863 Audition for a part in Oklahoma!
855 Be in a chase scene
848 Be known as a heretic
844 Be nimble, spry, lithe, and elastic
860 Bowl a 300
851 Develop a taste for Scotch, Profofiev, or Pynchon
846 Drop ten pounds
854 Execute a perfect Chevy Chase pratfall
853 Fall asleep counting your blessings
866 Find a masterpiece at a garage sale
859 Get good-really good-at pool and darts
852 Give a keynote address
869 Grow long hair
858 Learn to use a gun, but never have to
867 Meet your lover at the door wearing nothing but Saran Wrap
841 One day spend $1000 in cash on at least six things
850 Pursue the one you love
868 Ride a winged horse
845 Run a personal ad
865 See the Loch Ness monster
842 Show off your fifty-yard-line tickets for the Army-Navy game
849 Think of sex as a gourmet dinner
843 Throw your own tailgate party
847 Travel around the world by sailboat
861 Wander in the Scottish heather
864 Whale watch
870 Win an apology and a fat refund from the IRS
Every month I am taking 30 items from the 2001 Things to Do book and creating a short checklist. I am using this as inspiration to work on crossing things off the list, maybe not particularly from that month, but overall to do something different. This is not necessarily a “bucket list”; it is a goal that by doing something new (or doing something I’ve done before but hadn’t documented it with photos or journaling) I will keep from feeling in a rut. I will be able to look back at the little, big, sad, happy, joyful, or heart thumping moments and feel my life has value.
One of my favorite quotes is:
“A good life is a collection of happy moments” by Dennis Waitley
This is a reminder to myself of why I have this blog. I’m working through posting all the items from the book and beyond, to keep in mind to do something. To get out there for experiences and adventures.
I’d love to hear if you have done any of these. Or if you have other ideas to try.