Sunday, August 17, 2008

Bucket List

Added 3.28.11 Every day I get a lot of hits to this post from search engines. I just want to steer you in the direction to sharebuckets. It is a cool site where you can write, edit, and track your bucket list as well as sharing ideas with other users. Too cool not to share.

LG and I watched the movie The Bucket List a while back.
It was a great reason to search myself. What MUST I do before I die?
I have been pondering the question. I haven't written my bucket list yet.

Here are some funny bucket list ideas I want to add to mine.

1. Name one of my children after the place they were conceived, preferably Vegas.
2. Get on a JumboTron by doing something stupid.
3. Take someone's clothes away from a public shower, and leave them with only a funny costume to wear.
4. Somehow get one of the messages written to me in my High School yearbooks published.
5. Spontaneously break out into a rockin' rendition of The Wheels on the Bus while riding public transportation..of course change the lyrics to shed light on the type of passengers who ride.
6. Interview a Wal-Mart greeter as if I want to put him in a paper for his life accomplishments. Send the write-up to my local paper because you know it will end up way interesting. Everyone has a story.
7. Hang lots of different fun pairs of shoes from the phone wire in my front yard. Preferably in an array of colors.
8. Get on The Today Show and pick my nose.
9. Ask for different color nailpolish on all ten toes every time I get a pedicure.
10. Go nuts while playing minigolf, every time I sink a putt.

(these are weak...c'mon, give me some better ideas)

Funny things I have already marked off are:

1. Just inviting up 2 people from a church congregation to sing a musical number...act like they already had it planned.
2. Rollerblade to work on Halloween in my bathrobe.
3. Kiss a complete stranger on the street. And make it a good kiss.
4. Crank call someone famous.
5. Party line a friend and talk bad about them to another friend while acting like you can't hear them and are unaware they are on the phone. (this one is kind of mean)
6. Glue quarters to a street in the crosswalk and photograph people who pick them up.
7. As a teenager, I told my mom that I was pregnant in all seriousness, and let her believe it for a few hours.
8. Play bob for goldfish, swallow a goldfish whole. (I cannot believe I did this one)
9. Hijack a local radio station and tell the audience that you are kidnapping the DJ until you gives you the concert tickets.
10. Go to the Rose Parade and ask one of the old dudes to let you ride on the back of his motorcycle. It is especially fun when the guy's name is Fast Eddie.
11. Go up to local hunters in their hunting garb and thank them for their service to their country. ( I recently made a fool of myself when mistaking hunting camo for the real thing. oops)

After finding the following list, I think I am living with a whole lot more excitement then I ever thought I could have experienced and this young age of 35.
So, good for me. And, bad for me....I still have so many things to check off that darn list.

