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30 Things To Do Before 30 [UPDATED]
New and improved! And with items checked off! As I'm sure you'll all recall (because you're all SO fascinated by this of course ;P ) the last time I posted this list, back in January, I was only able to come up with 23 items.

Strikethrough items are ones I've achieved since writing the list - yaaaay! I've also made progress on others, for example:

- "Roadtrip through every state of Australia" - well, after next week I can check off South Australia and the Northern Territory, and I already have Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT checked off. Which leaves... Western Australia and Tasmania.

- "Change a diaper" - Well, baby nephews are good for something. Poopin', that's what.

- I've also outlined a book and paid off more of my mortgage, so those are underway.


1. Pwn someone with a snowball
2. Skydive... for the third time
3. Legitimately kick a deserving guy in the nuts
4. Have M/F/F threesome
5. Have F/M/M threesome
6. Road-trip my way through every state of Australia (this may be done over multiple trips)
7. See the Jenolan Caves
8. Travel to the U.S.
9. Travel to New Zealand
10. Sing in front of people (this one terrifies me, which is why I should make myself do it)
11. Scuba dive
12. Change a diaper
13. Reach and maintain 54 kilos weight
14. Write and publish a book
15. Own my own home mortgage-free, somewhere near the sea
16. Become financially independent - ie, work by choice, not necessity
17. Hopefully have my first child, or at least become a part of the life of someone else's
18. Visit tengukun and Rowan in the US
19. Travel to Europe
20. Travel to Africa
21. Travel to Egypt
22. Travel to Canada
23. See a shuttle launch
24. Go to the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and see Van Gogh's 'The Starry Night'.
25. Try out a pair of those nifty colourblindness-correcting glasses
26. Move away from Brisbane - live in Caloundra instead
27. Get married (lame, right?)
28. Own an Apple Mac of some description
29. Earn more than 60K/year
30. Run a marathon

30 already?? I'm sure I had other ideas I wanted to squeeze in. I can always replace #3 and spare some poor bloke the agony.
11 have fought ~ fight the power!
From: haakonspet Date: October 7th, 2008 01:20 am (UTC) (Link)
If you want to get a Shuttle Launch in, your going to have to get to the States in the next 15 months or so - they are discontinuing flights soon.

It has always been a dream of mine to see one IRL - have watched lots of them via tv, even before the first Shuttle explosion.
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tania From: tania Date: October 7th, 2008 04:57 am (UTC) (Link)
We'd better be quick then, sounds like we've only got 15 months 'til the US hits that key level of lameosity that means they won't sent shuttles up anymore.

Dude... the ONE main thing that made them scientifically AWESOME... :(
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tania From: tania Date: October 7th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love the apply sticker idea. The other day I found a 'Quality tested by JO7' sticker on my butt. I suppose aside from being about stickers the two anecdotes aren't really related, but I've been looking for an opening to share that one and yours is the best so far. (This sentence is beginning to sound dirty... :( )

Also, deep admiration for your ghost-train-nut-punch. I will probably never get to fulfil this item on my list because now that I WANT some random jerk to grope me so I have an excuse, it'll never happen.
stokerbramwell From: stokerbramwell Date: October 7th, 2008 03:49 am (UTC) (Link)
What's so lame about marriage? It's fun. ;D
tania From: tania Date: October 7th, 2008 03:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Eh, among my age group you're generally considered insane if marriage is one of your life plans when you're in your 20's. Dunno why... pendulum effect, I suppose. Everyone was expected to marry in generations past; now it seems like there's been a reaction for the sake of one, and you're old-fashioned if you want the marriage and kids dealie.
stokerbramwell From: stokerbramwell Date: October 7th, 2008 04:33 am (UTC) (Link)
True, true.

Heh, I got married five days before I turned 24...I wonder what that says about me? XD
tania From: tania Date: October 7th, 2008 04:56 am (UTC) (Link)
From what I've gathered it sounds like you and your partner are brilliantly well-matched and that you were fortunate enough to each find another person who wanted the same life, on the same timetable. You are very lucky. :)
stokerbramwell From: stokerbramwell Date: October 7th, 2008 05:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, we were pretty lucky...I don't think there's anyone else in the world that would put up with us. ;D
rainbow_gash From: rainbow_gash Date: October 7th, 2008 08:09 am (UTC) (Link)
As long as it gets youtubed, I'd be willing to volunteer to be KICKED IN THE GROIN, because I'm an attention whore, and everyone loves pain when it happens to someone else. :D
tania From: tania Date: October 7th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ahh, but are you deserving? The item in question specifies 'deserving'. (When it comes to this list I'm going to be a stickler, and am already beginning to regret my slapdash wording of a couple of these.) ;)
whyrl From: whyrl Date: October 7th, 2008 09:13 am (UTC) (Link)
NASA's launch schedule says there's going to be a shuttle launch in the week after I'm definitely in Florida. I haven't figured out what I'm doing for the final two weeks of my trip, so I'm tossing up whether I can spend another week in Florida. It'd be silly not to go and see a shuttle launch if I can!
11 have fought ~ fight the power!