Monday, February 04, 2008

Fun Monday - The Bucket List

Tiggerlane is the host this week for Fun Monday and here is her assignment:

Have you heard of The Bucket List? Well, that's what I want from you! Make a list of things you want to do before you die. It must be at least five items - and you can make it as long as you desire. Photos are optional. And let's hear about some of the wackiest, most bizarre to-do's on your Bucket List!
Well, for me, personally, every list I ever make, changes from day to day, based on what transpires that day. Looking at where I am now in comparison to how far I've come, I'd have to say that my life is just about perfect, today anyway. Everyone in my immediately family is in pretty good health. No, we don't live in a fancy mansion, but our house is just perfectly suited for us and it's in the exact right location. And while I'm still pretty tickled to drive my new car, it's a used one and more economical than elegant. I have THE BEST relationship ever with my husband, and can't imagine any way that life could get any better. Period. My kids are an ongoing challenge, but they make good choices and we make progress on picking up the dirty clothes, and we all love each other... can you really ask for anything more?

.....Sound of a phonograph needle being scraped across a record.....

OK... OK... Five things that, may or may not cause me to say "Now I can die happy."

1. Go to Europe, England specifically. See the Globe Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon... oh and Auchtermuchty, Scotland. Take pictures.

2. Find some pictures, and/or living decendants of my paternal grandmother's side of the family. The Bryant's of Webster County, Kentucky. Sebree, Kentucky to be specific. Emma, her younger brother Clive, their father Thaddeus, or their grandmother Rebecca. Get that all documented and on an Internet Family Tree.

3. Visit the ruins of the Mayan pyramids. Get abducted by ancient astronauts. Take pictures.

4. Write a novel, or a book, or a childrens story, or a pamphlet for God's sake. Write something. Oh, and have it published.

5. Find Mike Tinney. Back in high school, he was my best friend's boyfriend, and the closest thing I had to a big brother. They broke up, but we stayed friends, then he got married to a girl, that according to friends, sent him to his room and never let him out. I miss him. He taught me how to drive cool, but defensively; how to stop hiccupping; the value of making eye contact with friends' parents; how to survive a broken heart; how to light a match in the wind; that it's a long walk home when you're a smart ass to the driver; how to smile when there will never ever be anything to smile at ever again; how to stay close to the people who are your real friends. Maybe he needs to relearn that last one.

41 comments:

Tiggerlane said...

I'm lovin' the "get abducted by ancient astronauts" one - can you imagine how much your camera would probably freak them out? Something tells me that Mike Tinney will google his name and find this post eventually. Thanks for participating!

ChrisB said...

That sounds like you have a very happy life. I would recommend a trip to England but the I'm biased! I can see it would be nice for you to catch up with your high school friend!

mjd said...

Great list, reading these lists, I want to add to mine. The Mayan Ruins yes...ancient astronauts no.

Jettie said...

An excellant list!! reading every one elses is making my list longer!!

Robin said...

Great list!

Nanowrimo prompted me to get started on writing and still trying. Whether or not it gets published, I will have accomplished writing a book.

happy monday

Robin of mytwoblessings

Sauntering Soul said...

Hysterical! I love, love, love your list.

Mike Tinney sounds like just the sort of person you would want to find again.

And if I ever get a pamphlet published I'd be happy too.

janet said...

i love your list... especially number 3. i'll be waiting to see the pictures!!!

Serina Hope said...

Great great list. Good luck on finding your friend, he sounds great.

Sandy said...

That's it! I am going to start an online publishing house...oh wait, google already did!

Terrific list!

Peter said...

I'm so glad I live in Australia and get to post my Fun Mondays early, I would have 100 things on my list by now if I read all the others and then did mine.

Celeste said...

Great list!

The best present I received at Christmas was a family album that my mother produced of my father's side of the family. She scanned pictures that my aunt had kept -- pictures from the 1900-1940's. She had the album bound and gave a copy to both my brother and I. I will always cherish that. Good luck finding pictures....

laurie said...

ok, i get the london thing. i even get the astronaut thing.

but .... Auchtermuchty, Scotland? you didn't pull that out of thin air....

