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Monthly List: September 2017

1880 Attend a Presidential debate
1883 Be a cryptographer
1885 Be accountable
1862 Buy a knighthood
1864 Channel Hendrix or Lennon
1871 Daydream about what you would eat for your last meal, and then eat it
1867 Discourage all things that come in gray
1877 Examine the Titanic wreck on the ocean floor
1884 Give credit where credit is due
1861 Have a sandwich, drink, or ice cream flavor named after you
1889 Have chocolate con churros after an all-nighter in Barcelona
1870 Have great-great-grandchildren
1865 Know six things you would do if you were president
1869 Know the three types of rocks
1873 Learn the names of the seven films in which John Wayne dies
1874 Listen to a whole week of Rush Limbaugh
1890 Own a pit bull
1886 Own a spacesuit
1882 Perfect your calligraphy
1888 Perform an exorcism
1878 Pilot the space shuttle
1875 Play Blanche du Bois
1881 Play the didgeridoo or the hammered dulcimer
1872 Solve the mystery of where Jimmy Hoffa was laid to rest
1868 Stay at the Awani Hotel in Yosemite
1866 Thank everyone
1887 Use a divining rod
1879 Visit another planet
1876 Watch Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla or Devil Girls From Mars
1863 Watch the sunrise at Chichen itza

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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Monthly List: August 2017

1837 Be a groupie
1836 Be extravagant with your praise
1852 Develop a list of graceful excuses for all those occasions you’d like to skip
1841 Down an Imperial pint in London’s Samuel Pepys pub on the Thames
1839 Earn royalties
1843 Finish a Middleton acrostic in less than thirty minutes
1834 Get a free health club membership
1844 Get used to bifocals
1857 Grow your nails long and be a hand model
1842 Grow your own vegetables
1853 Have a best friend who’s really honest when you need it
1851 Have a secret hiding place
1832 Have your home drawn in charcoal and framed
1845 Know the difference between a tee and a hex nut, a Phillips and a slotted screw
1860 Know what you would be willing to do for a million dollars
1855 Let your hair down
1848 Make a wish upon a star
1858 Make soup from scratch
1846 Operate a radial arm saw
1854 Own a handknit sweater
1859 Revisit your first dorm room with your freshman roommate
1831 Send in your Publisher’s Clearing House entry
1847 Shave with Kiehl’s
1835 Spoil kids every once in a while
1850 Start at Lake Tear of the Clouds and go by canoe down the Hudson to the Statue of Liberty
1840 Straighten George Steinbrenner out
1849 Tour Slimbridge with Prince Charles
1856 Wear a milk mustache in a “got milk?” ad, or be featured in an American Express ad
1833 Wear flowers in your hair or lapels
1838 Win with a royal flush

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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Monthly List: July 2017

1814 Arrive at church in a white stretch limousine
1824 Attend a tailgate party
1813 Attend the Governor’s inaugural ball
1829 Be interviewed on a Barbara Walters’ Special
1822 Be nominated for a Pulitzer Prize
1803 Be on “Sesame Street”
1817 Be photographed by Annie Leibovitz or Steven Meisel
1807 Be picture on the front page of The New York Times
1811 Create your own fragrance
1808 Cross Ireland by bike
1812 Distinguish the differences between Ionic, Corinthian, and Doric
1828 Do time at a soup kitchen
1820 Execute a flawless triple axel
1802 Get in touch with your inner adult
1830 Give sex advice to Dr. Ruth
1823 Go back to where you came from
1806 Go to Hell, Michigan, or enjoy Intercourse, Pennsylvania
1825 Have an imaginatively stocked picnic hamper
1827 Have your milk delivered by a milkman
1810 Have your suit made to order by a top-notch tailor
1804 Paint your mailbox purple
1821 Persuade your boss that a four-day weekend will result in more productivity
1818 Publish your poem in the New Yorker
1815 Ride with the Amtrak engineer straight through the Rockies
1801 Solve Rubik’s Cube
1816 Stand on your head
1819 Take a month of weekends
1826 Test drive all the new cars
1805 Try working at odd jobs like a weed farmer or a worm picker
1809 Write an op-ed piece for a major metropolitan daily

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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Monthly List: June 2017

