Wednesday, July 11, 2007

10 Things to do Before You're 30

Denk blogs the same stuff!

1. Drive a wickedly cool car, even if you have to rent it. "Wickedly cool" is defined as any car that turns heads on the streets. They say life is a journey and you should enjoy the ride.
Still on the TODO list. I'm pretty sure I've ridden in one but I probably don't trust myself to actually drive one. Aren't they all manual? Yeah, I don't do manual...
2. Date against type. Better yet, date somebody "dangerous." Waking up tied to a bed with a person who has more tattoos than brains will give you stories to regale other members of the old-age home in your dotage.
Consider this done.
3. See the world. It's much easier to do when you're 22 and footloose than 35 with two bawling babies in your backpack.
I don't feel like I've seen much, or enough. Especially when I see how many places my high school mates have been to (thanks a lot, Facebook). Still want to finish Asia before I take on Europe. No bawling babies - hopefully just me and my hub.
4. Live in a cool place.
Live? Does stay count? If so, the Hyatt at Coolum takes the cake!
5. If you're going to drink a lot, do it when you're young. Getting sick on cheap white wine after 30 is pretty pathetic. Young drunks sometimes get away with being "cute," though you may still have a lot of apologizing to do. Get this experimentation out of your system and you'll appreciate finer spirits when you get older.
Ft. Lauderdale FI 2004, Waikiki HI 2005... I'm done. Definately.
6. Take risks with your job. Most people end up changing direction in their careers after their 20s anyway, so, take the time to figure out what you want to do. There will be time enough to be a cubicle drone later.
I don't think I've taken risks. I've gone after what I want and I think that's enough... right?
7. Do something physically adventurous. And do it OUTSIDE! No one will ever be remembered for playing Nintendo or watching every single episode of "Friends." Enjoy your body while you're young, push it to its limits!
HEY. I've seen every single episode of Friends (amongst other series')! Got forced into physically adventurous in the ninth grade @ Camp Knox. Then there was Diamond Head and Maunauili Falls a couples year's back. I've (tried to) surf, I've skiied... Still lots to go, definately.
8. Take your parents to dinner. It gives you a chance to show your parents that you are an equal and that you are responsible. It's also a chance to show your appreciation for all those dinners they bought over the years.
9. Do volunteer work. You may be broke, but you can give your sweat and earnestness to a cause in which you believe. In addition to improving your world, you can allow yourself to be exposed to others in the world.
Planted a few plants once, went to a few benefits... probably not enough though. There's a difference between doing volunteer work and doing something you want to do without any benefits to you, at all.
10. Use this decade to go to extremes. Climb the tallest mountain you can find. Picnic at midnight. Learn to sail. Talk to strangers. Road trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Take a midnight drive to the beach then stick around for dawn.
Tallest mountain - Diamond Head? Balmoral at sunrise... okay, still got a bit to go =|