The List

This was originally posted on Facebook, but I thought I would share with my reading audience here as well.

This is my list of the things I want to accomplish before I kick the bucket. I guess you could call it a bucket list if you wanted too. They are in no particular order, though I did try to group them a bit. Enjoy!

1. Become a father
2. Watch my children be born
3. Become a grandfather
4. Write my father’s biography
5. Write the story of my life
6. Have a great and fulfilling sex life
7. Find true and unconditional love with another person (again)
8. Have sex on the beach
9. Have a one night stand
10. Take a candlelit bath with someone
11. Sleep under the stars with the one I love
12. Spend New Year’s Eve in an exotic place with someone special
13. Ask someone I’ve just met on a date
14. Dance with a stranger in a foreign country
15. Achieve fulfillment in my life
16. Maintain a 36-inch waste
17. Quit my job by an all-staff e-mail
18. Get Certified as a Public Accountant
19. Earn my PhD, discipline TBD
20. Teach a college course
21. Be paid to give a speech
22. Start my own business
23. Write a best-seller
24. Go on a television news show as an expert
25. Perform stand-up comedy
26. Own a hand-made suit
27. Read every “classic” novel
28. Read a new book every two weeks
29. Hold elected office
30. Earn $1 million in one calendar year
31. Endow a scholarship
32. Own a vacation home
33. Donate money to charity ($100k+)
34. Build my dream home
35. Find a cause and support it fully
36. Have a hole in one while playing golf
37. Bowl a 300 game
38. Dunk a basketball
39. Run up Currahee Mountain
40. Run a half-marathon
41. Run a marathon
42. Participate in the Boston Marathon
43. Complete a triathlon
44. Hike the Appalachian Trail from start to finish
45. Fully restore a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle
46. Attend a baseball game in every stadium (Major League)
47. Catch a ball in the stands of a baseball stadium
48. Play in the World Series of Poker
49. Bet $10,000 on one spin of roulette
50. Learn to ski and snowboard
51. Learn to surf
52. Surf and snowboard on the same day
53. Learn to play the piano
54. Learn to play the guitar
55. Learn to fly a plane
56. Brew my own beer
57. Learn 75 Skills Every Man Should Master
58. Drive a Lamborghini over 200 miles per hour
59. Skinny dip at midnight
60. Buy a round of drinks in a crowded bar in a foreign country
61. Hit a home run in a professional baseball stadium
62. Get a tattoo with meaning
63. Go skydiving
64. Bungee jump
65. Appear on Jeopardy
66. Visit all 50 states
67. Set foot on all seven continents
68. Visit Normandy and Iwo Jima
69. Live abroad for one year, country TBD
70. Become fluent in a foreign language
71. See Northern and Southern Lights
72. Meet the President of the United States
73. Visit Tibet and meditate with Buddhist monks
74. Visit Machu Picchu
75. See the Great Pyramids
76. Go to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany
77. See Taj Mahal
78. See Stonehenge
79. See Mount Rushmore
80. See Great Wall of China
81. Go on a cruise
82. Be a spectator at the World Cup
83. Plant a tree every year on my birthday
84. Spend a week at sea
85. Visit Paris
86. Touch an iceberg
87. Go on a road trip without a destination
88. Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge
89. Stay a week in a five-star hotel
90. Ride the Trans-Siberian Express across Asia
91. Drive across America from coast to coast
92. Drive on the Autobahn
93. Cross a country on bicycle
94. Ride an elephant
95. Bathe in the Ganges River
96. Go on an African safari
97. Visit Jerusalem
98. Kiss the Blarney Stone
99. Drive down Route 66 on a motorcycle
100. Visit 100 different countries
101. Go on a vacation without luggage

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