The Big List – Part I

Gentle Reader, lots of people have ambitiously set out on projects to try new things, fulfill their dreams, and explore just who they are. I eat that kind of project up like candy – so, of course, I’m going to give it a shot myself. In 2014, I’m going to do 150 things that I’ve either never done before, or haven’t done in a very long time. I’ve been putting together a list, and it’s harder than it seems!

Today, you’re getting the first 75 items – the first half of the list. The second half’s going up on Monday – so if you have any suggestions, please let me know!

  1. Stand up for a stranger in a fight
  2. Play my Uke on the Eiffel Tower.
  3. Leave little notes in library books.
  4. Apologize to/forgive my enemies.
  5. Go dancing. On purpose.
  6. Play a team sport.
  7. Go to a shooting range.
  8. Jump into a pool or lake fully clothed. Possibly in formal wear.
  9. Volunteer for a charity or organization.
  10. Actually submit work to magazines, publishers, etc.
  11. Try Ethiopian food.
  12. Spend a day at the races.
  13. Busk for money.
  14. Ask a stranger on a date, and follow through.
  15. Walk around blowing bubbles everywhere.
  16.  Sunbathe.
  17. Take a raw oyster shot.
  18. Meet some of my friends from the internet in person.
  19. Learn CPR.
  20. Play cards at a casino.
  21. Take up hula-hooping.
  22. Go fishing.
  23. Go to a male strip club.
  24. Go without coffee for a week.
  25. Try Creme d’Yvette. Or at least Creme de Violette.
  26. Go skiing.
  27. Learn some martial arts.
  28. Hang out with a group of people I’ve just met.
  29. Go to a church service or mass.
  30. Ride a mechanical bull.
  31. Go hiking.
  32. Watch a sunrise and sunset on the same day.
  33. Tour a winery.
  34. Explore an under-city or catacomb unescorted.
  35. Read at least 15 classic novels I’ve never read before.
  36. Visit the Kit-Kat club in Berlin.
  37. Host an impromptu dinner party.
  38. Try golfing.
  39. Give flowers to strangers.
  40. Fast for a day.
  41. Ride a zip line.
  42. Attend a protest.
  43.  Convince a stranger to buy me a drink.
  44.  Climb a tree to the top.
  45. Manage to do at least one damned cartwheel.
  46.  Dye my hair.
  47. Let a waiter select an entire meal.
  48. Acquire a completely new wardrobe.
  49.  Appear in a film.
  50. Mail a love letter to a stranger.
  51. Bicycle. Get one.
  52. Make street art in at least 3 different cities.
  53. Be part of a flash mob.
  54. Sit in on a trial.
  55. Skinny-dip.
  56. Mail people carefully-created mix CD’s.
  57. Discover 25 bands I’ve never heard of.
  58. Explore 5 abandoned buildings.
  59.  Begin a workout regime; stick to it.
  60. Attend a circus at night.
  61.  Wear a tie or bow tie every day for a month.
  62. Create a temporary street cafe.
  63. Attempt to swap clothes with a stranger.
  64. Build a sandcastle..
  65. Graffiti.
  66. Write in a Parisian cafe.
  67. Make and eat a salad from wild plants.
  68. Make my own Tarot deck.
  69. Learn to draw.
  70. Leave a delightful, whimsical, surprise in a forest.
  71. Send a message in a bottle.
  72. Leave books in public, for people.
  73. Swim a mile in an hour and ten minutes (à la Byron swimming the Hellespont)
  74. Participate in GISHWHES.
  75. Attend one street fair or festival per month.

So, Reader – thoughts? Criticisms? Suggestions?

About Ty DeLyte

Madame DeLyte has suffered a grave disappointment - YET AGAIN - and still believes that freedom, beauty, and truth are what's valuable, rather than vulgar cash. He'd add love to that list - but, well, what can he say about love?
This entry was posted in Musings and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

11 Responses to The Big List – Part I

  1. Oh dear, this is absolutely fantastic. I LOVE lists. With a fiery passion. And I have a Master List in my files somewhere. Once I retrieve it, I will send to you a few of my favorites. Cheers!

    • Oh, I look forward to it!

      Yeah, lists help with all sorts of things. I figure this one can be edited, up until New Year’s – and after that, it’s sacrosanct, and I have to do everything on it.

  2. Andrea says:

    I can help with a few of these.

    Also, I’m loving your new graphic design on the blog! It’s beautiful. 😀

  3. mousegoddess says:


  4. Zomg.

    I will have to do this list.

    May I steal some of yours?

    You MUST post about each/when you do such a thing.

    Also: I love you. 3>

    • Ok, you have to check out Not That Kind of Girl, because she did this like, lots of years ago, and I adore her, even if she doesn’t update anymore.


      I will. It will make my blog not die the death it might otherwise die.

      Also: I love you too. ❤ (I don't have boobs.)

  5. Pingback: The Big List – Part 2 | Whimsical Adventures of the Reverend Doctor

Have something to say, darling? Don't be shy!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s