Ten things

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It’s another list day. Yay!

Today’s list is 10 things I’ve not done in more than a year but that I am going to work hard at doing in the next 12 months. So here goes!

  1. Go for a bike ride (Last ride: Autumn 2008)
  2. Plant something (Last planting: Tulip and crocus bulbs in England; March 2010)
  3. Eat BBQ burgers and dogs (It’s been 2+ years which is too+ long!)
  4. Go to Scotland (Last trip: Feb/Mar 2010)
  5. Travel out of state to visit friends* (Last trip: October 2009)
  6. Go to a fair (Last fair: September 2006)
  7. Get a haircut (Last cut: February 2010**)
  8. Buy a fiction novel (Last purchase: April 2010)
  9. Go camping (Last trip: So long ago I can’t even remember!)
  10. Buy a new gadget***

And may I just say how difficult it was to create this list? At first I thought: Just 10 things? No problem! But the problem is that so many of the things I’ve not done in the past year+ are things that I have no intentions of ever doing again! I mean, it’s been more than a year since I last changed a tire, but I don’t plan on changing one in the next year. Nor do I plan on chopping fire wood or making a pinecone wreath.

How about you? Do you have a list of 10 things to share? And if so, how easy was it to create?

* As in to another state within the USA—not as in out of the states, which I’ve done as recently as December 2010.
** Yes, really. More than a year ago. That’s about normal for me. What do I care? It’s just hair.
*** OK, in fairness I bought an iPod Shuffle sometime last summer. But with gadgets, a month is like a year, so I’m really jonesin’, man!

7 thoughts on “Ten things

  1. 10 Things I’d like to do in the next 12 months:

    1. Dip my toes in the Pacific Ocean
    2. Visit The Vegas!
    3. Take a cruise
    4. Register for classes
    5. Leave the country
    6. Buy a new car
    7. Enhance my website by growing followers
    8. Work on my Italian
    9. Do something out of the ordinary
    10. Celebrate my birthday in style

    • Great list! I’ll be doing 1, 4, 5, and potentially 9 all within the next 4 months.

      It looks like your larger list is really getting done! You can mark off #165 and #265 (and probably several others!) by coming to Scotland to run the Loch Ness Marathon with me! (Because everyone wants to travel to a foreign land to run a marathon with a perfect stranger, right?)

  2. Oh, I’m so going to blog this myself later this week. Excellent list of things to do – I particularly like no. 4!!

  3. I have a list of 10 things, but quite a few are things that I have NEVER done that I plan on doing in the next year:

    1. Get a passport (never had one)
    2. Visit my sister in Scotland (never been – see #1)
    3. Go for a bike ride (haven’t done this in probably 10+ years
    4. Go to NAPA valley (never been)
    5. Visit Uncle Fred and Aunt Becky (never been to their place)
    6. Go to Ocean Shores (never been)
    7. Pack a picnic lunch to eat after a nice hike into the woods somewhere (haven’t done in 10+ years)
    8. Go to VEGAS baby!! (been 3 years)
    9. Try as many different kinds of cuisine as possible (open to suggestions on what to try)
    10. Learn to cook one really great gourmet meal

    Going to be a fun filled year for me!

    • Excellent list!! And I’ve got some amazing 5-course meal menus that are super easy, but super fancy! They take no time to prepare but your guests will rave about it forever!!

      And you’re part-way to #9. I mean, you’ve had haggis, neeps, and tatties already!!

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