I’ve put together a little list of absolutely fabulous, fun, naughty, and neat things to do before you get too old. Some of these items might put you in danger of jail time, but that just adds to the thrill!
Brazilian Carnival – The Biggest Party on Earth
Carnival in Rio
Each year, people from all over the world descend upon Rio de Janeiro for festivities lasting four days and four nights. Carnival is the Brazilian version of Mardi Gras.
Vibrant, full-color photographs come to life before your eyes, capturing the unique pageantry and euphoria of the world’s largest party. In the middle of the throbbing madness of Rio’s samba you suddenly wake up and feel the astonishment of life. The visual and physical awakening is what it really means to be alive.
Join A Flash Mob
Flash mobs have become a worldwide phenomena in which a large group of unrelated people all converge in one place, perform an unusual action for a short time, and disburse again. Flash Mobs were invented in 2003 in Manhattan, but they can now be found in almost every city in the world. To illustrate the scale and awesomeness of flash mobs, in 2006 the London Underground was overtaken by 4,000 people who all silently danced to their iPods.
Go To A Film Premiere
This one is an easy task for most people living in California, but not so easy for people in other countries. But it is worth the airfare to get to a premiere if you can afford it. I was fortunate enough to attend a few premieres years ago in Toronto at festivals and they were always fantastic – you definitely must do this at least once.
Paint Some Graffiti
It is possible that many of you will have already performed this task, but for those who haven’t (myself included), why not give it a shot? All you are going to cost someone is the time cleaning up after you. Pick a nice clean spot and go to town with spray paint. Be careful not to put anything that will lead the cops to your door. For added points, try to graffiti in a nearly impossible to reach spot – you are more likely to leave a permanent mark that way.
Fly A Plane
You might need to save money for a while as lessons can be costly, but the skill, sense of accomplishment and milestone reached is well worth the price in my eyes. If you do decide to give it a go, I would recommend that you tell your family how much you love them and leave a will first. KIDDING!
Hang Your Art In A Gallery
This one may be a little risky, but it is worth it for the kudos you will get from your friends and family. First off you need to paint yourself a piece of art; it doesn’t matter whether you can draw or not – most modern art is unrecognizable anyway. Once your painting is dry, sneak it in to the fanciest art gallery you can find and tape it up on the wall. If you want to go for a special extra touch, you can make your own wall plaque to hang beneath it – and include a price tag. Who knows, you may be discovered!
I’m joking! This is one I’ve done, LEGITIMATELY. Try your hand at art and surpass your own mentally imposed stereotypes that you are not “an artist.”
Stay In The Best Suite
This is something you have to do at least once in your life. Save up some money and book a night at the poshest hotel in your city – and book the most expensive suite. While you are there make sure you saved enough cash to tip well and to enjoy all of the benefits of the hotel – like fabulous food, massages, pool, and spa. There is nothing grander than waking up in a magnificent penthouse suite with you as the Emperor or Princess. Just remember, if you steal the bathrobes you may find an unexpected bill turning up on your credit card the following month.
Participate in a Police Lineup
If you volunteer at your local cop shop you can often be invited to participate in a lineup. Doing so can be fun. If you do get to appear in a lineup, be sure you didn’t commit the crime! Wear something fun like a tee-shirt that says “I did it” and be sure to look shifty. If you accidentally get picked as the perp, you might want to check out the Top 10 Prison Survival Tips.
Disclaimer: Don’t blame me if you’re ID’ed for a crime. If they pick you, you’re basically screwed.
We live in a fast paced society where gadgets exist for virtually every task – but occasionally you find that nothing exists to do exactly what you want to do. Instead of ranting and raving, why not try your hand at inventing it? It can take months – even years – to invent something, but if you have a good idea, it is worth the effort. Just remember, as soon as you have completed your invention, patent it and give it a truly awesome name. Who knows, you may even get rich off the idea.