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30 August 2009

The Chic and Charming Bucket List: Things to Do before I Die

Well, I've recently joined the face book group "XX High School 10 Year Reunion Planning." Yikes! In honor of this momentous occasion I've put together my own personal list of things I want to do before I die...my "bucket list." This list is kind of fluid and will be updated from time to time. What is on your bucket list? Did I forget anything?

  1. Bring my weight down into the healthy BMI range
  2. Find a career where I can be incredibly successful AND enjoy going to work everyday
  3. Have babies
  4. Upgrade the condo so the babies don't have to sleep in the bathtub
  5. Make sure I can afford to send babies to college
  6. Kick so much ass in my job that I can hire someone to clean my house
  7. Buy a summer house on a lake in the mountains
  8. Host the ultimate weekend parties at my summer house
  9. Visit St. Petersburg for at least a week during the white nights
  10. Attend Hogmanay
  11. Spend two weeks in Bora Bora
  12. Visit the black beaches of New Zealand
  13. Shop until I drop in Singapore
  14. Take a self guided culinary tour of France
  15. Gorge myself of truffles at Alba International White Truffle Fair
  16. Build a wine cellar, including an impressive stock of champagne
  17. Build a collection of hardback literature to stock a library
  18. Choreograph several burlesque routines
  19. Write a book
  20. Turn my blogging empire into an LLC, but only as a side job
  21. Find the perfect skin care regime
  22. Find my hairstylist soulmate
  23. Build the perfect collection of vintage barware
  24. Start an underground supper club
  25. Collect enough high quality vintage gems to open my own jewelry store...but keep it all for myself!
  26. Become a fantastic chef and memorize a collection of signature recipes
  27. Regularly practice yoga
  28. Have my own studio space for my artsy hobbies
  29. Learn how to play golf
  30. Get back into tennis
  31. Be on track, by 50, to have a VERY comfortable retirement
  32. Be on the board of directors of at least two charities whose missions I really respect and want to support
  33. Attend a legendary party (like the black and white ball)
  34. Watch a game on the Wimbledon center court
  35. Go skinny dipping in a public body of water after midnight
  36. Set foot on all 7 continents
  37. Live in another country for at least a year
  38. Learn to scuba dive, dive the great barrier reef
  39. Participate in a Carnival parade in Brazil
  40. Learn a seriously sexy tango routine
  41. Swing dance with the kinds of moves that result in me getting thrown in the air
  42. Write a column for a print publication
  43. Attend Burning Man
  44. Attend Oktoberfest
  45. Ride the transsiberian railway
  46. Visit Machu Picchu
  47. Sunbathe on a nude beach
  48. Spend a weekend at a spa
  49. Have a showing of my art in a gallery
  50. Climb a mountain (a really big one)
  51. Become proficient in horse back riding
  52. See the northern lights
  53. Become an excellent seamstress and learn to make my own patterns
  54. Keep a journal
  55. Have the perfect capsule wardrobe
  56. Read the entire Bible
  57. Learn how to pick a lock
  58. Learn to ski
  59. Participate in an all out food fight
  60. Cross stitch family Christmas stockings
  61. Bake a 3-tier cake
  62. Witness a solar eclipse
  63. Take a float trip down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho
  64. Build a tree fort
  65. Find a pen pal, or several, with whom I can regularly correspond via snail mail
  66. Hit the bulls-eye at a shooting range with a hand gun
  67. Ride a mechanical bull
  68. Smoke a cigar in Cuba
  69. Etc...I'll keep adding, promise...
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10 comments:

WendyB said...

I was just talking about going to St. Petersburg next year.

~katie. said...

Love your list! Tree fort in particular-- I'm going to have to add that. Or at least a blanket fort. I recently did this too-- it was sooo fun! http://failfailagainfailbetter.blogspot.com/2009/08/100-things-to-do-before-i-die.html

Magatha-May said...

That is one SERIOUS list. wow

Sammy B said...

That sounds astoundingly similar to my bucket list. Though, mine also includes attending Sundance and hiking the grand canyon.

Chic and Charming said...

great minds think alike!

Sorry to disappoint said...

It's good to know other people are constantly thinking about the fabulous things they want to do or have. My list includes turning a spare bedroom into a large walk-in closet with a skylight and surround sound.

Chic and Charming said...

You, my dear, are a true woman of vision. I might have to add that to my list!

oddishgrl0709 said...

As for the legendary party -- you and I will just have to go to texas for a black tie & boots ball -- and these are what we will wear!!!

Leah said...

This is so interesting... I have my list of things to photograph before I die and one of them is to photograph the Northern Lights.

I love your list... some are funny but still doable.

Jill said...

What a list! The champagne is a favorite!