Daily Prompt: Polymathic Playlist

Hey, folks. Today’s Daily Prompt is all about music. Specifically, the kind of mix tape/playlist you’d make to introduce yourself to someone new. This one took a while to make, mainly because I was raised with a really eclectic music selection. I’ll just let the playlist do the talking. Happy listening! EDIT: For the sake of simplicity, I made a playlist on YouTube.

Kicking The Anti-Bucket List

Hey, folks. Today’s Daily Prompt is about bucket lists. You know, the lists of things you want to do before dying? In this particular prompt, however, it’s asking for an anti-bucket list. As in, a list of things you’ll never want to do or see. It’s a short list for now – I’m the type will climb a mountain just because it’s there – but off the top of my head…

  • Visit North Korea. Self-explanatory.
  • Visit Somalia. Also self-explanatory.
  • Live in a landlocked area. I love the ocean!
  • Do drugs or drink alcohol. I don’t even drink coffee. The strongest thing I consume is the occasional root beer.
  • While we’re at it, how about doing anything that could land me in prison.
  • Run for political office. I’ve always been told I’m a natural leader, but I don’t have the patience for all the backroom dealings and whatnot.
  • Play a professional sport. Compared to the pro athletes I’ve seen in person, I’m awkward and tiny!
  • Stop learning.

I’ll have to add more to this later. What’s on your anti-bucket list?

900 Miles: A Week On Hawaii’s Big Island

Hey, folks. I’m baaaaack.

*Crickets chirping*

…Ahem. If you recall, I recently left for a week-long trip to the Big Island of Hawaii. As with all of my travels, I focused on exploration and seeing new things. This was my first time on the Big Island, so there was a lot of ground to cover. And while I’m going cover it all via writing and photography (with a new DSLR!) soon, I thought I’d outline my epic adventure using a list format from this week’s writing challenge. To give you an idea of the scale and length of the journey (totaling nearly 900 miles, to the amazement/horror of the rental car people) here’s a map of the Big Island:

Map_of_Big_Island_of_Hawaii_Detailed

Here’s a list in chronological order of where I went. See if you can chart my routes:

Friday, 11/28/2014:

  • Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. (The location of my hotel and the starting and end points of all my daily trips until the last day).

Saturday, 11/29/2014:

Sunday, 11/30/2014

Monday, 12/01/2014

Tuesday, 12/02/2014

Wednesday, 12/03/2014

Thursday, 12/04/2014

Friday, 12/05/2014

Beaches, harbors, volcanos, lava tubes, rainforests, towns, nature trails, waterfalls, gardens, farms, tide pools…I may have overdone it. Then again, I’m already compiling a list of all things I’ll do the next time I go!