Happy 40th birthday to me! And in honor of turning 40, I have created a list of 40 things I wan to accomplish or experience in the next year.

  1. attend Pride in a new city
  2. see a bullfight
  3. take a classic road trip
  4. clean out my garage
  5. convert video tapes to DVD
  6. go to the Del Mar horse races
  7. find and play on park swings
  8. fly a kite
  9. get a merman tattoo
  10. go sailing
  11. go to a beach bonfire
  12. have a “hand-craft holiday ornaments” party
  13. take a hot air balloon ride
  14. kayak La Jolla cove
  15. learn a magic trick
  16. make a birthday calendar
  17. play a song on the guitar
  18. purchase an original piece of art
  19. ride a bus
  20. ride a roller coaster
  21. ride Amtrak
  22. ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles on a bike
  23. ride the Palm Springs tram
  24. rock climb at Joshua Tree
  25. rollerblade the Silver Strand
  26. run a marathon
  27. experience the San Diego ghost tour
  28. see all five best picture nominees
  29. snow ski
  30. spend an afternoon in my hammock
  31. enjoy the stage trifecta: Old Globe, LJ Playhouse, Civic Theater
  32. swim naked in the ocean
  33. throw a clay pot
  34. try a trapeze class
  35. use my passport
  36. volunteer 40 hours
  37. wear a tuxedo
  38. paint my bedroom
  39. enjoy a picnic in Balboa Park
  40. write another play

That’s it. How hard can it be to accomplish all of these things? Wish me luck, and be sure that I will keep blogging about each of these things as I complete them!

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