Sam’s Bucket List

January 13, 2008 at 9:55 pm 1 comment

Thanks to this Bucket List movie, someone came up with the bright idea that each of us needed to come up with our bucket list.  By the way, that would be the list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket.

Now I’ve come with these before and the plan to learn the guitar/banjo fell through because I was lazy.  And the idea of skydiving sobered me up one day tp realize it was a bit foolhardy.

Now however, one of those ideas is back on my new bucket list…the skydiving.

We all agreed on a list of three things.

Number one for me is and will always be flying in space.  Where it’s a shuttle thing floating around for a week or an actual moon landing I don’t care.  I’ve loved space since I was a kid.  I saw moon landings live.  I have had telescopes.  I’ve met astronauts.  It’s what I should have done with my life actually, but I wasn’t into all the math and science in school.

More than likely the space thing won’t happen because it is too expensive and I’m not getting younger.  But, you never know if space travel will become commonplace in a decade.  I guess that’ll be my hope.

Secondly, I want to meet Paul McCartney…the Beatle.  I don’t mean just a quick howdy do handshake.  I mean a nice meeting for a couple of hours to talk to him about life. I’m not intending to be a psycho stalker or ask the most mundane questions, but I’d like to know, honestly, what it has been like to be him.

Finally, the skydiving thing.  Last time I was all for it.  In fact I even contacted the folks who would take me up and push me out.  I think at that point it really sunk in that this could happen.  Then I started to think about actually taking the step off the plane and falling into nothingness.  That stopped that whimsy right there.  I wanted no part of it.  Now however I do.

What makes this time different?  I’m not sure.  Maybe because I’m older and just ready to do it. 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  • 1. blackramfarm  |  June 15, 2008 at 8:46 am

    I wonder if you have done this yet, I hope so, but if not…..

    I went sky-diving for mother’s day a couple of years ago. I have lupus and was really sick for a while, then went into remission. As a celebration my best friend and I decided to go sky-diving. My husband thought I was nuts, but the fact that a gimpy mom of 40 something couldn’t walk well but jumped out of a plane gave my girls, then 10 and 13 of courage.

    Do it. Go in tandem with an instructor and buy the expensive video of you jumping that the guys will try and sell you.

    alexandra

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