Wednesday, March 12, 2008

100 things to do before my time is up

Fifty-one through Seventy-five:

51. Be at peace with those who have hurt me
52. Understand my spirituality
53. Know how to start a fire
54. Practice Yoga on a daily basis
55. Learn how to rock climb
56. Learn how to give up and give into love
57. Ask for the raise I deserve
58. Ask my parents the stories of their lives
59. Drive a Vespa through Paris
60. See Saturday Night Live in person
61. Complete the Sunday New York Times Crossword pen
62. Perform with the Coyote Ugly girls
63. Create my will
64. Plan for my retirement
65. Live in the same town as my best friend
66. Begin annual trips with my best friend
67. Complete a half-marathon
68. Meet Heather Armstrong (aka: Dooce) and become friends with her
69. Get back stage to a major concert
70. Hike all the 13'ners in Colorado
71. Score under par on Disc Golf
72. Be able to identify the difference between Mozart, Chopin, and Beethoven
73. Buy season tickets to the Opera
74. Audition for local theater
75. Revisit all the childhood homes I had

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

100 things to do before my time is up

Twenty-six through fifty:

26. Go to the Golden Globes
27. Adopt a child from Kenya
28. Dance in the rain
29. Stand on the pyramids
30. Run with the bulls
31. Learn how to surf
32. Live without TV for a month
33. Live without Internet for 3 months
34. Discover the next big band
35. Write an article for "The Onion"
36. Contribute to a charity that I believe will change the world
37. Meet Zach Braff
38. Live in Hawaii
39. See a Broadway premier
40. Spend NYE in New York City
41. Attend a black tie affair
42. Own a house that requires a front porch swing
43. Fly first class to an exotic location
44. Find a job that makes me happy
45. Learn how to drive a manual transmission
46. Cliff dive
47. Have lunch with Bono
48. Learn American Sign Language
49. Contribute an article to "Real Simple"
50. Have Stacy and Clinton be honest with me about my wardrobe

Monday, March 10, 2008

100 things to do before my time is up

My friend Jeni recently began her list of things to do before she goes and of course, I began to think about my list...I'd love to hear some of yours.

One through twenty-five:
  1. Live without my meds
  2. Get married
  3. Raise compassionate, self-aware children
  4. Set foot in all 7 continents
  5. Become a published author (on what, I have no idea)
  6. Purchase a pair Manolo Blahnik
  7. Become a paid photographer
  8. Sky dive over the Sahara
  9. Climb Kilimanjaro
  10. Learn how to do the following well:
    1. Ride a horse
    2. Use a knife properly
    3. Sail
  11. Learn to speak Spanish fluently
  12. Learn to speak Kiswahili well
  13. Learn to speak enough Italian to live there for a year
  14. Make love on the beach
  15. Learn how to take a compliment
  16. Become a doula
  17. Take the train from coast to coast
  18. Start a non-profit
  19. Join the Peace Corps
  20. Visit the Holy Land
  21. Figure out my family tree
  22. Invest in crazy invention
  23. Spend extensive time in the following places
    1. London
    2. Paris
    3. Madrid
    4. Nairobi
    5. Hong Kong
    6. Tibet
  24. Spend the whole day naked and be comfortable in my own skin
  25. Drink beer at the Oktoberfest in Germany