Life Adventures, Bucket List

Below is an ever growing, ever changing and evolving list of items that I would like to do in my life time. Some would consider this to be a bucket list, while others just simply a list of goals. For me, it’s a little more personal. Each goal represents something I’m passionate about. Some are easy, while others not so much. Most are in no particular order. I would also love to hear your comments and suggestions of things to add to the list. And while there are items on the completed list, by no means does that indicate I won’t do them again.

The list

  1. Perform a minimum five-minute stand-up comedy act
  2. Have lunch with Sir Richard Branson
  3. Act with a STOMP performance for one scene
  4. Bungee jump
  5. Be an extra on SNL
  6. Scuba the Great Barrier Reef
  7. Surf in Hawaii
  8. Take sailing lessons (it’ll make the next three significantly easier)
  9. Sail across the Atlantic Ocean
  10. Sail across the Pacific Ocean
  11. Sail around the world
  12. Drive a race car
  13. Perform as a cartoon character voice
  14. Complete an Ironman Triathalon
  15. Qualify for the Boston Marathon
  16. Compete in the Boston Marathon
  17. See Wimbeldon finals
  18. See French Open finals
  19. Hang glide (ideally over Rio de Janeiro)
  20. Fly an airplane
  21. Run naked in the rain
  22. Golf at St. Andrew’s, Scotland – the birthplace of golf
  23. Golf at Pebble Beach
  24. Ride every roller coaster – in other words, never say no to the opportunity!
  25. Visit the south pole
  26. Visit the north pole
  27. Participate in the Tour de France
  28. Learn to speak Spanish
  29. Compose a song (write the words, collaborate on melody)
  30. Appear in a Hollywood movie
  31. Appear on a TV show
  32. Ride in a hot air balloon
  33. Go fire walking
  34. Break a Guinness World Record
  35. Have coffee with a World War veteran and listen to their story
  36. Lay in bed all day – just because
  37. Write & publish a book
  38. See a show on Broadway
  39. Have a picnic in Central Park
  40. High-five ten random strangers
  41. Walk in to a crowded elevator facing everyone and speak “Thank you. I’ve gathered you all here today…”
  42. Visit Alaska
  43. Provide voice over for a national TV/Radio commercial
  44. Attend the Academy Awards
  45. Hand out an Oscar
  46. Present a Gemini Award
  47. Present an Emmy Award
  48. Host an awards show
  49. Be the emcee for a strangers wedding
  50. Crash a wedding – just for the heck of it
  51. Love daily
  52. Get a weekend in Vegas comped with full VIP treatment (cars, meals, suite)
  53. Take in amazing DJ shows in Ibiza
  54. Have tea with Oprah
  55. Join the mile high club
  56. Build a Habitat for Humanity home
  57. Donate blood regularly – at least four times per year
  58. Audition for a band – just for the experience
  59. Vacation on Necker Island
  60. Place $1000 on a hand of Blackjack in Monte Carlo, Monaco
  61. Experience the F1 Monaco Grand Prix live, in person
  62. Sleep in a castle
  63. Become debt free
  64. Live debt free
  65. Raise a happy, healthy, inventive, creative, intelligent child – thankfully that sounds like Ava
  66. Run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain
  67. Participate in Tomantina – the tomato fight in Buñol, Spain
  68. Milk a cow
  69. Ride a camel in the Sahara desert
  70. See gorillas in the wild in Uganda
  71. Enjoy tea with the Dalai Lama
  72. Spend a week at a silent retreat
  73. Attend a Native American sweat lodge ceremony
  74. Throw the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game
  75. Drop the puck at an NHL game
  76. Get my pilots license
  77. Celebrate New Year’s Eve in New York Times Square
  78. Kiss my love at midnight on New Year’s Eve in New York
  79. Be invited to the Playboy Mansion’s Halloween Party
  80. See the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade
  81. Have lunch with Hugh Hefner
  82. Have sex in the ocean
  83. “Unauthorized” all access tour of Alcatraz
  84. Throw an amazing party that everyone talks about – and tie it to charity as a bonus
  85. Brew my own beer – likely just once
  86. Be a member of a studio audience on a TV show
  87. Drink beer at Oktoberfest in Munich – again
  88. Fly somewhere on an Airbus A380
  89. Fly somewhere on a Boeing 747
  90. Get backstage at a Rolling Stones concert, as a guest
  91. Have photo taken with the Rolling Stones, while back stage
  92. Experience weightlessness
  93. Give a keynote speech
  94. Give a paid keynote speech
  95. Make a complete fool of myself
  96. Learn to juggle three items (balls, bowling pins, fruit, etc)
  97. Do a polar bear swim
  98. Kiss the Blarney Stone
  99. Visit Auschwitz and be forever humbled
  100. Smile all day
  101. Go nude on a nude beach
  102. Do the red carpet at a Hollywood premiere
  103. Take a punch from Mike Tyson
  104. Be in a circus act
  105. See a movie at a drive-in theatre
  106. Share happiness and inspire the world
  107. Visit Easter Island and have a conversation with a ‘head’
  108. Sing karaoke
  109. Ride a bull…like a real one, not a mechanical one
  110. See an opera in Italy
  111. See a Broadway show on Broadway
  112. Sex in the rain

