Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Beyond the Books: Anti-Bucket List

Every Thursday Karen of KissinBlueKaren hosts Beyond the Books, at which time participants are given a topic and asked to write about it on their own blogs. They then share their links at the main site and visit other participants blogs.

Today Karen's Beyond the Books topic is about an anti-bucket list: the things you hope to never do before you die.


Dare I admit I do not even have a bucket list? I imagine my anti-bucket list could go on forever. There are quite a few things I hope to never do before I die. There are the obvious things--the unmentionable things that might include my daughter and husband. That goes without saying. Instead of focusing on the more serious stuff I hope never happens or that I will not do, I thought maybe it would be more fun to keep my list this week light. 

1. I hope to never have to go on the Tower of Terror at Disneyland. I'm not sure I would even do it for my daughter. Maybe if someone offered me a million dollars.  But what's the chance of that happening?

2. I hope I never have to run away from zombies. Because they would catch me, and I would become a zombie too.

3. I hope I never have to give a speech in front of an auditorium full of people. I hate public speaking.

4. I hope I never get over my love for reading. A coworker of mine used to enjoy reading, but she said she no longer reads for pleasure because she grew tired of it. I don't want that to happen to me.

5. I hope I never NOT cry when I read a really good book--whether heartbreaking or wonderfully happy and sentimental. Some people take pride in the fact they are cold and heartless people and never cry. I like books that draw out strong emotions in me. Although, to be honest, I do cry easily. I get it from my dad. 

6. I hope I never stop learning new things. No matter what age we are, we continue to learn. We can never know everything.

7. I am pretty sure I will never have a one night stand, get married in Vegas while drunk or anything remotely along those lines.  

8. I will never enter a boxing or wrestling match. Much less win.

9. I will never date or become romantically involved with a vampire. Not one than sparkles or one that drinks my blood.  Ever.

10. I hope I never stop appreciating my family--and life.  Okay, so maybe this one is on the serious side.

What about you? What would be on your anti-bucket list? (You can skip the serious stuff--all that's a given.)


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30 comments:

  1. Those are great - very positive things to not want to do! And imaginative as well. I would also prefer to not run from zombies. I wouldn't mind being a cool vampire.

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    1. Steph - Being a vampire might be something to consider . . . No zombies please. :-)

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  2. I love #1! And I hope to never do that either. Or rather, I KNOW I'll never do that. Not for a million dollars. LOL

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    1. Kay - I would do a lot of things for a million dollars. Not just anything though. LOL

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  3. Great list! I don't really have a bucket list either, although I see that topic is coming up later in a Beyond the Books post so I'll have to think about it. :)

    I'm not into any of those crazy rides either- no thanks. And public speaking- not my thing either. A small group's not so bad, but an auditorium or something- no thanks!

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    1. Greg - Thank you! I guess we'll both need to think of some things to put on our upcoming bucket lists. Thanks for the heads up!

      Small groups I can handle as long as I know the topic I will be talking about well, but even then, I get nervous.

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  4. Fun list! I hope I never stop learning new things as well.

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    1. Kathy - We can never know everything, so hopefully we will always be open to learning.

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  5. What a great post, certainly many of the things on your list would also find a place on my list as well.

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  6. I don't have a bucket list, but certainly have a long list of things I DON'T want to experience!

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    1. Jenclair - Me too! This list could go on forever.

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  7. I hate those falling type roller coasters! So not for me! I'm with you on the zombie thing. I live with a bunch of Walking Dead fans so we talk zombie Apocalypse quite a bit and I think I'm the only one who doesn't think it sounds like fun!

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    1. Katherine - Falling fast is one of the worst feelings ever. As much as I enjoy watching The Walking Dead, I know I wouldn't survive long. I'd be a liability to them. :-(

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  8. I think I would have done the Tower of Terror 10 years ago. I may even have dared it before being pregnant. Now I am too chicken.

    Love your list! You have some really fun nevers here!

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    1. Athira - My daughter says she wants to go on it. I told her when she's big enough, she's welcome to go with her dad. I'll be in Bugs Land on the caterpillar train. LOL

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  9. The Tower of Terror was so scary. I was in line before it dawned on me just how high up it was. Never again! I am always saying how I would be the first to go in any kind of apocalyptic situation. I hope we never find out if I am right. But, come on! Sparkly vampires might be fun. Lol!

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    1. Karen - I can't even imagine myself on the Tower of Terror. I hate those kinds of rides with a passion. I hope we never have to find out who goes first in an apocalyptic situation either. I'd be right there beside you. I can just imagine what it'd be like if we discovered vampires really do sparkle in the sunlight rather than turn to ash. LOL

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  10. What a great list! I did the Tower of Terror in Disney World, it was ahem fun, that may have been my first and last time!

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    1. Heather - I think my husband wants to go on it, if only to try it. I told him he could. He doesn't need me, but he keeps saying no.

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  11. I love how in the spirit your workplace is! I used to work at a company where we did dress up and I loved it.

    Anyway, great anti-bucket list. I'm with you on these! I especially hope never to have to ride another roller coaster again. To think that once upon a time I loved them. I wonder if it's an age thing :)

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    1. Iliana - We really got into the spirit this year. I think having a decorating contest helped. :-)

      I don't mind the safer more young child friendly roller coasters, but anything with big drops or that goes upside down, forget it.

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  12. I don't really have a bucket list but I do agree with all the things you listed there. And I just love your workplace Halloween deco! :)

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    1. Melody - I think everyone did a good job with the decorating. Wait until you see what we do for Christmas. :-)

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  13. This is a great list! I don't go on rides that just drop because I know I'll get sick lol. I also don't have a bucket list but I better start thinking of one since this is the topic in December lol. Your office looks great and it adds some fun to your normal day.

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    1. Kathy - Thank you! I always feel like I'm going to get sick on those rides. I hate the way they make me feel.

      I'm going to start thinking about a bucket list for the topic in December soon. That's the plan anyway. :-)

      It was fun taking part in the Halloween season around the office. It certainly helps with morale.

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  14. An anti-bucket list - what a creative idea! I have a few nevers: I'll never skydive, never be an astronaut (darn it - in my childhood I thought that would be fun!), and never eat pufferfish. I'm unlikely to run a marathon (but would like to get in better shape) or scuba dive, either. I doubt I'll ever get on a rollercoaster again, either, but I'm not saying never just yet.

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    1. Lark - I'm sad about never being an astronaut too, but you're right. That isn't very likely at all. I'm not upset about likely never skydiving or running a marathon though. :-)

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  15. Ditto with the zombies - I'm a goner if I have to run to get away!

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    1. Lisa - Maybe we can find a safe place to hide . . .

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