my life list.

I was inspired by Maggie ages ago to dig out my old "bucket list" and update it, and now I've finally gotten off my bum and actually finished it to "publishable status".
It's good to have goals. And these are mine to do before I kick the bucket, meet the wormies, and come back as a pampered house cat without the opposable thumbs I need to complete any of these...

1: Spend a week in New York.
2: Visit a castle in Scotland.
3: Go on a historical tour of Bath.
4: Become a minimalist.
5: Visit the Philippines with my husband and kids.
6: Meet Rougie, AndreAnna, Adam, Loukia, Haley'O, Jenny, Ali, and all of my other favourite online folks in person.
7: Make a decent living from home online.
8: Live in Hawai'i.
9: Enjoy croissant and cafe au lait at a Parisian cafe.
10: Have an outdoor wedding.
11: Have kids.
12: Live long enough to get to know and enjoy my grandkids.
13: Dance on the Great Wall of China.
14: Take a cooking class in Thailand.
15: Give my pretend boyfriend Gerard Butler a big hug. Yes, just a hug.
16: Complete and publish my erotic fiction novel.
17: Live in an eco-friendly home.
18: Be mortgage and debt-free.
19: Get Lasik eye surgery.
20: Participate in a parade.
21: Join the Mile High Club
22: Live off the Grid
23: Finish knitting my daughter's blanket
24: Learn to play poker. (was: Have a portrait of myself painted. See #37. Thanks, AB!)
25: Learn to speak fluent Spanish
26: Set foot on all 7 continents
27: Weight 115 pounds naked
28: Drive a stick shift.
29: Walk on a volcano.
30: Eat sushi in Japan.
31: Finish my front yard garden.
32: Have a Guinness in Ireland.
33: Hang out in Jamaica for at least 2 weeks.
34: Go to an Ayurvedic Spa
35: Visit Stonehenge.
36: Visit every province in Canada by train.
37: Have my portrait painted.
38: Organize a spa retreat with friends
39: Go a day without speaking
40: Write a $1,000,000 cheque to a charity.
41: Own a small (1000 sq.ft.) house on a large riverside patch of land.
42: Own a hybrid vehicle.
43: Visit the pyramids in Egypt.
44: Ride an elephant.
45: Ride a camel.
46: Have a small speaking part in a movie.
47: Own a small shop.
48: Spend Christmas in Hawai'i, where I won't experience a white Christmas for a change.
49: Find my doppelganger.
50: Spend a whole 24-hour period naked.
51: Host 10 dinner parties in one year.
52: Get my belly button pierced.
53: Drink 2 litres of water every day for one month.
54: Learn basic sign language.
55: Go on a girls' weekend trip out of town with just my daughter.
56: Busk - as a hula dancer.
57: Play in a band. (I was The Contrast's bass guitarist.)
58: Visit the Vatican.
59: Go on another nerd honeymoon with Roomie: Macchu Picchu.
60: Write an ebook.
61: Complete the Road to Hana. (We only got half way due to my motion sickness.)
62: Visit the Playboy Mansion.
63: Own a beach vacation home.
64: Create my family tree.
65: Help during the birth of a baby.
66: Ride a gondola in Venice.
67: Drive a car in England.
68: Make a pavlova.
69: Relax and enjoy mulled cider in a ski lodge in Switzerland.
70: ...

Visit again to see any new additions and/or completed goals.

How about you? Have you made your own life list? If so, be sure to let me know! I'd love to see it.


  1. Hilarious list. But why two portraits? (#24, #37) Oh, I know, one's formal and one's naked!

    I've done a bunch of your items, sometimes all in the same day (without speaking all day I drank 2 litres of water while going naked all day, all while helping deliver my doppelganger's baby in the middle of a historical tour of Bath).

    Not all days are all about work, though.

  2. I like your list. I can help 1 province. come on down!:)

  3. I can help with #6. Also? If you want a buddyette for drinking a Guinness in Ireland, I am so your lass.

  4. Ooh! I've got a good start on your list... 1, 2, 3, 9, 13, 14, 18, 20, 24, 28, 29, 30, 32, 35, 37, 39, 43, 44, 45, 54, 57, 58, 60, 61, 66, 67.

    Assuming "run with arms flailing" is an acceptable substitute for "dance" on #13... and having a monkey teach me the proper way to peel a banana counts as a "cooking lesson" on #14. :-)

  5. This is a great list Nenette! I tried #52 with a safety-pin when I was a teenager. I never did get it through!

    Erotic fiction novel, huh? How interesting! Have you started it yet?

  6. @Jenny: OMG, Jenny, that sounds so painful! You were so brave to even try that.
    Yes, I've started the erotic novel. Years ago, in fact. Then I found blogging, and everything else went to pot! :)