11/07/2009

My Bucket List...

Yes, I was inspired by the movie. No, I didn't see it. Yes, I'm that good...

After the movie The Bucket List was released, I made two decisions. One, I would no longer classify a movie as "good" just because Jack Nicholson or Morgan Freeman was in it. (Double for Rob Reiner's involvement.) And two, I would do my best to write down and keep track of some things I deeply desire to see or experience as a part of really taking advantage of the life God has given me, you know, before I kick the bucket.

I'm kind of surprised that I haven't posted on this before.

But anyway, I'd like to post some of them here. I can't post all, as some of them are a little too personal. But I'd still love to share some of them. I'll share the one I've already accomplished! Here we go...

1) Travel to the following places (in no particular order): London, Ireland, Gettysburg, Philadelphia, Italy, Australia, China, Kenya, Israel, (the list keeps getting added to)...

2) Run a half-Marathon...

3) Own (and, of course, wear) a very nice tailored suit...

4) Fire a cannon...

5) Ride a bicycle to work...

7) Spend the night in the Plaza Hotel in NYC (and reenact parts of Home Alone 2)...

8) Attend a Green Bay Packers game at Lambeau Field...

9) Steal a pair of bowling shoes from a bowling alley... DONE!!!

10) See U2 in concert live...

11) Visit the Library of Congress and sit and read...

12) Learn to play Linus and Lucy on the piano...

13) Drive a monster truck...

14) Appear as a character in a comic book...

15) Attend the Sundance, Tribecca, and Butt-numb-a-thon FIlm Festivals...

16) Sing and play guitar onstage in a really big and/or historic venue (like the Ryman Auditorium)...

16) Write a book...



That's all I've got so far! Looks like I've got a lot of work to do, and you can bet I'm still adding to the list as time goes on. Do you have anything that you deeply want to do before you kick the bucket? Maybe I'll steal an idea from you...

2 comments:

Julie Hibbard said...

May I encourage you to write a list of things you HAVE done? I know you have done a LOT of things that are great, incredible, fabulous, adventurous.
I had written a ton of "bucket" type lists which had me feeling like I'd been sitting around doing nothing. When I started the first list of amazing accomplishments, I felt so empowered to keep going...
Mine included having had dinner on the Eiffel Tower and helicoptering over the Swiss Alps and riding in a Gondola in Venice and standing on the top floor of the World Trade Center.
Sometimes it's easier to WISH for things we want to do...but, I think, FAR more rewarding to look at all the magnificent things we have already done.
Just a thought..
:)

Rick said...

Rent the movie and watch to see if there's anything you'd add/subtract or re-think about your list. #justsaying