2001 Things To Do (Life Is A Journey)


I stumbled upon a book entitled "2001 Things To Do Before You Die" (click to see Posts)" by Dane Sherwood. It has all sorts of cool things to do -serious, funny, mundane, wonderful, ridiculous, crazy, or inspiring that one can do before he hits the twigs. Simple tasks to silly pranks, from charitable deeds to risky feats, from sweeping lifesyles changes to dramatic philosophical transformations, from mundane to sublime to the ridiculous. All in the list I have already done and strike through those I have already blogged about...Below unnumbered are those that are in the book but I still haven't done or check off...

1. Have a dimsum for breakfast


Eating Dimsum For Breakfast


2. Spelunk


Go Spelunking


Survivor Finale and my Spelunking Adventures


3. Pay your parents back for college

4. Shake hands with someone famous 


Blog Post: Shaking Hands With Someone Famous











5. Get a professional make over


Getting Professional Make-Over



6. Suddenly decide and leave for a trip



7. Stay in bed all day



8. Give someone a reason to believe in God



9. Lobby



10. Write a letter to the editor



11. Discover a new talent



12. Communicate without words



13. Spend one month without a car



14. Spend one month without television


Spending A Month Without Television


15. Spend one month without a radio


16. Do an open-mike night


17. Clean out your closet and give your throw away clothes and shoes to the poor


18. Donate books


19. Interview your friends on video camera


20. Read to children


20. Give a taxi driver some advice


21. Write your high school teacher a thank-you note


22. Become familiar with duende


Becoming Familiar With Duende


23. Take an acting class


24. Spend a day with a toddler


Spending A Day With Toddler


25. Protect the innocent


26. Dry some flowers


27. Go on a silent retreat


28. Start a new political party



29. Travel alone


Traveling Alone


30. Parasail


31. Teach someone to read



32. Learn to sew


33. Read, understand, and memorize three poems


34. Haggle ...and win


Somethings You Can Do In New York Before You Die


35. Learn a new computer program


36. Press some flowers



37. Learn to play an instrument



38. Skinny-Dip


39. Catch fireflies



40. Visit a monastery



41. Learn to sail



42. Attend a Catholic Mass



43. Fast for three days (just bread and water)



44. See the Great Wall of China


45. Swim with Dolphins



46.Pain your bedroom hot pink (red or black)

