102 Things Life List for Marissa Huber as of 4.1.13.

  1. Drive cross-country with Mike round trip.
  2. Skydive. 2000 with Heather in Indiana.
  3. Have children. Henry in 2013!
  4. Become fluent enough in Spanish enough to understand and hold a conversation with someone2012 Spanish tutoring with Erika resulted in basic conversational fluency with our tutor! 2016 lots of practice at work. Love it.
  5. Do an immersion program in a Spanish-speaking country. Working for a Spanish language TV station for a year!
  6. Attend a surf camp in Costa Rica.
  7. Become an illustrator / watercolor artist! Considering it accomplished with illustrations for Manos del Uruguay, CWD and showing art in Bloomington!
  8. Buy a house. Refurbish a house. Own a washer and dryer!
  9. Illustrate a cookbook.
  10. Sell illustration prints and originals in an online shop. October 2012.
  11. Rock climb outdoors.
  12. Shoot a shotgun.
  13. Read Don Quixote, one of my brother’s favorite books.
  14. Paint a self-portrait.
  15. Catch a fish and eat it.
  16. Go on a hot air balloon ride with a loved one.
  17. Walk across the Ben Franklin Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge while I live on the East Coast.
  18. Live abroad for a season, a summer or a year.
  19. Bake an exquisite French baguette!
  20. Leave an unexpected $100 tip for a well deserving waiter or waitress one day.
  21. Be one of those people who reads the newspaper daily.
  22. Mentor a young person. Be a mentee!
  23. Participate in some type of race, triathlon, soapbox derby, or Tough Mudder once. Participated in the 4 mile Out and Back Party Run April 2012!
  24. Make meditation a part of my life.
  25. Eat breakfast at my house before work, and stop rushing every day.
  26. Ice skating in Central Park.
  27. Learn to finally ollie on a skateboard.
  28. Teach my future kid to walk on stilts and go on a pogo stick.
  29. Rent a convertible and drive up the PCH from LA to Seattle.
  30. Have a garden and grow vegetables.
  31. Live near my parents again for some time.  2015 Moved back to Florida
  32. Fulfill my promise to my cousin Cara to take her on a trip when she turned 21. Key West, 2009.
  33. Be in a skit, preferably for a ridiculous fake commercial for an “As Seen On TV” type of product.
  34. Have a monthly advice column à la Dear Prudence.
  35. Visit Yosemite National Park and the Redwood Forest.
  36. Build a day bed from scratch with Mike.
  37. Visit Niagara Falls.
  38. Go into a zero gravity chamber.
  39. Visit my family in the Philippines again.
  40. Visit Watkins Glen State Park, NY.
  41. Take an upholstery class.
  42. Kayak at sunrise.
  43. Camp out in Pennsylvania’s own dark sky park Cherry Springs State Park.
  44. Go white water rafting and tubing.
  45. Build a giant, larger than life, two room indoor fort with some of my favorite kids.
  46. Build a headboard.
  47. Re-upholster a sofa by hand, and then have to leave it in Indiana since it wouldn’t fit in the moving truck.
  48. Write a book (besides the “chapter book” in your pink Lisa Frank notebook you write in fifth grade). Children’s book or otherwise.
  49. Attend a lantern festival and release one.
  50. Take a tap dancing class.
  51. Own an in ground trampoline one day to relive my youth.
  52. Visit the Gadds in Sweden for at least 3 weeks.
  53. Live abroad for a year.
  54. Find a reason to own a Native American headdress. Created feather headbands and pilgrim hats for 20 people on Thanksgiving 2014.
  55. Be in a parade and wear an amazingly tacky outfit.  Homecoming parade in a blue sequin dress in 1996.
  56. Continue my love of hats and start an official collection.
  57. Try out for a TV show. 2012. Try out again and compete in The Amazing Race with Helena and try not to cry too much or get dysentery on national television.
  58. Travel to Hawaii with my mom and see where she, Aunt Marty and Larry went to college.
  59. Road trip with mom from Vegas to Indiana. 2002 complete with speeding ticket!
