Author Archive: lacey52things

Catch-Up Post: Weeks 35 — 38

Sadly, I find myself again writing a brief post to catch up on chronicling my New Things adventures in the past few weeks. Work, life, and novel-planning have shoved this blog to the back burner. Without further due, during Weeks Thirty-Five through Thirty-Eight,  I …  Participated in a “Lagree Fitness” class at Studio Novo in …

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Week 33 and 34: Flying Trapeze and Starting My Novel

Week 33: A Flying Trapeze Class During a trip to O’ahu last November, my friend Julie and I hiked to the top of Makapu’u Point. After taking a moment to enjoy the breathtaking view of the island’s southeastern coastline, Julie ventured away from the railing and plopped down with her legs hanging over the side. …

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Weeks 30 – 32: A Sunday NYT Crossword, Raw Foods Diet, and the Dog Day of Summer

Week 30 and 31 – A Sunday NYT Crossword and the Raw Foods Diet          The New Things journey cannot always run smoothly. During Weeks 30 and 31, I made valiant – but ultimately unsuccessful – attempts at New Things # 50 and # 45– Finish a Sunday New York Times Crossword …

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Week 27, 28, and 29: Shedding the Excess, Touring the National Building Museum, and Making Something Useful out of Wood

Week Twenty-Seven – Shedding the Excess A few weeks ago, I traded my cramped studio in Logan Circle for a sunny one-bedroom with a patio in Eastern Market. When I began to my things, I balked at how much extraneous STUFF I own, particularly in my wardrobe. Although I’ve moved six times in the last …

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Week 25 and 26: A Bed and Breakfast Getaway and Exploring my Revitalized Hometown

Week Twenty-Five – A Bed and Breakfast Getaway Now that my sister, Lindsay, is a mother of two children, our time together is often punctuated by feedings, diaper changes, and plaintive requests from a toddler. So, we decided to take advantage of an impromptu – and baby free – recent visit to Florida by getting …

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A Month of New Things – Catching up on Weeks 21 – 23 and BonnaroOo 2013!

Weeks 21, 22, and 23:           In the month that has past since my last New Things blog post, summer arrived in DC with guns (suns?) blazing. Each weekday at 5:00pm, I ache to escape my windowless office to grab a drink with friends on a crowded roof deck or bar …

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Week Nineteen and Twenty: My First Offer on a House and Baking an Apple Pie

Week Nineteen – My First Offer on a House: Over the few months, I’ve been exploring the possibility of buying a home. As much as I love my quaint, surprisingly well-lit walkout basement in Logan Circle, I worry that the money that I spend each month in rent could be put to better use. Accordingly, I’ve …

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Week Seventeen and Eighteen – A Native American Powow and Stories from the Past

Week Seventeen: A Native American Powow As some of my readers may know, I am extremely proud to be part Muskogee (Creek) – a people who were the original residents of of the American southeast, particularly Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina. Most of my knowledge of Native culture, however, stems from what I sought out myself …

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Week Fifteen and Sixteen – Art Jamz Studio and a Solo Tough Mudder

Week Fifteen – Art Jamz Studio: Initially, I intended New Thing #14 (Take an Art Class) to involve some guided art instruction. However, I found myself near the end of Week Fifteen without a viable option. So, I decided to find my inner artist and enjoy some free, undirected studio time at Art Jamz in …

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Week Thirteen and Fourteen – Time for Play: A Color Run and a Monument Bike Ride

Readers, I realize that you have been eagerly awaiting tales of my (mis)adventures, so I apologize for the two-week  delay! I spent Easter weekend (Week Thirteen) with my family in Nashville. That Saturday morning, my sister joined me in my first “off-List” New Thing – participating in the 2013 Nashville Color Run (my first 5K!). …

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