Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Project 366 Things: Begins

So here's the deal: I'm not going to travel the world. Frankly, I think most governments worldwide should be throwing a party to celebrate this fact. I can't travel because I work. I work awkward shift hours, and I like sleeping and socialising, I'm pretty much obsessed with my home town of Limerick, and to be straight with you - I'm comfortable with all of these things.

The problem (or the rub, if you will), is that travelling's a pretty cool thing to do. It teaches you stuff about yourself, opens you to new experiences, new cultures, provides you with hilarious anecdotes and gives you a healthy Irish tan (you know the one - pasty under the shirt, but kind of bronze everywhere else). And for all of the above reasons, I'm still not doing it.

Now, this concerns me, because I'm the kind of person who's likely to fall into a rut. I've watched Friends, Two and a Half Men, Scrubs and Star Trek so many times I could nearly recite them to you. I live my spare moments in a coffee shop where I know the staff by their first names. I bought health insurance. So not only am I not doing all that cool stuff, but I'm also slowly decaying into an old man at the ripe age of 25. It musn't be so...

This is where the project comes in. This is also where I need your help...

I've started a list of 366 Things to do over the course of one year and one day. Achievable goals that can be completed in less than 24 hours, and only things that I've never done before. At the time of writing (yep - now, as in, right now) I have 128 Things on the list. They vary from flying a plane to eating a raw egg; fighting a boxing match to jumping out of a moving car. Some are ridiculous and will mean nothing to anyone else but me, and some of them are hilarious and you'll get a kick out of them. Thing is - as any mathematician or six year old will tell you - 128 Things is not 366 Things.

I need ideas. I need your ideas. Help?

All and any help welcome, but bear in mind, it has to be legal, it has to be achievable, it has to be something I've never done before and I only have 24 hours to do it.

So what you think? Can you help?

Go on... I'll be your friend...


  1. Borrow a friends shoes and literally walk a mile in them :)

  2. Dan you need to post your 128 things so people can get an idea of what you're thinking and also avoid suggesting the same thing

  3. Hello I want to send you a song ..to learn Then my daughter pole dance teacher will teach you some sexy moves..then we dress you in drag ..then you sing song as you dance (on pole,of course) in gay bar and the piece de resistance..we invite Tg4 or Tv3 to film you-
    I think what you are doing is awesome ...fun fun fun and will bring you great fame.
    I also think on a serious note to get all your followers to focus with you on web cam or you tube on a night of your choice , every week to see if we can send out enough energy to bring wealth health happiness to Ireland..The land of saints scholars and guys from Parteen.
    It was done in states to reduce crime- Check out the scientific studies...it worked.
    Love what you are about -
    Blessings on you and yours !
    Realta O Brien

  4. Love your project - just spotted this and thought of you!

    Best of Luck
    Fiach McHugh