Bucket List…

It came in an email from Brighid.

The idea was to:-

Hit forward and place an X by all the things you’ve done,
remove the x from the ones you have not, and send it to your friends. So being a good sport, I am prepared to share it with all of you:

This is your life:

( ) Shot a gun
(X) Gone on a blind date.
( ) Skipped school
(X) Watched someone die – alas, more than one

Visited any of the following:
(X) Europe – I live in Europe and have visited quite a few countries
( ) Africa
( ) Asia
( ) Australia
( ) Antarctica
( ) Canada
( ) North America – Massachusetts
( ) South America

(X) Flown on a plane – often
(X) Served on a jury – Once
(X) Been lost – only once
(X) Travelled to the opposite side of the country – Not difficult in Ireland
(X) Swam in the Ocean. – Atlantic
(X) Cried yourself to sleep – more than once
(X) Played cops and robbers
(X) Played cowboys and Indians
(X) Recently coloured with crayons
(X) Sang Karaoke
(  ) Sang a solo or duet in public
(X) Paid for a meal with coins only
(X) Made prank phone calls – as a child
(X) Laughed until some beverage came out of your nose
(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(X) Had children – ONE
( ) Had a pet
( ) Been skinny-dipping outdoors
( ) Been fishing
(X) been boating
(X) Been downhill skiing – Does sitting on the slopes unable to stand up for laughing, count? I was wearing Skis.
(  ) Been water skiing
(  ) Been camping in a trailer/RV – No!  I’m Irish!
(X) Been camping in a tent – without a groundsheet too!
(  ) Flown in a small 4-seater airplane
(  ) Flown in a glider
(  ) Flown in a helicopter
(  ) Flown in a hot air balloon
(  ) Walked on a glacier
(X) Driven a motorcycle/been a passenger – Yes a passenger
(  ) Been bungee-jumping
(  ) Gone to a drive-in movie
(X) Done something that could have killed you-but not – Yes went on a date, it nearly did!
(  ) Done something that you will regret for the rest of your life – Regrets are a waste of energy.
(  ) Rode an elephant
(X) Eaten just cookies or cake for dinner …and ice cream for breakfast
(X) Been on TV
(  ) Stolen any traffic signs
(X) Been in a car accident – minor
(X) Donated blood
(  ) Gone Curling

Favourite drink:  Good coffee
Favourite number: 10
Favourite Colour: Cornflour Blue
Favourite movie:  84 Charring Cross Road
Favourite dessert: Not sure I remember dessert.
Where you hope to be in 10 years:  Hopefully still getting out of bed unaided and chasing Toyboys!
Furthest place you will send this message:  You tell me

19 thoughts on “Bucket List…

  1. Mayo

    i spent 5 plus years in Africa, and the opportunity to ride and elephant evaded me also. Maybe someday you will get that opportunity offered to you. All I can say is—–HANG ON!!!!!

  2. Grannymar Post author

    Mayo – Is that to hang on for the opportunity or to the elephant?

    Red Top – If the red is in a bottle and drinkable, I’m game!

  3. Rummuser

    From the Xs, I conclude that you are a very adventurous and normal person. There is still time for you to achieve your ambition in the next ten years which could include India as the farthest place to visit, and you may of course extend it to Australia if some other blogger friends insist!

  4. Delirious

    I think “cornflour blue” is what the crayola company named their crayon “Periwinkle”. My daughter painted her room a deep shade of it, and it is beautiful!

    I might have to steal this and make my own list. 🙂

  5. Grannymar Post author

    Ramana – Who knows where the next ten years will take me, some days I would like to do my version of Shirley Valentine and take off with a one way ticket…..

    Tilly – Or should that be Blonde Tilly? You are way ahead of me, although I never want to shoot a gun, I wouldn’t mind trying the others.

    Delirious – Steal away, I posted it here rather than sending it as emails to people, this way those who want to, can play with it.

  6. wisewebwoman

    Yeah, I shot a gun and skipped school, sang in public, had many, many pets, still do, swam nekkid in the freezing Irish Atlantic ocean and recommend it, fished, went to a drive-in movie when my babies were small and would sleep through it all……..
    Can’t wait for more items on the list…

  7. Alice

    That was fun. Your downhill skiing experience sounds a lot like mine: I never made it to the top because the rope lift kept sliding through the flimsy gloves I was wearing. What I spent most of my time doing was learning how to get up with long thingies strapped to my feet, and a new technique for walking downhill in deep snow.

  8. Nick

    Ah, but a checklist is not a life. What really makes you the individual you are is how you experienced all those things and what effect they had on you….

    Somehow it surprises me that you’ve never sung a solo or duet in public.

  9. Grannymar Post author

    WWW – Go do them girl!

    Alice – I spent most of my time laughing so much I was unable to stand up!

    Nick – I had a sing along voice, now the singing part is totally gone. Pity, because I would have loved to be a REAL singer.

  10. The Old Fossil

    Grannymar, if we have done one thing more than what would be considered normal, can we borrow from that to check something else? The reason I’m asking is that I did a quite a bit of skinny-dipping outdoors in my twenties.

  11. Grannymar Post author

    Tee O – Is skinny dipping the only thing you can mark off the list? Surely as part of your excavation work you have travelled?

  12. The Old Fossil

    True, I have and I have flown in a helicopter – even piloted one – and flown in a hot air balloon. But, I sing so poorly that I thought I should probably remove some of the other checkmarks.

    I also thought the “had children” was a tough question for a guy.

  13. Grannymar Post author

    Tee O – Now a hot air balloon is one form of travel I would love to try. As for children.. do I remember correctly? Did you say you have children? If so, then perhaps you did make a contribution.

  14. The Old Fossil

    I was there when it happened! Enthusiastic, even.

    I had always wondered how they directed Hot Air balloons. Turns out the air currents flow different directions at different altitudes, so the pilot raises and lowers the balloon to change direction. That’s why they are seldom used in hurricanes.

  15. Grannymar Post author

    Tee O – Glad to hear you made a personal appearance!

    The different air currents, do they still throw sand over the side to raise the balloon to a higher altitude?


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