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What's On Your Bucket List?

Updated on January 29, 2013

Welcome To What's On Your Bucket List

Are you ready to answer that big, bold, and breathtaking question, What's on your bucket list?

Well, you've certainly come to the right spot, (especially if you haven't got a clue what I'm talking about, or seen the movie by the same name). All of which means that you've probably never taken the time to figure out who you really are, let alone ponder why you're here.

More importantly, maybe you've even avoided doing what really matters to you because you didn't want to admit to everyone that you've got a hole in your blessed bucket. On the other hand, maybe you've just convinced yourself that, by some miracle afforded by the fountain of youth, you'll never have gray hair or lose it, or maybe you'll just keep building sandcastles in the air and never have to "kick the bucket".

Too busy to dream or to figure out what you want out of life while spending time on planet Earth? Too weak in the knees to find the answer written on a scrumpled piece of yellow paper in a waste bucket? Too tuckered out to hear the answer because you've forgotten the question. Fear not, we've got a simple and satisfying solution for you!

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A BIG THANK YOU TO SQUIDOO FOR AWARDING THIS LENS A PURPLE STAR!
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"Its only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth--and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up--that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had."

-- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross --

WHAT'S THE "BUCKET LIST"? - Maybe it's about time to find the joy in your life.

So what are you going to do before you push up the daisies?

Exactly what is on your list of top ten things to do before you bite the dust, fall off your perch, give up the ghost, pop your clogs, or you guessed it, "kick the bucket"?

1. Run away for a day and join the circus.

2. Take a trip on the Orient Express.

3. Walk on water.

4. Build a tree fort with all the accessories.

5. Write a letter to everyone whom I love.

6. Visit the North Pole and see Santa's workshop.

7. Name a star.

8. Talk to a politician in Pig Latin.

9. Be in two places at once.

10. Compose a song.

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DESIRE, ASK, BELIEVE, AND RECEIVE!

THE TRUE JOY OF LIFE

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), the inimitable Irish-born comic dramatist, playwright, literary critic and socialist propagandist won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1925. This man certainly knew how to live life to it's fullest, and reminded us to do the same during our brief sojourn on this planet called Earth.

A man of with an impeccaby biting wit and and wry sense of humor, he never failed to deliver the zings and arrows of outrageous fortune when the times demanded it.

On the subject of old bones, he had this to say:

"If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance." This is a wise piece of advice to those who have a lot of deadwood in their family trees!

George had a rather unadulteredly centered view of himself, not to mention his place in the scheme of things: "I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation."

But this man of mirth also found time to write this pithy piece of poetry which we might all take heed of as we write our "bucket list".

"True Joy of Life

This is the true joy of life.

The being used for a purpose

Recognized by yourself as a mighty one.

The being a force of nature

Instead of a feverish, selfish

Little clod of ailments and grievances

Complaining that the world will not

Devote itself to making you happy.

I am of the opinion that my life

Belongs to the whole community

And as long as I live,

It is my privilege to do for it

Whatever I can.

I want to be thoroughly

Used up when I die,

For the harder I work the more I live.

I rejoice in life for its own sake.

Life is no brief candle to me.

It is a sort of splendid torch

Which I've got hold of

For the moment

And I want to make it burn

As brightly as possible before

Handling it on to future generations.

All of which raises the inevitable question, how are you living your life, and what do you wish to pass on to future generations?

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Image Credit: George Bernard Shaw - http://kencoogancaricatures.blogspot.com

It's Never Too Late to Live It Up!

"My doctor gave me two weeks to live. I hope they're in August!"-- Ronnie Shakes --

WHAT IF YOU HAD ONLY ONE DAY OR ONE WEEK TO LIVE, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

"...be grateful that you've been given the extraordinary gift of time -- time to know what you love so you can love how you live."

-- Sarah Ban Breathnach, "Simple Abundance - A Daybook of Comfort and Joy" --

Frankly, I've always wanted to play Cupid.

Frankly, I've always wanted to play Cupid.
Frankly, I've always wanted to play Cupid.

"You have to count on living every sinigle day in a way you believe will make you feel good about your life, so that if it were over tomorrow, you'd be content."

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-- Jane Seymour, actress --

FINISHING THE UNFINISHED

Apparently a popular serenity-oriented shrink on TV once proclaimed, "The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started and have never finished."

