Thursday, July 03, 2008

Thursday Thirteen: The Bucket List

We watched The Bucket List Saturday night. Nice movie.

Of course it brought up two things: my own bucket list and whether or not I want to be buried or cremated.

On the latter point, I don't think I will be cremated because my husband's family does not do that. When I mentioned it as an option to my husband he informed me he could not do that to me.

But as for a bucket list? Well, I thought I'd see if I could come up with a Thursday Thirteen for that. So here you go, in no particular order:

1. Write a novel and have it published.

2. Write a nonfiction book and have it published.

3. Visit my relatives in California.

4. See Niagara Falls.

5. Do something that helps a lot of people.

6. Invent or discover something that has a great impact upon society.

7. Restore a broken relationship in a manner that would not be detrimental to either one of us.

8. Pray and/or meditate more regularly.

9. Find my true passion. Or acknowledge if I already am doing it!

10. Lose my fear.

11. Learn to dance.

12. Inspire other people.

13. Get close to a person who is younger than I.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; you can learn more about it here. My other Thursday Thirteens are here.


  1. Great list. I'm not listing 13 things now but I certainly want to travel more. I've never been to the west coast other than the west coast of Mexico. I want to go through the Canadian Rockies. Last summer we got to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. I wish we could have gone into Montana and Glacier National Park.

  2. While the idea of lying under a big oak tree sounds nice, since that won't happen, it'll be cremation for me.

    I too just saw Bucket List...via Netflix. It was just as you said: a nice movie. I've not made a list, but am trying to act on whatever I come up with as I go along. A list is a good idea though...

  3. Haven't seen the movie, so I am assuming I can figure out what a bucket list is! Cremation or burial, neither one bothers me. However, I have had some of my favorite peaceful moments in the cemetery, in Boonton, NJ, in the old Hillery family plot, hanging out with the bones of my wonderful father-in-law, and my mother-in-law(right next to the family plot). I think that maybe someday someone might like to sit next to my grave and think about my bones and ponder...

    What type of non-fiction/fiction books are rolling about in your head?

  4. I'm looking forward to seeing that movie and thinking more about my own list.

  5. That's a great list. Gives me some good ideas for my own list.

  6. Ginger -
    Fiction - I've actually started several different things: a fantasy and a mystery being the most complete.

    Non-Fiction - I'd like to write a book on how to be happy, along with a few other things...

  7. A fantasy and a mystery! So you are pretty well on your way to accomplishing several things on your list. May you complete them in good time. The how to be happy book is a great idea. So many ways to be happy, so few people truly happy...


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