1. Five Books To Read - Well, knowing me, I will certainly read more than five but these are five books I've always meant to read that I will finally get around to:
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn - Betty Smith Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte(yeah, sue me - she's the only Bronte sister I've never read a book by and she was the one who wrote the most and lived the longest!). Geography Club - Brent Hartinger
- The Ballad of the Sad Cafe - Carson Mccullers (one of my favorite writers, so why the heck haven't I read this?!)
- The Puttermesser Papers - Cynthia Ozick, because she's my most wonderful recent discovery and I need to read more of her stuff.
- Un Couer En Hiver - Emmanuelle Beart (*swoon*) and Daniel Auteuil (pretty much my favorite French actor)
- Raise The Red Lantern
- The King's Speech
- Bringing Up Baby
- Black Swan
3. Five Things To Do:
Go to The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Music Box.Ok, so I went to the Wilmette one. Same thing.
- Ride a bike for the first time in years!
Go somewhere on the Metra.
- See a movie at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
- Visit a neighborhood I've never really spent time in.
4. Five Dishes To (Learn To) Make:
- Quiche - I assume it's similar to making a frittata but...different.
- Something with summer squash - maybe this!
- Bubble & Squeak, just because I like the name of it.
- The Garfield Park Conservatory
- The Field Museum (nope, I've lived in Chicago all these years and have never been).
- The Northshore Sculpture Park - Kathy and I drive by it whenever we are headed to Evanston, but I'd really like to walk through it and see the sculptures up close. I don't think that's too much to ask.
The Bean - I've never been by it, haven't had my obligatory stretchy-reflection picture taken by it.
- Virginia/North Carolina - Sometime this year (obviously not when I am in school), I would like a trip back to my roots. I haven't seen my sister, nephews or my few friends there in about five years and a visit is really overdue.
Fairly easy. Let's see how it goes.