Life List

the best laid plans of gerbils and giangs

“If I can’t SCUBA, then what’s this all been about? What have I been working toward?”

– Creed Bratton

Experiences

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  • Protest peaceably
  • Kayak
  • Amos Lee concert
  • Act in a play
  • Air tunnel skydive
  • See all 3 Tchaikovsky Ballets
  • Bike or walk for charity
  • Blow glass
  • Bungee jump
  • Selfie w/ A. Lee Martinez
  • Buy a house in the Berkshires
  • Buy a house
  • Canoe
  • Cheese factory
  • Concert solo
  • Deep sea dive
  • Eat at a Top Chef restaurant
  • Eat solo
  • Escape from a hedge maze
  • Experience zero gravity
  • Fly solo
  • Get a massage
  • Get a tattoo that means something
  • Get married
  • Go hot air ballooning
  • Go snowboarding
  • Go to a Moth Story Slam
  • Go to a Star Trek con
  • Go to an MLB game
  • Go to an NHL game
  • Go to the opera
  • Grow and eat my own vegetables
  • Have my eyebrows threaded
  • See Ramona play
  • Overnight hike/camp
  • Pan for gold
  • Parasail
  • Participate in a murder mystery party
  • Pet a lemur
  • Shoot a gun
  • Shoot an arrow
  • Renaissance fair
  • Ride a camel
  • Ride a mule
  • Ride in a biplane
  • Ride in a helicopter
  • Ride on a motorcycle
  • Ride on a Vespa
  • Road trip solo
  • Rock climb
  • Run from zombies
  • SCUBA dive
  • See a bear in the wild
  • See a Classic Film Festival
  • See a monkey in the wild
  • See a Royal Shakespeare Company play
  • See a silent movie with live organ accompaniment
  • See Aerosmith live
  • Selfie w/ Brent Spiner
  • Selfie w/ Carl Hiaasen
  • Selfie w/ John de Lancie
  • Jet ski
  • Live in another country for 6 months
  • Make a will
  • Movie solo
  • Selfie w/ Peter Clines
  • Selfie w/ Preet Bharara
  • Selfie w/ Felicia Day
  • Shear a sheep
  • Sleep in a treehouse
  • Snorkel
  • Spelunk
  • Surf
  • Swim under a waterfall
  • Take a cruise
  • Take a ghost tour
  • Take dancing lessons
  • Take horseback riding lessons
  • Touch a glacier
  • Touch an iceberg
  • Use a sensory deprivation chamber
  • Visit a hot spring
  • Visit a lavender farm
  • Visit a spa
  • Visit an Old West ghost town
  • Volunteer as a literacy tutor
  • Volunteer at a pet shelter
  • Volunteer at an archaeology site
  • Ride in a submarine
  • Play golf
  • Volunteer by delivery books
  • Volunteer vacation
  • Watch a meteor shower
  • Whitewater raft
  • Zipline
  • Milk a cow
  • Mine for gems

Travel

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  • Visit all 50 states
  • All 7 continents (In Progress)
  • A desert
  • Steepletop
  • Washington, DC
  • A forest
  • A mountain
  • Drink in a British pub
  • Edward Gorey House
  • Solo foreign travel
  • Amazon River
  • Bike the Confederation Trail, Prince Edward’s Island
  • Bike the Loire Valley
  • Bioluminescent Bay, Puerto Rico
  • Camino de Santiago, Spain
  • Cape Breton National Park, Nova Scotia
  • Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry
  • Colonial Williamsburg
  • Compete in Man vs. Horse Marathon
  • Winter in Maine
  • Compete in Man vs. Horse Marathon
  • Coronation Street tour, Manchester
  • Disaster Lab, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Easter Island
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Giant buddha, Thailand
  • Great pyramids
  • Guernsey
  • Haggis in Scotland
  • Hay-on-Wye Book Festival in Wales
  • See the Iditarod
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Sing karaoke in Japan
  • Slovenia
  • Take a random flight
  • Tikal, Guatemala
  • Treasure hunt, Oak Island, Nova Scotia
  • Versailles
  • Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Visit all U.S. National Parks
  • Hike Mineral King
  • Iceland
  • India for Holi
  • Kyoto, Japan
  • A rainforest
  • New England Clam Chowder in New England
  • Leaf peeping in New England
  • Little Mermaid Statue, Copenhagen
  • Madagascar
  • Paris Catacombs
  • Patagonia
  • Petra, Jordan
  • Pompeii, Italy
  • Raft the Kern River
  • Ride a motorcycle in Tokyo
  • Romania
  • Rome
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Yorkshire Dales

Achievements

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  • “Anvil of Crom” on piano
  • “Blow the Man Down” on concertina
  • “Emperor Concerto, 2nd movement” on piano
  • “Fantasie Impromptu” on piano
  • “Hungarian Rhapsody #2” on piano
  • Learn how to play the piano
  • Become a Crisis Text Line counselor
  • Create a budget
  • Direct my investments
  • Hike Mt. Waterman
  • Run a 5K
  • Stream on Twitch
  • Take a woodworking class
  • Change a tire
  • Complete NaNoWriMo
  • Get a pentakill in League
  • Add an interactive map to this website
  • Bike across country
  • Bike Diamond Valley Lake
  • Hike Mt. Whitney
  • Hit 100 hours with Crisis Text Line
  • Keep a cool head in an argument
  • Learn Adobe Illustrator
  • Bike the Santa Ana River Trail
  • Climb Half Dome
  • Get back to 125 lbs
  • Learn how to play the concertina
  • Learn to juggle
  • Make and sell an app
  • Pick a lock
  • Put together a website timeline
  • Sew a dress
  • Sew a Q costume
  • Stop eating meat
  • Take cello lessons
  • Win a photography contest
  • Write and submit a book to publishers
  • Create and publish a web comic

Books

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  • 100 Years of Solitude
  • Lolita
  • Hamlet
  • Divine Comedy
  • To Kill A Mockingbird
  • Huckleberry Finn
  • The Diary of Anne Frank
  • 1984
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Animal Farm
  • The Trial
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • The Motorcycle Diaries
  • East of Eden
  • Night
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Foundation
  • The Illiad
  • The Good Earth
  • The Republic
  • Dracula
  • Meditations
  • The Second Sex
  • The Moonstone
  • The Double Helix
  • Moby-Dick
  • Ulysses
  • Heart of Darkness
  • Infinite Jest
  • House of Leaves
  • Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
  • 1001 Nights
  • Lord of the Rings
  • The Dream of the Red Chamber
  • Things Fall Apart
  • Petals of Blood
  • The Plague of Doves
  • Once Were Warriors
  • So Long A Letter
  • The Wandering Falcon
  • The Art of War
  • One Day In the Life of Ivan Denosovich
  • Watchmen
  • Origin of Species
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Frankenstein
  • Watership Down
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • My Life and Hard Times
  • All Creatures Great and Small