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 – 42/122. Yeah!

The List. 1 – 2 – 3 – Learn and play a song with bar chords on my guitar 4 – Get Singing Lessons 5 – 6 – Learn sign language and volunteer somewhere that requires me to use it 7 – 8 – 9 – Ride the snow in Europe. Specifically: 10 – See the Auroras in person, with my own eyes 11 – Own a house 12 – 13 – 14 – Have a child/Have children 15 – 16 – 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 – 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 – 28 – Ride at every one of Transworld Snowboardings Top 10 Snowboarding Resorts of North America (2009) [ 29 – 30 – Ride a bike around the base of the Eiffel Tower. 31 – 32 – Walk on a frozen body of water 33 – 34 – See the Grand Canyon. 35 – Fly first class. 36 – 37 – 38 – See the Pyramids ( 39 – Visit all seven continents of the world ( 40 – Be happily married at some point 41 – Get naked on a nude beach 42 – Make a quilt. All by myself. 43 – 44 – Cut off all my hair and be brave, and get a pixie cut 45 – 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 – 50 – Join the Mile High Club 51 – Ride in a hot air balloon 52 – 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 – 59 – 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 – 67 – Milk a cow 68 – 69 – Learn how to surf 70 – Participate in La Tomatina 71 – Create a meal from vegetables I’ve grown in a veggie garden 72 – 73 – Go on a cruise 74 – 75 – 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 – 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 – 88 – Have $10k in my savings account 89 – 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 – 95 – 96 – 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 – 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 106 – Drive a tank. 107 – Visit the Giant’s Causeway 108 – 109 – Add to San Luis Obispo’s Bubblegum Alley. 110 – Visit the Sistine Chapel (Vatican City) 111 – Visit the Parthenon (Athens) 112 – 113 – 114 – 115 – Make Chocolate Frogs 116 – Stay at 117 – 118 – 119 – Visit St. Basil’s Cathedral (Russia) 120 – Foster a child. 121 – 122 – Done! 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


33: Change a flat tyre


36: Complete a Guitar-Hero song on Expert


37: Get my full license


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


89: See a Shakespeare Play at the Globe Theatre


94: Grow Strawberries


95: See the Nutcracker


96: Go dog sledding


102: Run 5k Without Stopping


112: See 10 of Invaders pieces in person


113: Make Jam


114: See Monet’s Water Lillies


118: Ride a Camel