Tuesday, February 09, 2010

the big list!

Here is the list of 100 things I hope to do before I die. Perhaps by publishing it publicly I'll get help in achieving these things.

I don't wanna call it a bucket list. I started making this list a while before the movie came out. Plus, who's to say I can't get completely through this list and then make another list of 100 items before I die?

There are some obvious things that aren't on the list. For example: get married to the right person, spend quality time with my children, don't go to prison, etc. This list isn't the obvious. It's the extra-curricular -- yet still quite important to me.

I started making this list a few years ago, so SINCE I've started it, there have been a couple of things I've been able to check off. Checked off Items are identified by the strikethrough. For certain objectives, where applicable, I've tried to provide an explanation and/or proof of completion in the form of link, video, audio or picture.

Every few months I'll re-post to show how we're doing.

I also reserve the right to take off dumb things from the list and replace them with cooler things.

1. I will successfully Double Dutch


2. I will participate in a table top role-playing game.

3. I will publish a novel.

4. I will publish a comic book.

5. I will visit the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

6. I will visit the Ginza of Tokyo.

7. I will appear on Jeopardy!

8. I will visit the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.

9. I will record a pop song.

10. I will build a couch to my specifications.

11. I will eat four raw eggs when I wake up.

12. I will sell a painting of my own.

13. I will participate in the production of a feature-length movie.
EDIT: I will become an entry on IMDb.

14. I will meet the members of ABBA go on a date with Sheri Dew.

15. I will meet the members of Depeche Mode.

16. I will thwart a supervillain's plans.

17. I will see The White Stripes perform live.

18. I will visit Ancient Mycinae and gaze upon the face of Agamemnon.

19. I will read Ulysses by James Joyce.

20. I will name a sandwich.


21. I will win a game show (maybe not necessarily Jeopardy! but a game show nonetheless).

22. I will develop a video game

23. I will visit Sweden and meet a lovely native.

24. I will write a New York Times crossword puzzle.

25. I will eat everything on the Mimi's Cafe menu.

26. I will do 30 pull-ups in a row.

27. I will stay awake for 50 hours.

28. I will attend a bar-mitzvah.

29. I will juggle four objects.

30. I will longboard one mile.

31. I will solve a Friday New York Times crossword puzzle.

32. I will travel the length of historic Route 66.

33. I will participate in the Star Trek Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton.


34. I will watch every one of the AFI top 100 movies.

35. I will get to the hidden screen on the Commodore 64 game Space Taxi.
I haven't actually watched the following video yet, but it might show the mystery screen. Don't tell me what the mystery screen is... yet.


