Swinging in Alta Vista Park, camera on self-timer
As you probably remember, I wrote a list 29 days ago of 20 things to do in 30 days. On the eve of my 30th day, the truth is that I am not going to finish all twenty things. But I had a great time along the way.
Two weeks ago, I walked 5.5 miles to Ocean Beach and took a fun photo series along the way. I took a photo every five minutes, and ended up with a series of 24 shots that take you west across the city.
But I was still stuck on a food to eat that I'd never had before. As happens often in my life, Sam was an angel who presented herself in this situation. "Have you had marmite?" she asked via text late one night. "No, perfect!" I texted back. Marmite was something that I was actually excited to try, and I thought it accomplished the goal nicely.
"I'm working on a tasting for you," Sam said mysteriously a couple nights later. Then last week, I received a package.
In the package were containers. There was no note, but I knew it was from Sam, and I knew the containers, marked "YUK", "GOO", and "GAG" were different marmite flavors. I asked her how to try them, and she emailed me a primer from her sister's blog about the perfect way to spread marmite on toast.
I took careful notes over several tastings and then emailed her:
Generally I liked them, and will have any of them again. Sam confirmed that Goo was original marmite, then Yuk was champagne marmite and Gag was Guiness marmite. I think I am a marmite convert and will be buying a little brown jar for myself sometime soon.
Attempting to finish 20 things in 30 days was a blast. I will continue to work on the tasks I didn't complete, and took such joy in the ones that I did. I would highly recommend it to all.