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My NON-Bucket List Ideas

Updated on January 16, 2015

Why NON Bucket List Ideas?

First, a confession: I have NOT seen the Bucket List movie. (Don't hit me! Don't hit me!) I already pretty much knew the ideas behind having a bucket list.

Heck, back when I was a kid I was making lists all the time about the things I wanted to do and see in this life before I ... (let's just say it) DIE.

I mean, let's face it, no one gets out alive. I've always known this.

Back when I was a LITTLE kid, the thought of turning 18 seemed soooooo faaaaaar away in the future.

Then, the idea of turning 30 seemed incomprehensible. After all, my PARENTS were in their 30's...then 40's...

Once I turned 30, then 40, and more recently 50, life began looking a little different (funny how that happens).

And I noticed something that had kind of crept up on me: I no longer gave a rat's patootie about half the things I THOUGHT I had wanted to accomplish or prove to myself before my demise (ok, ok...I don't quite like the word "die" ... it sounds so... so... icky.).

THEN, another amazing thought occurred to me: I've already DONE some amazing and wonderful things!

So, with all this talk about making bucket lists, I thought I'd lend a slightly different perspective: A NON Bucket List, Things I've already done that don't seem like such a big deal anymore, and WHY.

AND... I hope when you read this, it reminds YOU of all the awesome and amazing things you've already done in your own lives. :)

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My #1, #2, and #3 NON Bucket List Ideas - A Sort of Morbid & Sad Example from a Memory

This is VERY personal

#1. #2. and #3 TOP NON Bucket List Ideas and Examples:

#1 Flying in a Stunt Plane

#2 Skydiving

#3 Getting a Pilot's License

I thought I'd get the most depressing non bucket list idea and example out of the way right away. And I'll dedicate this one to the memory of my beloved Aunt Sophie, my dad's sister.

After my Aunt Sophie died while accepting a friend's offer to take a ride with him at an airshow back in about 1965 or so in my hometown, I promised my dad never to 1) Ride around in small planes and 2) Skydive.

(I made the decision to forego getting a pilot's license on my own.)

I think the worst parts of that whole tragedy were that her kids (my cousins) were on the ground watching the whole horrible thing and that it was the first time I ever saw my dad weep. I was about 6 years old, and honestly could not comprehend what happened.

I do comprehend what I promised.

I almost broke my promise when my 2nd husband (who had been an 82nd Airborne soldier) almost convinced me to go skydiving. At the end of the day, I just couldn't do it.

I have - by nature of my past work experiences in Antarctica and other travel - been in small-ish airplanes and also helicopters - but no stunt planes.

So, now that that's out of the way, let's move on to more lighthearted stuff. Thanks for listening.

It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.

--Dave Barry

I am NOT a Long Distance Hiker - But if that's YOUR Goal, Sign up for my Personal Goal Planning Strategies Guide Here
I am NOT a Long Distance Hiker - But if that's YOUR Goal, Sign up for my Personal Goal Planning Strategies Guide Here

Hike the Appalachian Trail

Or Any Other Long Distance Trail for That Matter

Look. I enjoy a lovely tramp through the mountains like anyone else. I LIVE in the mountains. I LOOK at mountains from my home in northern New Hampshire.

But, the truth is, after spending nearly a week hiking about 70 miles by myself on Vermont's Long Trail (VT/MA border to Canada), I practically crippled myself with tendinitis after 5 days, I missed hot showers, and I missed eating something other than boiled noodles.

And I STUNK!

And that was only a week!

I distinctly remember taking 2 hours to leave the trail after serious tendinitis set in - I got to the highway, and put out my thumb to try getting a ride to the nearest town (which was somewhere outside Rutland, VT).

Ready for this? Even with my hiking boots strapped to my backpack, NO ONE would pick me up.

It was clear that I was a backpacker who was hobbling, barefoot, down the highway (couldn't keep the boots on because of the pain).

I finally made it to a little store, where I bought epsom salts and a candy bar. A nice lady offered to drive me over to "Eppie's place... she's got a little hotel, and I'm sure she's got a room for you..."

