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The Lifetime List

Twenty things I’d like to do in my life… and when I did them. In some cases, I’ve indicated an earlier wish that has since been updated.

  1. Earn my master’s degree
  2. Earn my PhD — Don’t know if I’ll ever do this
  3. Live in Germany — 9/2007 to 9/2009
  4. Run a marathon — 9/28/2008, Berlin Marathon
  5. Visit 100 countries (see list below)
  6. Visit 50 states and the District of Columbia (see list below)
  7. Speak German fluently
  8. Own a Weimeraner, no, a Vizsla — Rowdy, adopted 4/2011
  9. Own a Pontiac Firebird, no, a C3 Chevy Corvette
  10. Read the unabridged version of Les Miserables
  11. Take a picture once a day for a 365 days
  12. Publish a collection of poetry (mine and my friends’ work?)
  13. See an aurora borealis in person

Countries Visited

  1. United States
  2. Hungary
  3. Romania
  4. Austria
  5. Switzerland
  6. Lichtenstein
  7. Germany
  8. Luxemburg
  9. Belgium
  10. France
  11. The Netherlands
  12. England
  13. Poland
  14. Italy
  15. The Czech Republic
  16. Mexico

States Visited

  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona
  4. Arkansas
  5. >California
  6. Colorado
  7. Connecticut
  8. Delaware
  9. District of Columbia
  10. Florida
  11. Georgia
  12. Hawaii
  13. Idaho
  14. Illinois
  15. Indiana
  16. Iowa
  17. Kansas
  18. Kentucky
  19. Louisiana
  20. Maine
  21. Maryland
  22. Massachusetts
  23. Michigan
  24. Minnesota
  25. Mississippi
  26. Missouri
  27. Montana
  28. Nebraska
  29. Nevada
  30. New Hampshire
  31. New Jersey
  32. New Mexico
  33. New York
  34. North Carolina
  35. North Dakota
  36. Ohio
  37. Oklahoma
  38. Oregon
  39. Pennsylvania
  40. Rhode Island
  41. South Carolina
  42. South Dakota
  43. >Tennessee
  44. Texas
  45. Utah
  46. Vermont
  47. Virginia
  48. Washington
  49. West Virginia
  50. Wisconsin
  51. Wyoming