I took this advice to heart and looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't finished. So, before leaving the house this morning, I finished off:

1) the bottom half of the "Arrogant Frog" Cabernet Sauvignon bottle,

2) the dregs of a rather fine bottle of "Cardinal Zin"(fandel),

3) the remainder of the "Bailey's Irish Cream" bottle,

4) the last bottle of "Buzzard Breath Ale" in the fridge,

5) a leftover package of "Oreos",

6) the remainder of my old "Prozac" prescription,

7) the last two fingers in a bottle of 18-year-old "Glennfidich" single-malt scotch whisky,

8) a half-eaten "Sara Lee" frozen French strawberry cheesecake,

9) the fragments left behind in the bottom of a honey and roasted garlic premium kettle cooked bag of "Miss Vickie's" potato chips,

10) the balance of a box of Black Magic chocolates.

With all that yummy in my tummy, I also got up enough steam to string together a few random notes to complete Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 8 in B minor, commonly known as the Unfinished (German: Unvollendete), the unfinished symphony!

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Image Credit: "Buzzard Breath Ale" label from Big Rock Brewery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Count your blessings every day and live life to the fullest!

Count your blessings every day and live life to the fullest!
Count your blessings every day and live life to the fullest!

FUN THINGS TO DO BEFORE MEETING YOUR MAKER

1. Go to the fragrance department and test all those lovely perfumes, or at the very least test the scent of air-freshners in the supermarket!

2. Challenge someone to a duel using tubes of gift-wrap.

3. Make a very weird hat (perhaps suggestive vegetables) and wear it on "Casual Fridays".

4. Request a meeting with the store manager to discuss your dying wish to organize a marathon shopping cart relay race on the premises.

5. Smile and wave wildly to complete strangers, or if you're really daring walk up to them and say, "Bob/Beatrice...good to see you since that great looking nose job."

6. Visit your favorite store and ask a retail clerk if they have any "Weeples", "Shnurples" or "Fizwigs" (fake products that you begin to describe in pantomime or pig-latin).

7. Make a bumper sticker that says, "Honk if you're flawed!" and place it on someone's vehicle.

8. Sing rhymes nursery in the breakfast food section of your supermarket, and invite others to join in.

9. Make a reservation at a fine dining establishment for your "Naked Cycling Club".

10. Write a piece of bad poetry and present to your nemesis on his/her birthday.

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"You gotta have a dream. If you don't have a dream, how ya gonna make a dream come true?"

Bloody Mary, in the movie "South Pacific"

BUCKET BABE DREAMS OF A NEW LIFE

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Brunhilda Baughurst, a bashful bucket babe from Blumenort, (Manitoba) dared to dream of the day she could toss her cookies, her clothesline, not to mention her crabby kids and become a voluptuous vacuum vixen or venturesome vamp of the veranda. Failing that, she might consider becoming a veritable vagabond of vapid verbs, vainglorious vowels and vague vaniloquence. At the very least, she thought, why not kiss a fool, a frog or a flying-carpet salesman just for the heck of it?

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THE BUCKET BRIGADE HAS LANDED!

How Full Is Your Bucket?
How Full Is Your Bucket?

For those who think their bucket is half empty.

 
There's a Hole in My Bucket
There's a Hole in My Bucket

If you know an Eeyore, this is the perfect gift to brighten his miserable day.

 
The Bucket List [Blu-ray]
The Bucket List [Blu-ray]

The perfect gift for those who need a nudge about making their own bucket list and living life to the fullest

 
2,001 Things to Do Before You Die
2,001 Things to Do Before You Die

For those who are short on imagination or things to do before they kick the bucket.

 
More Than a Bucket List: Making Your Dreams, Passions, and Faith a Reality
More Than a Bucket List: Making Your Dreams, Passions, and Faith a Reality

Transforming your dreams into reality, means getting off your pity pot and filling your bucket with what you really want.

 

HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE...BEFORE THE PARTY'S OVER!

Some film critics don't think The Bucket List will be a big box office hit, arguing who would want to pay a pretty penny to watch two cantankerous old coots with cancer doing their last fling?

Who says you can't yell "Cowabunga" at the top of your lungs or take the "aardvark of utter happiness" out for a spot of tea and a few crumpets? On the other hand, maybe it's time to toss the treadmill, those wretched bar-bells, not to mention those squeaky clean sneakers, and to do something that tickles your fancy like playing a fabulous game of croquet or tiddlywinks. Or, maybe it's just eating a huge piece of chocolate cake before your mundane meal of meat and mashed potatoes!

Let's face it, in a world of doom and gloom, it's just not cool to make a movie about two happy has-beens having one last kick at the bucket,(before they reach the end of a 24/7 check-out line with St. Peter and the Devil waiting for you at the till).

Critical illness is a potent reminder that our days on this blue planet are infinitessimal. We are but temporary visitors who emerged from the darkness of another world at birth and live but a brief moment in light before we return the darkness of that great cosmos which surrounds us.

