Bucket List Forward

I have a confession to make. I’m tapped out of ideas for today’s blog post. So I admit, I am totally cheating here. I got one of those “bucket list” forwards today, where its a list of random things and you put and X in front of the things you’ve done, then forward it on to others.

So, I though perhaps I would take that forward apart tonight and analyze it from my point of view…

( ) Shot a shot gun — I used to shoot my brother’s BB Gun! But, I do hope to some day get my concealed handgun permit and have one.

( ) Gone on a blind date — Nope! Didn’t date much before hubby, to be honest.

( ) Skipped school — Not on purpose. I missed a couple classes in college due to weather and/or over sleeping. But as for skipping school just to skip? Never did.

( ) Watched someone die — I am sure my time will come, and hopefully it’ll be a peaceful moment. But for now, having watched my cat die last month was enough.

127: Flying home( ) Visited Canada — Not yet, but perhaps some day! I know a lot of Canadians that I really like!

( ) Visited Alaska — The only state my husband has not yet visited. I would love to possibly some day do one of those Alaskan cruises. My aunt has taken one. So has my father-in-law.

( ) Visited Cuba — Not even on my radar.

( ) Visited Europe — YES YES YES I want to do this. This is literally on my bucket list.

( ) Visited South America — Not on my radar either.

(X) Visited Las Vegas — Can’t wait to go back! We have dear friends that live there that we’ve not seen in far too long. Hopefully sooner rather than later for us to get out that way again.

( ) Visited Mexico — Born and raised in Texas; never been to Mexico. I could be persuaded to go to certain areas of it, though.

(X) Visited Florida — I feel weird checking this because I was so young when I went that I don’t remember it at all. But, I suppose it counts. We have dear friends in Florida as well, so I suspect a road trip that direction will happen soon.

(X) Seen the Grand Canyon — I’ve seen it from an airplane. It counts, dang it! But, I would actually love to see it up close and really take it in.

(X) Flown on a plane — I’m a pro at it at this point.

( ) Served on a Jury — I had a jury summons, but a stomach virus that day sidelined me.

(X) Been lost — Seriously, if you’ve never been lost, you’ve not yet started to live.

(X) Traveled to the opposite side of the country — My husband is from Oregon. Love going up there!!

( ) Visited Washington, DC — Some day.

(X ) Swam in the Ocean — I’ve swam in the Gulf of Mexico, but that soooo doesn’t count. But I have gotten my feet wet in the Pacific Ocean in Oregon, which was incredible, but what was REALLY cool was swimming in the Pacific in Hawaii!

(X) Cried yourself to sleep — This is another one in which I think you haven’t lived if you’ve never done this. It happens in the hardest of times, which are the times in which we grow the most.

(X) Played Cops and Robbers — What do you think massive slumber parties are about?!

( ) Played Cowboys and Indians

081: Doodles(X) Recently colored with crayons — Great stress relief!


(X) Paid for a meal with coins only — I’ve in the same breath written a check for less than a dollar.

( ) Made a prank phone call — Nope. I don’t like making normal phone calls!

(X) Laughed until some beverage came out of your nose — Best medicine in the world is a great laugh.

(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue — Magic.

( ) Have children — Hopefully soon!! We can’t wait.

(X) Had a pet — Dogs, cats and hampsters are my history of pets.

(X) Been fishing — You don’t live in the country and not go fishing!

(X) Been boating — Not enough, though.

( ) Been Water Skiing — I don’t think my shoulders could handle it, to be honest. I’m a wimp.

( ) Been Hiking

( ) Been camping in a trailer/RV

( ) Been camping in a tent — All of the above are things my husband and I have talked about doing at some point, though.

( ) Flown in a small 4-seater airplane — In no hurry to do so, either.

( ) Flown in a glider — I could be convinced!

( ) Flown in a helicopter — I’d love to try this one!

( ) Flown in a hot air balloon — I’d most definitely love to do this one, too!! Consider it also on  my official bucket list.

( ) Driven a Motorcycle — Much to my husband’s dismay, its not happened.

