While thinking about what to write for tonight’s blog entry I remembered that at least eight years ago I had written a bucket list. (Hopefully all of you know what a bucket list is. If you don’t, google it’s definition or rent the movie.) I thought maybe it would help me with my tentative route from Skagit County. So I searched thru my writing bin that is still housed under my bed and I actually found the handwritten bucket list, along with lots of other stuff that was pretty interesting to read…more on that in future blogs.
In reading my 18 things I wanted to do before I die, I kept thinking of way more things that I wanted to do. That I could add about 200 more items to that list. I even thought that I should have a before I leave the county bucket list, a United States bucket list and an Other Countries bucket list.
Then my squirrel brain thought, hey, I could even have a traveling list. When I arrive into a new town, I would probably have more things I want to add to the list that I don’t even know that I want to add to the list. Squirrel…shiny things.
Then I decided that would be too overwhelming to think about, and that I’ll just stick to the original list. But I would like to at least add a few things to it.
Here is what my original list consisted of:
- Diving with sharks in New Zealand or South Africa
- Go to spy school in Vegas
- Take a pole dancing class
- Shoot a machine gun
- Race a car at a professional speedway
- Go to Oprah
- Go to New York
- Meet Keannu Reeves
- Write a book / finish book
- Be in a boxing match
- Go to Vegas and watch a professional boxing match
- Live on a ranch
- Run for political office
- Make a music video and star in it
- Ride along with a cop
- Meet Oscar de la Hoya
- Be a private investigator
- Meet the rock
And here are some of my add-ons: putting my feet in the Atlantic Ocean, having a cigar at a cigar bar in New York City, kissing a man at the top of the Empire State Building, visiting the white house, having my picture taken with all 50 ‘now entering _________’ state signs, playing golf on a golf course that has alligators in the ponds and seeing wild horses run.
As part of my original plan I was going to leave and fly to England to stay with a friend of mine in his flat, but since it’s changed to travel the United States, I have to save my ‘over the pond’ bucket list for later. And I have a feeling that once I do ‘jump the pond’, then everything and everywhere will all be on my bucket list. I don’t think I can even imagine all the things I want to do in other countries.
Again, are you kidding me…insane all the things I want to do in other counties. And yes, they would all be legal…I think.