We had someone come in today to talk about Bucket Lists and support our company’s Bucket List Challenge. The company wanted a group of people who wanted to pursue their dreams, even if they were outside of work, to join the leaders in helping their top bucket list items a reality.
I was befuddled.
I mean, I’m not that old, but I’ve knocked SOOO many things off my list already:
Seen a Super Bowl game.
Seen a World Series Game in New York.
Seen an NHL Stanley Cup Finals game.
Been to Duke (4 times).
Seen the Seahawks play.
Seen the Seahawks play in Dallas.
Saw the Cowboys play in Dallas (5).
Touched the Stanley Cup.
Seen countless Blue Jay games, Raptor games, Maple Leaf games, Canucks games, Oilers games, Argos games, Mariners games, Grizzlies games.
Went to the Grizzlies first ever game.
Been to Wrigley Field, Old Yankee Stadium, New Yankee Stadium, Old Shea Stadium, Veterans Field,
Seen the Expos vs the Giants in Montreal at Olympic Stadium.
Seen Jay Z concerts (many)
Seen Jay Z concerts in New York (2).
Saw Watch the Throne 3x in Toronto.
Seen Janet Jackson in concert (4).
Seen Dave Chappelle live show (2).
Seen Chris Rock live show.
Seen Margaret Cho live (4).
Seen Alicia Keys live in concert (3).
Seen Prince live in concert (3).
Seen Kanye West live in concert (4).
Seen Usher live in concert (3).
Seen Madonna live in Madison Square Garden.
Seen Sade Live.
Seen No Doubt/Gwen Stefani live (many).
Seen Beyonce live (3).
Seen the New Edition Reunion Tour.
Seen Eminem in concert live in a private ballroom in Las Vegas.
Seen Boyz II Men live (6).
Saw Bryan Adams live in Vancouver.
Seen Ludacris live in Montreal.
Seen Busta Rhymes, Nas, Mos Def, Fat Joe, Kardinal, Rascalz, Lil Jon, Ludacris, Ciara, and Kanye West all live at the Marc Ecko Gettin Up Festival.
Seen Wrestlemania live (2).
Seen Wicked the Musical (3).
Seen Lion King the Musical (3).
Seen The Producers Musical (2).
Seen Sound of Music Musical (3).
Seen Miss Saigon the Musical.
Seen Les Miserables (4).
Met Jay Z (2).
Met Russell Simmons (3).
Met Marc Ecko (many).
Met Puffy once.
Met 50 Cent (2).
Met Ciano Farmer once.
Shook Kanye’s hand once.
Smoked with Snoop.
Smoked with Bokeem Woodbine.
Went to Caribana (many).
Been to the New Era Factory (2).
Been to the Canada Goose Factory (2).
Been to the Macy’s head office (many).
Crashed a couple of TIFF parties.
Crashed a few MMVA parties.
Travelled to Turkey, Italy, France, England, Philippines, Hong Kong, Mexico, China.
Been to Disneyland, Disneyworld, Niagara Falls, Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, Old Faithful,
And so that’s about +70 things that I’ve just managed to mention off the top of my head. The company wanted us to list 100 things we want to do before we turn 100. Mind you, there are a ton of younger people than me, and many many more who haven’t had the chance to do quite what I have listed above already. I was struggling. I got to about 20 things and I couldn’t help but think that I’ve already done most it, my bucket list. Sure, I could make things up, but what’s the fun in that. Sure, I could have put some outlandish, unreachable things but that defeats the exercise.
I’m going to go with what I’ve got, and I’ll keep you posted on the progress.