47. Ride Space Mountain


Riding Space Mountain



48. See a laser light show at a planetarium


49. Spend some time in a third world country



50. Surf



51. Catch the bouquet


Three Wedding Related Stuff To do Before You Die


52. Roll your own sushi



53. Sit in first class


54. Bottle your own preserves


55. Provoke



56. Send someone a "just thinking of you" card



57. Have your palm or tarot cards read



58. Walk on the beach in winter



59. Order yourself a birthday cake



60. Rearrange all the furniture in your living room



61. Leave your umbrella and take a walk in the summer rain


62. Be the guest of honor at your own party


63. Talk a cop out of a ticket


64. Watch a baby being born



66. Read or listen closely to "I have a dream"



67. Vote



68. Plan the perfect April Fools' Day prank


Planning Perfect April Fool's Day Prank


69. Become a Scrabble Champ



70. Win an argument



71. Let someone else win an argument



72. Try on your partner's clothes



73. Call your mother


74. Get call waiting


75. Get rid of call waiting


76. Plant a tree



77. Change your first name



78. Clean up your room


79. Make paper dolls



80. Fly a kite



81. Swallow your pride



82. Inspire someone



83. Send everyone you know a valentine


84. Make a giant chocolate chip cookie


85. Give a rousing or moving speech


Speech at PSOHS Recognition Day


86. Go night-swimming in a light rain



87. Scream as loud as you can



88. Write to an athlete you particularly admire


89. Plan an entire solo weekend



90. Impress the boss



91. Line dance


92. Interview your grandparents about their childhoods


93. Research your family tree


94. Write a Haiku



95. Win a trophy


96. Be an expert witness


97. Mediate a dispute



98. Change jobs


99. Memorize all the Dialogue of your favorite movie - A Few Good Men!


100. Love more than once



101. Live beyond your means



102. Witness a miracle



103. Surf the net



104. Box



105. Keep track of love



106. Attend a school reunion


107. Win an election



108. Chair a board



109. Learn to eat rice with chopsticks


Learning To Eat Rice With Chopsticks



110. Burn sandalwood incense


Burning Sandalwood Incense


111. Play with puppies



112. Make a photo album or collage for your best friend


Making A Photo Album/Collage For Your Best Friend


113. Watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on a big-screen TV


114. Read the Bible



115. Witness a revolution



116. Put glow-in -the-dark stars and asteriods in your room


117. Catch a butterfly, then let it go

Catching A Butterfly And Letting It Go


118. Protest something


119. Levitate someone



120. Learn how to give a great back rub


121. Get your name mentioned on national television



122. Have a mentor


123. Submit your manuscript



124. Smile at someone on the subway



125. Collect seashells



126. Sleep on sundried sheets


127. Pay off your mortgage


128. Get quoted in a major magazine


129. Stay an extra day


130. Visit the house where you were born



131. Start a conversation with a stranger



132. Organize a family reunion


Organizing Family Reunion



133. Chase rainbows


134. Carry someone else burden


135. Color with crayons


136. Throw a surprise party



137. Admit that you don't know



138. Start a tradition



139. Play Santa for a needy family at Christmas



140. Write a fan letter


141. Throw a shower for a single friend


142. Start a Newsletter


143. Hit the road



144. Teach English as a second language



145. Catch a snowflake on your tonque



146. Tear down a wall, literal or otherwise



147. Go fishin'



148. Inhale



149. Don't take the day off; take two


150. Do nothing



151. Soak in a hot tub



152. Become the president of something



153. Show up


154. Slow up



155. Shut up



156. Get a really good foot massage



157. Cut off a bad relationship



158. Chuckle



159. Change your mind



160. Learn the difference between early and late



161. Take your time



162. Frame all your accomplishments



163. Congratulate and praise lots more people



164. Smell the flowers, the cooking, the rain and the sweat



165. Be gainfully self- employed



166. Be a big sister to a kid



167. Watch the sun rise on a Hawaiian isle



168. Bake brownies



169. See how far you can swim underwater



170. Own a King-size bed



171. Move



172. Take a walk in the woods at night when it's snowing



173. Write what you remember before you forget



174. Hand up on an unwanted caller


175. Baby sit


176. Be a Die Hard Fan - San Miguel Beer Basketball Team


177. Play badminton



178. Write an anonymous letter



179. Keep a journal


180. Organize a Potluck Supper


181. Get involved



182. Finish school


183. Ride the Circle Line Around Manhattan



184. Ride a cable car in San Francisco



185. Ride a merry-go-round



186. Stop making New Year's resolution


187. Have only one or two credit cards


188. Collect Autographs



189. Live without a phone for a full seven days



190. Practice smiling


