August 2nd, 2004

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Last night Matt and I went out for a couple beers. We started discussing things we want to accomplish before we die, and I realized I really don't have much of a list, and I ought to. I think there is only one thing I've already done. Here's what I came up with so far:
  • See Eddie Izzard Live
    • Bonus if I get to meet him and get autographs
  • Take my mobile home trip around the country
    • Grand Canyon
    • Niagra Falls
    • Redwood Forest
    • Los Angeles
    • New York City
    • Boston
    • New Orleans
    • San Francisco
  • Attend a World Rally Championship event
  • Go to a rave or other trance music/dj event thingy in Europe
  • Visit Ireland
That's all very travel-oriented, isn't it. Interesting.

That's all I've come up with so far. I mean, this is a real list of things I'm really trying to accomplish before I die, so it can't be too ridiculously long or unlikely. I think what I've got so far isn't unreasonable in terms of lifetime goals.

I've decided that the only way I'm ever going to make good money in the web design business is if I own my own business that uses a website to make money. I don't mean a business where I'm doing web design for someone. I mean something like a retail business with no physical location - just a website. It's possible to be a retail outlet and never actually handle the goods, meaning I don't need a physical location, meaning my overhead goes way down. I'd want to sell something I had some degree of interest in, something that has a lot of retail markup would be nice, and something that people are comfortable buying online. I could build the entire website myself. Now all I need is a good idea and an investor.

Meh. Got four hours of sleep. Feel kinda yukka.