Life List

There seems to be no shortage of life lists on the Internet. Life lists are lists of events folks desire to have before leaving this life.

John Goddard is well-known for his list. In January 2008, Rob Reiner’s The Bucket List starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman opens. IMDB states:

Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

Life lists are everywhere. I thought I would take a stab at creating one. I included few items that have already come to fruition, that definitely had been life dreams. I did not include becoming a fireman, baseball player, football player, and all the other childhood dreams I had.

I suspect this list will grow as I delve into this more. After the items already achieved, the list is in no particular order.

  1. learn to juggle
  2. marry a perfect woman
  3. buy a house
  4. have children
  5. set the pins on the Foucault pendulum at the Franklin Institute
  6. retire
  7. be a grandfather
  8. have my children thank me for what I taught them
  9. see a game at Wrigley Field
  10. visit Cooperstown, namely, the Baseball Hall of Fame
  11. to be asked permission to marry my daughter
  12. have a massage
  13. smoke a Cuban cigar
  14. go in a dunk tank
  15. tour the White House
  16. have a surprise party thrown for me (silly, I know)
  17. take my son to his first baseball game. I missed that with my daughter.
  18. listen to the blues on Beale Street
  19. make my mother proud of me
  20. attend my children’s first communion (halfway done) and now the other half
  21. make someone else’s dream come true
  22. score a no-hitter
  23. visit Saguaro National Park

So, what’s on your list?

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6 thoughts on “Life List”

  1. Well, I crossed off one of the items on this list today: the dunk tank. Our school has field day today and I got into the dunk tank. What fun!

    The students had a blast and I got wet! Woo hoo!

  2. Interestingly, I had the opportunity to have a massage while we were in Jamaica. I passed. I didn’t want to have the massage on the beach in front of everyone. To me, that would not have been relaxing.

  3. My mother e-mailed me yesterday. In it was the following:

    You are to be commended for your weight loss. It really shows and you probably feel better too.

    That put a big smile on my face.

    We aren’t a demonstrative family. This is good! 🙂

  4. This is what I pruned.

    1. hike the Appalachian Trail
    2. learn to ballroom dance prior to Beetle’s wedding
    3. go for a hike in Montana
    4. complete a culinary program at the CIA
    5. “complete” the family’s genealogy
    6. deliver an “important” speech well
    7. make this risotto
    8. see the Aurora Borealis
    9. visit the Prime Meridian
    10. complete an Outward Bound (or similar organization) course
    11. coach a baseball team
    12. re-model our kitchen
    13. build a greenhouse
    14. see the US Open (tennis)
    15. visit the first shutterspot
    16. sail upon a paddle boat down the Mississippi River
    17. play Hold ‘Em in a casino
    18. perform a magic show in public

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