Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Bucket List

Yesterday I went to see the film Bucket list with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. Basically the film was about composing a "bucket list," a collection of all the things they wanted to do, see and experience in life before they kicked the bucket.

So I started to think what I would put on my bucket list.
My first one being of course to make sure C is ok.
My second is I would love to visit the place where I was born.
I wont bore you with any more as i would like to know yours!

So off the top of your head what would be on your bucket list?

If you would like to take this further there are a couple of websites that might be of interest.

43 things is a social networking site where users create accounts and then share lists of goals and hopes. The most popular goals on there are; lose weight, stop procrastinating, fall in love, write a book, be happy, get a tattoo, drink more water, go on a road trip with no predetermined destination, travel the world, and get married!

Your 100 things One of the best ways to achieve your own goals is to create public accountability and support by sharing them with a wide audience.

71 comments:

Chris H said...

-Go on a World Wide Cruise, stopping to shop in lots of exotic locations!
-See all my childen happily grown up and settled.
- Bungy Jump into water.

Mima said...

Mine is very normal and very sad, bed bound I may be, but I would still like to meet a man and fall in love.

Casdok said...

I dont think that is sad at all. You may have to get a bigger bed though!!

motherx said...

Mine is just to make sure boys are ok. Nothing else. Theres things Id love to do but Im realistic and boys are the most important.
Boys go to special schools. Ws is for more severe learning difficulties. Z has moderate learning difficulties.

motherx said...

btw, seen that movie. Really liked it. Dont like sad bits though...but Morgan Freeman was brilliant.

Elissa - Managing Autism said...

I'd probably start with experiencing my kids growing up and living totally fulfilling, happy lives...

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

I would love to buy the forest that I live in the middle of . . . get rid of all the pine - which they are doing at the moment and plant it with broad leaf natural to Scotland and turn it into a nature reserve.

Although the above is more wish list than bucket list. I do the lottery every week though.

Honeysuckle said...

1. Finally feel like I belong somewhere.

2. See both children (one of each: disabled and non-disabled) happily in relationships.

And something I should've done years ago...

3. ...take an Inter-Rail trip around Europe with just my husband and a rucsac.

buffalodickdy said...

To take a road trip across America, never using a freeway, stopping where it looks interesting- and writing a book about it. Just to let others know there is a rich life out of the fast lane...

laughingwolf said...

see my three children established, in some way... older is working on her master's degree, so she will be first there....

titration said...

I started a goal/bucket list when I was in high school. It really does help to write those things down. This was a great reminder to start a new one.

Seriously thought how can you have on your list "fall in love" that you can't control. You can control going on a date.

Rosie said...

Finish a novel.

See a grandchild.(preferably one of mine)

Go back to India

madam ovary said...

See the cave paintings of Altamira and piss on the grave of Bruno Bettelheim.

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

Need to think about that, as there would be quite a few ....

Don't know if its your end or mine, but the '100 things' link is coming up with a server error. Good post.

The Muse said...

I want to see that movie...My list is simple. Like you and most others make sure the kids are provided for (I have to change my plans as an illness will prevent my original caretaker from doing it). I want to see a race in Bristol, TN. I would like to travel to an exotic beach, with blue waters, and just lay there listening to the waves.

moooooog35 said...

My bucket list:

1) Don't write a bucket list.

Dammit.

Screwed it up already.

Lane said...

Hhmm. I'm going to be really shallow here.
Off the top of my head = publication and living somewhere warm:-)

Jade said...

I love this post. My list would be to
1) Start my own program servicing Children with Spectrum Diagnosis and well as providing emotional and mental health support for their families.

2)Travel the world. EVERYWHERE

3) Meet each of you bloggers that have touched my heart. Including you!

Ohh how the list could go on.... :-) great post.
Wishing the best for you and Mr C!!!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Know 100% that Amy is happy and settled. Also, overcome my fear of the sea and go deep sea diving.

Crystal xx

LceeL said...

1. Sky dive.
2. Be in a movie.
3. Make love like we did in our 20's, one. more. time.

Marla Baltes said...

The movie sounds pretty good. I want to go to Disney World for about a week with M and J. We went once before and it was fantastic. So good that we all really want to go as many times as we can.

SB said...

Oh I am so gonna steal this idea. I NEED a bucket list. How was the movie? I love Morgan Freeman, he's so good.

