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Life List: 91-100 July 2, 2010

Posted by A. Robinson in Life List.
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Here’s the “end” of my life list.  I set a goal of 100 things, but don’t be surprised if I go over!  The point of a life list, in my estimation, is to create a cohesive guide that helps you achieve your dreams.  There’s no set number to fulfill, and as I get older, I might remove things from my list and add others, too.

91. Own a sports car.
Mama likes to go fast.

92.  Swim with whale sharks in the wild
Biggest fish in the world, and they just so happen to be the hardest to find.  However, over the summer they head to the warm waters off the coast of Mexico to mate, and if you time it just right, you can strap on a tank of O2 and jump in the water with them.  Totally harmless, but absolutely beautiful.

93.  Be part of a choreographed flashmob
I have no desire to converge on the Union Mall with glow sticks.  That’s too easy.  What I want to do is join a giant, impromptu dance recital.  Here are a couple of examples of fabulous flashmobs.  Honestly, I hope it’s a Glee one.  Geez, I love that show.

94.  Attend the Chincoteague Pony Swim
Ponies.  Swimming across a channel.  Seriously, this looks awesome, not to mention that I read all of the Chincoteague pony books when I was a kid.

95.  Learn to decorate cakes a la Rick’s Bakery
Rick’s is like…Fayetteville’s Cake Boss.  I want to learn to make gorgeous, high-end style cakes, mainly for my own amusement.  But let’s be honest, I love to “wow” at parties.  Whip up some awesome, professional cupcakes, and there you go.  Instant favorite-person-in-attendance status.

96.  Make 100 lovely things
I love to craft, and this gives me a goal.  I have so many projects floating around the back of my head/computer hard drive that it’s really kind of ridiculous.

97.  Get in the habit of writing thank-you notes…

98. …and write notes to everyone who has shaped me into the person I am today.
Thank yous are so important.  I love getting thank you notes in the mail, but for some reason, I seem physically incapable of writing them myself.  I just forget, and it really is incredibly rude.  I also think I owe huge thank yous to a lot of people in my life.  There have been so many teachers, friends, and colleagues that have taught me so much that a card seems like the least I could possibly do.

99.  Learn calligraphy
A friend of mine from high school recently started a calligraphy business, and she is awesome at it.  (Even when we were in school together, I would envy how neat and perfect her handwriting was).   I figure I have nice enough handwriting, why not?  And what a skill to have when addressing all of those lovely thank you notes.  It just occurred to me, though: if I really learn the skills on my life list, I would be the most rockin’ wedding coordinator EVER.

100.  Learn to pick locks
I already know how to syphon gas and hustle.  Why not have a trifecta of delinquent skills?