If "life is the funny thing that happened on the way to the forum"...maybe you should try another destination or at the very least try a new drink?

After all, when life gives you lemons, just remember to squeeze those darned lemons for all they're worth, and whatever you do, learn how to make lemonade before you leave!

And, as that old song says, Life is a Caberet, old chum, Come to the Cabeert! So bring along your dancing shoes and kick up your heels, 'cause you deserve the time of your life!

Smile, snicker and smack your lips! Oh and remember that famous Latin motto to live by: Aquila non captat muscas - The eagle doesn't capture flies (or, don't sweat the small stuff, it's a waste of your precious time).

So listen up, if you've only got one to life to live, (unless of course you believe in reincarnation, and that's a whole other ball game), try living it as a blonde (they have more fun). Besides, when it comes right down to it chum or chickadee, only you can make yourself happy!

And, if you're a pathetic procrastinator, there's no time like now to get a wiggle on! Create your very own bucket list and tick off your "to-do's" before the party's over!

"Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments."

-- Rose Kennedy --

FREE THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR FUN!

Okay, so your wallet is a tad thin, or your pocket has a hole in it...quit complaining and look on the positive side. You're still here aren't you?

So pull your up chin, stick your chest out, and get ready for a bit of fun for absolutely nothing!

1. Noteworthy Nuttiness: Yup, it's time to see how long you can hold a note, well it could be something in the key of G, or maybe it's just a note to your boss explaining why you're taking the day off. Do this with a crowd, and you'll have fun for a few hours...besides what else have you got going for the rest of your life?

2. The Anonymous Rating Game: It's time to play...and this time you get to be the judge and jury! The aim of this little pastime is to rate people, pets, places and paraphernalia on a scale of 1 to 10. Okay, so who is wearing the funkiest footwear, outfit, or hairstyle today? Where is the best place to laugh out loud? What 10 things would you buy if you were leaving on a spaceship tomorrow for a trip to Mars?

3. Blow Bubbles: Your years of blowing out birthday candles probably won't do you any good. How about buying your favorite bubblegum flavor and giving it a whirl. You might even consider organizing a Bubblegum Competition to see who can blow up the biggest, if you're feeling socially-inclined. Okay, so you don't have a sweet tooth, or maybe you've lost your teeth altogether. Stop fretting, it just means you can blow soap bubbles, (but you might try finding a liquid detergent that's environmentally friendly so you can please your gregarious "green" friends and family members).

BOOKS TO HELP YOU FIGURE OUT WHAT TO PUT ON THE BUCKET LIST

1,000 Places to See Before You Die Traveler's Journal
1,000 Places to See Before You Die Traveler's Journal

For those who haven't figured out where to go on their life journey.

 
1,000 Places to See in the U.S.A. & Canada Before You Die
1,000 Places to See in the U.S.A. & Canada Before You Die

For those who are afraid to leave North America.

 
100 Things to Do Before You Die: Travel Events You Just Can't Miss
100 Things to Do Before You Die: Travel Events You Just Can't Miss

How to make the most of your trip before you croak (helpful hints for frog princes).

 
Unforgettable Things to Do Before You Die
Unforgettable Things to Do Before You Die

What do you mean you don't like riding on the back of elephants in Nepal...you've never been there!

 
Stroke a Martian and 99 Other Things to Do Before You Die: Plus 5 to Do Afterwards
Stroke a Martian and 99 Other Things to Do Before You Die: Plus 5 to Do Afterwards

Frankly if you haven't swum in a bioluminescent lake or listened to an iceberg being born...you're missing out on life!

 

NEED A KICK START ON LIFE? - Check Off What Really Matters!!

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PONDERING POOL QUESTIONS

50 things you can mull around and meditate upon...

If you haven't got a clue what to do, and haven't got a "bucket list", here are 50 things you can mull around and meditate upon.

Set aside some time read them over. And then, start working through them giving them each a lot of thought. Good luck!