Eleanor said...

What saddens me about the lottery is that my chances of winning are not appreciably improved by actually buying a ticket. . . .

I want to go to Prague and St. Petersburg. I want to see where the white and black Amazons mix - take a cruise down that river, most likely. I want to wake up in one of those big canvas safari tents in Kenya with big game snuffling around the camp before dawn. I would like to stay in a castle, a real one. I want to learn to sail. I want to learn to throw pottery. I want to become a proficient watercolorist. I want to work a farm.

That's plenty. I think that there are more, but it is odd how much work it takes to sort through what one really wants! Not used to thinking of what I want, only what needs to be accomplished and what the family wants.

Niksmom said...

Top of my list, of course, would be to see Nik grown, happy, and taken care of (either by himself or, if not, then a fulltime loving care giver).

Next, a large famiy reunion to gather aunts, uncles, cousins I haven't seen in many years.

Next, would be to buy back my grandparents' mountain home in Connecticut to keep in my family --so full of wonderful memories.

Finally go on the exotic honeymoon that Niksdad and I never had (we chose to use the $ to put toward a house instead).

Return to Italy to the village of my great=grandmother's famiy.

Write a book, write music, sing at the Met or LaScala (or both!). Learn to paint.

Just a few...

Patty said...

bucketlist for me would be...
spend a week with Emery in some snowed in cabin
sail on a three masted scooner
see the northern lights

E said...

Every couple of years we and our kids do five year lists. They help us make our vacation choices and to just live regularly with some intention. One year my eleven year old, now 23, had ....to kiss a girl... on his list.
They are a great way of reflecting and looking back on them is a wonderful thing.

Motherhood for Dummies said...

I would love to learn another language...I have tried several times...but I keep going back to try and master English :)

I want to learn as many instruments as possible....at least 10....I alreayd have 3 down.

And be able to say I have gone to ever continent :) I love traveling. I really would love to live in London again.

Tom Foolery said...

To achieve inner peace and learn how to sing TFX

the mother of this lot said...

Do I need a bucket?

Award for you over here....

Akelamalu said...

I would like to swim with dolphins, but in the wild not at a theme park.
Visit the grand ole opry
Sail round the world on a private yacht

What numbers do you think will win the lottery this week? :)

Jennifer said...

Besides the obvious things with seeing my children grown and happy, etc., I would say living on a tropical island somewhere, for an extended amount of time. But, I want to do that for 6 months of the year, every year, so it can't be a Bucket List thing or I won't have enough time (years) to enjoy the process? Hmm. This thing is harder than it sounds. ;)

dawn said...

Wow what a great post, it makes you realize what you actually have when you go to write alist, I wish for my childrens happiness and just for some real peace. Thanks for the Bday wishes

bindhiya said...

Great post!
my list is to...settle back in India with my family..

bindi

andrea said...

Jack and Morgan must have been awesome cinema companions -- so much inside insight! :) I love the bucket list idea. Must think on it some more.

David said...

Great Post!
I did one similar to find out what people like to eat. "What you put in your Domesday vault"?
It is sort of like the old desert Island question.."what 4 cd's, 4 books, 4 movies ...for the rest of your life"
Love your posts!
Thanks
David

Vi said...

Urgh - I couldn't find a bucket big enough to put my list in!

Dr.John said...

1. Get a portable oxygen compressor
2. Visit Finland

Kahless said...

Wow. I like this idea and will post on it I think.

Cheers!

Pink Icing said...

A few years back I did a '50 things to do before I die' list.....I've added number 63! I have however achieved 7 things on the list.....
Good post

CrazyCath said...

Lovely post.
Mine for years has been to see my boys to adulthood. The rest's a bonus.

I'd love to see Australia. I want to see a different starry sky and to see water go down the plug hole the other way.

I'd like to see the earth from space once.

But these are dreams. My bucket list is my first one. That's it!

Odat said...

Live in Tahiti!

Peace

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

I'm working on my big one, writing a book.

Kelley said...

Sleep through the night.

But then again I can sleep forever after kicking the bucket so I will have to think further on the subject...

Ron said...

Ooooh this is FUN, Casdok!

1. Take one whole year and travel.
2. Learn another language.
3. And move the hell out of Philadelphia.

tee, hee, hee!

