100 Things to do before I die

We all had to come up with these when we were in high school or at camp. 100 things to do before I die. Now that I have accomplished some of the basics (learn to play guitar, marry my true love, have kids) I am in a different place with it. So I made a new list (with the help of the internet) and I am sure I am far from done with it. I know that there will be times when I want to add something else or revise it. But here is the start of my list.

1 Attend at least one major sporting event: the Super Bowl, world series

2 Throw a huge party and invite every one of my friends. My Wedding July 24, 2004

3 Swim with a dolphin.

4 Skydive.

5 Have my portrait painted.

6 Learn to speak a foreign language

7 Go skinny-dipping at midnight in the South of France.

8 Watch the launch of the space shuttle in person.

9 Spend a whole day eating junk food without feeling guilty.

10 Be an extra in a film.

11 Learn to rollerblade.

12 Own a room with a view.

13 Brew my own beer.

14 Participate in a Triathlon

15 Ride in a blimp

16 Drive the Extraterrestrial Highway in Nevada and see Area 51

17 Kick a field goal from the 30-yard line

18 Buy a round-the-world air ticket use it.

19 Visit the northernmost, southernmost, easternmost, and westernmost points in
the United States

20 Give my mother a dozen red roses and tell her you love her for no reason.

21 Be a member of the audience in a TV show.

22 Visit every national park in the United States. There are 56 of them.

23 Send a message in a bottle.

24 Ride a camel into the desert.

25 Get to know my neighbors.

26 Plant a tree.

27 Learn not to say yes when you really mean no.

28 Write a fan letter to my all-time favorite hero

29 Visit the Senate and the House of Representatives to see how Congress really works.

30 Learn to ballroom dance properly.

31 Learn to cook a gormet meal

32 Be the boss. I am a pastor now – but God is my boss

33 Fall deeply in love — helplessly and unconditionally. Done

34 Ride the Trans-Siberian Express across Asia.

35 Sit on a jury.

36 Write the novel

37 Ride a cable car in San Francisco

38 Stay out all night dancing and go to work the next day without having gone home I did this in college a few times – 1997-1999

39 Drink beer at Oktoberfest in Munich.

40 Be someone’s mentor.

41 Shower in a waterfall.

42 Ask for a raise.

43 Invent something useful and patent it

44 Teach someone illiterate to read.

45 Earn, save, and invest enough money to retire comfortably by age 55

46 Spend a night in a haunted house — by myself.

47 Write down your personal mission statement, follow it, and revise it from time to time.

48 See a lunar eclipse.

49 Spend New Year’s in an exotic location.

50 Get passionate about a cause and spend time helping it, instead of just thinking about it.

51 Experience weightlessness.

52 Give blood

53 Fly first class

54 Camp across America from coast to coast.

55 Own a dog. Teach it cool tricks

56 Own one very expensive but absolutely wonderful business suit.

57 Write my will.

58 Sleep under the stars.

59 Take a ride on the highest roller coaster in the country.

60 Learn to play classical piano

61 Go wild in Rio during Carnival.

62 Spend a whole day reading a great novel.

63 Scuba Dive

64 Learn to juggle with three balls.

65 Drive the Autobahn.

66 Make Master Coordinator with Shaklee

67 Spend Christmas on the beach drinking pina coladas.

68 Go to the top of the Sears Tower

69 Raft through the Grand Canyon.

70 Donate money and put my name on something

71 Buy my own house and then spend time making it into exactly what I want.

72 Grow a garden.

73 Spend three months getting my body into optimum shape.

74 Drive a convertible with the top down and music blaring.

75 Accept myself for who I am Not always perfect, but close

76 Learn to use a microphone and give a speech in public. I do this on a weekly basis

77 Scuba dive off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

78 Go up in a hot-air balloon.

79 Attend one really huge rock concert.

80 Go to the pro football hall of fame

81 Be able to handle: your tax forms, Jehovah’s Witnesses, your banker, telephone solicitors.

82 Give to a charity — anonymously.

83 Lose more money than you can afford in Vegas.

84 Let someone feed you peeled, seedless grapes.

85 Visit Graceland

86 Go to a Patriots Game

87 Go to a concert at Carnegie Hall

88 Go deep sea fishing and eat my catch.

89 Understand the stock market

90 Visit the Holy Land.

91 Take a cruise

92 Run to the top of the Statue of Liberty.

93 Create my Family Tree.

94 Catch a ball in the stands of a major league baseball stadium.

95 Make a hole-in-one. Mini Golf!!

96 Participate in a Polar Bear Plunge. January 29, 2011

97 Learn to bartend.

98 Ride a mechanical bull

99 Hike at least part of the Appalachian Trail

100 Cross 5 things off this list every year. Add 10 new ones.

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