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A little late, but I thought I’d post the playlist I made for my ridiculously long flight and subsequent bittersweet vacation in Hawaii…

Kissing – Bliss
Come Sail Away – Styx
Stay (Wasting Time) – Dave Matthews Band
Beautiful – Akon f. Colby O’Donis & Kardinal Offishall
Digital Love- Daft Punk
If We Ever Meet Again – Timbaland f. Katy Perry
Soak Up the Sun – Sheryl Crow
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
Forever – Chris Brown
Escape (The Pina Colada Song) – Rupert Holmes
All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow
Nothin on You – B.o.B f. Bruno Mars
Don’t Stop the Music – Rihanna
Send Me on My Way – Rusted Root
I Want to Break Free – Queen
Life is Wonderful – Jason Mraz
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – The Police
Gimme More – Britney Spears
Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble
Fantastic Voyage – Coolio
And She Said… – Lucas Prata
Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
Say Hey (I Love You) – Miachael Franti & Spearhead
Einstein on the Beach – Counting Crows
But U a Drink – T-Pain f. Young Joc
Hypnotize – Notorious B.I.G.
Outta My Head – Kylie Minogue
It’s Five O’Clock Somehwere – Alan Jackson
Fireflies – Owl City
Hot in Herre – Nelly
Forever Young – Alphaville
Sweat (A la la la Long) – Inner Circle
Sexy Lady – Young Berg
Say it Right – Nelly Furtado
Into the Night – Santana f. Chad Krueger
Shots – LMFAO and Lil Jon
The Great Escape – Boys Like Girls
Hey Baby – DJ Ortiz
Ching-a-Ling – Missy Elliott
My Chick Bad – Ludacris and Nicki Minaj
Hey, Soul Sister – Train
Kokomo – Beach Boys
Joy to the World – Three Dog Night
Stranded – Jennifer Paige
Tik Tok – Ke$ha
Island in the Sun – Weezer
(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To – Weezer
Rapture – Iio
Say Aah – Trey Songz f. Fabolous
Ooh La La – Goldfrapp
Wild World – Cat Stevens
Boys Boys Boys – Lady Gaga
Diva – Beyonce
All This Beauty – Cascada
Good Girls Go Bad – Cobra Starship f. Leighton Meister
Bubbly – Colbie Caillat
Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes – Jimmy Buffett
Here Comes Your Man – Meaghan Smith
Single Ladies – Beyonce
Rush – Aly & A.J.
She Wolf – Shakira
Break Your Heart – Taio Cruz f. Ludacris
Colorful – Rocco DeLuca f. the Burden
Lady – Styx
Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked – Cage the Elephant
Dancing in the Moonlight – Elvis Costello
Be OK – Ingrid Michaelson


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i just found a journal i made in 2002.

i made a list of 131 things i wanted to do before i died.

i have knocked off several, but have since had to remove some. for instance, walk on the field at yankee stadium.

here’s what is left, in no particular order:

* visit one of the 7 wonders
* see the aurora borealis
* take a mud bath
* smoke a cigar
* camp in Yellowstone
* ski the Rockies, Alps and in Aspen (all separate tasks)
* hike entire Appalachian Trail
* free a wild animal
* watch an execution (not sure I want to do that anymore)
* mark in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
* sew a quilt
* drive a boat
* climb a volcano
* visit Niagara Falls
* live in Europe
* interview a celebrity
* work for a magazine
* date a doctor
* date a celebrity
* bow before an emperor
* write a novel
* read War and Peace
* ride on a fire truck
* pull a fire alarm
* meet a world leader
* drive on the Autobaun
* swim in Lake Victoria (I don’t even know if you can do that??)
* achieve a 4.0 GPA (not sure that will ever happen)
* be in a music video
* meet Will Smith(not sure why this was so important at the time)
* make snow angels in Alaska
* visit Anne Frank’s grave
* climb to the top of the Statue of Liberty (how have I not done this already???)
* post-graduate degree
* squish grapes with my feet
* run with the bulls in Spain
* celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland
* celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mexico
* celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans
* photograph a Great White (seriously reconsidering this one!!)
* eat snow/ice from the North Pole
* work at a zoo
* coach
* teach
* fly a plane
* ice skate at Rockafellar
* see an opera
* meet a Prince hahahahaha
* play ice hockey
* cliff dive
* bungee jump
* be in a movie
* visit Italy
* streak
* graffiti a building
* build a house
* bash a window
* build a car
* race a car
* get into a fist fight (i must have been angry while writing some of these!)
* own a restaurant
* visit base camp at Everest
* visit the Nile River
* swim the English Channel
* pet a wild anaconda
* visit the Amazon
* pet a wild kangaroo
* dive the Great Barrier Reef
* swim with dolphins
* get married
* learn a foreign language
* drink vodka in Russia
* go back to the UK
* see the sunrise in Japan
* visit Mexico
* visit every state
* learn to snowboard

