What's On Your Bucket List?

Who doesn't like a challenge?

One of my favorite quotes is:

Do or don't do. There is no try. -Yoda

There is no gray area with this quote. It's a simple phrase to follow. Either do or don't do. Don't just try.

Imagine the rush you will feel when you do. If you don't feel comfortable with the challenge than don't do.

Either way at least you don't waste your time trying...Just do. See how simple that is.

The ideas listed could be added to your bucket list.

They could also be done on the weekend when you are in need of an exciting adventure.

Or you could just consider them a challenge to try just, once in a lifetime.

You could at least try to do something you've never done before. You never know, you might really enjoy it. You then might want to do it more often.

Whether you are carefree or a rebel...never stop doing.

Once in a lifetime...

50 Things To Do...

  1. Pull an all nighter. Do not sleep for 24 hours. You might enjoy it or you might not, I bet you appreciate the experience.
  2. Eat the entire cheesecake. I guarantee you never do that again!
  3. Go for a ride on a motorcycle! Even if some people might consider it a donor-cycle, you might enjoy the thrill of the ride. Do or do not wear a helmet.
  4. Swim in the ocean and don't fear sharks. What are the chances a shark will be there lurking about? Use caution in waters around the state of Florida.
  5. Change a diaper. A messy one. There are plenty of people who haven't maneuvered this yet. Be daring!
  6. For women: Shave your hair off. Britney Spears did it and so can you!
  7. For men: Grow a fu manchu mustache.
  8. Climb a mountain. To the top.
  9. Spend the entire day in bed. Whether solo or with a partner...enjoy the moment.
  10. Create a YouTube video of yourself singing karaoke. Post it on Facebook.
  11. Build a snowman. Taste the snow. Eat the snow...while it's fresh and hasn't been sitting around and has shades of yellow on it.
  12. Write your memoirs. Who knows you better than you know yourself. Create an eBook of you.
  13. Spend the day outdoors with no shoes. I love being barefoot and I would love to be daring enough to do this. It's just not sanitary or safe. I need to practice what I preach.
  14. Don't skirt around the sprinklers, walk through them.
  15. Go fly a kite. When is the last time you took the time to enjoy a beautiful day outdoors just being a kid again? If you have kids, by all means, invite them along.
  16. Go skinny-dipping. Either solo or with your entire book club. Hey, this is your bucket list...aim high.
  17. Write an erotic poem. Express the inner romantic in you.
  18. Read the first and last page of a book, use your imagination to figure out what was written on the other pages.
  19. Have flowers delivered to someone you love.
  20. Dine at a Chinese restaurant and order a pizza with extra pepperoni. Seriously, their expressions would be quite a memory.
  21. Go skydiving, parachuting or bungee jumping. This would be considered daring. Godspeed.
  22. Leave the car at home and travel by bus for a far-out adventure.
  23. Let your voice be heard by joining a protest for any cause.
  24. Dine on frog legs while hopping around.
  25. Send an email to the President and share your thoughts.

Be daring...

Bucket List starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman

26. Go horseback riding while appreciating a nature trail.

27. Visit a farm. Milk a cow. Feed a pig.

28. Sleep under the stars.

29. Test drive a Lamborghini.

30. Take a pole dancing class.

31. Take a long walk off a short pier.

32. Go White Water rafting.

33. Get a piercing or a tattoo.

34. Poop in the woods. Steer clear of poison ivy.

35. Get drunk. Yes, sloppy drunk. But, don't drive. Prepare ahead of time to be ill afterwards.

36. Roast marshmallows at a campfire.

37. Smoke a little smoke while listening to the Doobie Brothers.

38. Jump in the lake!

39. Forgive a foe. No one says you have to forget, but forgiving someone who wronged you is good for your health.

40. Swim with the dolphins.

41. Take a stroll through Central Park. Make it a kodak moment with many photos.

42. Write your eulogy. Have your voice heard one final time. What would you want every one to know about your life.

43. Spend a weekend at a nudist beach, or maybe a day, or a minute.

44. Ride in a limo and pretend you are a celebrity. Dress like a success!

45. Go to a midnight showing of a movie. Indulge in buttered popcorn.

46. Plant a tree in memory of a loved one.

47. Dress up as Santa and give out candy canes in June.

48. Volunteer at a homeless shelter.

49. Train and run in a 5K.

50. While in London tickle a Royal Guard.

Keith Urban - Once In A Lifetime

Will you try any of these interesting ideas?

