The first round of Curious 52 Challenges is due tomorrow, so I put together a binge learning guide for my fellow procrastinators. 5 lessons. 1 hour. Are you ready?
- How to Arrange Store-Bought Flowers - [2:17]
- The History of Saint Patrick - [2:57]
- French Phrases for Love - [12:17]
- 8 Minute Beginner Pilates Workout - [7:59]
- Sparkling and Rosé Wines of the World - [26:09]
The Shopping List:
- 1 bouquet of flowers
- 1 bottle of sparkling wine (if you prefer non-alcoholic, try sparkling cider instead!)
- 1 bottle of rosé
After stopping by the local store - thanks again, Willows! - I queued up the lessons, put on workout clothes, and placed the wine in the freezer to chill. Challenge accepted.
The Binge Hour:
Lesson 1. The first challenge on my list was uBloom’s flower arranging lesson. I trimmed the stems, filled my vase with water, and in about 3 minutes I had put together my first flower arrangement.
Lesson 2. Next up was the history of Saint Patrick - though it turns out Patrick wasn’t even his real name! For this challenge, I submitted a photo of the green cupcakes I baked in honor of Mr. Maewyn Succat.
Lesson 3. With only 9 minutes down, it was time for the third challenge - French Phrases for Love. My favorite new phrase is "Je vis d'amour et d'eau fraiche." Apparently "I live on love and fresh water" is a popular saying amongst French lovers.
Lesson 4. After racing through the first 3 lessons, it was time for pilates with Sean Vigue. This 8 minute beginner's routine was the perfect way to unwind after a long day.
Lesson 5. After pilates I couldn’t wait to taste the two different wines I picked out - I even got my roommates to partake in this lesson! I pressed play, relaxed, and sipped on wine for the last 30 minutes of the challenge.
Challenge complete. Good luck and happy (binge) learning! Tweet @curious to let us know which 5 lessons you chose!
P.S. For a full list of the first 13 lessons, check out the Curious 52 page here.