when i asked for ideas to celebrate my 500th post i got an anonymous comment in regards to a bucket list. it isn't really all that special or exciting, but i liked the idea and have decided to go with it. i stole this from one of those blogs. some of these things i don't necessarily want to do, and that'll be notated.
1 Attend at least one major sporting event: not sure if it counts. but i have been to a bronco game, a rockies game, an avalanche game, and a nuggets game. and while living here, there has been the world series played, although i did not attend.
2 Throw a huge party and invite every single one of my friends. i guess my house warming party in the summer of 2006, although i would not categorize it as huge.
3 Swim with a dolphin. i did this in Cozumel, Mexico in January 2005.
4 Skydive. i could definitely live the rest of my life without this one happening.
5 Have my portrait painted. ditto
6 Learn to speak a foreign language. i do know some spanish and american sign language (yes, i realize that isn't a foreign language.)
7 Go skinny-dipping at midnight in the South of France.
8 Watch the launch of the space shuttle in person.
9 Spend a whole day eating junk food without feeling guilty. um, i've probably done this one too many times in my past life.
10 Be an extra in a film.
11 Learn to rollerblade.
12 Own a room with a view. i'm not too sure what is classified as a "view", but since i do own my house, and since it does technically have a room with a view, i'll go ahead and cross this one off of my list.
13 Brew my own beer. no desire whatsoever to do this one.
14 Participate in a Triathlon. maybe, someday.
15 Ride in a blimp. that would be fun.
16 Drive the Extraterrestrial Highway in Nevada and see Area 51. i could take it or i could leave it.
17 Kick a field goal from the 30-yard line. this would only be worthwhile if i could do it on an actual professional football field.
18 Buy a round-the-world air ticket use it. sign me up please!
19 Visit the northernmost, southernmost, easternmost, and westernmost points in
the United States. well i have been to alaska so i would say that covers the north. and i have been to key west, fl which covers the south.
20 Give my mother a dozen red roses and tell her you love her for no reason. i have done this, but not in the form of dozen red roses.
21 Be a member of the audience in a TV show.
22 Visit every national park in the United States. There are 56 of them. i've been to a few.
23 Send a message in a bottle.
24 Ride a camel into the desert.
25 Get to know my neighbors. i did get to know my old neighbors that i no longer have. justin and kelly were really nice.
26 Plant a tree. i'm sure i did this in middle school or something.
27 Learn not to say yes when you really mean no. i've done this. i'm good at not doing something that i don't want to do.
28 Write a fan letter to my all-time favorite hero
29 Visit the Senate and the House of Representatives to see how Congress really works. when i took a tour of the Colorado state capitol, i learned quite a bit about this, but i probably can't explain it. in fact i know i can't.
30 Learn to ballroom dance properly. i would LOVE to do this one, one day.
31 Learn to cook a gourmet meal. i've done this for a handful of people.
32 Be the boss. no desire to be the boss.
33 Fall deeply and madly in love, hopelessly and unconditionally. i've been there once in my life.
34 Ride the Trans-Siberian Express across Asia.
35 Sit on a jury.
36 Write the novel. my blog is my novel.
37 Ride a cable car in San Francisco. i should have done this when i was in San Francisco.
38 Stay out all night dancing and go to work the next day without having gone home. oh i've done this a couple of times in my 21st year of life.
39 Drink beer at Oktoberfest in Munich. i don't drink beer, but i would drink a beer at Oktoberfest in Munich.
40 Be someone’s mentor.
41 Shower in a waterfall.
42 Ask for a raise.
43 Invent something useful and patent it.
44 Teach someone illiterate to read.
45 Earn, save, and invest enough money to retire comfortably by age 55. i'm working on it.
46 Spend a night in a haunted house — by myself. i would never.
47 Write down your personal mission statement, follow it, and revise it from time to time.
48 See a lunar eclipse. i think i saw one in elementary school.
49 Spend New Year’s in an exotic location. i'm working on it.
50 Get passionate about a cause and spend time helping it, instead of just thinking about it.
51 Experience weightlessness. does swimming count?
52 Give blood.
53 Fly first class. i did this once on a flight from seattle to denver. the flight was full, and the person who gave up their sit was in first class. it was awesome. although i was afraid to order a dr. pepper because i thought i would have to pay for it. ...i was 19 at the time, and an inexperienced flyer.
54 Camp across America from coast to coast.
55 Own a dog. Teach it cool tricks. the childhood dog was Lady, i didn't teach her much, but she was mine. she lived to be 18, and pasted away in january 2004.
56 Own one very expensive but absolutely wonderful business suit.
57 Write my will.
58 Sleep under the stars. i've been camping.
59 Take a ride on the highest roller coaster in the country. not too sure where this is, but i have been on a couple of pretty high roller coasters.
60 Learn to play classical piano. i could take a pass on this one.
61 Go wild in Rio during Carnival.
62 Spend a whole day reading a great novel.
63 Scuba Dive.
64 Learn to juggle with three balls. i've tried.
65 Drive the Autobahn.
66 Make Master Coordinator with Shaklee. i don't even know what that means.
67 Spend Christmas on the beach drinking pina coladas.
68 Go to the top of the Sears Tower. i did this in october 2008.
69 Raft through the Grand Canyon.
70 Donate money and put my name on something. i donate monthly to the children's hospital of denver, and the denver rescue mission. and i put my name on a lot of things.
71 Buy my own house and then spend time making it into exactly what I want. i've been doing this for the past 4 and a half years.
72 Grow a garden.
73 Spend three months getting my body into optimum shape. i've done this for the past 2 years.
74 Drive a convertible with the top down and music blaring. i did this my freshmen year of HS after the thespian banquet in may 2005 in justin berg's car. i don't remember what type of car it was, but i do remember it was a convertible. i remember being in the back of the car singing at the top of my lungs and my hair going crazy. it was a blast!
75 Accept myself for who I am. i'm working on it.
76 Learn to use a microphone and give a speech in public.
77 Scuba dive off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
78 Go up in a hot-air balloon.
79 Attend one really huge rock concert.
80 Go to the pro football hall of fame.
81 Be able to handle: your tax forms, Jehovah’s Witnesses, your banker, telephone solicitors.
82 Give to a charity — anonymously.
83 Lose more money than you can afford in Vegas. i've definitely done this. most recently when i was there last in March.
84 Let someone feed you peeled, seedless grapes. i'm ok if this one doesn't happen.
85 Visit Graceland.
86 Go to a Patriots Game.
87 Go to a concert at Carnegie Hall.
88 Go deep sea fishing and eat my catch.
89 Understand the stock market.
90 Visit the Holy Land.
91 Take a cruise. i've been on 4 cruises. i think they are the best way to vacation. one when i was in middle school (california and mexico), june 1998 (california and mexico), summer 2003 (alaska), and january 2005 (Caribbean).
92 Run to the top of the Statue of Liberty. i didn't exactly run, but i have been to the crown of the statue of liberty in the summer of 1999.
93 Create my Family Tree.
94 Catch a ball in the stands of a major league baseball stadium. i hope this one doesn't happen, as the ball would hit my head not my hands.
95 Make a whole in one. i've done this multiple times while playing miniature golf.
96 Ski a double-black diamond run.
97 Learn to bartend.
98 Ride a mechanical bull.
99 Hike at least part of the Appalachian Trail.
28ish out of 99 ain't bad.