Monday, September 13, 2010

20. and 19. The Great Coin Exchange

I really like my title! (ha!)
In the city of Chicago parking is no longer based on a meter system. Mayor Daly sold the rights to the meters to a private company that now over charges (albeit true) the cars of Chicago. But these hideous boxes have these small change return holes. At least once a week, I see people who are homeless or even college students checking these trays for spare change someone may have forgotten. So, I decided that that I am going to leave 50 cents in each of these pay boxes that I come across. Hopefully, I can help someone park who is short change or help someone buy something to eat. Either way, every little cent counts.

I am also going to do the same in pop machines around my campus. How many times have you gone to grab a Pepsi and you are short on change. So, the birthday fairy shall strike again!
21 for 21!

Friday, September 10, 2010

21. The CTA Card (In No Particular Order)

Number 21. (in no particular order) is the CTA Transit Card. As we know, I live in the lovely Chicago. People are going to be swarming this lovely weekend and what better feeling when you are in a rush to have someone pay for your CTA ride? There isn't a worse feeling when you are in a hurry, you slip your card in and it tells you, you are out of money on the card. Honestly, the look is heartbreaking if you know the feeling of just missing a train that could make or break your day.Hopefully, I can prevent that for some people. :)

Back on the Map!


I am finally BACK! School has started and now I am in the full swing of things! Senior year is here! (HOLLLLLA!) Now that the year has started, it is officially 30 DAYS until 10-10-10! I am so excited to get prepared for this awesome day! I also want to say thanks for the support! So, here goes the list count down!
21 for 21

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

We're A Go!

I wanted to ask Robyn before I put her on my birthday blog (my new nick name for this experience). And I got this wonderful email back!

Hi Marykatherine!  Wow, thanks very much for your email and the link to
your wonderful blog!  I am SO happy that you have been inspired to
dedicate your birthday in such a way to help so many others!  Just think
of all the lives you will touch in ways we can never even imagine.
I am very honored that you would include me in your blog and I am looking
forward to reading how everything goes.  I am bookmarking your site but
please keep me posted if you'd like...very exciting!  :)

Best wishes on your planning and thanks a million again!

So, let the festivities BEGIN!
***please note the count down on the side bar 47 days!
here's to 21!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Plan.

Of course as a poor college student (but not because we so often forget were privileged to attend college in the first place) skint college student I have devised ways to avoid all work possible. Running around the city of Chicago, having impromptu dance parties to 90's boy bands, and of course the internet. And on the internet, the geniuses of the cyber world constructed a website that every time you click a button, a random website is generated. The name of such a crazy contraption you ask? Well, of course! Now be careful you crazy kids and take it easy. Although does not give you a virus, there are vicious users out there who try to work around the operators and mess your computer. Trust. Firsthand experience here.

I was "stumbling" one day and I came across one of the most amazing ideas someone has ever dreamed up!Her name is Robyn and she is a genius. The blog post title is "How I Celebrated My Birthday (aka 38 random acts of Robyn)". In a nutshell, she designated 38 random acts of kindness that she spread throughout her community on her birthday. I swelled up with mushy-ness as I looked at the pictures and read the story of the 38 acts.

AND THEN IT HAPPENED. In October, I will be celebrating my 21st birthday which also happens to be my second GOLDEN birthday!!! (10-10-10). I never enjoyed or cared to partake in spirits and alcohol, so that was definitely out of the question. I had been considering what to do for a while, and with the help of Robyn, I finally knew what I was going to do.

On my 21st Golden Birthday, I will be doing:
21 Things for [my] 21st.
So, stay tuned! I will be debuting my list 1 item at a time, some come from inspiration of Robyn and some are really special to me.
Let's enjoy this journey to my:
21 Things

visit Robyn's blog!