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24. Go to the zoo & 51. Do yoga.

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Hello!

Third day in a row– impressive! Haha, not quite. But still cool?

This morning I began my day with waking up to my dog barking constantly at nothing outside the window… at 7:15am. Joyful! So I got up and walked the dog (again) and headed off to go and work out. Once I got to the gym, I immediately turned around because I saw people I know. I HATE seeing people I know at the gym, so I turned around and went home. I decided that I could try and cross something off my list in the struggle of a morning. I found a Yoga clip on Netflix! It was about 40 minutes long, and it wasn’t too horrible. It was a mix between Yoga and Pilates, so I did a little more moving than regular Yoga… which is good. I might have gotten super bored instead. I don’t know, it was pretty decent, but that’s all I have to say about it, haha.

Anyways. After that, Maddi, Mara and I ventured off to Como Zoo! It was excellent!

Hardtimes.

Struggle.

So, we had some hard times getting there. From bad directions (Thanks Google Maps!) to crazy drivers to traffic to construction zones… it was quite the adventure. Once we arrived, we ventured to the conservatory!

Flowers!

Pretty in pink.

And yellow!

Pretty, pretty. Then we went to the actual zoo part of the park… and saw some excellent animalssss.

Orangutans!

There was a baby Orangutan! He was playing with a sheet… and it was adorable:)

Zebraaassss.

Stripey horses. Kind of odd to watch, because they’re so similar to horses.

Giraffes.

Maddi and I think the one in the middle was a young one, he was a lot smaller than the others. The big one was like 15 feet tall!

Flamingo.

Did you know that they get more pink with how much shrimp they eat? Yep!

So that was the adventure to the zoo. We went to McDonald’s for ice cream cones, and then we all went home. I went home for dinner, and then went to Tucker’s! His fam just got a new car, which they’re all excited about. We took it to Walgreen’s so I could feed the nailpolish addiction. (Also, I found $25 in change in my room…) So I ended up with a glitter, a top coat, a royal blue, and a mint green, which I am all very excited for! Later, we enjoyed some quality Better Off Ted.

Love always, Amelia

 

6. Bake cookies without a recipe & 30. Go to the library & 35. Surprise someone with flowers

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Hello again!

This one will actually be good, I promise. I actually have something to work with now, finally! Today has been a very busy day. Except not really. I didn’t really do anything this weekend, so I really had to make up for it today… and I think I did? I hope so. Anyways, I woke up this morning and read Catching Fire for like 3 hours… then finally got up. Tucker came over and we… went to the library and played computer games. I’m going to Kansas this weekend to visit my cousin and her daughter, so I needed something to do in the horribly long drive… and so I got books! (GASP. More reading.) That was fun, I guess? Then we played games. Civilization 4 and Railroad Tycoon 3, in fact. Yeah, on separate laptops at the same time. We’re super cool, okay? He left and then at about 7, Grace, Vanessa, and Maddi showed up. Thank god! Came to save the day.

First, we started with baking cookies without a recipe– a struggle, kind of. We knew the basics, flour, sugar, butter, eggs, etc. and then we just kind of threw in some random things. 2 eggs and an egg white, chocolate chips, a lot of vanilla extract, and some baking soda or powder… I don’t know which haha. And I mean, they turned out pretty good? I’d say they were decent. Not great– but not terrible.

Without a recipe.

Decent.

After the cookies were done, we were rather bored. We thought about a movie or something, but I didn’t really have anything we wanted to see– so we set out to Cub for an adventure. We bought two bouquets of flowers, a balloon, and set on our way! Our first stop– McDonald’s. We surprised a girl waiting to order with a carnation, and it was kind of awkward, but fun. Walgreens, next. We totally made the cashiers day! Of course, it was just past 10, so nothing was really open, so we gave 2 more at Pizza Hut and a nail salon. We had 4 left, so we went over to Kelsey’s house! She wasn’t home, but her mom sure enjoyed it! Then we went to Christine’s house. Her family seemed to be hosting some kind of a party… which was kind of awkward, but I went in and found her and gave her a few. It was cute! Also, she was wearing a romper, which, although I could never pull off, looked adorable. Anyways, our last stop was Sam’s house. We gave him a full bouquet of flowers and a balloon. It was awkward, but fun. It was kind of a spontaneous and random thing to do, but I hope we made someone feel good! It was fun, and that’s really what matters.

Surprise!

Adventure time, yo.

Love always, Amelia