Wednesday, May 20, 2009

50 Nifty United States...and other lists

I was born and raised in Southern California and I'm just now realizing, some twenty two years later, that I've only been to a handful of the United States. I'm no Miss America (nor do I really care to be) but before I die, I'd like to say I've seen a fair amount of the country I spent my entire life in. So, over time I've slowly developed a list of places within the United States that I'd like to see sometime in the next 50 years. It's short, but it's a list in progress. 
  • North Carolina- Bald Head Island, Cape Feare, Wilmington
  • Savannah, Georgia
  • Salem, Massachusetts 
  • Mojave Desert
  • New England
On the subject of Lists, which I love to make oh so much, I also started a life list sometime back in college. There aren't really many significant items on it-- a lot of them are everyday things I've overlooked-- but it's mostly just for fun.
  1. Learn to speak another language fluently
  2. Sing karaoke in front of a large crowd
  3. Fall in love
  4. Bowl at least a 200
  5. Go to a rave
  6. Get married
  7. Camp out for Black Friday
  8. Write a short story/book
  9. Have an elaborate birthday celebration
  10. Start a blog
  11. See/swim under a real waterfall
  12. Learn to play piano
  13. Visit Versailles
  14. Take a rowboat into the middle of a lake
  15. Take a dance class
  16. Master the art of photography
  17. Take classes at OTIS.
  18. Buy a photo booth for my future home
  19. See a show at the Moulin Rouge in Paris
Currently working on #16.

And now for some favorites:

Places: The Village in Claremont; Maui, HI; Disneyland (I know, it's a cliche)
Foods: Popcorn, French Fries, Plain Yogurt. I couldn't live without these 3.
Music: Red Hot Chili Peppers, always will be no matter who else comes along or came along before them (although, I am a sucker for classic rock)
Movies: When Harry Met Sally & Home Alone-- still a child at heart :)
Color: Red
Accessory: My camera
Musical: I could never pick one....Grease reminds me of my childhood, The Sound of Music is a classic and personal favorite, Chicago is timeless, Rocky Horror Picture Show: no words necessary
Season: Autumn, but I do enjoy summer nights

I'll stop before this turns into a Personals Ad...

Feel free to add any suggestions for either list! What are somethings you've always wanted to do before it's too late?


Raafay said...

learn urdu
it'll be easy
or french(i'd like learn that)

Sara said...

Urdu is probably my best bet. French is difficult mon cheri, but I say go for it :)