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To Do

My To Do list. Blue = "I did it already." There's a story behind most of them, but in the interest of humor, I'm just putting this list up without any explanatory remarks.

To Do
(in no particular order)

  • Marry my best friend. Best female friend, that is.
  • Have a building named after me. And not a prison.
  • Eat as much ice cream as possible
  • Smile (and get those damn teeth fixed)
  • Die happy. And throw a party instead of a funeral. Hawaiian shirts mandatory.
  • Appreciate the rain.
  • Climb the Washington Monument and other tall phallic symbols to appreciate the view.
  • Never become vegetarian.
  • Learn, learn, and learn some more.
  • Invent a drink.
  • Live long enough to say "I remember back when..." and mean it, but then die before everyone rolls their eyes every time I say "I remember back when..."
  • Make love in Paris. Screw in Italy. Fuck in a coat room.
  • Remember the birthdays of everyone important to me for at least one full year.
  • Spend more than three days in a row at least 500 yards from anything that uses electricity.
  • Date a Playboy Playmate.
  • Try sushi.
  • Get pilot's license.
  • Drive a car at over 200 MPH.
  • Learn to cook. Really cook.
  • Win a game show. Or own one.
  • Wear my sunglasses at night.
  • Sell all these damn Beanie Babies.
  • Own my own company. Sell it for a profit.
  • Have dinner with a hero.
  • Sleep for more than 12 hours straight.
  • Dance. In public.
  • Learn to surf.
  • Bungie jump, regardless of how stupid it looks.
  • Parachute out of a plane.
  • Shoot something living, then eat it.
  • Win a medal in the Olympics (I figure my best shot is in curling).
  • Beat Super Mario.
  • Write a book. Published or not.
  • Sell a painting of my own creation.
  • Learn something about cars.
  • Be in a movie.
  • Buy a house.
  • Pay off school loans.
  • Have a conversation with someone for more than 8 hours straight.
  • Have sex with someone else's girlfriend.
  • Read the encyclopedia.
  • Re-read Catcher in the Rye.
  • Re-read Where the Red Fern Grows.
  • Build a large structure out of Legos. And another out of sand.
  • Hit on someone in French. Maybe even be hit on in return.
  • Stand in the middle of an MLB, NHL, NFL, and NBA arena.
  • Make a toast.
  • Adopt something.
  • Invent a word or a phrase.
  • Dream every night for a week.
  • Go more than 500 feet underwater.
  • Watch my wife sleep for an hour.
  • Break a bone doing something cool.
  • Go on a diet. On purpose.
  • Eat > 12,000 calories in a day.
  • Break someone else's bone, legally.
  • Buy a pool table.
  • Go on a cruise.
  • See a shuttle or rocket launch in person.
  • Be ranked 3rd or higher for something at least state-wide.
  • Tie a knot in a cherry stem with my tongue without faking it.
  • Run for political office and lose.
  • Donate more than $1,000 to charity (does the IRS count?).
  • Fall in love. Again.
  • Find someone famous that I'm related to, then become more famous.
  • Crash a wedding reception.
  • Make a list of things to do in life.
  • Eat a salad. Once.
  • Catch a shark.
  • Have kids. Or a cat. Both act like they know more than you do.
  • Learn a third language. Pig Latin doesn't count.
  • Get a sense of humor.
  • Order the most expensive wine on the list.
  • Don't pay taxes one year and get away with it.
  • Invent wireless electricity (I'm still waiting on Rob to finish his portable cold fusion device).
  • See a Las Vegas show within 24 hours of seeing a Broadway show. On Broadway and in Las Vegas.
  • Play a grand master at chess (and get ass whupped in less than 7 moves).
  • Sneak into a movie.
  • Build something out of wood.
  • Skinnydip in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

40/80 (50.00%)

22 Responses to "To Do"

  1. Hello... Cool and amusing to-do list πŸ™‚

    But, er... what does the expression "hit on someone in French" mean? (Pardon my French) πŸ˜‰

  2. It means saying "Voulez-vous couchez avec moi ce soir?" and having her say "oui." Though I'd probably use something a bit more tacful than that…

  3. Thanks Erik. This very line is written in blue in my own to-do list πŸ˜‰

  4. If you really crashed a wedding reception, I think you can put in blue "Get a sense of humor" πŸ˜‰

  5. Mes surfs quotidiens.

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  6. Jamie and I went to Barnes & Noble last night to burn off some energy. She grabbed some sort of coffee, and I had an...

  7. "Appreciate the rain."

    We don't this enough. Next time it rains, i will.

    L.

  8. Today I was offered the opportunity (or at leas the chance to explore the possibility) of writing a book. Writing a book is on my...

  9. Awesome list.

  10. just great

    inspiring

  11. Awesome

  12. very nice list. great site too..

    πŸ˜€

  13. Sorry to disappoint you, but Nikkola Tesla already invented several different kinds of wireless electricity, so it has already been invented. Now, you could invent a different KIND of wireless electricity, or you could set the goal to popularize wireless electricity. The problem with inventing new kinds of wireless electricity nowadays is that there are so many ways to cheat. For example, you could use a laser to transmit energy from one place to another (but this isn�t too much different than solar). So I suggest shooting for popularizing decentralized electricity (electricity that people can make on their own and thus are not relying on stupid, expensive, and failure prone power companies), like solar, wind, and miniature cold fusion reactors.

  14. No he didn't. πŸ™‚

  15. I've updated my To Do list. I'm up to 35.29%, which just makes me want to add even more un-accomplished things to the list....

  16. I kind of want to hear the stories behind some of these. They should link to pertinent posts. πŸ™‚

  17. I think I'll start working on that, Daniel. That's a good idea.

  18. If there is a 'real,' updated list, does that mean things are just constantly added to the list or do you also remove items?

    I think that it might be difficult for you to do some of the list items now that you are married, no?

  19. I commend your progress on your list. Shouldn't everyone know that watching me sleep for an hour has been a minute or so at a time spread over the last 3 weeks?! Ha!

  20. [...] MIT has invented wireless electricity. Long-time readers of the blog (both of us) will remember my To Do List. I'm not keen with items being taken away from me. The item reads: Invent wireless electricity (I'm still waiting on Rob to finish his portable cold fusion device). [...]

  21. I'm intrigued by:

    Have sex with someone else's girlfriend.

    I'm guessing you did this while said girlfriend was still dating the someone else. Interesting aspiration. πŸ™‚

  22. Patrick Burleson said on February 7, 2008:

    I'm guessing you did this while said girlfriend was still dating the someone else. Interesting aspiration. πŸ™‚

    Yeah. That's the only reason it was added to the list. It's one of a few items added after they're done just so the list is "cooler." πŸ™‚


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