Angie’s New Lifetime To-Do List

October 21, 2006

So I’m only at 52 things to do before I’m dead. 50, technically, since I believe I’ve already done one of them since first typing this list and the other one can’t be done until after I’m dead. (Please Jon, Mom and Ed, notice this and make it happen, would ya?) The one thing I’ve been able to do is bolded, although I’m still not quite there yet. Soon, says my vanity. Soon.

1. Swim with dolphins

2. Climb a mountain (a small one — maybe start with more like a hill)

3. Take a Ferrari for a test drive (preferably on the Autobahn, and a red one — Ferrari that is — at that!)

4. See the inside of the Great Pyramid

5. Bungee jump

6. Visit Paris

7. Watch a lightning storm at sea

8. See the Northern Lights

9. Walk the stairs to the top of the Tower of Pisa

10. Drink coffee with Melissa at an Italian cafe

11. Touch an iceberg

12. Take a trip in a hot air balloon

13. Go hang-gliding

14. Drink tea with Denise in Victoria

15. Visit Angel Falls

16. Give a big chunk of money to a charity like Make-a-wish or Unicef

17. Visit Ireland

18. Ride a gondola in Venice

19. Whitewater Raft

20. Visit Banff in the summer

21. Bike the Tour of the Unknown Coast

22. Take the kids to the Kinetic Sculpture Race

23. Camp in the Redwoods

24. Get (re)married in Vegas, preferably with Elvis officiating

25. Walk the Golden Gate Bridge

26. Hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon

27. Go on a cooking vacation (preferably in Italy)

28. Take the kids to the Oregon Caves

29. Volunteer at an animal shelter

30. Take a canoe trip that lasts more than 2 days

31. Keep my teaching credential

32. Get re-involved in community theatre, even if it’s just handing out programs

33. Take the kids to Disneyland/Disneyworld

34. Pay off ALL debts (except the house . . . well, the house, too, eventually)

35. Own a convertible

36. Take a sleigh ride in Sun Valley

37. Parasail

38. Visit Cabo San Lucas

39. Save someone’s life

40. 40th Birthday at the Sheraton in Oahu

41. Snorkel in St. John (preferably with Melissa & Jon)

42. Have an anniversary party at the Gatsby fundraiser

43. Take a boat trip with my aunt and uncle

44. Pay for the kids’ college educations

45. Spend one of my birthdays at Swimmer’s Delight or Benbow Lake with the kids

46. Buy a cabin (even if it’s just a shack in the woods)

47. Attend the jazz festival in Montreal

48. Take the kids to see Old Faithful in Yellowstone

49. Have my hair a color I actually *like* again

50. Take ballroom dancing lessons with Jon

51. Drink Beer at Oktoberfest (preferably with Denise & Mike and wearing my “Everybody Loves a German Girl T-shirt)

52. Have my ashes scattered in the forest behind my childhood home and at Centerville Beach (yes, even in death I am dichotomous)



  1. nice list. love reading people’s lifetime to-do list – have to officially do one myself but it seems kind of daunting. I did try to rent a Ferrari on our honeymoon in Hawaii but the $500/day price tag kind of put me off. Bungee jump is fun! I will do it again. Getting remarried with Elvis — lol. i might have some of yours on my to-do list too!

    so what color is your hair now? you should start a blog game ever so often — what color is Angela’s hair? 😉 I say you need to try bright blue with red streaks 😀

  2. OMG the Taos bungee jump (on the bungee jump website), you jump — 680 ft. with a 320 ft cord! sweet! thanks for the link to the site.

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