The Bucket List

The initial list is based on “101 Things to do before you die” which I was working my way through the book but that book keeps disappearing on me so I wanted an online version.  Since some of the items are completely inappropriate or outdated or irrelevant to my life or unable to be performed (seizures suck), I am going to swap those out with things I actually COULD do. Then I am going to add my own weird additional stuff which will be numbered after 101.
A note: In order to prevent a mass of posts all at once, I will schedule many of my posts no more than twice a month. If the link shows it is not there it is because the page has not been published yet, but is scheduled.

To be done – ****
Completed – Yellow
Something publishing in stages – Orange

Things to Do!

1 – AchievementWrite a best-seller book2007
2 – Nature – Swim with… Varies

a. Sharks (Can be done at GA Aquarium) ****
b. Whales ****
c. Dolphins ****
d. Tropical Fish2014
e. BONUS : Manatee2014

3 – AchievementWin an award, trophy, or prize  – Various
4 – MiscellaneousCatch a Fish With Your Bare HandsVarious
5 – Achievement – Make a discovery ****
6 – RecklessnessThrow a House Party When your Parents are OutApply to be on a Reality TV Show2017
7 – RelationshipsBe Part of a Threesome Live in a triad – the triad is much more likely than the other option, but still if anyone has better suggestions I am open to them.  Or should I just do the be in a general successful poly relationship?  That’s already happened though. ****
8 – Miscellaneous – Realize Your Childhood Dream – my dream was to work for nasa and to be a famous scientist or be a paleontologist ****
9 – Achievement – Learn that Instrument ****
10 – Recklessness – Leave Your Mark in Graffiti ****
11 – Nature – Storm chase a tornado ****
12 – Achievement – Get a Piece of Art into an Exhibition ****
13 – Miscellaneous – Meet Someone with Your Own Name ****
14 – Excitement – Ride the World’s Biggest Rollercoasters – needs to be updated as this always changes ****
15 – Recklessness – Stage dive or crowd surf ****
16 – AchievementGet into the Guinness Book of World Records2008
17 – MiscellaneousOwn a Pointless CollectionNever Ending
18 – Relationships – Study the Kama Sutra and Put Theory into Practice – I know we started this one, but don’t think we finished it. ****
19 – Excitement – Master Poker and Win Big in a Casino – maybe slots instead ****
20 – EntertainmentGet Backstage and Get Off with a Rock God1998
21 – MiscellaneousBe a human guinea pig2015
22 – Excitement – Go up in a hot air balloon ****
23 – Recklessness – Get arrested – well I hope I am not going to, but it’s always possible ****
24 – Excitement See a space shuttle launch2002
25 – AchievementCapture the Moment in an Award-winning Photograph 2015
26 – ExcitementBungee jump2016
27 – Nature – See an erupting volcano ****
28 – ExcitementSky dive2014
29 – Entertainment – Meet Your Idol****
30 – Travel – Stay in the Best Suite in a Five Star Hotel****
31 – Excitement – Experience weightlessness ****
32 – Nature – See the aurora borealis ****
33 – Sport & Activity – Get to Score a Hole in One ****
34 – Miscellaneous – Design your own cocktail ****
35 – Entertainment – Play a part in your favorite TV show ****
36 – TravelVisit every country continent

Africa ****
Antarctica ****
Asia2013
Australia ****
Europe ****
North America – 1981 – birth
South America ****

37 – Miscellaneous – Make fire without matches ****
38 – Nature – See these animals in the wild…

a. Panda ****
b. Rhino****
c. Hippo****
d. Grizzly Bear****
e. Elephant****
f. Hummingbird2005
g. Giraffe****
h. Koala****
i. Manatee2014
j. Gorilla****
k. Lion****
l. Monkey****
m. Penguin****
n. Kangaroo****
o. Tiger****
p. Crocodile****
q. Orangutan****
r. Eagle****
s. Polar Bear****

39 – Entertainment– Go to the dogs (racing) – Various

a. Dog Racing2014
b. horses (Derby is first week of May)****
c. pigeons****
d. camel (international camel racing is in Sept in NV)****
e. Bonus: Turtle RacingI don’t even remember

