The intellectual equivalent of a ham sandwich.

A few weekends ago I drove up to Dallas to see my Alma Mater, SMU, lose to stinking dirtbag pirates, Navy. I was not pleased with the results of the game.

I went to Dallas with a friend of mine, who I will call Rainbow Speak. (He’s a very happy dude – Rainbow Speak is his nickname. He was also known as Specialist Smooches at the Warrior Dash.)

On the drive Rainbow Speak and I decided to come up with a list of goals for the next year. A to-do list or bucket list. It starts today (December 1) and goes to December 31 of 2012. At first we were going to accomplish EVERYTHING. But the drive was four hours long, so we just kept adding to it. Now it’s a list of things … that … are there. We’ll see how it goes.

For a lot of them we want to grab a group of people to do them. Some of them are individual.

As I accomplish each one I’ll blog about it. Some can be doubled up – like if I go on a camping trip, I may hike a canyon, so that’s a twofer.

This list has some ridiculous items. Prepare to make fun of me. Here we go. (I may edit it to organize it later … for now I’m lazy.)

The List

Sunrise related event
Milk a cow (That’s right – milk a cow)
Challenge game on boys night out
Cavern/canyon hike
3 camping trips (local/mountian) (One down)

1 big camping trip (big bend)
Renfest
Vegas
SxSW (or go here) (or here for music) (and lastly, here)
Evening museum event
Orchestra
Play
Opera
Go to cabin
Aeros game
Dynamo game in new stadium
Rockets
Texans
Astros
Scavenger hunt/flash mob
1/mo dinner and board games/invite neighbors
Bike race/event and/or half Marathon (pretty pictures here)
2 kayaking /canoeing trips
comedy club /open Mic /storytelling (and here)
pino and Picasso (wine and paint)
big band night /lounge
Wild west learning /salsa
Arts show in the park (ex. bayou city arts festival)
Trip to Europe / overseas
Read 18 books / learn language (for Rainbow Speak) / 12 query letters (for me)
3 weird local road trips (ex. Texas prison museum)
Observatory
Eat at local mom and pops on trips
3 jogs in local Parks / hikes /mountain bike rides
3 Houston museums (new)
Beer can house
6 flags
San Antonio / Dallas /Austin trips
3/wk workout
Do week-long challenges 1/mo
1 compliment to a stranger per wk
Fancy dinner / drinks night / rent hotel / dinner cruise
New Orleans trip
2-3 beach trips
Wakeboarding/ Waterskiing
Blue bell factory
Wine tasting
NBL
Moody gardens / zoo / botanical gardens
Rodeo
Cookoff / food tasting
10k and 5k
3 Volunteer events (habitat, dolphin saving)
2 themed pub crawls (1 down)
Ridiculous photo shoot
Eat at tapas , 6 new restaurants (house of pies)
Fewer lunches out
3 lectures
2 photo albums
Roller Derby
Random driving tours
3 stupid videos
Shooting range and fishing
Old ppls home (stories /volunteer)
Bed and bfast (girls required!)
Trail ride (girls required!)
Hot air balloon / glider
Pool party / grillout
2 alumni association events
Float guatalupe
Xmas cards / newsletter
Try different cultural festivals
Concert
Beach Olympics
Paintball
Find cool magazines
Anime convention
TED talk
Ice skating

I feel like if I get a girlfriend, and she reads this, I’ll have a lot of questions to answer. For example, “are you gay?” and, “are you sure you’re not gay?”

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Comments on: "What Have I Done? / Bucket List of Sorts" (5)

  1. Dammit, I am going to do this list now (except the No-Shave November, because eww.)

  2. Such a cool idea. And what a list! Very impressive. Look forward to reading about your endeavors accomplish each one.

  3. Wow! This is one super adventurous list! Wish you best 🙂

  4. Love this. Please do updates on each and every item you cross off.

    NB: Ideally, I’d like to see this list in a hand written fashion.

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