Tuesday, December 27, 2011

100 things to do in 2012

it's that time again! though i've been doing this list since 2010, last year was the first that i actually blogged about it and kept track of my progress. it was pretty fun, so i decided to do it again. i got pretty ambitious for 2012 (mostly just to piss off the mayan apocalypse believers, if there are even any left). as always, i'd love to hear what's on your lists!

1. go to europe
2. make my own ice cream
3. learn to say hello in 50 languages
4. visit san francisco
5. go to a talk show taping
6. go to a show at the social
7. take a boat ride
8. meet a celebrity and take a picture with them
9. go to the south beach wine & food festival
10. make $2,000 in freelance
11. take a pottery class
12. go to an open house (with no intention of buying)
13. get VIP treatment at a nightclub
14. visit nashville
15. swim with dolphins
16. go to the icebar in orlando
17. be in a music video
18. go out to a sit-down dinner by myself
19. eat alligator
20. get a massage
21. visit the location of a TV/movie scene
22. take pictures in a photobooth
23. go to tampa & st. petersburg
24. drink a specialty martini at blue martini
25. make my own sushi
26. go to the rock & roll hall of fame induction ceremony (jacob's idea - i'm on the fence)
27. read a whole book in one day
28. send christmas cards
29. watch 26 new movies, one for each letter of the alphabet
30. go roller skating
31. go to universal studios
32. be part of a dance-off
33. attend a midnight movie showing
34. make my own bread
35. drink absinthe
36.make a wish at the trevi fountain
37. stay at a bed & breakfast
38. memorize busta rhymes' verse in "look at me now" (note to self: watch THIS for help - 1:04)
39. go to an orlando magic game
40. visit a citrus grove
41. drive the sunshine skyway bridge
42. give more than a 20% tip
43. see a bruins game in florida
44. see a musical
45. have a candlelight dinner
46. make a painting
47. dance in the street
48. bake and decorate a cake
49. cook my way through a cookbook
50. tour the everglades
51. go to a mass at the church around the corner from my apartment
52. wear red lipstick
53. roast marshmallows over a fire
54. take a bubble bath
55. stay in a beach house
56. pop champagne (...'cause we got that dough)
57. shake anthony bourdain's hand
58. party in miami
59. successfully submit an essay i wrote to another anthology
60. clean out my purse
61. watch one of the harry potter movies
62. use a fake name at starbucks
63. go speed dating
64. maintain a 4.0 GPA in grad school
65. practice gratitude every day
66. participate in a sing-along
67. visit a friend in another state
68. feed the ducks in the pond at my apartment complex
69. hang out with a band after a show
70. leave an inspirational note for someone else to find
71. take a tennis lesson
72. ride a bike
73. try on clothes i can't afford
74. have a ryan gosling movie marathon
75. laugh so hard i cry
76. win a trip
77. find one new song that i like each week
78. go completely soda-free for a month
79. make my nails look really awesome
80. go to a local punk show (like the good ol' days)
81. eat chicken and waffles
82. give money to a busker
83. fall in love
84. crash a wedding
85. read 5 classic novels
86. finally get my cheeseburger tattoo!
87. take a spontaneous day trip
88. initiate conversation with a guy at a bar (a.k.a. "grab somebody sexy, tell 'em 'hey!')
89. use a coupon at the grocery store
90. secure a literary agent
91. buy a scratch ticket
92. perform a song in public (live or youtube)
93. go to a fashion show
94. go without TV and internet for 24 hours
95. visit the home i was born in (now a B&B)
96. eat at a hibachi steakhouse
97. make my mom's potato salad recipe
98. nap in a hammock
99. play a dance game on wii
100. buy a pair of impractically high heels


  1. Wow! You are going to be a very busy gal with lots of amazing things/stories to share with us! Have fun!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

  2. thanks! can't wait to get started. :) loving your blog, BTW!

  3. What a fun list! I want to go to Europe too! Dance games on the wii are my favorite :)

  4. i actually just played one tonight...too bad it's not the new year yet!

  5. i love the week before the new year, great time to make goals


  6. Happy new year, i wish you the best love this post!


  7. thanks! happy new year to you too! :)

  8. I'm a big fan of #4 -- i've visited several times but i just love that city more with each visit!


  9. Phew, that's a list! Looks like you're going to be a busy girl this year. I would start with #38! Have fun!

  10. Ellen - I've never been, but I have a feeling I'll love it.

    Sarah - Thanks! I feel like that one will take me a while so I should probably start now! :)

  11. whoooo~! LOVIN' this list!!! :D :D :D good luck, you! and happy new year ;D