191. Keep an aquarium


192. Share the wealth


193. Separate from your significant other for one month



194. Buy a sarong


Buying A Sarong


195. Visit the sick



196 Stretch every muscle everyday



197. Eat your vegetables



198. Enjoy the moment without expecting it to last


199. Make your own lunch


200. Say things like "Eureka", "Hallelujah" and "balderdash"



201. Be the last to stop applauding



202. Mend a broken heart



203. Figure out how to make enough money



204. Have only one PIN number



205. Teach leadership



206. Eat dessert first



207. Get a facial



208. Get to know your neighbors



209. Drink the milk from a coconut with a straw


Drinking Coconut Milk Using A Straw


210. Walk across a suspension bridge


211. Swim with the sharks


212. Take the ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty


213. Get a doctorate


214. Take a course at or get a degree fro Harvard



215. Get out of debt


216. Wear silk pajamas


217. One day spend $1000 in cash on at least six things



218. Pursue the one you love


219. Give a keynote address


220. Fall asleep counting your blessing



221. Learn to use a gun, but never have to


Learning To Use A Gun But Never Have To


222. Grow long hair


223. Whale watch


224. Grow long hair


225. Be a pen pal



226. Float


227. Introduce two people who soon get married


228. Partake in a demonstration



229. Depose a witness



230. Use a seesaw



231. Move an audience to tears


Speech at PSOHS Recognition Day


232. Wear pajamas all day long



233. Know where you stand



234. Eat candy for breakfast



235. Tell your age proudly



236. Be the life of the party



237. Smile,relentlessly, at a grumpy person



238. Have a picnic on the beach in February


Five Things You Can Do In San Francisco Before You Die


239. Start a trend



240. Order from the kid's menu



241. Shop at a farmer's market



242. Play with your food


243. Reread old love letters



244. Rekindle a flame



245. Set an example



246. Discover the roots of your first name



247. Ask for a discount



248. Astonish and amaze yourself



249. Sign autographs


250. Become familiar with the facade of Notre Dame de Paris



251. Contemplate beauty at Sainte-Chapelle in Paris


252. Pay your respects


253. Change someone's mind



254. Have passion for your work



255. Let the phone ring


256. Practice sitting up straight



257. Fall in love on a first date



258. Start a pillow fight


259. Invite your friends over for a slumber party



260. Be a godparent



261. Wow your friends with your karaoke routine


262. Track down someone who influenced you


263. Wear a wig


Wearing A Wig & Doing The Hustle



264. Make a fuss over your mom's cooking



265. Sweep someone off his feet



266. Be swept off your feet


267. Lose your cool



268. Pretend you don't speak English



269. Wear sunglasses at night



270. Wear two different shoes


271. Indulge in two - hour body massage


278. Watch a session of Congress from the visitor's gallery


279. Achieve greater family happiness



280. Read the fine print


281. Close the biggest deal you'll ever make



282. Face everyone else in the elevator



283. Wear a lei



284. Love a teddy bear

Loving a Teddy Bear

Loving A Teddy Bear


Precious Moment With Teddy



285. Wonder



286. Play in Madison Square Garden



287. Forecast the future



288. Wear the pants



289. Press the mute button



290. Moonlight with your hobby



291. Throw strikes



292. Leave the place in better shape than you found it



293. Leave the bed unmade, the toilet seat up, and the toothpaste cap off - just once



294. Write out your plan for life



295. Buy nothing for a weekend - not even public transportation


296. Sit in an empty church



297. Cry copiously



298. Approach each new year with unchecked enthusiasm



299. Spot oxymorons


300. Track whitetail deer through the woods



301. Let someone else win an argument



302. Memorize people's scent



303. Absorb



304. Wear your seatbelt


305. Tell the chef the pizza is perfect


306. Learn to read music


307. Hula-Hoop


308. Mesmerize



309. Leave work early and take your family to dinner and a movie



310. Listen to the sound of love



311. Splurge on the wedding dress of your dreams



312. Stand the test of time



313. Spit off the Eiffel Tower



314. Paint your toenails



315. Make your own pizza


316. Spend New Year's Eve in Times Square



317. Daydream for a whole day



318. Tell fortunes



319. Toast marshmallows



320. Genuflect and bow your head



321. Get around, get off, get away, get ahead, and get together



322. Watch an egg hatch



323. Fall head-over -heels in love



324. Take part in heaven on earth



325. Be more careful esp.around ladders



326. Open all the windows



327. Get engaged at least once



328. Ask him to marry you



329. Breath deeply



330. Kiss people on both cheeks



331. Create an annual family ritual of some kind



332. Amaze



333. Decide on a favorite color and a lucky number



