Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Yes to the elephant, no to skinny-dipping


A cousin of mine sent me an email the other day titled Bucket List. Since she recently crossed one of her bucket list items off (driving from California to Georgia), I opened it. It had a list of things that I was supposed to check if I'd done it. Color me surprised that I found several on the list that I couldn't put an X by.

Since I'm in full confession mode in the wake of my handwriting post, I figured it might be interesting for you to see just how sheltered I've been, and yet I still consider myself a writer. Seems to me that my education needs to be furthered a bit, don't you agree?

Here's the list.

(  ) Shot a gun
(  ) Shot anyone
(x) Gone on a blind date
(x) Skipped school
( ) Been to Canada
( ) Been to Alaska 
( ) Been to Cuba  
( )Been to Bahamas 
( ) Been to Europe
( ) Been to Las Vegas   
( ) Been to Mexico
(x) Been to Florida
(X) Been to California
( ) Been to Maine
(x) Been on a plane
( ) Been on a Cruise Ship
(X)  Finished reading books you started
(X) Sang Karaoke 
(X)  Paid for a meal with coins only 
( ) Made prank phone calls
(x) Laughed until some beverage came out of your nose 
(X) Read the Bible completely through
(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(X) Made snow angels
(x) Danced in the rain
(X) Skipped Rocks
(X) Written a letter to Santa Claus 
( ) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(X) Watched the sunrise with someone
( ) Stayed out all night.
(x) Blown bubbles
( ) Gone ice skating
( ) Gone skiing
( ) Camped out under the stars
(x) Seen something so beautiful that it took your breath away 
(x) Are or have been married
(X) Have children. 
(  ) Have Grand Children
(x) Have / had a pet
( ) Been skinny dipping outdoors 
(x) Been fishing
(x) Been boating
( ) Been water skiing
( ) Been hiking
( )  Been scuba diving
(X) Been camping in a trailer/RV
( ) Flown in a small 2-seater airplane
( )Flown in a glider 
(X)Been flying in a helicopter 
( ) Been flying in a hot air balloon 
( ) Been BUNGEE-jumping
(x) Gone to a drive-in movie
( ) Ever sneak into a drive-in movie
(X) Done something that should have killed you (could have) 
(x) Done something that you will regret for the rest of your life
( ) Been to Africa
( )Taken  a train ride
(X) Ever ride an elephant (nope, the pix with the elephant isn't me -- I was about 7 when I rode a pachyderm.)
(x) Ever eaten just cookies for dinner 
(X) Ever been on T.V. 
( ) Ever steal any traffic signs   
(x) Ever been in a car accident  
(x) Had a nickname 

(x) Name ever been in the local paper
(X) Ever been to Asia
( ) Ever been to Australia
( ) Been sky-diving
( ) Driven/ridden in a car going more than 100 mph
(  ) milked a cow
( )went to summer camp
(  ) plucked a chicken
 
Favorite drink:  Iced tea
Tattoo: Nope    
Do you drive a 4-door vehicle: Yep
Favorite number: 7
Favorite holiday: Thanksgiving
favorite dessert: apple pie and ice cream
Where do you see yourself  in 10 years: Seeing my daughter start college, maybe a full time writer

So of this list, what surprised you the most about me? What have you done that I haven't? How have you mined those experiences to use in your writing? Share a few stories in my comments trail, and if you'd like, consider yourself tagged to use this in YOUR blog!

8 comments:

Linda G. said...

The one that surprised me is that you've done something you'll regret for the rest of your life. Hard for me to picture that. :)

Piedmont Writer said...

I can't believe you've never been kissed under the mistletoe. You need to rectify that.

I think this is fun and I might just steal the idea, although not the list (hope you don't mind) my bucket isn't anything like your cousin's.

Posey said...

Yes. Definitely kiss under a mistletoe. I kissed under one at my wedding. It was a Christmas wedding. :)

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

I go up in a small plane about once a week. And I've actually stolen a traffic sign, but it was when I was a teen. I'd never steal anything now.

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Ooh, you've been to Asia?? I've been as far as Africa, but a trip to the Far East is definitely on my bucket list!

Matthew Rush said...

Wow, what a list Cynthia! I've done a lot of stuff you haven't, but also haven't done some of the things you have. What fun this is to think about!

Also, I thought you were from Georgia? I live north of Atlanta (though am no native) and as far as I can tell there is no such thing as Iced Tea around here. The is only Sweet Tea and everything else!

Elizabeth Flora Ross said...

Don't knock skinny dipping outdoors. I am a very modest person, but have done that on more than one occasion. Very freeing and exhilerating. ;)

That is a huge list! I thought a bucket list was supposed to be shorter. LOL On the regret thing, I don't believe in it. Regret is a waste of time. You can wish you had done something differently. But you probably learned a valuable lesson. And how can you regret that?

Tawna Fenske said...

I counted 46 yeses on my own list, and I'm totally forcing you to go skinny dipping if we ever meet in person :)

Tawna