Monday, 15 February 2010

The List

One day a little while ago, Laura (my moderately significant other) and myself sat down in a fit of boredom and made ourselves a list of silly things we wanted to do in our lifetimes. I'll post it here so I can keep track of our progress:

1. Build a tree house
2. Carve a branch into a chain
3. Paint a car
4. Backpack nowhere in particular
5. Make a condensed milk & potato pie
6. Go rabbit hunting
7. Make a calendar
8. Paint a giant painting
9. Drive to Alice Springs for pizza
10. Sleep in a tree
11. Make a movie
12. Do everything the pirates don’t do
13. Write a book
14. Get a Mohawk
15. Climb the biggest something somewhere
16. Wear hot pink nail polish
17. Set a record
18. Get shut in a fridge
19. Jump out of a cake
20. Chain someone’s ears together
21. Collect pictures wearing 100 different hats
22. Wear 100 hats at once
23. Eat nothing but pizza for a week
24. Camp in the snow
25. Learn to play guitar
26. Learn to play blues harmonica
27. Eat a whole jar of nutella using only a pencil
28. Make something electric from scratch
29. Build a sailing boat
30. Get some one-piece pajamas
31. Do a first-aid course
32. Do a Rogaine in Victorian costume (with monocle)
33. Finish a giant crossword
34. Spelunk
35. Hear someone you don’t know use a word you made up
36. Make a self-portrait
37. Build some sort of bike
38. Walk the Heysen Trail
39. Own a cuttlefish
40. Knit a three-piece suit
41. Have a whole wall of filled bookshelves
42. Build a giant calculator
43. Live in a remote village
44. Invent a sport
45. Invert something
46. Come up with a name for the list
47. Make a website
48. Write a New York Times crossword
49. Have a 3 course meal entirely in the shape of socks
50. Cross the English Channel
51. Finish a long-term project
52. Learn how to tie 12 knots you know the names of
53. Grow some “cool” facial hair
54. Design and sell a t-shirt
55. Whitewater raft on the Nile
56. Go to a geohash on the day of your wedding
57. Arrive or depart from your wedding on a piece of old farm equipment
58. Eat vending machine pizza
59. Ask for a non-existent item in a shop
60. Go into a hardware store and ask for something specific, using all the 'professional' terms
61. Take a photo of a moose from a plane
62. Walk on the Great Wall of China
63. Cross the Simpson desert
64. Make a floating island
65. Make a boat in a bottle
66. Write a letter and send it out to sea
67. Learn to juggle
68. Milk a cow
69. Live on a boat
70. Eat spaghetti with Royalty
71. Do a flip
72. Make a USB
73. Drive down Baldwin Street, Dunedin
74. Learn the Wango
75. Do something creative every day for a week/month/year/lifetime
76. Do a stand-up comedy routine.
77. Build a life sized statue
78. Learn a dead language
79. Learn a live language
80. Fill a CD rack with music (that’s not burnt)
81. Have a collection of recipes using vegemite
82. Find some way to combine apple sauce and milk coffee biscuits
83. Count the sugar crystals in a packet
84. Fix up that stupid green thing
85. Go to something that requires formal attire together
86. See the desert stars at midnight (count them?)
87. Devise a fabric you can use like a whiteboard but still wear comfortably
88. Design and use a font
89. Read everything on a top 100 books list
90. Watch everything on a bottom 100 films list
91. Make a piece of public art somewhere
92. Go on a multi-day trip in a kayak
93. Trans-Siberian Railway
94. Walk around the suburbs singing Christmas carols
95. Googlewhack
96. Dig a hole to China
97. Plant a tree
98. Make something visible from space
99. Serve a banquet
100. Live in a share house

The list has grown since then, I'll update this post when I find the rest of it.
If you have a challenge to set us, feel free to suggest it, and if we find it even moderately interesting we'll add it to the list (not that what's already there isn't going to take us long enough).

1 comment:

Michael5000 said...

I've planted several trees.

And your comments work now.