Now, who still wants to go bungee jumping?
(I 've starred everything I have already done.)
1. Touched an iceberg* (and stood on one floating in the ocean)
2. Slept under the stars*
3. Been a part of a hockey fight
4. Changed a baby's diaper*
5. Watched a meteor shower*
6. Given more than you can afford to charity*
7. Swam with wild dolphins*
8. Climbed a mountain*
9. Held a tarantula*
10. Said "I love you" and meant it*
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Stayed up all night long and watched the sun rise*
15. Seen the Northern Lights
16. Gone to a huge sports game *
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables*
19. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope*
20. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment*
21. Had a pillow fight* (I may have to disagree with this...is there really a worst time...everyone should laugh more often)
22. Bet on a winning horse
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill*
24. Built a snow fort*
25. Held a lamb*
26. Gone skinny dipping*
27. Taken an ice cold bath*
28. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar*
29. Seen a total eclipse*
30. Ridden a roller coaster*
31. Hit a home run*
32. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking*
33. Adopted an accent for fun* (it has never been that good though)
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors*
35. Felt very happy about your life, even for just a moment*
36. Loved your job 90% of the time*
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied*
38. Watched wild whales*
39. Gone rock climbing* (does a wall count)
40. Gone on a midnight walk on the beach*
41. Gone sky diving
42. Visited Ireland
43. Ever bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant*
44. Visited India
45. Bench-pressed your own weight*
46. Milked a cow*
47. Alphabetized your personal files*
48. Ever worn a superhero costume*
49. Sung karaoke*
50. Lounged around in bed all day*
51. Gone scuba diving* (sort of -came back up very quick)
52. Kissed in the rain*
53. Played in the mud*
54. Gone to a drive-in theater*
55. Done something you should regret, but don't*
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business*
58. Taken a martial arts class*
59. Been in a movie*
60. Gone without food for 3 days* (not willingly)
61. Made cookies from scratch*
62. Won first prize in a costume contest
63. Got flowers for no reason*
64. Been in a combat zone
65. Spoken more than one language fluently
66. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
67. Bounced a check*
68. Read - and understood - your credit report*
69. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy*
70. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
71. Called or written your Congress person*
72. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over*
73. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge*
74. Helped an animal give birth
75. Been fired or laid off from a job
76. Won money* (Bunko)
77. Broken a bone* (the doctor did it for me)
78. Ridden a motorcycle* (ran into our front door)
79. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph*
80. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
81. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
82. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
83. Eaten sushi*
84. Had your picture in the newspaper*
85. Read The Bible cover to cover (I'm not sure, can't remember, I had the goal on my mission but I read so many scriptures then I can't remember if I actually read the whole thing - I think if I had, I would remember it)
86. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about*
87. Gotten someone fired for their actions
88. Gone back to school*
89. Changed your name*
90. Caught a fly in the air with your bare hands
91. Eaten fried green tomatoes*
92. Read The Iliad
93. Taught yourself an art from scratch*
94. Killed and prepared an animal for eating* (does fish count?)
95. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt*(I think I am a pro at this)
96. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language*
97. Been elected to public office (does school council count?)
98. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream*
99. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
100. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
101. Had a booth at a street fair
102. Dyed your hair*
103. Been a DJ*
104. Rocked a baby to sleep*
105. Dropped a cat from a high place to see if it really lands on all fours
106. Raked your carpet
107. Brought out the best in people*
108. Brought out the worst in people*
109. Worn a mood ring*
110. Ridden a horse*
111. Carved an animal from a piece of wood or bar of soap*
112. Cooked a dish where four people asked for the recipe*
113. Buried a child
114. Gone to a Broadway* (does a traveling Broadway count - I saw Phantom in LA with that main guy, can't remember his name)
115. Been inside the pyramids
116. Shot a basketball into a basket*
117. Danced at a disco*(does rollerskating count)
118. Played in a band*
119. Shot a bird* (with my finger)
120. Gone to an arboretum*
121. Tutored someone*
122. Ridden a train*
123. Brought an old fad back into style*
124. Eaten caviar*
125. Let a salesman talk you into something you didn’t need*
126. Ridden a giraffe or elephant*
127. Published a book (I wish)
128. Pieced a quilt
129.Lived in an historic place*
130. Acted in a play or performed on a stage*
131. Asked for a raise*
132. Made a hole-in-one
133. Gone deep sea fishing*
134. Gone roller skating*
135. Run a marathon
136. Learned to surf* (does getting up for 3 seconds count)
137. Invented something* (In my mind, if I could actually make a prototype I am convinced it would make million -I'm just not technically inclined)
138. Flown first class
139. Spent the night in a 5-star luxury suite* (does a resort count?)
140. Flown in a helicopter
141. Visited Africa
142. Sang a solo*
143. Gone spelunking (don't know what that is?)
144. Learned how to take a compliment*
145. Written a love-story
146. Seen Michelangelo’s David* (the knock off in some casino in Las Vegas)
147. Had your portrait painted* (does sketched count?)
148. Written a fan letter*
149. Spent the night in something haunted
150. Owned a St. Bernard or Great Dane
151. Ran away*
152. Learned to juggle*
153. Been a boss (does it count that I always feel like I am in charge?)
154. Sat on a jury
155. Lied about your weight*
156. Gone on a diet*
157. Found an arrowhead or a gold nugget* (do the fake ones count)
158. Written a poem*
159. Carried your lunch in a lunchbox*
160. Gotten food poisoning
161. Gone on a service, humanitarian or religious mission*
162. Hiked the Grand Canyon*
163. Sat on a park bench and fed the ducks*
164. Gone to the opera
165. Gotten a letter from someone famous
166. Worn knickers*
167. Ridden in a limousine*
168. Attended the Olympics* (do the Olympic sights and Today Show count?)
169. Can hula or waltz* (I learned a little hula when I was younger)
170. Read a half dozen Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys books
171. Been stuck in an elevator
172. Had a revelatory dream*
173. Thought you might crash in an airplane*
174. Had a song dedicated to you on the radio or at a concert*
175. Saved someone’s life* (do all those blood donations and depression med talks count?)
176. Eaten raw whale (how about shark?)
177. Know how to tat, smock or do needlepoint*
178. Laughed till your side hurt*
179. Straddled the equator
180. Taken a photograph of something other than people that is worth framing*
181. Gone to a Shakespeare Festival
182. Sent a message in a bottle*
183. Spent the night in a hostel (but I think some of the scary hotels should count)
184. Been a cashier*
185. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
186. Joined a union*
187. Donated blood or plasma*
188. Built a campfire*
189. Kept a blog*
190. Had hives
191. Worn custom made shoes or boots
192. Made a PowerPoint presentation*
193. Taken a Hunter’s Safety Course
194. Served at a soup kitchen*
195. Conquered the Rubik’s cube*(does peeling the stickers or taking it apart count?)
196. Know CPR*
197. Ridden in or owned a convertible*
198. Found a long lost friend*
199. Helped solve a crime
Now I need to get writing my own list. I can only think of a few for now.
1. Hike down the Grand Canyon.
2. Write and publish a book.
3. Visit the Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii.
4. Go to NYC and see at least 5 broadway musicals.
5. Earn at least my Bachelor's Degree.
6. Get back in shape and be able to run a mile in under 8 minutes again.
7. See every State in the Union.
8. Learn to speak Spanish fluently.
9. Go on a mission with my husband.
10. Go sky diving.
11.Give away a lot of money.
Here's to living long enough to get it all done.