1789 Be a host for a foreign exchange student
1781 Be a Roadie
1783 Become a dual citizen
1773 Become an uber-something
1794 Caddy for Tiger Woods
1785 Camp in the Chukot Region of Siberia
1787 Carpool more
1790 Carry on an intellectual conversation with the Dalai Lama
1797 Develop a new game show
1792 Do shots with a Russian diplomat
1776 Do the I Ching
1778 Enjoy the frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity
1786 Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice
1780 Go on an open casting call
1779 Have Beluga caviar, Nova Scotia smoked salmon, and Russian vodka for dinner
1796 Host a game show
1798 Invent an environmentally harmless mode of transportation
1774 Learn all the rules of football
1775 Learn to tell time by looking at the skies or paying attention to tides
1777 Live communally
1788 Lobby for more women on US currency
1799 Paint a masterpiece
1800 Put down the toilet seat
1784 Reverse a Supreme Court decision
1795 Sample the prune chili at Yuba City’s annual California Prune Festival
1791 Say “Voulez-vous couchez avec moi?” to Johnny Depp
1771 Solve a Mystery Train Ride
1772 Start an outrageous shoe collection
1793 Trade jokes with Mel Brooks
1782 Walk over hot coals

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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Monthly List: May 2017

1753 Appreciate the larceny in your heart
1757 Astound the doubters
1770 Be a game show contestant
1750 Be a painter’s model
1745 Befriend a shaman, mystic, or priestess
1759 Cook dinner in the fireplace
1743 Cross the international dateline and get to yesterday
1764 Dance in the Mardi Gras parade in Rio
1767 Follow the Oregon Trail in true pioneer fashion
1760 Get your name in a gossip column
1762 Get your teeth whitened
1765 Go to a prize fight in Vegas
1744 Have an advice column
1749 Hit the jackpot
1747 Improve your intuition
1754 Leak a really hot story
1758 Outfox the dealers at an auction
1751 Play in the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
1741 Put a scavenger hunt in your will
1742 Quote Derrida, Foucault, or Berra
1769 Reach Nirvana
1755 Ride a camel to the Pyramids
1748 Scat like a pro
1761 See Michelangelo’s David
1763 Shake hands with the President of the United States
1746 Show intimations of immortality
1756 Stake a claim
1768 Sunbathe topless
1752 Swoon over a star
1766 Take a Jello bath

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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Monthly List: April 2017

1711 Ably describe honky-tonk, ska, and high-lonesome
1723 Amaze your friends by memorizing all the US Vice Presidents
1722 Apprehend a drug lord
1725 Attend a Rave
1731 Be able to explain a hedge fund, risk arbitrage, and a mutual fund
1735 Be there when the drill hits a gusher
1738 Beat an incurable disease
1717 Devise your own definition of beauty
1729 Frame all your past and present business cards
1726 Gather a bunch of friends for a Halloween hayride
1713 Get a full-body tan
1724 Get Botox
1730 Hang mistletoe in August
1733 Hang out with a revolutionary
1714 Have your monograph published
1720 Have your own website
1739 Interview JD Salinger and ask him to tell you about his father, the butter and egg man
1727 Jet-ski in choppy waters
1732 Learn to communicate with animals
1736 Learn to love words like Nabokov
1737 Live within your means
1716 Make Donny Osmond serenade you with “Puppy Love
1715 Make the first string
1719 Portage a canoe
1728 Raise ants, bees, or worms
1734 Rappel
1721 Read a big, thick Russian novel
1740 Release balloons in church
1718 Spend a day watching the entire Rocky, Star Wars, or Friday the 13th collection
1712 Weave your way through the loopholes

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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Monthly List: March 2017

1706 Act out a fairy tale
1699 Be a Beatnik, Hippie, Punk, or Rude Boy
1685 Be a write-in on the ballot
1707 Be Ringmaster for a day at Ringling Brothers
1708 Be the person who pulls or announces the Lotto numbers on TV
1683 Become so good at white water rafting that you can be a guide on the most difficult rivers
1709 Bounce at the Viper Room
1689 Celebrate your hairdresser at the Barbering Hall of Fame
1703 Climb the slippery slope
1694 Comfort the afflicted
1696 Compete in the Elephant Polo Tournament in Nepal
1705 Compose a fairy tale
1686 Design a musical instrument
1710 Dust off them blue suede shoes
1701 Gather up your friends for a quilting bee
1682 Go back and spend the night at your old sleepaway camp
1704 Have Bangers and Mash
1691 Learn to recognize Iambic pentameter
1702 Learn to throw your voice
1695 Make a weekly visit to your local library
1692 Overcome adversity
1693 Survive
1681 Sing at a wedding
1684 Skate the lead in the Ice Capades
1697 Skitch
1687 Sponsor a needy child
1690 Start your own cosmetics line
1700 Tell your children you were a Beatnik, Hippie, Punk, or Rude Boy
1688 Travel the world by reading
1698 Turn out the lights and watch Wait Until Dark

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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Monthly List: February 2017

