An Abbreviated Bucket List
I’ve never seen the film—but I get the concept. What are the things I’d yet like to do whilst I trod this mortal coil? I used to have a three-part list—and I’m oh-for-three, sad to say—that consisted of:
- Run the Boston Marathon.
- Bike across the country.
- Appear on Jeopardy.
I guess my time on Scrabble got me closest to one of them, but I don’t expect to do any of those yet in my life. I’m shedding no tears, because they don’t make a current “Bucket List”. Things that do:
- I want to do a stand-up comedy gig. Seriously. I’m working on material even as we speak. Watch for it on YouTube. Eventually.
- There are several places I’d like to go on the planet: Europe, the Holy Land, Rio (again—the beauty cannot be overestimated).
- I’ve always wanted to write a book. The obstacles are at least two: discipline is the first, and subject matter is the second. I’d still like to do it.
- I want to learn to play the guitar. This is simply a matter of deciding to get serious about it. It can be done.
I’m sure that if I gave it a little more thought, I could add two or three more things to the list, but that’ll do for now…