I was checking out Todd’s blog and he had a picture of a chalkboard that read “Before I die, I want to___________” written multiple times. I responded with:
- …ride a hot air balloon.
- …drink coffee from the rooftop of a Vietnamese hotel (again).
- …learn to do bicycle climbs like Landa.
- …read the complete adventures of the Three Musketeers (not just the two that make it into films)
- …fall hopelessly in love with someone who would do the same with me.
- …write the perfect sentence.
- …take an Alaskan cruise.
- …go zip lining.
Granted, some of that is off the cuff and really hasn’t been thought out. However, I liked the exercise, and it does make me wonder about my bucket list. The thing is, my bucket list has a lot of different facets. It isn’t all about death defying experiences. It stretches from the wild to the mundane and back again.
Let us begin with the mundane: Learning
I want to learn
- how to properly tape for a painting job. Every time I do it, things just bleed through, or the pain chips when I am peeling off the tape. I bought Frog tape, falling victim to the advertising probably, but I haven’t had the chance to use it yet.
- how make ice cream. Maybe it is because I want smaller batches, or maybe it is because I want it taste better. Maybe I am just afraid of the crap that they put in the bargain ice cream….(ahem) I mean frozen dessert.
- to Tango. Pretty self explanatory. If not, check out the movie with Antonio Banderas.
- to take better pictures. Walking two steps forward was good advice, but now I need something else.
- to cook some exotic and impressive dishes. I don’t have any idea what these would be at the moment, but the idea of being a better cook is swishing around in my brain.
- how to do more than change a flat tire on my bicycle.
- how to play Wish You Were Here on the guitar.
- hang pictures easily and at the correct height.
- make bread.
- play Go.
- ride a motorcycle.
- play racquetball
- ride a horse
- fly a helicopter
By the end, the list got a bit more ambitious than when I started. That is what happens when I start thinking about it. My ambition grows. Since that isn’t a bad thing, I certainly don’t mind and look forward to future installments.
What would you like to learn