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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bucket List

Recent events that-shall-not-be-named (why do I feel like I'm writing a Harry Potter novel?) have led me to thinking of a bucket list. I'm sure you know the concept of a bucket list, the whole what do I want to do before I die.

I don't think for me it's a what do I want to do before I die so much as a what do I want to do while I'm young, and what I want my kids to experience when they are young.

Do you think about these things? Or am I weird?

My list for my kids ( I would like them to each do before they are 10):
1.) Go real camping. No cabin, no rv.  Cook over a campfire and pitch a tent.
2.) Volunteer with the poor.
3.) Travel abroad, to at least one or two countries.
4.) Visit worship services for faiths other than our own.
5.) Go to sleep away camp for a week without mom, dad, or grandparents.
6.) Learn to balance a budget.
7.) Learn to cook a meal.
8.) Learn to grow food.
9.) Learn enough of one other language to get by.
10.) Dream and be a kid.

A list for myself.  While I'm young!
1.) Renew my wedding vows in Jamaica with my kids there with us.
2.) Go back to school for something
3.) Learn Spanish
4.) Get another tattoo (or two)
5.) Learn how to really build things.  Like maybe build my kids an amazing fort/swingset or something.
6.) Travel abroad to somplace really unusual
7.) See the pyramids! 
8.) Write a book and try to get it published.
9.) Get into and maintain the shape I was in when I was an archaeologist.
10.) Be financially independent.
11.) Learn, really learn, that you can't change other people, you can only change yourself.

What's on yours?


  1. The latest in my "while I'm still young" list is to get Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman's body. I'm only an inch shorter than she is, and even though my cup size is like three times hers I think it might still work. I've lost 90 lbs in the last 9 months and still working out and losing. Her Wonder Woman costume was a 38C-25-35....I think if I can get back down to high school skinny I could do it. So by Halloween 2011 I will be a blond Wonder Woman. :)

  2. Wonder Woman is definitely a worthy goal! Congrats on the weight loss!