  • Absolutely! I'm on my way!
  • Not in this lifetime!
  • Been there and done that!
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© 2012 Linda Bilyeu

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Comments 133 comments

kelleyward 4 years ago

Ha ha Sunshine I loved your ideas milk a cow, change a diaper, and my favorite order pizza at a Chinese restaurant . Thanks for the great ideas and humor! Take care, Kelley


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Great list; I only have eleven left to do. :)


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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

LOL Like Bill said, I have about 15 or so not completed. "Pole Dancing" maybe not :)


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ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Linda...

Awesome list! I clearly have things to do...I best get cracking on that eulogy!

Thomas

PS...Voted Up and Sharing!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

These are all great dares and so exciting. I would probably consider walking through Central Park a thrilling, yet dangerous adventure. Also, horseback riding is one that I do plan on sometime soon.


Poetic Fool 4 years ago

Oh, what great ideas to mix things up and have some fun! I've done about half so I've got a long way to go. I'll have to take exemptions of a few. Also, I combined 31 and 38. Does that still count?


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geegee77 4 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

I like #15 and 50 great hub sunshine:) ge


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Kelly I haven't tried the chinese restaurant dare yet, but it's funny as heck just imagining the expressions!!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Way to go Bill and Mark!!! Pole dancing could be done by men and women. I think. Ouch. Don't quote me on that!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Thomas! You of all people should write your own. You would rock that eulogy! Create a hub and keep us posted. Thanks for the share!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi teaches! Central Park during the day is much safer. Good luck with your horseback riding. I haven't graduated from a pony ride yet :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Rick! Good catch with 31 and 38!!! Of course that counts:)

Hi Ge! You would have a blast tickling the Royal Guard!:)


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

I have done some of them and some of them I will never do.. this is so funny I loved it

Blessings

Debbie


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Haunty 4 years ago from Hungary

I appreciate that you didn't make an impossible list. Have done about half the things, some of which I would not recommend to anyone. :)


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Haha! Brilliant! I am going to walk bare foot, and eat that cheesecake! maybe on a nudist beach! oh did that....! lol! I actually did sleep under the stars, mind you I was coming back from the pub at the time!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

Great list! I have to say that I've done quite a few of these. Never been to a nudist beach but I've been to a topless one a couple of times! The Chinese food one reminded me of when we were kids on our way to visit my dad. He would go through the drive through at McDonalds and then drive across the street and sit in the parking lot at Burger King and yell out the window at everyone to go across the street to eat. He did it just to embarrass my sister and me, and it worked!


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taw2012 4 years ago from India

sunshine,

your list really shines.....great list. I did do very few things in the list.

I will post another comment on the day i complete doing all the things....

good work...:)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Sunshine,

What a great list! I've only accomplished half of the items.

I'd like to revise #20 in order to have it count...Dine at a Chinese restaurant and order Cuban food. There are several restaurants in Manhattan (NYC) that are Cuban-Chinese restaurants.

Regarding #43, we vacationed in Greece for 10 days several years ago while living and working in Sweden. While on Mikonos, we asked someone at our hotel's front desk to recommend a beach...the beach they directed us to turned out to be *clothing optional*. Seeing fat, old men walk around...aargh!!!


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

I'll skip the sky diving and eating the whole cheese cake but everything else sounds doable! I often lament that I have never ridden on a motorcycle. My one chance to do so fell through because we needed an extra helmet.Good Hub, enjoyable!


