5/25/2006

An incomplete list of things that I would like to do in my life

1) Be an organic farmer with any or all of the following crops and livestock:
a. sheep
b. alpacas
c. apple trees
d. bees
e. chickens
f. concord grapes
g. wildflowers
h. horses
i. a big garden with lots of tomatoes and strawberries and all kinds of vegetables. Then I could can them and not have to buy anything from the store in the winter.
2) Write a novel
3) Live in another country for at least one year
4) Backpack across Europe with Brian
5) Travel on all the continents
6) Have about 6 kids (some of them adopted)
7) Be a great mom and do all kinds of really cool things with my kids and have them all turn out really well. Healthy, happy, mentally stable adults.
8) Sail around the world
9) Run for public office
10) Bike ride across the country or part of the country or some country.

What are some of the things that you would like to do? Tell me in the comment section.

9 Comments:

Anonymous brian said...

I'd like to own a pinball machine and learn basic pinball maintenance skills. I don't need to become a pinball whisperer.

I'd like to go white-water rafting with you and other family members.

I'd like to take a week or two and bike somewhere long distance with you.

I'd like to hike the Appalachian trail with my brother in as few days as possible.

I'd like to have two or three or four kids eventually, but I'm afraid of adoption. Isn't adopting very expensive? ($25,000+ per adoption?!!)

I'd like to visit all 50 states, ideally with you and maybe our children.

I'd like to run a marathon or do a triathlon. The worst part for me would be the swimming, I'm sure.

I'd like to participate in an all-day paintball tournament with a small group of people.

I'd like to visit Seattle & Portland sometime soon.

I'd like to do that "Stan Geddes" project with Jayson.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous sister said...

1. I'd like to be a worker on your organic farm.
2. I'd like to own a bed and breakfast.
3. I'd like to own a shop where I make a living selling something I make with my own hands, like pottery, lathe-turned objects, knitted/crochetted things, or something like that.
4. I'd like to let you have all of our parent's grandkids.
5. I'd like to build a house with Nathan where he and I do all the building.
6. I'd like to go to culinary school.
6. I'd like to learn how to play the piano well.
7. I'd like to backpack across England with Nathan.
8. I'd like to be a campground host with Nathan.
9. I'd like to be a really good teacher.
10. I'd like to be a park ranger.
11. I'd like to be a potter.
12. I'd like to visit as many places in Africa as possible, except some places in the middle of the continent where you can get parasites that burrow into your skull. yikes.
12. I'd like to travel in Asia.
13. I'd like to take care of myself and grow old gracefully.
14. I'd like for Nathan to be able to say, "She's the wifest!"

9:44 AM  
Blogger activated charcoal said...

i would like to wake up one morning on a raft in the middle (or more likely- run aground in the night) of the yukon river.

i would like to jump into said river with a bar of soap in hand and a length of rope in my teeth to take a bath

i'd like to replace my ipod with a pack of wolves.

9:49 AM  
Anonymous best friend said...

Organic farming is scary. Organic food frigthens me, and I make it a point never to buy it. I like GMOs and sustainable agriculture (which organic really isn't but that isn't popular to say so no one will believe me), but I will help you tend your sheep if you will pay me with wool.

11:44 AM  
Anonymous best friend said...

I would like to become stranded on a desert island with no people around me and see how long it would take to actually go crazy. I think being around people makes me crazier and that I would enjoy this lifestyle more. I would only really want this if I had never met Scott and wasn't married to the best husband ever. Is it wrong that I don't like anyone except him?

I would also like to believe that I am my husband's wifest. In fact, I do believe this because he told me so when he heard the title of Katie's blog. I told him it wasn't a competition, but he said that I still win.

I would like to make every recipe in The Best Recipe cookbook and its subsidiaries (America's Test Kitchen, Best Recipe Classics, Cook's Illustrated etc.)

I would like to eat every dish described in The Best Recipe cookbook, which is probably the best cookbook of all time.

I would like to be friends with someone like Napoleon Dynamite, but only if I could shear his pet llama and keep the alpaca fibres.

I would like to have 14 of my own kids. Adopting sounds fine, but I know why it scares people.

Can I be invited on the trip hiking the Appalachian trail with Brian and his brother (that's my husband)?

I would like to lead the counter-revolution to all this health food hippy vegan societal meltdown rubbish. I assume I am not offending anyone's way of life because you chose that stuff out of some sort of faith that you were right and it should matter not an inch what I think of it.

I would like to argue with people in a productive and fruitful manner and accomplish changing everyone involved, including myself.

I would like to read 100 books in one year.

I would like to read my Bible everyday. I wish that could be a career.

I would like to be taken with a grain of salt. I would like someone to explain where this phrase came from and what it really means.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Jayson F. said...

I would like to start my own business. I would like to start a business that helps people solve problems but yet allows my family to live in any state of our desiring (financially speaking). Is that selfish?

I would like to visit Japan.

I want my daughters (and future children?) to love me as much as I love them.

I want to be remembered for having helped people. That's fruity, but honest.

I want to be able to retire somewhere nice, volunteer as a part time reading tutor at an inner city school.

I'm not sure how many children I would like to have. Maybe 48. One for each of the contiguous states.

I would like to be able to vote for someone who isn't an idiot (at least once).

I would like to build a super sweet home theater system.

I would like to be a saint. I don't have the guts.

I too, would like to do the "Stan Geddes" project with Brian.

8:14 PM  
Anonymous Guess Who said...

The farm sounds nice. Ours was a lot of work, though.

I'd like to go on any trips except the Appalachian Trail. Too many bears. My friend will go with you.

I want to live for a short time in each of the 50 states before I retire. Then I want to start with other countries.

12:04 PM  
Anonymous sister said...

Here are a few more things you should consider adding to your list because I just found the original list:

Things you'd like to be/do:
-be a spy/work for the FBI
-learn how to kayak
-be a cowgirl/rancher
-be a backpacker
-take over Ted Turner's ranch when "that guy" retires or dies
-have lots of cool hobbies
-be a cool skiier
-LIVE on safarri
-have a house like Old Faithful INN
-really learn how to play the piano
-be a sheep herder

11:58 PM  
Anonymous best friend said...

I just read this again. Bees? I can get on board with all that other stuff you said, but bees? I'm thinking honey is just not that expensive, and there are plenty of organo-friendly honey providers if you have to have the local stuff. Bees will sting you.

Ps. The people we bought our house from are leaving us their foot-long koi (pluarl) in this decorative pond they built. I want fish around me about as much as I want to invite bees onto my property, but they do give atmosphere to the pond, and I would rather look at them swimming about than go in there and try to get them out (which would no doubt require touching them, and that would be about the worst thing I can imagine).

5:25 PM  

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