36before50 doesn’t have quite the same ring to it

Last evening Don and I had a rare (what with trying to be frugal and all that) date night – out for dinner at One Penny Red. Surprisingly it is only a short and very pleasant 25 minute walk from ThePalace(OfLove). We were seated out on the terrace, the weather was lovely, the food and service excellent. Just what we needed (especially after the evil ex-spot scare).

Over dinner we were discussing my fallow 50before50 project and I came up with a few more things I’d like to do before I hit the big milestone. I noted them down on my phone and when I went back this morning to add another thing and … they were all gone (note to self – hit “done” before exiting).

I’ve managed to reconstruct (I think) what I had:

  1. Ride bike to and from work (on one day)
  2. Make a piece of jewellery
  3. Complete an edx or coursera course
  4. Cook something ridiculously complex
  5. Make a sourdough loaf
  6. Make a piece of furniture
  7. Solder something
  8. Go indoor climbing
  9. Make something from clay
  10. Read something long and challenging

Holy!Goodness! 14 items to get to 50.

Coming up with this list is quite a bit harder than you’d think. At this rate I’ll actually be 50 by the time I complete the list. At the very least I need to print the list out so I can get to work.

2 thoughts on “36before50 doesn’t have quite the same ring to it

    • We are of the same mind!

      I think I carried War and Peace around (well not literally carried) for well over 15 years with all good intentions, but never made it past the first two pages. I think I would prefer in on the kindle where I can bump the typeface up super-big.

      Don suggested Infinite Jest or Gravity’s Rainbow – I said I would probably die pretty quickly from excessive eye rolling.

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