The List, 2014

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

1.  Stand up for a stranger in a fight
2. Leave little notes in library books. (1/8)
3. Apologize to/forgive my enemies. (1/3)
4. Go dancing. On purpose. (4/5)
5. Go to a shooting range.
6.Actually submit work to magazines, publishers, etc.
7.Try Ethiopian food. (1/17)
8. Ask a stranger on a date, and follow through. (4/8)
9. Sunbathe. (7/8)
10. Take a raw oyster shot. (2/26)
11. Meet some of my friends from the internet in person.
12. Go to a male strip club.
13. Go without coffee for a week. (6/16-6/22)
14. Hang out with a group of people I’ve just met.
15. Go to a church service or mass.
16. Go Hiking.
17. Watch a sunrise and sunset on the same day. a million times this year
18. Read at least 15 classic novels I’ve never read before. 
19. Host an impromptu dinner party.(1/12)
20. Fast for a day. (6/30)
21. Attend a protest.
22. Convince a stranger to buy me a drink.
23. Climb a tree to the top.
24. Dye my hair. (4/5)
25. Let a waiter select an entire meal. (4/3)
26. Acquire a completely new wardrobe.
27. Appear in film.
28. Mail a love letter to a stranger. (1/29)
29. Skinny-dip.
30. Discover 25 bands I’ve never heard of.Part IPart IIPart IIIPart IVPart V
31. Begin a workout regime; stick to it.
32. Wear a tie or bow tie every day for a month. February
33. Graffiti.
34. Learn to draw.
35. Leave a delightful, whimsical, surprise in a forest. (5/1)
36. Send a message in a bottle.
37. Leave books in public, for people.
38. Participate in GISHWHES.
39. Donate Blood, even if it is technically illegal.
40. Own and wear an old-timey swimsuit.
41. Hold a book signing.
42. Speak to every person who crosses my path for an entire day. (6/26)
43. Have a champagne and caviar picnic.
44. Have a romantic encounter; serenade said lover in bed.
45. Take Midnight Margaritas with C.W.L. Darling. (3/13)
46. Perform at an open-mike night.
47. Rekindle my interest in mysticism and magical theory.
48. Send real correspondence to people.
49. Give away something that I truly love.
50. Grow a kicking beard; rock it.

25 Responses to The List, 2014

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  8. For #7, there’s a place in Tacoma calls Bulls Eye. You can pay them money (I think $25) and they give you a wide variety of different guns/rifles to shoot! Pretty cool! For #29, I recommend Universalist Unitarians. In my searches, they’ve been the most accepting, truly love everyone “congregation”. They’re very earth oriented and spiritual versus strict religious. All beliefs are accepted! For #43, I’m pretty sure all you need to do is flash that smile and bat those eyes. Hope you’re having a tolerable (if not happy) Valentines day!

    • The UU church is actually who I am ordained through! I like them. I guess for that one – since I will sometimes go to church with my mother – I meant something suitable outside my own experience, or comfort levels. I want incense, and robes, and strangeness!

      I have actually been to a gun range once, and – while I comfortable with guns, I’ve been shooting them forever (although it’s been a while) – being at a gun range really freaks me out because it’s a lair of straight men, or straight-acting men, and I… do not do well in places like that. Throw in some loaded guns? IT IS AN ADVENTURE. Thanks for the tip on the place to go; there’s also this place that has “Lady’s day” and I want to take my mother.

      For #43? I appreciate – but I’ve been a regular at my favorite bar for years! – the only drink a fella ever bought for me was a roofie colada. True story.

      Okay, on another occasion another dude bought a mimosa pitcher, but I’ve been going there for a very long time, and very few dudes even thought of buying me a drink. It’s… unusual for me. Alors.

      ❤ Hope your Valentine's day was swell!

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  18. alisande21 says:

    I can help you with number 8. If you go to http://www.volunteermatch.org they will help you find something to volunteer for that actually interest you! They send me pet rescue info all the time and I once volunteered as a garden show. It was fun!

  19. alisande21 says:

    Oops. That should have been “at”, not as. Could you just see me as a walking garden show!

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