Reverse Bucket List

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People always make a list of things they want to do in their lifetime. Here’s a twist – how about a list of things I never, ever wanna do. Ever.

1 – Bungee jump – Why? Just why? Not sure why I would want to dangle from a glorified rubber band suspended hundreds of feet in the air. See Exhibit A

2 – Compete on Fear Factor – It’s just too gross to even think about. Who thinks up these crazy stunts and what kinds of papers do you have to sign to be a part of the show? Pretty much, if you die – it ain’t our fault. No thanks. I just read that they had planned on having contestants drinking donkey semen? Again, no thanks! Exhibit B

3 – Swim with Sharks – I can’t swim so, there’s that. They could eat me – so there’s that too…

4 – Mountain Climbing – I have no desire to be thousands of feet in the air hanging from a string and a hook. I don’t understand the obsession with climbing Mt. Everest (29,029 feet) and Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,341 feet). I prefer to just let them be.

5 – Run a Marathon – Despite these long legs, I don’t fancy myself a runner. Why 26.2 miles anyway? Who made that up? I should have put that on my list of Nobody Ever Asked Me

6 – Run for Office – Too freaking sleazy and shady. That is all.

7 – Live in Vegas – That place does nothing for me. I’ve been at least 5 times and I must be doing it wrong. It just doesn’t float my boat. It could be the dudes shoving cards of naked chicks my way. It could also be because it’s so hot that I swear it’s next door to Hell. I don’t know.

8 – Black Friday Shopping – Yeah, did that mess once and won’t be doing it again. Everything was gone. All we got was an electric roaster. A HUGE electric roaster. We’ve used it twice in 6 years.

9 – Do a Triathlon – At this point, I’m aware I sound lazy. Really, I’m not. I like exercise. It’s good. I like sports (watching them). I’m just not a fan of extreme exercise and extreme sports. The idea of a triathlon just makes me extremely tired.

10 – Be Uber-Famous – I used to want fame. At this point, I’ve seen too much. Let me be clear, I have no problem with being a millionaire. NONE. I would just prefer to be the millionaire that can walk down the street without the paps chasing me. I’d still like to be able to go to Target and no one is trying to find out what I bought while I was there. That rarely happens when you’re uber-famous.

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27 Responses to Reverse Bucket List
  1. The Mrs./The Mom
    February 16, 2012 | 11:45 am

    I love this list! For some reason #8 made me lol!

  2. Mrs. Pancakes
    February 16, 2012 | 11:52 am

    i once wanted to be uber famous but yeah…just a little famous would do…great list!

  3. Lacey@AndTheyCallMeMommy
    February 16, 2012 | 12:03 pm

    Very funny Cam! The fear factor one is GOOD cause I can’t even watch that show w/o feeling nauseous, and I swear Mt. Everest was on my ‘to not do’ list too. It just didn’t make the cut 🙂

  4. Allison
    February 16, 2012 | 12:22 pm

    My mom is a runner/hiker, and I cannot imagine ever enjoying it. Not my kind of fun! Love the list!

  5. Jessica
    February 16, 2012 | 12:29 pm

    YES!!! The one about competing on Fear Factor! Couldn’t agree with you more!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Julie
    February 16, 2012 | 12:35 pm

    Such a great list! You’ve inspired me, I think I’m gonna make a list like yours:)

  7. kita
    February 16, 2012 | 12:52 pm

    Lol you don’t want to swim with sharks that’s the new thing now. Love the list

  8. Judy @ Late Mommy's Blog
    February 16, 2012 | 3:27 pm

    Fear Factor is interesting. It started out as people facing real fears, but progressed to just doing and eating gross things for the sake of doing and eating gross things. Stupid! I don’t want to be uber-famous, either. But I wouldn’t mind a little famous! Great list!

  9. Aubrey
    February 16, 2012 | 4:18 pm

    Hehehe…this is definitely a new take on the bucket list! Love it! Yeah, I would say mine would definitely include spelunking…dark, tight spaces freak me out! And I also have absolutely no desire to eat live bugs or bull testicles, so Fear Factor is out for me, too (c:

  10. Katie
    February 16, 2012 | 4:51 pm

    Mountain Climbing, yeah, that should be on my list too! Thanks for visiting.

