Life List

These are all the adventures I hope to undertake in my lifetime. I'd love to have you join me! (Check out the items I've already completed below!)

WHILE WE'RE IN VIRGINIA
Tour Soaring Ridge Brewery in Roanoke and Parkway Brewing Co. in Salem
Spend some time in Washington D.C. (Matt: See the Air and Space Museum in D.C.)
Visit Mount Vernon (George Washington's Plantation)
• Go to the Wohlfahrt House for German food and dinner theater
• Go on a ghost tour of Williamsburg
Tour Monticello
Hang out in Virginia Beach
• Go to Cape Charles
See a movie at Starlite Drive-In theater

FRIENDS & FAMILY
• Adopt a child
• Live in New York City
• Participate in a fundraiser for diabetes research
• Live abroad

TASTE
• Take cooking classes
• Throw a fancy dinner party
• Eat at a restaurant owned by a famous chef

LEARN
• About wine
• About kosher diets
• How to meditate
• To be fluent in Spanish
• Take a pole-dancing exercise class
• Take a knife skills class

WORK & MONEY
• Learn how to invest and get a good retirement fund going
• Complete Dave Ramsey's 7 Baby Steps

DO GOOD
• Give blood
• For my birthday, do a random act of kindness for every year I've been alive
• Give a waiter a 100% tip
• Keep a plant alive for a whole year
• Volunteer consistently

TRAVEL
• Visit every state (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wyoming; Texas, Mississippi, Colorado, New Mexico, Florida, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, Louisiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, West Virginia, California, MarylandMassachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Georgia)
• Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower
• Eat really good authentic French food
• Visit Niagara Falls
• Take a photo in a red phone booth in England
• Ride in a gondola in Venice
• Go to Greece and stay in one of those blue-roof cottages
• Swim in the Mediterranean Sea
• Visit Israel
• See the Great Wall of China
• See a Broadway show
• Go on an Alaskan cruise
• Visit a monastery or temple
• Visit the Magical World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios
• Take a two-week cruise from the U.S. to Europe
• Visit the Badlands of North Dakota
• Visit Spain
• Visit a German castle

RANDOM FUN
• Get hot abs for once in my life
• Play paintball
• Throw a theme party
• Get a tattoo
• Ride a motorcycle
• Go to the Texas State Fair
• Go see an OU/texas football game
• Pet a baby elephant
• Milk a cow
• Sew three outfits (1: dress-to-skirt)
• Write a book
• Take Matt to Esther's Follies in Austin
• Go ziplining
• Take a trapeze class
• Learn three new hairstyles
• Try roller derby

MATT'S LIFE LIST
• Go to a taping of The Price is Right
• Buy Rangers season tickets
• Stay in the ice hotel in Sweden
• Go to Copenhagen, Denmark
• Go to Wimbledon

These are the adventures I've already crossed off my list:
Get married • Surprise Matt • Try falafel • Run a 5K • Go back to Las Vegas • Eat raw sushi • Visit the Caribbean • Spend a whole day reading without obligation • Eat a meal from a food truck • Get a pixie haircut • Try 10 foods I've never had before (kimchee salsa, eggplant, mussels, Indian food, yucca fritters, escargot, octopus salad, vealplumcotclams) • Design my own website • Find a job I love • Be self-employed • Start a compost pile • Find three ideas on Pinterest and execute them (quatrefoil pillowssparkle artaccessory ladder) • Make someone a birthday cake • Buy produce from a farmer's market • Eat at a restaurant alone with no reading material • Go a day without speaking • One-week Internet fast • Get eight hours of sleep every night for a full work week • Follow a recipe with ingredient(s) that I don't know and learn about them • Go vegan for a week • Beat Zuma's Revenge Iron Gauntlet • Read 52 books in a year (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9Part 10) • Read three classic novels (The Great GatsbyWuthering HeightsThe Grapes of Wrath) • Go to a rodeo • Spend time in Chicago (Part 1Part 2) • Bake three things from scratch • Volunteer somewhere that isn't my own church • Become a vegetarian (for at least three months) • Learn how to drive stick-shift • Read through the Bible in one year • Go to Mexico • Have a vegetable or herb garden • Take a last-minute trip Sample every flavor of Bluebell ice cream • Take a belly dancing class • Be asked to be a bridesmaid at a wedding • Pay off all student loans • Go to the opera • Climb a mountain • Go to a drive-in movie • Edit someone else's book • Travel alone (at least three days) • Go see a drag show • Feel financially secure • Go to the taping of a TV show • Tour Hollywood • Take a biking or walking journey (Freedom Trail, Boston) • Visit five faraway friends (1 Kansas2 Tulsa3 Florida4 Los Angeles5 Boston) • Have a surprise party thrown for me (29th birthday - Lefty's) • See a symphony (Roanoke Symphony Orchestra)

Updated 10/29/16