( ) Been bungee-jumping — Pass!

(X) Gone to a drive-in movie — I LOVE THE DRIVE IN MOVIE!!!

(X) Done something that should have killed you — I think simply the way I drove back in the day was pushing it. heh. I’ve slowed down. A lot.

(X) Done something that you will regret (feel sad about) for the rest of your life. — I’ve always tried to live my life with no regrets. Simply learn from your mistakes and never regret them. But, face it, sometimes we all handle things badly that we wish we could go back and change.

( ) Visited Africa – Not even on my radar.

( ) Ridden an elephant — No, but I have had my picture taken with one.

(X) Eaten just cookies for dinner — I’ve eaten cupcakes before dinner too. *gasp*

(X) Been on T.V. — I’m in a music video!

( ) Steal any traffic signs — I don’t know why you’d want to do that.

(X) Been in a car accident — A couple of them. *sigh* Luckily, none of them too serious, and I wasn’t hurt in any of them.

( ) Bailed out of Helicopter/Plane — No, but I do think Skydiving would be fun.

( ) Went Curling — And why, pray tell, would I even want to do this one?

Other things on my personal bucket list: Visit LA, New York City, Italy (specifically), and I’d love to see some of the most interesting sites of our country, Mount Rushmore and Old Faithful to name a couple. I want to have a book published and be hired out to speak at events. Even if i don’t really like public speaking all that much. LOL! Go figure. Things I HAVE done: be in a music video, witness the Grand Ole Opry from backstage, and graduated from Texas A&M University.

What are some of your “must dos” in life? What do you think of these generic lists that go around in email?

12 thoughts on “Bucket List Forward”

  1. I like the way you did you “bucket list”. Very well done!! I was on GAC on one of the videos for Mark Wills at the Riverfront Stages. Almost fell over when I found out about it but did love our “5 seconds of fame”!!

    1. But that’s so cool!! I couldn’t believe at the video shoot in the Alley that they pulled a few regulars in it. It’s brief! My two cameos probably add up to 1.5 seconds of tv time, but dang it, it counts!!

    1. That’s awesome! I think we need to always have new goals to shoot for… some easily attainable, others a little more out there that we have to work towards achieving. A life without goals just isn’t worth living, in my opinion.

  2. Great way to change this post up a bit. I noticed I had one to change in there since I did it lost. I drove and wrecked my hubby’s bike the same day he bought it. OUCH

    1. OUCH!!! My husband is determined to get a bike soon. I always just nod a lot because they terrify me!! But then I remember even my grandma went on a ride on a bike, so darn it I should give it a try myself!

  3. Ok, this is making me want to take a look at what I’ve and what I haven’t done. Sometimes I just thing it’s time to slow down but then I’m not ready to quit. Thank you for helping me see I can still keep going.

  4. Several of those are on my list, too. Maybe we should roadtrip to the Dakotas. :) Whenever I have enough money, I’d love to go to Europe, too. My one problem with these bucket lists are that they are usually quite expensive. It goes back to the “Have money but no time / Have time but no money” cycle! Chris is really interested in going to the hot air balloon festival in New Mexico one year. I read about it in a book once (by Carol Higgins Clark- Popped!), and ever since I told him about it, he’s been intrigued. As for motorcycles, I asked Chris once if he’d buy one, but he said no because he’d already had one in high school. I was sad. I’d ridden a few times with a friend before I met Chris, and I looooved it. It was such a cool feeling! :)

    1. Craig is determined to get a motorcycle in the next year, so if he does… you can come ride any time!!!! You know, we should come up with our own girl’s bucket list. Something like things you’d only do with girlfriends. That could be a lot of fun!


      BTW — Hot Air Balloon festival? I WANNA GO!!!

  5. @Denise Yes! That would be a ton of fun. :) I giggled at Southern Living for August (I think that’s the issue) – it had Nashville as being a fun city for a Girls’ Weekend. It had other spots, too! As for the festival – Yes! It sounds so very neat – they have contests for all kinds of balloons- shapes, sizes, colors, etc. They also light up at night. :)

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