Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Life List - Bigger, Bolder, Shorter

Ah, insomnia.  I was lying in bed, thinking about my Life List and decided it was a bit, well, weak.  Where was the bold, spicy flavor?  It's too safe, too...achievable.  So, I'm takin' some of the items up a notch.  Wha-bam!  And takin' some out - some that weren't really what I wanted to do, just what I thought I should want to do.

  1. Write an international best seller that's published in 17 languages
  2. Road trip, in a camper van, around New Zealand
  3. Hike The Trail of the Buddha (a grueling, multi-week hike through India, China and Tibet)
  4. Plant a sunflower garden
  5. Plant a poppy garden
  6. Bake bread from scratch
  7. Swim with dolphins
  8. Attend the bi-annual festival in Marostica, Italy
  9. Learn to blow glass in Venice
  10. Celebrate the winter solstice in Antarctica and the summer solstice in Barrow, AK
  11. Learn to Tango in Argentina
  12. See the Moai on Easter Island
  13. Visit the pyramids in Egypt
  14. Attend stunt car driving school
  15. Sing with Sleater-Kinney
  16. Learn to scuba dive
  17. Care for a big dog (i.e., Great DaneIrish Wolf Hound) - woof!
  18. Visit Grandma Cora's grave
  19. Run for an elected position
  20. Attend the Olympics
  21. Raise a bilingual child
  22. Ride in a dog sled
  23. Drink real Champagne in the Champagne Valley of France
  24. Soak in a hot springs in Iceland
  25. Touch a Viking ship in Denmark
  26. Kayak the fjords of Norway
  27. Hike the Great Wall of China
  28. Participate in a traditional tea ceremony in Japan
  29. Help baby turtles make it to the ocean
  30. Drive the AL-CAN Highway
  31. Send a telegram
  32. Pet a whale
  33. Sit on the shores of Lake Ponchatrain, LA
  34. Sleep in a hut over the ocean
  35. Wear a bikini in public
  36. Picnic at The Getty
  37. Travel via Zip Line through a rain forest
  38. Live in a foreign country again
  39. Own my own business
  40. Hike Antelope Slot Canyon in Page, AZ
  41. Serve as an Executive Director or CEO
  42. See the Terracotta Army
  43. Plant a vegetable garden (completed June 2010)
  44. Own a Prius (completed Oct. 2008)
  45. Give birth (completed 10/10/09)
  46. Own a house (completed Dec. 2005)
  47. Get my Master's degree (completed Dec. 2003)
  48. Get a tattoo (completed May 2000)
  49. Attend college in New England (completed May 1999)
  50. Travel Europe (completed 1997-1998)
  51. Live in Europe (completed 1997-1998)
  52. Go nightswimming (completed August 1997)
  53. Travel by myself (completed summer 1997)


Heidi Dolamore said...

you know, i don't think you can send a telegram anymore. i tried to do that 10 or 15 years ago without any luck.

Anonymous said...

I'd vote for you!

Nanimal said...

want to bake bread next summer? that is one of my passions. I seriously LOVE to make bread from scratch. one of my dreams is to mill my own flour.