(And this is how I knew I REALLY STUNK)...

So, as I was hobbling over to her car (where she had a large German Shepherd waiting for her), she went to adjust the seats. She spread newspapers on the back seat (which I figured were for the dog). She then motioned for the dog to hop into the front with her, and then motioned for me to sit ... on the newspapers.

She unrolled the windows.

THAT'S a hint people...

She brought me to this little hotel where I soaked my feet in the wastebasket (there was no tub), and stared at a TV that was bolted to the wall up near the ceiling while I waited for a ride out of town.

It was the first and only time I have ever watched a soap opera (there was nothing else on).

Nowadays, I pick up thru-hikers from the Appalachian Trail whenever I see them in town, and have enough of a vicarious hiking experience talking with them.

They stink to high heaven, and ... yes, I roll down my windows.

Prelude to my NEXT "Non-Bucket List Item Example" - Take your Dramanine before watching if you get queasy easily...

While this video should explain itself, you'll see how it relates to my next non-bucket list item. Nuff said.

Rough Water is NOT for me (credit clipart.com)
Rough Water is NOT for me (credit clipart.com)

Fishing On The High Seas

Or doing ANYTHING on the High Seas for that matter...

First... Look at the video above - footage of a fishing boat in Iceland somewhere.

Now, seriously. I look at that and the first thing that comes to my mind is, "Are you guys out of your minds? What's wrong with a nice canoe trolling on a quiet pond? With a nice glass of wine on the dock overlooking the nice quiet pond after?"

Or, along with that goes "Visit the Arctic Circle" or "Go on a cruise to Antarctica." Really. You've got to be kidding. Not this kid. Now now, not 20 years ago, not 20 years from now. Not in this life.

Next!

Auto racing began 5 minutes after the second car was built.

-- Henry Ford

I do NOT want to drive a race car
I do NOT want to drive a race car

Be a Race Car Driver

Or even RIDE in a race car

Look, I know this may be hard to believe, but Danica Patrick I am NOT.

I once had a little red Nissan Sentra that I drove 90 mph in a fit of ecstacy on a gorgeous scenic road.

Well, I should say that I got the car UP to 90 mph, and held it there for ... hmmm. Maybe a half a second. Maybe a full second.

That was enough. Anyway, it's hard to see the scenery if you're going so fast.

It's also a LOT easier to get a very big speeding ticket that way.

I have made up for that crazy 2 seconds in my life by driving like I'm Danica Patrick's great-grandmother (just ask my husband!)

In the Event YOU are Interested in Race Car Driving

Hey, just because driving a race car isn't in MY future doesn't mean you have to listen to me. Have at it! Let me know how it works out... :) And, by the way, if you meet Danica Patrick or some other famous person, can you get their autograph for me?

Ice Climbing is COLD
Ice Climbing is COLD

Be an Ice Climber

My husband John has this one covered for me...

John has had many, many years of experience as an ice climber. Some of the climbing he has done is pretty hard-core.

Although I couldn't possibly relay his fascinating stories here in a way that would do them justice, his tales nonethless often make me wonder (silently), "Is he quite well?"

I will say that John and his brother James once took me to an ice cliff where I could learn the basics (John had me on a tight rope). I struggled and dug my crampons into the ice as best I could...

I swung those ice axes into the ice so hard that you would have thought I was fighting off some creep from a horror flick.

I climbed until I exhausted myself... my hands froze to the point that I had no feeling left at all... Finally - John lowered me down.

I had "climbed" ... oh, 10 minutes or so. And about 15 feet. (I think I climbed 15 feet... I'll have to check with John on that. I'll get back to you.) :)

PS: This photo is NOT of John. I'm writing this while being away from home. If I can find some photos of John climbing, I'll add one later.

Climbing Stuff...

Our basement is chock-full of climbing gear. Rock climbing gear, Ice climbing gear - if you need gear for climbing, John has it. Regrettably, you probably don't live nearby enough to borrow it. :) If you want gear, try Amazon. A little cheaper than in climbing shops. This I know.

