A recently discovered cousin posted something on Facebook. I found it interesting for a couple of reasons:
1. It gave me a bit more insight into her
2. It was sorta fun seeing which things I have and have not done
I do, however, have an issue with the title. “Bucket List” implies it’s a list of things you want to do. I can tell ya right now – I do not want a tattoo. Or any number of the other items on that list. Let’s take a look, shall we?
Been Married ✅ 32 years this year
Been Divorced – I’m pretty sure most people don’t look forward to divorcing.
Fell in love ✅ Let’s hope if people marked off that first item, they also marked this one!
Gone on a blind date ✅ That would be how I met my husband.
Skipped school ✅ Sadly, I’m not entirely sure about this one.
Watched someone give birth – Does giving birth count?
Watched someone die – Not at the moment of but close.
Been to Canada ✅ Now this is on my bucket list – to return there!
Been to Hawaii – I know that’s on many bucket lists. It would be nice to go but I have other places higher up.
Been to Europe ✅ Italy & France, thus far. More countries on my bucket list: Ireland, Germany, England, Belgium…
Been to Las Vegas ✅ The HW trip/reunion comes to mind.
Been to Washington D.C ✅ Too many times, since my son lived there for 3 years.
Been to Nashville ✅ Loved it, want to go back.
Visited Florida ✅ But, thankfully, never in the summer.
Visited Mexico – Absolutely no desire to go there although I hear the drinking water is to die for.
Seen the Grand Canyon in person – Now this is truly on my bucket list!
Flown in a helicopter – Nope but I have been on a tiny, 4 person plane.
Been on a cruise ✅ It was fun but I have no burning desire to repeat the experience.
Served on a jury – They never wanted me.
Danced in the rain ✅ Probably, when I was young.
Been to New York City ✅ Can’t help but check that one since I live there.
Played in a band – No musical ability whatsoever.
Sang karaoke – That would be a cringe worthy experience!
Laughed so much you cried ✅
Caught a snowflake on your tongue ✅
Had a pet(s) ✅ In addition to the dogs, at various times we had fish, lizards, a snake, rodents…
Been downhill skiing ✅ Another thing I won’t do again. Hitting the back of my head on solid ice 1 time is quite enough, thank you.
Rode on a motorcycle – No but the motor bikes in Bermuda were really fun.
Jumped out of a plane – Not just no but hell no!
Been to a drive-in movie ✅
Rode a Horse ✅
Been on TV ✅ Surprised by this check? I was on the diocesan TV channel, more than once.
Been in the newspaper ✅ Does having articles published in a newspaper count?
Donated blood ✅
Gotten a piercing
Gotten a tattoo
Driven a stick shift vehicle ✅ I loved my stick shift!
Lived on your own
Got a speeding ticket – Almost but was spared.
Broken a bone – Considering there’s a bone chip floating around in my foot, I must have but I don’t think that counts.
Traveled Alone ✅
And now you know more about me than you ever wanted.