Here is the list of 100 things I want to do before I die. A bucket list that I created at the started of my Happiness Project and have been adding to (and slowly completing) over the course of this amazing year. For personal (and embarrassing) reasons, I have omitted one point that I have completed from my list. Let’s call it a “mystery item” that may one day be revealed.

What do you want to do before you die?

– Daniel

  1. Get a tattoo
  2. Go to San Diego Comic-Con
  3. Go to China
  4. Go to Alaska
  5. Go to India for Holi
  6. Perform a song in public
  7. Fall in love
  8. Write a book
  9. Hunt an animal and sustain myself with it
  10. Help build a house
  11. Go skinny dipping
  12. Go surfing
  13. Learn how to longboard
  14. Go sand boarding
  15. Play ukulele on a beach in Hawaii
  16. Ride a mechanical bull
  17. Donate a large amount of money to a charity (do it on my wedding day?)
  18. Meet Jason Reeves, Lights, and James Taylor
  19. Walk into a building and be completely awestruck (Hagia Sophia)
  20. Learn Kung Fu
  21. Learn Krav Maga (studying under Robert Ferreira)
  22. Get married
  23. Complete a “Happiness Project” (due March 16, 2013)
  24. Be in a zombie movie
  25. Spend a night in Wadi Rum
  26. See a camel spider (anything in the Solifugae order) in the wild
  27. Meet Bear Grylls
  28. Thank The Buried Life and Gretchen Rubin
  29. Go skydiving
  30. Inspire someone with my writing
  31. Road trip to a restaurant (Harold and Kumar style) for that “special meal”
  32. Jump off a cliff into the ocean
  33. Climb the Four Sacred Mountains of Buddhism
  34. Become a father
  35. Do a handstand at a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Petra)
  36. Do a handstand pushup
  37. Scuba dive with whale sharks
  38. Make a significant contribution to archaeological discourse
  39. Scream at the top of my lungs from the top of a sand dune
  40. Shoot an AK47 in the desert
  41. Learn how to speak Chinese
  42. Watch a fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas
  43. Play laser tag inside the ROM
  44. Drive along the coast in California and stop at a beach 
  45. Tour the Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit filming locations in New Zealand
  46. See the Nazca lines from a plane
  47. Become a certified SCUBA diver
  48. Visit Angkor Wat
  49. Go to Disney World
  50. Make a giant Rube Goldberg machine
  51. Eat food out of a chuck wagon with ranchers
  52. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
  53. Visit Deadwood and Tombstone
  54. Celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans and witness the police shutting everything down
  55. Participate in Tamatina in Spain
  56. Throw a stick into a tree like my dad
  57. Learn how to play the banjo
  58. Take an outdoor skills/bushcraft course
  59. Be a best man at a wedding
  60. Grow kick-ass/respectable facial hair
  61. Feel true and unrestrained happiness
  62. Make fire!
  63. Mystery item
  64. Make it rain!
  65. Go to survival school
  66. Own a Venus flytrap
  67. Win a “man vs food” scenario at a restaurant
  68. Eat at a Las Vegas buffet
  69. Take a photo at Angel’s Knoll Park
  70. Host my own TV series
  71. Be in a fight
  72. Try karaoke
  73. Own property