Things To Do Before You Die

I don’t know where it got started exactly, but there are a whole bunch of books like 101 Things To Do Before You Die by Richard Horne with suggestions for people about where to go and how to spend their time before they, ah, expire. Some people want to learn how to skydive, ride a camel in the desert, visit Graceland or take a hot air balloon ride.

Before I die I want to swim with the dolphins. On the other hand, I’d be perfectly happy to die without jumping out of an airplane or running a marathon.

Just once before I die I would like to own one each of the following: an Armani suit, a Mercedes Benz automobile, a beach front home on Florida’s Gulf Coast and a Siberian Husky puppy.

Friday on television we’re going to be talking to some people about the things they want to do before they die. Feel free get us started with your comments below.

3 Responses

  1. realist

    One thing that I would want to do before I die is drink apple martinis with Terry Dullum and Ernie the Angler. After we each had a few, we could take turns wearing a cowboy hat and imitate the guy from the old Kern Hill Furniture commercials. “C’mon down to Kern Hill Furniture, 843 Main Street.”

    I’m afraid that I am too old to do the other thing I wanted to do before I die – go on the Santa Claus show and ask Santa for a Tonka dumptruck. My parents would never drive me up to GF from the Devils Lake area. To this day, every time I hear “Thank God for Kids” it’s like someone tearing a candy cane from my grasp.

  2. nodak girl

    realist- I am sorry you missed out on the santa show but hope you got the tonka dumptruck! It’s never too late to go out and get one for yourself if you didn’t plus some candy canes for yourself every Christmas! Christmas expectations are almost always an emotionally charge issue.

  3. eastside

    I bought my adult son a Betty Crocker Easy Bake oven a few years ago. He got the Tonka dumptrucks (which are still in my garage 20 years later) but didn’t get the oven. I don’t think he ever used the oven but I trust you’ll get lots of use out of your truck. But then you’ll need a sandbox.

    I would like to take dance classes and my kids hope I clean my closets before I die. I hope this list gets more interesting as I get older.

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