Sunday, January 04, 2009

150 Things To Do Before You Turn Thirty

I came across this list here. Loved the list... some have intriguing things, others bizzare and then there are those which I would love to do.

The things that I have already done are in green and bold.

The things which I would love to do are in pink and bold.

Here I go!!

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink

02. Swam with dolphins

03. Climbed a mountain

04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive

05. Been inside the Great Pyramid

06. Held a tarantula

07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone (Hmm.... ;) )

08. Said “I love you” and meant it

09. Hugged a tree

10. Bungee jumped

11. Visited Paris

12. Watched a lightning storm at sea

13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise

14. Seen the Northern Lights

15. Gone to a huge sports game

16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa

17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables

18. Touched an iceberg

19. Slept under the stars

20. Changed a baby’s diaper

21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon

22. Watched a meteor shower

23. Gotten drunk on champagne

24. Given more than you can afford to charity

25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope

26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment

27. Had a food fight

28. Bet on a winning horse

29. Asked out a stranger

30. Had a snowball fight

31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can

32. Held a lamb

33. Seen a total eclipse

34. Ridden a roller coaster

35. Hit a home run

36. Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking

37. Adopted an accent for an entire day

38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment

39. Had two hard drives for your computer

40. Visited all 50 states

41. Taken care of someone who was drunk

42. Had amazing friends

43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country

44. Watched whales

45. Stolen a sign

46. Backpacked in Europe

47. Taken a road-trip

48. Gone rock climbing

49. Taken a midnight walk on the beach

50. Gone sky diving

51. Visited Ireland

52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love

53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them

54. Visited Japan

55. Milked a cow

56. Alphabetized your CDs

57. Pretended to be a superhero

58. Sung karaoke

59. Lounged around in bed all day

60. Played touch football

61. Gone scuba diving

62. Kissed in the rain

63. Played in the mud

64. Played in the rain

65. Gone to a drive-in theatre

66. Visited the Great Wall of China

67. Started a business

68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken

69. Toured ancient sites

70. Taken a martial arts class

71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight

72. Gotten married

73. Been in a movie

74. Crashed a party

75. Gotten divorced

76. Gone without food for 5 days

77. Made cookies from scratch

78. Won first prize in a costume contest

79. Ridden a gondola in Venice

80. Gotten a tattoo

81. Rafted the Snake River

82. Been on a television news program as an “expert”

83. Gotten flowers for no reason

84. Performed on stage

85. Been to Las Vegas

86. Recorded music

87. Eaten shark

88. Kissed on the first date

89. Gone to Thailand

90. Bought a house

91. Been in a combat zone

93. Been on a cruise ship

94. Spoken more than one language fluently

95. Performed in Rocky Horror

96. Raised children

97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour

98. Passed out cold

99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country

100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over

101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge

102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking with the windows open

103. Had plastic surgery

104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived

105. Wrote articles for a large publication

106. Lost over 100 pounds

107. Held someone while they were having a flashback

108. Piloted an airplane

109. Touched a stingray

110. Broken someone’s heart

111. Helped an animal give birth

112. Won money on a TV game show

113. Broken a bone

114. Gone on an African photo safari

115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears

116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol

117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild

118. Ridden a horse

119. Had major surgery

120. Had a snake as a pet

121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon

122. Slept for 30 hours in a 48 hour period

123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. States

124. Visited all 7 continents

125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days

126. Eaten kangaroo meat

127. Eaten sushi

128. Had your picture in the newspaper

129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about

130. Gone back to school

131. Parasailed

132. Touched a cockroach

133. Eaten fried green tomatoes

134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey

135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read

136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

137. Skipped all your school reunions

138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language

139. Been elected to public office

140. Written your own computer language

141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream

142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care

143. Built your own PC from parts

144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you

145. Had a booth at a street fair

146. Dyed your hair

147. Been a DJ

148. Shaved your head

149. Caused a car accident

150. Saved someone’s life

Almost 35% completion rate!! Not Bad... I'll add in a few of the pink ones as my new year resolutions!


  1. Not sure of the % of completion from my end ..... on a quick glance was pretty contented having done some before I turn 30 ........ ;-)

    HNY ........

  2. wow, such a looooooong list!! :P u have para sailed?? wow!! tht sounds interesting :)

  3. Did #74 recently (and planning to do it again :P)

    Dunno if I'd ever make such a list to follow...

    A very Happy New Year to you!

  4. Wow! What a comprehensive list! :D
    All the best with this. :)
    Mind if I post it on my blog?

  5. y'kno, if I even attempted doing #6, I would die IMMEDIATELY! & some of them are the ones which I would love to try.. Go to Paris is first on my list!

  6. wow!!

    ths long list, its real good to know u ve attained 35% ;)

    keep going!!

    P.S. thnx for droppin by, keep coming back :)

  7. interesting list ....
    and woo hoo .. i feel so glad i have done quite a few in it too .. esp those dealing with europe :D

  8. Now #136 and #126 is really mean, atleast for someone who intends to join PETA... :X
    oh, i've eaten fried green tomatoes....

  9. Kwel list of accomplishments !

    Happy New Year to you too !


  11. Hey Happy New year!
    cool list! Even i would lik to do some of the things that u wanna do n some u've done already! :)

    P.S.. thanks for droppin by.. n Very nice blog :D i like :P

  12. Way 2 go gal !! Very eager to do the to do list myself, lemme check it up :)

  13. @ Rahul Viswanath : Great... Hope you complete some more this 2009.

    @ Sawan : Yup, its an exhilerating experience - you literally feel on top of the world!

    @ Alok : :) well, hope u r welcome there.

    @ ki : Sure. Just tag me and use the list.

    @ PURN!MA : Yeah, some of these are not for the weak-hearted!

    @ Rahul : Thanks!

    @ Richa : Yeah, actually feels good about doing some of these things!

    @ mythalez : Beautiful country...

    @ Jinxed Pixie : Now fried green tomatoes is something I should include in my list of To-Do as well! :)

    @ Prithi Shetty : Thanks!

    @ nsiyer : Absolutely sir... zindagi zindadili ka naam hai...

    @ Tejal : You should go ahead and do some of them surely!

    @ Life 24*7 : Aapke life ki adventures toh shuru ho rahee hain!!! ;)

    Happy New Year, everyone!

  14. 35% is not bad..
    and reading thru more than few i find myself 'be there done that' mode. thatz roughly works out to 60%. that's fab. no.!?
    and good feeling to start the new year.

    Happy 2009

  15. whoa..thats a lot of interesting things to do..needs serious planning and contemplating to do and mark them off!!

  16. Such a long list. First went through the green ones, then the red ones, then the rest.

    Lucky you that you got an opportunity to save a life. Wud love to read on that one.

    And you pretended to be a superhero. Hope you didn't try any of the super hero tricks :)

  17. Hmmm... Such a nice compilation. I'd love to see it at thirty and ask myself "Have you really lived?"

    And you've done so many of them already... Good going!