2021 Bucket List

The List & Updates


Try All 31 Flavors at Baskin Robbins – UPDATE The nearest BR is 25 minutes away. This is actually a good thing since I’ve lost 9 pounds since my birthday so I have to make an effort to get a scoop of ice cream. In hindsight, I’m glad I didn’t choose “Try every flavor of donut at Dunkin’ “. That would be an issue. BUT…I did start a few weeks back and here’s the countdown: 1) Jamocha Almond Fudge 2) Vanilla 3) Chocolate 4) Butter Pecan 5) Pumpkin Cheesecake (note to self: Yuck) UPDATE; 10/5/2020: I have abandoned this goal. I don’t really like the texture of their ice cream and the service here absolutely sucks. I feel empowered to know I can abandon something this silly without feeling like a failure 🙂

Start Blogging Again | Write Something Inspiring – UPDATE As you can see…I started to blog again. Writing something inspiring is up to the readers.

Learn to Shoot A Gun: UPDATE 7/17/2021: Took a basic handgun class and spent time in the indoor range. Shot 100 rounds with a 22 handgun. I liked it. A lot. UPDATE 6/22/2021: Signed up for an introductory handgun class and bought two boxes of ammo. Yikes. UPDATE 10/8/2020. I have a gift certificate for a gun store. I wanted to rip it to shreds one-day last week. Instead, I reached out and scheduled myself for a class on basic handgun safety. A hundred bucks is a hundred bucks. And this skill might come in handy should I move to the bowels of Alabama someday.

Learn To Build A Fire: UPDATE: 10/4/2020 I have been schooled in the art of starting a fire along with instructions on how to keep it going. I am going camping in a few weeks so I shall see if any of this stuck.

Watch the Big Lebowski – UPDATE 9/1/2020 Done. I’m not sure what all the hype is about. BUT…decided to adopt a more relaxed ‘dude-like’ attitude.

Learn To Paddle A Kayak – UPDATE: 8/28/2020 Signed up for a basic paddling class at Lake Springfield and went with two girlfriends. I loved it and vow to go again very soon. Not sure if I want to save money for a kayak – can simply rent them. Let’s see how much I go in the coming 12 months.9/27/2020 Went over to Fellows Lake, rented a kayak, and paddled around for 2 hours. Next try: River. Still not ready to purchase a kayak.

Hike The AT or the PCT: 2/25/20: I’ve been lacing up my boots and hiking local trails to prepare. Two Make-A-Wish chapters have Trailblaze Challenges on the PCT and AT. Possibilities. Possibilities. UPDATE: 12/8/21 This did not happen. Maybe next year.

Watch The Blues Brothers: UPDATE: 7/7/2021 – Watching this tonight. Hated it.

Travel To A New Place
9/20/20 Shoal Falls, Joplin MO
9/27/20: Fellows Lake, Spfld MO
7/3/21: Eureka Springs, AR
12/18/21: Hannibal, MO

Color My Hair Something Funky – UPDATE 7/1/2021: After the entire COVID upheaval, I’ve cut my hair into a pixie and am just waiting to see what is ‘natural’. UPDATE 8/1/2020 DONE. I put some purple highlights in my hair. I liked them. I didn’t love them.

Schedule a photo shoot UPDATE 9/11/2020 Photo Shoot Completed. Some photos are here on the About Me page. Some of them, well, let’s just say those are for me.

“One day, you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you always wanted.
Do it now.”

Paulo Coelho

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