Not To Be Confused With the Grocery Lists : Blog Of The Nation Who doesn't love a list? Top Ten lists, to do lists, here at the show we have a topic list -- they're handy and gratifying. There's nothing better then checking off anything from "eggplant" to "water the plants." List-o-philia has gotten a little ...
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Who doesn't love a list? Top Ten lists, to do lists, here at the show we have a topic list — they're handy and gratifying. There's nothing better then checking off anything from "eggplant" to "water the plants." List-o-philia has gotten a little more ambitious lately, with more and more people making Life Lists: things to do before you die. This could be really depressing, but it appears that many people find it quite inspiring. I'll share a couple of things — from the sublime to the ridiculous — from my Life List:

#36 Learn good knife skills. Like on last week's Top Chef!! (Not like Casey though. More like Sara.)
#42 Read Anna Karenina in Russian. At least some of it. Maybe just that first line.
#12 Learn to ride a bike!*
...and one I've been working on, and have now checked off
#4 Learn to swim.*

Your turn. What's on your list?

*I know it seems like my parents were Communists or something, but somehow I missed out on these things, and still had an idyllic upbringing. Go figure.