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BlissfulWriter 4 years ago

Sleeping under the stars seems appealing. So is going to see the Northern Lights (or the aurora borealis) once in a lifetime.


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Pamela Kinnaird W 4 years ago from Maui and Arizona

Some of these comments are hilarious.

Great hub. I'm trying to decide whether you, a woman, made it up. It's not stuff I would generally think of doing, but I sure like #14, 19 and 39.


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bankscottage 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Fun Hub. I was surprised at how many I have already done. I have done #1 far too many times for school or work. Maybe instead of flying a kite, I'll take a hike.


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Nare Anthony 4 years ago

Great hub dear Sunshine! I have tried the following: 1, 8, 9,10, 11, 12, 13, 20, 22, 23, 26, 36! How is that? :D


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Good for you Deborah! It's only once in a lifetime!:)

Hi Haunty, I also wouldn't suggest doing all 50, but some people are more daring than others.

Nell, I'm looking forward to you tickling that royal guard!!:)

Thank you all for stopping by!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Cara, Your Dad is a funny guy! I also like to embarass my daughters and now granddaughter...it's our right to do so! :))

Taw2012, I'm looking forward to hear about your daring acts! Thanks for sharing!!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Daisy! It would't be as much fun if the chinese restaurant sold what you were ordering. We have a nudist motel opening soon in Orlando, I would pass on staying there, there are just some things I don't need to see. Thanks for your comment!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Rebecca! Keep us posted!:)

Blissfulwriter...that's another great idea! Thanks for adding it!

Hi Pamela, Yes I made it up. Most of the ideas came from family and friends during random conversations. Some of the ideas are random:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Bankscottage, taking a hike while flying a kite is an option also! A great one!:)

Hi Nare...Well done!!! Let's see how many more you could add!!:)


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Sunshine.....There actually are some things I've always wanted to do just once for the experience. I'd say this is where "the bucket list" comes in, don't you think?

I'm hearing more and more people talk about this ever since the movie with Jack and Morgan.

Alot of your suggestions sound great...some I've already done!....and we all have our own unique ideas on something we've always wanted to do.

Life is definitely too short! What are we waiting for??!! UP+++


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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

Great list, though I will probably never come close to doing a few of these! Well, I'm off to shave my head and sign up for the pole dancing class... :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Effer, This list is smiliar to a bucket list, but KU doesn't have a song titled Bucket List (see video). Good luck with your list!:)

Steph, Please post photos!! :)


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

I have already done a few of these. The cheesecake one? That sounds like something you've had experience of? :o(

I can't be doing with tattoos or piercings but there are a few here I would give a try...swimming with dolphins, walking through the sprinklers, nudist beach for a minute, longer than that would be savage amusement...for others on the beach looking at me!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Julie, I've never eaten an entire cheesecake but I have a friend who did and they never would again. Swimming with dolphins is a memorable experience...so I've heard. I do have piercings...on my ears. Nooo to the nudist colony even though they are opening up a hotel in my area. Ewww.

Thanks for your comment!:)


Emer420 4 years ago

I have already done a few of these things. However, I have some work to do now. Can't wait to tickle a royal guard..haha. I loved this hub. :)


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TIMETRAVELER2 4 years ago

What a fun hub! I've done many of these things plus a few others few people would ever have the opportunity to do such as: ride in a wild buffalo roundup, write a book, be an extra in a movie and have a one time erotic kiss backstage with one of the dancers from a Flamenco group. I can honestly say that I have really lived, and apparently, so have YOU!!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Emer, I have a couple of friends in London who just might complete the task of tickling the royal guard! Keep us posted if you get around to it!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Timetraveler, Thank you for sharing what you've accomplished! I have only done 19 things so far from this list. Others I might do or might not. Depends on my mood :)


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

Here in England we call it a bucket list.'Things to do before you kick the bucket' For want of a better word...DIE. I have it on my list of Hubs to write, so watch out sometime for Posh's Bucket List.

