Bucket List

Those in bold are the hopeful tasks of 2012.

1. Hitchhike in the back of a rickety truck with chickens, goats, or other nervous livestock
2. Live on a beach for a long time
3. Go one month without wearing shoes (and not getting tetanus) (almost in Fiji)
4. Ushuaia and Antarctica (when I’m much older)
5. Everest base Camp with Alexis and Garrett
6. Do something exciting in the Andes
7. Extended South American experience Done August 31 – December 7, 2011 and August 20 – December 17, 2012
8. Go to a remote town and teach something Done December 2009 – January 2010 in Nakavika, Fiji
9. Mongolia
10. Borneo
11. Meet Amy Sedaris and subsequently explode
12. Make a steady and sustainable income from my writing and creative work Done August 2011 onward
13. Sell a photo or an article to a National Geographic print magazine
14. Madagascar
15. Cuba
16. Become a capable Latin dancer
17. Learn how to do the windmill break dancing move
18. Make simple sushi Rolled zushimaki in Kyoto!
19. Running. (almost got in a habit in Germany)
20. Build a piece of furniture for my residence
21. Get over my jitters of Scuba and learn how to dive Done December 29th, 2009
22. Cross a country border by foot, bike, boat, plane, auto, segway, self-propelled water vessel, dance, skates, skateboard, and so on
23. Suck it up and try some ballsy food like innards, camel, sea urchin, and anything not typical of an American suburban diet Done July 25, August 5 and December 2009 (Haggis, caviar, oysters, pig kidney)
24. Meet Anthony Bourdain, get him really drunk, and make him sing karaoke
25. Drive across Central America from its top to bottom
26. Learn 1 bush mechanic trick
27. Do a really long biking adventure
28. Camp for a long time August – September 2008
29. Road trip at least half of the United States width-wise
30. Return to Kashmir November 2013
31. Pakistan and Afghanistan mountains
32. Have a regular column in a publication
33. Become utterly devoted to an already-existing or self-founded charity that I connect profoundly with Done with The Nakavika Project
34. Have a gallery exhibition Far, Far Away in May 2013 at Honeywell Center in Wabash, IN
35. Return to Wabash, Indiana and do something good Done creating media for Clean Out The Banks!
36. Galápagos Done October 1 – 16, 2011
37. Learn how to make reductions, sauces, and special preparation dishes with finesse and consistency
38. Iceland
39. Read a 300+ page book in one day
40. Find the perfect city I’m supposed to live in for the remainder of my life
41. Be an extra in a Bollywood movie
42. Climb Kilimanjaro Completed on June 15, 2014!
43. Pet a lion
44. Publish a book
45. Take a weekly dance classes for at least one year as an adult
46. The national anthem
47. Compose a song (half-way there)
48. Teaching certification
49. Participate in La Tomatina and wear a snorkel mask
50. Road trip across México
51. Learn how to make music mashups (half-way there)
52. Complete my 101 in 365 list at least once in my hopefully many years
53. Learn conversational Portuguese
54. Learn conversational German
55. Work again with Ernesto Bazan
56. Traverse the Camino de Santiago de Compostela and stay in the medieval hostels along the way, working my art history knowledge like it’s my business

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…to be continued
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