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Thursday, July 8, 2010

My Buired Life

Write it down. Written goals have a way of transforming wishes into wants; can'ts into cans; dreams into plans; and plans into reality. Don't just think it - ink it! - Author Unknown

Several months ago, I posted The Buried Life about a great show on MTV and promised that I would follow it up with my own Buried Life/Bucket List. Thanks to Mama Kat for making it a prompt this week, here it is:

1. Meet Dave Matthews (and just so there is no confusion... I'm talking about THE Dave Matthews from the Dave Matthews Band).
2. Read all of the books on my Goodreads list - as of today there are 536 titles.
3. Build my family tree and learn everything I can about where I come from.
4. Walk my sister down the aisle at her wedding.
5. Make the turkey with all the trimmings for Thanksgiving.
6. Spend a week or longer in Paris... again.
7. Go camping and sleep under the stars.
8. Be in the audience at the Oprah Winfrey show.
9. Learn how to drive a stick shift car.
10. Live to see A grandchild.
11. Take Lucas (and any subsequent children) on a safari in Africa.
12. Visit Tokyo, Japan.
13. Learn to ski.
14. Fly in a blimp.
15. Visit Martha's Vineyard.
16. Learn how to French braid my own hair.
17. Travel First Class anywhere.
18. Ride a segway.
19. Go blond, if even for just one night.
20. Learn how to tie a tie.
21. Bowl a perfect round...strikes every single frame.
22. Have a photo that I have taken hung in a gallery and perhaps even sold!
23. Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge.
24. Take Lucas (and any subsequent children) to see the Pyramids
25. Sing a solo in front of an audience.
26. Ride the roller coaster at the top of the Stratosphere H
otel in Las Vegas.
27. Visit Cabo San Lucas...again.
28. Bungee jump.
29. Write a heartfelt letter to everyone I love telling them why they are so special to me.
30. Find my husband the PERFECT gift and since he is SO difficult to shop for, this could possibly take the rest of my life.
40. Go vegetarian for 30 days.
41. Give up my phone, computer and TV for a week (yeah, right!)
42. Visit all 50 states (so far, I've been to 28).
43. Learn how to apply eye make-up.
44. Get published.
45. Save someone's life.
46. Attend the Olympic games
47. Sit court side during a Lakers playoff game.
48. Attend a Super Bowl game.
49. Run a marathon.
50. Learn more about wine.
51. Own a family dog.
52. Own a trampoline!
53. Watch a film in French without the subtitles.
54. Watch a film in Spanish without subtitles.
56. Knit something.
57. Run for office, even if it's just the PTA.
58. Take a cruise.
59. Take a cooking class.
60. Have a re-commitment ceremony with husband.
61. Sell or donate all of my music CDs.... it's time!
62. Plant something and watch it grow.
63. Establish a family game night.
64. Establish a family mission statement.
65. Call Dr. Laura.
66. Reach at least 100 followers on Letters For Lucas. I'm only 36 away. :)
67. Introduce Lucas to my ex-husband and meet his child(ren) too.
68. Milk a cow.
69. Paint a picture and hang it in my living room.
70. Break or set a world record.
71. Find my best friend from 2nd grade on Facebook.
72. Take a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon.
73. Be a game show contestant...preferably Jeopardy.
74. Walk across the Great Wall of China.
75. Ride a motorcycle.
76. Participate in a community play or music group.
77. Throw a huge party for all of my friends.
78. See an active volcano.
79. Throw a surprise party for someone.
80. Appear on the cover of a magazine.
81. Help others achieve their buried lists a la the show.
82. Spend the night at the zoo.
83. Successfully assemble a piece of furniture.
84. Learn to surf.
85. Fix my front tooth; I chipped it in the 4th grade and want to have it re-bonded.
86. Organize all my photographs.
87. Put together our wedding album
88. Celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.
89. Have one wall in my house painted bright red.
90. Own a navy blue car.
91. Sell my parent's house in Arizona.
92. Have my picture taken in a field of sunflowers.
93. Learn to make the perfect margarita.
94. Drive on the Autobahn
95. See a show on Broadway.
96. Take my 21 year old son out for a beer
Rent a convertible for a weekend and drive the entire length of the Pacific Coast Highway.
98. Breathe deeply all the days of my life and know that that's everything is going to be okay.
Thank my lucky stars everyday at how blessed I am.
100. Have a healthy second and possibly third pregnancy.

What do you want to do before you die? For clarity and focus, I highly suggest you think about it, make a list and refer to it often.

The best is yet to be.

I wrote this post for Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop - Prompt #5: Write a list of 100 things you want to do before you turn 100. Otherwise known as a "bucket list".

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OpenID said...

Wow, fly a blimp, that would be cool! I have helped on your quest for #66 and can I come with for #97?

P.S. - Got here from Mama Kats

July 8, 2010 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger "As We Speak" said...

A really wonderful, well thought out and, I might add...doable list!!

July 8, 2010 at 3:57 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

#23...done several times (I live an hour away) and it's breathtaking!
#27...would do again in a heartbeat, keep telling hubby I can pack quickly!
#49? Used to want that...maybe when I was your age. Now I would settle for a 1/2 marathon!'ll be there before you know it!
#88...I'm only 2 years away!!
#97..heading that way next week, but in a Honda Pilot. Oh well.

Great list!

July 8, 2010 at 4:00 PM  
Blogger Coma Girl said...

Great list! My favs are "learn how to apply eye make-up" - yup, me too! And "appear on the cover of a magazine" - which one??

July 8, 2010 at 5:03 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

I'm curious as to what you would say to Dr. Laura. Great list!

July 8, 2010 at 6:22 PM  
Blogger liz said...

Can I ask why a navy blue car? I think I like your list the best. You had a lot of reasonable, practical items than most that I read today.

July 8, 2010 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

This is a great list Tonya! I love how specific it is and how totally doable it is. I love that walking me down the aisle is one of them. I promise you will do this one day. : )

July 8, 2010 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Aspiring Napper said...

Wow! Very detailed list. I'm thinking of my own. Don't know if I can come up with a hundred, though!

July 9, 2010 at 1:21 AM  
Blogger WTH am I Doing? said...

I like this list! It's very practical & doable. :) The Pacific Coast Highway sounds like a fabulous idea. Not sure why I never did that when I was West Coast. Ah, well. :)

July 9, 2010 at 7:27 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

I hope that I know you long enough that we can do some of these things together, my friend ;)

July 9, 2010 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Suebug said...

If you go to Oprah can you get an extra ticket for your good friend Susan? pretty please. I love her.

July 9, 2010 at 6:28 PM  
Anonymous MamaRobinJ said...

Great list! Thanks for giving me the link.

I like a lot of the stuff on here. And I especially like how you're way over 100 followers now :)

March 25, 2011 at 9:03 PM  

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