So there is this viral blog going around online about the 23 things you should do before you’re 23. And basically the chick bashes young couples and spews some “special” ideas for things to do before you’re 23 instead of being married at 23. Google it, I’m to lazy to figure out how the hyperlink crap works. So anywho, I figured I would post a list of 21 things you should do before you’re 21.
So, I come from the tiniest town on the backside to nowhere. The closest theatre is 30minutes and the closest mall is an hour, so we have to make our own fun. Now I went to Vegas when I was 20 and hated that I was one year shy of doing all the fun things. This will be a list to help out the younger generation, because I remember how much it sucked being too young to drink (even though I’m not sure everybody really cares about that law;)
1. If you’re 18, take your friends and go to some clubs
You only need to be 18 to get into clubs, you cant drink but you can dance all night if you want
2. Do an extracurricular activity
(Personally I did karate, marching band and chorus. Nothing is more fun than being part of the marching band I tell you.)
3. Lake trips (if you live near one)
Take your friends and meet up early in the morning. Go to walmart, grab some lighter fluid, food and aluminum foil for the grill. Then head to the lake. We did this as a group of ten usually, it was tons of fun and not that expensive.
4. Pick up a nerdy habit
Watch the entire Star Trek franchise and then do the same for Star Wars. Decide which one is your calling and stick to it. (LLAP)
5. Learn How to Draw (or paint)
I’m currently doing this one!! Basically go to youtube and watch tons of videos and figure your stuff out. You’ll love being able to draw once you’ve learned it. I started painting in high school though, got pretty good at it i guess. I continued with the painting hobby all the way up through college until my new puppy (Apollo was 5 months old) found my paint while I was in class and ate it all. I spent the night in the vet hospital watching him vomit brown gooey stuff, then it took me a couple of hours and a jar of mayonnaise to get the paint out of his white fur, and a bottle of paint thinner on my carpet. Needless to say I never went back to painting.
6. Impromptu photo shoot
Get dressed up and meet up with the girls. Do some head shots, some glamour shots and then head out doors to cool locations for picture taking. Make it an album on facebook and wait for the comments telling you how beautiful you are and then you can wallow in your vanity for the rest of the week. Woo!
7.Experiment with beauty products
Ever tried wax strips? What about all the body exfoliation scrubs? Mix up perfumes (Personally I like wearing cologne now, it stays on longer and smells soooooo much better than that flowery crap. A lot of girls that I know are doing that now.)
8. Practice drinking
No no, not alcohol 😉 We all know here in America that when you turn 21, you head out and drink the night away. So get some tonic water or plain water or something and practice drinking games. Practice taking a shot, practice the circle of death, etc. Be prepared for that special 21st birthday and all those years of college. I never did and now im just now figuring out the shot.
I know i know, aint nobody got time for that. But, if you’re painfully bored one day go look up some DIY projects
10. Social Experiments
HAve a friend filming you when you go out and do these experiments. What you want to do is do things such as: Standing too close to someone in an elevator, a fake proposal rejection, weird pickup lines, pickup lines using song lyrics or LOTR quotes, etc…
Create a youtube channel and make videos once a week. Who knows, if you get popular you might make tons of money off of it. (Refer to Jeanna Marbles, Pewdiepie, tyler oakley, etc)
12. Create a Blog
Whoa i know, it’s like inception. A blog inside of a blog? Mind boggling, or mind blogging 😀 Create a blog and keep up with it. If you can make it past three months you’re probably good to go.
13. Science Experiments.
There are tons of at home science experiments that you can do with household objects. Resort to the google to find them. Now I am a chemistry major and I do chemistry research so I have access to a lab and all the chemicals. But if you see an experiment you like but you dont have the chemicals, you can probably make them at home using more instructions from google and some over the counter meds. Chemical manufacturers are not allowed to sell it to people like us on our little lonesome so there is not much you can buy chemical wise. But here are some easy ones to look up: Exploding watermelon with rubber bands, elephant toothpaste, dancing gummy bear, etc.
14. Read/write fanfiction
You have favorite shows or movies, there are fan written stories about them. Give it a look. And if you fancy yourself a writer, try to write one.
15. Date some people
Experimenting with this is great fun. Now dont go throwing your body around and sleeping with everybody, nobody likes a slut. But feel free to date a few guys. This will help you know which guy is “the one” whenever you find him. (Research supports it)
16. Learn every detail about something specific
Intelligence is the new sexy. Learn every detail about bombs or doors or dogs or whatever. That way you can surprise and impress people during conversation.
17. Catch up on the British drama
The brits are coming up with the best tv shows of all time here in these past few years. Go online and watch Merlin, and Doctor Who, and Sherlock, etc
18. Tv shows and movies galore
What you do it get netflix, or legally *cough cough* stream shows and movies on your computer. This literally consumes way to much of my time.
Race in weird things that are not cars. Go to an abandoned parking lot and go grocery cart racing, go sled racing, go racing on food trays or bicycles, etc
20. Spa nights
Get with the girls for a sleepover and bring your nail stuff and bath stuff. Hop in the hot tub/ bath with your bathing suits on and lots of bubbles and laugh hysterically all night, dont forget the face masks. Then go grab the blankets and pillows and claim a couch or floor spot so you can gossip all night
Probably not that exciting sounding, but go out back to one of those cow pastures and build a huge bonfire with your friends. Invite your whole highschool if you want, there’s plenty of room outdoors. Dance around the fire and throw random objects in to see if it explodes or melts (stand back) and play loud music out of all those ghetto cars that have been rigged up with unreasonably loud bass systems. (Run off and go cow tipping if you have the means)
So that’s all the stuff I did for fun when I was a little younger, some of it only works for people with some land to work with but feel free to adjust the list to city life. Tootleoo