99 Things to do before you die

I found this list in a 1993 issue of Cosmopolitain Magazine

1 - Give your mother fifty red roses and tell her you love her.

2 - Learn to speak a foreign language and make sure you use it.

3 - Go skinny-dipping at midnight in the South of France.

4 - Have a love affair in Paris - kir royales at Brasserie Lipp and kisses in Le Petit Louvre.

5 - Get dressed up and enjoy an evening at the opera.

6 - Spend a whole day eating everything you've been told is bad for you, without feeling guilty.

7 -  Be an extra in a film.

8 -  Tell someone the story of your life sparing no details.

9 -  Make love on a forest floor.

10 -  Make love on a train.

11 -  Throw an enormous party and invite every one of your friends.

12 -  Learn to roller skate.

13 -  Own a room with a view.

14 -  Learn how to take a compliment.

15 -  Buy a round-the world ticket and a rucksack and run away.

16 -  Change your hairstyle totally - from long to short, black to blonde or vice versa.

17 -  Tell some spine chilling ghost stories around a campfire.

18 -  Have your portrait painted.

19 -  Put your name down to be a passenger on the first shuttle to the moon.

20 -  Send a message in a bottle.

21 -  Discover your own personal style.

22 -  Terrify yourself by parachuting, white-water rafting, or rock-climbing.

23 -  Ride a camel into the desert.

24 -  Get to know your neighbours.

25 -  Swim with a dolphin.

26 -  Plant a tree.

27 -  Learn not to say yes when you mean no.

28 -  Make love on the kitchen table.

29 -  Have the ultimate luxury-hotel experience: champagne and caviar in a hot tub with your lover.

30 -  Write a fan letter to your all-time favorite hero or heroine.

31 -  Visit the Senate and House of Representatives to see how Congress really works.

32 -  Get your father to teach you to waltz properly.

33 -  Eat jellied eels from a stall in London.

34 -  Be the boss.

35 -  Fall deeply in love - helplessly and unconditionally.

36 -  Ride the Trans-Siberian Express across Asia.

37 -  Write that novel you know you have inside you, compose that poem, paint that picture...

38 - Go to Walden Pond and read Thoreau while drifting in a canoe.

39 - Stay out all night dancing and go to work the next day without having gone  home (just this once.)

40 -  Dress entirely in leather, including sexy thigh-high boots and elbow-length  gloves.

41 -  Do a Julie Andrews ! Sing as loudly as you possibly can from the top of a  mountain.

42 -  Dive off the side of a yacht into the turquoise Aegean.

43 -  Become someone's mentor.

44 -  Do a hair-raising lap around the Indy 500 track in a race car.

45 -  Have ten immaculately French-manicured fingernails.

46 -  Shower in a waterfall.

47 -  Ask for a raise.

48 -  Learn to play a musical instrument with some degree of skill.

49 -  Blow all your savings and take a flight on the Concorde.

50 -  Spend a night in a haunted house - all by yourself.

51 -  Stop hiding your true feelings and tell several people what you really think of them.

52 -  Read the Kama Sutra and put a bit of theory into practice.

53 -  Be serenaded from beneath your bedroom window.

54 -  See the northern lights.

55 -  Run a marathon.

56 -  Get passionate about a cause and spend time helping it, instead of just thinking about it.

57 -  Experience weightlessness.

58 - Ask a man you just met to go on a date.

59 -  Drive across America from coast to coast.

60 -  Make a complete and utter fool of yourself.

61 -  Own one very expensive but absolutely wonderful designer suit.

62 -  Make your will.

63 -  Sleep under the stars.

64 -  Take a ride on The Beast, at Kings Island near Cincinnati - the longest roller coaster in the world.

65 -  Learn how to complain effectively - and do it!

66 -  Go wild in Rio during Carnival.

67 -  Leave home.

68 -  Spend a whole day curled up on your bed reading a great novel.

69 -  Forgive your parents.

70 -  Learn to change a tire.

71 -  Write a series of passionately romantic letters to your man.

72 -  Learn to juggle with three balls.

73 -  Sunbathe naked.

74 -  Find a job you love.

75 -  Spend Christmas on the beach drinking pina coladas.

76 -  Overcome your fear of failure.

77 -  Sing (or be sung to) in a steamy, smoky jazz club in New Orleans.

78 -  Revisit your old school to see if you can find the initials you carved on your desk years ago.

79 -  Donate money and put your name on something: a college scholarship, a bench in the park.

80 -  Go on vacation by yourself to somewhere truly exotic.

81 -  Buy your own house and then spend time decorating it exactly as you want.

82 -  Appear on television and enjoy at least fifteen minutes of fame.

83 -  Grow sunflowers from seeds.

84 -  Cruise gently down the Nile in a white-sailed felucca.

85 -  Spend three months getting your body into optimum shape.

86 -  Own a convertible and drive everywhere with the top down and music blaring.

87 -   Accept yourself for who you are.

88 -  Learn to use a microphone and give a speech in public.

89 -  Scuba dive off Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

90 -  Go up in a hot-air balloon.

91 -  Attend one really huge rock concert.

92 -  Kiss someone you've just met on a blind date.

93 -  Be able to handle: tax forms, wolf whistles, Jehovah's Witnesses, your bank manager, your boss, your hairdresser, telephone solicitors, power drills.

94 -  Lose more money than you can afford at roulette in a glamorous European casino.

95 -  Attend at least one major sporting event: Wimbledon, the World Cup, the Monaco Grand Prix.

96 - Walk along a seaside pier in the middle of winter eating hot, salty french fries straight from the bag.

97 -  Let someone feed you peeled, seedless grapes.

98 -  Kiss the Blarney stone and develop the gift of gab.

99 -  Go to one fabulous ball.

 

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