November 20, 2008

A Bucket List

Smoke filled air sunset, Shelter Island, November 2008.

Himself: We have begun saving water at last here.

Herself: The Mayor’s budget cuts will be closing the community room where the writing class is held. We are calling and emailing in protest, but we are actively looking for a new place for class.
The Bucket List: Which have you done it asks me? This is one of those where you are supposed to send on to ten folks. I don’t do that, but I found this amusing and pass it on to you.

( X ) Gone on a blind date
( X ) Skipped school.
( X ) Watched someone die
( ) Been to Canada
( X) Been to Europe
( X) Been to Mexico
( ) Been to Florida
( X) Been on a plane
( X) Been lost
( X) Been on the opposite side of the country
( X) Gone to Washington, DC
( X) Swam in the ocean
( X) Cried yourself to sleep
( X) Played cops and robber or cowboys and Indians
( ) Recently colored with crayons
( ) Sang Karaoke
( X) Paid for a meal with coins only?
( X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't?
( ) Made prank phone calls (gave self away by laughing)
( X) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
( ) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
( X ) Danced your heart out
( ) Written a letter to Santa Claus
( ) Been kissed under the mistletoe
( X) Watched the sunrise with someone
( X) Blown bubbles
( ) Gone ice-skating
( X) Been skinny dipping outdoors
( X ) Gone to the movies
( X ) Sat outside in the rain
( X) Lived one of your dreams
( X) Gotten divorced
( X ) Been in love, the butterfly kind


  1. Wow. I think I checked all the items on the list! I don't remember prank calling, but I am sure I did as a teenager :)

  2. With very few exceptions, mostly notably "skipped school" which I never did, I've done nearly all. That, too, is some measure of success isn't it?


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