36. I will go through an average day completely without sight.

37. I will throw something into lava.

38. I will ride a unicycle.

39. I will get those weird things off my foot.


40. I will clean out my Yahoo email.

41. I will beat Mark Browning at tennis.

42. I will Karate Kid crane kick a guy (or girl).

43. I will make a movie with an exploding car/building where a character is walking toward the camera in slow motion.

44. I will read the first 500 issues of Uncanny X-men.

45. I will Heely the length of the Broadway Theatre parking lot.

46. I will attend a taping of Saturday Night Live.

47. I will convince someone that I'm a time traveler -- preferably after actually traveling through time.

48. I will hotwire a car or motorcycle and drive off.

49. I will attend a Star Trek convention.

50. I will complete the Ninja Warrior obstacle course.


51. I will eradicate the phrase "that was two hours I'll never get back" from society.

52. I will fly a plane (helicopter probably counts).

53. I will prove that it's possible to truthfully say "I am an extremely humble person."

54. I will lie on a bed of nails.

55. I will perfect the moonwalk.

56. I will run onto a football field after (or during) a game.

57. I will deep-fry a turkey.

58. I will defeat someone in a quick-draw gun duel.

59. I will play keytar in a band performance.

60. I will recover a small animal and care for it in a shoebox until it is well and can be released into the wild again.

61. I will use a defibrillator on someone.

62. I will lob a live grenade.

63. I will have a conversation in Klingon.

64. I will go scuba diving.

65. I will get slapped for being cheekily inappropriate.

66. I will play through all the Forgotten Realms Gold Box video games.

67. I will hang from the skids of a helicopter.

68. I will score a musical piece using a theramin.

69. I will figure out how to tie a bow tie.

70. I will discover a significant astronomical object.

71. I will dunk a ball on a regulation hoop (can be a tennis ball).

72. I will DJ an event using turntables.

73. I will transcribe the entire Book of Mormon.

74. I will find out what's underneath Cobra Commander's mask.

75. I will finish reading an entire book while inside the Barnes and Noble.

76. I will eat with chopsticks better than with a fork.

77. I will cut a baseball in half with a samurai sword.

78. I will barge in and stop a wedding.

79. I will tie bedsheets together and climb out a window.

80. I will eat so much sushi I throw up.

81. I will write a believable television show script.

82. I will LARP.

83. I will see someone's pants get sucked into the top of an escalator.

84. I will win some kind of public election.

85. I will meet a celebrity I don't like and tell them what I think of their work.

86. I will find a four-leaf clover.

87. I will talk on one of those prison phones where you see the other guy through the glass.

88. I will don a Darth Vader costume.

89. I will become an entry on Wikipedia.

90. A girl will sing "Midnight" by Yaz to me.

91. I will perform my stand-up routine.

92. I will achieve weightlessness.

93. I will figure out the Rubik's Cube pattern.

94. I will become mostly vegetarian (I'll still eat fish -- Jesus liked fish).

95. I will grow a mohawk.

96. Someone from all 50 states will view my blog.
C'mon Alaska and Delaware! C'MON!!!

97. I will sport a mullett.

98. I will be able to put all of my worldly possessions into my '98 Toyota Corolla.

99. I will karaoke "Father Figure" by George Michael.

100. I will give my daughters middle names.

9 Comments:

Blogger Charlotta-love said...

I like the clarification on 71.

Those are some good goals. Some are on my list as well. ...some are not. :o)

February 10, 2010 1:37 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

Jon I don't even know where to start. There are things on there that I've never thought about in my life until now. All I know is that this list is SO random and I like it :)

February 10, 2010 2:31 PM  
Blogger jaime said...

I really really hope I'm around to witness the majority of your list first hand. You crack me up! Could you especially hold your cheeky moments for when I'm there? I would love to see someone get slapped for reals!

February 10, 2010 3:16 PM  
Blogger Rhett said...

Oh where to begin...

13. - Haven't you already done this? (i.e. Frozen)

17. Does a band with Jack White count?

30. We can do this down south temple anytime. Middle of the night is preferred. Just let me know.

36. When you got lasik, did you do this?

34. Do you have a list somewhere of what you have and have not seen? (I feel like you already blogged this once but I'm not sure)

37. Hotwiring a motorcycle is easier.

56. You are now coming with me to all BYU home football games. (Or least we are moving down close the field at the end of the 4th quarter) ((double bonus if it happens at a BYU-Utah game at the U))

57. My parents have a turkey fryer... don't ask.

64. I'm not certified either so let me know.

71. I recommend a trampoline.

80. I did this. Not a good idea. It helps if you down it with energy drinks and then go run around playing a sport.

85. No you won't. You've had your chance and didn't do it.

96. I sent a link to your blog to my buddy in Alaska. Delaware can suck it. ha ha ha

Good luck on the rest!

February 10, 2010 5:32 PM  
Blogger Rebekah said...

What happened to: I will go on a date with Sheri Dew?

February 11, 2010 10:27 AM  
Blogger Maker said...

Hahahaha! This list is genius. I will see which ones I can help with.


wv: defoxy

February 11, 2010 11:02 AM  
Blogger joN. said...

charlotte, jess, jaime, jake: thanks for enjoying and thanks for your support.

rhett:
13- i suppose i have. i was more thinking like being an important part of the movie -- like i'd get an entry on imdb or something. so i've just edited that one to say just that. it's a way cooler way to say it anyway.

17- doesn't count. i've already seen jack white and it was awesome, but i prefer the stripes' music.

36- i totally forgot about lasik day. it wasn't really challenging though. i just sat there and listened to the tv. plus i could sorta still see. i'd like to attempt to spend a day texting or something just going by touch and sound (and taste and smell). i've edited that one too.

37- i edited that one too, since it is easier. but i also added that i'd drive away. since i don't know how to ride a motorcycle, it may just be easier to do the car anyway.

85- i'm not sure what chance you mean. cuz i did do it to the singles ward guy and i DID tell him what i thought of his work without realizing it. or do you mean julie stouffer? hmmm. maybe. but... what work would i have even made fun of?

Rebekah: you're right! i knew i'd forget to write that one down! i've put it down as number 14 -- which replaces meeting the members of ABBA. I've sort of relegated the ABBA one to 23, which is to go to Sweden and meet a native. Hopefully the native is Agnetha Faltskog.

February 11, 2010 3:53 PM  
Blogger Rhett said...

Crap...I screwed up on my 85 comment. I was for some reason thinking about when you met Ringo Starr or Donny Osmond. But you don't necessarily not like those guys. And in the case of Osmond, you told him what you thought.

Ps... Great list btw!

February 11, 2010 7:28 PM  
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