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Monday the 14th of March 2011

10:53 AM

burfday

UPDATED! as of 3.22.11

in case you were wondering where plus one's nate cole ended up: http://bit.ly/akRTVd
he's smoking pot and singing with his wife liska as doom & gloom.  their latest, it's a funny life, is as good a birthday song as ever.

i've decided to celebrate my 23rd birthday for 23 days.  it's more of an excuse to get out and enjoy the things i love about omaha and get around to doing some things i've been meaning to do.  the list:

walk to iowa
last time i walked to iowa there were these scavenger hunt teams dressed in capes who pulled up to the bridge, grabbed a couch out of their van, and ran carrying it up on the bridge.  i was really hoping they would dump the couch into the river, but they just carried it back to the van.

donut stop
the greatest place for donuts in omaha.  they are open until 3 am and have cat posters all over the walls.  plus the donuts are always super fresh and super cheap.

durham museum
a history museum in downtown o

hot shops art center
a gallery and studio warehouse where artists of all different mediums work.  you can peruse the halls and take ceramics, glass blowing, and metal forging classes.

ted & wally's homemade ice cream
the greatest place for ice cream in omaha.  i love ecreamery, but ted & wally's beats them hands down.  there is always a line, and the flavors change every day.

enter the mythical omaha visitor's center
every time i go past this place, it's closed!  it HAS to be open sometime.  i am determined to find that sometime.

just hang in the old market passageway, reading a book
the passageway is so dark and mysterious and full of plants.  i love it.

grotto
there's this old prayer grotto near grace university that is simply beautiful.  i just want to spend time here.

fountain
for the longest time i was convinced that this fountain didn't exist, either.  then one night it turned on!  it's one of the coolest public spaces in omaha.

bemis center of contemporary art
i mean, contemporary art.  nuff said.

go bowling
just because i haven't done this in a while, and i'm really good at ripping my pants while bowling.

grey plume
'the greenest restaurant in america'... local food prepared by a world class chef.  and it's in my neighborhood!

gospel skate at hope skate
i just found out that this skating rink in north o has gospel skate on fridays and saturdays.  i wish my brother were here.

museo latino
this museum is so close to the kroc and i've been meaning to go for a long time.

daily grub
omaha's only 100% vegan restaurant.  the food is soooo goooood.

joslyn art museum
i went here for a lecture once and was super impressed - the building alone is beautiful.

dixie quicks
southern food... maybe i can get my wishbone fix in omaha?

red mango
def not vegan, (neither is ted & wally's or donut stop) but all natural frozen yogurt.  i can go back to being veg for that.

get rid of everything i haven't used in a year
i have too much stuff just sitting in my apartment that i don't use.

bread oven
free slices of bread, yo!

make giant knitting needles and knit something huge
i'm thinking broom handle big.

leave notes for people in library books
how lovely would it be to open a book and find a note?

ice skating
last time i went ice skating in omaha was with two ghanians and an argentine who had never been skating before.  it was hilarious.
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