I do have a photo of myself singing... If I can figure out how to scan & load it!
I do have a photo of myself singing... If I can figure out how to scan & load it!

Be a Singing Sensation

No American Idol for me

I actually CAN sing. And, I've actually been paid to sing (I used to sing at the annual Fryeburg Fair in Maine).

But, one thing I learned was that for the 2 months leading up to the gig, I almost felt ill every time I thought of performing in front of strangers.

Major stage fright.

The craziest thing about it was that after I sang 1 or 2 songs, I was fine.

It didn't seem to matter that the stage I was assigned was the kids' stage at Old MacDonald's Farm outside the petting zoo - and that my gigs were typically scheduled for times when there would hardly be anyone listening anyway.

So in 2001, when I had to cancel my long-standing slot at the Fryeburg Fair in order to care for John who was recovering from a broken hip and arm (long story) - by cancelling my spot, I therefore gave it up forever.

But, c'mon over and I'll sing for you all day. Just not in front of 50 strangers who are really just waiting for the petting zoo to open.

The universality of tattooing is a curious subject for speculation. ~James Cook, 1779

No Tattoos for Kathy
No Tattoos for Kathy

"Getting a Tattoo" Makes My Non-Bucket List of Ideas and Examples

And it's not 'cause I'm getting too old for this...

No offense to all my friends who have tattoos. And no offense to my friends who are tattoo artists.

There is ONE primary reason I do not want a tattoo.

They don't wash off.

Oh, I've thought about it. Some of my favorite people have tattoos. I honestly just don't really like them that much.

I do like and admire some of the artwork. One guy we know up north is a fabulous artist, and he now designs some beautiful tattoo art. And another friend we met during our time in Myrtle Beach is a very talented tattoo artist - he even offered to give me one.

Even if I DID get a tattoo - which I'm not - but even if I did, I have this feeling that I'd get tired of it and wish it were a different design. It would just complicate my life needlessly.

Then there's this vision I have of myself at age 100 with this aging butterfly or some symbol whose meaning I'll have probably long forgotten, saying to someone, "Oh that old thing? Who knows what I was thinking... I was only 51 years old and just a kid at the time..."

So, at the end of the day, I'm just plain ol' Kathy.

If I really get the urge, I'll get a temporary mehndi design (henna).

PS: If you happen to be in Myrtle Beach and you have an irresistible urge to get a tattoo... Give "Dr. Ink" a call and ask for Arik to do your tattoo. They even come pick you up in a limo.

Bungy Jumping? No way!
Bungy Jumping? No way!

Bungy Jumping

Do I even need to explain this one?

Ok... Imagine, if you will, meeting an alien from another planet who - over a nice glass of wine - says something like, "So, what do you people do for fun here on earth?"

And imagine answering, "Well, some of us like to go to the center of really high bridges, attach one end of a long elastic band to our feet, and attach the other end of the elastic band to the bridge - and then throw ourselves off the bridge headfirst. Then, we pray as our bodies are hurling toward the ground that the elastic band doesn't break before we hit the rocks and water. Then, we bounce around upside down for a while until we're brought back up to the bridge."

Then, as the alien takes another sip of wine, nodding - trying to understand... you add,

"Oh yeah, and we PAY to do this."

I'm just sayin'...

Been There, Done That, No Need to Do Them Again Bucket List Ideas - "It was cool at the time, but doesn't matter anymore" kind of stuff

Here are 5 more of my Non-Bucket List Ideas and Examples.

These items fall under the category of things I've already done, but don't need to do gain.

They are also items that were never really on any kind of list to begin with - and I'm not really sure where they came from.

  1. => Run a Marathon

    I see this one on a lot of bucket lists. I ran 2 full marathons in the early 1980s (Jersey Shore in NJ, and New York City Marathon). Yes, I will admit that the feeling of accomplishment was amazing, and something I remember to this day.

    Running marathons was never anything I had any real excitement over - but my 1st husband was a marathoner, so I began running primarily because he did it. I was a bit of a lemming - I admit.