Great job Linda.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Posh! This list is similar to a bucket list, but it's not mine. It's intended for random, fun things for all to do or don't do:)

I'm looking forward to your bucket list. One day I'll write mine. Keep on hubbin'!


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American View 4 years ago from Plano, Texas

sunshine 625

You do create the best lists here on HP! Great hub as always.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

this is just what i am trying to tell people...LISTEN TO YOUR HEART BEAT :)

Loved it Sunshine. voted up as awesome and interesting and sharing it across.

How about I tag your hub to my hub...listen to your heart beat. link below...http://hubpages.com/entertainment/Let-your-Heart-B...

let me know...


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

What variety! You're motivating me to make more of my weekend now :) Some items on the list had me laughing while for others I was nodding as I read. Vote up!


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DanaTeresa 4 years ago from Ohio

This was absolutely amazing to read. Who would think that a list could bring up so many emotions and memories...

I have 28 to go, and plenty of time to get there. I am going to post this on a friend's facebook page with a proposition that she and I complete the list :o)


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Stokermm 4 years ago from Gainesville, FL

Train and Run a 5K! Woohoo that is me!! :) I have to try a few more of these.. makes life a little more exciting! Fun list!!


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Wow, I have done many of the things you have listed here.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you American View for you comment and excellent view!

Hi Ruchira! I'll stop by your hub to check it out!

Be sure and keep us posted on which things you do!!

Thanks for stopping by!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Dana! I hope your friend joins in the fun with you! I'd like to hear how your adventures turn out!:)

Stoker! Congrats on your 5K...you make mama proud!!!

Way to go Vinaya! Keep up the good work!

I appreciate y'all stopping by!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Haha...sunshine I am proud to inform you that I have done plenty...got drunk, forgiven a foe, volunteered at a shelter, become a Santa in June thanks to my kid who wanted a Santa for his birthday and could not find any...lol

Have driven in a limo but did not pretend to be a movie star (bummer!!!)

Your list is so sweet that just reading it (again) gave a smile :)


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I've done quite a few of these things but "eating an entire cheesecake" might be something to aspire to. I am building my endurance for my first 5K, though not sure when that will happen. Voting this Up and Interesting.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Way to go Ruchira!! Santa in June is actually my husband's idea, he'll be pleased to hear you have done that!! Woohoo!!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Good luck with your 5K alocsin! Keep us posted. You could celebrate with a cheesecake!:)


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

I've done 1,5, and 9. Technically I did 12. And I hate to say it but I do number 9 a lot. I think that's an indulgence you should do once every few months. Number one was not related to my studies. I stayed up for Relay for Life but it was worth it. The only thing I didn't like was that it was March Madness so I only slept a few hours before watching the tourney. I like changing diapers once I figure out the configuration of the diaper but I love babies so much I don't mind.

I'm honestly too chicken to get on a motorcycle and I don't think I could get drunk either but I'll just act like I'm drunk and say I was! Great hub!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Way to go Alecia! You've done quite a bit. My daughters participated in Relay for Life while in High School, they enjoyed it. I rode on a cycle a couple of times. I didn't like it and have no desire to do it again. I've never been drunk, but came close! Thank you for your comment!:)


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Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

What a list! I have done 20 of them. Voted up and other positives.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Levertis, 20 is a good start! Only a few more to go. Have fun:)


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Paul Kuehn 4 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

This is an interesting hub and funny in some parts. I have done most of the 50, but am too old and conservative to do a few like tattooing and skydiving.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

What a fun list, I only have 18 left to do, but I won't be shaving off all my hair or getting a tattoo. Lol I could always forget the rest and just go skydiving another 18 times Lol, love it

Great fun hub Sunshine, thanks for the smiles


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incomeguru 4 years ago from Lagos

#51, go for a treasure hunt show. Have a nice day.


