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No. 4: Make Banana Flambe, Complete with Flame

I’m not quite sure why I wanted to make bananas foster before I turned 30.  Perhaps because I’ve never intentionally set anything on fire? (I’m a juvenile public defender.  I have far too many clients who do that anyway.)  So here it turns up as number four on my 30 Before 30 list.

Now, the problem with this task is that I’m actually a pretty horrible cook.  So, as usual, I teamed with Mama Judd for this task.  (And by “teamed” I mean “took pictures of her while she did it.”)

We used this recipe, which is from the restaurant that claims to have created the dish in 1951.  It was delicious!











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No. 11: Perform Thriller at a Halloween party.

I love to dance. I can’t get enough of it.  So two and half years ago when I thought about 30 fun things I wanted to do before around my 30th birthday, I knew that doing Thriller at Halloween time was one of the list.  It became No. 11 on my 30 Before 30 List.

Some fun gals from work invited me to Witches Night Out this Halloween at Gardner’s Village.  Little did I know the DJ’s big finale was one big Thriller party!

It was super dark that night but if you click here you will see 11 seconds of me living the dream!



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No. 6: Hike to Timpanogos Cave

Number 6 on my 30 Before 30 list was to hike to Timpanogos Cave.  I did! I couldn’t walk for two days, but I did.


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No. 28: Can Something

Given the number of tomatoes Doug grows in his yard, one of my 30 Before 30 items was to can some of them. Since I don’t usually just eat tomatoes, I really hoped I could can some in a spaghetti sauce or salsa.  Lucky for me, my sister-in-law had a spaghetti sauce recipe and a lot of motivation.  It was my first time canning anything (and let’s be honest I just did as I was told) so I really don’t know what we did or why.  So here is my pictorial story of canning:

Who wants spaghetti?


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No. 29: Watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s

I haven’t seen a lot of movies that people call “classics”.  Goonies?  Nope.  Top Gun? I’ll get around to it.  And, yes, I’ve never watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  (In fact, I’ve never seen any of Audrey Hepburn’s movies.)  Pop culture insists that this is one of the American classics, so I added it to my 30 Before 30 list.

I was entertained and Doug even seemed to enjoy himself.  Best movie I’ve ever watched? No.  Decent Friday night? Absolutely.


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No. 13: Get a 401K or other “grown up” financial plan in place.

It’s not as exciting as some of the items on my 30 Before 30 list, but it is something I needed to accomplish.  My 401k is established.  Even as we I speak it is sitting out there somewhere in cyberspace until I figure out what to do with it.  (To its credit, Charles Scwab emails me  daily trying to get me to make it more money.)  Anyone have some good resources on where to go next?


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No. 16: Win a Trial

I am proud to report that I have finally crossed number 16 off my 30 Before 30 list: I finally won a darn trial.  (In full disclosure, I had very competent co-counsel who deserves most of the credit.)  I will never forget the look on my 12 year old client’s father’s face when he hugged me, tears streaming down his face.  I hope this is the start of a long line of satisfying verdicts.


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