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Most of the things on our bucket lists are things we can, to at least some degree, control. If you want to learn Spanish you can take a class, you can download an app, you can check a book out at the library. If you want to see Machu Picchu you can book a flight. You can book a tour. You can plan that vacation. If you want to lose weight, if you want to buy a house, if you want to publish a book. You can actively work towards those goals. Many times, the only things holding us back are ourselves. But, there are...

I'd never seen a football match in person. Football, or soccer as we call it at home, has never really been my sport. Not that I really have a sport. I used to watch a lot of American football back in college. But, really, I just liked sitting in Block I: U of I's student section where we got to dance and make Gumby out of plastic cards and socialize. I now enjoy an occasional White Sox game. But really I like those more for the hot dogs and, again, the socializing, than the actually game. In Asia I ended up...

I don't follow sports. I just have never really been that into them. There are a few exceptions to that, of course. I love White Sox games and Blackhawks games live. I used to love going to Illini hockey games and had season tickets in Block I for football games back in college. And I watch the Super Bowl every year…if only for the commercials and taco dip....

Tuesday the weather forecast kept changing. All day I watched as it turned from rainy to cloudy to rainy. That kind of thing can drive a girl crazy when she's planning on heading out to a Sox game that night. 5pm rolled around and the forecast had again changed to rain, rain, rain. And as I left work I walked through a downpour from my office to the red line....