1. What would you love to do or accomplish before you die?

2. If you were to begin to achieve that/these, what is the first change you would start to make?

3. What would you need to include MORE of in your life?

4. What would you need to have LESS of in your life?

5. Rewrite your goal(s) so it is 'moving towards' something, rather than 'moving away' from something?

6. What is YOUR personal definition of success?

7. If you had to guess your life purpose, what would it be?

8. What daily habits could you replace with a better daily habit? List them.

9. What would a massive action 'look like' for you?

10. What action would you take, if you knew you could not possibly fail?

11. What has worked for you when accomplishing past personal goals?

12. What can you see about any past setbacks, which may actually benefit you?

13. What are you tolerating or putting up with?

14. What will you do to completely erase petty things that are bothering you?

15. For what will you take 100% responsibility from now?

16. If you were your own coach, what coaching would you give yourself right now?

17. Who and what are you listening to most of the time? How will you change that, if it needs changing?

18. What do you keep saying to yourself that usually hinders your progress?

19. What could you now keep saying to yourself to empower you?

20. What could you get done this week that you know needs doing?

21. For that task, what is the first step and the next step?

22. What could you put in your environment to remind you of your promises to yourself?

23. What could you include in each day to create and hold your vision for your future?

24. What have you 100% decided to achieve or commit to?

25. What ways do you benefit by NOT deliberately moving toward what you want?

26. What activities and new habits will you deposit into your future, this month?

27. On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited to you feel about taking these actions?

28. What could increase that score?

29. What are your highest aspirations for this year?

30. What are the greatest lessons you have learned in life?

31. What is life asking you to do differently?

32. What are you now willing to do that you've been unwilling to undertake?

33. What non-negotiable decision are you willing to make for your life and stick to?

34. What in your life needs immediate attention?

35. What strategies could you use to better manage your daily priorities?

36. What is perfect about where you are in your life right now?

37. Describe in detail the feelings you'll have once all your goals are achieved?

38. Which books could you read, people could you call, and places could you visit that support your goals?

39. In what way are you a better person this year than last year? What will be your answer, next year?

40. Where will you fine-tune your use of time in the next 24-hours?

41. Is there anything you are ignoring to which you should be paying attention? Be honest!

42. What are you most excited about now? What are you looking forward to?

43. What ways will you will get more energy into your life?

44. What newly created, personal standard(s) will you abide by ...come hail, rain or sunshine?

45. What are your greatest strengths and how will you leverage them?

46. What would you most like to be acknowledged for so far in your life?

47. What do you need to give yourself so that you can share more with others?

48. What new belief could you take on to speed up your personal decision-making processes?

49. What do you already know for certain? Is that the truth?

50. List all the benefits that you got from completing this exercise, and what are your next steps forward?

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Source: Thea Westra, Senior Thought Leader, Forward Steps.

TOP 10 THINGS TO CONSUME FOR YOUR "LAST SUPPER"

You know what Bible says, "Eat, drink, and be merry." (Ecclesiastes VIII, 15, King James Version) "...for tomorrow you may "kick the bucket", (the Boys from the Bucket List Brigade).

So, the first question on the list is what to eat for your "Last Supper"? You could go with "comfort foods" and be a pig about it. Or, you could take the path less travelled, and try something unusual like masticating upon some:

1. Crumpets, (a tasteless, rubbery delicacy with holes in them, served with oodles of butter, strawberry jam or peanut butter which makes it infinitely more palatable).

2. Mercedes Buns, (cinnamon rolls with less than three grams of fat per serving), for those who wish to remain Flab-Free for another 24 hours.

3. Berry Maniloaf, (a lemon and raspberry bread loaf with 161 calories per slice), for bonified members of the Calorie-Counting Collective.

4. Peter Pancakes, (served with bananas and strawberry sauce); how else are you going to your daily dose of slapsticks with your flapjacks?

For those who need something they'll never forget, try eating your very own:

1. Humble Pie (now that might just be a first for you!)

2. Green Eggs & Ham (ask Dr. Seuss if he's got the recipe?).

3. Words; (and be a good sport about it, share with everyone which ones you liked best.)

As for what to drink on your last date with destiny, try:

1. Marilyn Merlot (Naked Grape, Napa Valley)

2. Cardinal Zin (Bonny Doon Zinfandel)

3. Bloody Good White (California Ca'del Solo).

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Santa Says It's a "Naughty & Nice List" not a blessed "Bucket List" for pity's sake!

Why not visit the North Pole before ... - Climate change puts an end to Santa and his red-nosed reindeers!

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There is much to be said about living each day as if it were one's last day on earth. Why not enjoy it instead of trying to tick off your "to do list" or pack in as much stuff as you can before you check out.

"BUCKET LIST" PROGRESS POLL

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So smartypants, what have your ticked off on your bucket list?

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FEEDBACK FROM THOSE WHO ARE TRYING TO FIND A LIFE - Helpful hints to those who are trying to find a life from those who are living life to its fullest.

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      TapIn2U 4 years ago

      Thanks for the tips. Working on my bucket list. Fantastic lens! Sundae ;-)

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      Jenny Rowling 4 years ago from London, UK

      This was very fun to read. :)

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      LisaNowatzki 4 years ago

      I love this lens. Thank you.

