Sunday, March 01, 2009

Well, At Least It's Something

February is over with, not a single blog entry by me. I have lots of excuses -- busyness; blues, blahs, bored. I'm still not feeling very creative, so I'm going to steal an idea from my friend, Catch Her In the Wry.

Here’s a meme that’s been going around. It’s called the bucket list. You have to review all 100 items and put in bold the ones you’ve already achieved in life. So, here is my bucket list (kind of the opposite from the movie, The Bucket List, which was a list of things you still wanted to achieve before you kicked the bucket. It was not a very good movie, but did have three pieces of wonderful advice for older men, which I won't repeat here):

I HAVE…

1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band
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 a lightning storm 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 in France

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
62. Gone 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
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
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
99. Been stung by a bee

100. Ridden an elephant

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

There's a lot on your list that I haven't done but I counted 16 things that I did that you did NOT. So what's the point? Interesting but who's list is it?

Anonymous said...

John,

I'm glad to see you are writing on your blog again. I kept clicking on during February, and missed not seeing anything. Maybe March will be a better month for writing. Take care and keep writing.

Linda

Anonymous said...

Crockhead,

Just curious; What, of those things that you have not done, would you like to do or accomplish?

Crockhead said...

Okay, Anonymous, I'll bite, but you'll have to tell me what 16 things you did that I didn't. I would like to do 3,4,13, 17, 20 (definitely), 28, 32, 37, 38, 43, 44 (definitely not 46 and 47 would be about as bad), 49, 50, 51, 55 through 60, 62, 63, (definitely not 65, for fear it would lead to 77 and 46) 66, 68, 74, 80, 81, 83, (I don't know about 89 -- maybe if it was necessary, but I wouldn't want to be in a position for it to be necessary), 90 (definitely not 94), and 100. How about you?

PG said...

You probably don't want to know, but the things on the list that I have NOT done are:

11, 13, 27, 28, 32, 34, 38, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 56, 59, 61, 65, 66, 72, 74, 76, 83, 90, 100.

I think you should count "Had a baby" because you have done that. Fatherhood counts.

And I've lost so many jobs I probably should get extra credit. I wonder if people who have never lost a job can understand what it can mean.

rdl said...

I've done less than more. haven'ts= 56. :(

Anonymous said...

I haven't checked back in a while. So it's 18, not 16 I did that you did NOT: 4,20,22,23,32,38,47,49,51,63,66,69,
72,77,81,87,89,90. As far as #75 I "lost my job" though I know exactly where it went (a misnomer isn't it?) - not quite "fired" when a company is going under.

It's a cold, rainy day here so I'll think about the list and what I should tackle next.