Matthew Arkin




I'm doing 43 things
 

Matthew Arkin's Life List

  1. 1. Get my first Zach Brandis Mystery published.
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    1 person
  2. 2. Bicycle across the country with my son.
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    1 person
  3. 3. Make hot sauce.
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    1 person
  4. 4. Open Acting/Creative Studio.
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    1 person
  5. 5. Create and perfect homemade sausage recipes with Bruce.
    1 person
  6. 6. Write a book on acting technique and scene study.
    1 person
  7. 7. Start or join an acapella group.
    1 person
  8. 8. Meet Barack and Michelle Obama.
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    1 person
  9. 9. Take a wine tour of Sonoma and/or Napa Valley.
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    1 person
  10. 10. Cook a timpano.
    1 person
  11. 11. Join a gym
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    588 people
  12. 12. Sell one of my reality/competition show treatments.
    1 person
  13. 13. Visit Italy
    2,611 people
  14. 14. Direct a play
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    120 people
  15. 15. Learn to make sushi
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    724 people
  16. 16. Sell one of my pilot scripts.
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    1 person
  17. 17. Perform in another Broadway show.
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    1 person
  18. 18. Take a bread baking class.
    2 people
  19. 19. Write the second Zach Brandis Mystery.
    1 person
  20. 20. Design a board game
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    16 people
  21. 21. Write a cookbook
    292 people
  22. 22. Complete a 5K speedwalking charity event.
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    1 person
  23. 23. Visit Japan
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  24. 24. Qualify for, and obtain, full membership in, the WGA.
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  25. 25. Take some type of woodworking or shop class.
    1 person
  26. 26. Take a high performance driving course.
    1 person
  27. 27. Drive across the country with my friend Bruce.
    1 person
  28. 28. Eat as many oysters in one sitting as I want, instead of how many I can afford.
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    1 person
  29. 29. Win a Drama Desk, Obie, Tony, Ovation, LA Drama Critics Circle, Emmy, or Oscar.
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    1 person
  30. 30. Get a smoker with Bruce and work on some good barbeque.
    1 person
  31. 31. Qualify for active membership in Mystery Writers of America, and join.
    1 person
  32. 32. Dive Truk Lagoon.
    4 people
  33. 33. Publish an article on Salon.com.
    1 person
  34. 34. Sing an old standard or two, with a good band behind me, at a benefit for a good cause.
    1 person
  35. 35. Take a meditation intensive.
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    1 person
  36. 36. Compile articles I have already written on acting technique and scene study, and create detailed outline for a book on the subject.
    1 person
  37. 37. Take one intro yoga class.
    1 person
  38. 38. Take my first solo flight.
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    1 person
  39. 39. Read The Confession of St. Augustine.
    1 person
  40. 40. Do the master cleanse for at least 5 days
    1 person
  41. 41. Learn to make tamales
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    62 people
  42. 42. Get a gravity fed homebrew system with Bruce.
    1 person
  43. 43. make pastrami
    1 person

How I did it
How to make a talking stick for the Men's Talking Circle.
It took me
1 day
It made me
Very satisfied.


How to make mustard
It took me
2 days
It made me
Happy and content.


How to start a men's talking circle.
It took me
3 weeks
It made me


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Recent entries
Open Acting/Creative Studio.
A step in the right direction.

Today marked the addition of a Sunday morning session of the Acting Technique and Scene Study Class that I teach with Melissa Kite, this in addition to our successful Monday evening session. This marks a big step toward the realization of the dream. And soon it looks as though we will be moving into a new space, one that will accomodate greater flexibility to our needs for the relaxation and sensory work, and also have room for all of the furniture, set pieces and props that our students need to most effectively apply all that they are learning in technique.



Get a total of 43 things on my 43Things list.
6 Years, or 1 week.

I joined 43Things 6 years ago, and used it half-heartedly for a bit, and then not at all. I thought of it often however. Now, following a difficult divorce, and many twists and turns in my life, I decided about a week ago to recommit to this site as a tool to help me pursue goals and dreams, both large and small. And as of now, I have 43 things on my list. Of course, as soon as I finish this entry, I’ll be back down to 42, and I’ll have to come up with another one.

I have started a blog, FIRST THERE IS A MOUNTAIN, dedicated to recording my experiences as I chase my 43 things. You can follow it at http://mountainone.tumblr.com/



make hot sauce
Big fan of condiments

This just seems like it would be fun. I’ve made my own beer, and there’s a great sense of pride when you hand somebody a twelve ounce bottle with no label and tell them it’s a homebrew. They take it from you with trepidation Then there’s that tiny whoosh and puff of vapor when they open it and a wonderful look of surpise on their face when it actually tastes really good. So now I think I’d like to do the same thing with hot sauce and mustard. Our fridge is always filled with so many variteties of these things that my wife calls me the condiment king. If I make my own, I’ll feel like I really earned the title.



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