334. Take one day at a time



335. Brainstorm



336. Laugh out loud


337. Keep the sabbath


338. Have a day of rest


339. See if acupuncture works for you


340. Play with clay


341. See a full eclipse


342. Appreciate the love handles


343. Contemplate your navel


344. Study the lessons of history


345. Touch your elbows behind your back


346. Rent a jukebox


347. Meet your lover at a motel


348. Negotiate a better deal


349. Network


350. Share the profits


351. Supplement your income


352. Clean up the mess


353. Give up being perfect


354. Bathe in the lap of luxury


355. Be childlike, not childish


356. Read bedtime stories


357. Read the Beatitudes


358. Caveat emptor


359. Know the way out and the way in


360. Consider the opposite


361. Wear a virtual reality helmet


Wearing Virtual Reality Helmet


362. Allow yourself an outburst


363. Sing in a glee club, a capella group


364. Meet the love of life's ex, and shook her hand and say "thank you"


365. Fall in love on public transportation


366. Tell everyone special to you that you love them


367. Spend a few days in a place where you are the minority


368. Understand what loneliness really means


369. Buy the best seat in the house for a play with great reviews


370. Roll down a small hill


371. Hustle


372. Quarrel calmly


373. Drop names


374. Ask for a raise


375. Give raises


376. R.S.V.P


377. Be serious


378. Let your hair down


379. Save your leftovers and give them to the hungry


380. Sin no more


381. Sponsor a team, (a race car, or a fund - raising event)


382. Stroll the Champs-Elysees


383. Win a spelling bee


384. Surround yourself with trust


385. See the good in those with whom you differ


386. Hear a newborn baby cry


387. Mingle


388.


389. Immerse yourself in another culture


390. Stop daydreaming and seek your fortune


391. Read all the stuff that come home from school


392. Reach out and touch someone


393. Start with the air you breathe and list all the good things in your life


394. Get eight hours of sleep every night


395. Lead, follow, or get out of the way


396. Live without a cellphone


397. Locate and call a childhood friend you haven't communicated with at least twenty years


398. Try being a vegan


399. Write all that you remember of your family history for the next generation


400.Invite all of the childhood friends you can find to a reunion at your residence


401. Detect a forgery


402. Sing at a wedding


403. Sponsor a needy child


404. Travel the world by reading


405. Overcome adversity


406. Survive


407. Comfort the afflicted


408. Have your own website


My Comings and Goings

Lawyering's Ins and Outs

409. Gather a bunch of friends for a Halloween hayride


410. Live within your means


411. Release balloons in church


412. Get your teeth whitened


Having My Teeth Whitened


413. Be a game show contestant

Eat Bulaga's Pinoy Henyo


414. Put down the toilet seat


415. Enjoy Intercourse, Pennsylvania


416. Take a month of weekends


417. Go back to where you came from


418. Wear flowers in your hair


419. Spoil kids every once in a while


450. Be extravagant with your praise


451. Earn royalties


452. Make a wish upon a star


453. Have a best friend who's really honest when you need it


454. Let your hair down


455. Wear a milk mustache in a "Got Milk?" ad


456. Thank everyone


457. Be accountable


458. Sing back- up


459. Define your utopia


460. Be intimate with


461. Have great friends


462. Have friends in high places


463. Have friends in low places


464. Exercise restraint


465. Cultivate grace


466. Eat a ripe mango


Eating Ripe Mango


467. Ride in a sidecar


468. Witness a death


469. Make your parents (and children) teary with pride


470. Play spin the bottle


471. Speak your piece


472. Speak your peace


473. Tour the Louvre



474. Take a self-defense course

475. Read aloud Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


476. Turn off the television and go look at the stars


477. Squeeze a glass of fresh orange juice


478. Acquire meaningful Christmas ornaments


479. Eat less fat


480. Eat more fat


481. Buy this book


482. Count up everything in these pages you've already done


483. Live


484. Busking in a Foreign Country


Busking In A Foreign Country


485. Getting Naked in Jacussi

Getting Naked In A Jacussi


486. Swimming Under Water


Swimming Under Water


487. Hanging A Hammock


Hanging A Hammock




ALMOST DONE BUT NOT QUITE


- Rent an apartment on the Seine for two months
-Catch a foul ball at a professional baseball game
-Organize a food drive for the needy
-Have your immigrant ancestors' names engraved on the plaque at Ellis Island
-Flirt
-Have Pizza the way it was made in Bronx Bars in the 1940s
-Light a Candle on the Holocaust Memorial Museum 's Hall of Remembrance
-Learn to Drive a stick shift
-Master the art of letter-writing
-Start a Barbie Collection
-Eat Alligator
-Become so good at white water rafting that you can be a guide on the most difficult rivers

