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" ... I'm an independent thinker who's best suited to working alone or with a small group of like-minded people ... I'm creative and would rather give direction than take it, though I may have issues with delegation ... I am an introvert by nature ... I may have a tendency to be overly critical of myself and of others ... My standards are high ... I may be impulsive and exercise poor judgment on o...

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  • backpack across europe
  • visit ireland, all of ireland
  • travel to south america
  • see niagra falls
  • take a road trip-anywhere, just drive from point a to point b
  • visit every state in the united states
  • visit boston
    • see a red sox game at fenway
  • go to new york
    • see a show on broadway
    • experience new years in times square
    • kiss someone in times square on new years
  • visit japan
  • live in a foreign country (for at least six months)
    • fall in love in a foreign country (with a person, a piece of art, a house, the ocean)
  • take an annual hiking trip
    • combined with an annual camping trip, perhaps
    • camp in different locations
  • travel alone
  • visit the seven wonders of the world
  • be in two places at once
  • be in four places at once; four corners, here i come


  • learn to surf
  • go whitewater rafting
  • go bungee jumping
  • go para-sailing
  • try zip-lining
  • go skydiving


  • learn a foreign language
    • or multiple, become fluent
  • learn a new recipe every week for a year at least, then keep going
  • plant a garden
    • overcome the black thumb
  • learn to sew
  • learn how to file taxes
  • learn to budget better
  • learn to drive stick shift
  • make amends with those you've hurt
  • volunteer
  • live by yourself
  • learn to say no

Self-improvement for fun

  • buy a toolkit and know how to use it
    • build something on your own
  • take a kickboxing class
  • take a photography class
  • learn to play the piano
  • learn to play guitar
  • learn to swing dance
  • learn to knit

Flights of fancy

  • get a tattoo
  • fix up the volkswagen
  • go fishing
  • play spin-the-bottle
  • model; challenge yourself
  • have a cat ... and tons of allergy pills for dad
  • watch every movie on the AFI top 100 list
  • jump in a fountain
  • sing karaoke to a room full of people
  • sneak into a movie
  • go out in the rain with no umbrella
  • have a food fight
  • go to a fancy hotel just to use the bathroom
  • make a prank call
  • fingerpaint
  • ride an elephant
  • go see a really good band live
  • write to a pen-pal via snail-mail
  • play pool blindfolded
  • go to the site of scenes from your favorite films, act them out, capture them on video
  • talk to a stranger in the elevator
  • tell someone that idea for a novel you may actually never write
  • carve a pumpkin
  • take the bus/subway/tube/whatever as far as it can go
  • write a song/poem and scribble the most meaningful line on a wall somewhere
  • have your picture taken with someone in a costume
  • make a speech
  • build a huge sand castle
  • finish crocheting a blanket
  • ride on the back of a motorcycle
  • spend a day at the best spa you can afford
  • drive fast
  • meet one of your idols
  • do something your friends don't approve of
  • meet gaia-luffs in person
  • visit different museums
    • smithsonian (all locations, plz&ty)
    • getty museum
    • there are more, LOTS more, i'm just lazy
  • ride in a hot air balloon
  • ride in a helicopter

Personal <3

  • have a father-daughter dance
  • be proud of your smile and laugh
  • fall devastatingly, helplessly, head-over-heels in love
feb 13 2010 ∞
nov 7 2010 +