The List Project, while a wonderful idea and something that I truly wanted to pursue more, simply wasn’t feasible during a year of transition, chaos, and financial shenanigans. However, I learned a lot from the items I was able to accomplish, and feel confident about tackling a new and better list in 2015.
To those of you who aided me in achieving my aims, many heartfelt thanks. I love you, and am in your debt. All my love, darlings.
The (much reduced) List of 2014
Stand up for a stranger in a fight
Leave little notes in library books. (1/8)
Apologize to/forgive my enemies. (1/3)
Go dancing. On purpose. (4/5)
Go to a shooting range.
Actually submit work to magazines, publishers, etc.
Try Ethiopian food . (1/17)
Ask a stranger on a date, and follow through.
Take a raw oyster shot.
Meet some of my friends from the internet in person.
Go to a male strip club.
Go without coffee for a week. (6/16-6/22)
Hang out with a group of people I’ve just met.
Go to a church service or mass.
Watch a sunrise and sunset on the same day. a million times this year
Read at least 15 classic novels I’ve never read before.
Host an impromptu dinner party.(1/12)
Fast for a day. (6/30)
Attend a protest.
Convince a stranger to buy me a drink.
Climb a tree to the top.
Dye my hair.
Let a waiter select an entire meal. (4/3)26.
Acquire a completely new wardrobe.
Appear in film.
Mail a love letter to a stranger. (1/29)
Discover 25 bands I’ve never heard of.Part IPart IIPart IIIPart IVPart V
Begin a workout regime; stick to it.
Wear a tie or bow tie every day for a month.
Learn to draw.
Leave a delightful, whimsical, surprise in a forest. (5/1)
Send a message in a bottle.
Leave books in public, for people.
Participate in GISHWHES.
Donate Blood, even if it is technically illegal.
Own and wear an old-timey swimsuit.
Hold a book signing.
Speak to every person who crosses my path for an entire day.
Have a champagne and caviar picnic.
Have a romantic encounter; serenade said lover in bed.
Take Midnight Margaritas with C.W.L. Darling.
Perform at an open-mike night.
Rekindle my interest in mysticism and magical theory.
Send real correspondence to people.
Give away something that I truly love.
Grow a kicking beard; rock it.