26. Donate to random Kickstarter campaign (Tuesday 4/22)
In the summer of 2014 we five Students of the World alumni will set out on an 18,000 mile self-supported cycling journey down the Pan-American Highway, from Alaska to Argentina. Each in our creative roles–three filmmakers, a photographer, and a writer–we will produce a feature length film documenting our journey and the unique cultures and landscapes we encounter along the way. Our goal is to celebrate, connect, and inspire the people of the Americas through the storytelling process.
Sounds really cool right? And totally something that I would love to do myself, if I actually owned a bike and knew how to use it well. They are teaming up with the fitness oriented fundraising non-profit, Charity Miles. The app allows any athlete in the world to raise money for a charity of their choice just by logging their exercise miles! So each and every one of their individual miles pedaled will send real funds to major non-profits such as Stand Up to Cancer or Habitat for Humanity.
Finally, as part of my $35 donation, I will receive a handwritten postcard from the team, sent from a random location on their roadtrip. SO. COOL. And I really hope they reach their goal so this gets fully funded. So if you find this interesting too, please donate!
Challenge #26, check!
27. Visit a museum I've never been to before (Wednesday 4/23)
The choice was easy for this challenge. I have never been to the Hammer museum, which not only is just a couple miles away, but recently recieved a large grant that allows for FREE ADMISSION indefinitely. And on top of it, parking is only $3 for 3 hours with validation. That's what I'm talking about!!!
While it's not a huge museum, it did end up being the perfect "after-work-quick-cultural-experience" setup that I was hoping it would be. There were four main galleries, the first was "Tea & Morphine" exhibit, the second was the permanent classic art exhibit, and the last two were filled with an extensive modern art exhibit. If you are interested in a creepy video that I experienced at the museum, and yes I watched the entire 17 minutes, click here for a review. I couldn't find the video itself online, which is a shame because it was really fascinating to watch and I STILL don't know how I feel about it after watching.
I spent about an hour in the museum and really enjoyed myself. Challenge #27, check!
28. Play the lottery (Thursday 4/24)
So each one of these tickets to the left was $1, two of them are scratch offs and then of course the one on the left is an actual lottery ticket. I picked my numbers randomly and it spit out the ticket.
But like I said, I'm already a winner and made $7 yesterday. Mega Millions numbers will be posted tonight, so we will see!
Challenge #28, check!
*Update* - the only number I guessed correctly was the Mega Number (09). So, technically I won my $1 back!
29. Write a letter to my 40-yr-old self (Friday 4/25)
Challenge #29, check!
30. Celebrate my birthday at Disneyland (Saturday 4/26)
I did discover that my inner ear is getting progressively worse. Some of the rides definitely made my stomach turn... but it was still SUCH FUN. I will let the pictures do the talking.
Challenge #30, check!
Thank you so much for following along with me these last 30 days!