    But, when people ask me if I would ever want to run another one, I have to honestly say that while sure, it might be neat to prove I could do it again, I've already done it and have moved on to other interests. I still cheer on every runner I see when I watch a marathon. But, it's time for other things.

  2. => Go to Antarctica

    I promised another writer here on Squidoo that I'd write about my time in Antarctica - and I will at some point... I worked in Antarctica during 6 or 7 different seasonal contracts (including one of those 12-month stints) in McMurdo.

    I've seen penguins. I've been to South Pole. I've seen and done some really cool stuff, and met some truly amazing people.

    But it's time for the next generation. Again, it was nothing I aspired to - I happened to be on a bicycling tour through New Zealand in the early 1980s and happened upon people who had just left Antarctica. One thing led to another, and there I was - working in Antarctica.

  3. => Get Published in a Real Magazine

    I worked my butt off writing my first magazine article ("Ned Overend: King of the Mountain" - a story about the now fairly-famous triathlete from Durango, Colorado, in the now defunct Nautilus Magazine - back in the early 1980s... I'll update when I get home in May).

    It was written on spec (which means they said they'd look at it an publish it if it turned out that they liked it). And while it was fun writing it, the time it took me to write it, type it then retype it (remember - this was in the days before computers) - it turned out that I made about $2/hour.

    Yeah, it was fun to see my name in print - and I did write a few more stories for them - but, it's a lot more fun these days to write on line at places here like Squidoo and make money when people buy my stuff. There. I said it.

  4. => Float Around in a Hot Air Balloon

    I did this back in the 1980s in Colorado. While it was really kind of interesting - very quiet and peaceful floating around up there - I have 2 very distinct memories:

    1) I had to get up at some un-Godly hour to get to the launch site before dawn, and

    2) I'm just not that into champagne.

  5. => Go Diving

    I got my PADI certification in Cairns, Australia some years ago, and spend Easter out on the Great Barrier Reef. YES, it was amazing and awesome... But, nowadays, I just think of sharks.

We've ALL Done Some Cool Stuff...

I was over at the Xomba website, and saw that they were inviting us to write a "Top 5" or "Top 10" list of stuff about our lives. I wound up realizing that although I'm clearly somewhat wimpy when it comes to not wanting to really go out on a limb and do what my late, great mother would call "Nutsy-CooKoo" stuff, I have done a couple of things that, in hindsight, did take a little bit of courage.

For example, when I visited New Zealand in the early 1980s for several months on a bicycle, I had never 1) ridden a bike for more than 5 or 10 miles at a stretch, 2) been to New Zealand, 3) been ANYWHERE outside the US, 4) had no money... I mean, all that stuff adds up!

But off we went anyway. There was one point in the trip where we ran out of budgeted money and fasted for 3 days instead of going into our next week's reserves.

So, if you think about your own life, you can probably come up with a bunch of memories of stuff that - when you put your 20-20 hindsight goggles on - were pretty awesome experiences.

Here's the link to that article =.> Top 5 Things I've Done That I Personally Think Are Cool Thanks again for visiting!

A Few More Items I Have No Interest In Doing... - Thanks to other folks here at Squidoo, I've gotten more ideas!

Sometimes you just don't know what you don't want to do until someone mentions it. You know... someone calls you one morning and says, "Hey Kath! I've got a GREAT idea! Why don't we head on over to the coast and go swim with some sharks!" Stuff like that.

So, here are a few more things I can pass on...

  1. Swim with Sharks. I mean... there are people who really DO enjoy this??
  2. Go into Space. I'm still mastering life w/ my two feet on earth.
  3. Hold a Tarantula (Thank you fellow writer @Moonbeam973) - Yeah, I'm terrified of spiders and snakes too, and I'm ok with it...
  4. Hold a Snake. See "Hold a Tarantula," above. I tried to "pet" one once when I was writing an article about a guy who kept snakes, but just couldn't do it.

Am I the only one on the planet who has a NON-Bucket List? - Please tell me I'm not alone!

