51 through 75


Things I Must Do In My Lifetime
The Living Big – a detailed account


51) Cultivate a bonsai tree.
52) Go whale watching.
53) Love the people who drive me the most crazy.
54) Live in Seattle again.
55) Ice skate without falling.
56) Read the entire Bible.
57) Eat at Canlis.
58) Send something to Post Secret.
59) Press pretty flowers, just because.
60) Milk a cow.
61) Go to a party on a roof-top deck.
62) Sit on a beach in New Zealand.
63) Master the art of barbequing.
64) Re-take-up scrapbooking. But this time, cooler. No more die-cuts.
65) Be someone’s hero.
66) Learn to bartend.
67) Hug a koala bear.
68) Hug my husband.
69) Hug my baby.
70) Change my own flat tire.
71) Fly first class.
72) Memorize how to make an origami crane.
73) Start a book club.
74) Throw a dinner party, complete with cloth napkins and place-cards.
75) Write a fan letter to Jim Halpert. Not John Krasinkski. Definitely Jim Halpert.



  1. Jeremy Parsons on March 27, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    It’s cool that you know what a die cut is.

  2. [not the] Best Blog Ever on March 27, 2008 at 12:40 PM

    Ha – I can relate to #64. My whole poor suitcase of scrapbooking stuff has been sitting forlornly in my basement for like 2 years! Dangit.

  3. rachel rianne on March 27, 2008 at 1:04 PM

    annie’s blog is like lost
    or 24
    or alias
    or any other tv show that if you miss more than 2 episodes…
    you’re totally lost.

    i’ve been gone for like 2 weeks.
    i don’t even know what to do now
    besides talk about tv series.

  4. Sally on March 27, 2008 at 5:38 PM

    #62 is the absolute best. Go to Whiritoa on the Coromandel Peninsula. Some of the best days of my life were spent there. You will not regret it.

  5. Case and Los on March 27, 2008 at 8:44 PM

    My first reaction to your comment on my blog was, well, you are hanging out with the wrong crowd sister! :) J/K, but seriously, we grew all kinds of things (tomatoes, basil, squash, herbs) last year and my dad’s garden (in CA) is amazing. If you want to do it, you’ll make it happen. It makes you way more connected with what you eat, which is sad that most people in our society aren’t! Rob Bell has some good comments on this in his God is Green sermons. Farmer’s Markets are a good second! I’m sure Nashvegas will have these! And I read an article today by a gal who works at the Antique Market there too. Let me know if you ever go there!

  6. Allie, Dearest on March 27, 2008 at 9:57 PM

    I went to Canlis for prom dinner.

    Gosh, it was a horribly weird evening. And expensive.

    I’ve wanted a bonsai tree ever since falling in love with Mr. Miyagi.

    I think you have some really wonderful Living Big ideas.

  7. Laura on March 27, 2008 at 9:59 PM

    So, like, I noticed that “going to the Montrose High School 10 year reunion” wasn’t on your list. What’s up with that? ;-)

  8. Ensors on March 28, 2008 at 9:03 AM

    die cut shmie cut! Here comes the SLICE!!!

  9. Taylor Hanson on April 3, 2008 at 12:52 AM

    i can definitely recommend #62… in fact did it yesterday. its been pretty a pretty sweet trip so far. hope you are well Annie!

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