One hundred(ish) things


My grandparents’ house.

Next month I’m going to Camp Mighty where I will share and focus on my Life List.  That means it’s time to put it someplace besides in my brain.  It also needs some fluffing and spicing up, so I’ll call this a sloppy first draft. 
  1. Dancing lessons with Scuba (swing, maybe, or ballroom) 
  2. Send holiday cards
  3. Start and complete the Couch to 5 K training app thing
  4. Volunteer at the NICU
  5. Move out of this house
  6. Into a house we own
  7. Make dinner with something I grew in the backyard (this should be at least 47 slots because I’m a plant killer)
  8. Organize the photos: analog & digital
  9. Give away a Polaroid camera
  10. Plan my funeral
  11. Adopt a dog
  12. Have another Meyer lemon tree
  13. Own an Airstream
  14. Take a surfing, diving, biking trip along the CA coast in the Airstream
  15. Make perfect crepes
  16. Take a Photoshop class
  17. And a photography class
  18. Sew a dress and wear it
  19. Outline the 2014 trip
  20. Plan the 2014
  21. Take the 2014 trip
  22. Write a book about the 2014 trip
  23. Publish a book about the 2014 trip
  24. Invite a documentary-type person to come on the 2014 trip with me
  25. Watch a film about the 2014 trip in a theatre
  26. Go see the space shuttle Endeavour at that museum in LA
  27. Surf well enough that all the other surfers don’t clap for me when I stand up and ride a wave in (nice, but I’d like to do better)
  28. Get the highest thread count sheets anyone’s ever seen
  29. Have a soaking tub in my bathroom
  30. Cook with gas (all the time with a gas stove in my kitchen)
  31. Make good corn tortillas
  32. Have a fantastic patio with a great big long table and eat breakfast outside whenever possible
  33. Coffee in Vienna with Scuba
  34. Beer in any German city with Scuba
  35. Croissants in Switzerland with Scuba
  36. Snorkel in Curacao while Scuba dives
  37. Walk the labyrinth at the UU church in San Jose
  38. Sell something I made on Etsy
  39. Restore a piece of furniture
  40. Take a glassblowing or stained glass class 
  41. Write a book (another one after the 2014 book)
  42. Sleep on the beach
  43. See Citizen Kane on the big screen
  44. Visit Hearst Castle
  45. Visit Sylvia Beach’s bookstore 
  46. Kite board
  47. Stand up paddleboard
  48. Get a massage in Palm Springs
  49. Take Scuba to New Orleans
  50. Take my family to a national park
  51. Learn to tie my shoes one-handed
  52. Answer questions for someone considering j-pouch surgery 
  53. Drive a tractor
  54. Learn more songs on the ukulele
  55. Take voice lessons
  56. Snowboard
  57. Brew beer
  58. Frame and hang up the stack of unframed prints
  59. Ride a mule to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back up again
  60. Get married in Hawaii
  61. Go back to Spain
  62. Live in San Francisco for a year
  63. Watch newly hatched baby turtles make their way to the ocean for the first time
  64. Make a quilt
  65. Get a kickass washer, dryer, and dishwasher
  66. Put up a clothesline in the backyard and hang the sheets out to dry in the sun
  67. Purge 1/2 my closet
  68. Take the road to Hana
  69. Red cowboy boots
  70. Fluevogs
  71. Take Willow to a Giants game
  72. Go to another Friday night high school football game in Texas
  73. Get out of debt
  74. Invest in a piece of art
  75. Have a sofa with down cushions
  76. Own a Karmann Ghia (and a 23 window microbus if I have the cash)
  77. Learn how to use MovableType
  78. Build a minigreenhouse in the backyard
  79. Backyard hammock, the kind with a string you pull to swing back and forth
  80. Own a big giant world map
  81. And this map
  82. Hire a housekeeping service
  83. Take the kids to the snow
  84. Set up an earthquake kit
  85. Buy more latte bowls
  86. Get an album for photos of my dad and put it together
  87. See Jolie Holland perform live
  88. Learn how to tie five different kinds of knots
  89. Keep thinking of more things to do

1 thought on “One hundred(ish) things

  1. Laurie

    I have to revise mine so much after this past year. I’m ready to do it, I think. I like yours so far…but lots of traveling and food make me happy.
    See you so soon!


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