Oh, and 4. Buy a bucket.

Enjoy your day, dear lady!

DJ Kirkby said...

Oh! I want to see this movie now, sounds great and I like both those actors.

Karen said...

All that's popping into my head is this--to have many years of comfortable retirement with my husband. No worries about our son, no worries about money, no worries about our parents. Just the two of us, spending the days together exactly as we want.

Cheri said...

Thinking about things I want to do someday helps get through these looooong days at school.

1) Travel travel travel, castles, wonders of the earth, safari, rollercoaster and Island vacations are just a start.
2) Write that novel. Or two.
3) Sky Dive/Base jump.

These long days at school will be over by the end of this year. Then I will start doing some of the things on that list.

Get Off My Lawn! said...

The last thing I want to do is die defending a small bridge from overwhelming odds, buying just enough time for everyone else to escape unharmed. Can't think of a better way to go. See you in Valhalla.

Nicey said...

Nice post ...

1/ To be 100% with who am i, with who I am with and with what I have.

2/ Visit South America

3/ To be financially secure

4/ To date a woman with blonde hair and big norkes he he he he

Rhonda said...

Wear Cowboy boots.
Sleep in a tree.

Chopski said...

travel in time.

KAREN said...

To stop procrastinating would be near the top of my list! I want to finish my novel!!

Otherwise I'm actually pretty ok with what I've achieved so far :o)

Greatfullivin said...

Geeez....my bucket list, off the top of my head I would love to:
1.See my grandchildren grow up!

2.Take a paddlewheel cruise down the entire Mississippi River.

3.Finish setting up the gardens around our property.

BTW, thanks for the visit! I enjoyed it!

captain corky said...

I really have to think about what on my list. I know I want to win the lottery! That's number 1 on my list. ;)

Morgan Freeman is an amazing actor.

WomensDaily said...

Backpack through Europe is on my bucket list. :O)

Billy said...

1) Get rid of all the dysfunctional people in my life.

2) hot air ballooning.

3) Getting a million dollar advance for a book

4) Visit Europe

5) Become an amateur astronomer

FXSmom said...

* Make sure my kids will be ok after I die

* Go to my mother's birth place ~ San Juan, Puerto Rico

* Find my mother

There is a bunch more but those are my top 3 :)

Travis Erwin said...

See one of my novels published is the tops after watching my boys grow up.

Jim said...

My wife and I have our own list what we want to do when I retire from work. Its a long list. We are "home" people and prefer to stay home so we are looking for home entertainment, activities and bigger kitchen.

Flea said...

My bucket list is here:
http://thegoodflea.com/2008/02/fred-and-bessies-list.html
:D

CrazyCath said...

Just to respond - yes blogging is great! And btw I lurve your profile photo.

Bonnie said...

OK, I want to take a bath in warm chocolate pudding... yum, yum...

Learn to ballroom dance.

Visit Fiji with the hubbo.

MOTHER OF MANY said...

Get a hip replacement so I can run a marathon.....just kidding, well about the marathon anyway!

Samantha said...

Mine would simply be to have a child. I would love that experience but I'm not in the right place just yet!

Angela said...

I want to sky dive, but I may put that one off till I am ready to die

citizen of the world said...

Thanks for the visit. Someone was just telling me about this movie - I'm going ot have to see it and think about my own list.

Joeymom said...

1. Visit the German villages where my great-great-great+ grandparents lived and died. They are three villages that apparently sit close together.
2. Return to India. I'd like to see Madurai, but some time in Varanasi and Mathura would be nice, too.
3. Take the boys with me on said return to india.
4. Learn to make pottery.
5. Get my garden weeded. Really.
6. Have grandchildren.
7. See my brother again.

When I get though this list, I'll start a new one...

Joeymom said...

Buckets always remind me of this:
http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/01/14/i-has-a-bucket/

Annieye said...

I just want my children to be happy, healthy and financially secure. Oh and get my novel published.

vivavavoom said...

I have many, but the top has to be go to Paris. Always wanted to visit. that and Hawaii. I will do it, just might have to wait til the kids are grown up. no extra money, no extra time.

Angie said...

Great post!
1) See me children grow up happy and healthy.
2) Play with my grandchildren for a good many years.
3) Sit next to my husband in our old age adorning once again the multi-colored mohawks of our reckless youth.