Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Top 100 things I hope to do or experience before I die. Satisfied with the majority, but aiming for them all. Work in progress.
1UndoneVisit all 7 continents.
2DoneSwim with a dolphin.
4UndoneHave my portrait painted.
5UndoneWatch a launch of a space rocket.
6UndoneBe an extra in a film.
7UndoneSend a paper plane from the tallest building in the world.
8UndoneOwn a horse.
9UndoneMake love on a mountain top.
10UndoneHold an art exhibition and sell at least 1 item.
11UndoneBuy a round-the-world air ticket and a rucksack, and run away.
12DoneGrow a beard and keep for 6 months.
13DoneBe a member of the audience in a TV show.
14DoneGive a speech in public.
15UndoneRide a camel in the desert.
16UndonePlant a tree.
17UndoneCross Svalbard (Spitsbergen) with a snow scooter.
18UndoneBuild a tree house and sleep in it.
19UndoneUnderstand the Theory of Relativity.
20UndoneSwim with killer whales at Tysfjord.
21DoneBe the boss.
22UndoneFly a fighter jet plane.
23DoneFall deeply in love - helplessly and unconditionally.
24UndoneExperience someone falling deeply in love with me - helplessly and unconditionally.
25UndoneRide the Trans-Siberian Express across Asia.
26UndoneSit on a jury.
27DoneTake a course and get top grade at the university.
28UndoneWrite a book.
29UndoneExperience Mardi Gras.
30DoneBe a vegetarian for 6 months.
31UndoneLive in another country.
32UndoneBuild a scale model of the solar system - minimum 5 km in diameter.
33UndoneGet a boat.
34UndoneLearn 3 magic tricks very well.
35UndoneLive as an artist for 6 months.
36UndoneRide public transport in the 10 biggest cities in the world.
37UndoneDrink beer at the Oktoberfest in Munich.
38DoneBe someone’s mentor.
39DoneAlways strive to be good, honest and vigilant.
40UndoneShower in a waterfall.
41UndoneLearn to play a musical instrument with some degree of skill.
42UndoneSpend a half-day at a concentration camp and swear never to forget.
43DoneObtain license to marry and do marriages.
44UndoneGet married myself.
45UndonePerform funerals.
46UndoneTravel to another continent with only my sister and brother.
47UndoneSee a lunar eclipse.
48UndoneSpend New Year’s in an exotic location.
49UndoneGet a quotation in a recognised archive or book.
50DoneGet passionate about a cause & spend time helping it, instead of just thinking about it.
51UndoneHandle a big snake.
52DoneNever do street / illegal drugs.
53UndoneExperience weightlessness.
54UndoneDesign and build my own dream house.
55UndoneObtain a patent.
56UndoneSing a great song in front of an audience.
57DoneAsk someone I’ve only just met on a date.
58DoneDrive across America from coast to coast.
59DoneMake a complete and utter fool of myself.
60DoneThrow a big party every 10 years (from 40).
61DoneWrite my will.
62DoneAdopt someone far away and support them where they are until they come of age.
63DoneSleep under the stars.
64DoneRide the fastest roller coaster in the world.
65UndoneGo wild in Rio during Carnival.
66DoneSpend a whole day reading a great novel.
67DoneForgive my parents.
68UndoneLearn to juggle with three balls.
69DoneDrive the Autobahn.
70UndoneLearn to rollerblade.
71DoneStand up to and oppose with success someone/something much bigger and more powerful than myself.
72UndonePerform street theatre.
73DoneSurprise myself thoroughly.
74DoneMake a child fall asleep in my lap.
75DoneScuba dive.
76DoneDonate money and put my name on something: a scholarship, a bench, etc
77UndoneSpend six months getting my body in optimum shape.
78DoneAccept myself for who I am.
79UndoneGo up in a hot-air balloon.
80UndoneDo a public prank that is mentioned in the media.
81DoneAttend one really big rock concert.
82UndoneKiss someone I’ve just met on a blind date.
83DoneGive to a charity - anonymously.
84UndoneGet an isolated mountain cabin.
85UndoneVisit Easter Island.
86DoneBe fed peeled, seedless grapes.
87UndoneWrite and publish a song.
88UndoneGo deep sea fishing and eat my catch.
89UndoneGet a sauna and an outdoor jacuzzi.
90DoneCreate and update a personal web page.
91UndoneVisit Machu Pichu.
92DoneTouch a rock from the moon.
93UndoneSpend Xmas helping someone else.
94UndoneCreate my own family tree.
95DonePlay a full golf course.
96UndoneBuy a property in a foreign country.
97UndoneBartend for a night in a real bar.
98UndoneList 5 people who have been very important to me and let them know.
99DoneInspire children in a positive way that they will remember for life.
100UndoneSpend the last time of my life free of sorrow and pain.


Sol said...

well if you want to spend xmas helping someone AND be a bartender fr a night in a real bar (what is that anyway?) we always need help for xmas with the humanist celebration at Consensus. And you can be the barkeep if you like:)


Dorthe said...

hej Andreas

Måske er dine drømme nærmere end du tror.


Ann said...

I am inspired by the idea of creating such a list. I will let you know when I follow through and I will share my list. As I read your list I found myself checking off a number of my own experiences and crossing off whatever goals I do not share.

The concept of investigating my values through such a list and setting personal goals appeals to me. I do not know the source but is there not a famous quote "an unexamined life is not worth living?"

Since you clearly are an analytic(sp) sort perhaps you might want to look over your list for themes which give you insights to your mission on this planet!

d said...

Awesome list. I kept on mentally adding in additional things I'd do.

Gabrielle said...

It's adorable that you've already checked off #52 (never do street drugs). You're dead?

If you do drugs tomorrow, then what? Add it back to the list or strike it entirely?

Also, street drugs by which area's standards/laws? Does misusing legal drugs count? What happens if the laws change? What about those "evil" psych meds (wink, wink)

I'm so confused!

I'm just yanking your chain. Keep on plugging. You're awesome.

Tory said...

Most amazing list! You never cease to surprise me, Andreas. Here you are, the King of businesses, and you have time to plan out your 100 things to do before u die, and you've done a bunch, already! Good job :)

babsie said...

Regarding #86, 'fed peeled, seedless grapes'...I have memories watching my dear mom seed and peel the grapes specifically for 'Uncle Tim'; as he 'liked' them that way. Every Sunday she turned-out Our (always-the-same)Favorite Dinner (desert would vary) AND a mountain of grapes...fit for a king, made for US (Tim started it!). It was but a 'taste' of the amazing ways she made each of us feel important and special to her. As a child I noticed her gift of giving but was mostly in-AWE of her seemless ability (magic, it seemed) to deliver precisely 'WHAT' and 'WHEN' any of us needed it. Some 30 years later, this-mother discovered, moms are intuitive! But, it takes much more than magic to continually produce those lovely meals......how DID she do it?