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For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.

Robert Louis Stevenson

L.A. Woman – The Doors
The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash – Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
Hotel California – The Eagles
Outta Space – Mellow Trax
Put Your Hands Up For Detroit – Fedde la Grande
The Ocean Breeze is Salty – Modest Mouse
Come Sail Away – Styx
Ghost Town – The Specials
Deport Them – Sean Paul f. Mr. Vegas & Wayne Wonder
Where the Streets Have No Name – U2
6th Avenue Heartache – The Wallfowers
Darkside of the Moon – Pink Floyd
Cold Desert – Kings of Leon
Pimpin All Over the World – Ludacris f. Bobby Valentino
Whole World – Outkast
Truckin – The Grateful Dead
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynard Skynard
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
Cowboy Take Me Away – Dixie Chicks
Lebanese Blonde – Thievery Corporation
American Boy – Estelle
Empire State of Mind – Jay Z f. Alicia Keys
All At Sea – Jamie Cullum
Guentenamera – performed by Buena Vista Social Club
House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf
Such Great Heights – performed by The Postal Service
Babylon – David Gray
Motorcycle Drive By – Third Eye Blind
Africa – Toto
Under the Bridge – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Amazon – M.I.A.
Angels on the Moon – Thriving Ivory
Everyday is a Winding Road – Sheryl Crow
These Boots Were Made for Walking – Nancy Sinatra
The Sweet Escape – Gwen Stefani f. Akon
The Space Between – Dave Matthews Band
Viva la Vida – Coldplay
Fantastic Voyage – Coolio
Chariot – Gavin Degraw
The Only Living Boy in New York – Simon and Garfunkel
You Found Me – The Fray
All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix
Diamons of Sierra Leone – Kanye West
Far Away – Nickelback
Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
Carolina in My Mind – James Taylor
American Woman – The Guess Who
Positively 4th Street – Bob Dylan
Drive – Incubus
Real World – Matchbox 20
Somewhere Only We Know – Jet
Holiday in Spain – Counting Crow
Vagabond – Wolfmother
The Great Escape – Boys Like Girls
Around the World – ATC
The Devil Went Down to Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band
Kokomo – The Beach Boys
Joy to the World – Three Dog Night
Shut Up and Drive – Rihanna
He Went to Paris – Jimmy Buffet
London Bridge – Fergie
Across the Universe – The Beatles
Walking on the Sun – Smashmouth
Winding Road – Bonnie Somerville
Wild World – Cat Stevens
Waking Up in Vegas – Katy Perry
Whenever, Wherever – Shakira
Bring On the Wonder – Susan Enan f. Sarah McLachlan
Downtown – Petula Clark
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Runaway – Linkin Park
New York Girls – Morningwood
Transylvanian Concubine – Rasputina
Last Train to Clarksville – The Monkees
California Dreaming – Mamas and Papas
Istanbul (not Constantinople) – performed by The Trevor Horn Orchestra
Wrong Way – Sublime
Travelin’ Band – CCR
Les Champs-Elysees – Joe Dassin

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