KatrineDalMonte 4 years ago

Haha, have done a few of those things already, so am on a good way to complete the others hopefully in time...thanks for sharing this fun.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I love your list, I might give 17 a go....


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I'm looking forward to that poem Lesley!:)


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Pull an all nighter. Do not sleep for 24 hours. You might enjoy it or you might not, I bet you appreciate the experience.- DONE( in regular practice)

Go for a ride on a motorcycle!- DONE ( broke ribs thrice)

Change a diaper. A messy one. There are plenty of people who haven't maneuvered this yet. Be daring!- DONE( my sis was born 10 years after me.. and I dared!)

Don't skirt around the sprinklers, walk through them!

Go fly a kite!

Have flowers delivered to someone you love

Leave the car at home and travel by bus for a far-out adventure.

Let your voice be heard by joining a protest for any cause

Sleep under the stars.

Get drunk!- ooh! In plenty :)

Jump in the lake!

Forgive a foe- many came and went

Go to a midnight showing of a movie!

Plant a tree.

Done these many....14 out of 50...

Sunshine.... I need to focus on LIFE101... so i have to rush :)

Great hub!


BethDW 4 years ago

Such a cute hub, I love your list! Voted up :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Rahul, Thank you for sharing your adventures! 14 out of 50 is good, not great but you have plenty of time for lots more fun!:))

Thank you Beth!:)


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

This is what you do when I'm away from my computer oh list queen? It depends on the size of the cheesecake and how hungry you are whether or not you'll do it again. I've done so many things on your list and there's so many I'd like to do. I really would like to shave my head but my husband has apoplexy every time I mention it. Oh, when you're in the limo, be sure to stick your head out the top driving down the street in NYC and just wave at everybody!

So many things...life is short, do them!

Voted up, useful and interesting as always.


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SanneL 4 years ago from Sweden

What a great list Linda! I'm surprised to find out that I have done most of the things, lol! I have eaten the entire cheesecake, yes it happened in a very weak period in my life. Believe me, I will never ever do it again!!! I was sick for a week afterward, lol. Thanks for this fun read!


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden

I love the humor and the message in this hub, it feels so good to do adventures things! I can consider doing many of these and I have done a few, but I will not shave my hair off! Thanks for a great hub and a fantastic list Linda! Enjoyed reading this:)

Tina


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Mary! I want to also, just to watch it grow back!! Yes, of course stick your head out of the sunroof of the limo. Excellent idea!!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thanks kikalina! It's just a thought:)

Hi Sannel, I could imagine eating an entire cheesecake...i'd be sick for more than a week!

Thank you Tina for stopping by and sharing your thoughts:)


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK

Interesting list. I’ve done a few of them, but I think I’d be sick if I tried to eat an entire cheesecake. But wait, we get little round cheesecakes about 3 inches across. I’ve eaten an entire one of them more than once! I can cross that one off. And I rode a motor bike when I was 3. Can’t remember a thing about it, but it counts! My favourite are 38, 39 and 49, (I’ve done 38 and 39) though I have read that the Whales and Dolphins conservation society don’t actually recommend we swim with dolphins so maybe I’ll just go on dreaming about it…


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

I love all your suggestions and I have done many of those things, but I must tell you I am not shaving my head. Sorry,but I am up for all the rest! This is a great, entertaining hub! Interesting and funny.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Yvonne, 3inch cheesecakes are good to go! All gone!:) In Orlando we have a theme park where you could swim with the dolphins...it's a very popular park. I would pass. Thanks for your comment!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I've considered it Pam. Instead I just went very short. I lacked the courage. It takes a brave woman to shave her hair off. Thank you for your thoughts!


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago

I have done quite a few of these already, but some of them are on my bucket list. Some I will never do because they are just not suitable for me... like eat a cheesecake. I do not like cheesecake! lol. I have done about 20 of them, but I have my own bucket list that I am working on. Still you gave me a few ideas. I forgot to put swimming with dolphins on my bucket list and I've always wanted to do that! I also have quite a few things that you do not list such as go dune buggying and rock climbing! I have so many more, but really this is a great hub and a great list!


