Things to Do

There is no shortage of things I want to do or at least try once in life. When I did away with my bucket list and moved to a list-based life, there were many items I did not want to forget about entirely. Yet, by themselves, they did not warrant their own separate list page. 

So I collected them all here. The rule moving forward is that if it does not fit in another list, I’ll just throw it up here.

The following are athletic goals I want to strive for:

  • Run a 5k
  • Run a 10K
  • Run a half marathon
  • Run a marathon
  • Complete 40 consecutive pull-ups
  • Complete 100 consecutive push-ups
  • Run a mile in under 6 minutes
  • Go on a multi-day bike ride
  • Bike 100 miles in a single day
  • Participate in a triathlon
  • Climb to the top of a rope in a gym
  • Complete an adventure run
  • Go a week drinking only water
  • Complete a Tough Mudder
  • Complete a Warrior Dash
  • Complete a Spartan Race
  • Complete a GORUCK Challenge
  • Do a muscle-up

Content

The following are various bits of content I want to experience:

  • Watch all the movies that won the Oscar for ‘Best Picture’
  • See 3+ films directed by Orson Welles
  • See 3+ films directed by the Coen Brothers
  • See 3+ films directed by Martin Scorsese
  • See 3+ films directed by David Fincher
  • See 3+ films directed by Bong Joon Ho
  • See 3+ films directed by Guillermo del Toro
  • See 3+ films directed by Kathryn Bigelow
  • See 3+ films directed by Spike Lee
  • See 3+ films directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
  • See 3+ films directed by Ridley Scott
  • See 3+ films directed by Denis Villeneuve
  • See 3+ films directed by John Ford
  • See 3+ films by Akira Kurosawa

The following are various bits of content I have experienced:

  • See 3+ films directed by Stanley Kubrick ✔️
  • See 3+ films directed by Charlie Chaplin ✔️
  • See 3+ films directed by Alfred Hitchcock ✔️
  • See 3+ films directed by Wes Anderson ✔️
  • See 3+ films directed by Steven Spielberg ✔️
  • See 3+ films directed by Christopher Nolan ✔️
  • See 3+ films directed by Ridley Scott ✔️
  • See 3+ films directed by Francis Ford Coppola ✔️
  • See 3+ films by Quentin Tarantino ✔️
  • See 3+ films directed by Taika Waititi ✔️

Events

The following are events I want to attend:

  • Attend the Olympics
  • Attend an NHL game
  • See U2 in concert
  • See Coldplay in concert
  • Attend a Native American Pow Wow
  • Take part in a sky lantern festival
  • Attend a film premiere
  • Attend a gallery opening
  • Get VIP passes to a show
  • See a TED talk live
  • Give a TED talk
  • See a Broadway performance
  • See the Lion King on Broadway
  • See Les Miserables on Broadway
  • Attend the Overammergau Passion Play
  • See an opera in Sydney
  • Hear Vivaldi’s Four Seasons live
  • Hear Beethovens 5th and 9th Symphonies live
  • See a play at the Globe Theatre
  • Attend Wimbledon
  • Mardi Gras in NOLA
  • Carnival (Brazil)
  • SXSW
  • Burning Man
  • Running of the Bulls
  • Tomatina
  • Grand Ole Opry in Nashville
  • Attend the Monaco Grand Prix
  • Listen to one of the world’s great orchestras perform

The following are memorable events I have attended:

  • Attend an MLB game  (150100) ✔️
  • Attend an NBA game ✔️
  • Attend an NFL game ✔️
  • Attend a professional soccer game ✔️
  • See Imagine Dragons in concert ✔️
  • See Lorde in concert ✔️
  • Attend the midnight release of a movie ✔️
  • See a Cirque de Soleil show ✔️
  • See a Ringling Bros. circus show ✔️
  • Attend a beach bonfire ✔️
  • Blue Man Group ✔️
  • Boston Marathon ✔️

Food

The following are foods or eating experiences I want to try:

  • Hot dog at Coney Island
  • Ahi poke
  • Ants
  • Beef tongue
  • Bird nest soup
  • Century egg
  • Cheeks
  • Chicken feet
  • Dim sum
  • Frickles
  • Green Tuna Fruit
  • Haggis
  • Head cheese
  • Heart
  • Lamb tongue
  • Lamb brains
  • Lambs rump
  • Mochi
  • Pigeon
  • Rabbit
  • Reindeer
  • Scrapple
  • Snake
  • Wild Boar
  • Yak
  • Tripe
  • Create my own cocktail
  • Eat a molecular gastronomy dinner
  • Extract honey from a beehive
  • Hunt for wild mushrooms
  • Dine on the Champs-Elysees
  • Have a wine collection
  • Go to T.G.I. Friday’s on a Friday
  • Eat at a 5-star restaurant
  • Deep-fried Oreo
  • Sanyou Cave Hanging Cliff Restaurant
  • Make a pizza from scratch
  • Not eat out for an entire week
  • Have a candlelit dinner
  • Eat gelato in Italy
  • Eat crepes in France
  • Eat at Dans le Noir
  • Eat dragon’s beard candy
  • Eat Bitterballen in Amsterdam
  • Eat a smoothie in a fruit bowl at Loco Coco (NYC)
  • Drink glitter beer
  • Eat a soft pretzel from an NYC cart
  • Wine tasting in California
  • Visit the Champagne region in France

