Reviewing the Bucket List

I can’t believe it, but it’s been more than three years since I first decided to post a bucket list to the blog. And, in that time, I’ve barely looked at the thing to see if I’m making any actual progress.

No, I’m not dying. At least, I don’t think I am. You never know. I could be perfectly healthy and a comet could land on my house.

Anyway, I’ve decided to repost the bucket list here and I’m hoping I can cross off a few items. Because that will tell me that I’m actually making progress and that my life isn’t completely stagnant.

  1. Drive across the United States in a convertible.
  2. Love and be loved in return.
  3. Visit Canada.
  4. Climb the stairs of the Eiffel Tower.
  5. Sing a duet with Carrie Underwood.
  6. Visit Australia.
  7. Arrange for someone to continue updating my Twitter feed after my death.
  8. Kiss a girl.
  9. Survive the zombie apocalypse.
  10. Get wicked good with a bow and arrow.
  11. Own a house with a large front porch.
  12. Win the lottery.
  13. Own an arcade style Ms. Pac-Man video game.
  14. Discover time travel.
  15. Visit 1955.
  16. Become a teacher.
  17. Live in New York.
  18. Write a song for a girl.
  19. Punch a clown in the face.
  20. Watch every Star Wars movie (even the prequels) in one sitting. (This was done prior to the sequel trilogy and anthology films. It counts.)
  21. Shake hands with the president.
  22. Try on a suit of armor.
  23. Figure out what the smoke monster from Lost really was. (It’s a Death Eater, connecting the worlds of Lost and Harry Potter.)
  24. See the Aurora Borealis.
  25. Have a front yard with a big freakin’ willow tree.
  26. Write a novel.
  27. Have it published.
  28. Watch every Harry Potter movie in a day.
  29. Watch the sunrise from a hot air balloon.
  30. Go to the prom.
  31. Have a pen pal. (Still going strong.)
  32. Visit London.
  33. Fall asleep waiting for Santa.
  34. Own a recliner.
  35. Build a sandcastle.
  36. Live in a home with a secret passage.
  37. Live in a home with a library.
  38. Read every book written by Stephen King.
  39. Attend a game at every Major League ballpark.
  40. Visit Ground Zero.
  41. Set up an outdoor movie theater in my back yard.
  42. Ride the Loch Ness Monster at Busch Gardens 20 consecutive times.
  43. Run a 5k.
  44. Sing the National Anthem at a minor league baseball game.
  45. Learn to play the piano.
  46. Adopt a dog.
  47. Fly in a helicopter.
  48. Party in Vegas.
  49. Create a life-size Chutes and Ladders game.
  50. Attend a birthday party for a cat.
  51. Visit Rome.
  52. Go on a cruise.
  53. Buy a tailored suit.
  54. Receive a kiss under the mistletoe.
  55. See Beauty and the Beast performed on stage.
  56. Visit the Statue of Liberty.
  57. Be invited to speak at a graduation ceremony.
  58. Ride in a gondola.
  59. Learn how to do a cartwheel.
  60. Visit the Grand Canyon.
  61. Get drunk.
  62. Learn to play the ukulele.
  63. Propose to a woman in epic fashion.
  64. Go to Hawaii.
  65. Build a blanket fort.
  66. Be thrown a surprise birthday party.
  67. Meet friends that I’ve only known through blogging.
  68. Sing a song with my college choir again.
  69. Tell my high school crush that I had a crush on her once upon a time. (I’m gonna count this as done. I didn’t tell her to her face, but I did boldly answer the question about a crush on my high school reunion survey that anyone from our graduating class could have seen. I’m gonna assume she saw it.)
  70. Participate in a flash mob.
  71. Go on a picnic with the woman I love.
  72. See every movie on the American Film Institute’s top 100 list. (Done and done.)
  73. Live in the Big Brother house for a summer.
  74. Play and beat every main series Final Fantasy game.
  75. Go on a date.
  76. Watch the sun rise over the Atlantic and set over the Gulf of Mexico in the same day.
  77. Ride a camel.
  78. Sing Dream On at karaoke.
  79. Make a snow angel.
  80. Visit Mexico.
  81. Take a train to New York.
  82. Watch an Olympic bobsled event in person.
  83. Recreate the events of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
  84. Volunteer at a soup kitchen.
  85. Meet Alison Brie.
  86. Sing a baby to sleep.
  87. Get out of debt.
  88. Create a sitcom.
  89. Spend a day watching animated Disney films.
  90. Have a sandwich named after me.
  91. Serenade a girl.
  92. Eat at a pizza joint in New York City.
  93. Eat a cheesesteak in Philadelphia.
  94. Have more than 100 followers on my blog.
  95. Survive 12/21/2012.
  96. Have a secret admirer.
  97. Catch a foul ball.
  98. Visit DisneyWorld with my college friends.
  99. Make a profound speech and then drop the microphone like a badass.
  100. Watch an entire season of 24 in one day.
  101. Host SNL.
  102. Sing all the way through Barenaked Ladies’ One Week on tempo without flubbing the lyrics.

If you compare it with the original post, there are a few that I’ve been able to cross off. But the vast majority still need some work. And there are more than a few that I would definitely need help with. So, if you’ve got some ideas about how I can accomplish some of these amazing feats, let me know. In the meantime, I’m gonna keep on living the dream.

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13 thoughts on “Reviewing the Bucket List

  1. Take a trip here! Then you can cross off both #’s 67 and 48!
    Singing with Carrie Underwood? I wanted to sing a duet with Donny Osmond, and the closest I got was meeting him and giving him a hug after seeing his show!

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  2. I’ve actually done #49; is that weird? And I’m a stones throw away if you want to partially cross off #67 (since I’m only 1 and you clearly listed “friend’s'”) off the list…

    As for the willow tree in the front yard… I have one and yes it’s pretty, but that thing drops branches like nothing else! And the wirey bits don’t burn (I’ve tried with lots of fuel), so getting rid of them is a pain. Just want you to know what to expect. 🙂

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    • #49… How?! Where?! I want to play!
      #67… Yes. In fact, since we’re both in the same area, we should just host a group of bloggers for a karaoke night. I know Sinkland Farms has karaoke.

      I know willows can be problematic. I’ve heard if they’re too close to a house, the roots can damage water pipes in the ground. But they’re so pretty.

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      • I did it back in high school for a project physically depicting the ‘process’ a bill takes through the executive, legislative, and judiciary branches in a fun and interactive way. Sadly I don’t have it anymore. 😦

        I’ve never sang karaoke! In fact, that’s on MY bucket list. 😀

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        • That would be!! Mine was 2-D made with a bunch of loose-leaf paper with my scribbles on them and arrows pointing for the chutes and ladders- I was working with a high schooler’s budget. 🙂

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