40 Before 40

The lovely Simm from http://thedatingritual.com graciously allowed me to steal this idea from her.  A list of 40 things I want to do before I turn 40!  I’ll stop in and cross things off as they occur.  So, in no particular order, here is my list:

  1. Go parasailing
  2. Learn to speak French
  3. Spend a week with my oldest  friend in Scandinavia
  4. Visit the Eiffel Tower
  5. Drive across the country
  6. Take my children on a vacation, just the 3 of us
  7. Finalize my divorce
  8. Learn how to do all of the great old-timey dances:  jitterbug, swing, Lindy-Hop, etc.
  9. Take a cruise
  10. Take my daughter to visit Japan
  11. Make a six-figure salary (hey – how else am I gonna afford all this cool stuff?)
  12. Have my dream car again – blue VW new Beetle
  13. Dance, semi-clothed,  in front of an audience
  14. Visit the catacombs underneath Rome
  15. Complete at least one of the Man vs. Food challenges
  16. See a show on Broadway
  17. Ski or snowboard
  18. Visit Washington DC
  19. Fall in love.  And out.  And back again
  20. Visit the pyramids in Egypt
  21. Visit Machu Picchu (so I can get my obligatory picture for my dating profile!)
  22. Have a torrid vacation romance
  23. Plan and execute the ultimate bachelorette party
  24. Try stand-up comedy
  25. Take the Alcatraz night tour
  26. Surf
  27. Go to Hawaii and visit an island other than Oahu
  28. Try speed dating
  29. White water rafting
  30. Tour colleges with my daughter, even if they’re far away
  31. Participate in an urban scavenger hunt
  32. Take some sexy, yet tasteful photos. Ones that are sizzling hot but won’t embarrass my kids if they google me.
  33. Try one of those early morning boot camp things
  34. Give up caffeine for a week
  35. Get back down to my high school weight. And keep it there.
  36. Michelle Obama arms
  37. Run the Bay to Breakers.  Seriously.
  38. Run the Bay to Breakers. Un-seriously.  In costume.  With a flask.
  39. Rent a small cabin on a river and stay there by myself for at least a few days.  No cell phone.  No tv. Just me, my thoughts and a few bottles of wine.
  40. Mardi Gras in New Orleans

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