Completed Items

  1. Complete a half-marathon
    Completed: Manitoba Marathon, Winnipeg, MB, Jun 23, 1991 ~ 1:43:xx
    Completed: Manitoba Marathon, Winnipeg, MB, Jun 20, 1993 ~ 1:41:xx
    Completed: Manitoba Marathon, Winnipeg, MB, Jun 22, 2004 ~ 2:28:44
    Completed: Manitoba Marathon, Winnipeg, MB, Jun 20, 2010 – 2:04:31
  2. Ride a bobsled
    Completed: ”Bobsled Bullet” Canada Olympic Park, Calgary, AB, 2002
  3. Ride an Olympic bobsled
    Completed: Canada Olympic Park, Calgary, AB, Feb 2010
  4. Bike down Haleakala volcano
    Completed: Maui, HI, 2004
  5. Ride world’s tallest ferris wheel (it was at the time; barely)
    Completed: London Eye, London, UK, May 2006
  6. Complete a full-marathon
    Completed: Honolulu Marathon, Honolulu, HI, Dec 13, 2009 – 4:44:56
    Honolulu Marathon, Honolulu, HI, Dec 8, 2013 – 4:51:47
    Honolulu Marathon, Honolulu, HI, Dec 10, 2017 – 5:37:59
  7. Make the front page of the newspaper
    Completed: Calgary Herald, Calgary, AB, March 10, 2012
  8. Drink a boot of beer
    Completed: Monday, July 9, 2012 at Wurst Calgary
  9. Participate in Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog eating contest on July 4
    Attempted: Qualifier, Calgary, AB, Jun. 8, 2013 – 10 in 10:00
  10. Back of house tour of a movie theatre
  11. Completed: Calgary, AB, June 9, 2012
  12. Audition for a reality TV show
  13. Completed: Big Brother Canada open casting call, Calgary, AB, Sep 30, 2012
  14. Drive a convertible with the top down and music blaring – preferably in a warm climate
  15. Completed: Dec. 11-16, 2009, Oahu, HI
  16. Eat an oyster
    Completed: Jul. 25, 2013 at Porterhouse Calgary, AB – 9 of them
  17. See the Greek Acropolis
    Completed: Jun. 15, 2019
  18. Run a Spartan Race
    Completed: Aug. 18, 2012, Calgary, AB – 0:51:25.30
  19. See a TED talk live
    Completed: TEDxYYC, Calgary, AB, Jun. 26, 2015
  20. Speak at a conference
    Completed: WordCamp YYC, Calgary, AB, May 25, 2013
    Completed: Podcast Movement 2014, Dallas, TX, Aug. 17, 2014
    Completed: NMX/New Media Expo, Las Vegas, NV, Apr. 16, 2015
    Completed: WordCamp YYC, Calgary, AB, May 23, 2015
  21. Swim with dolphins
    Completed: Jan. 21, 2013, Cozumel, MX

The list should go on. Feel free to also let me know on Twitter with #labl as the hash tag. My plan is to always have at minimum 100 on the ‘active’ list while completing items will be reflected.

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