Thursday, August 23, 2007

30 Things to do before you're 30 (MSN Lifestyle)

I saw this on a website and thought I'd share it. I used to have a list of things I wanted to do before I was 30 but I've lost it somehow. At some point in the future, I'll try and compile another list of things I want to do before I'm 30. Any suggestions? What do you want to do before you hit a certain age? I'd be very interested to know!

1. Go Travelling
2. Get Something Published
3. Watch the following films: Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction, Scarface, The Star Wars Trilogy (don't bother with the new ones), Godfather parts I and II, Psycho, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Trainspotting, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Top Gun, American Pie, Gladiator, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Blade Runner, Kill Bill 1 & 2, City of God, The Deer Hunter, Se7en, Fight Club, Back to the Future, Alien and Aliens, Jaws, This Is Spinal Tap, Die Hard, Life of Brian, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Ferris Beuller's Day Off, Life is Beautiful, The Breakfast Club, Grosse Pointe Blank, Stand By Me, Chinatown, The Great Escape, The Outsiders
4. Live in London
5. Learn a 2nd Language
6. Run a marathon
7. Drive the Pacific Coast Highway
8. Have Sex
9. Go to a music Festival
10. Try different foods
11. Get on the property ladder
12. Test yourself: Skydiving, abseiling, bungee jumping - never in a million years, you might think, but there are few better things for you than stepping out of your comfort zone and standing up to your fears. So whatever it is you think you can't do, we promise you'll feel proud of yourself after you've done it…
13. Visit Paris
14. Blow £500 in one night
15. Get a savings account.... and use it
16. Do something for charity
17. Get yourself on telly
18. Eat at a Michelin starred restaurant
19. Quit your job
20. Go to a live sporting event
21. Have a weekend in New York
22. Read these books: The Catcher in the Rye, 1984, Romeo and Juliet, the Harry Potter series, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, To Kill a Mockingbird, Brave New World, On the Road, Catch 22, Trainspotting, The Wasp Factory, Lord of the Flies, Fahrenheit 451, Animal Farm, Of Mice and Men, Great Expectations, Tess of the D’Urbevilles, Treasure Island, The Beach, Cloud Atlas, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Ulysses, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time, Life of Pi, The Shining, The Handmaid’s Tale, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Shining, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, A Suitable Boy
23. Own a convertible
24. Buy something really expensive: When was the last time you really treated yourself? So long as you can absorb the damage, go crazy and spend at least one month's wages on something you really, really want
25. Buy wine worth more than £50
26. Sign up to facebook
27. Record your family history
28. Sing Karaoke
29. Have a complete health check
30. Climb a mountain

I've done 12 of the 30 things on this list and they include singing karaoke (one time decently, all the other times dismally), the greatest two weeks of my life in New York and experiencing the palpable magic of Paris. I have no interest whatsoever in owning a convertible or being on TV but there are 11 things on the list that I'd really like to do before I hit 30. Top of that list are owning property, running a marathon and I have always wanted to do a road trip on the Pacific Coast Highway. And I'm determined to read all the books on the list, watch all of the films and do some extreme sports wah hey!

29 comments:

LondonBuki said...

I AM FIRST!!!!

Noni, I warned you!

LondonBuki said...

LOL!!!!! Sign up to Facebook???

I have only done 5 things on the list... ummm, the books? All of them? Not going to happen. I have watched most of the movies... not sure if I am interested in some of the ones I haven't seen.

It would be interesting to compile my own list...
I really want to try different foods, learn a second language, visit Paris, spend some CRAZY money... ok, I'll make a list :-)

UndaCovaSista said...

Hmm, i saw this on MSN too but didn't examine it too closely. Now that you ask, i would love to quit my job, climb a mountain, bungee jump and sky dive, learn a second language and blow £500 in one night! Phew, i've exhausted myself...

Ms. May said...

I've done 15 of the 30, watched 18 of the movies and read about 6 of the books. Not a bad list. Definitely interested in getting on the property ladder, among a few others before I'm 30. I have 4 yrs to go, so we'll see.

cinnamonqueen said...

Let's do a road trip on the Pacific Coast Highway. How cool would that be?!
Okay I am off to get on with the books on that list I haven't got around to reading yet :)

Onada said...

30?? OMG THATS ONLY A FEW YRS AWAY!!!! add that to me not going to greece and now im more depressed. thanks vicks....

Uzo said...

LOL...Love this list. I have done 12 of the things on the list..Well 12 and some since i have read some but not all the books on that list

Calabar Gal said...

Sign up to facebook? Thats one item I'll certainly not do.

confused naija girl said...

i have done 14 things on the list so its 16 to go right!

Rayo said...

This just motivated me to make my own list. Maybe in 20 years I can look back and see which ones I've accomplished.

nadine said...

lol @ calabar gal

interesting.....

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

I am looking to organise a road trip on the pacific high way soon. If you fancy it. lets synchronise our calendar and do so. You dont have to worry getting along with me, we will invite other peeps.

INTERESTED..lol.. we will invite cinnamonqueen and enimien to take pics..lol..

whadya think?

My 2 cents said...

I've done 16 of the things and most importantly signed up on facebook against my will. I haven't finished all the books but I will and I intend to go to Paris before the end of the year, so that'll make it 17..Good times!!

Andy said...

Vickii, you've done 12. Have you quit your job yet? Now that is the scary one,,,,how am I gonna eat?

Nonesuch said...

are u ok how the fire in greece no reach ur side o. just checking.

AN IBO DUDE'S CORNER said...

i'm 30 already and i managed to have done 17 out of the 30 requests. i no try?

AN IBO DUDE'S CORNER said...

@ your profile..... i have completed hundreds of sudoku puzzles in the last 5 weeks. that thing is addictive. i don do the easy ones anymore. it has to be ambitous or extremely difficult before i try it.(why am i even putting this up here...?)

catwalq said...

i am up to about eleven or so...
I am working on it

TaureanMinx said...

Wow I have done a fair share, maybe I can do everything else before I'm 30...well maybe not a covertible. Not interested either and definitely no extreme sports..all those theme parks are good enough.

Anonymous said...

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy...not so great..you have been warned!

Anonymous said...

Quick question. I am have done 13 things of those things....but have read the books and seen most of the movies..so could we perhaps push that up to 15?

I would feel a lot better...lol

londonnaijachic said...

1,2,3 check!
Are you ok? when are you updating?

Andy said...

Whazzup Vicki? Where are you?

truth said...

Here's one thing Vicki should do before September '30'th....put up a new post.

Ciao.

LondonBuki said...

LOL @ Truth!!!

Vickii, oya oya oya new post!

A couple of weeks ago, you said you were going to update your blog... where is the post Madam Feekeee? Where?

youknowwho said...

UPDATE ALREADY!

Discombobulated Diva said...

i'm stealing this :-)... thanks love!

~DD

missmays said...

dayum, i've got less than 2 months and definitely not climbing no mountain b4 then.and Kumala rose wine will just have to do a while longer lol

JadeLD said...

I'm trying to write one of these at the moment - so interesting to read other peoples lists for inspiration!