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Lol! Some I've already done, some I still want to do and some I will definitely never do....

Linda, your enthusiasm is contagious!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

hahahaahha...i'm thinking how would a British Guard react?

i'll try a thing or two once in a while...


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hello Crystal, Martie and Raci! Thank you for sharing your witty comments!!:)


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toomuchmint 4 years ago

Lol - of all the things I've managed to do, changing a messy diaper isn't one of them. I'll bump it to the top of my to-do list.

Double thumbs-up for the pole dancing class! Although it could use a caution - It's addictive. Once you start dancing you may never stop ;-)

Again, interesting hub. A great read. Voted-up!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

I've done: 1,3,4, 5,7,9, 10,11,14,15,16, 17, 19, 22, 26, 28, 32, 33, 34,35,36, 38,39,41, 45

will do: 18, 29, 37, 42,44,50

never do: the rest

fun list :-)

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spartucusjones 4 years ago from Parts Unknown

I did: 1, 2 (more than once!) 4,5,9,11,13,14,15,16,18,22,23,26,28,31,34,35,36,38,39,41,42,45,46

I might consider doing: 7,8,10,12,19,20,24,27,40,44,48,50

The others I will take a pass on.

Really fun list!


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MelChi 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

Sunshine, these are awesome ideas!! I've probably only done a couple of them, but you've really made me think. Life is ours - it's right there, and there are so many things we can do "just because"! Voted up and sharing!! :)


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Kristine Manley 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

I took a ride in a vintage World War II airplane and it was fabulous! I'm from The Bronx, NY so Central Park was done as well as White Water rafting. I have to check off the one's I must do from your list. Great Hub!


Headfullofsound 4 years ago

I was actually thinking of the Talking Heads' "Once in a Lifetime" but ANYWAY...

Some of these ideas are quite silly but the underlying concept is golden. I want as much as possible to simply kick out the jams and not give a fuck. I think it's healthy to always question why certain societal norms are in place. Are they there for a good reason? If not, forget them! People may think you're a freak but you've also got to ask yourself, are they really happy living boring, nondescript lives?


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I love all these comments! The things that y'all have done, hope to do, wouldn't dare do or are too funny to do! Awesome!!!

Thank you all for sharing!!!

Sandy Frost - Toomuchmint - PDXkaraokeguy - Spartacusjones - Melchi - Headfullofsound


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Dina Blaszczak 4 years ago from Poland

Ha-ha, sounds very adventurous and crazy at times, but it's really worth doing some of the things listed in your hub :)

I would love to fly a kite, ride a horse, swim with the dolphins and plant a tree. Also I wonder what would happen if I did point #50??? =D

I like the positive mood of your writing, Sunshine! :D


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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

I've done many of these, but I will pass on pooping in the woods (unless a dire emergency). And I will spare the world and forego the YouTube karaoke video! I haven't swam with dolphins, but I did once swim with sharks. And I wasn't that afraid!


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Suelynn 4 years ago from Manitoba, Canada

Hi Sunshine: Would LOVE to do 29 and 40!!! Nice, lighthearted hub! Voted up. :)


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Test drive a Lamborghini...I think I'm too poor to get in the door of the dealership!

For my hmm, 50th b'day I rode in a limo in NYC with my head sticking out the sunroof and waved at all the passersby...it was a blast!

I would add, if you see someone famous, walk up to them and introduce yourself.

This is a great list as always Queen of Lists. Voted up, funny, useful and awesome.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

Love how you opened with a Yoda quote Sunshine, that did it for me already. This list you compiled is awesome and full of great humor. Love your style. Voted up, shared, useful, funny, awesome, and interesting :)


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

These are very creative ideas. Voted up funny and risky!

