The List

So, lots of people have one of those lists. The list where you write out everything you wish to do at some point. It’s not an uncommon thing, these lists. It’s one of those things people have, just most of them carry it around in their heads. I’m no good at remembering, so I wrote it out. It was a pretty long list, and I keep adding to it. As I cross something off there will be probably be a post, fun times!

Done – 38/122. Yeah!

The List.
1 – Done! Feed Stingrays by hand
2 – Done! Learn to Kitesurf
3 – Learn and play a song with bar chords on my guitar
4 – Get Singing Lessons
5 – Done! Move to London
6 – Learn sign language and volunteer somewhere that requires me to use it
7 – Done! Make a successful chicken roast
8 – Done! Get a tattoo
9 – Ride the snow in Europe. Specifically: France (Jan 2011), Italy (Mar 2012), Switzerland, and Austria (Apr 2012).
10 – See the Auroras in person, with my own eyes
11 – Own a house
12 – Done! Make (a GOOD) Pumpkin Soup from scratch
13 – Ride/Swim with an Elephant
14 – Have children
15 – Done! Go to a Music Festival in Europe. One of those ones where you have to wear gumboots.
16 – Done! Visit the Greek Islands
17 – Learn how to ride a horse (and actually have it do as I ask)
18 – Shoot + Make a brilliant snow video with sound and clever effects
19 – Meet five of my blog friends, in real life, in their city (2/5. Awmbr + Des)
20 – Done! Complete the 365 Project
21 – Build/Design my own House from the ground up
22 – See the snow monkeys
23 – Volunteer to help in a 3rd World Country
24 – Learn to ride a motorbike
25 – Swim with whales/dolphins
26 – Hug a koala bear
27 – Done! Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity
28 – Ride at every one of Transworld Snowboardings Top 10 Snowboarding Resorts of North America (2009) [Whistler/Blackcomb, Mammoth Mountain/California, Northstar-At-Tahoe/California, Buttermilk/Colorado, Bear Mountain/California, Snowmass/Colorado, Breckenridge/Colorado, Park City/Utah, Keystone/Colorado Vail/Colorado]
29 – Done! Make Pierogi from scratch
30 – Ride a bike around the base of the Eiffel Tower.
31 – Done! Rock an African Safari
32 – Walk on a frozen body of water
33 – Done! Change a flat tire.
34 – See the Grand Canyon.
35 – Fly first class.
36 – Done! Complete a Guitar-Hero song on Expert
37 – Done! Get my Full License
38 – See the Pyramids (Egyptian and Aztec)
39 – Visit all seven continents of the world (North America (2001), South America, Antarctica, Africa (2013), Europe (2010), Asia, Australia (1988))
40 – Be happily married at some point
41 – Get naked on a nude beach
42 – Make a quilt. All by myself.
43 – Done! Sign myself up to a Stem Cell Donation register.
44 – Cut off all my hair and be brave, and get a pixie cut
45 – Done! Ride in a helicopter
46 – Figure out how to use my DSLR using the Manual Setting
47 – Take recreational culinary classes
48 – Walk along the Great Wall of China
49 – Done! Finish Crocheting my red scarf
50 – Join the Mile High Club
51 – Ride in a hot air balloon
52 – Done! Drive a convertible with the top down
53 – Visit the Amazon
54 – See the giant turtles at The Galapagos Islands
55 – Climb Ayers Rock (Australia)
56 – See the statues at Easter Island
57 – Dive in a submarine
58 – Done! See the Leaning Tower of Pisa
59 – Done! Visit the Vatican City
60 – Visit the Taj Mahal
61 – Pay off my student loan
62 – Attend a Movie Premier
63 – (Graffiti) Bomb a wall
64 – Walk on a glacier
65 – Wander the halls of the Louvre
66 – Done! Plant a tree.
67 – Milk a cow
68 – Done! Visit Stonehenge
69 – Learn how to surf
70 – Participate in La Tomatina
71 – Create a meal from vegetables I’ve grown in a veggie garden
72 – Pat a Tiger
73 – Go on a cruise
74 – Done! Take a trapeze class
75 – Done! Attempt to make cheese
76 – Try a deep-dish pizza in Chicago
77 – Do a road trip from Auckland to Dunedin
78 – See Polar Bears in the wild (Churchill, Manitoba?)
79 – Win and yell ‘Bingo!’ in a Bingo Hall
80 – Experience Zero Gravity
81 – Sand board in the Desert
82 – Done! Ride in a Zorb down a hill
83 – Volunteer at a soup kitchen
84 – Help a stranger
85 – Ride in a gondola down the canals in Venice
86 – Visit the Serengeti
87 – Done! Sail a yacht
88 – Have $10k in my savings account
89 – Done! See a Shakespeare Play at the Globe Theatre
90 – Visit the coffee houses in Amsterdam
91 – Kayak around the Lagoons in the Bahamas
92 – Learn from a Silversmith and make something lovely
93 – Prepare and host a 5-course dinner
94 – Done! Grow Strawberries
95 – Done! See the Nutcracker
96 – Done! Go dog sledding
97 – Mail 100 hand written letters
98 – Ride the ‘original’ Orient Express route.
99 –  Witness a solar eclipse
100 – Ride the snow in Japan
101 – Crochet a Granny Squares Blanket
102 – Done! Be able to run 5k in one go, without stopping.
103 – Make 1,000 origami swans
104 – Do a jig in front of 10 recognisible landmarks. (6/10 – Sky Tower, Auckland. Colosseum, Rome. Big Ben, London. Stonehenge, Salisbury. The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy. The Great Pyramids, Gisa.)
105 – Ride the Mechanical Elephant around Nantes, France.
106 – Drive a tank.
107 – Visit the Giant’s Causeway
108 – Done! Go Paragliding
109 – Add to San Luis Obispo’s Bubblegum Alley.
110 – Visit the Sistine Chapel (Vatican City)
111 – Visit the Parthenon (Athens)
112 – Done! See 10 of Invaders pieces in person.
113 – Done! Make jam
114 – Done! See Monet’s Water Lillies in person.
115 – Make Chocolate Frogs
116 – Stay at Giraffe Manor
117 – Jumping shot with the Laputa Robot at the Ghibli Museum (Mikata, Tokyo)
118 – Done! Ride a camel.
119 – Visit St. Basil’s Cathedral (Russia)
120 – Foster a child.
121 – Done! Make a clear note come out of a sax.
122 – Enjoy High Tea in London.

If I complete something on my list, it will no doubt get a post. :)

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2: Learn to Kitesurf


5: Move to London


7: Make a successful chicken roast


8: Get a Tattoo


15: Go to a Music Festival in Europe. One of those ones where you have to wear gumboots.


16: Visit the Greek Islands


20: Complete the 365 Project


29: Done! Make Pierogi from scratch


31: Rock an African Safari


45: Fly a Helicopter


49: Finish the Red Scarf


66: Plant a Tree


68: Visit Stonehenge


74: Take a Trapeze Class


75: Attempt to Make Cheese


82: Ride a Zorb Down a Hill


94: Grow Strawberries


95: See the Nutcracker


96: Go dog sledding


102: Run 5k Without Stopping


113: Make Jam


114: See Monet’s Water Lillies


118: Ride a Camel