Monday, January 4, 2010

a few years ago...

...my friends and i came up with something called the "Adventure Squad" ("A-SQUAD"). the whole idea is to soak up as much life as possible. here it is again, with some amendments:

in no particular order:

"EXTREME STUFF":

skydiving (done--amazing!!)
ride a mechanical bull (DONE, as of 2/23/07) funny!!)
karaoke (this frightens the pee out of me) - haven't done it yet
line dancing (done...i'm tall and awkward, wasn't pretty)
mud volleyball - still waiting on an opportunity
rock climbing (outside, on actual rocks) - making progress toward this
hiking (semi-done...but i'm talking LONG/HARD hike. and i want to do this pretty much every day)
visit all 50 states - I think I'm at #30.
Africa - soooo close. maybe next year.
Australia/New Zealand

climb a mountain (done, as of June 26, 2007. in alaska...amazing. will do much more)
White Water rafting (done, as of June 26, in alaska...yes, big day...yes, it was unbelievable...and yes, i will do it again!)
long bicycle ride (100+ miles)
unplanned road trip (done)

race car driving
run a marathon (DID IT, June 23...in alaska!!)
Las Vegas (done it...overrated)/LA
tomato fight
pie fight
Grand Canyon camping (would this constitute canyoneering??)
compete in a beach volleyball tournament on a REAL beach
adventure racing -- would have to get in shape to run
"boot camp" – a vacation to do action-oriented fun stuff while toning our muscles
visit a dude ranch (ya know, like that old-school show on Nickelodeon, "hey dude")

"Lesser EXTREME stuff":
skiing (done it, just want more of it)
biking (same...)
photography scavenger hunt
adventure night
host theme parties
Habitat for Humanity
see another play (Wicked was amazing!)
scooter/moped rides with knee and elbow pads, along with hideous helmets, neon leggings, and slouch socks
extreme sledding
salsa/dessert rankings – visit as many restaurants in springfun as possible and rate their salsas, desserts, etc.
test drive night (similar to above, only with cars…fun!)
wine-making (you squash the grapes in your toes. well, i'd say that's kinda gross, but then, I'm not drinking it so I don't mind…)
kickboxing
go see a huge sporting event (aka...olympics, world series, etc.)
milk a cow in Oklahoma, or maybe just Rogersville...don't ask.
start my own business.

Not even vaguely EXTREME:

visit more art museums
visit a few more historic towns
learn to garden
movie marathon nights (watch old movies, etc…)
painting party (we actually do this a lot)
take fun classes (photography, cake decorating, sign language, web site design, pottery, etc.)
visit historic churches
carve soap -- what? yeah, that's random.
bake day
tree climbing (should do this at least once a week)
visit more farmers' markets
train ride through US
sew well enough to make my own stuff


STUFF I MUST DO SOON:
get a new job
sell a house in rogersville


listen, i know i'm a dork, but i'm ok with that...

1 comment:

  1. I have a list similar to this,but for my summer(so obviously I 'm not doing anything too extreme I mean I'm young I got a while and no car or license)But it goes along the same principal. I recently (ok so a couple months ago)watched the movie Yes Man and as dorky as it is it really inspried me to say YES on life, taking chances, and living life to the fullest.But until I get my license I'm just living my Summer to the fullest!

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