Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Bucket List

Last week, we watched The Bucket List starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman who are on a quest to experience everything on their list before they "kick the bucket" from their diagnosed illnesses.  I can't say I relate to most of the items on their list (much of it skewed for those with much more testosterone), but I like the concept of having the hope of experiencing something extraordinary before I die.  Compared to most people, I've already lived an extraordinary life - traveled much of the world, had many various careers, have a wonderful family and close friends, come to know Christ.  But like Morgan Freeman, I have anticipation and hope for something more.  Below is my modification of the bucket list.

1.    Witness something truly majestic   

2.    Help a complete stranger for the common good

3.    Laugh till I cry

4.    Drive a Shelby Mustang  --> Take my son, Gabriel, to Disneyland

5.    Kiss the most beautiful girl in the world -->  Retire and take care of my grandkids like my mom is helping me do today with Gabriel

6.    Get a tattoo --> Get a makeover and go to a black and white ball 

7.    Skydiving -->  Take an Alaskan cruise in the summer

8.    Visit Stonehenge <-- I've done this one!

9.    Spend a week at the Louvre  <-- DIdn't spend a week but have gone to the Louvre

10. See Rome  <-- Have done this one

11. Dinner at La Chevre d'Or <--  Cook a seven course gourmet meal

12. See the Pyramids  <-- Why not all seven wonders of the world? or those that are left.

13. Get back in touch (previously "Hunt the big cat", added after being earlier added and crossed off)  <-- Simplify my life and live in a house where the living room french doors open to a bubbling brook tucked away in a forest

14. Visit Taj Mahal, India

15. Hong Kong <-- came so close in Singapore

16. Victoria Falls

17. Serengeti

18. Ride the Great Wall of China


  1. You walked the Great Wall haven't you? That should count as "Ride the Great Wall". Also can count towards one of hte 7 wonders of the world right?

  2. Nope! I've never gone to the Great Wall. I've only stayed within the boundaries of Bejing during a business trip. One of these days, I want to take a full tour of China - that will take at least a month!