The List: 2016 Edition

The List is an annual compilation of 100 things that I've never done before (or haven't done recently), but would love to complete. The List was inspired by my friend MK and I think I can safely say that listing has been a life-changing experience for both of us. 

2016 marks my THIRD go-round at list writing and tackling and contains a blend of items rolled over from past lists along with a few new items. I also reserve the right to add "bonus" items on top of the original 100 things, should the spirit so move me.  13 items completed for the year is my magic number.

1. Go Vegetarian for two weeks
2. Visit Spain
3. Make scallops
4. Take a Spanish class
5. Take a knife skills cooking class
6. Attend a rodeo
7. Attend the Twin Cities Jazz Festival
8. Run a 5K in under a half hour
9. Run a 10k in under an hour
10. Teach a financial wellness class
11. Visit Portugal
12. Visit a winery I've never been to before
13. Read (or re-read) 3 Shakespeare plays: a Tragedy, a Comedy, and a History
14. Go to a candlelight Yoga class
15. Get a masthead designed for my blog
16. Vegas Baby! And do it UP! (e.g. go VIP somewhere and maybe get a poolside cabana)
17. Vacation in the Philippines (possibly visit: Manila, Borocay Island, Honda Bay) 
18. Visit a butterfly house
19. Shark dive
20. Write a Goodreads book review
21. Go to an NFL game
22. Go to the ballet
23. Relive B and my first date in Chicago
24. Try Aerial Yoga
25. See a comedian perform live (one that I haven't seen before)
26. Volunteer to help with a race
27. Participate in a Drum Circle
28. Complete the 21 Day Fix (with no cheating!)
29. Special order Rice Krispies Treats Cereal (aka the best cereal of all time! Sorry GM...)
30. Make homemade limoncello
31. Golf 18 holes
32. Water ski
33. Make pasta from scratch
34. Take a Khan Academy class
35. See the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in NYC
36. Order a whole lobster at a restaurant
37. Blog “consistently” (average 1+ entry a week for at least 12 weeks)
38. Organize a charity event
39. Go cross country skiing
40. Participate in the Loppet XC Ski race
41. Take a Montana Ski Trip
42. Achieve a yoga headstand
43. Plant an herb garden
44. Master the physicality of the push up (do 10 legit push ups + a few "fancy" ones too)
45. Make something from my "Crafting with Cat Hair" book
46. Get professional (but fun) head shots taken
47. Take a creative writing class
48. Find a family ancestral relationship to someone famous, living or dead
49. Hold plank for 5 minutes
50. Visit Australia
51. Complete a wine professional certification program
52. Participate in a November Project workout
53. Visit a lavender farm
54. Stomp wine grapes
55. Apply for grad school (if I ever figure out what sort of degree I'd want to "master") 
56. Run around all 3 lakes in the chain at once (Harriett, Calhoun, Isles)
57. Complete a Yoga Teacher Certification Training program
58. Reread the original Harry Potter series
59. Do the splits on both sides
60. Participate in a pin-up photo shoot
61. Buy something at a Farmer's Market
62. Try an "expensive" ($100+) Champagne (e.g. Dom, Cristal)
63. Pet a penguin
64. Travel to a continent I've never been to before
65. Upcycle my mom’s old jewelry box
66. Make something artistic out of sparkling wine corks and/or cages
67. Take a meditation class
68. Try acupuncture
69. Get my antique ring appraised
70. Somehow help MK achieve one of her 52 New list items (+ get a mention on her "thank you" list)
71. Visit a psychic
72. Visit a real haunted house
73. Karaoke
74. Make whoopie pies
75. Fly a kite
76. Become a homeowner
77. Volunteer as an animal socializer
78. Take a ferry across Lake MI (like SS Badger or Lake Express)
79. Do a cartwheel
80. Buy coffee for a stranger
81. Take a dance class
82. Hold a hedgehog
83. Go TV free for a week
84. Visit Portland, OR
85. Refinish a piece of furniture
86. Get nail art
87. Go on a "girls weekend" with my mom and sister
88. Reach my "goal weight"
89. Take a "Wine and Canvas"/"Paint and Sip" Class
90. Volunteer in a foreign country
91. Post something inspiring on a public bulletin board
92. Take a trip to DC
93. Run another marathon
94. Buy a pair of cowboy boots in TX
95. Ride a horse
96. Get a cactus
97. Watch the original Star Wars Trilogy
98. Learn how to saber champagne
99. Start a wine blog
100. Snowshoe

BONUS Items:

101. Try Flotation Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST)
102. Work the polls at the presidential election
103. Make spaghetti squash