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THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU TURN THIRTY

February 17, 2010

I spent most of yesterday brooding over how boring I’ve become. I was looking through old blog posts when I came across this post about the thrill of “taking” a street sign. I still haven’t completed most of the tasks on my list  of things to do before I turn 30, so it’s time for me to start working on that.

P.S. I still have the sign in my basement.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a (non alcoholic) drink
02. Swam with dolphins

03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Attend a surprise birthday party (I love my friends!)
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger (he was a sailor)
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can (I do this while driving)
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster (I’ve been on the world’s tallest one)
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking (every time I party with my best friend)
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states (My count is up to 18)
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched whales
45. Stolen a sign (hehehe….see: here)
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip (too many to count)
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Taken a midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero (I dressed up as Captain Underpants on Superhero Day in high school)
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day (my favorite thing to do)
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71.Do something illegal
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced (see #72)
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest (I dressed up as a Nigerian haha)
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80.
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on a television news program as an “expert”
83. Gotten flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage (played the saxophone; danced; modeled)
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone (If you’ve ever lived in an all female dorm, then you’ve been in a combat zone)
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror (but I have been part of the audience)
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favourite band/singer on tour
98. Passed out cold
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking with the windows open
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication (cancer research magazine for NIH)
106. Lost over 50 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a TV game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears (My nose see here)
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for 30 hours in a 48 hour period
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (ram every year..although I don’t personally kill them)
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
150. Saved someone’s life
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10 Comments leave one →
  1. February 17, 2010 12:12 PM

    There is at least one that you forgot to cross out, or maybe you didn't cross it out on purpose. Sneaky you are.

  2. February 17, 2010 12:29 PM

    You know me waaaaayyyy too well!! Creepy you are.

  3. February 17, 2010 2:04 PM

    Hahaha

  4. February 18, 2010 1:51 AM

    And what of number 32?

  5. February 18, 2010 4:10 PM

    You've got to add "Eat porcupine" on your list =)

  6. February 19, 2010 9:22 AM

    Girl you did 115 like five times lol. and you definitely did 150 twice. Both at Howard, both on Friday. Once there was a man who was…. unexpected and I didn't know him from Jack and I had to take him around and you saved my life. The other time was after Jumah and that brother… I owe you the life my first…pet. lol

  7. February 20, 2010 11:55 AM

    @Kiibati It was supposed to say "held a lamb"@Solomonsydelle um…I'll pass. I watch Bizarre Foods on the Travel Channel and I've seen the guy eat porcupine. I'll just do it vicariously through him.@Modupeopla Haha how did I forget that!! I really have done it a million times. LMAO!! I remember those to occasions too haha! Good times!

  8. February 22, 2010 1:19 AM

    Nice list but 32 freaks me out

  9. March 4, 2010 6:21 PM

    love ur list…really cool

  10. March 9, 2010 2:41 PM

    I'd be too scared to steal a sign for fear of causing an accident! Or if I ordered at gunpoint to steal the sign, I'd call whoever (the city?) and let them know the sign was missing!Did you come up with the items on the list?

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