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      GrowthSpark 4 years ago

      I loved all the things that you finished off - good job on those!! Love Maxine, always good to see her included.

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      laurenrich 4 years ago

      This is a great lens. It is very informative and interesting. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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      imagelist lm 4 years ago

      Interesting lens!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow, so many things to do before I die! This served as a good inspiration for my own bucket list, and even though I won't be able to complete everything on this list, I like feeling like I have a goal in life, something exciting to look forward to.

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      Redhotyogi 5 years ago

      I want to climb Kilimanjara but I don't like walking, I don't like the cold and I don't like mosquitoes. At least it will be a challenge....

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      buzzet 5 years ago

      OMG loved your lens, so many pics , its bright and colourful and keeps your interest. I now can go and make my lens better :-)

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      AnimalHouse 5 years ago

      Great lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      There's only one thing on my Bucket List. Getting everybody in the world to pronounce the word "Bucket" the same way they pronounce the word "bouquet". I will fulfill this mission! :)

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      Mark Whitman 5 years ago from London

      Great lens. On my bucket list for this year is cycling from John O'Groats to Lands End in the UK. Thanks for the inspiration.

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      HealthPeanut 5 years ago

      I want to bike across the United States! Could I do it? Maybe! But I'm definitely going to get in the best darn shape, so I could get there :)

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      Zut Moon 5 years ago

      You just got featured in my lens Zut Ziurvey No 3 ... well done !!!

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      Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      I discovered I make bucket lists too. One for goals to achieve, other for excuses for missed goals... Maybe i should drop the other list?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A bucket list is such a great way to get your focussed on achieving things. I would highly recommend making one and working through it.

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      missericaleigh 5 years ago

      I really like this lens. And I'd really like Paula Deen to cook for me in my kitchen. That's numver one on the list.

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      nyclittleitaly 5 years ago

      we should all have a list of things to do.

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      MagooDancer19 5 years ago

      @squidshe: I'm inspired too!

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      squidshe 5 years ago

      I'm definitely making a bucket list! You've got me thinking.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I wrote some lyrics, just want to hear on the radio 1 time, 1 time ... only , this is number 4 on my bucket list

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens and plenty to smile about.

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      ananimoss2 6 years ago

      My goal is to bucket the bucket list! Ha ha. It was a lot of fun to read your lens. I plan to visit your other lenses soon! Gracias!

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      Cathy Slaght 6 years ago from St. Petersburg, Fl

      What a great lens! We really are in the Garden of Eden, we just have to "tune in"- am making my bucket list now!

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      Steve Martaindale 6 years ago

      You do know how to turn a clever phrase; what a fun read. I'm ticking away on my list as quickly as I'm ticking away, I hope. You can find my version at

      https://hubpages.com/health/steves-bucket-list

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I like the following list:

      wakeuplist.com/list/2387

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Right now 3 things:

      1. Join the La Tomatino festival in Bunol, Valencia, Spain.

      2. Plant 1000 trees. (I have planted 4 trees, 996 more.)

      3. Release all the fishes in my dad's aquarium to the ocean or sea or lake. Sorry dad =)

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      singlemaltdram 6 years ago

      Great stuff - a good reminder. I really like the way you write.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This lens is so full of great, funny stuff that I have to bookmark it so I can come back and enjoy it all. One major thing on my B. L. is to ride in a horse-drawn sleigh on a calm, but snowy day, snuggled under blankets, ahh... Thanks for a great lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      There's a decent site for making your own bucketlist (and it sends you quarterly reminders which is nice.) You can see other people's bucketlist ideas too. As far as I can tell it's free...

      www.wakeuplist.com

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      Johan 6 years ago from Belgium

      Great idea a bucket list I will make one

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      The BucketList

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Isn't everyone trying to find a life? :)

      I would love to visit antarctica and fly with Penguins, swim with Dolphins and whales though i don't know how to swim... yet, Fly a plane, ski from atop K2 and Nanga Parbat, learn chinese, visit Sahara Desert, Taklamakan desert.

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      penguinavations 6 years ago

      Great lens!

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      TravelingRae 6 years ago

      What a great, and funny!, lens.

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      LegalDog 6 years ago

      Something to think about

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      Ruthi 6 years ago

      Great fun to be had on your bucket list lens!

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      sheilamarie78 6 years ago

      You are a hoot! I'm favoriting this page so I can come back and finish reading. I cannot handle all these tears as I'm laughing.

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      I want to pursue a long distance bike journey, learn to fly an ultralight, trek to both poles, scuba dive in an exotic location, dance salsa, and try the whole "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" thing. :-) Fun lens. Thanks!

