Friday, May 30, 2008

The List

This week we are making out our Bucket List, the list of everything we want to do before we kick the bucket. My list is ever evolving. Most of the things that were on my list when I was in my early twenties, I’ve accomplished. Never one to be satisfied, every time I cross one off I add a new one. Here is my list as it stands today, they are in no particular order, but they are numbered for the sake of convenience.

1. Spend a week in Bali, surfing until my body is too sore to move.
2. Return to Egypt, this time as a civilian taking part in an archeological dig.
3. Throw a toeside melon 720 off the kicker and a switch 270 to front board, to frontside 270 gap over the fun box in a single run on my wakeboard (this is OH MY GOD difficult maneuver).
4. Skydive into Lake Mead with my wife and son on either side of me and have a nice leisurely swim to shore (they’ve both gone cliff-diving with me, so this one is not a big a stretch as it sounds).
5. Write a NYT bestselling novel.
6. Visit Beijing.
7. Develop the world’s first perpetual motion device.
8. As a parent, of course I want to see my son grow up, grow old and be happy with whatever he chooses to do with his life.
9. Ride my motorcycle from coast to coast.
10. Become a superhero.

Other than that, I just wanted to live each day to the fullest, never squander an opportunity to make my family smile, and of course, one day rule the world.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.


  1. 4 and 9 sound like fun. sign me up.

  2. Right on, you can definately come along. It would be a good time. :D

  3. I'll go to Egypt with you...I wanted to be an archaelogist, until a certain film maker made a movie about one! I had no desire to be chased by huge boulders or poisen darts, so there went that dream:)

  4. lol, I can see why the movie might make one antsy, Molly. :D My love for ancient egypt was born from reading National Geographic when I was a wee one. :D

  5. Why little daredevil YOU!!!! LOL. Bali sounds incredible. FUN and beautiful. Ruling the world is something I've thought of a time or two but then I think...NAHHHH let somebody else do it. LOL

  6. Go, James, Go! Very interesting list.

  7. lol, Regina. Yeah, being ultimate ruler would probably be more of a hassle than it was worth. :D

    Thanks, Anny. :D I plan to practice on #3 all day tomorrow. :D

  8. I'm with you on 1, 2 & 9. #10 reminds me that space travel was supposed to be on mine. Drat, I forgot!

  9. Saddle up, Cindy. We roll out for #9 next weekend. :D Oh, space travel would be cool. I wonder if they will finish the big lunar and orbiting resorts they have in development during my lifetime. Oh, my the things you could do at 0 Gs. I'm just saying... :D

  10. Hey Brain, whatdoya want to do tomorrow night?? LOL.

    I've been to Bali a few times. LOVELY though I don't remember fab waves like HI has. Enh. You can get your hair braided for super cheap though. :)

  11. lol, Kelly. I used to love that cartoon. :D

    Yep, I'm all over having my hair braided, lol. I suppose I'd have to let it grow out first though. :D I had a few friends when I was in the Army who were just gushing about how good the surfing, the weather and the night life was there. Their account just stuck with me over the years. :D

  12. hmmm..looks like it will be a long time before you kick the bucket, to have ALL that under your belt...


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