I have an outline that's due on Monday and it kept me busy all weekend, so there wasn't much time for blogging. But here are the New Things I did for my year of new things:
Day Seven: (saturday) I slapped someone. (There's no dramatic story here--it was a friend who knew I had never slapped anyone before and wanted to help me out with My Year of New Things. No one got hurt in the making of this New Thing. We were both laughing the whole time.)
Day Seven: (saturday) (a second New Thing I did today) I saw my 15-year-old cousin Matt act in a play. I have never seen Matt act before, and he was great. He played Tony in his high school production of You Can't Take It With You. Matt wants to grow up to be an actor, and I think he's got a shot at it.
Day Eight: (sunday) I flipped off a stranger. (In the car. While I was driving. They cut me off. I'm not the greatest driver, so generally I give a lot of slack to other drivers who aren't so great, but today I decided to try something new and flipped this other driver off. How did I feel afterwards? Completely unsatisfied. Road rage is not for me.)