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      FlorianFisher 6 years ago

      i want to travel the world for a year or two, and maybe never come back

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      elfingirl326 6 years ago

      I want to visit Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Russia and Poland. Is this too much? I think not. I also want to run through a wheat field in a sunflower print sun dress on a bright sunny day...oh and I want to ride a horse free range for as far and as long as the the little horsey wants to go...Those are on my bucket list.... :) :)

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      writerkath 6 years ago

      Hi QuippingQueen! I had a blast reading your lens, and you are one of the lensmasters who inspired me to to my "non-bucket list" lens - and I hope you are ok w/ my adding you as one of my featured lenses on the page. :)

      Cheers!

      Kath :)

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      jaimepuxxle 6 years ago

      It's interesting when you put things in to perspective: "What if you don't wake up tomorrow? How would you spend your last day?" I have a Bucket List, but it's more of a themed one, you can check it out at 101 things to do in Madrid before you die.

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      StanTheUSVeteran 6 years ago

      Plain and simple. Parachute jumping at least once in my life, write a song with Steve Miller (man, that guy has fun when he performs), Spend an entire month on vacation in Florida during January, spend an entire month on vacation skiing in Colorado, Mentor and train US Military Veterans how to run an online business, Become a master at mental telepathy (know what people are thinking), anticipate a major world event one month before it happens, meet with Ronald Reagan, Dan Fogelberg, George Harrison in the spiritual world as a spirit before my physical body dies, more to follow, be instrumental in putting banks and Wall Street out of business with better and alternative means of financing purposes that make the world a much better place, kiss every woman I meet, be alive to see my daughter's art skills become recognized around the world.

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      Michey LM 6 years ago

      I bucket list is not easy to create but after you start... it will be addicted...

      Like your lens and presentation

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      i started doing my "bucket list" after seeing jack nicholson, morgan freeman's movie.. you gotta see this hilarious film, it's a real eye opener. I got 8 things done out of 10. the other two.. the usa changed its law to passports required and I didn't have one lol so I didn't get to fantasy island or disney or harry potter yet.. in the future plans...

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I think it is now time for me to create my own bucketlist!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @squidluck: make yourself happy and check out this great bucket list website that's personal, interactive and creative way to keep track of your life list goals and fun too. share with family and friends and even invite bucket list buddies. www.mybucketlistonline.com

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      truthseekerr 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Keep us posted!

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      truthseekerr 6 years ago

      wow, so much information to absorb here and Now instead of a bucket list I will come up with a "live today" to life today list. Thanks.

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      KokoTravel 6 years ago

      Staying busy isn't bad, if you love what you are doing. For the most part, I do... but indeed, there is a lot left in life that I would like to do.

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      squidluck 6 years ago

      A very inspiring lense.thanks for sharing.

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      squidluck 6 years ago

      Every day is a present.I am always thankful i made it for another day.Just live life to the fullest. the no. 1 in my bucket list for 2011 is to make someone happy at least someone for the day.

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      KickYourBucketList 6 years ago

      I have just started putting together my life goal list. This lens is a great resource for getting ideas started. I just added "Tour the inside of the White House" and "Go to a drive-in movie" to my bucket list. I have logged all these adventures into my online bucket list where I can mark them completed, create new ones, get ideas, and share with friends. Thanks again for the motivation.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      lol! I created a fun bucket list - more like a crazy bucket of hope - and posted a link to it on the main page of my poetry and song lyrics site (www.drageda.com) - :) Great lens idea by the way!

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      ShamanicShift 6 years ago

      This looks like one of the best definitive lenses about bucket listing! I am featuring it on my Bucket-Listed lens index that is still under construction at this writing (Dec. 6, 2010, a.m.) and will maybe-probably go live in a beginning stage state later today or early tomorrow. I want to compile a list of great bucket list lenses to make mine a reference instead of just about my list (when it's filled out). Cheers!

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      scar4 6 years ago

      I am leading a very full and meaningful life so far, owing to the departure of my Dad. He taught me a lot!

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      techjunkie11 6 years ago

      This lens makes me want to live my life everyday to the fullest. My wife and I started a tradition that at the beginning of the year we make a to do list of things we want to do. Then at the end of the year we look at how far we have come.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @moonlitta: hey, checkout www.qandhey.com

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      moonlitta 6 years ago

      Absolutely brilliant.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great article...made me think of the life span of certain lists:

      -As kids, it's all about "Santa's List"

      -To make it through school and in the workforce, you can't do without the "To Do List"

      -Once holy matrimony takes hold of you, it eventually becomes the "Honey Do List"

      -And, when you ponder the end, whether it's near or not, you inevitably start penning that "Bucket List"

      On Q & Hey there was a question posed about" Your Bucket List"--some interesting comments insued.

