My Bucket List -

My Bucket List -


My to-do list before I die

Published: 13 July 2015

Last Updated: 21 August 2018

Inspired by Dustin Curtis, I’ve started writing out a bucket list. Some of the items are ones that I already completed, but would have been on the list, had I made it earlier.

  1. Visit every continent
    • North America 1991
    • South America
    • Europe 1993
    • Asia
    • Africa 2014
    • Antartica
    • Oceania
  1. Fly an airplane 2003
  1. Spend 24 hours without setting foot on solid ground 2006
  1. Become proficient in at least one instrument (2007), again
  1. Achieve 20 hours of non-drowsy wakefulness per day via polyphasic sleep 2009, maintained for 6 weeks
  1. Visit London 2009
  1. Read the Bible, cover to cover First done in 2010
  1. Be a shareholder of a company 2013
  1. Have something about me individually in a form of mass media 2013
  1. Skydive 2013
  1. Own gold 2014
  1. Create something that matures to full independence from myself (by some scales, 18% complete)
  1. Achieve something that allows me to be remembered more than 5 generations and 100 years past my death
  1. Write both the music and the lyrics to a song
  1. Go to space
  1. Become and maintain a state of being debt-free
  1. Create something that’s seen/touched/interacted with by a million people
  1. Do not take any artificial drugs for a year
  1. Buy a round of drinks for an entire bar
  1. Visit Paris
  1. Visit Israel
  1. Visit the Vatican
  1. Take a year off to spend with family
  1. Fly in a lighter-than-air craft
  1. Brew my own beer
  1. Brew my own wine
  1. Brew and maintain a kombucha culture for a year Started in December 2015 and still going
  1. Donate the majority of a year’s resources (income+time) to charity
  1. Be married for the majority of my life (15% completed)
  1. Swim in the major oceans - Pacific - Atlantic - Indian 2014 - Arctic
  1. Climb a “real” mountain
  1. Witness something that is a myth or unprovable by science
  1. Live to an above-average (based on life expectancy at birth) age
  1. Successfully win a lawsuit
  1. Own property
  1. Be a majority shareholder of a company
  1. Become a knight (7% completed, by some scales)
  1. Own a functioning firearm
  1. Travel across the Pacific or Atlantic ocean by boat
  1. Travel faster than 200 km/h in a land-based vehicle
  1. Live off the grid for an extended period of time
  1. Eat a well-balanced diet of food solely produced by myself or people I am on a first-name basis with for an extended period of time
  1. Design my own home
  1. Live to see my grandchildren
  1. Spend 24 hours above the surface of the earth
  1. Meet a head of state
  1. Own something worth 100 times it’s purchase price or original value (current best: 20x)
  1. Observe a day with no sunset
  1. Observe a day with no sunrise
  1. Meet the Pope
  1. Obtain a lucid state of dreaming on a regular basis
  1. Tip a waiter 100%
  1. Run in an official government election
  1. Become a licensed ham radio operator
  1. Make my own cheese