I recently got back from a wonderful vacation in Seattle. I arrived there on a Thursday to meet up with my best friend who had just moved to work in the city. While he was busy being productive and earning money on Friday, I had the day to myself. What did I do with all that time, you ask? Well, I spent the vast majority of it wandering around a city I had never before seen, with anywhere between 25-45% of an idea where I was going or what I was doing. I got lost several times (Not quite enough to start counting on toes, though) and refused to look at a map. I got on a bus and walked off at a random point, the one that felt right to me. And through the entire day I had one of the best times of my life. I didn't even know that I would be the type to wander around a city before it happened, and I am incredibly happy it did.
In high school, I worked on a speech on rocketry. At this point, my interest in chemistry was just budding, so I decided to go all-out on the project and try to make my own rocket fuel. I looked up all the different recipes (Did you know that it's as easy as fertilizer and corn syrup?) and literally cooked up rocket fuel on a hot plate with my chemistry teacher. I never got the chance to use it in my own rocket, but we set it off for a test and it worked like a charm... Actually, it was more of a smoke bomb than rocket fuel. I need to adjust the recipe.
I should have been a 16th century blacksmith.