching twinges in my back and the wrinkles in my hands are snickering.
No matter how I spin it and no matter how much I pay my son to loudly spout that I'm 31 in public, the ice cold truth is that sometime in 2014, I turn 40. Ugg... My heart skipped a beat there. (Apparently another sign of my aging)
Judging from others and certainly from the media, I'm entitled to a mid life crisis this year. While I weigh my options and decide just how I'm going to turn life on its head, I decided to try something new. More than something new really...40 new things.
If I can try 100 new things I'll do that. At least 40 though...Some will be easy and some will be hard (I hope) but all will be new to me. Since it's already April , I'm going to have to pick it up a little. As I blog by the pool at the resort I am at in Mexico ( hey - there's #1 - blogging on vacation in Mexico ) I remembered that I have a list made up of things I'd like to try. When I get home I will start to cross some of those off.
#2 - ate at a new restaurant - Fife and Deckel
#3 - tried Mahi Mahi
Hey you! Yes you! You can roll your eyes at my choices all you want. This is MY list. My only rule is that they must all be things I have NEVER done before. As I live in a very sheltered world, I expect this list may hit 10,000.... Or 17... Because there is a reason I'm sheltered. New things scare me.
#4 - I cut my first avocado. Adored chopping the pit out. I felt like a ninja warrior.
#5 - I ate miso. Multiple times over three weeks. I still don't know what the hell it is and I think it's best if it stays that way
#6 - I did a cleanse diet thingy... For 14? Days. I survived but I think I almost killed those around me. They had to survive the fact that I get very grouchy when hungry AND I got so hungry - they started to look appetizing to me... With a little butter and salt.
As a lay here considering when to enact #7 - my first piña colada... I will reflect and see how any more things I have already done and try and impress upon my brain that I should take photos of these things as they happen.