The following are memorable foods or eating experiences I’ve already tried:

  • Drink fresh milk from a coconut ✔️
  • Eat in an old-timey rail car diner ✔️
  • Drink at a distillery ✔️
  • Eat a meal cooked by a famous chef ✔️
  • Eat alone at a restaurant ✔️
  • Crickets ✔️
  • Bone marrow ✔️
  • Cactus ✔️
  • Elk ✔️
  • Foie gras ✔️
  • Pigs feet ✔️
  • Philly Cheesecake in Philly ✔️

Miscellaneous

The following are random things I want to try or experience:

  • Meet Taylor Swift
  • Have my name appear on Wikipedia
  • See Halley’s Comet
  • Meet my doppleganger
  • Contact/meet someone with my same name
  • Pay the bridge toll for the person behind me
  • Put change into someone’s expired meter
  • Drive a zamboni
  • Send a care package to a soldier
  • Write something in wet cement
  • Find a 4 leaf clover
  • Bowl a turkey
  • Read the Bible cover-to-cover
  • Coin a word
  • Find a pearl in an oyster
  • Finish a crossword puzzle without cheating
  • Create a family logo
  • Be in a commercial
  • Take an improv class
  • Do 24 hours of silence
  • Teach a class
  • Make a hole in one
  • Be a mentor
  • Be a member of an exclusive club
  • Slide down a firehouse pole
  • Entertain the elderly at a nursing home
  • Shake hands with a U.S. President
  • Be a contestant on a television game show
  • Sponsor a child
  • Participate in jury duty
  • Cut a ribbon at a major opening
  • Watch a live rocket launch
  • Belong to a secret society
  • Change clothes in a phone booth
  • Create a world map with pins of where I’ve been
  • Do something absolutely spontaneous
  • Kick in a door
  • Lay in a street in the middle of the night
  • Own a large book collection
  • Receive a standing ovation
  • Send a letter to a random address
  • Stay in a lighthouse
  • Relax in a natural hot spring
  • Take underwater photos
  • Bury something to rediscover in the future with a loved one
  • Do something nice for someone who will never find out
  • Appear in a news broadcast on TV
  • Keep a plant alive for a year
  • Complete a piece of art I’m proud of
  • Collect a penny for every year I’ve lived
  • Kiss on top of a Ferris wheel
  • Play Quidditch
  • Spend the night in a covered wagon
  • Be an extra in a Hollywood film
  •  Go horseback riding on a beach
  • Claim an undiscovered island
  • See a double rainbow 
  • Abseil down the Gaping-Gill
  • Travel down the Mississippi River
  • Walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Hike Tour de Mont Blanc    
  • Hike the Torres del Plaine Circut
  • Hike the Kalalau trail    
  • Hike the Tiger Leaping Gorge    
  • Hike the Inca Trail   
  • Hike the Annapurna Circut   
  • Hike the Tongariro Northern Circut    
  • Go kloofing  
  • Complete a 5/5 star geocache   
  • Visit the Titanic in a submarine    
  • Take a canopy tour   
  • Witness a meteor shower in the desert
  • Hike the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim    
  • Explore a real castle   
  • Ride a gondola in Venice while wearing a mask  
  • Kiss on a gondola at sunset under the Bridge of Sighs   
  • Circumnavigate the globe
  • Ride 100 different roller coasters  (44/100)
  • Kayak with whales
  • Free dive with giant sea turtles
  • Hug a sloth
  • Feed a Koala Bear
  • Feed a giraffe
  • See the salmon run
  • Wrap a snake around my neck
  • Hunt for bigfoot
  • See the aspen trees turn yellow
  • Locate a Moon Tree
  • Visit a black sand beach
  • Visit a pink sand beach
  • See a glow worm cave
  • Stay in a tee-pee motel
  • Ride the world’s largest Ferris wheels
  • Swim in the world’s largest pool
  • Traverse the longest/tallest bridges of the world
  • See the firefly squid of Japan
  • Stay in an overwater bungalow
  • See the world’s tallest structures
  • Learn to jump on a pogo stick
  • Take up gourmet cooking
  • Learn how to do a wall flip
  • Learn Morse Code
  • Fold origami
  • Stick shift
  • Ukulele
  • Bagpipes
  • Scuba diving
  • Curling
  • Walking on stilts
  • Chopsticks
  • Memorize a poem
  • Start a fire without matches
  • Building a domino run
  • Learn to say “hello” in 10 languages
  • Learn to say “thank you” in 10 languages
  • Learn to Ballroom dance
  • Learn to Waltz
  • Learn to Tango
  • Learn to Salsa
  • Learn Esperanto
  • Archery
  • Rip a telephone book in half
  • Daily meditation
  • Learn some parkour moves
  • Walk 50 feet on a slackline
  • Try fire walking
  • Try fly fishing
  • Try ice fishing