  60. Win $1000 and walk away on Roulette with my brother-in-law Todd and Amaretto Sours.
  61. Be a fun and crazy aunt for my nephews and nieces.
  62. Go on trips with my best friends.
  63. Have a Huber side family reunion vacation in a huge rental house where nobody will get arrested.
  64. Go to Rhinebeck New York Sheep & Wool Festival. October 2012.
  65. Do yoga regularly.
  66. Helicopter ride.
  67. Visit Old Holland Paint Factory.
  68. See the Northern Lights or the Southern Lights.
  69. Visit the Grand Canyon.
  70. Start Ice Cream Friday for 2012, and tag on Twitter.
  71. Meet some of my internet friends in person, Susan and Shona especially! 2015 met art friends in Philly. 2016 met friends in Miami!
  72. Read the biographies of Julia Childs, Benjamin Franklin, Ghandi and John Adams.
  73. Create fabric patterns and sell them. Silkscreen and print on fabric!
  74. Start a scholarship. Mom and Dad started a memorial fund for Andrew in 2005 through Broward Education Foundation.  Donate money to Andrew’s Scholarship fund regularly when I am able to.
  75. Finish knitting my Demi Sweater!
  76. Host a Thanksgiving and learn to make Aunt Marty’s famous rolls.
  77. Interview my parents. Get their life stories. Type it out and bind it.
  78. Track down the family trees on my American and Filipino sides. Work with my cousins and relatives on this.
  79. Make sure my mom and dad know exactly how much I love them. Without one ounce of doubt.
  80. Pull my future kids out of school one day for a personal holiday. Establish a personal holiday for myself – an annual day where I can do whatever I damn well please! Encourage Mike to have his own too.
  81. Convince Daniel and Sandra to send Norah to live with us one summer in America! Send mine to live with them in Sweden.
  82. Host an exchange student.
  83. Foster a child.
  84. Have five dogs in my lifetime.
  85. Wake up in the middle of the night to watch a lunar eclipse like my mom did when we were kids.
  86. Watch a meteor shower and have a night picnic. Hosted one while an RA in college on the dorm roof.
  87. Start an interior design business with Ann! 2012
  88. Rapell off the side of a building or something else really high.
  89. Volunteer for an organization and make a tangible difference in the daily lives of others. (Heifer, Kiva, mentoring, etc).
  90. Embroider a portrait of Ron Effing Swanson.
  91. Buy myself a pretty topaz ring, my November birthstone.
  92. Create a signature cocktail.
  93. Have a wood-shop and make sure I can use every tool we own.
  94. Take Mike back to Italy for a summer in his beloved Florence.
  95. Invest in a restaurant or business that I believe in. Work the front counter.
  96. Purchase a real wood croquet set and use it often in my backyard. Re-initiate the college rules of drink in one hand and personal calls of triumph when one scores.
  97. Finally use the beautiful panel Mike made for me to paint a still life.
  98. Take some culinary classes or pastry / bread baking classes.
  99. Take a dip in natural springs.
  100. Work as a residential interior designer one day. 2013 – 2015 Started a design consulting business with Ann!
  101. Try to do something every week (let’s be realistic here) that scares me, that makes me a better person, and that is just plain ridiculous or fun.
  102. Have a pomegranate and fig tree one day. And grapefruit tree. You know, since all of those places surely grow in the same climate…

3 thoughts on “Life List

  1. Hi Chica! these are awesome – so pleased to see a sprinkling of overlap between your list and mine. I am going to write down some of mine starting with the ones I’ve completed – finding, marrying, and being with “the one”, eating at a Waffle House, milking a cow, and dressing a giant plastic sumo suit and going 3 rounds of sumo (also danced in it, but that was a last minute plus).

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