Alison said...

I love your list...I hope you find your old friend, that would be very special.

Faye said...

Relatives in Kentucky? Well small world since I live right in the middle of the state. Western Kentuckyy would be a good place to ramble around in to "leaf out" the family tree.

I think my to find guy's name would be John Brent. . .

Michelle said...

Very nice list!!

Mamalang said...

Very nice list...that last one is something we've probably all experienced. I hope he finds this post and finds you.

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Wow. You sound like you're coming from a very good place in your life. Good for you.

The Mayan ruins are all they're cracked up to be...and more. You'll love them. (Just wear flat shoes!)

Cynthia said...

Hope you find Mike.

Alix said...

Great list. I hope you find Mike and I hope you visit England it is lovely. Make time to go to Norwich and see the fens - beautiful and under rated by the rest of the country!

Kaytabug said...

Those are great! I hope you find Mike. I would love to see the Mayan ruins, but I will skip the ancient astronauts!! Funny lady!!

Jan said...

I hope you find Mike. It's the pits to lose contact. Great list.

Gattina said...

I think the older you get the shorter the list if there is any. When you are in your 30 such a list is fun, but in my age ?? With one foot in my grave ? lol !

Patience-please said...

I live in Western Kentucky.
I hope you reconnect with Mike. fun list!

Patience

Pamela said...

I'm hooked on the Mayan ruins and ancient astronauts.... and writing a pamphlet "for God's sake"

you've got some funny bones.

ped crossing said...

I hope you find your lost friend. It sounded like a great friendship.

bermudabluez said...

Write a pamphlet for God's sake!!! LOL!! You are too funny!!! And I really hope you find your friend, Mike. I've looked up a couple of my old friends and it is really nice to just make that connection!! Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back to read more of your blog....love your header by the way!!

bermudabluez said...

Write a pamphlet for God's sake!!! LOL!! You are too funny!!! And I really hope you find your friend, Mike. I've looked up a couple of my old friends and it is really nice to just make that connection!! Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back to read more of your blog....love your header by the way!!

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Abducted by ancient astronauts fits with my space travel so I'm with you on that one!

Lil Mouse said...

i put that i wanted to find somebody too, a foreign exchange student from our high school. he was a really nice kid. i wish i would have hung out with him more.

kitten said...

I hear ya on the satisfied life and that's good. Hope you and Mike can reunite. Good luck.

nikki said...

OOooooo, I wanna go visit ruins too!! Aztec, Mayan, any will do!

Megnificent said...

Aw, good luck finding Mike. With the tools we have available now, I'm sure you'll have some success.

Megnificent said...

Aw, good luck finding Mike. With the tools we have available now, I'm sure you'll have some success.

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

Good luck in finding Mike. And do come to England and see more than the Globe Theatre and Stratford. It's a little country with a lot to see.

raising3saints said...

Hmmm, another one who wants to get back in touch with someone; maybe I ought to act on that urge too!

Ole Phat Stu said...

1)Celebrate my 64th birthday ;-)
2)Celebrate my 75th birthday ;-)
3)Celebrate my 86th birthday ;-)
4)Celebrate my 97th birthday ;-)
5)Celebrate my 108th birthday ;-)
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lisa marie said...

This is the first list I've seen with "get abducted . . " on it. :) How fun. I too would love to see the Mayan Pyramids. My husband is from Honduras and I would love to get that area.

Crown Princess said...

I love #5

You are all signed up for next week.

Retrohipster said...

ancient astronauts, awesome watch the probes!!!

Debs said...

Good list.

Mike Golch said...

here is a couple of mine.1) Go to chicago and see the U-505 at the museum of science and industry.it was the enemy warship the the United States captured during the second world war.
2)go see the liberty bell.
3)go see the smithsodian(wish I could spell better)
4)go bungy jumping(fat chance on that one,I'm such a chicken now a days)drive an Indy car.
5)drive a daytona race car.