The following are memorable random things I’ve already tried or experienced:

  • Witness a Total Solar Eclipse ✔️
  • Watch fireworks from a boat ✔️
  • Ice skate in NYC during the holidays ✔️
  • Black Friday shopping ✔️
  • Go to a Renaissance Festival ✔️
  • Pan for gold in a river ✔️
  • Make a blanket fort with a loved one ✔️
  • Ride a mattress down a staircase ✔️
  • Leave a $100 tip ✔️
  • Go in a hot tub outside during winter ✔️
  • Call someone, tell them to look out their window, and be standing outside ✔️
  • Have a life-changing conversation with a complete stranger ✔️
  • Donate blood ✔️
  • Help someone with a check on their bucket list ✔️
  • Own an original piece of artwork ✔️
  • Meet someone famous ✔️
  • Have a star named after me ✔️
  • Be on a jumbotron at a stadium ✔️
  • Build a sand sculpture ✔️
  • Buy a cup of coffee for a cold Salvation Army Bell Ringer ✔️
  • Send a message in a bottle ✔️
  • Visit a shipwreck ✔️
  • Walk-behind a waterfall ✔️
  • Walk across the Mississippi River ✔️
  • Go rock climbing ✔️
  • Spend a night in a haunted place ✔️
  • Canoe the Boundary Waters ✔️
  • Go on a road trip ✔️
  • Hold a tarantula ✔️
  • Go whale watching ✔️
  • Hike on the Appalachian Trail ✔️
  • Solve a Rubik’s cube ✔️
  • Learn sign language ✔️
  • Learn to pick a lock ✔️
  • Build a house of cards ✔️

Places

The following are specific places I want to go:

  • Machu Picchu – Peru
  • Japanese Tunnel of Lights
  • Hobbit Huts – New Zealand
  • Arc du Triomphe – France
  • Glory Hole at Monticello Dam
  • Irish Sky Garden
  • Anne Frank’s house
  • Dome on the Rock – Jerusalem
  • Montana Magica Lodge
  • Auschwitz – Poland
  • Stonehenge – England
  • Eiffel Tower – France
  • Taj Mahal – India
  • Easter Island
  • Great Wall of China
  • Dealey Plaza
  • Petra
  • Easter Island
  • Abbey Road Crosswalk
  • Jay Walker’s library
  • Club 33 at Disney Land
  • Visit a real blues bar in Chicago
  • Quebec Ice Hotel
  • Catacombs of Paris
  • Terracotta Warriors
  • Blarney Castle
  • Coiling Dragon Cliff Skywalk
  • The CN Tower Edge Walk
  • Marina Bay Sands (Singapore)
  • Blue Lagoon – Iceland
  • Ik Kil – Mexico
  • The Hell Hole – Karakum Desert
  • Beachy Head Chalk Cliff
  • The Galapagos Islands
  • The Dead Sea
  • See Holland in bloom
  • The Blue Grotto
  • The Great Blue Hole
  • Waterfalls of Plitvice
  • Devil’s Pool
  • Bioluminescent Bay
  • Kjeragbolten Rock
  • Salar de Uyuni during the rainy season
  • The Tree Tunnel at Ballynoe
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • The Wild Atlantic Way
  • Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve
  • Maroon Bells

The following are specific memorable places I’ve been to:

  • Ground Zero – New York City ✔️
  • Cape Canaveral ✔️
  • Churchill Downs ✔️
  • Fort Knox ✔️
  • Powell’s Bookstore ✔️
  • Jones Street (Savannah, GA) ✔️
  • Independence Hall ✔️ 
  • The Liberty Bell ✔️
  • Horseshoe Bend ✔️
  • Niagara Falls ✔️
  • The Angel Oak ✔️
  • The Four Corners ✔️
  • Monument Valley ✔️