The Life List

Own a house that’s big enough to have my entire family over for the holidays.

Become a mother. February 5, 2015 Riley Charles gave me a new title

Throw the first pitch at a Dodger’s game (or just go on the field). June 28, 2010

Get a hot stone massage. November 12, 2011. Pure bliss.

Dye/Highlight my hair. March 4th, 2012

Buy something off of QVC.

Get published in a nationally read magazine or newspaper.

Spend a weekend completely disconnected from the internet.

Pay off my car. August 14, 2016

Read 50 books in one year. 2013, the year of 50 books! Woo! 

Take a tap dancing class.

Do a boudoir photo shoot. July, 2017.


Make something out of all the movie tickets I’ve accumulated over the years.

Refurbish a piece of furniture.

Do a 365 project of some kind.

Visit all 50 states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada,  New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Go on a road trip without a plan.

Treat my parents to a vacation.

Visit the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Yellowstone.

Fly First or Business Class.


Have a signature food dish.  Blondie Bars, I’ve mastered them

Like red wine.

Drink a full glass/bottle/pint of beer.

 Eat pasta in Italy , have chocolate in Switzerland, drink a Guinness in Ireland.

Go vegetarian for a week.

Try caviar.

Open up a bottle of champagne by myself.

Take a cooking class.

Cover the bill to a meal with friends without telling them. March 10, 2013 & it was delightful

Throw an actual grown up dinner party.

Stomp grapes a la I Love Lucy and A Walk in the Clouds.



Meet all of my Top 5 list: (Keanu Reeves, Joshua Jackson, Craig David, Ryan Gosling and Rob Pattinson) finished with Keanu February 13th, 2011

Go to the Oscar’s (or the Golden Globes), preferably on the red carpet.

Be an extra in a movie or TV show (or the star? either works for me).

Get paid to watch movies.

See a show on Broadway.

Meet royalty.

Attend the opera.



  • Charisma

    I can help you with the ASL… I mean I’m not fluent by any stretch of the imagination, but I can get you started.

    I can also help w/ those New England states you need to check off your list. Come to MA and I can take you to VT, NH, ME and heck even RI all in the same day! lol Or make a long w/e trip out of it, whatevs.

  • Ice skating! You will have to come to Chicago for an all star lesson–although some of the best are already out in Cali! I’m no skating sensation, but I skated for about 8 years competitively in my youth and used to train with Evan Lysacek, Mr. Gold Medal. Heh. I love teaching people how to skate. Especially adults! You have to go sometime! Just take baby steps on the ice and keep your arms out. You’ll find your balance in no time! :)

  • Sara

    You haven’t been to Connecticut yet! I live here, come visit! :P

  • I want to comment on so many things!
    One, I can’t believe how many states you’ve been to!
    Two, do a 365 project. I started mine in February, thought it would be way more work than it really is. It isn’t as hard as I thought it would be!
    Three, I also want to go grape stomping!

  • So, I totally want to buy you a beer.

  • RiRi

    So how did you meet Ryan Gosling? So jealous.