Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bucket List

A while back a check list style bucket list was sent around on Facebook.  I don't know if it was the exact list from the movie, or if someone had made it up themselves.  Either way, I thought it a pretty pointless exercise.  A true bucket list should reflect who you are, not what other people think you should achieve.  I know a few people have skydiving and running marathons on their lists, which is fine, but I have no interest in either of those. So for what it's worth, here is mine.  Some are very general - like number 7.  Once I know that trip is really going to happen I'll get more detailed about the planning

1. Go on an African safari
2. Go on a transatlantic crossing
3. See all 50 US states (have been to 33 incl DC)
4. Pet a tiger cub
5. Go hot air ballooning
6. See the polar bears in Canada
7. Go to Australia
8. Walk on the Great Wall
9. Read the Bible cover to cover
10. Learn to drive stickshift and then get a fun sports car
11. Skate on the ice at the United Center (or any other NHL ice)
12. Ride an elephant
13. Go to Greenland and the Faroe Islands (they're part of Denmark, I'm curious to see what's there)
14. Go to the Olympics - I'd prefer the winter ones
15. See the pyramids
16. See my grandchildren get married
17. And if Richard Branson or NASA manages to make it possible for regular people to go to the moon in my lifetime, would love to see an "earthrise"

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