23 Jul

As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of trying new things. But unlike the extreme sports enthusiast who subsists on a daily diet of varied experiences, my preference is to schedule the new things I try at a rate of one per week. Some people think I should be doing new things more frequently than just once every seven days. When this comes up in conversation I usually have to remind Sarah of my family’s motto “Routine is good. Change is bad.” I credit my strict adherence to this maxim as the main reason I have yet to lose a pet after almost two dozen hours dog and cat sitting.

The thing is, trying something new takes a lot of planning and preparation. One can’t just wake up one morning and say, “Hey I’m going to try this new type of food I’ve never eaten before” (especially if that food is peanut butter – you have to consult your physician first). With that in mind, you’re probably quite excited to read about which “adventure” I’ve got lined up for this trip to the desert.

Will I attempt a Goldeneye-style bungee jump from the top of the Hoover Dam? Will I audition for a non-speaking role in an upcoming episode of CSI: Las Vegas? Maybe I’ll jump off the diving board into the deep end of the hotel pool.

Well, the truth is, for this week, my plan is to not plan anything new. I want to be spontaneous so right now I don’t know what my new thing will be.

Or maybe, wait a second, let me think about this. Maybe my not planning my new thing, this is the new thing I’m going to try. It is something I haven’t done before.

Yes, I think this qualifies. There, checkbox that action item done!

Staying at a new hotel does not count as a new experience.

Staying at a new hotel does not count as a new experience.


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