35+ Simple Things To Do Before You Die

Since I did the “100 Things to eat before you die” a few weeks ago, I’ve been thinking about this. So, flat out, I’m copying the format. Thank you to the people at http://www.verygoodtaste.co.uk/ for the format and the idea. I’ve added and changed the rules a little.

“Here are the rules, according to Vivian Louise at Letters From Glome:

  1. Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions
  2. Bold all the items you’ve done, all items must have been done as an adult. You can have done them with children.
  3. Cross out any items that you would never consider doing.
  4. Optional extra: Post a comment here at https://vivianlouise.wordpress.com linking to your results.”
  5. Include any stories you have about the item, but NOT in the list. Put an asterisk (*) next to the item and make a new list below.
  6. Have fun.

  1. Watch a meteor shower from your backyard.
  2. Grow your own tomatoes.
  3. Read a book to a child. (You must use silly voices for this to count.)
  4. Play in the mud during a rainstorm.
  5. Have a snowball fight.
  6. Read a work of fiction more than 300 pages long.
  7. Drive somewhere spectacular just to watch the sun rise.
  8. Thank soldiers you see in the airport/train station/bus station for their service.
  9. Play with newborn puppies or kittens
  10. Go to the county fair and check out the livestock pens.
  11. Sing “Take Me Out to the Ballpark” during the 7th inning stretch.
  12. Learn how to grill a perfect steak.
  13. Hold the door for perfect strangers, smile as you do so.
  14. Learn the name of your janitor at work and maintain a friendly and respectful dialog.
  15. Attend a performance of your local theater.
  16. Build a sandcastle WITH a moat.
  17. Have a water gun fight.
  18. Go camping. In a tent.
  19. Cook a meal over an open flame.
  20. Make Hot Chocolate from scratch
  21. Learn how to paddle a canoe
  22. Read the US Constitution (Insert your country’s founding documents here.)
  23. Learn the myths and legends of your home town
  24. Embellish the myths and legends of your home town for the benefit of the kids in your family
  25. Ask your elderly relatives about their youth. Remember what they tell you.
  26. Learn and know well World Geography
  27. Get certified in CPR or First Aide
  28. Learn to swim
  29. Learn how to whistle with a blade of grass or an acorn top
  30. Know how to identify the native trees in your area.
  31. Make cookies for Christmas for your local police and fire stations to say thank you for a year of protection
  32. Be able to name your country’s top five leaders and their titles. More is preferable.
  33. Catch a fish
  34. Gut and clean the fish
  35. Cook the fish
  36. Vote in local elections

This list will grow as people add items.  Email the item, if I like it, I’ll add it.

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One Response to 35+ Simple Things To Do Before You Die

  1. Cassidy says:

    Build a clubhouse
    speak in piglatin to a politician
    play a game of slamball (basketball wit trampolines)
    ride an elephant
    learn to play a song on the quitar
    kiss him in the rain
    ride a motorcycle
    say yes to everything for 1 week.
    Live as an Eskimo for a week
    enter a piece of art in a contest
    write a song
    dance in a club
    ask a stranger on a date
    get a tattoo

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