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      LouisaDembul 7 years ago

      This was very funny, but now I have to get cracking with my bucket list!

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      Tinks8 7 years ago

      Love your lens, it gives me some inspiration and heads up. Don't find the meaning of life, just enjoy it and life itself will give it's meaning to you.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Simply love your website. It put a smile on my face and really made me think.. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      thanks for sharing your idea. . .

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Tnx. . for the Ideas. Good job,

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      guyfarmer 7 years ago

      Thanks for the ideas. It's so valuable for us to take a moment to think about the things we really want to do in life. It's never too late to start living our dreams.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Im 15, and have a condition which although it is not terminal, the symptoms of it can be. I wrote my bucket list the other day, and some of them are:

      - Marry the boy i have loved since i was twelve years old

      - Dance in the rain

      - Publish a book

      - write a whole movie script, and send it off

      - See my parents re marry

      - Be someone i want to be

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      lifelonglrnr 7 years ago

      I love it. I have a list of things I want to do and I am almost ready to share it on Squidoo. Brilliant and inspirational lens. Thanks

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      codymckibb 7 years ago

      Sweeeet, I love bucket lists! Here's my attempt at an ambitious list of awesome life goals FINALLY! http://www.thrillingheroics.com/my-bucket-list-awe...

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Love your list!

      I am a fellow bucket list enthusiast and am currently competing to have a Bucket List Television Show on Oprah!!! Please vote for me at http://tinyurl.com/248uhpz so we can get another show about bucket lists & adventure on TV and show the world how strong this community is. You can vote as many times as u want, just keep hiiting the VOTE button! Thanks for the support!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      There's a site where you can go to log all the things on your Bucketlist, mark them off when completed, add images and video, tell stories, discuss with others, etc. :

      http://bucketlist.org

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Here is a great place to create, manage and share your bucket list. You can also get some interesting ideas to put on your bucket list from others.

      Check it out.

      http://www.sharebuckets.com

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      j24ritz 7 years ago

      Great lens, thanks for sharing!

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      Jeanette 7 years ago from Australia

      Most entertaining lens :-) I have to confess that I haven't made a bucket list...

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      Mayapearl 7 years ago

      Thanks for the laughs, chuckles, snorts and the hangover! I so love your lens I wish I had made it. 5*

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      Gail47 7 years ago

      I love this list. I especially enjoy Maxine - she is one of my favorites. It's fun reading other peoples bucket lists to see what their desires for the future include.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @anonymous: I love your list. To be honest it is similar to mine.

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      WoWGamerx 7 years ago

      Very good lens quippingqueen, well desevers 5 stars!

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      Airinka 7 years ago

      Especially good lens!

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      shiwangipeshwani 7 years ago

      nice lens frnd, keep up the good work,I liked your creativity the most.

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      superproposal 7 years ago

      Wow!! What nice picture on this lens! All information really useful. I love your lens very much.

      Thanks for sharing this helpful post.

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      HotFuzz 7 years ago

      Think "Blow Bubbles" is a great start

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I am quitting my job in 30 days and my bucket list is: go for walks, read a book a week, make a silly craft & throw it away if I don't like it, eat a filet mignon lunch all by myself in a beautiful setting, swim all by myself, ride my bike on the Rails To Trails around my area and maybe as far as I can pedal in an entire day and back, have lunch w/my mom a couple times a week, play with some safe and furry animals, then start job hunting again when my food budget dwindles below my comfort level. Things I've been wanting to do for about 20 years.... but husband and life just didn't seem to find it all as important as I did...

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Stacey. I just want to say that I really hope you can fulfill everything on your bucketlist. Your list caught my eye because my father was on dialysis for years and also because I too like Edgar Alan Poe (though Emily Dickinson is my all time favorite)

      God bless and if you ever want to chat please feel free to email me at: audstories@aol.com

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      go to paris

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      fireprotectiono 7 years ago

      One thing that I want to do before I kick the bucket is base jumping!

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      Linda Hoxie 7 years ago from Idaho

      Your Bucket List is being featured on our Bucket List Group now. Just inviting you to come by and see your shining face there and check out the groups updated new look. Any and all ratings appreciated too, to help get our Bucket lists seen more often! Your list looks great! Linda

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      Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

      I completely enjoyed my stay here, and your list of fun things is hilarious. I have yet to create my own bucket list so I will keep your tips in mind. For sure my list will include to see 75% more of the world. (; *blessed by an angel*

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      Linda Hoxie 7 years ago from Idaho

      Just wandering through our bucket list group and had to come see your list again, I love the lighthearted and fun way you put it together. It does inspire so many!

