Thursday, April 28, 2016

30 Day Blog Challenge Day 28: Top Things On My Bucket List

On day 28 of my blog challenge, I am assigned the task of choosing the top items on my bucket list. This one's kind of tricky because I'm pretty content. There are things I would like to do, but not too many that I just feel like I need to do them before I die. But I guess there are a few things I'd like to do a lot. Here they are:

Ireland, Cliff, Waterscape, Beach, Tilt-Shift*Travel to Ireland  And I don't mean take a two week vacation. I'd like to spend at least a few months there. Take a long walking tour. Long enough to see the touristy stuff and then two or three months longer. I want to stay long enough to have wee bit of the brogue when I finally come home. Maybe I'll fall in love with a lovely redheaded Irish lass and just stay. Either way, I'd like to take a short detour and see London as well.

*Attend the Michael Buble Christmas Special  I've already seen him live (though I was sick as a dog and missed part of his finale because I was ralphing up my dinner). So I'd like to see him without the regurgitation. And he just seems to be this generation's Mr. Christmas. His specials are that perfect combination of old time schmaltz and beautiful holiday music. And since it's usually recorded in NYC, I can see all the beautiful decorations. Assuming it's even recorded at Christmas time. Maybe I'll see the beautiful colors of the trees in Central Park. I don't care. Either one would make me happy.

*Make my living as an author  I would be more than happy to be a million seller, but I'd settle for writing books that sell in the thousands. Enough to be independent and not have to do anything else but write. Of course, that'll happen either way when I retire from teaching, but if I'm going to live in Ireland for three or four months and then visit London, I might need to do this as more than a hobby. Last year when I did my taxes and figured up income and expenses, I basically broke even. That's not exactly what I'm going for.

You know what? I think that's it. Like I said, I'm a pretty happy guy. I have a great place to live and friends and family that love me just the way I am and two jobs that give me immense satisfaction. To top it all off, I don't owe anybody a dime and have enough money to put some away every month. So what more could I want? Oh, I know! I'd like to have six pack abs instead of this keg I'm carrying around. Yeah, I'll do that right after I get back from Ireland.


  1. Oh the top three things. What a great post. I see you accomplishing everyone of these wishes. I tend to make a daily list of things that I wish to accomplish. I am focusing more on my blog and leaving Facebook. You have no idea how long it takes you to delete every post. I get more enjoyment out of blogging and find it a more kinder and mindful practice. And, it has my full attention. Just now no one is dinging me, other post popping up, and you have my full attention. That is how we accomplish life and bucket list. Focus on those items above. Michael Buble is not on tour currently but if you join his website, you will be the first to know of the dates. Great post!

    1. Oh, I joined his website a long time ago. :-D I have all his music.

  2. I would love to see Buble too. We need to make this happen.