Inspired by Richard Horne´s book 101 Things to Do Before You Die (a quirky list of unusual tasks to attempt before kicking the bucket) here´s my top 10 list of things taken from book. My favorite part of the book: all the Things to Do are actually forms, when you complete a task, you fill in the details, add an Achievement Star and keep it in your wallet. How else will anyone else know about your accomplishments in case something tragic happens to you while attempting a task? Genius.
10. Write a best-seller.
Okay, so this may seem a but far fetched especially considering how hard it is to get on the coveted Best Seller lists. BUT, why shouldn´t I dream big? I´ve already accomplished being published in a national magazine (Bridal Guide Magazine July/August 2011: Star Resort) so I just gotta work a little harder to get to that obvious next step. You just watch.
9. Study the Kama Sutra & Put Theory into Practice
Time to pay the fees on my library card and find me a subject.
8. Stay in the Best Suite in a 5 Star Hotel
I´ll leave this to my future husband to do, since that might be the only time I spend that much time in a hotel room.
7. Conquer Your Fear
A confessed fear of fish in water and emetophobia (fear of vomiting). I guess it´s time to get drunk.
6. Spend Christmas on the Beach
I long to hear a Christmas carol played on a steel drum…
5. Learn to Fly a Plane
This is no childhood fantasy, I´m really serious about pursuing this. When I took that charter flight to Bocas Del Toro, my eyes were opened…
4. Complete a Coast to Coast Trip Across America
I´ve never been to the Midwest, mostly because I don´t have family there. Although I´m not exactly sure of the logistics of this trip (rental car, private car) or with who I would go with, I still want to take an extensive road trip sometime in my life.
3. Read the Greatest Books Ever Written
As subjective as this list may be, I still long to read as many classics as possible. I´ve yet to read: 1984, Animal Farm– Orwell, The Art of War– Tzu, Catch-22-Heller, The Grapes of Wrath-Steinbeck, Lord of the Flies-Golding, Pride and Prejudice-Austen, Wuthering Heights-Bronte.
2. Get a Free Upgrade on a Plane
I´m not part of any frequent flier program, I can never understand how they work. But I do long for the day I can get bumped up to first class, free of charge and just because I asked nicely.
1. Continue Your Gene Pool
What a nice way to word it. Makes having babies appealing to men.
Me: ´Let´s continue your gene pool babe´
Babe: ‘I can dig it’
Me: *Pulls out Kama Sutra book*
- Throw a Dart into a Map and Travel to Where it Lands– Indecisive about where to go? Get creative.
- Get Revenge– Sometimes we all want to put the wrongs right.
- Join the Mile High Club– To qualify one must be 1 mile into the air, or about 20 minutes into flight mode.
- Shout ´Drinks are on Me´in a Pub or Bar– Definitely not likely to happen in NYC.
Things I´ve Crossed off the List in Costa Rica:
- Live in a Place You Love
- Get a Piercing: Navel & Tragus
- Go Skinny Dipping @ Midnight: It was way after midnight, and I kept the knickers on. Can´t be exposing all the goodies.
- Confess: Secrets. Everyone has them. My confession was somewhere between bragging and embracing a part of me.
9 thoughts on “A Bucket List Like No Other”
I’d like to share 9, 7, 5 and 4 please. (Your dialogue for #1 is hilarious.)
I’d also love to do the first honorable mention. I’ve always wanted to do something like that.
I’m so happy that you’ve crossed some things off of your list during your time in Costa Rica. It sounds like it was great for you. I can certainly feel a difference in your tone. I look forward to what’s to come for the globetracer.
YAY! Bucket list buddy! We can meet and have straight writing sessions if you want. I think I´m taking pilot classes down in Florida, when I set that up, I´ll let you know the costs. Apparently we have to make that a hobby, because as a career (my father tells me) that´s going downhill.
Great List. Your #9, and 8 fit somewhere in my top 10. I have actually been able to pull off # 2 a few times, and I truly have no idea how/why. My complete List is probably a bit more boring than this, but I am ecstatic to finally be able to mark one of the things off of my concert/shows bucket list (gotta have a list just for those). I am going to see Sade this Sunday and I can’t wait!
Damn, free upgrades, you must just have a case of being in the right place at the right time. I thought my list was king of boring at first, considering that the book had some other riskier things like Ride the Fastest or Tallest Roller Coaster (I recently watched one of the Final Destination movies and wont attempt this, lol), Have a Threesome (I don´t share well), Save Someone´s Life (Maybe not in the figurative sense), Be Present When Your Country Wins the World Cup, Master Poker and Win Big in A Casino and Build My Own House.
Anyways, thanks for sharing Robin. You´re welcome back anytime.
I love bucket lists! I especially like 9, 8, 7, and 4. I’m on the fence about #1 because I’ve just now discovered how expensive it is to have kids. Then if you decide to send them to college you may as well not even think about retiring. tsk tsk. I used to have run with the bulls in Pamplona on my list until I discovered what happens to the bulls at the end 0_0. I think inventing something and holding a patent would be pretty neat. Or to make so much money that I can donate it to something and have a building named after me :).
Procreation! It´s what we are put on this Earth for! I´d rather be in debt for kids, than for a degree any day.
Your lists are the best…..I’m working on my 40 for 40 now. I definitely want to play in the World Series of Poker. Entry fee 10 grand.
I would like to be in a movie with a speaking part. A small one.
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