The List

The purpose of this list is pretty simple. John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.” In order to make sure that I make great memories and do the things I would like to do, I have committed this list to paper. I did not restrict myself by expense, distance, or energy required to accomplish. I want to do these things and will work on crossing them off as time goes by. This list may get edited with time, but only by adding items. I may not remove any task once it goes on the list. It is on this page that my progress will be tracked with links to the picture, video, or story of my crossing it off. Many of the items have links on them to illustrate what the item is. List items that have been completed will be marked through. Like this. Wish me luck and maybe we can do some of them together.
  1. Get skydive certified (possibly attend SKYDICE SPACELAND)
  2. Ride in a hot air balloon
  3. Walk a 100+ mile trip
  4. Write and publish a book
  5. Get a photo published in a national magazine
  6. Visit a Ziggurat
  7. Dye my hair a crazy color
  8. Fly a plane
  9. Fly in an open-cockpit plane
  10. Fix my teeth
  11. Swim with sharks
  12. Wrestle an alligator
  13. Go snowboarding
  14. Be suspension pierced
  15. Go scuba diving
  16. Hitchhike
  17. Participate in an eating challenge
  18. Get tased
  19. See the aurora borealis
  20. Eat fugu
  21. Eat a durian
  22. Crash a wedding
  23. See an iceberg
  24. Go to Comic-Con
  25. Roll a car
  26. Backflip a motorcycle
  27. Be an extra in a movie
  28. Go noodling
  29. Go white water rafting
  30. Do the polar plunge COMPLETED 02-02-13
  31. Learn how to pick a lock
  32. Pet a wild skunk
  33. Learn to whistle with my fingers
  34. Stage dive and crowd surf
  35. Break a world record
  36. Attend a Rocky Horror Picture Show in full costume
  37. Bungee Jump
  38. Take a cruise
  39. Get LASIK eye surgery
  40. Be part of a flash mob (not a criminal one) COMPLETED 10-22-11 (read here)
  41. Ride a Segway COMPLETED 7-1-17
  42. Go to Mardi Gras
  43. See a whale COMPLETED 9-23-17
  44. Go surfing
  45. Be on a game show
  46. Visit the catacombs of Paris
  47. Take a photography class
  48. Go deep sea fishing
  49. Go ice fishing
  50. Drive on the Autobahn
  51. Get in a fist fight
  52. Kiss a stranger
  53. Cliff dive
  54. Go jet skiing
  55. Be in a play
  56. Attend Cornerstone Festival
  57. Go kayaking
  58. Witness a meteor shower
  59. Own a Jeep again
  60. Pay for a strangers meal or groceries
  61. Fly first class
  62. Drive the length of Route 66
  63. Go wing-walking
  64. Have my portrait painted
  65. Be in the audience for the taping of a TV show
  66. Attend a cosplay event
  67. Shave my head COMPLETED 07-04-13
  68. Serve on jury duty
  69. Learn to play harmonica
  70. Attend Oktoberfest
  71. Spend a night alone in a haunted house
  72. Visit the Holy Land
  73. Run with the bulls in Pamplona
  74. Learn to ride a unicycle
  75. Go snowmobiling
  76. Get a black belt in any martial art
  77. See the giant Sequoia trees of the West Coast
  78. Fly in a helicopter over a volcano
  79. Go streaking
  80. Make some money as a street musician
  81. Compete in the Warrior Dash
  82. Sing karaoke
  83. Ride in a tank
  84. Read my huge list of books - click here for progress
  85. Go to a blues bar in Chicago
  86. Go to a jazz club in New Orleans
  87. Take a picture of Mt Fuji
  88. Do a firewalk
  89. Ride in a helicopter
  90. Go on a cross country motorcycle trip
  91. Visit the Louvre
  92. Go Zorbing
  93. Go to the San Diego Zoo
  94. See all 7 continents - click here for progress
  95. Attend a sumo match in Japan
  96. Ride a San Francisco cable car
  97. Attend Day of Dead ceremony in Mexico
  98. Keep bees
  99. Shoot a flamethrower
  100. Meet a U.S. president while still in office
  101. Wear a kilt
  102. Observe the floor of Wall Street during trading time
  103. Visit the Mall of America
  104. Attend a Super Bowl
  105. Spar a professional boxer
  106. Get a professional shave COMPLETED 05-22-15
  107. Build something significant with wood (i.e. table, rocking chair)
  108. Attend the Olympics
  109. Deliver a baby (human)
  110. Complete a high ropes course
  111. Visit the Parthenon in Greece
  112. Eat lutefisk in Norway
  113. Eat Philly Cheesesteak in Philadelphia
  114. Experience weightlessness
  115. Go to a nude beach (and participate)
  116. Kiss the Blarney Stone
  117. Attend a Broadway show
  118. Attend a Las Vegas show
  119. Read every Shakespeare play - click here for progress
  120. See all 50 states - click here for progress
  121. Swim with dolphins
  122. Participate in a demolition derby
  123. Meet a person of royalty - British or otherwise
  124. Grow my hair out long again - I miss my hair
  125. Smuggle Bibles in China
  126. Earn $100,000 in one year
  127. Walk on the Great Wall of China COMPLETED 7-27-17 (read here)
  128. Visit Auschwitz
  129. Get an Ashiatsu massage
  130. Get something patented
  131. Eat Beluga caviar
  132. Eat Kimchi in Korea
  133. Own a hammock
  134. Drive a race car - at high speed
  135. Climb Statue of Liberty
  136. Wear a tuxedo to a non-tuxedo event
  137. Brand a cow
  138. Save a life
  139. Do a stand-up comedy routine
  140. Regauge my ears - I used to have ‘00’
  141. Throw a live grenade
  142. Get a Master’s degree COMPLETED 08-17-14
  143. Get a Doctorate (Ph.D.)
  144. Sleep in a castle
  145. Achieve a net worth of $1,000,000
  146. Sit in on a funeral preparation or autopsy
  147. Be debt free
  148. Learn to play guitar
  149. See Mt. Rushmore COMPLETED 07-21-14
  150. Mush a dog sled
  151. Have a pet monkey
  152. Drink a beer at CHEERS in Boston
  153. Learn a second language fluently
  154. See the Pyramids of Giza
  155. Ride a bull
  156. Be on Times Square for New Year’s Eve
  157. Climb Seattle Space Needle
  158. Attend the Brazilian Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
  159. Get my pilot’s license
  160. Be elected to a public office
  161. Drive a dune buggy in the desert
  162. Swim with manatees
  163. Visit Stonehedge
  164. Attend a bullfight
  165. Attend a cockfight COMPLETED 04-28-19
  166. Live overseas for one year COMPLETED 09-27-17 (read here)
  167. Eat lobster in Maine
  168. See penguins in the wild
  169. Attend a Murder Mystery Dinner
  170. Have my picture taken with a Buckingham Palace guard
  171. Retire