Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Bucket List:

Today at work we were discussing quitting smoking. A guy that I work with is in his 60's with COPD, but he still smokes and doesn't plan on quitting. He said something like "why bother, I probably only have a good 10 years left anyway."

Eventually I said something along the lines of, "Well, who really knows how much time we have left anyway? Any one of us could go tomorrow."

This led to the compilation of "Bucket Lists". You know, a list of things you want to accomplish or experience before you kick the bucket?

I eventually got everyone who was working to at least start writing one. For future reference, here is mine:

-Backpack through Europe (this could be an entire different list within itself-- there are SO many things I want to do and see in Europe that I didn't bother to list them all.)
-Snorkel in Hawaii
-Get married in Vegas
-Bungee Jump
-Meet David Bowie, LeVar Burton, Tim Noah & Bill Nye
-Publish a book
-Graduate college
-Get out of debt
-Swim with dolphins
-Learn to drive stick
-Grow my own vegetables
-Learn basic car maintenance
-Start a family
-Own a house
-Live in an artsy town
-Go camping
-Own a coffeeshop
-Ride in a hot air balloon
-Learn how to work a pottery wheel
-Tackle Thanksgiving dinner
-Get in shape
-Get a pet
-Take ballroom/swing dance lessons
-Show my photography/art in a gallery
-Visit four corners
-Go to Coney Island
-Take my mother to Ireland (hopefully next Spring if I can save up some money!)
-Learn how to shoot a gun (well)
-Go on a whale watch
-Go inside the Statue of Liberty
-Ride the London Eye
-Go ice skating at Rockefeller Center
-Eat at the Cheesecake Factory
-Learn French
-See the Aurora Borealis
-Defend someone's honor
-Avenge someone's death
-Drink REAL Absinthe at the bar Absinthe in Amsterdam
-Eat in a spinning resturant
-Learn how to speak up for myself
-Have a threesome with Asian from nail salon (this is a specific girl, not just a general racist statement. I don't usually like girls but she's amazing.)

What's on YOUR bucket list?


Danielle Elizabeth said...
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Danielle Elizabeth said...

That was wonderful, I love you! lol :P

the Music of the Night said...

hey lady...
i can help you mark a few of those off!!

~drive stick
~ grow veggies
~go camping
~we could RT to coney Island
~cheesecake factory ( does it have to be the original or any? lol)
and i have a friend who could probably teach you how to use a pottery wheel lol

thanks.. now i wana write a bucket list!..future post lol

jaclyn said...

i havent made my bucket list yet...

but the seeing the aurora borealis is something id want to see too.
growing veggies,like that too.
would like to have someone take an iconic picture of me,i suppose.hehe.something that my kids will remember me for.

good day eponne.goodluck with your bucketlist and life in general.

jaclyn said...

cheesecakefactory sounds great too!