Thursday, August 28, 2008

Things to do before I die

Note: I lost the original list that I wrote so I am just posting a sample of what I want to do while I work on re-writing my complete list.

1. Visit Europe
2. Own a wardrobe
3. Learn a second language (does not include British)
4. Go parasailing
5. Find buried treasure

6. Write a book
7. Capture lightning (in a photograph)
8. Learn to play an insturment (again)
9. Go on a Dorks in Forks trip
10. Discover my hidden talent
11. Have a Library Room - I have already started collecting books for when I do have a library. Old books are my favorite.

Item in Progress

1. Visit all 50 states - So far I have been to 37: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
2. Eat more cheese - Unfortunately my decision to document every new cheese I tried didn’t last long, but I have made good progress on this achievement.
3. Read the classics - I am working on my completed list which is sadly very small.
4. Learn to speak British - I haven’t had any formal training on this front, but I do practice on my own… most often in the form of reading books aloud to myself, or others if they let me :)

Bucket List Accomplishments

1. Travel across the country - I was able to take a trip across the country with my family in 2005 and another trip with friends in 2006

1. The Tennessee River in Chattanooga 2. The midpoint of Route 66 in Adrian, TX

3. Singing in "Santa Fe" :) 4. Watching the sun set in Carmel

2. See a show on Broadway - so far I have seen Rent, Chicago, Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, and Wicked

We had 5th row seats for Beauty and the Beast :)

3. Attend a Premiere - This is technically an incomplete accomplishment because Kristin and I didn't actually see the movie but we did manage to sneak into the After Party and meet the celebrities so it counts :)

We got to meet all the kids. Here we are with Georgie and William.