Thursday, August 4, 2011

My Bucket List...

 I've been thinking about it all this last week.  I've been adding and I still may have somethings to add over time.  There may be some crazy and different things that might surprise some you you, but then maybe not.  But this is what I came up with....
1. Go canoeing

2. Go kayaking

3. Try rollerblading

4. Attend a traditional Greek Wedding (I mainly just want to see if they really do spit on the bride as she goes up the aisle.)

5. Get a henna tattoo

6. Go on a retreat that’s at least 4 days and at least 100 miles from home-- either spa or sports related.

7. Learn to speak Spanish

8. Brush up on my French

9. Write & Publish a book

10. Go horseback riding

11. Go whale watching

12. Try pole dancing (this might be dangerous due to my lack of coordination.)

13. See a Circque du Soleil Show in Vegas

14. Eat a meal prepared by a world class chef

15. Do a bit of stand up comedy

16. Cycle the diameter around Crater Lake & possibly Lake Tahoe too.

17. Make a difference in someone’s life. ( I see this as an on-going thing.)

18. Experience a nomad lifestyle for an extended time frame. (thinking possibly 2 years)

19. Visit all 50 states

20. Participate in the Burning Man

21. See the Northern Lights

22. See an Atlanta Braves Game

23. Go on an Alaskan Cruise

24. Visit some National Parks (not in Utah)

25. Go skinny dipping

26. Visit the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.

27. Walk along the Coney Island Boardwalk

28. Take a tour of the Hershey Factory in Penn.

29. See the Grand Canyon

30. Visit Historic Williamsburg

31. Visit the Art Institute of Chicago & see American Gothic by Grant Wood in person

32. See the Cherry Blossoms of Washington D.C.

33. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge

34. See the Liberty Bell

35. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

36. Visit the Guggenheim Museum in NYC

37. Bake a French loaf of bread that’s not like a rock.

38. Visit a nudist colony

39. Kiss a complete male stranger & make it a good kiss!

40. Have several pieces of my artworks on sale & hanging in a professional gallery

41. Phrases I want to say before I die---

--- You can’t fire me, I quit!; --- A martini shaken not stirred. (Gold finger)

I invite any feedback or comments you may have.


  1. Ah, I'd like to do the henna tattoo thing someday. Good list!

  2. Clarification: I've done 19 of them but not #19.

  3. Actonbell- I keep on going by those henna tattoo stalls at the summer fairs and think I've got to try it but I never seem to have the time. But next time, I'm going to MAKE the time to do it!

    RockStar- Do I dare ask which of the 19 you've done? :)

    Thanks for your comments!

  4. 1,2,3,4,6,10,11,13,14,17,22,26,27,28,29,32,33,34, and 36.

    Note on a ride last week I rode past a "clothing optional family campground" but didn't visit. It scared me.

  5. Great list! I've done 11 of them, and of the ones I haven't done, there are 11 that I really want to do, and about 4 or 5 that I would have wanted to do about 20 years ago, now not so much. Hey, when you make it to the Chicago Art Institute, be sure not to miss "Nighthawks" by Edward Hopper. Also pretty cool in person, and larger than you would imagine, is Seurat's "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte". Also, PLEASE go to the Grand Canyon, which I've done. And hike down to the bottom, which I haven't done. And come back and tell us about it! Happy bucket-listing!

  6. Rockstar-
    Some good ones in those 19. Thanks for sharing! And the curiosty about the "clothing optional family campground" would have killed me. I'm really just curious about what kind of people do that sort of thing. Is that BAD of me?

    I LOVE Edward Hopper! Those are really good suggestion to add. As far as Grand Canyon, everyone has been telling me I NEED to see it and hike down to the bottom.

    Thanks for your comments!