If you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably seen this Bucket List post thing that has been widely circulated in recent weeks.
I thought about joining in and posting it too, but I post most things on Facebook from my phone and that’s just a pain for something like this, so I just didn’t bother.
But then Christina shared hers on her blog and I decided to steal her idea and post it here too. I liked the fact that she actually added a bit of commentary to some of her answers, so that’s what I’m gonna do too because my approach to blogging is to follow the CASE method.
(You know, Copy And Steal Everything.)
So, here ya go:
(X) Shot a gun
I’ve actually dated more than one guy who has been very into guns and I enjoy it. Also, my mom is part of two (or three??) different gun clubs. It’s kind of in the blood.
(X) Gone on a blind date
Never anything spectacular, but no true fails either.
(X) Skipped school
Yes, but I never showed up for school and then found my way to the exit or anything. There were just days I didn’t show up.
(X) Watched someone die
My grandmother. There was a kind of beauty along with the sadness.
(X) Visited Canada
I actually lived there for awhile too.
( ) Visited Hawaii
I’m the only one in my family (I mean parents/siblings/nephew) who has NOT been to Hawaii.
( ) Visited Cuba
I actually REALLY wanted to do this awhile back when I found out that they don’t stamp American passports so that you don’t get in trouble, but it was too expensive so I didn’t go.
(X) Visited Europe
I want to go back SO bad!
(X) Visited South America
Paraguay and Argentina, July of 2010. Such a great trip.
(X) Visited Las Vegas|
It’s only 3.5 hours away. I’ve been to and through there too many times to count.
(X) Visited Central America
Honduras, Christmas 2013. Amazing.
( ) Visited Asia
I want to go to there. So, so bad.
( ) Visited Africa
Someday I will go there too.
( ) Visited Florida
Another place my entire family has been except for me. I want to see Disney World and the Kennedy Space Center and about a million other things.
(X) Visited Mexico
Mexico is even closer to me than Las Vegas, and I’ve been there, but not nearly as many times.
(X) Seen the Grand Canyon in person
So weird because it totally looks like a backdrop instead of real life.
( ) Flown in a helicopter
I kind of want to.
(X) Served on a jury
I was Juror #9 when I was 19. We convicted him. I think he got a year. Of anger management.
(X) Been lost
I got very lost in Paris the night before we were heading home to the United States. It was a little scary. I’m just glad the movie Taken didn’t come out until YEARS later.
(X) Traveled to the opposite side of the country
Most recently, I traveled to my sister’s college graduation last May.
(X) Swam in the ocean
I grew up about an hour from the beach. I currently live 20-30 minutes from the beach. You bet I’ve swum in the ocean.
(X) Cried yourself to sleep
Too many times to count.
(X) Played cops and robbers
Too many times to count.
(X) Played cowboys and Indians
(X) Recently colored with crayons
Define “recent.” Like, in the last 6 months?
(X) Sang karaoke
I ROCK the Madonna, “Material Girl.”
(X) Sang a solo or duet in church
Once or twice. A year.
(X) Paid for a meal with coins only
I was definitely a poor college student. And a poor adult.
(X) Made prank phone calls
Remind me to tell you of the really naughty ones my best friend and I used to do back in high school!
(X) Laughed until some beverage came out of your nose
Dr. Pepper REALLY BURNS!
(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
( ) Had children
Pretty sure that ship has sailed.
(X) Had a pet
I currently have a dwarf bunny, Bruce Wayne. I also grew up with a cat that lived 19 years and we had a dog occasionally, too.
( ) Been skinny-dipping
I feel like I have, but I have absolutely no memory of actually going fully skinny, so I’m going to have to say no.
(X) Been fishing
A lot when I was a kid. This reminds me of another story I’ll have to share sometime.
(X) Been boating
( ) Been downhill skiing
If there was one single, solitary tree on the hill, I would find it with my face.
(X) Been water skiing
I’m giving myself points for effort. It’s not my fault I couldn’t get up on the skis.
(X) Been camping in a trailer/RV
(X) Been camping in a tent
( ) Driven a motorcycle
Another thing I’ve wanted to do, but just didn’t. And now that two people I know well have each lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, I probably never will.
( ) Been bungee-jumping
Never gonna happen.
(X) Gone to a drive-in movie
All the time when we were kids! In fact, one of the places we used to go is still there and my brother and sister-in-law still take my nephew. Ah, memories!
(X) Done something that could have killed you
Who would have thought the Indiana Jones Ride would be so dangerous?
(X) Done something that you will regret for the rest of your life
I think it’s more like something that I didn’t do, but still.
( ) Rode an elephant
( ) Rode a camel
(X) Eaten just cookies or cake or ice cream for dinner
(X) Been on TV
I’ve been on the news a couple of times, but that’s it. Oh, and whenever the Mighty Ducks 2 runs on TV, I’m somewhere in the audience for the big game versus Iceland.
(X) Stolen any traffic signs
“They were cones!” No, but, really, we once stole a traffic cone from a construction site on our college campus and then left it on my friend Dustin’s porch while he was out of town.
(X) Been in a car accident
More than one, but never anything really serious. Although my car was totaled once when I wasn’t even in it. That was weird.
( ) Been in the hospital in past 24 months
I’ve been inside a hospital, but I have not been a patient at one in more than 24 months.
(X) Donated blood
This reminds me that I should sign up to do it again.
( ) Gotten a speeding ticket in the past 12 months
Nope! I’ve gotten one speeding ticket in my entire life and I didn’t even deserve it. But I paid it and went to traffic school since I figured if I’d actually gotten a ticket each time I DID deserve one, I wouldn’t have a license anymore.
(X) Gotten a piercing
Just my ears.
( ) Gotten a Tattoo
Nope. I probably never will, but sometimes I kind of want one.
(X) Driven a manual transmission vehicle
I’ve owned two vehicles with manual transmissions: my 1985 Toyota Pickup that I got from my grandpa, and my 2010 Hyundai Accent that was crushed by a car in a freak accident.
( ) Ever owned your dream car
( ) Been Married
Not yet, anyway.
( ) Been divorced
Who puts this on a Bucket List??
(X) Fell in love
A couple of times, but currently there also, yes.
(X) Fell out of love
I didn’t until long after the relationship ended. But eventually, yes.
(X) Paid for a strangers meal
(X) Driven over 100mph
I once got a Dodge Neon up to 105 on the I-15 South coming back to LA from Salt Lake City.
(X) Been scuba diving or snorkeling
I’m not sure I could handle scuba diving, because snorkeling is enough to make me feel claustrophobic, but when you’re in the Caribbean, you really HAVE TO go snorkeling, amiright?
( ) Written a published book/story/poetry
One day. Maybe.
(X) Eaten snails
Not only have I eaten them, I even prepared them in a French Cooking class in college.
So those are some of the things that I have done or that I want to do. What’s on your list?