Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Before I die...

I've never formalized a bucket list, but it seems like an appropriate birthday to do so. So here it is:

1. Before I die, there are places I'd like to visit:
  • My remaining US states (Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington)
  • Australia, maybe New Zealand, China (Great Wall, Forbidden City), see Mt. Everest, Tibet, Moscow (maybe ride a train from Europe or take the Trans-Siberian express to China), India (Taj Mahal especially), Egypt, Netherlands, see the Amazon, maybe some Inca ruins, and go back to a lot of places I've already been.
2. Things I'd like to do
  • Run another marathon, maybe the Boston Marathon (laying aside an old goal to break a 5 minute mile, not sure I'll make a triathlon in Hawaii)
  • Finish a novel
  • Be able to play Liebestraum, Rondo Capriccioso, Clair de Lune on the piano 
  • Write something(s) that captures everything I think I know (maybe wait till after I'm dead to publish it)
  • Go on a safari in Africa
  • Paint something worth framing
3. Things I want to understand
  • Get to fluency in Spanish
  • Schroedinger's equation and a lot of quantum mechanics, special and general relativity 
  • Finish going through my physics, calculus, and chemistry books, maybe push beyond them...

1 comment:

Martin LaBar said...

Some ambitious goals.

Happy birthday.