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?

2 comments:

Raafay said...

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

Sara said...

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