Friday, May 2, 2008

The Bucket List

Recently a friend and I watched The Bucket List starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. The basic plot involves two men, Nicholson and Freeman, who are assigned a hospital room together. Upon learning news that each is terminally ill, they make a wish list of to-dos before they kick the bucket. The movie chronicles their last adventures.

After the movie was over my friend and I discussed our own Bucket Lists. Since I am the self appointed queen of lists, I'd written one previously. Naturally.

Random Fact #1: I don't like clutter on my desk so I filed this list. Naturally.

Random Fact #2: I have no system with my personal files. I can't find my list. Naturally.

Going by memory, here are a few I wrote down:

  • Compete in a triathlon ~ Done! I plan on competing again.
  • Grow a rose garden ~ I attempted a vegetable garden last year and cultivated a total of three, read it again, three (3) beans. I have a long way to go with this goal.
  • Visit all 50 states ~ I've got 23 out of the way.
  • Own some pearl jewelry ~ Done!
  • Play a musical number on the piano at church ~ Let me stop to say I don't know how to play the piano. Yikes! Why did I write that?
  • Play on a city soft ball team ~ Done!
  • Purchase a home ~ This will need to wait.
  • Read all of Shakespeare's work ~ Friends, Romans, Bloggers, lend me your ears. For 'tis a goal that shall take a long while. I shall get to this tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow.
  • Attend and comment at a school board meeting ~ Along with purchasing the home, this goal will need to wait.

My next task is to find my Bucket List so I can remember the rest. What would you put on your Bucket List?


Beth said...

You know what's great about your Bucket List? Everything on it is realistic and doable - even the piano bit.
Mine would include more travel. That is (ultimately) doable, too.
(Gardening has long since been relegated to the been there, done that & did not succeed pile.)

your branch music chairman said...

I've put you on the list for a Sacrament Meeting musical number. How's this week for you?

RED MOJO said...

It's a good list, but maybe should add,
*Use a system when filing.

As for mine, I haven't officially made one yet, but it's definitely going to include,
*Stop procrastinating

Anonymous said...

shakespeare is SO much better when seen live. you understand better what's going on, and you really get to experience the beautiful language. i would suggest that in addition to reading all of shakespeare (a worthy goal), you should attempt to see at least a few of his greater works on the stage. atlanta has some decent theater companies, and my mom and i really enjoyed the alabama shakespeare festival if you're willing to drive to montgomery.

nice list! good luck!

bec said...

I recommend hymn #116. I can only play 10ish hymns, so I know that is one of the easiest. You don't even need to learn how to play the piano really, just have someone show you what to do and memorize it.