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Friday, November 13, 2009

In the Bucket

It's 4PM on Friday. I'm really looking forward to my weekend and, as such, have pretty much slacked off for the rest of the afternoon. So, while killing time, I read Kate's post about things that you've already done that you would consider cool or meaningful to you. Sort of an "Already in the bucket" bucket list.

One of the things on my bucket list was to run a half-marathon. Well, I've now done that twice over. Running a marathon and getting my half-marathon time under 2 hours are still on the list, but I thought I would follow Kate's lead and create my own "it's already in the bucket" list.

As I wrote in my comment on Kate's post, my memory of personal events can be shoddy but here's what I came up with while thinking about it:

*I’ve climbed a waterfall in Jamaica
*I went away for college when almost all my friends (and my boyfriend) were staying local
*I moved away from all my friends and family for a new job
*I’ve ridden around with police officers during the wee hours of the morning on a college campus…and not in the back seat
*I took archery lessons
*I went from not being able to run a mile to being able to run a half-marathon
*I did touristy things all by myself in both D.C. and Las Vegas
*I’ve ridden a horse in Mexico
*I’ve gotten two tattoos both of which I love
*I won honorable mention in an Invent America contest
*I won medals and ribbons at dance camp and at regional and statewide theater, speech, and choir competitions
*I graduated high school as one of several valedictorians
*I graduated college summa cum laude
*I played in a junior high school jazz band
*I’ve been on stage in a high school production of Guys and Dolls and done make-up for many other productions
*I’ve seen the world premier of a musical
*I tried out for and made my high school's dance team and didn't miss a single performance
*I've been on TV
*I've been interviewed for several newspaper articles
*I've explored the unearthed streets of Pompeii
*I've handled autopsy photos, drugs, murder weapons, and blood splattered evidence
*I've adopted three shelter dogs and one who just needed a different home

What about you?


KAT said...

Ha, I've streaked across my school's quad, which is basically on EVERY student's bucket list!
I can relate to a lot of the thing you've already done, but I DO really want to get a tattoo! Love this post :)

Jenn said...

Nice post! I like the list-gets me thinking! Congrats on your accomplishments!

lifestudent said...

I always have a hard time being positive about stuff. I did do a Habitat for Humanity build in Poland. That would be on my list...

Bayjb said...

I've hidden from the police in a graveyard at my old college campus. Yeah, it was creepy. Love your list! How was Addam's Family?

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