Things To Do Before I Die



People always say, “That’s on list of things to do before I die,” and there are even books that list places and things they recommend you do before you die.

But how many of us actually keep a real list that we can refer to to see how much we have left to do and to remind ourselves that there is still so much left to live for?

Well, I have decided to start my own list. Once I accomplish each thing, I will add the date I did it. As new ideas come to me, I will add those too. Also, I see no reason why this list has to appear sensible, sane, or rational; so, if I want to put that I’d like to go to the International Space Station for a week as a tourist, I will definitely put that down (even though today, as I write this, there is no foreseeable way that I could afford the multi-million-dollar price tag).

So, without further ado, here’s my list:

EVENT
DATE COMPLETED
COMMENTS
Go hang gliding
11 August 2007
What an awesome experience. it's just like what a bird must feel like!
Ride in a hot air balloon
25 August 2007
For details, see my entry “…what about my life so far…”
Ride in a semi
29 August 2007
I have to be honest...it was rather anticlimactic
Go back to Israel 10 April 2008 Read all about it 16 Years in the Making.
Ride a mechanical bull
23 July 2008
I did this on Bourbon Street. It was awesome, but my hips were killing me the next day!
Drink moonshine
23 July 2008
I got Catdaddy first, but it totally tasted like Tequila, so the waiter brought me a shot of Virginia White Lightening. Man, did that taste fantastic.
See the black sands of Hawaii
Not Yet
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Go into space
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Run with the bulls
Not Yet
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Go to La Tomatina in Buñol, Valencia
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Write a book
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SCUBA dive on the Great Barrier Reef
Not Yet
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Spend a night in the Ice Hotel
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Go dog sledding
Not Yet
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Be on The Amazing Race
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Jump out of a airplane
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Be on TV
Not Yet
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Fly on NASA's KC-135
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Drive a semi
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See all 28 places the Smithsonian says I should see before I die:

  1. Mesa Verde
  2. Pompeii
  3. Tikal
  4. Petra
  5. Pyramids of Giza
  6. Taj Mahal
  7. Easter Island
  8. The Great Wall
  9. Aurora Borealis
  10. Serengeti
  11. Iguazu Falls
  12. Machu Picchu
  13. The Louvre
  14. Zen Garden of Kyoto
  15. Uffizi Gallery
  16. Fallingwater
  17. Yangtze River
  18. Antarctica
  19. Mount Kilimanjaro
  20. Grand Canyon
  21. Bagan (formerly Pagan)
  22. Parthenon
  23. Angkor Wat
  24. Ephesus
  25. Venice
  26. Amazon Rain Forest
  27. Great Barrier Reef
  28. Galápagos Islands
Not Yet
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