Here is my to do list before I die. In no particular order. Tasks in red have been accomplished.
Go skydiving. August 1, 2010
Shake Martha Stewart’s Hand.
Put flowers on Irma Rombauer’s grave. September 7, 2016
Eat ramen in Japan. March 28, 2012
Learn to bake baguettes from scratch.
Be a Quickfire judge on Top Chef.
Photograph myself on top of the Eiffel Tower.
Get one undisturbed night’s sleep.
Meet Snoop Doggy Dogg.
Grow my own herbs and spices.
Graduate from college. May 11, 2013
Eat risotto in Italy.
Photograph the Ghost Island, Hashima.
See the Great Wall.
Go fishing. With dynamite.
See Julia Child’s Kitchen, on display in D.C. at the National Museum of American History. August 21, 2010.
Meet Thomas Keller. (I would say shake his hand, but I would probably be frozen in awe.)
Eat the “Chef’s Tasting Menu” at the French Laundry.
Go to the track and bet on the under dog (or dark horse). February 4, 2012
Travel all the way to Seattle for a cup of coffee. August 31, 2016
Ride in a submarine.
Experience an earthquake. April 1, 2012
Buy used panties out of a vending machine. April 2, 2012
Go on a date with Hannah Simone.
Visit the Redwoods. April 23, 2016
Fire a machine gun.
Go deep sea fishing.
Un-boil an egg.
Visit the Hayden Planetarium. October 15, 2016
See either the Northern or Southern lights.
See an English football game. (Preferably WBA play at the Hawthornes.)
Eat a Bald Eagle’s egg.
Learn to weld.
See the Grand Canyon. August 24, 2016
See Mt. Rushmore. September 4, 2016
See the St. Louis Arch. September 7, 2016
Visit the Claes Oldenberg Shuttlecocks at the Nelson-Atkins Museum. September 6, 2016