Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bucket List

I found this list on somebody's Facebook page, and as I started reading through it, I realized that I've actually done quite a few things on the list. Does this mean I'm near to "kicking the bucket"? I certainly hope not!

Anyway, so the list is as follows, with items I've done marked with an "X" and items I have not listed with a zero:

(0) Gone on a blind date (Somehow I've never done this. My wife'd be miffed if I tried to do that now, too ... so this will have to be left undone.)
(X) Skipped school (don't let my kids see this!)
(0) Watched someone die (I'm going to mark this "no", even though I've seen people die on video -- disturbing)
(X) Been to Canada
(X) Been to Mexico
(0) Been to Florida
(X) Been to Hawaii
(X) Flown in a plane
(0) Flown in a helicopter
(X) Been lost
(X) Gone to Washington, DC
(X) Swam in the ocean
(X) Cried yourself to sleep (oh, those teenage years ...)
(X) Played cops and robbers (oh, those pre-teen years ...)
(X) Recently colored with crayons (with my kids, okay?)
(X) Sang Karaoke (ditto, and I don't like it)
(X) Paid for a meal with coins only (once bought pizza with pennies)
(0) Been to the top of the St. Louis Arch
(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't
(X) Made prank phone calls
(0) Been down Bourbon Street in New Orleans
(X) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose & elsewhere (the nose, yes, but elsewhere? no, not really)
(X) Been to the top of a 100+ story building (the Empire State Building)
(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(0) Danced in the rain-naked (hmm ...)
(X) Been skinny-dipping (my parents owned a pool, okay?!)
(X) Written a letter to Santa Claus
(X) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(X) Watched the sunrise with someone
(X) Blown bubbles
(X) Gone ice-skating
(X) Gone to the movies
(0) Been deep sea fishing
(0) Driven across the United States
(0) Been in a hot air balloon
(0) Been sky diving (my wife forbids it ...)
(X) Gone snowmobiling
(0) Lived in more than one country
(X) Lay down outside at night and admired the stars while listening to the crickets
(X) Seen a falling star and made a wish
(X) Enjoyed the beauty of Old Faithful Geyser
(X) Seen the Statue of Liberty
(0) Gone to the top of Seattle Space Needle
(X) Been on a cruise
(X) Traveled by train (light rail counts, doesn't it?)
(0) Traveled by motorcycle
(X) Been horse back riding (as a kid ... it's been a LONG time)
(X) Ridden on a San Francisco CABLE CAR
(0) Been to Disney World
(X) Truly believe in the power of prayer
(0) Been in a rain forest
(0) Gone Scuba Diving
(X) Been to Niagara Falls (as a baby)
(0) Ridden on an elephant
(0) Swam with dolphins (technically, swimming in the ocean with dolphins nearby counts, I would think, but I'm marking this 0, as it wasn't deliberate)
(0) Been to the Olympics
(0) Walked on the Great Wall of China (REALLY want to do this one ...)
(0) Flown in a Glider (ditto)
(X) Been water-skiing (love it)
(X) Been snow-skiing (don't love it)
(X) Been to Westminster Abbey (awesome)
(0) Been to the Louvre
(0) Swam in the Mediterranean
(X) Been to a Major League Baseball game (go Dodgers!)
(0) Been to a National Football League game
(0) Been to the SuperBowl
(X) Been on television ("Go" for launch!)
(X) Stayed in a hotel by yourself (very restful)
(X) Had your name in the newspaper (helps to be from a small town ...)
(X) Have gone to a restaurant and eaten by yourself (very calming)
(X) Have gone to the movies by yourself (very peaceful)
(X) Kissed someone IN another country (love my wife!)
(X) Can speak another language, besides English (I'm marking this with an "X", as I can do minimal French)
(0) Have had knee surgery
(0) Have run a marathon

You know, some of these I actually intend to do someday. Some of the others I intend to skip. Knee surgery? Watch someone die?! Really? Don't think I want to. Even so, 47 out of 75 ain't bad, though (62.6%!). And I think I still have plenty of time!

1 comment:

Annalia said...

The St.Lois arch is only fun if you like disturbing heights and small, alien-looking elevators. Nice view though. :)
...however, it doesn't make my bucket list.

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