Posted in Monthly Checklists

Monthly List: July 2015

1105 Attend a coulture show in Paris
1092 Attend the seventh game of the World Series
1109 Be able to distinguish between punk and post-punk
1104 Become conversant with Symbolism, Dadaism, Der Blau Reiter, and Renaissance art
1096 Bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan
1100 Build and launch a model rocket
1081 Comb the sand for beach glass and driftwood
1087 Commission a portrait of your dog
1106 Dip into your capital
1083 Do a mitzvah
1098 Eat puffer fish sushi
1108 Find out if blondes do have more fun
1089 Grow antique roses on a white trellis
1110 Indulge in a two-hour body massage
1086 Learn to spell hors d’oeuvres
1093 Listen to a recording of Leontyne Price, in her prime, sing “Vissi d’arte”
1097 Make love in the back of a limo
1090 Make out like a bandit
1091 Make out like teenagers
1101 Perform with your band at Jim Morrison’s grave
1099 Place your hands in Marilyn Monroe’s handprints at Mann’s Chinese Theater
1084 Pretend you don’t speak English
1095 Purchase custom-made hand sewn shoes
1082 Skip rocks
1094 Study Latin and classical Greek
1102 Take silly pictures with your best friend in a photo booth
1088 Watch a session of Congress from the visitor’s gallery
1107 Wax your eyebrows
1085 Wear sunglasses at night
1103 Wear two different shoes

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.

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