April 08, 2008

The List

When I was a teen I created a list, well, it was a living list that changed as I got older - Things to Do Before I Die or more appropriately, things to do before I'm too old to do them.

As the years have gone by I have had the good fortune to tick certain things off my list:

Visit South Korea
Mt. Rushmore
Niagra Falls

Climb a glacier
Swim in a river
Hike the Tetons
snorkle the Carribean
Visit ancient ruins

See a grisley bear, moose, elk, mountain sheep in the wild - see a moutain lion (a dead one) in the wild

Dance in the moonlight with the man I love
Have a baby
Train a horse
Chase a tornado
Pass the Bar
Sing in a rock band (one gig - I sucked)
Become a firefighter
Dance on Broadway (everytime I visit New York)
Play football with pros (Philadelphia Eagles Charity touch football game)

Go to a Nascar Race
Meet my Korean family
Meet Edward James Olmos (don't ask)
Make some lifelong friends - You know who you are ladies!
Go to an Ivy League University

I've been fortunate. These are but a few things from my list that have been attempted and completed. There are others. So, this year I've made it my mission to tick off at least two or three more from the following list:

visit Alaska
visit California
visit Disney World
visit Australia
visit Oregon
visit South America
visit Finland

Fish for Walleye in Lake Erie
Go White Water rafting
Kill a big buck
Learn to golf

Have another child
buy a boat
build a spa
climb another mountain

Tap and boil maple syrup in Vermont (next year for sure)
Take my son surfing and dogsledding
Build a wooden canoe

Build a tree house
Fish for Salmon
Watch a shuttle launch
Compete on Jeopardy or Cash Cab
Learn to fly a plane
First chair and win a Jury Trial
Get a hobby

Anyway, this isn't the whole list, the whole list would make many of you laugh, both those things I have ticked off and those yet to complete. Can you guess which two I've decided to do this year from the above list? Do you have any suggestions for what I should do?

P.S. no cheating!

Posted by Oddybobo at April 8, 2008 10:29 PM | TrackBack

I guess that makes me exempt...however, I really, really think this would be a great time to take up knitting.

; )

Posted by: Christina at April 9, 2008 06:58 AM

I vote for have another child and watch a shuttle launch! :)

I don't have a Bucket List, even in my head. Maybe I should, though...

Posted by: pam at April 9, 2008 08:36 AM

Ooooh!! Ooooh!! ::waves hand high::

Oh, okay. I will go sit by Christina - she will teach me to knit if I'm good.... ; )

Posted by: Richmond at April 9, 2008 02:50 PM

Hey! If things go well today I can help with that California thing. I'll have a guest room with a GREAT bed!!!

But good for you. I'm a big believer in these lists. I call mine "if I get hit by a bus list"....

Posted by: Tammi at April 10, 2008 08:57 AM

Well, since you asked, the correct answers, all other are incorrect, are obviously white water rafting and get a hobby. And since "get a hobby" is so absolutely vague, might I suggest the correct one? All others again are incorrect.

Correct hobby: Taking all of the legal expertise, staff and references at your disposal, you should craft an argument that completely abolishes Amendment 24 and further bolster your argument that anyone that desires the right to vote shall be admitted into the club by none other than me. Hey, with this one legal argument, you can solve the problems of not only the United States, but the entire world. Yay! Oddybobo!

Posted by: Two Dogs at April 11, 2008 01:43 AM


How about Finland, and skydiving?


Posted by: That 1 Guy at April 12, 2008 11:07 PM

If it's skydiving and learning to fly a plane, I suggest learning them in that order :-)

Posted by: Harvey at April 13, 2008 08:12 PM