Sunday, 13 February 2011

The bucket list!


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A bucket list is best described as a list of all the things you want to do, places to see, experience or accomplish before you expire from this earth.

It gets its name from a deviation of the term “kick the bucket” and can also be called a “life to-do list”.

There is also a hollywood film called – wait for it - “The Bucket List”! which stars Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. In the film they leap from planes, drive race cars, eat caviar, motorcycle on the Great Wall of China, and trot by other wonders of the world before they "kick the bucket."

Now, while I have no intention of jumping out of planes, I do have some other ambitions/challenges which for me, form my own personal “do before I reach 101 years of age” list! Some of my list has already been achieved, so I’ll only include the ones which I haven’t yet completed.

In no particular order:

1. Travel to South America

Earth boy - South America

2. Learn enough Italian to be able to hold a conversation and get by


3. Climb to Everest base camp


4. Travel on the trans-Siberian express train


5. Learn how to swim properly

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6. Visit Asia (will do this year)

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7. Bench press 150kg for 6 reps (currently on 110kg)

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8. Win a 6 figure score in an online poker tournament (still only in the 4 figures)

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9. Eat the bugs/insects found in street stalls in Asia

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10. Write a book

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11. Visit Machu Picchu

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12. Visit Christ the Redeemer (the statue of Jesus Christ in Rio, Brazil)

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13. Visit the Amazon rainforest


14. Visit the outback in Australia

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15. Complete a 24 hour Sleep out for homeless charity

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16. Train in the gym for 60 consecutive days (best so far is 26 days)

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17. Visit the Great wall of China

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18. Attend an Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany

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19. Visit all 7 continents

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20. Travel to at least 50 different countries (currently on 19)

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21. Invent something


22. Make a documentary short film

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23. Live in Las Vegas for 3 months and survive by playing poker


24. Have a class re-union with my degree year mates from Sligo


25. Increase my patience and lower my tilt factor with online poker


26. Visit Dallas


27. Run a marathon

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28. Leg press 500kg for 5 reps (personal best is 450kg for 5 reps)

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29. Meet Maradona

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30. Attend a full moon party



I plan to be able to tick off 4 or 5 items from that list by the end of 2011. I’ll also add to the list along the way.



David Keane said...

That is a ridic class list Carlo, I'm stealing some of your life ambitions :P

MidniteKowby said...

great stuff carlo, keep us posted as u tick em off