My Life Changing Year – Day 10

Double digits!

Today’s mission was to do a “runner” or, as I know it, a “dine and dash”. For those unfamiliar – a dine and dash is when you go to a restaurant, eat, and leave without paying.

One of my running jokes is when I go to a restaurant with family/friends, we finish eating and I look at everyone, make as if I’m about to get up and say “so, dine and dash?” The book wants to deprive me of that joke. I won’t let it.

Also, I was at work all day long, and the only way we can eat is if we bring our food or order a delivery. I didn’t feel like starving today.

Tomorrow: Insult an Alien Day


My Life Changing Year – Day 6

So, before I get to today’s assignment – there is something that must be known.

I am a very picky eater. That’s putting it mildly, so today’s assignment “Try Food that Scares You”, is really the first of the real life-changing ones in this book.  It takes a lot out of me to try out new foods. To illustrate – a story. Two years ago, I went to Japan. I don’t, however, eat rice – which is a problem in Japan. So for two months before the trip, I psyched myself up and mentally prepared for having rice in Japan. I figured – if you’re going to start having it, might as well do it in the one place that’s most famous for it. I arrived in Japan and… couldn’t do it. Mental block, or I don’t know. Something in there simply stopped me from putting the stuff near my mouth.

So, anyways, yeah – today is a big day. I also don’t eat eggs. So…




So, yay me. I eat eggs now. It wasn’t incredibly horrible like I thought. I’m not in love with eggs and don’t think I’ve been missing much, but it was an important step.

Tomorrow: Stamp Your Passport Day