The List

ALEXANDRA HALLAM’S
LIST OF THINGS TO DO BEFORE SHE DIES

  • Write (and have published) at least one novel.
  • On that same train of thought, win at least one NaNoWriMo. (EDIT: COMPLETED!! November 30, 2008!!)
  • Travel to:
– Sao Paulo, Brazil.
-New York, USA; Rio, Brazil; London, England – So I can come back and sing “I Still Call Australia Home” and actually mean it :D
– France
– Italy
– UK
– USA (EDIT: I went to the USA for the first time on the 29th of June, 2012. Minus several days in Canada, I was there until the 17th of July!)
  • Learn all the words to “Word Disassociation” by Lemon Demon :D – because, come on, it’d be totally awesome!
  • Learn all the words to “Come On Eileen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners – because whenever I hear it, I want to sing along, but can only go kind of like, “Neh neh neh… neh neh neh-neh-neh…” haha
  • Have a song written about me, for me, or inspired by me – because you could probably win my heart like that. (EDIT: Chris wrote me a song, November 12th, 2008, because he’s adorable like that :D Yet to hear it performed :P )(Edit#2: Andrew Trimmer wrote a song for me which I can actually listen to! I heard it for the first time 27/9/11 :D)
  • Be depicted as art; painted, drawn, photographed… anything artistic and awesome that you can hand to me and I can hang on my wall (EDIT: I was in a photo shoot for Alana, for one of her trade school assignments. Also, it’s being entered in a COMPETITION, so if that’s not art, I don’t know WHAT is! 13/6/2011)
  • Meet JKRowling – have you read Harry Potter?
  • Meet Matt Lewis – because I’m a fangirl, pretty much. And he seems like a nice guy :)
  • Have someone make me a mixtape – because I think that is one of the most romantic gifts ever.
  • Read a hell of a lot of books. (Hard to gauge, but I now keep a list of every book I read)
  • Win a game of solitaire in 45 seconds or less. EDIT: Completed, Sunday, 19th October, 2008, 10:40 AM AEDST (My current record (19/3/2010) is THIRTY-THREE SECONDS)

ADDITIONS:

  • Have at least one white Christmas
  • Go to Platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross in London
  • Buy a bunch of flowers and give single flowers out to strangers
  • Go to a masquerade ball XD
  • Go out on The Edge at the Sky Deck at Eureka Tower (EDIT: COMPLETED! Sunday the thirteenth of December in the year two thousand and nine, with the House Too Cool to Be Awesome, Rhi Bezzina and Ben and Chris Underwood ^_^ )
  • Go to a Melbourne Cup
  • Go in a hot air balloon
  • Go everywhere mentioned on a British Monopoly board
  • Go on an epic near-spontaneous roadtrip with a friend
  • Donate blood (COMPLETED!!! 16/7/2011 – With the lovely Charlotte Squires)
  • Have my fortune told by a professional, to see if it will come true.
  • Go to Watergardens with Alana. Because after more than a year of saying that we were going to, and it still not happening, there needs to be more incentive :P (EDIT: COMPLETED!!! A lovely day shopping on Sunday the fourth of July, 2010)
  • Meet Kaylee Marie Hohmann (EDIT: COMPLETED! Kaylee and I met on July 9, 2012, and it was a super fun day and neither of us were murderers.)
  • Write a musical radio drama
  • Eat broccoflower with cheese with Alana. (EDIT: COMPLETED! Eaten on Saturday the 8th of May, 2010, thanks to Pat’s lookout from the inside :D )
  • Learn to swing dance with Tim.

ADDED BY ALANA:

  • Learn to ride a bike properly and go for a ride with Alana
  • Go to the Geelong Smorgies’ and pig out! (EDIT: The Geelong Smorgies is closed. Apparently there’s one in Melbourne, though?)

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