Apocalyst

Apoca-what? This is just what I call my bucket list. I got the name from a short-lived series called No Tomorrow. No, I don’t believe in a pending apocalypse, but maybe we should all live like we do:

What if I told you the world was ending? What if I said that in six months time, an asteroid was going to hit the Earth? What would you change about your life? I know it sounds like a bizarre hypothetical, but what if it were true? What if you gave yourself permission to seize the day? What might your life look like? I would implore you to embrace the “what if.” What are your wildest dreams? What are your deepest fears that you wish you could overcome? Be honest with yourself about what it is that you would change about your life.

What would you do if you only had six months left?

–Xavier Holliday (No Tomorrow)

I’ll post about each one as I complete them, but here’s my complete list:

  1. Move out of Minnesota
  2. Take a trip by myself
  3. Fall in love
  4. See the Northern Lights
  5. Be a mom
  6. See the Grand Canyon
  7. Attend the Olympics
  8. Explore a shipwreck
  9. Visit the 4 corners
  10. Hot air balloon ride
  11. Paint balling
  12. Learn to shoot a gun
  13. Learn archery
  14. Go zorbing
  15. Visit New Orleans
  16. Be in the front row at a concert
  17. Graduate with honors
  18. Walk the Great Wall of China
  19. Go to a spa
  20. Ride a mechanical bull
  21. Cliff diving
  22. Crowd surf
  23. Take a road trip with no destination
  24. See Niagra Falls
  25. Learn to surf
  26. Experience zero gravity
  27. Ride a motorcycle
  28. Go indoor skydiving
  29. Jump out of a plane
  30. Drop a water balloon off a tall building
  31. Be part of a flash mob
  32. Throw someone a surprise party
  33. Carve my name on a tree
  34. Bury a time capsule
  35. Take a pottery class
  36. Crash a party
  37. Get a tattoo
  38. Jump in a pool fully clothed
  39. Play hooky from work
  40. Fight someone
  41. Go on a cruise
  42. Kiss in the rain
  43. Kiss underwater
  44. Kiss someone on New Years Eve
  45. Kiss under a mistletoe
  46. Break something just for fun
  47. Mud wrestle/fight
  48. Try every flavor Halo Top ice cream
  49. Throw a dart on a map and travel to where it lands
  50. Go on a shopping spree
  51. Release a paper lantern
  52. Visit Machu Picchu
  53. Travel first class
  54. Ride a gondola
  55. Send a present to a soldier
  56. Mattress surfing
  57. Be an extra in a movie
  58. Put a secret in a balloon and watch it fly away
  59. Get published
  60. Ride an elephant
  61. Paint balloon darting
  62. Pay a stranger’s tab
  63. Smash a pie in someone’s face
  64. Go on an African Safari
  65. Go scuba diving
  66. Ride in a private jet
  67. Go wind surfing
  68. Be part of a TV show audience
  69. Attend a masquerade ball
  70. Get a hot stone massage
  71. Rent a pedal pub
  72. Stand on the equator
  73. Try sushi
  74. Be in a food fight
  75. Learn to tango
  76. Have a candle-lit bath
  77. Watch a meteor shower
  78. Play messy twister (with paint)
  79. Raise a puppy
  80. Have a legit picnic
  81. Change someone’s life
  82. Paragliding
  83. Throw a drink in someone’s face
  84. Be in Sam’s wedding
  85. Stand on top of a mountain
  86. Buy a pair of white shoes and cover them with doodles
  87. Visit 221B Baker Street
  88. Throw a pizza through the air like a Frisbee
  89. Horseback ride on the beach
  90. Visit a tropical rainforest
  91. Go to an airport and buy tickets for a random flight
  92. Bungee jump
  93. Ride in a limo
  94. Ride a party bus
  95. Snowboard with Brooke
  96. Try escargot
  97. Learn a song on piano
  98. Go to a wine tasting
  99. Deep fry a turkey
  100. Visit the “real” Stars Hallow
  101. Leave a note in a book
  102. Make every recipe in a cookbook
  103. Say yes to everything for a full day
  104. Put a message in a bottle and release it to the ocean
  105. Buy a cute guy a drink
  106. Go skinny dipping
  107. Compliment a stranger
  108. Get my fortune read
  109. Send my brother a care package at college
  110. Devil-egg a car
  111. Try ratatouille
  112. White water rafting
  113. Ride a horse drawn carriage
  114. Order room service
  115. Walk on hot coals
  116. Kiss a girl
  117. Solve a Rubik’s cube
  118. Donate blood
  119. Visit the Roman Colosseum
  120. Tour a brewery
  121. Pull an all-nighter
  122. Go dancing with Sam in Havana, Cuba
  123. See Anthony again
  124. Dune buggy
  125. Try chicken & waffles
  126. Swim with dolphins
  127. See the Sistine Chapel
  128. Get a pen pal
  129. Get stitches
  130. Snowmobile
  131. Go to Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  132. Ride a Zamboni
