101 Things, huh?

When I visited my sister earlier this month, she mentioned she’d made a list of 101 things to do before she dies. The idea is based on a similarly titled book.  I’ve been thinking about this a lot.  As a rule, I’m not a procrastinator, but (and maybe I’m angsty as I come up on my 45th birthday) but, I’m thinking a list like this, at my advanced age, might make me become a procrastinator.  Following this line of thinking, everything I check off the list puts me that much closer to being dead or “list”less.  (Get it? C’mon, it’s funny.)

I dunno – my sister is having a blast with her list.  Do any of you have lists?  When you knock something off of the list, do you add something new to keep yourself alive indefinitely?

7 thoughts on “101 Things, huh?

  1. I have no such a list in life but in my temporary job I do. In that case every time I knock off one thing, I find something else really cool or interesting I want to do. Sadly, it isn't keeping me in the job. I know my expiration date there.

  2. OK! NOW the thing is 101 things in 1001 days, NOT before I DIE!! I plan to make a new list as I get closer to completing the current one. Keeps me focused on what I want to do. I like it!

  3. I'm so listless I don't know if I could come up with 101 things to do that would be in some way inspiring. “clean the damned guinea pig cage” doesn't have that carpe diem feel, you know?

  4. My 16 yo son has a “life list”. He is constantly putting things on it. As I sit here thinking about it, I think I really NEED a list. I've been focused on other things and kind of going around in circles. Thanks for making me think about it more! Be sure and post some of the things you are going to put on your list!

  5. I'm sort of in Pinky and the Brain mode, right now. Zorak says, “What are you going to do today?” and I reply, “The same thing I do every day, Pinky, er, Love…”

    The thought of putting more crap on my to-do list makes me want to give up and head for the light right now.

    Perhaps in five years, it won't feel that way. But right now, if anyone gets caught so much as putting something on the grocery list w/o warning me first, they're liable to wonder why Mom's standing in the hallway, sobbing.

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