17 October 2010

What's off my reverse life list

I found out that Dave had my reverse life list idea a long time ago. That does not make me feel stupid. Au contraire - it makes me feel great because it confirms that I am well-justified in having Dave as my not-so-secret blog crush.  (I plan on having my avatar marry his avatar and run away to Second Life, where they will live happily ever after, or as long as the Lindens last.) (Do people still do Second Life? It seems so 14 months ago).

ANYWAY...I am having a blast making my Reverse Life List. Every time I open my brain, something I did that was fun pops up. I recommend doing this - it's amazing what you remember, and how much cool stuff you have done without even realizing it.

So far I can cross off from my big Reverse Life List:

Fly in a hot air balloon
Ride a mule in Yosemite
Sue n ringo
Fly in a helicopter over Kauai
Walk a labyrinth
Take an award-winning photo

Build a Rose Parade Float
What building a float looks like
Pilot a helicopter (verrry briefly)
Pick macadamia nuts
Ride a recumbent tandem bike
See a horse being born
Drive a backhoe
Learn another language
Have the White House pastry chef make me dessert
Get a college degree
Volunteer on a presidential campaign
Make a good wine
Win a blue ribbon at the county fair
Drive halfway across the country
Be published on McSweeney's
Do the chicken dance
Drive sideways
Plant 20 kinds of sage in my yard
Climb a pyramid
Bigsteps
Buy a recumbent bike
Roast my own coffee
Go to Oaxaca
Drive a Caterpillar
See Buck Owens at the Crystal Palace
Snorkel with sea turtles
Get paid to write full-time
Make beer
Play roulette in Vegas
Adopt a shelter dog
Start a food blog
Eat shave ice in Hawaii
Design a book
Get a big grin from Buddy Guy
Heal a very old wound
Hug chef Michel Richard
Go body surfing
Visit Washington DC
Study A Course in Miracles
Sail in a catamaran in high seas
Have Barack Obama answer one of my questions
Save a lot of trees
Go to a pro soccer game
Interview Anthony Bourdain
Protest George W. Bush in his presence
Get stopped by Secret Service (see above)
Be the 9th caller
Paddle a canoe with my dad
Have a peak moment
Go to chef school
Start a life blog
Manage a crew of amazing people
Go to baseball Spring Training
Marvel at the redwoods
Hike in Zion National Park with my dad
Jump off the Pismo pier
Watch fireworks from a yacht
Meet cycling legend Davis Phinney
Visit San Miguel Island
Be in the middle of a huge electrical storm
Help get a prisoner of conscience out of jail
Go to the Rose Parade
See a live condor
Condor wings
Ring in the new millennium
Play in the snow
Buy $250,000 worth of paper
Celebrate the Harmonic Convergence
See "Starry Night"
Read at a poetry festival
Dance on the lawn to Los Lobos
Course Marshal a pro cycling race
Read at BlogHer Community Keynote
Live by myself
See a meteor shower
Dance like a maniac to Koko Taylor
Write front page, above-the-fold story
Hang out in a yurt
See Half Dome
Protest a war
Radicals
Interview a former first lady
Make mole negro
See a real autumn
Eat a grasshopper
Grasshoppers sauteed in oil with garlic
Dance to the Neville Brothers
Go to NYC
See the Grateful Dead
Ride in a speed boat
Go canyoning
Be a bleacher bum
Celebrate Samhain among 500 pagans
Take a yoga class from Judith Lasater
March for civil rights
Go to a nude beach
Attend Catholic mass
See a full eclipse of the sun

Take the Chicago architectural boat tour
Chicago River
Shop at LA's Grand Central Market
Help land a multi-million dollar account
Climb a mountain
Thank a great teacher from elementary school
See Bruce Springsteen
Learn street fighting
Experience an earthquake
Speak on a BlogHer panel
March in a Mardi Gras parade
Hear a symphony that makes me cry
Receive laying on of hands
See John Lee Hooker in a tiny venue
Do improv comedy
Make a bully back down
Hug George Foreman
Get hysterical
Receive an answer to a prayer
Give an award-winning speech
Hear Brian Wilson play "Smile"
Meet Rick Bayless and thank him
Fall in love with opera
Hike the Pinnacles
Eat bananas I grew myself
Learn to weld
Visit the Carizzo Plains
See Dave Chappelle
Participate in important scientific research
Swim with the US. Men's Olympic Waterpolo team
Raise a flower crop and sell it
See the day when the Berlin Wall falls

5 comments:

sassymonkey said...

I love your list.

mel said...

So far your list is my favorite. I might have a steal a few ideas because I'm in the process of putting mine together.

Aunt Snow said...

I like this!! I think I share a good dozen with you!

Dave2 said...

Second Life? Sounds expensive! I can barely afford First Life!

Your list is quite impressive! I haven't done hardly any of this cool stuff. Well, except eat a live condor, of course. Delicious!

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Jesus! You've done a LOT. Love this list. And what a great idea, to celebrate the things you've done in life so far.

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