Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Out out brief candle

Things to do before I die, 30th year update
If we have nothing to strive for in life then there's no point to it and we might as well be dead.

For a time I have a bank account with a balance of £1,000,000
For a time I will be completely debt-free and not owe anyone a single penny

I will own a Rolls-Royce
I will own a Ferrari
I will own an Aston Martin

I will have a house with a jacuzzi and plush-pile carpeting
I will own a holiday home along the Atlantic seaboard in Cape Town

At least once I will fly First Class on a long-haul flight
At least once I will travel in a private jet
I will shake hands with the Prime Minister and the American President
I will take part in a protest

I will travel to the top of the Eiffel Tower
I will walk across the Golden Gate Bridge
I will stay at the Burj al Arab in Dubai
I will gamble in Las Vegas
I will visit the Pyramids in Giza
I will visit the Taj Mahal
I will see the Northern Lights
I will attend an Olympic Games
I will run naked on a beach
I will make a pilgrimage

I will spontaneously recite Shakespeare
I will finish a crossword
I will write a screenplay and have it filmed
I will write a book and have it published
I will win a major award

I will employ someone
I will hold a Tarantula in my hands
I will own a cat
I will own a dog
I will have a garden that is my own

I will have a body I am proud and confident of
I will share my life with someone who I love unconditionally
I will serenade someone I love
I will experience total happiness, freedom and joy

I will leave the world with no regrets.

Things I have already completed
I will throw money in the Trevi Fountain
I will dance til dawn in a club in Ibiza
I will travel to the top of the World Trade Centre
I will go on an African safari

I will meet a porn star
I will neck a £200 bottle of Cristal Champagne
I will eat a meal good enough to be my last

I will win money

I will _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ off a breakfast tray in bed (whoops!)
I will have great sex

I will work in an office
I will chuck a sickie
I will max out a credit card
I will have someone ask for my autograph

I will receive a Valentine's card
I will tell someone I love them
I will give to those less fortunate
I will make an enemy for life

I will enjoy at least one New Year's Eve party

The one thing I cannot change
I will cross the Atlantic on Concorde

Most importantly...
I will leave one of my goals unfinished and it will pass onto someone who took the chance I never did.
One day I will give someone the experience I never had.

8 comments:

seahorse said...

ah ha.. So the Bucket List has been set in motion. Good on you gramps!

dickophile said...

you have an enemy for life? who is it? madonna?

Bobby Cox said...

seahorse: sorry, what's the bucket list? elaborate.

Dick: It was someone from school who I don't think will forgive me. Though it was not something I intentionally did to him. Anyway...! :-)

Ben said...

Bucket List - Awful recent Freeman/Nicholson film of the same name about two terminally ill chaps who compile a list of things to do before they die (kick the bucket). If you haven't seen it, don't bother.

You managed to enjoy a NYE party? I'm pretty sure that's one I will never achieve - especially since I have stopped going to them.

You never know on the Concorde one. Maybe in a few years some billionaire will get one up and running for his or her (are there any female billionaires?) own amusement.

Ben said...

Bucket List - Awful recent Freeman/Nicholson film of the same name about two terminally ill chaps who compile a list of things to do before they die (kick the bucket). If you haven't seen it, don't bother.

You managed to enjoy a NYE party? I'm pretty sure that's one I will never achieve - especially since I have stopped going to them.

You never know on the Concorde one. Maybe in a few years some billionaire will get one up and running for his or her (are there any female billionaires?) own amusement.

Timmy said...

You know, I never thought about the significance of saying that you have been to the top of The World Trade Center. I need to find the photos of me that were taken on top of the building from a trip in 1992. I really meant to go and visit either on Sept. 9, 2001 or on Sept. 10, 2001 but I ran out of time on that trip and left on the evening of the 10th.

Anonymous said...

Watch the movie The Bucket List and you will understand what it is.

Carl

Rambunctious WhipperSnapper said...

you've inspired me to come up with one too!!!