Friday, February 5, 2010

Bucket List

Woot! I got tagged!

That means that someone likes me (more specifically, Shut Up and Run likes me)! And that even though I have proved this week to be completely incompetent in all other aspects of my life, at least a few people like my blog!

What is this tagging business, you may wonder? Well, going around the blog-world is a Bucket List thing. Three things you must do before you die.

Oh man, that's kind of hard...I mean, just 3??? What if I want to do everything? What if I plan on living to 100 (partially just to say I made the triple-digits), but mostly because there is so much in the world to do before I peace out!

I mean, I want to do the obvious vaguely Miss America-ish things (help people, make a difference, etc. etc.). But how about something more concrete?

1. Live on each continent for at least a month. Traveling is great, but I think it's important to live somewhere to really get an idea of what life is like.
So far I have 2 (North America and Africa). Just 4 to go (South America, Europe, Asia, Australia). I'm not counting Antarctica in this...though with the current climate situation, it may be feasable to live there by the time I hit 100...so that's horrifying...

2. Write a book. I've always felt like this one was inevitable. I've loved reading since I was a wee little Mini-Mollie. Eventually I'll have enough to say myself to write my own book...look forward to that someday!

3. Give someone who needs it a really big gift. (I know, that's bordering on World Peace-y.) But I would like to save up all my money...and then give it all away. I probably won't do it soon (since I'm in that selfish 20s phase of my life), but eventually. I think that would feel really good.

4. (I'm giving myself an extra) Run a marathon. Like writing a book, I think running a maraton is pretty inevitable in my life (considering my family). So it's not really Bucket List-worthy. But there it is.

Do you feel like you know me better now?

And I'll tag:

Alexandra of Dunk Twice

Une Gamine Dans La Cuisine


Lee Ryan at Occasional Notes

Heather at with a Side of Sneakers

Faith at An Edible Mosaic

Feel free to ignore the tag...but play the game if you want to!

I'm off to bake a cake and enjoy the DC Snowpocolypse!

8 comments:

  1. LOVE your list; thanks for playing along. You will run a marathon someday I am SURE. It's in your genes. If you want to give me that really big gift you can. :)

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  2. Thanks for tagging me! :) Your list is great, and I completely agree, the best way to get to know a culture is to completely immerse yourself in it. That's very cool that you've lived in Africa.

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  3. Thanks Mollie! I'll get my list up pronto. You'd think it wouldn't take too long to come up with such a list, but you're absolutely right: if you're only asked to list 3, you've got to prioritize.

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  4. Woohoo! Thanks for the tag. I enjoyed reading your list of things to do. And gosh, I dunno if I can pick just 3... but I'll try! (Ironically, I think writing a book is up there on mine, too!)

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  5. I love the idea of LIVING on each continent. It's great that you are so sure you will write a book!

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  6. I love your list...My dream is also to publish something!

    It is so nice to find another avid reader and your reading list is so unique! I love how you have so many books I am not familiar with.

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  7. DC is getting pounded with snow this winter. Also, great list!

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  8. Nice! I've got some of these on my own list. I want to visit every country in the world, but would love to live in a different country as well. I've also always wanted to write a book. I love writing and I know what you mean when it seems like one of those things that you would inevitably do. Also I just registered for a triathlon, which I'm excited for, but also scared out of my mind about. Good luck with your list!

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