I’m pretty pleased with what I did in 2011 but that doesn’t mean I’m slowing down any! This won’t be a big year for travel or too much adventure but there are still plenty of things for me to do!
#8 Sell a piece of art (and realize my childhood dream, which is #28 on the 40/40 list)
#46 Scuba Diving: Continue practicing my newfound SCUBA skillz by going to the rock quarry at least once.
#52 Read the Greatest Books Ever Written (#7 on the 40/40 list): I mostly have really long ones left so out of the 10 remaining, I’m going to tackle 4 this year. As ONE of these things to read is the ENTIRE works of Shakespeare, I also want to see 2 plays performed live.
#65 Shout ‘Drinks Are on Me!’ in a Pub or Bar (#17 on the 40/40 list): I’m waiting to go my bar on a Tuesday afternoon at 3pm. I can swing buying drinks for 5 people.
#68 Save Someone’s Life (#8 on the 40/40 list): Donate 6 pints I’ve gone back and forth on this. I know they say donating blood can help save someone’s life but I guess I feel like I can’t be sure if MY blood actually saved somoene’s life. But most people seem to think this counts so let’s compromise. If I donate 5 gallons (which is 40 pints and the quickest I’d be able to accomplish that is 7 years), then can we say the likelihood of ONE of those 40 pints actually saved somebody’s life?
#84 Learn to Ski (#32 on the 40/40 list): As a hold over from the original list I had in high school, it’s high time I did something about this one.
#93.5 Get Your Name in the Ring of Honor: I completed this goal in 2011 but I’ll have my plate unveiling this year.
Goals from my 40 Before I’m 40 List:
#1 Be Able to Do a Pull Up
#11 Learn to Rock Climb: Already have the Groupon in hand to make this happen!
#18 Watch the Top 1,001 Films: Watch 100 this year
#25 Drink All the Beers on the GQ List: Drink 20
#35 Visit all of the NC Breweries: Visit 10 this year
#36 Learn How to Ballroom Dance: Have the Groupon in hand to do this one as well! I think I’m going to try Salsa!
#37 Start Using Coupons
#38 See a Movie in a Drive-In Movie Theater: I’m putting a stipulation on this one. If they simply insist on showing family movies I’m not interested in, I’m not going to force myself to sit through some animated drivel just to check this one off. I think it would be super fantastic if they showed something like Star Wars. Could you imagine seeing that outside at a drive in movie theater? You’d really feel like you were in space!
From the Sports List:
#18 Attend a rugby game (and learn the rules): There are actually some local teams
#19 Attend a cricket game (and learn the rules): There’s actually a local league!
#24 Attend the Kentucky Derby: There is SOME talk about going this year with my good friend Jessica so hopefully this is happening this year.
Also, not officially on any lists but I’m hoping they do the “Over the Edge” event this year so that I can repel down the side of a building and I have also never been to a tea room and I want to try that out.
Think that’s enough? What’s on YOUR goals for 2012?