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XO-LP // Laura Palmer

A Love Letter History.

Dear 28,


1.            Sell 200 postcards
2.            Conquer a fear
3.            See all 10 Best Picture nominees
                   1. The Artist
                         2. The Descendants
                         3. Hugo
                         4. Midnight in Paris
                         5. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
                         6. The Help
                         7. Moneyball
                         8. The Tree of Life
                         9. War Horse
4.            Take a class (preferably an art one, as hoped for in year 27)
                   - Learned how to blow glass at Art Noir's holiday studio (12/2011)
                         - Artist Workshop with Tony Feher (05/2012)
5.            Slip n slide
6.            See 8 live shows (In at least 4 different states)
                       1. Iron and Wine + The Head and The Heart -- June (DSM, IA)
                        2. 80/35 (Girl Talk + Of Montreal + more) -- July (DSM, IA)
                        3. Janet Jackson -- July (DSM, IA)
                        4. Mayer Hawthorne -- October (Iowa City, IA)
                        5. The Head and The Heart -- October (Omaha, NE)
                        6. Mates of State -- November (Iowa City, IA)
                        7. The National + Local Natives -- December (Chicago, IL)
                        8. Elizabeth Arynn -- April (DSM, IA)
                        9. BBU -- April (DSM, IA)
7.            Take a vacation
8.            Shoot free throws
9.            Try 8 new bourbons
                   1. Cedar Ridge Iowa Bourbon Whiskey
                         2. Makers 46
                         3. Angel's Envy Bourbon
10.         Camp
11.         Get my palm read
12.         Build something
13.         See a Hawkeye football game live
14.         Get an email from the Rob Sheffield
15.         Have an Art Show
16.         Carve a pumpkin
17.         Throw that Skating Party
18.         Read the other 15 books
                         1. Attachments
                       2. The Hunger Games
                       3. Catching Fire
                       4. Mockingjay
                       5. Housekeeping
                       6. The History of Love
                       7. Bossypants
                       8. The Accidental Masterpiece        
19.         Be on a stage
20.         Mixtape Exchange 2011
21.         Buy the damn car
22.         Visit a monument
23.         Slow dance
24.         Run a 5k (for real this time)
25.         Sightsee in Chicago with Jen
26.         Attend 8 Arts and Culture type events in Des Moines
                  1. Des Moines Arts Festival Preview Party (05.26.11)
                        2. Des Moines Metro Opera Cabaret Night Live (06.10.11)
                        3. Des Moines Metro Opera Performances (That's right. I went to 2 Operas. 07.2011)
         4. Des Moines Art Center Gala (09.24.11)

                        5. Garrison Keillor Bucksbaum Lecture at Drake University (10.25.2011)
                        6. Art Noir Holiday Studio - where I learned to blow glass, with class (12.08.11)
                        7. DMMO (the Opera got lots of love this year) Food and Wine Expo (02.17.12)
                        8. Des Moines Music Coalition's Backstage Ball (02.23.12)
27.         Host scotch club in my bitty apartment
28.         Celebrate 28  oops. 29.

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