Life List

Go skydiving.

Ride in a hot air balloon.

Go bungy jumping. (Taupo Bungy, Lake Taupo, New Zealand, 2/2/2012)

Visit three countries in one year. (The First 3 Countries of 16 on #rtw2012: New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore, 2/1 – 2/11/2012)

Travel alone for longer than a week. (Week 1 of #rtw2012, 2/1 – 2/7/2012)

Go on a cruise. (August 21, 2010-August 26, 2010)

Go to Mexico. (August 23, 2010, Progreso; August 24, 2010, Cozumel)

See the Grand Canyon. (July 19, 2012 with Sarah on our OK-Cali Road Trip)

Go to Niagara Falls.

Give someone a really awesome gift.

Win a costume contest.

Take someone up on a truly ridiculous dare.

Learn how to perform CPR.

Meet ten people or more at one time and remember every one of their first and last names (if they tell me their last name …).

Host a fancy dinner party.

Learn how to speak another language fluently.

Visit every continent. (North America, Europe, Asia, Australia)

See the Great Barrier Reef. (#rtw2012, 2/9/2012)

Go scuba diving. (Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Australia, 2/9/12)

Volunteer on a regular basis.

Do volunteer work in another country.

Go to the Olympics.

Go to the World Cup.

Go to a Super Bowl.

Go to a National Championship that OU plays in.

See Kobe Bryant play in person.

Meet a celebrity and take my picture with them. (Don Diablo. July 2009. Rimini, Italy)

Go to an NBA Finals Game 7.

Surprise visit a friend in a different state.

Visit Machu Picchu.

Visit every US state and do something cool there or at least more than just drive through it. (Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, Florida, Tennessee, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, California, Arizona, Arkansas, New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Wyoming, Alaska)

See the Pyramids.

Visit the Amazon Rainforest.

Go to the Serengeti.

Stay in an ice hotel.

Make out under the Eiffel Tower.

Watch Rotten Tomatoes’ Top 50 Best Reviewed Movies of All Time … and review them.

Eat sushi in Japan.

Practice yoga for 3 months, going at least three times a week.

Run a marathon. (July 25, 2010)

Be a maid of honor.

Learn how to salsa dance.

Go to a cooking class on a date. (Valentine’s Day, 2013)

Go to an NHL hockey game.

Start an animal shelter.

Take tennis lessons.

Learn to play an instrument (again).

Live in a different country for at least 6 months.

Own a house.

Own a vehicle.

Start my own business.

Throw a massive party.

Be a vegetarian for a month.

Be a vegan for a month.

Fly internationally. In first class.

Learn conversational sign language.

Swim with sharks.

Fly in a fighter jet.

Ride on the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Walk (or run) across the Golden Gate Bridge. (July 25, 2010)

Go white-water rafting.

Go horseback riding on the beach.

Wake up at 6:00 a.m. (or earlier) every day for a month to determine if the early bird really does get the worm.

Learn the Thriller dance routine. Then find the perfect opportunity to do it all in public.

Bowl at least a 140.

Go to Oktoberfest in Germany.

Visit New York City during Christmas time.

Go to the Opera.

Read all the books on my book list. Then start a new book list.

Go to every park in San Francisco. (Alamo Square, Alta Plaza, Dolores Park, Duboce Park, Golden Gate Park, Marina Green, Union Square, Washington Square Park, Buena Vista Park, Lafayette Park)

Ride at least 10 different bus lines in SF. (N-Judah, J-Church, L-Taraval, 30X-Marina Express, 22-Filmore, 6-Parnassus, 1-California, 5-Fulton, Powell/Hyde Cable Car, 47-Van Ness, 71-Haight-Noriega)

Make friends with 5 complete strangers (no introductions … and actually become friends). (Kenneth 8/2007; Taylor 12/2007; Kathryn 6/2010, Antonio 1/2011, Sertac 1/2011)

Run a 6:15 minute mile (again).

Shoot a bow and arrow.

Go snorkeling. (Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Australia, 2/9/2012)

Drink 8 (8 oz) glasses of water a day for a month.

Take a course and get certified in something.

Do a pub crawl.

Attend a major music festival. (Outside Lands, 8/14-8/8/15/2010)

Go to Burning Man.

Do something nice for 5 strangers.

Have an informational interview with someone who has my dream job.

Give a gift to OU that results in having my name permanently embedded on the campus.

Be considered an expert at something.

Find the best mac n’ cheese in the Bay Area. And the best fried rice.

Learn how to snowboard.

Go skiing in the Swiss Alps.

Go to London. (April 24, 2012)

Ride in a canoe.

Have awesome abs.

Take a photography class.

Don’t eat out for an entire month.

Eat nothing but cereal for two weeks.

Follow a ridiculous diet for three weeks and document it.

Adopt a completely new fashion sense.

Take my parents on a long vacation. And pay for everything.

Take my nephew to Disney World when he is old enough to remember it.

Go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

Spend New Years Eve in Time Square.

Go to Hawaii.

Road trip through the thirteen original colonies.

Go to Washington D.C.

Take a tour of the White House.

Buy the cheapest ticket that Southwest is offering and make a weekend out of it.

Show up at the airport with my suitcase and my passport and just go.

Buy the books I read and add them to my library. Compile a library of 1,ooo+ books that I have read.


18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sarah
    Jul 06, 2010 @ 22:36:50

    I can help out with a few of these 🙂


  2. Casi from
    Jul 07, 2010 @ 22:01:02

    there is a bow and arrow course(?) by my house! I did that for my birthday this year. SO much fun!


  3. Lauren
    Jul 18, 2010 @ 04:39:17

    This is an awesome list!!!! Keep crossing them off, girl! 🙂


  4. RBrown
    Jul 22, 2010 @ 16:17:05

    The Farallon Islands: you can’t swim with the sharks here, per se, but you *can* go down in a cage and hang out with some Great Whites while they swim around you and butt their giant noses into the cage trying to get to you. Which, quite, frankly, makes me want to wet myself in fear, but if you’re down, then I say go for it, Nikita!


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  6. Sarah
    Aug 06, 2010 @ 19:06:40

    Let’s go skydiving.. for my birthday. And then I’ll teach you to do CPR, because I’m now ceritfied.


  7. Michelle
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 01:56:42

    I’m coming skydiving with you guyssss! Thanks for the invite!! 🙂


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  9. suki
    Sep 08, 2010 @ 06:38:05

    Skydiving!!! I want to do that too.


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  14. Sarah
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 15:49:58

    You don’t want to be in times square for new years. It’s about 20 degrees and many adult actually wear diapers to it because when you use the restroom, you loose your place and have to move to the back. It’s like the worst parts of the crazy busy events in sf, but in the snow. When I was there I couldn’t pay my NY friends to go! Lol


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