Friday, April 11, 2014

Lists. Lists of things. Things and stuff.

It's no secret that I'm kind of obsessed with lists. If I can procrastinate actually doing things by making a list of the things I have to do, I will do it. And then redo it, with colour coding. I think part of the reason why the 101 in 1001 appealed to me so much was because it was a list. Ultimately, though, I wasn't so good at the timing thing. I have a tendency to do half a dozen things from any list I make, then become complacent over how much I've accomplished and promptly slack off for the next three hundred years six months.

With all of that in mind, I decided that rather than attempting (and inevitably failing) another 101 in 1001 project, I'm going to take a leaf out of Deidre's book and have a life list instead. Said list will no doubt change pretty regularly, with things being added and removed as I see fit, but for now? Here's where things are at:

I Can Show You the World (Travel stuff)
Visit somewhere new in Australia
Visit all seven continents
Visit Easter Island
See the Northern Lights
Roadtrip along the Pacific coast of the US
Go on safari
Fly first class

You Should Employ Your Little Grey Cells (Brain stuff)
Read 500 new books
Finish my Classics Club challenge
Finish the AFI Top 100
Learn a new language

Money Makes the World Go Around (Finance stuff)
Buy a house/apartment/unit/dwelling/thing.
Voluntarily pay off some of my student loans
Buy an original piece of art
Voluntarily contribute to my superannuation
Buy a leather jacket

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger (Health and fitness stuff)
Do the Couch to 5K
Try archery
Try Crossfit
Go iceskating

He Was A Punk, She Did Ballet (Cultural stuff)
Go to the opera
Go to the symphony
Go to the ballet
Visit 20 new museums

Singing Pork, Dancing Veal, What An Entertaining Meal (Food stuff)
Try 100 new recipes
Make pasta
Eat at a Michelin Star restaurant
Finish my cookbook challenge
Eat at 50 new restaurants
Learn to plate a dish properly

Open Your Eyes And Then Open Your Eyes Again (Creative stuff)
Complete VEDA again
Write a novel
Take a photography course
Sew a piece of clothing from scratch

I've Wrestled Crocodiles and Dingoes Simultaneously (Random stuff)
Have a herb garden
Give money to a street performer
Go to a convention (i.e. Comic-Con)
Go stargazing

Obviously, it's going to be a continual work in progress, but that's where things stand at the moment! What's on your bucket list? Anything you think I should add??

K xx

PS. Bonus points if you can tell me what each of the section titles is from!


  1. Sounds like a good list and I'm recognising a few items from that 101 in 1001 list ;)
    I would like to go to a Con as well but the good ones all seem so far away. Maybe one day I will manage to plan that far ahead and know what I want.

  2. "I Can Show You the World" is definitely Aladdin...aaand "I've Wrestled Crocodiles and Dingoes Simultaneously" is Pitch Perfect. I'm a clever little vegemite. I love lists too!! They're my favourite thing and I'm always making random lists of cool stuff (well, I think they're cool...) I used to do a sort of "bucket list" for each year, because it was fun. But I was sad and pathetic this year and couldn't think of anything to add to it. Next year, though...

  3. I want to go to Comic-Con!! LET'S GO TOGETHER. You know, eventually. ;)

  4. On my list is to make a list like this ;-)

  5. I only recognize A Whole New World, sk8er boi, and Stronger. I feel like a pop-culture-reference failure.

  6. Yeah, I definitely snuck in a bunch of things that didn't get crossed off my 101 in 1001. And yeah, all the good cons are definitely on the other side of the world. SIGH. Planning is required.

  7. This is why I like the non-time-specific approach to lists. I don't feel guilty for not doing things on the list AND I can update it whenever I feel like. MWAHAHAHA.

  8. Uh, YES. Although knowing me, I would probably freak out because of crowds. I don't deal well with crowds...

  9. I wouldn't feel like a failure. The others are either old stuff (Agatha Christie, Cabaret) or kind of obscure (Terry Pratchett, one random line from Beauty and the Beast's Be Our Guest)


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