  133. Participate in a Japanese tea ceremony
  134. Ride a tandem bike
  135. Sleep in a haunted house
  136. Take a self defense class
  137. Plant a tree
  138. Be a mentor
  139. Walk on stilts
  140. Learn to juggle
  141. Toss pizza dough in the air
  142. Do a keg stand
  143. Make homemade ice cream
  144. Have a beer in Germany
  145. Send flowers to someone I love for no reason
  146. Read a banned book
  147. Try reindeer
  148. Kiss the Blarney Stone
  149. Attend La Tomatina
  150. Make fresh pasta
  151. Sleep in an ice hotel
  152. Learn to skate backwards
  153. Own an original piece of art
  154. Tour the White House
  155. Eat alone at a restaurant
  156. Take a mud bath
  157. Visit Pearl Harbor
  158. Attend a murder mystery dinner
  159. Try acupuncture
  160. Learn a magic trick
  161. Make a house of cards
  162. Meet someone famous
  163. Have pineapple in Hawaii
  164. Order one of everything on a menu
  165. Zip lining
  166. Police ride along
  167. Attend a gallery opening
  168. Go to a poetry slam
  169. See a TedTalk live
  170. Own something from Tiffany’s
  171. Knit something
  172. Fly on a trapeze
  173. Go to a book signing
  174. Blow glass
  175. Reconnect with an old friend
  176. Go to dinner theater
  177. Go to comicon
  178. Slide down a fireman’s pole
  179. Go to Warsaw, Poland
  180. Get a master’s degree
  181. Make a t-shirt quilt
  182. Go to a wine and painting class
  183. Learn calligraphy
  184. Do a scavenger hunt
  185. Drink a Bloody Mary
  186. Go on a treasure hunt
  187. Go to a jazz club
  188. Ride a streetcar in San Francisco
  189. Hold a tarantula
  190. Ride a helicopter
  191. Kiss on top of a farris wheel
  192. Have a Friends-giving
  193. Take my sister out for a night of dancing
  194. Get my dad to Germany
  195. Meditate
  196. Break a plate and yell “Opa!”
  197. Buy a mask in Venice
  198. Learn to change my own tire
  199. See every currently running Cirque du Soleil show
  200. Ride a unicycle
  201. Watch a game at Wrigley Field
  202. Learn all the U.S. Capitals
  203. Unplug for 24 hours
  204. Be in two places at once
  205. Spend an afternoon watching clouds and daydreaming
  206. Have a lucid dream
  207. Dance in the middle of the street
  208. Lay in the street in the middle of the night
  209. Name a star
  210. Ride a fire truck
  211. Try bubble tea
  212. Play a game of strip poker
  213. Sleep all night in a hammock
  214. Watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show live
  215. Write 365 letters to someone
  216. Make an important decision with a coin toss
  217. Watch all the Bond movies
  218. Own a record player
  219. Watch a space shuttle launch
  220. Eat at a Brazilian steakhouse
  221. Tackle a food challenge
  222. Get a CPR certification
  223. Learn Morse code
  224. Visit Aunt Bonnie in Michigan
  225. Go to the Sundance Film Festival
  226. Read a book by Maya Angelou
  227. Learn to whistle
  228. Make bread from scratch
  229. Learn how to tie a tie
  230. Learn origami
  231. Judge a contest
  232. Go bamboo rafting
  233. Set a record
  234. Stomp grapes
  235. Dog sledding
  236. See a ballet
  237. Leave a $100 tip
  238. Play hide and seek in IKEA
  239. Play lawn bowling
  240. Try elk
  241. Ride a camel
  242. Eat a beignet from Café du Monde
  243. See the worst movie ever made
  244. Take Corey out for a drink
  245. Learn to pick a lock
  246. Sneak into a 2nd movie without paying
  247. Get a turkey in bowling
  248. Kick ass at pool
  249. Have coffee after midnight with Yang
  250. Complete an escape room
  251. Shoplift
  252. Sand boarding
  253. Try sake
  254. Kiss underneath fireworks
  255. Go to a burlesque show
  256. See a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater
  257. Create a blog
  258. Post to my blog 50x
  259. Visit every state in the U.S.
  260. Watch the sunrise on a beach (Mexico)
  261. Complete a bar crawl
  262. Build a tree house
  263. Go to a Colorado Avalanche game
  264. Write something in wet cement
  265. Attend a rodeo
  266. Officiate a wedding
  267. See the pyramids of Giza
  268. Visit all 7 continents
  269. Live in a different country for a while
  270. Play cricket
  271. Find a TARDIS
  272. Attend a Shakespeare festival
  273. See La Sagrada Familia
  274. Try caviar
  275. Have Baked Alaska
  276. Go to Amsterdam
  277. Grow my own food
  278. Memorize a family recipe
  279. Hang gliding
  280. Boat out to the fjords in Norway
  281. Stargaze in the back of a truck
  282. Hike Kilimanjaro
  283. Be able to do a pull up
  284. Buy my brothers a drink on their 21st

 

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