  11. Patrice
    February 16, 2012 | 5:08 pm

    We have a lot in common! I hate Black Friday shopping, too!

  12. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    February 16, 2012 | 5:13 pm

    I don’t wanna do any of the things you’ve mentioned here either. Not even one. I like the idea of checking off a list of not-do’s! 😉

  13. Kallay
    February 16, 2012 | 5:29 pm

    Aside from the mountain climbing and marathons, I’m with you. I don’t know why I want to hurt myself so badly with exercise, but the thought of finishing a marathon makes me feel all lit up inside. I will never run for an office though, and if I do, don’t vote for me. I will hate that job.

  14. Tonya
    February 16, 2012 | 5:54 pm

    Pretty much agree with ya on this one!! Love this idea!!
    I would put bungee jumping as my no.1 thing not to do too!

  15. Tonya
    February 16, 2012 | 5:57 pm

    Well, with the exception of the marathon. Loved to do that! 🙂

  16. Jamie
    February 16, 2012 | 6:05 pm

    I agree with lots…esp. the political office, but don’t count the marathon and triathlon out. If you can push through the pain, your mind is freed. You start to believe you can push through anything to accomplish any goal.

  17. Jordy Liz
    February 16, 2012 | 8:08 pm

    agree, agree, agree 🙂

  18. The Pepperrific Life
    February 17, 2012 | 4:04 am

    A reverse bucket list is a splendid idea!
    I’m with you on all counts! Yes, I want to be filthy rich too, without the hassle of paparazzi. And I wouldn’t be caught dead on Fear Factor- neither on Survivor!

  19. Barbara
    February 17, 2012 | 4:27 am

    This list is hysterical! I”m with you on the Black Friday shopping, did it once and will need ever do it again!

  20. Denise
    February 17, 2012 | 5:56 am

    I love this!! – too funny!! We would have about the same things on our reverse bucket lists – except i like to run, but yes- 26.2 miles is still too much for me. I’m more of a casual runner.

  21. Chelle
    February 17, 2012 | 9:21 am

    Oh…I could have totally chosen several of those for my HELLo-oh-no list. Most of all Fear Factor. Who has the sick mind to come up with some of those stunts??

  22. Rose's Daughter
    February 17, 2012 | 11:56 am

    I agree, I agree, I agree.
    Except about Vegas. I lived there for a year. It was awesome. But then, I was single, made great money, and loved to shop and go to the club. It was the perfect place for all of that. I would not, however, raise a family there.

    And even though I still don’t understand WHY on earth anyone would want to run 26.5 miles, I’m still strangely intrigued!

  23. Natalie
    February 17, 2012 | 6:53 pm

    I pretty much agree with you on all of these! Except I did swim with sharks the Bahamas when they had bait for them way lower than us!

  24. Latorsha
    February 19, 2012 | 6:40 am

    I like this list. lol
    I used to have run a marathon on my to do list, but since you informed me it is 26 miles I’m scratching that off!! I’ll stick with a 5 K, that’s only a couple, right?

  25. Alicia @MommyDelicious
    February 21, 2012 | 8:55 pm

    Yeah, I’d take wealth over fame ANY DAY. It just seems too darn hard to be famous.

    UMM… I have no interest in doing Black Friday shopping either. And swimming with sharks? Heck to the NO!

    I’m actually thinking of running a marathon though. Just something I may want to look into accomplishing.

    BTW… #9 — HILARIOUS!

  26. My Thirty Spot
    February 23, 2012 | 4:12 pm

    I love this list! I have never seen the reverse before! I will have to agree with you most 100%! BTW, beautiful about picture!

  27. Dr. Reginia
    June 7, 2012 | 5:11 am

    Ha! I’ve done a few of these on your list. I’ve never gotten into fear factor though, seems too complicated and dangerous.

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