40 – Travel – Get a free upgrade on a plane****
41 – RelationshipsBe friends with your ex1996
42 – Miscellaneous – Hit your targets (range) ****
43 – Travel – Throw a dart into a map and travel to where it lands****
44 – EntertainmentAttend a film premiere2015
45 – RecklessnessDo a runner from a fancy restaurant Do something ridiculously stupid at work – based on My boss told me ‘Dress for the job you WANT, not for the job you HAVE.’ 🙂 ****
46 – ExcitementScuba dive White water rafting (epilepsy prevents scuba, but not rafting!) ****
47 – Miscellaneous – Milk a cow (some farms allow this, one in Atlanta opens in Sept) ****
48 – Sport & Activity – Be Present When Your Country Wins the World Cup or a Major Trophy – does my country know what soccer is? ****
49 – Nature – See Both Solar and Lunar Eclipses – IN PROGRESS (Lunar 2010) – PUBLISHING IN STAGES – Aug 21 2017 (next solar)
50 – Miscellaneous – Write Your Name Over a Star on the Walk of Fame ****
52 – Entertainment – Read The Greatest Book Ever Written ****
53 – TravelComplete a Coast to Coast Road Trip Across America2008
54 – RecklessnessMake at Least One Huge Purchase You Can’t Afford2005
55 – Sport & Activity – Score the Winning Goal/Try/Basket****
56 – Recklessness – Gatecrash a Fancy Party
58 – Life Management – Live in the Place You Love ****
59 – RecklessnessLeave a Job You Hate2015
60 – Miscellaneous – Take Part in a Police Line-up ****
61 – Entertainment – Get Away with the Perfect Practical Joke or Hoax ****
63 – Miscellaneous – Make the Front Page of a National Newspaper ****
64 – Excitement – Drive a Car at Top Speed2016
65 – Recklessness – Shout ‘Drinks Are on Me!’ in a Pub or Bar ****
66 – Entertainment – Be Part of a Flash Mob ****
67 – Travel – Visit… Various

a. Colosseum, Rome, Italy ****
b. Uluru, Australia ****
c. Machu Picchu, Peru ****
d. The Pyramids at Giza, Egypt ****
e. Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ****
f. Sydney Harbour, Australia ****
g. Taj Mahal, Delhi, India ****
h. Great Barrier Reef, Australia ****
i. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco2008
j. Grand Canyon, Arizona1986
k. Angor Wat, Cambodia ****
l. The Great Wall of China ****

68 – Miscellaneous Save Someone’s Life2015
69. Achievement In Various Languages, Learn to… ****
70. Miscellaneous Invent a Word That Makes it into the Dictionary****
72. Life Management Have Enough Money to Do All the Things on This List ****
73. Travel Stand on the International Date Line ****
74. Excitement Learn to Fly a Plane 2016
75 – RecklessnessGet a Tattoo and/or a Piercing1987
76 – Achievement Invent Something ****
77 – NatureLearn Astronomy and Read the Night Sky2007
78 – MiscellaneousDrink a Vintage Wine2014
79 – RelationshipsAnswer a Personal AdVarious
80. Travel Spend Christmas on the Beach ****
81 – Recklessness – Get Barred From a Pub or Bar (or banned from anything) – this could in theory be done with the monopoly pub crawl 🙂 ****
82 – Achievement Build Your Own House2005
83. Recklessness Skinny Dip at Midnight ****
84. Life Management Sell All Your Junk on eBay and Make a Profit ****
85. Travel Visit the World’s Tallest Buildings – needs an update as it is consistently changing ****
86. Sport & Activity Run a Marathon ****
87 – Life ManagementConquer Your FearVarious
88 – RelationshipsGet Married Unusually1999
89 – Life ManagementThrow Away the Instant Noodles2015
90 – Excitement Join the 16-Mile High Club – apparently this can be fulfilled by a MiG-25.  Cost is about 12K (Russia) ****
91. Achievement Publish a Cult Website ****
92. Miscellaneous Own an Original Work of Art – I am thinking maybe something from Can Gogh? http://can-gogh.net/ ****
93. Entertainment Complete the Monopoly Board Pub Crawl – apparently one does not have to actually drink in it ****
94. Achievement Get Something Named After You ****
95 – MiscellaneousGet Revenge2013
96. Entertainment Be an Extra in a Film ****
97 – TravelLive Out of a Van1986
98 – MiscellaneousGo on a DemonstrationVaries
99 – Life ManagementConfess2013
100. Achievement Reach 100 Years of Age ****
101 – Life ManagementContinue Your Gene Pool2003
102 – NatureExperience a Natural DisasterVarious
103 – MiscellaneousGive Until It Hurts – Raise money for charity – Various
105 – Travel – Roadside America Various

