Thursday, November 01, 2007

The List

Bill came up with this idea with a few drinking buddies of ours - compile a list of 50 things that you want to do before you die. The list can also include things that you have already accomplished that you always wanted to do and think that other people might enjoy. We would all submit the lists to him and he would remove the duplicates to get one list. We would then have things to talk about and events to plan with our friends.

Sounds cool, huh? It was, but it is much harder than you think. It is especially difficult if you are a person like me. Compared to our friends, I have no desire for the adrenaline rush as they do. I also have very little ambition. In the end, I came up with 34 items. Many of them are shopping (own a Birkin bag, buy a pair of designer high heels) or travel (visit Australia and New Zealand, go on a photo safari in Africa) related. I do have a few adrenaline rush items (fly on a trapeze), but not as many as I suspect our friends will list. It will be fun to see the complete list and see how much we have in common.

What would you put on your list?


Melanie said...

Sorry for my absence. Life is getting in the way again dang it!

That sounds like a really neat idea.I am not an adrenaline junkie either so my list would be kind of boring. It would mostly be comprised of places I want to visit not really things to do. There are so many places I want to see, a lot of them here in the good old US of A.

Maggy said...

There is a nice Club Med resort not far from us here in Florida. They have/had a trapeze for guests to learn about and try. My office had an outing there, and several staff members enjoyed this activity. I'm sure there are many other places where one can participate on the "flying trapeze".

Making up one of these lists is a challenge, but very interesting. I think there are books about this topic including "things you should do before you die". Very thought provoking.

What's a Birkin Bag? Some things are so outrageously expensive, but sales and outlets can be helpful.

Susan Mo said...

A Birkin Bag is a special handbag named after Jane Birkin and made by Hermes. They are ridiculously expensive. They can be in the thousands for leather, and in the ten thousands for exotic skins. A fashionista's dream!