Wednesday, January 7, 2009

100 things...

I was surfing through some blogs and found a really good one… ivegasfamily and he did a really cool thing for New Years… It is a Bucket List.

After reading it I wondered how many I've accomplished/experienced so far in my life. With it being the start of a new year, I thought I'd embark on the tedious task of reviewing the list and seeing how I fare. Perhaps some can be accomplished in 2009 as resolutions. Maybe not… we’ll see!

Like iVegas, items in bold are those that I have accomplished/experienced. Items in
red are ones that I wish to accomplish in my lifetime. Items in green are those that I wish to accomplish in this new year.

  1. Started my own blog
  2. Slept under the stars
  3. Played in a band (does marching band count?)
  4. Visited Hawaii
  5. Watched a meteor shower
  6. Given more than I can afford to charity
  7. Been to Disneyland/World
  8. Climbed a mountain
  9. Held a praying mantis
  10. Sung a solo
  11. Bungee jumped
  12. Visited Paris
  13. Watched lightning at sea
  14. Taught myself an art from scratch
  15. Adopted a child
  16. Had food poisoning
  17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
  18. Grown my own vegetables
  19. Seen the Mona Lisa
  20. Slept on an overnight train
  21. Had a pillow fight
  22. Hitchhiked
  23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
  24. Built a snow fort
  25. Held a lamb
  26. Gone skinny dipping
  27. Run a Marathon
  28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
  29. Seen a total eclipse
  30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
  31. Hit a home run
  32. Been on a cruise
  33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
  34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors
  35. Seen an Amish community
  36. Taught myself a new language
  37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
  38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
  39. Gone rock climbing
  40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
  41. Sung karaoke
  42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
  43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
  44. Visited Africa
  45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
  46. Been transported in an ambulance
  47. Had my portrait painted
  48. Gone deep sea fishing
  49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
  50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
  52. Kissed in the rain
  53. Played in the mud
  54. Gone to a drive-in theater
  55. Been in a movie
  56. Visited the Great Wall of China
  57. Started a business
  58. Taken a martial arts class
  59. Visited Russia
  60. Served at a soup kitchen
  61. Sold Girl Scout cookies - I've eaten my share.
  62. Went Whale Watching
  63. Got flowers for no reason
  64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
  65. Gone sky diving
  66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
  67. Bounced a check - Not proud of it. I was young.
  68. Flown in a helicopter
  69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
  70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
  71. Eaten caviar
  72. Pieced a quilt
  73. Stood in Times Square
  74. Toured the Everglades
  75. Been fired from a job
  76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
  77. Broken a bone
  78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
  79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
  80. Published a book
  81. Visited the Vatican
  82. Bought a brand-new car
  83. Walked in Jerusalem
  84. Had my picture in the newspaper
  85. Read the entire Bible
  86. Visited the White House
  87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
  88. Had chickenpox
  89. Saved someone’s life
  90. Sat on a jury
  91. Met someone famous
  92. Joined a book club
  93. Lost a loved one
  94. Had a baby – my wife is pregnant
  95. Seen the Alamo in person
  96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
  97. Been involved in a law suit
  98. Owned a cell phone - Who doesn't?
  99. Been stung by a bee
  100. Ridden an elephant

I've accomplished/experienced 40 out of 100! Not too shabby if you ask me. As you can see, I have many more on my list to do… Here’s to 2009 and beyond!

What about you?
Happy New Year!!!


Laura said...


#18: We could always start growing yummy tomatoes in the backyard.

#59: Let's just go to Alaska and see it!

#63: This has been noted

#71: Cavier is gross and should never be consumed for any reason.

Sounds like we have a lot to do! I'm looking forward to it (especially all the places we will need to visit in Europe)!

iVegasFamily said...

Job well done. Forty is not too shabby for sure. And six to accomplish this year. Definitely doable. Good luck.

leeloo said...

You know, I might give this a try just to take inventory. Of course my list might not be as interesting .

Liz said...

I'm at 36!! and if I subtract from 100 all the ones I NEVER care to do then I am almost halfway there and only 19 years old... I hope that doesn't mean I'm only living to 40!! haha I will never hitchhike... in fear my bucket list would be ending that very day!

James Austin said...

I love the concept. This is a fun excercise to reflect on what you have accomplished and what you look forward to.

1sttimedad said...

38 for me, but I counted scuba diving and snorkelling as one, since it says 'or', and I've done both.

So hell, I'll say 39!

Great list.

The Fit Dad said...

Sorry buddy but playing in the marching band does not count. Actually that's a negative 1 so now you have to play in 2 bands.

Very good list, though.