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39 comments:

Wendy said...

What a great list.

I would love to hike down the Grand Canyon....the problem is, you have to hile back UP!

Wendy said...

That would be hiKe back up. Sorry, typing too fast and can't spell.

Yvonne said...

I loved The Bucket List.

That is a great list. I may have to do one similar on my blog, but not until after I get back from my next trip, so I can add a couple of things to it ; )

devri said...

Love it, you are one adventure after another woman!!. I want to do this, but this list is soooooo long, maybe next week.

Mother Goose said...

woah! I didn't realize how long this list was! But, oh my goodness Alice you have lived a full life!
I have never heard of the movie the Bucket List. I am definitely going to have to see this. I would also like to make my own list up of what I would like to do before I leave mother earth. Thanks for keeping my name incognito. I really don't care about my name or Mr. Incredible's sometimes I slip on family blogs it is more my children's names. Especially since I have been addicted in computer land.

Kathy said...

Nice post.

You can totally mark #62 - we won the costume contest at that Nu Skin roller skating/disco party. Don't make me post the pictures on a flashback friday :)

The Mama Hood said...

We loved that movie too! Wow, you have touched an iceberg! That's really cool! You are a very humble and caring woman! I am gonna do this one now! Have a nice week!

Renee said...

Alice you have to much blogging time. I dont think my life is that exciting.

Lucy said...

There's a lot I want to do before I .... go (?). And that lists gives me lots of ideas. Now money and someone to go with. Hmmmmm.

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Anonymous said...

no way am i givin money

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dustin said...

Tame a dragon 2. Win the world championship hotdog eating contes 3. Skydive again. With a boat, into water. 4. Be swalowed by a great whale then, digested and pased only to resurface 5. Take a magic carpet ride around the world

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Anonymous said...

Eat a Klondike Bar.

chandlerbristow said...

It sounds like you are LDS

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RazZae said...

1. Hug a stranger
2. Stink bomb a bathroom
3. Paint your front lawn orange.
4. Walk backwards for a day.
5. Act out a a DRAMATIC break-up in front of a bunch of people
6. Walk on top of my roof and start singing
7. See a moose in da wild!
8. See a real live ninja doing ninja like things
9. Swim in a pool filled with green jell-o
10. Try and make up our own cult just to see who would follow it
11. Start a sing-a-long in some random public place
12. Start a massive game of hide and go seek
13. Have an epic sumari to the death fight n public
14. Streak
15. Smile at someone until they get uncomfortable
16. Kiss a random person
17. Make a cardboard cut out of a car and go through a drive thru
18. Ask for diet water at a drive thru
19. Ask for your food “to go” at a drive thru
20. Fake a rejected purposal (over the top rejection)
21. Hit on someone of the same sex
22. Conduct a face-off with a squirrel
23. Apologize to someone that hates you
24. Randomly dance behind someone
25. Find a random person on a street corner and ask how much they cost (serious face)
26. Leave an apology note on someones door for farting in their yard

RazZae said...

oh and skydive naked

Chuck Ellison said...

I would like to know about the random kissing you did.... tell us the story! cause i'd be afraid that I'd get slapped or arrested... haha

Chuck Ellison said...

please explain how you went about kissing a random person on the street.... sounds like a good story...

Anonymous said...

#113....bury a child?!! Wtf...who puts that on a to do list....an absolute psychotic!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh that ones been done already on my list;)

Anonymous said...

You forgot one

Sneak into a strangers photo at the last second and make a disturbing face

Anonymous said...

Who would put bury a child (#113) on a bucket list

Anonymous said...

Bucket list idea ; wear a shirt that says "life" and pass out lemons on a street corner
- when life gives you lemons .....
lol xD

Anonymous said...

U suck

Anonymous said...

Idea's:
1) make vanilla pudding and out it in a mayo jar. eat it in public
2) wear a shirt that says life and hand out lemons on a street corner
3)rename myself to simon. speak in 3rd person
4) be in a crowed elevator and say"i guess your all wondering why i gathered you here today"
5)hire 2 private investigators, and make them follow each other>
6)major in philosophy, ask people WHY they would like fries with that?
7)run into a store and ask what year is it, when they answer, yell "it worked" and run out cheering
8)buy a parrot, and teach it to say "help ive been turned into a parrot!"
9)become a dr. change last name to ACULA
10) follow joggers in my car around town and blast eye of the tiger out my speakers for encouragement

Anonymous said...

why would you want to bury a child? a bucket list is supposed to be fun things you want to do

Anonymous said...

PUT PICTURES. that way we are more inspired to do the same!

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Anonymous said...

Over all a nice bucket list. I enjoyed reading it but I'm not gonna lie I felt some of the goals were down right rude and immature, But that's just how I felt about them.Either way keep enjoying your list and life!

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Anonymous said...

Read 2Timothy 4:2-20 see what a real bucket list is. Bill

Anonymous said...

113 is creepy please explain

Juanita Strawser said...

I DID SEVERL of these in my years. I dont have enough timd to tell everyone. Lol