Ok... I can't be THAT unique. Surely someone else has decided either 1) that they are NOT making a Bucket List or 2) that they are making a NON-Bucket list. Let me know where you stand...

Are you either making a non-bucket list or otherwise not participating in bucket-list activities?

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In Case You're Like Me & Haven't Seen "The Bucket List" Yet

But seriously folks... All joking aside, I do have lots of goals. Always remember:

"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss, but that it is too low and we reach it." Michelangelo

Hi everyone! Thank you so much for visiting and reading my non-bucket list and ideas. I hope you enjoyed this lens, and that you will say a few words before you leave. Maybe you have a few "non-bucket" ideas of your own... If so, I'd love to hear them!

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      Efficient Admin 2 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      I love this Hub and I'm with you on many of them i.e. hot air balloon....NOT. I'm sorry you had to go through that awful experience hiking though. Voted up and across.

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      Mary Beth Granger 3 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      I really enjoyed hour non bucket list. What a great idea.

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      Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

      Hi Ya Kathy! You have kinda stumped me on this subject of a Non-Bucket List. To be honest, I have never thought of a "non-bucket list" but instead have thought of a bucket list like all the rest. I guess i will have to try to think of a non-bucket list instead. This lens is nice and very well done! Thank You for stopping by my For My Love of Chocolate lens and giving it a "thumbs up" as I appreciate it. Hope you will try some of the chocolate recipes and will enjoy them. Bon Appetit! (^_-)

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      writerkath 4 years ago

      @AlleyCatLane: Parasailing is fun, isn't it? I've done that a couple of times and love it! You know, I think ziplinining would be fun too!

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      AlleyCatLane 4 years ago

      I am right there with on everything but cruising. Went on my first one last year and going again in a few months. I even went parsailing! It was great! Still not going to skydive or bungy jump, but I might try ziplining.

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      writerkath 4 years ago

      @hartworks lm: Yup! Mount Everest for me, too! :)

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      hartworks lm 4 years ago

      IF I made a non-bucket list, it would include anything to do with holding bugs or snakes, flying in a stunt plane, several of the things you did when you were younger, and climbing Mt Everest.

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      writerkath 4 years ago

      @Scarlettohairy: Thanks for the vote of confidence! :) I'm with you... life is simpler and more enjoyable when we stop demanding so much! :) Hugs to you!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      How totally refreshing! I think we can get sucked in on the we're-supposed-to-want-to-do-X-things-before-we-die mentality. As I age, my expectations and hopes are much simpler. I'm happier this way, for sure!

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Dave! Glad you got that one on your list too! :) LOL!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi, Kathy! I vaguely remember holding a snake as a young kid at a reptile tourist attraction in Panama City, Florida. So, while I may have already held a snake once, it is definitely #1 on my non-bucket list for the rest of my life! Enjoyed your lens. A non-bucket list is a creative idea!

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      @WWurpleW: Those are very kind words! I'm actually quite ordinary compared to some of the folks I met while on the Ice. Talk about adventuresome and amazing! One of my friends from down there is a skydiver (no thanks!), and others have travelled to places I wouldn't even remotely consider... Truly an amazing bunch of folks... :)

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      Rankography 5 years ago

      Funny stuff and unique idea. Blessings.

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      WWurpleW 5 years ago

      Life is so precious and should be treated as the adventure it is. You are an amazing woman!

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      @Rankography: Glad you found it entertaining! :) Thanks so much for visiting and for the blessing!

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      @GeekGirl1: I've got an Antarctic lens up my sleeve! :) Just gotta scan photos. There are so many...

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      GeekGirl1 5 years ago

      I enjoyed reading your lens. You sound very adventurous. Write a lens about your next adventures.

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Your words and blessing just made my day! Thank you! :)

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      @ideadesigns: Thank you so much for your kind comments! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You gave me a lot of great ideas from reading your article, well done Kathy, it's always nice to read your personal touch! *blessed by a squid angel*

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      ideadesigns 5 years ago

      Cool stuff and funny stories! I loved reading your non bucket list. You've already done so much more than most people.

