Tuesday, September 10, 2013

my non-bucket list

A lot of you guys have goals. And goals are great! But I'm not so good with the longterm, so Bucket Lists aren't really for me. Recently I saw an article about a non-bucket list... things people would never do. And I am much more likely to not participate than I am to participate, so a non-bucket list is something I can totally get on board with.

- Get a tattoo. I have nothing against tattoos. My husband has one, my step-sister has lots, hell, you probably have one too. But not me. Combine my fear of pain with my indecisiveness and I can pretty much guarantee that I will never end up getting "inked," as they call it.

- Go Bungee Jumping: What if the cord snaps? I'm just saying, that would be my luck, and that is not the way I want to go.

- Ride in a Charity Bike Ride: These are awesome and look like so much fun. However, I learned to ride a bike at the ripe old age of 12 and never completely mastered it. I once ran my bike into a 12 year old walking down the sidewalk... and I was like, 25. So a lengthy distance isn't for me, unless my fellow riders don't mind being run into.

- Start a Charity: This is such a noble cause, but do you know how much red tape is involved? I am working on a charity event right now and it's just plain hard. I'm perfectly content to donate to already existing charities, thanks.

- Scuba Diving: My lack of athleticism is making this list really easy for me. I am an awful swimmer and the mask freaks me out so I just don't think this is something I need to do. I mean it looks cool but I would probably wuss out.

- Cook an entire holiday meal: We all know that I don't belong in the kitchen. While I'm not opposed to, say, baking a pie from scratch, I think an entire turkey plus sides and dessert would put me over the edge. It's better for my sanity that I not attempt this one.

- Attend the Running of the Bulls: Bulls are big, and they make sure to piss them off before the annual running of the bulls in Spain. Now, I would never, ever run with the bulls, but I wouldn't care to be a spectator, either. It would be my luck to somehow get gored by one. Just watching this go down on TV is all the entertainment I need.

- Give up bad words: I try to keep it pretty PG on the internet, but in real life I can let the trucker words fly. And I don't think I will ever swear to stop. It doesn't hurt anyone, and sometimes other words just aren't expressive enough.

There it is. Some things i don't think you'll ever catch me doing. What's on your non-bucket list?


  1. i'm with you on the running of the bulls. that's like swimming in a known shark-infested zone of the ocean!

    and scuba diving is AWESOME. i'm not a strong swimmer at all but the gear makes you float so you don't even have to know how to swim!!

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  2. I'm not sure, I think I should try everything at least one time if possible.

    Maybe get on a moving vehicle of any sort without my motion sickness meds. That never turns out well.

  3. I like the non-bucket list idea! I am with you on running of the bulls. I mean, how stupid. Bungee jumping too. I have 0 desire to do that or sky diving. No thank you.

    Swearing is totally necessary sometimes. I have no problem dropping them in blog posts, but I am pretty good at shutting it off when necessary, like when I'm teaching.

  4. I am not a scuba girl. Or snorkel for that matter.

  5. Oh I have so much to say about this post! I will never get a tattoo either - just not my thing. I will never go bungee jumping or sky dying. I'm way too terrified of those activities. HAHA you ran into a 12 year old while you were 25 on a bike... I almost spit out my coffee when I read this one! And I never thought I would scuba dive until I met Joey and he was dead set on doing it on our honeymoon. I must admit, it was SO worth it. To be underwater in the Bahamas and see all the pretty wildlife/fish/creatures was incredible. The worst part was getting certified in a lake in Houston and then having to take your mask off and "clear it" (get the water out) when you are 20 ft underwater. I'm glad I know how to do it, but I hope I never have to do it again!

  6. Making meth! lol but really, driving really really fast is not a goal of mine. A lot of friends (mostly dudes) want to rent ferraris and vipers to drive super fast and that just scares me. I might be lame but whatever!

  7. Hahaha, I will most certainly not get a tattoo or attend the Running of the Bulls. Those people (the runners) are just plain crazy.

  8. I also will never get a tattoo. Not my thing.

    Running of the bulls, bungee jumping, sky diving = NO.

    I do want to ride in a hot air balloon though!

  9. Can I please copy this in like, 3 weeks?? I'm cracking up over "more likely to not participate than to participate", because it's so true.

    1. I sort of regret my tattoos, 2. I will happily cook all holiday meals in full for anyone, anytime. and 3. I agree the running of the bulls is best left to the drunk Spaniards.

    Also, just get NC-17 on this blog already! Go ahead be a sailor, I'm sure no one will judge :)

  10. give me all of the bad words!!!! i have a mouth like a sailor

  11. The whole concept of "bad words" puzzles me. How is "crap" really any different than "sh*t"? They're just made up of different letters. Other than that, they are used in exactly the same ways. Same as "that f*cking ___" vs. "that freaking ____".

    I don't have or want tattoos, either. Any time I have a spare $50-$200, there is usually something else I would rather spend it on, instead of a drawing on my skin. Maybe I'll get a small one someday, but it isn't an urge.

    And I don't think I could go bungee jumping!

  12. Oh heck no to running with the bulls!!!

  13. Come on, join the cool club and get a tattoo! Haha if wouldn't have gotten one at 18, I would agree with your #1. Live and learn :) and I wholeheartedly agree with not giving up bad words! I disagree about the charity. That's like, totally what I would do if I won the lottery-start a foundation and give grants. I know that's so weird...

  14. well this is fantastic! a list that requires me to do nothing but what i've been doing. muhahahaha.

    put triathalon on my list. doing one thing is hard enough. no way am i going to do three!

  15. hahaha I like this list...probably more than any other bucket list I have ever seen! I'm not giving up that last one either lol

  16. Hahahah I am laughing at running in to a 12 year old on your bike... I did the same thing when I tried skiing. Stopping by from the link up.

  17. Oh man, riding bikes for a long distance is hard! I'd have the same luck as you, running into 12 year olds.

  18. I love bike riding and it makes me sad that you don't! But I definitely agree with you on giving up bad words. I've slacked off since college but I don't think I'll ever completely give them up.


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