I think my bucket list has to do with travel, mostly. Here's a few longstanding items I haven't gotten to yet: I'd like to get to Australia and New Zealand, take a sea trip around the world, write a book, take the Transiberian railway from one end to the other, hike the British Isles, and see a lot more of Africa. I'd also like to learn Italian.
Now and then I discover I had an item I didn't know was on my list. E.g., I'm about to finish knitting my FIRST SWEATER EVER. And I finally learned how to play guitar a couple of years ago. And I'm delighted to have stopped eating meat entirely and to have become a nutritarian. And in 2006 I ran a marathon. And in April, God willing, I'll run my first overseas half marathon.
I never saw that movie but I was so hoping that was not a phrase that would catch on, like so many others.
Maybe a decade ago, I wrote a list of stuff I wanted to do before I died on a 5 or 6 foot piece of cardboard in whatever metallic gel pen I had lying around. I bet it still exists somewhere and I think I've done a handful of them. I doubt there was anything time sensitive or with an expiry date, but a few may no longer be possible, like getting a secret Swiss bank account, etc. I'm sure there are other things I no longer care about and other things I'd add. Guess it's time for a new one.
First item: find a better name than bucket list. Unless this movie is amazing, that's like hacker naming bad.
A Pinterest one is a good idea. I have one on Workflowy, but it lacks pretty pictures.
-hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back and stay at Phantom Ranch.
-celebrate Christmas in New Mexico. Also, have real candles on a Christmas tree.
-Attend JazzFest in New Orleans.
-Take a real horse-drawn sleigh ride in the snow somewhere remote.
-Own a truly amazing piece of original art
-Visit as many UN World Heritage sites as possible.
I also have "all 50 states" on my list and am getting there - just 8 left.
Peter Luger is very worth it. We've only been once, on our first anniversary, and intended to make it a yearly thing, but, you know, budgets. Maybe this year, for our 7th. Be sure to get the bacon. And go with medium rare on the Porterhouse for two, even if you like meat more well done usually (it continues to sizzle and cook on the plattter). It's primal. (Notice how I zero in on the one food central item on your list, and not the 5k ; )
We'd love to go to New Orleans, too (I've been, but Jon hasn't). It's definitely on our short list of travel destinations.
(A pinterest bucket list could be a fun project for my students...)
That one I've done... enjoyed it a lot, but I swore I'd make it back there in midsummer one year, so I guess that's on mine. But my first reaction was a bit like Doohickie's - I usually don't think in those terms, just try to grasp good opportunities as they arise.