25 things to do before you die
If you’ve never tried skinny dipping—never felt the thrill of illicit fun and the wonder of cool water on every square inch of your exposed skin—then this is the perfect opportunity. If you have, then why not experience it one last time? Either way, dive on in.
What better time to eat as much as you can hold of the foods that comfort you and help you recall better days? No need to worry about those extra calories now.
Take the leap
Go skydiving or bungee jumping. Any death-defying adventure you found too scary before may be less frightening now. After all, if your parachute fails to open or the bungee cord breaks, you’ll only be checking out a few days early.
Grab some bling
Go to Tiffany's (or the most hoity-toity jewelry store in town) and try on mega-expensive bracelets, rings and pendants. Sample the priciest pieces available, put them against your skin, and see how nicely you sparkle.
Learn to fly
You don’t have to be Superman or Peter Pan to realize your dream of flying sans airplane. Just head over to the nearest indoor-skydiving facility and suit up. The vertical wind tunnel will keep you aloft and even make it possible for you to perform acrobatics in mid-air.
Take a spin
Go to a dealership that sells expensive automobiles (Jaguar, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Rolls Royce) and test drive your dream car. When the salesperson isn't looking, have a friend take a photo that you can post online for posterity.
Do the thing that everyone talks about doing but no one ever does—like elevator sex. Just make sure you're both wearing easy-to-manage clothing and there's no security camera. If there is, wear a mask.
Stay home from work, ignore all your obligations, and indulge in a self-designed marathon of your favorite movies, TV series or video games. It may be too late for you to do great things with your life, but you can still have fun. Don't shower, and eat only popcorn.
Change your approach
Do something that scares you. There’s no reason to hold back now. Try stand-up comedy, sign up for an open-mic night at your favorite bar, or ask the sexiest person you know for a date. When faced with your imminent demise, what’s the worst that could happen if you break out of your comfort zone?
Raise a glass
Pick up a couple of cheap champagne flutes and chill a bottle of bubbly. Just before you go to bed on December 21, drink a toast to your past and your future (whatever it may be), and then smash the glasses in the fireplace. You won’t have to clean up unless tomorrow actually comes.