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      @SteveKaye: Love your comments Steve! :)

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      @jeremykim2011: Fabulous! I'm so glad you enjoy my writing! :) That just made my day!

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Absolutely! Thank you so much for participating in the discussion! :)

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      @PNWtravels: Thank you so much! :) I appreciate your kind words and your blessing! :)

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      You go girl ... I really don't have a bucket list these days ... probably more of a non-bucket list or an off-the-grid type of list. I think most of us would enjoy being published in a real magazine. Good luck with all those challenges!

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      @julieannbrady: Thank you Julie! (Yeah... you're right - it WAS cool to be in a real magazine!) :)

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      Since I'm an idea person, I can easily think of more things to do than I have time. So I've put a sign in my dresser that reads, "What can I not do today?" This helps me keep my life manageable.

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      I've had a non-bucket list for long time. It's valuable because every decision to do something reflects decisions not to do other things. I also realize that there are things I never wanted to do, and so I'll put them away where I can forget about them. This frees me to focus on the things that I want to do.

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      jeremykim2011 5 years ago

      I don't know why your list gave me the goosebumps. Maybe because I got excited reading it, or amazed, shocked, surprised to find out how interesting a woman you are. The only place I want to see before I die is Egypt, but Antarctica? It's not everyday that we meet someone who's been to that part of the globe. And race car? The most daring activity on my bucket list (take note, I haven't even done it) is bungee jumping. :) You are the second lensmaster (first is lensmaster d-artist) I find interesting. I will definitely be one of your regular readers.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I know that the term "bucket list" has been around for a while, but the movie really put it out in the public view. It's a pretty good thing to sit down and come up with things that you would like to do whether your close to passing away or not.

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      Vicki Green 5 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      I really enjoyed your non-bucket list. I haven't really made a formal list, but there are several things on your list that I also have no interest in doing. ~blessed

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      @julieannbrady: Thank you Julie! :) BTW I love the idea of the off-the-grid type of list! Great idea!

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      @SciTechEditorDave: Oh wow... I cannot even BEGIN to comprehend all you've done! That shark thing... no way. I should actually include "snorkel with sharks and crocodiles" on this list. And your daughter sounds absolutely amazing. Yikes... Thank you so much for your excellent comments! :) Hugs, Kath

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      @verymary: Thank you! But please... I think raising a strong family is VERY dramatic! I think one needs nerves of steel - more nerves than it takes to go bungy jumping for sure. :)

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      David Gardner 5 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Wow. Nice lens. I, too, have had a bucket list *and* a non-bucket list. My kids (particularly my daughter) seem to be doing the bucket list things that I'm too chicken to do (like skydiving; taking flying lessons; riding on even more than one stuntplanes--including a jet, bungee-cord jumping; swimming with sharks; traveling alone to France, India, Thailand, and Mexico -- all this before she was 25). However, I've also had a few weirdnesses -- I've traveled to Alaska on a cruise ship (before we found out it had hit an iceberg a few months earlier), snorkeled in shark-waters in Hawaii, snorkeled in crocodile-infested waters in Palau, worked for NASA Space Station Project, hiked and horse-back riding in New Mexico, and traveled all over Asia--Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan. (I've even written about some of these adventures on Squidoo!) So, there are some things on my bucket-list and still more on my non-bucket list. Thanks for a cool presentation... and congratulations for a Squidoo masterpiece!

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      Mary 5 years ago from Chicago area

      I'm not a bucket list type person, as the meaning of life to me is mostly in the undramatic things like trying to raise a strong family. Fun to see all the cool stuff you've done, though!

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      @favored: Yes! I MUST find more Non-Bucket stuff! You have inspired me! :)

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Your list is pretty much the same as mine, except you had the courage to say it openly. Now take one step further, don't sell the bucket list movie. Be bold, go non-bucket all the way :) Thanks for the fun.