Dine on frog legs while hopping around... Lol.. I like the sound of that. These are very good ideas. I wouldn't be caught dead riding a motorcycle nor in the ocean surrounded by sharks. Lol.


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Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

Great list and thanks to Olde Cashmere for sharing! I still have 30 things to do on this list, except I'm not going sky diving for love nor money so I'll say 29! lol Voted up and stuff, Jen


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

I am proud to say that I have accomplished a lot of them, but won't tell you which ones :)

Had fun reading it, and giggling..... Voting up and awesome!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Believe it or not, Ihave done lots of these things. I just changed a poopy diaper yesterday, thanks to my one year old Great granddaughter. Ugh! I've always wanted to skydive, but I probably won't at this late stage of life!

Voted this UP, funny!


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

Looking through this list....I have accomplished 34 of the items....and since for a man there were only 49 items to do....that gives me a decent 69% success rate....and the fact that I am only 21 gives me an outstanding chance of completing the list....voted up and funny.....great job Sunshine625.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Oh my! I have missed a few comments on this hub! I apologize BUT I appreciate you sharing your witty comments! Thank you!


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

I'm really into no. 12 and 50!! My brother did number 50. Honestly. The guard absolutely did not flinch! But he did get a glaring though. A cool list!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Sunshine- you could have written this one for me. With every successive number - I was grinning wildly as I have done about 29 out of the 50 ( 1,2,3,4,5,7,9,11,13,14,15,1617,18,19,20,22,23,27,28,34,35,36,37,38,39,45,46,48) ! I was only talking about doing #49 yesterday. You've made my day as I feel like I have accomplished something in my life. I have done over half of sunshine's list! Yeehaw! As always you know how to talk to the 'reader' and engage them in a really intense way. You have the pulse of the masses. what a wonderful writer you are!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Michelle! Your brother sounds like a rebel...too funny! Thanks for sharing!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

My oh my Docmo! I'm going to have to create another list to challenge this list since you have already done so much of it! Way to go!!! :)


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jpcmc 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

Nice list. I've done most of them. but there are some that i don't think I can do. The cheescake suggestion is a must try for me. But I need to find a sugar-free one first. Skydiving is still in my bucket list. I haven't milked a cow but I did milk a goat once.

Is there a law against tickling a Royal Guard. If none, I'll put it in my list.

Enjoyed the hub. Voted up!


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MarieAlice 4 years ago from Peru

So many things to do!!!! I guess I have done a lot but still have to try many... like writing an erotic poem, I don´t think I could do!!! haha I´m so shy for those things!!! And I´m not sure if I could ever shave my hair ...But you are giving me some good ideas to try!!!!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

jpcmc and MarieAlice, thank you both for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! Your comments are appreciated!:)


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

I have always wanted to milk a cow! I got scared to do so ever since I watched that erotic cow on Family Guy...LOL Hmmm, Halloween is coming up in two months, I'll give it a try at a farm (there's a carnival at a farm ever year in my town).

Now then...about Dressing up as Santa in June...I think this may be something worth doing every single day :D It's always fun to freak out children? LOL jk


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

As old as I am, I only have ONE left to accomplish...

now to find a roll of Charmin before heading out...!!

Voted UP & extra FUNNY, although across the board!

Love, Maria


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Keith! I so agree about the children. Haha! :)

Maria...have fun and keep us posted! :)

Thanks for stopping by my peeps!


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Linda -

You would be amazed at how many of these things I've actually accomplished! No, I never shaved my hair off or gotten a tattoo, but you can count the others not accomplished on one hand. I could add extracting venom from snakes, tagging alligators in the everglades, hunting venomous reptiles in many countries, taking a high speed performance driving course with speeds in excess of 150 mph (2 years ago), and a host of others. You might say I'm an adrenaline junky. It was never my desire to be that old man on the porch swing wishing he'd of done something to tell his grandkids about. Great list!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Rich, I imagine your grandchildren being mesmerized by any tale that you share with them. They will ask for more stories while you pass out more scoops of ice cream!:)


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Linda, fun ideas these. I wish I could do 25 & 50. Great ideas.