1653 Be caricatured in a Barnes & Noble ad
1680 Become and Avon Lady – or Gentleman
1676 Break the tape at a triathlon
1677 Debut at the Grand Ole Opry or the Apollo
1672 Detect a forgery
1673 Find a Hirschfeld and look for the Ninas
1665 Find your favorite childhood book and read it to a child
1678 Get published in Harper’s
1661 Go to a professional football game and cheer for everyone on both teams
1657 Have your own talk show
1670 Identify a tree’s age by counting the rings on its trunk
1659 Invite all of the childhood friends you can find to a reunion at your residence
1651 Listen to the Top 5 pop, rock, and country singles
1654 Own a kooky umbrella
1667 Participate in a Neighborhood Watch Program
1662 Play ghost in the graveyard on a summer night
1658 Ride a swan boat in Boston Commons
1679 Root for the return of the Horn and Hardhardt Automat
1668 Search for the bullion of the Huachuca Canyon gold
1660 Send a friend flowers for no particular reason on no special day
1664 Set up an annual award honoring your favorite teacher
1675 Sing along with Andy Williams to “Moon River”
1669 Spend at least two hours of quality time a day with your dog
1671 Splurge on courtside, season tickets to the Lakers
1666 Take an incapacitated neighbor to vote
1652 Try being a vegan
1655 View the complete works of Fellini – in Italy
1674 Volley with Serena Williams
1663 Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper praising someone in public life
1656 Write all that you remember of your family history for the next generations

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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Monthly List: January 2017

1632 Apprentice yourself to a cabinetmaker
1642 Barrel down Niagara Falls
1633 Be Woody Allen’s therapist
1646 Bench press your weight
1636 Charm a snake
1644 Dance in Red Square at midnight
1649 Dress up and go trick or treating
1631 Drive a pickup that is at least fifteen years old
1624 Encourage enterprise
1628 Get eight hours of sleep every night
1641 Have a private master class with Baryshnikov
1648 Join the Wrigley Field Bleacher Bums for one day and root for the Cubs
1629 Lead, follow, or get out of the way
1630 Live without a cell phone
1650 Locate and call a childhood friend you haven’t communicated with in at least twenty years
1635 Make a clambake happen
1638 Perform a riff with Wynton Marsalis
1647 Put flowers on the untended grave of a stranger
1640 Raise emus
1625 Reach out and touch someone
1623 Read all the stuff that comes home from school
1627 Relive those thrilling days of yesteryear
1637 See the Taj Mahal
1634 Send cartons of goodies to kids at camp
1643 Serve prosciutto with melon at your next affair
1626 Start with the air you breathe and list all the good things in your life
1639 Stop a mall from being built
1621 Stop daydreaming and seek your fortune
1645 Surprise someone with Swedish fish
1622 Vary the seating

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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Monthly List: December 2016

1591 Appear on a soap opera
1598 Be a stunt person and learn to fall off buildings
1618 Bring up a moral child
1611 Buy a pair of leather pants
1599 Charge $300 an hour for your advice
1619 Create a story quilt
1607 Do lunch with _____
1603 Exercise eight days a week
1605 Have five minutes in the Oval Office
1613 Hear a newborn baby cry
1620 Immerse yourself in another culture
1596 Invest in a Broadway show
1616 Know ecstasy
1614 Listen to a sermon given by the Pope
1615 Mingle
1593 Offer solace
1608 Pack the suggestion box with your ideas
1617 Remember the seeds beneath the snow
1602 Resuscitate someone
1600 Scoop a major publication
1612 See the good in those with whom you differ
1610 Sit on the Supreme Court
1592 Soap up your partner
1594 Soothe a wounded ego
1595 Sponsor a team, a race car, or a fundraising event
1597 Stand in as a double
1601 Streak the Junior League
1604 Stroll the Champ-Elysees
1609 Surround yourself with trust
1606 Win a spelling bee

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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Monthly List: November 2016

1575 Ask for a raise
1563 Be a superhero
1581 Be known for your baking
1583 Be serious
1567 Buy the best seat in the house for a play with great reviews
1574 Drop names
1564 Get to the Final Frontier on the Star Trek pinball game
1576 Give raises
1569 Go sleigh riding
1566 Go up the down escalator
1565 Have Don Ho play the ukulele at your very own luau
1589 Have press credentials
1571 Hustle
1584 Keep a stiff upper lip
1586 Keep your ear to the ground
1585 Let your hair down and the chips fall
1562 Make everything in your life a crescendo
1572 Master grilling techniques
1573 Quarrel calmly
1568 Roll down a small hill
1570 Rotate the tires, or the Rollerblade wheels
1580 RSVP
1577 Saunter, slither, or sashay
1588 Save your leftovers and give them to the hungry
1579 Scavenge dumpsters for their treasures
1582 Sell out if the price is right and you’re happy
1590 Sin no more
1587 Stick your neck out
1561 Understand what loneliness really means
1578 Use a two-person saw