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      @youthministry: Thank you so much! What a great idea! Our lenses definitely compliment one another. I just added a Featured Lens module with YOUR lens as well! Happy New Year! Hugs, Kath :)

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      @Diana Wenzel: You are too kind RenaissanceWoman2010! I so appreciate your comments! You're pretty inspiring to me with your own lenses! Thank you again! :) Kath

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      Paul Turner 5 years ago from Birmingham, Al.

      Great lens! Thanks for coming by and liking my Think On This: Making, Keeping, and Failing at New Years Resolutions. I am adding your lens in my featured lens spot!

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      Very creative. I enjoyed your "Uncola" approach to bucket lists. Not sure yet what my twist on the whole subject will be. This will be a hard act to follow.

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      @baby-strollers: Thank you! :)

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      baby-strollers 5 years ago

      I like your lens design.

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      baby-strollers 5 years ago

      I like your lens design.

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      @RinchenChodron: Thank you so much for your kind words Rinchen! I have had a lot of fun (so far) in this life. Squidoo makes it even funner! Thanks for the thumbs up! That means a lot to me! Hugs, Kath :)

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      RinchenChodron 5 years ago

      A very entertaining and funny read! You have had an interesting life and have tried a lot of things. You get a thumbs up for this one!

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I'm so glad you visited and commented on my lens! Thank you SO MUCH! Indeed... many sides to many things! :) Of course... now you've got me thinking... :) Kath

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very interesting and a lovely read! There are two sides to a coin; three sides to a dimension; four sides to a contemplation; five sides to senses; and many sides to .... :)

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      @AlleyCatLane: Thank you so much for visiting and for your comments! Yes, I've definitely had an interesting life (so far! Much more to come!) :) But, there definitely ARE some things I really DO want to accomplish... I'll have to think about compiling those into another lens! :) Hugs, Kath

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      @AlleyCatLane: Thank you so much for visiting and for your comments! Yes, I've definitely had an interesting life (so far! Much more to come!) :) But, there definitely ARE some things I really DO want to accomplish... I'll have to think about compiling those into another lens! :) Hugs, Kath

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      Very clever and interesting lens. Many of your items are on my non-bucket list too - bungy

      jumping and sky diving, in particular. Sounds like you have had an interesting life, despite your non-bucket list.

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      writerkath 6 years ago

      @whiteskyline lm: You crazy kid you! :) The closest I ever came was pushing a race car out of the "pit?" Is that what they call it? It was supposed to give the driver luck or something like that. I got my hands dirty on his dusty ol' car. :)

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      writerkath 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks! Yes, I was pretty young - only about 6 or so when my aunt died, but I remember it as being a very traumatic time. Obviously, especially for my cousins who watched the whole thing. But, humans are pretty resiliant, as we've all come to know over the years, right? :) Oh yes, I love Dave Barry's quirky humor. He actually makes me laugh out loud - for real - whenever I read his stuff. :) Thanks again for stopping in!

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      whiteskyline lm 6 years ago

      Love it! I actually do race my car :) Quite the adventurous list!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love this lens! Sorry to hear about your Aunt. I know it was years ago, but still... That had to be difficult. Love Dave Barry too! Great quote!

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      writerkath 6 years ago

      @JoshK47: Hi Josh, Thanks so much for visiting! I have to say that I'd prefer travel nowadays... I can hardly believe some of the things I've done and never thought one bit about it at the time. :) And now, my world travel will have to involve hotels and comfy beds and meals. No more hostels for me!

      :) Kath

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      Awesome list - most of my must-do type list things involve world travel, not anything too daredevil-ish. :)

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      writerkath 6 years ago

      @ZenandChic: Thank you so much for your blessing! I had a ton of fun with this lens! :) Hugs, Kath

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      Great list on things you have already done. Blessing this lens!

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      writerkath 6 years ago

      @Meloramus: Thanks so much for visiting and participating in my non-activities Meloramus! :) I also appreciate your comment. See you again soon!

      :) Hugs,

      Kath

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      Meloramus 6 years ago

      I like your honesty here! One size doesn't fit all.

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      Meloramus 6 years ago

      I like your honesty here! One size doesn't fit all.