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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

This is still a great list and an inspiration for us to write down our own bucket lists! :0


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

I just did number 5 a few days ago! My nephew is a crazy little monster...LOL


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you Rajan and Steph!

Keith ... sounds like fun! WTG!


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Life as a Blog 4 years ago from Austin, Texas

Interesting and funny hub! I've done some of these things and may try some of the ones I haven't yet (probably 'eat a whole cheesecake').


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Came back to see if I have done any more from my previous 29/50 - I had a temporary tattoo during my vacation and danced around a lamp post? Do they count? do they? do they? Tweeted this awesome list.


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dwachira 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

I did #13 [Spend the day outdoors with no shoes.] It is the norm of many African kids and although it has been a long time since i spent a day outdoor without shoes, i know i can manage that, however i would love to try #21 Skydiving, looks like it can be real fun. Voted up.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I just came back to check off the things I have done, still have a lot to do! I shared, Pinned and Tweeted.


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RichieMogwai 4 years ago from Vancouver

Nice list, I've tried some of them. I loved how you said do or don't. Yes, Master Yoda in Starwars said it, too. "There is no try."


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Gabby McMahon 4 years ago from Ennis, Co Clare, Ireland

very funny and uplifting list! "whether you think you can or you can't, you are right"


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Mike Robbers 3 years ago from London

I am a huge Fan of Linda Bilyeu..


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Coming in again to say I'm all for No. 40. I would like to say hi to some dolphins! Sharing this list. We should make the time to do the things we want to this year!


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Life as a blog...How was that cheesecake? :)


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas Doc, dwachira, mary, Richie, Gabby, Mike and Michelle! :)


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

You have shared some great ideas. I will love to climb a mountain (Everest). I began writing my eulogy 5 years ago and you remind me to continue with my work.

God bless you.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you Vinaya! :)


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

#3, #4, # 21.. no way! lol. This is a great list you have compiled here. voted up!


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

YOU DAMNED-WELL BETTER HAVE LINDA SUE'S BIRTHDAY PARTY ON YOUR BUCKET LIST.......IT'S THE BASH OF THE YEAR!!


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vocalcoach 19 months ago from Nashville Tn.

I've completed about six on your list since reading your hub 2 years ago. What fun! I've just added one more to my bucket list. Singing a duet with Keith Urban!


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peachpurple 19 months ago from Home Sweet Home

interesting bucket lists that i doubt I could accomplish even 20 of them


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PegCole17 19 months ago from Dallas, Texas

This is a fun list, Sunshine. Did 1, 3, 4, 5, working on 7 (Fu Man Chu), 9, 22, 28, 33, 34, 34 (Never again, please!), 36, 37 (saw them in concert, didn't inhale), 38, 39, 40, 43 (really creepy guy mowing the lawn in tennis shoes-just shoes), 44, 45, 46. Looks like I have a few more to go before the old bucket kick, I hope.


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Thelma Alberts 19 months ago from Germany

LOL! I have done some but not dare to do a few like bungee jumping or so. I would love to try ordering pizza when I´ll be next time in a chinese restaurant and tickle the royal guards next time I´ll be in London. That would be fun. Thanks for the ideas. Well done! I loved reading this.


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Sunshine625 19 months ago from Orlando, FL Author

Oh Audrey, I sure hope you get to sing your duet with Keith Urban! I volunteer to sing back up! :)


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Sunshine625 19 months ago from Orlando, FL Author

Wishing you good luck with your bucket list peachpurple! :)


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Sunshine625 19 months ago from Orlando, FL Author

Way to go, Peg!! Keep on kickin'!!


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Sunshine625 19 months ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Thelma...One day I will walk into a chinese place and order that pizza! :)

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