A bucket list is a list of activities (usually one hundred or so) you want to do before you die. Everyone should have a bucket list. Here’s my list of thirty things I want to do before I die, in no particular order.
1.) Visit New York City during Gay Pride.
2.) Drive a Corvette or other high-performance sports car.
3.) Meet a sitting President and tell him or her what I think needs to be done to fix the country.
4.) Make an impassioned speech that changes someones mind about a social issue.
5.) Visit every continent on the planet. (I’ve got North America, Asia, and Europe covered. Still need Australia, South America, Africa, and Antarctica).
6.) Make love in Paris in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. (It’s very romantic, I think).
7.) Attend Fashion Week and hobnob with the designers and models.
8.) Write and direct a movie.
9.) Be on the news (in a good way).
10.) Discover something new, even if it’s by accident.
11.) Get a degree.
12.) Live an entire month as a woman to more fully appreciate what women deal with.
13.) Listen to jazz in New Orléans in the company of good friends.
14.) Orbit the earth.
15.) Invent something.
16.) Write a Pulitzer Prize winning novel that becomes an American classic.
17.) Publish an article in a major metropolitan newspaper with a byline.
18.) Make “WonderGoon” a household name.
19.) Throw out a ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game.
20.) Take and publish a photograph that changes history.
21.) Create a TV show that runs for twenty years and wins twenty Emmy’s.
22.) Sit down to dinner with Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Denis Leary, and Lewis Black and just listen to them talk about life.
23.) Write an authorized biography of a famous person and they tell me they like it.
24.) Win the lottery.
25.) Own a smart phone so I can be cool like the other kids.
26.) Visit all 50 states.
27.) Visit Canada.
28.) Argue a case in front of the Supreme Court (and win).
29.) Be noteworthy.
30.) Live long enough to see the USA Patriot Act fully repealed and America returned to a free and open country.