Becoming So Good At White Water Rafting

- Ride a gondola in Venice
- Ride an Elephant
- Walk a suspension bridge
- Milk a cow
- Reconstruct a dinosaur
- Pay Off Your School Loan (which I don't have yet!)
- Be a riot grrrl
- Listen to Mozart's Requiem without interruption
-Find the perfect Peking Duck
-Be a docent in a museum
-Scuba dive in the waters of Micronesia
-Busk (perform for money) in a European country
-Make your own bread
-Attend the Olympics
-Cut a demo tape at a recording studio
-Meditate with monks
-Sea-kayak
-Spend sometime with the Amish or the Mennonites
-Ice-skate by candlelight at midnight
- Go some place where you will see a moose, a bear, or a golden eagle in the wild
-Memorize the Gettysburg Address
-See a bullfight



 NOT DONE YET
-Be an extra on a movie
-Learn the first five Amendments
-See a green iceberg
-See the aurora borealis from Denali
-Travel at warp speed
-Donate some body parts
-Pay for the next car at the toll booth
-Memorize Hamlet's "What a piece of work is man" speech
-Skywrite a message to someone
-Get married at Cinderella's Castle at Disney World
-Make a religious pilgrimage - to Mecca, Santiago de Compostela, Jerusalem , or Graceland
-Master the pregnant pause and dead-pan delivery
-Change your name to have all the letters in lower case
-Score a period hat trick
-Read Joyce's Ulysses without a trot
-Hang - glide in Chamonix
-Watch the sun set on Santorini
-Swim in each of the seven seas
-Record a duet with Tonny Bennett
- Be able to explain Einstein's theory of relativity
-Awake to the sounds of macaws or spider monkeys in a tropical rain forest
-Crash a ritzy party
-Testify before Congress
-Participate in a moonlit drum circle
-Create a zine
-Build a tree house
-Attend a Star Trek convention
-Swim in Icelandic hotsprings at sundown
-Decoupage a table
-Spend a day at a nursing home
-Play hide and seek with your partner
-Take a natural mud bath
-Read Atlas Shrugged
-Leave some cookies in your mailbox for the mailman
-Ski Tuckerman's Ravine
-Fossil Hunt
-Find a long, straight road and see how fast you can go
-Learn French, German or Swahili
-Pogo-stick with children
-Unicycle
-Volunteer at the monkey house at the zoo
-Ride the Coney Island Cyclone three times in a row
-Paint polka dots on your sneakers
-Experience 1000 types of love
-Have a tremendous, rollicking, soaking wet, water pistol fight
-Prepare a seven-course meal for ten of your closest friends
-Compete in the eco-challenge
- Ride in a dune buggy
-Attend a Democratic or Republican convention
-Protest at a Democratic or Republican convention
-Crochet or knit a sweater
-Bungee - jump off a bridge
-Finish a marathon (without throwing up)
-Horseback-ride on a Costa Rican beach at dawn, clothing optional
-Be a captain of a ship, a spaceship, or a submarine
-Go on a scientific expedition
-Shoot a crossbow
-Swallow a goldfish
-Own a velvet Elvis
-Create an unforgettable ad campaign
-Go paintballing
-Leave someone a $100 tip
-Hot-air balloon over a desert
-Do Outward Bound
-Invent or patent something
- Go down the Snake River in a dory
-Fill a time capsule with magazines, CDs, photographs, letters, and T-shirts, then bury it
-Ride a boxcar for a couple of days
-Bake a rhubarb pie from scratch
-Venture cross country on a Harley
-Ride a bicycle built for two
-Visit a synagogue
-Attend a Unitarian Universalist service
-Win a Kewpie doll
-Actually listen to a Jehovah's Witness
-Get Your Photo Taken at Katmandu
-Do a backflip on a trampoline
- Run with the bulls in Pamplona
-Volunteer at a national park
-Watch the Cartoon Network for 24 hours
-Read Invisible Man
-Build a table
-Prepare a lobster dinner
-Read Dante's Inferno
- Make your own ice cream
- Watch Spinal Tap
-Invent an Identity
- Learn to say the alphabet backward
-Sit in a skybox at a sporting event
-Spend sometime in Appalachia
-Dance in the gazebo while on the Sound of Music tour in Salzburg
-Stay at a Spanish parador
-Bathe in the Ganges
-Become a Monty Python expert
-Have a local restaurant deliver breakfast in bed for two
-Hire a violinist to play while you and a loved one have dinner
-Read Lady Chatterley's Lover
-Grow an amaryllis
-Don't shave for a few days
-Stomp grapes in Tuscany
-Have a designer create your personal stationery
-Have someone else clean your place from top to bottom
-Call a radio station and dedicate a song to your mom
-Take a bateau ride on the Seine
-Shoot the rapids
-Build a bird house
-Mosh
-Go to a religious revival
-Boogie-board
-Indulge your most private fantasy
-Wear a fez, turban or fedora
-Trek the Himalayas with a Sherpa
-Dress Up Like Santa Claus and play it to the hilt
-Perform a citizen's arrest
- Find out what auld lang syne really means
- Adopt a kitten, a skunk or a greyhound
-Drive a Maserati
-Learn the names of ten constellations
-Have a bowl of Corn Pops or Peanut Butter Cap n' Crunch
- Like a piece of art without knowing why
- Shave your head

