My List

This is a list of random things that I want to do before I’m too old to do them.

Write a book.  I’ve already started one actually.  Perhaps I should change this to, “Finish writing a book” :)

Build an igloo.  Like in Alaska or something with some Eskimos.  I don’t know why, just seems like a very cool and crazy unique experience.  How many people do you know that have built an igloo?!

And on that note, stay in an ice hotel. Like this one.

Attend all the tennis Grand Slams (I’ve been to the US Open many times).  And watch the finals of Wimbledon live.

Golf in Scotland and Ireland.

Give my dad the chance to play golf at Augusta National.  I don’t even need to be with him, though of course I’ll try, but this is something I want to be able to do for him.  It would blow his mind.  And so far it appears to be the hardest thing to accomplish on this list.

Try stand-up comedy.  I’m thinking 5 minutes at an open-mic.  And not because I think I’d be successful at it.  Oh no, I have no dreams of being successful at it.  It’s the thought of bombing spectacularly the way that every comedian says you do the first time out is something I want to experience.

Visit Seattle.  Never been and think I’d like that place. Done! In February 2014 I was able to go to Seattle…and THIS happened while I was there :)

Climb one of the big seven mountains, maybe Kilimanjaro.  Every time I read something like this, I can’t help but want to challenge myself like that.

Take each of my kids when they turn 12-ish on a rafting trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Rafting, hiking, tents, cookouts…the whole nine yards. Haven’t figured out the best age yet, but basically as soon as they are physically ready.

  • Kim Martin Bannerman

    I can help you with the stand-up comic part, I know a guy.

    And, Seattle is amazing! My husband is looking at houses for us as I type this :)

  • Anonymous

    I think if you volunteer for a week during the Masters you are invited back a few weeks later to play the course.  So take a week off, blog about it and then come back and play the course.  And then find something new to add to the list.  :)