Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thursday Thirteen, Edition 2:
Thirteen Things I Want to do Before I Die

1. Take a culinary tour of Italy; I want to learn to cook authentic regional dishes from actual Italians.

2. I want to learn to speak Italian. I think it might come in handy when I am taking those cooking classes because I’m not sure how well cooking instructions translate into the suedo-sign language of the typical tourist; I’m guessing not well.

3. I want to snorkel off the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

4. I want to photograph the pyramids in Egypt.

5. I want to pose nude for photographs. Strike that, in this day and age they would probably end up on the internet and then go viral in a bad way. I wouldn’t want to cause anyone’s eyes to burn out of their skulls, that’s just bad form.

6. I want to meet a movie star so that I can tell all of my friends that he/she “wasn’t all that and, he/she’s short”. I live near a famous ski resort so; this could actually happen. Fingers crossed!

7. I want to spend a week or two in a hut in Fiji with nothing but my husband, my iPod and a few good books to keep me company.

8. I want to be the world’s best Grandma. You know, someday. Not anytime soon. We are talking waaayy down the road, here.

9. I want my fifteen minutes of fame (everyone gets that, right?) to be for doing something wonderful for someone else, something that really matters.

10. I want to be the best mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend possible.

11. I want to see the sun set over every continent on the Earth, once.

12. I want to grow old with my family beside me.

13. I want the last sound I hear on this planet to be the sound of laughter.

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  1. Anonymous8:22 AM

    Mmm number one makes me hungry. I also want to grow old with my family.

  2. I wish you much luck in fulfilling your list :-)

  3. great list! several of those are on my 'before the end' list. :)

    happy TT!

  4. Hmm I could help with number 5....Take some faceless photos and I do a self submitted photos by readers segment on my blog...;)

    Loved your post!

  5. Since I'm married to the Amazing Egyptian Dude, I've visited the pyramids and have lots of photos of them. I hope that you get to visit; they are among the most amazing things I have ever seen in my life.

  6. #10, 8, and 12 all sound great to me, too! Fun topic! My TT is posted on
    Old Mason Jar

  7. I hope you achieve them all -- even #5

  8. #7 - definitely want to do that. In one of those huts that sits on stilts over the water. And I want lots of alcohol and sun. And good food. Okay - I have officially taken over your dream.

  9. Find a good (discreet) photographer and have the pics taken. Before you're old and wrinkly and regret not doing it. ;) You know, when you're 80.