- Savor moonshine

- Be on American Idol
- Retire Young
- Live in Wyoming or Montana
- Learn to ride Western like the Marlboro Man
- Pay respect at the beaches of Normandy
-
- Throw a coin in the Fontana di Trevi in Rome
- Touch the obelisk in St. Peter’s Square
- See the Loch Ness monster
- Sleep with a ghost in the room
- Listen to all of Frank Sinatra's recordings
- Look cool in a six-foot stocking cap
- Learn Morse code
- Hit the jackpot
- Make chocolate chip pancakes
- Learn The Rocky Horror Picture Show routine by heart
- Start a wave at a stadium



IMPOSSIBLE TO HAPPEN

- Wake up next to Brad Pitt
- Become an eccentric billionaire and run for president
-Win the Palme d'Or at Cannes
- Shave off your beard

NO INTENTION OF DOING/TRYING

- Wine Tasting in Sonoma County,California
- Have multiple orgasms
- Drink a mint julep at Kentucky Derby
- Throw your panties at Tom Jones
-Crush a beer with one hand
-Blow smoke rings
-Do something scandalous
-Have a truly amazing one-night stand
-Buy a $100 bottle of wine and share it with your oldest friends
-Grow a beard
-Smoke a big fat cigar
-Rethink your stand on abortion




12 TRAVELS TO TAKE IN 2012 


1. Get closer to "Traveling the Globe" by visiting a country in Africa or South America


2. Spend the winter holidays in Austria or Switzerland


3.Spend a couple of days going to shows in London


4. Get closer to "Seeing All Fifty (50) States by visiting a few more States


5. See the Taj Mahal


6. Ride a Camel to the Pyramids


7. Down an Imperial pint in London's Samuel Pepys pub on the Thames


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8. Be an A + Traveler on Lakbayan


9. 




                                 15  JOURNEYS TO TAKE IN 2012 

1.Learn the second stanza of the " Star Spangled Banner"

2. Learn to say "I love You" in ten different languages

3.Learn to sing " Happy Birthday" in three different languages

4. Take a four -year old to the zoo

5. Commit

6. Overcome your most dreaded fear

7. Leave love notes in large prints

8. Eat only the green M & Ms

9. Wall Paper Your Bathroom walls with old photographs

10. Approach each new year with unchecked enthusiasm

11. Read "A Christmas Carol:

12. Ask Him to Marry You

13. Save Up

14. Set Up a Scholarship

15. Go to a Professional Football Game and cheer for everyone on both teams

16. Learn All the Rules of Football

17. Acquire meaningful Christmas ornaments

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20.

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