Monday, June 28, 2010

Bucket List update.

This is a re-post with a couple new additions to the bucket list.

A while back I was inspired by Kathy Griffin* to write a Bucket List.  In a wonderfully hilarious episode of "My Life on the D List" in which Kathy gets her mom to write a Bucket List, I figured I should make my own.  Through all of our moving, I have of course misplaced my written Bucket List.  I figured I'd publish what I remember and chronicle along the way as I mark things off.


  • Return to Cambodia with MPK:   My sister, MPK, is adopted from Cambodia.  My entire family ventured there the summer before my senior year in high school.  It was a life changing experience and I can't wait for the day that I get to take MPK back there and share that experience with her. 
 This is an older pic of MPK, she's now 9 years old!
  • Visit Columbia with MGK:  My other sister, MGK is adopted from Columbia.  She was adopted while I was in college and I didn't get to venture down for that two month trip.  I want to do the same for MGK and see where she was born.
 MGK in 2008; she is now about to be 7.
  • Visit California wine country:  D and I have never been to California at all.  We've heard wonderful things about wine country and are dying to go.  I mean what could be better than drinking wine all day?
  • Eat in one of Gordon Ramsay's restaurants:  That's right.  D and I are big fans of Kicthen Nightmares, Hell's Kitchen, and other mildly entertaining Ramsay shows.  I have to eat at one of his restaurants before I die.
  • Travel to New Zealand
  • Travel to NYC  (I obviously have lots of places I want to travel)
  • Meet Lady Gaga:  I'm trying to put things on my list that are mostly attainable.  This may never happen, but I at least have to try.  I think about the influence Gaga has had on me over the past year, and I know she is someone I want to meet in person. to make this happen?
 One of my favorite Gaga pictures; Elle January 2010 photo spread
  • Own a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes: Just so I can sort of feel like I was once a character from Sex and the City.  Yes, they cost probably more than half of my wonderfully small teachers salary.  One day I will have a fabulous pair of heels that I will have nowhere to wear them to...

  • Buy a house:  Where?  Who knows.  When?  Who knows (except all I know is that I can't wait to upgrade from this little house).  We will though.  
  • See a Broadway show
  • Travel to every continent:  Well...I've marked off Europe, South America, and Asia.  I'd love to go back to South America and Asia with D.  So maybe I should amend this bullet to include "with D."
  • Run a half marathon:  Maybe I can eventually amend this to whole marathon...but let's don't get too far ahead of myself.
  • Become a teacher:  Working on this one.  I'm not technically going to cross it off until I am officially certified as a REAL teacher
  • Be in the audience for a taping of Ellen:  I love Ellen and her show.  I need to make this on a priority since you never know when shows will be pulled off the air.

  • Ride in a hot air balloon:  I am pretty afraid of heights.  I think I'd be totally scared doing this, but I think it would be  so special.  Hot air ballooning over Cali wine country?

  • Eat another Belgian waffle in Bruges, Belgium:  This was one of my favorite memories from our Europe trip.  I HAVE to go back and do it again.
 [My actual Belgian waffle...most amazing snack EVER.]
  • Volunteer in an orphanage:  I think that people can never really understand the extreme poverty and situations people live in in other countries unless they see it.  I want to see and experience this again.

  • Backpack Europe: Check.  June/July 2009.  And got engaged :)
  • Move out of Georgia: Check. March 2010.  ABOUT TIME.
...To be continued.

*I used to be a hater of Kathy.  After watching "My Life on the D List, I seriously could not get enough of her.  She is a lover of the GLBT community, her mother, Maggie, and all things related to being an attention whore.  Love her.


Sesh said...

COME TO NYC!!! YES! then you can cross it off the bucketlist AND come see me!

Becca Moss said...

Love that you have being in the audience of one of Ellen's shows is on your bucket list! & Riding in a hot air balloon sounds amazing!


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