      My best to you,

      Linda

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Ride a motorcycle across 5 or more states

      Skydive

      Drive a racecar

      Hit a jackpot

      Scuba dive in the ocean

      Be applauded by thousands

      Be in a movie

      Travel to all 7 continents

      Travel @ 200MPH by any means

      Have a son

      See the northern lights

      Discover something

      Invent something

      Truly save someoneâs life

      See all 7 natural wonders

      See the Major Landmarks of the U.S. (statue of liberty, Mt. Rushmore, D.C. Biggest ball of yarn, etc. etc.)

      Listen to a stranger tell a war story

      âplayâ the Stock Market

      Be on the news

      Help 5 people take something off their bucket list

      Make someone laugh till they pee

      Really plan my funeral

      Get a pen pal

      Send a note in a bottle

      Find natural gold

      Publishâ¦.something

      Go into space

      Bungee jump

      Big game fish

      Bass fish in lake Okeechobee FL.

      Make a viral video

      Be on a game show

      Chase a tornado

      Set a world record

      Witness a celestial event (northern lights, Haleyâs comet, a large scale meteor shower)

      Watch a medieval joust

      Learn a conversational amount of a foreign language (sign included)

      Learn to wail on one instrument

      Find a fossil

      Spit off a REALLY tall building

      Take a cruise

      Meet a celebrity and take a picture

      Drive a super car

      Be a spectator at a Major world event like the Olympics or something

      Bet on a long shot horse race and win

      Break (not set) a current world record

      Get a professional shave

      Buy an Armani suit

      Spend a week âsurvivingâ on a deserted island

      Bring about a fundamental change in someoneâs life

      Give advice to a millionaire or billionaire

      Compete in a sponsored event

      Complete 1000 things to do before you die 2010 book

      Skim a Mountain in a squirrel suit

      Learn to back flip off a wall

      Sit in a lecture at MIT or Cal tech etc etc

      Make a footfall where no man has EVER set foot

      Have and control a lucid dream

      Be declared legally dead and come back to life

      Totally disappear for 3-7 days

      Streak and get away with it

      Order room service

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I have been thinking about a bucket list for a while and these are some of the thinks that I will like to do:

      -learn how to play Sax

      -learn Italian

      -go to France

      -Italy (again)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      i am on dialysis, and have written an bucket list in case.....

      1. Visit France

      2. Visit the Edgar Alan Poe Museum.

      3. Eat at an five star restaurant.

      4. Watch the Nashville Symphony play classical music

      5. Watch 'A Christmas Carol" one more time.

      6. Blow bubbles (borrowed this one from a fellow contributor.

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      aperkins lm 7 years ago

      - Learn to scrimshaw better

      - Become a giant Squid

      - Learn the Chapman Stick

      - Reduce my energy consumption by 50%

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I've decided that one thing I want to do more of in life is blow bubbles. :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      My Bucket List:

      -become a cardiologist

      -go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans

      -travel to London, Paris, Rome, Egypt, and Tokyo

      -visit Amsterdam ;)

      -witness a solar eclipse

      -ride the craziest rollercoaster in the US

      -swim with the dolphins

      -own at least one designer dress, shoe, or purse

      -learn to play the piano (just a little bit)

      -eat at a 5-star restaurant

      -see the Aurora Borealis

      -go skinny dipping

      -scuba dive

      -try five new positions at at least 10 new locations. ;)

      -cliff dive

      -party at the playboy mansion

      -have my dream wedding at the church where my mom got married to the most perfect guy i've fallen madly and deeply in love with

      -have 3 or 4 kids

      =)

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      juliaInr3D 8 years ago

      very nice!i'd like to share mine...

      Go snorkeling and diving.

      Get married in a place with a spectacular and breath-taking view.

      Ride a helicopter.

      Assist in a medical procedure.

      Cut a newborn baby’s umbilical cord.

      Get stranded in a place with the person I love.

      Be a princess

      Visit a castle.

      Learn interior design.

      Swim with a dolphin.

      Ride the AIRBUS A380!

      Dinner in Paris

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      Mary Beth Granger 8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Congratulations on your purple star and Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      1) swim 1 lap of the worlds biggest pool (in Chile)

      2) drink many beers at Oktoberfest in Germany

      3) throw tomatoes at people in the tomato throwing festival in Spain

      4) run with the bulls in Spain

      5) celebrate new years day in times square New York City, United States of America

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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      Congratulations new 100 club member!