Thursday, September 11, 2008

My Life List

I know it's damn near cliche these days but this is a list of things I want to do before I die.


  1. Make a list of 100 things to do before I die.
  2. Attend at least one major sporting event: the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the U.S. Open whatever.
  3. Throw a huge party and invite every one of my friends
  4. Skydive
  5. Have my portrait painted
  6. Learn to speak a foreign language and make sure I use it.
  7. Be an extra in a film.
  8. Tell someone the story of my life sparing no details.
  9. Give my mother a dozen red roses and tell her that I love her.
  10. Be a member of the audience in a TV show.
  11. Write the novel I know I have inside me.
  12. Learn to play a musical instrument with some degree of skill.
  13. Teach someone illiterate to read.
  14. Write down my personal mission statement, follow it and revise it from time to time.
  15. Experience weightlessness.
  16. Forgive my parents.
  17. Learn to juggle with three balls.
  18. Find a job that I love.
  19. Overcome my fear of failure.
  20. Buy my own house and then spend time making it into exactly what I want.
  21. Go to a hookah bar
  22. Own a profitable business.
  23. Grow a garden
  24. Spend three months getting my body into optimum shape.
  25. Drive a convertible with the top down and the music blaring.
  26. Accept myself for who I am.
  27. Learn to use a microphone and give a speech in public.
  28. Go up in a hot air balloon.
  29. Put a web cast on the internet.
  30. Give to a charity anonymously.
  31. Create my own website.
  32. Learn to think for myself.
  33. Make myself spend a half-day at a concentration camp and swear never to forget.
  34. Run to the top of the Statue of Liberty.
  35. Reflect on my greatest weakness and realize how it is my greatest strength.
  36. Collect and store my own DNA
  37. Have an article published in a major magazine.
  38. Keep my home clean for a month.
  39. Have a romantic relationship with a woman out of my league.
  40. Go skinny dipping.
  41. Create and stick to a budget.
  42. Learn to play
  43. Fast for three days, drinking only water.
  44. Drive the Pacific Coast Highway in a convertible.
  45. Make a perfect omelet.
  46. Master the art of Conversational Hypnosis.
  47. Drive by myself from coast to coast.
  48. Leave myself a letter in a library book. Look for it twenty years later.
  49. Scuba dive.
  50. Learn three to four chords on the guitar until I can play one song.
  51. Play the guitar flawlessly at an open mike.
  52. Live in a hotel room suite for a week.
  53. Milk a cow.
  54. Live outside the United States for at least six months.
  55. Learn to overcome at least one fear.
  56. Get very good at a sport that isn’t a sport.
  57. Eat a six course meal that I prepared.
  58. Make a movie.
  59. Give a panhandler all of my money.
  60. Learn to roast coffee in a popcorn popper.
  61. Read “Lolita” to see what the big deal is all about.
  62. Walk twenty miles.
  63. Learn to defend myself physically and emotionally.
  64. Get a deep tissue massage.
  65. Put a hundred dollars on a long shot to win.
  66. Go to Paris and stay for two weeks without telling anyone.
  67. Raise a dog.
  68. Bungee jump.
  69. Go on a game show.
  70. Stand up to a bully.
  71. Unplug the TV for a month.
  72. Assemble a rock band. Be the lead singer. Pleasure the groupies.
  73. Audition for something.
  74. Give a panhandler a hundred dollars.
  75. Learn how to take a punch
  76. Volunteer at a soup kitchen.
  77. Pick the music for my funeral.
  78. Travel Route 66.
  79. Get a group of people together in Spaceball uniforms to annoy the 501st Stormtrooper brigade at ComiCon.
  80. See the Northern Lights.
  81. Go to Mardi Gras.
  82. Obtain a passport.
  83. See a Broadway Play.
  84. Go to Space Camp.
  85. Pick up girls in Tokyo
  86. Help the homeless without giving money to panhandlers.
  87. Take a stand up comedy class
  88. Take a Learning Annex class
  89. Write and sell a movie script.
  90. Read ALL of the Barnes & Noble Classics.
  91. Become a Voice actor.
  92. Be on the Tonight Show and Late Night with David Letterman.
  93. Learn Javascript.
  94. Learn how to master the Instant Software Builder.
  95. Go Indoor skydiving.
  96. Run a marathon.
  97. Be a millionaire.
  98. Gamble in Vegas
  99. Kiss a girl at midnight on New Years Eve.
  100. Design and sell a T-shirt.
  101. Own a really comfortable bed.
  102. Eliminate all of my debt.
  103. Join a writers community.
  104. See a Broadway Play in person on Broadway in New York City.


CocoBunni said...

2 words for you on #50 - "Guitar Hero". I know it isnt "real" guitar but, the HIGH you get once you master Barracuda by Heart is amazing :) LOL Also, on #79 -when you are ready to annoy the stormtroopers at Comicon, I am so there as Princess Vespa ;)

techniqueal t. said...

real catchy title. to skydive is also one of my "to do" list before i die. i just hope i would be able to complete the other 19 items as skydiving was labeled number 3 on mine ^_^

great blog!