Tuesday, May 29, 2007

before i die

I’ve had this list for a while now and it's been constantly updated and changed. It’s a list of things I’d like to achieve before I die. Morbid? Maybe. It started out as a top 100 list, but has changed, shrunk and grown a lot. I’m sure that this list will be added to and changed a lot more in times to come.

I found a lot of stuff on the net on lists of 'things to do before you die' and I got a few things from them, but a lot of them are a bit flaky. So I’ve had to just add to it as I think of things from time to time.

So here it is. I’ll be linking to items on it when I achieve them as I go.


things to do before I die

1. Run a marathon
2. Create my family tree
3. Stand at the top of the Statue of Liberty/Eiffel tower
4. Go camping in bush and live off the land
5. Lose money at roulette in Vegas
6. learn to play the guitar
7. Attend a really huge concert of a classic rock group (rolling stones etc)
8. Go up in a hot-air balloon
9. Scuba dive off Australia's Great Barrier Reef
10. Learn to use a microphone and give a speech in public / be an MC
11. Spend three months getting into the best shape of my life
12. Grow my own food in my own garden
13. Buy a house and then spend time making it into exactly what I want
14. Donate money and put my name on something: a scholarship, a bench in the park.
15. Raft through the Grand Canyon
16. Spend Christmas working in a soup kitchen
17. Get my dream job
18. Drive the Autobahn in a really fast car
19. Learn to juggle with three balls
20. Read a great novel
21. Go wild in Rio during Carnival
22. Take a ride on the highest roller coaster
23. Sleep under the stars
24. Write my will
25. Own one very expensive but absolutely wonderful business suit
26. Drive from coast to coast
27. Sing a great song in front of an audience
28. Experience weightlessness
29. Get passionate about a cause and spend time helping it, instead of just thinking about it
30. Spend New Year's in an exotic location
31. See a lunar eclipse
32. Teach someone illiterate to read
33. Ask for a raise
34. Shower in a waterfall
35. Be someone's mentor
36. Drink beer at Oktoberfest in Munich
37. Write the novel I know I have inside me
38. Sit on a jury
39. Ride the Trans-Siberian Express across Asia
40. Be the boss
41. Learn to dance properly
42. Plant a tree
43. Ride a camel into the desert
44. Send a message in a bottle
45. Be a member of the audience in a TV show
46. Grow a beard and leave it for at least a month
47. Buy a round-the-world air ticket and a backpack, and run away
48. Brew my own beer
49. Make love on a forest floor / outside
50. Be an extra in a film
51. Watch the launch of the space shuttle
52. Go skinny-dipping at midnight in the South of France
53. Learn to speak a foreign language and use it
54. Have my portrait painted
55. Skydive
56. Bungee jump
57. Swim with a dolphin
58. Attend at least one major sporting event: the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the U.S. Open
59. go to Disneyland
60. hold an exhibition
61. see the one or both of the arctic poles
62. pose next to the guards at Buckingham palace
63. visit the pyramids
64. have a star named after me
65. watch a famous opera / play
66. start a company (ticked! The Sweatshop marketing consulting 2010)
67. swim with whale sharks (ticked! scuba dived with 8 bronze whalers off cairns)
68. become a member of the mile high club
69. spend a night in jail (ticked! spent most of new years night in a jail in Tasmania when i was 17).
70. hike / ride the great wall of china
71. get a tattoo
72. Drink vodka in Moscow, smoke a cigar in Cuba, eat Peking duck in Beijing, pizza in Italy, drink tequila in Mexico, karaoke in Japan, st patricks day in Ireland, eat snails in France, etc
73. learn to ride a motorbike and tour cross country
74. get into the playboy mansion
75. Buy a round for a packed bar.
76. climb a mountain
77. go on safari
78. go nude on a nude beach (ticked!... well technically it wasn't a nude beach)
79. climb the Sydney harbor bridge
80. have an article written about me in a newspaper (with picture)
81. throw a dart at a map and visit wherever it lands

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