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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Monthly List: October 2016

1541 Allow yourself an outburst
1559 Attend the tulip festival in Seattle
1534 Blow off the obsequious
1550 Buy a sex toy
1533 Caveat emptor
1548 Chase a tornado
1556 Coin a great label for a generation
1543 Come from behind
1537 Consider the opposite
1544 Defy gravity
1551 Experience Brazilian Carnival
1552 Fall in love on public transportation
1539 Go undercover with a tape recorder
1535 Jump out of the cake
1536 Know the way out and the way in
1555 Live in a Soho loft
1557 Make homemade tortillas
1546 Master a kinky technique
1547 Meet the love of your life’s ex, and shake his or her hand and say “thank you”
1549 Memorize “Jabberwocky”
1538 Orbit the earth
1554 Play bebop
1545 Pledge money to public television or radio
1553 Read Kerouac, Ginsberg, Corso, and Burroughs
1531 Read the Beatitudes
1542 Sing in a glee club, a capella group, or barbershop quartet
1560 Spend a few days in a place where you are the minority
15558 Tell everyone special to you that you love them
1540 Wear a virtual reality helmet
1532 Win an amateur photography competition

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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Monthly List: September 2016

1503 Accept mortality, but live forever
1502 Assess your needs
1518 Barter your skills
1527 Bathe in the lap of luxury
1528 Be childlike, not childish
1523 Clean up the mess
1506 Clip coupons
1501 Crew on a sloop
1519 Find a buried treasure
1524 Give up being perfect
1522 Grow wildflowers
1509 Hire a private detective
1508 Join the Peace Corps
1529 Lay it on the line for the sake of principle
1511 Needlepoint your favorite proverb
1504 Negotiate a better deal
1505 Network
1507 Nurse someone back to health
1512 Pump iron
1530 Read bedtime stories
1516 Read the fine print
1526 Restore your grandparents’ wedding photo
1513 Rethink first impressions
1514 Set up a scholarship
1510 Share the profits
1515 Shingle a roof
1520 Spot one of America’s Most Wanted
1517 Supplement your income
1525 Understand the sound of one hand clapping
1521 Win on “America’s Funniest Home Videos”

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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Monthly List: August 2016

1476 Appreciate love handles
1481 Be an informed source
1487 Change your lifestyle
1498 Come home for a nooner
1478 Contemplate your navel
1471 Control the cost
1492 Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it
1475 Duck out of the rat race
1488 Eat real key lime pie
1485 Get yourself a vanity license plate
1499 Go deep
1495 Have a method to your madness
1494 Learn first aid
1490 Lend money with no questions asked
1484 Make fun of the Ku Klux Klan
1493 Massage someone’s ego
1496 Moped in Bermuda
1500 Navigate the shoals
1489 Practice reading lips
1482 Rent a jukebox
1473 Ride in a dumbwaiter before they are extinct
1474 See a full eclipse
1483 Show up for jury duty
1497 Snorkel in St John
1477 Study the lessons of history
1486 Take a lie detector test
1479 Touch your elbows behind your back
1480 Touch your tongue to your nose
1472 Watch beavers build a dam
1491 Watch your favorite childhood movie with your son or daughter

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.

Posted in Monthly Checklists

Monthly List: July 2016

1461 Apply to go up in the Goodyear Blimp
1466 Be clairvoyant
1470 Compost
1465 Crew in a sailboat race
1454 Cure something
1452 Fill a type tray with bits and pieces of your life
1441 Have a day of rest
1464 Lay bricks
1444 Leave cookies and milk for Santa Claus
1459 Let your hair down and the chips fall
1451 Lose yourself in the masses
1445 Make a memory quilt
1462 Make a reservation for a trip to the moon
1447 Marry a royal
1455 Mud-wrestle
1456 Pause inside a covered bridge
1443 Perfect your Pig Latin
1460 Play Spud
1467 Play with clay
1463 Read banned books
1468 Recycle vigorously
1446 Research the subject you’ve always wanted to know about
1453 See if acupuncture works for you
1457 Share a pound of caviar
1448 Snowshoe
1458 Steal the show
1449 Suction-cup a birdfeeder on to the window
1469 Take part in a rain dance
1450 Try exotic spices
1442 Wade in hip boots

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.