a. Be present when Hell has frozen over2014
b. Winchester Mystery House ****
c. Dinosaurs in the Woods: Elberta, Alabama2014
d. Sedona, Arizona: UFO Night Vision Sky Tours ****
e. Washington: International Spy Museum – 2016
f. Washington: Sit On Einstein’s Lap2016
g. New York: Obscura Antiques and Oddities ****
h. Meucci Museum: Staten Island ****
i. Oracle: Biosphere 2 ****
j. Scopes Monkey Trial: Dayton, Tennessee – 2015
k. Children’s Holocaust Memorial (“Paperclips”): Whitwell, Tennessee – 2015
l. World’s Only Walk-Thru Space Shuttle ****
m. Laurel and Hardy Museum: Harlem, GA2015
p. Indiana Medical History Museum: Brains in Jars****
q. Washington/Frederick MD – National Museum of Civil War Medicine****
r. Georgia Guide Stones: Elberton, GA2015
s. Star Trek Museum and such, Riverside, Iowa ****
t. Erickson Museum – Phoenix, Arizona ****

106 – Excitement – Look for the Unexplained – Various

a. UFOs1996?
b. vampires ****
c. witches ****
d. ghosts ****
e. zombies ****
f. Marfa lights ****
g. Bigfoot ****

107 – Life ManagementYear long project – Photo A Day 2015
108 – Miscellaneous – see how the other half live ****
109 Travel – Visit a castle ****
110 Excitement – Take a Holiday to Remember

a. Rock in the New Year in Time Square ****
b. New Orleans for Mardi Gras****

111 – ReligiousOrthodox aliyah2014
112 Entertainment Attend a Science Fiction Convention ****
113 – Religious – Become a pilgrim

a. Western Wall2013
b. Cave of the Patriarchs ****
c. Rachel’s Tomb ****
d. Mordechai’s Tomb – Iran (?) ****

114 – Achievement Make a (Jewish) mother proud2015
115 – Miscellaneous – Drink at Disney – Club 33 ****
116 – Sport & Activity hike Appalachian trail or another long trail ****
117 – ExcitementGo to a Rodeo2014
118 – Travel Spontaneous trip (less than 24 hours notice)2015
119 – Sport & Activity climb a mountain****
120 – Travel Go On a Safari****
121 – Life Management Passive income stream ****
122 – EntertainmentFestival Selection CommitteeVaries
123 – Excitement Do some falconry ****
124 – Excitement Adult Space Camp – my parents never sent me to the kids space camp which I begged my mother to go to every year for several years then she claimed I aged out. 😦 Obviously not since there is an adult version. ****
125 – Excitement Ride mule down Grand Canyon ****
126 – Sport & Activity Go Caving ****
127 – Sport & Activity Go Flyboarding ****
128 – Achievement Pay off student loans – – VariesPUBLISHING IN STAGES****
129 – Travel Cross country trip by train****
130 – Travel – Scientific locations ****

a) La Brea Tar Pits ****
b) Mauna Kea Observatories ****
c) Everglades – how is it that I lived there for 18 years and never went to the Everglades? WHERE IS THE JUSTICE? ****
d) Zoo Australia ****

131 – Miscellaneous Answer the 50 questions that will free your mind2015
132 – MiscellaneousGet a professional massage – 2016
133 – MiscellaneousLearn Hypnosis – 2016
134 – Recklessness – Go Yak skiing****
135 – Recklessness – Run with the bulls ****
136 – Miscellaneous – Learn Reiki ****

In progress stage
51. Achievement Learn Another Language
57 – Entertainment – See the All Time Greatest (Jewish) Films VariousPUBLISHING IN STAGES
104 – Travel All 50 US states – 46/50 – IN PROGRESS

To be written up

Roadside America
n. Salem, MA x
o. cryptozoology museum x

Possible additions
Spend the night in a cemetery
peyote ceremony
Kiss blarny stone!
Hakone Japan for the hot springs and the open air museum.
http://www.icehotel.com/ Sweden
dog sledding

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