It's Weekly Lessons with Lexi and I! Share what you've learned this week, or in life in general! It's my birthday today, so I really should be sharing one of those, "What I've learned in my lifetime" sort of birthday posts, but 26 things was too many to wrap my head around. Sorry guys!
How to zipline.
Really, there's not much to learn. The harness and the guides do all the work. But, on Sunday I went ziplining for the first time and it was so much fun! It started out fifteen feet from the ground and we worked our way up to 120. Not bad for someone with a fear of heights!
Before! (Michael, me, my mom, my brother, and my aunt...and part of my aunt's dog.)
This was after the first zip line and on the first of three suspension bridges. This was the shortest bridge by far, and the only one that wasn't a steep climb at the end.
Here is the last suspension bridge. One hundred plus feet in the air. And waaaay steeper than it looks.
On the last zip line, there's a camera that takes your picture. My mom only bought Michael's picture because, I mean, just look at it! Hahaha.
And here's a picture I took in the parking lot because I thought it was pretty. Ha!
Major first world problems...
We're going out to dinner tonight to celebrate my birthday. Picking a restaurant was the hardest thing ever. Portland is a major foodie city, so there were pages and pages of 4+ star restaurants to choose from on Yelp. Even with Michael not eating gluten or dairy narrowing down my list of choices...it was so hard. I wanted to complain...but shouldn't having lots of options be a good thing? Anyway, I learned that picking a restaurant in Portland is no joke. I think Michael has chosen most of the restaurants we've been to, or we've heard good things about them and just decided to go.
Are we in the 18th century?
So, on Monday, I go to make a reservation at the restaurant that I chose and was really excited about. I chose it last week and should've made a reservation then, but I kept forgetting. So I check Open Table...and they're not on there. I check Yelp and their website...and they don't take online reservations. I grudgingly go to call them, and realize that they're obviously not going to be open in the middle of the day...and then I saw that they're open Wednesday-Saturday. Please cross your fingers that when I call when they open at five, they have a reservation for seven! Lesson learned: Don't procrastinate and maybe pay a little more attention to these things when researching restaurants.
Starting The Walking Dead may have been a huge mistake.
I got all caught up through season six just days before the season seven premiere on Sunday. And then the premiere ruined my life*, so I'm questioning my
life Netflix decisions.
Raise your hand if you've ever felt personally victimized by The Walking Dead. 🙋🏻— Mattie Dulka (@mattiedulka) October 25, 2016
Being caught up on The Walking Dead really sucks.
How do people wait a week for a new episode?! Luckily, Sunday's episode didn't end in a cliffhanger, so I'm fine for now...but as the season goes on I think it will be unbearable. (Yes, I'm going to continue watching it, even though my previous lesson might suggest otherwise.)
I will never not cry my eyes out during Jim and Pam's wedding.
Jim and Pam are not friends whose wedding video I creepily watch every once in a while (I do wish they were real and my friends though), they are from The Office, in case you didn't know. We got to their wedding episode on Monday night and I was a wreck, as per usual.
I cry way too hard during Jim & Pam's wedding. Like, full on sobbing, hiding from Michael while he laughs at me. 😂— Mattie Dulka (@mattiedulka) October 25, 2016