I have some experience cooking, but it's pretty limited. I have prepared chicken before and I am pretty good at making certain kinds of cookies and fudge. However, I have not learned how to prepare fish, and there are lots of dishes I have never cooked before that I would like to learn.
1. On which types of dishes should I focus my attention--main dishes, desserts, etc.?
2. Should I attempt a variety throughout my experience?
3. How much will supplies and ingredients cost me?
4. Where shall I find recipes to try?
5. If I lack certain supplies, such as a type of pot or pan, how will I obtain them?
6. Which cooking techniques would I like to use in this experiment?
7. How much time will I need?
8. Which dishes interest me the most?
9. With whom shall I share the products of my experiments?
10. Who will clean up the mess I make?
Option B: Violin
I have always loved the sound of certain musical instruments--especially piano, cello, and the violin. I never learned how to play an instrument, but it's something that I've always considered a possibility for the future. One song I would love to learn to play if I chose to learn the violin is the Overture to "The Phantom of the Opera." It is a beautiful piece, but I imagine that it would be difficult even for advanced learners.
1. Where would I find a violin?
2. Should I purchase it or is rental an option?
3. How much will a violin cost me?
4. What kind of maintenance does a violin require?
5. How do I read sheet music?
6. Is the Overture too advanced a piece for an absolute beginner like me? Should I start with something simpler?
7. From where would I obtain sheet music?
8. Is a traditional violin better or should I choose an electric version?
9. What will I do if my "music" causes a disturbance for my neighbors?
10. How challenging will it be for me to learn to play the violin?