Resolutions and Bucket Lists

I love New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

New Year’s Eve
Spending the afternoon partying with great friends, drinking fine Champagne, watching the sun dip into the Pacific, black tie and masks, delicious food, wicked deserts, dancing well past the balloon-drop, breakfast buffet and a blasted head-ache. That’s enough.

New Year’s Day
A little “hair of the dog,” more food and laughs, a long boat cruise around Newport Harbor accompanied by great friends and Almond Champagne, some football and most importantly—relaxing with my honey in a huge hot tub while watching the sun set over the Pacific and staying in the hot tub until my skin looks like Irish Linen.

I always make one main New Year’s resolution. It’s been the same for 40 years.
“Don’t ever lie to myself.” That’s why I never make more than one resolution. Don’t like lying.

Bucket List
It’s hard to believe, but I’ve finished the bucket list years ago. Everything past today is bonus stuff. I’ve jumped out of airplanes, hiked the Virgin River through Zion National Park, played most of the great California and Nevada golf courses and married a princess. Can’t be too many things left. At least nothing I can think of.

HOWEVER I certainly have an Anti-Bucket List. I guarantee that 2015 will not see me doing these following things:
Even though Yosemite is just up the road a piece I’m not going up there to sit aroundSitting Around in Yosemite

I damn sure am not going to go bicycling or uni-cycling in Norway
Cycling in Norway

I’ve definitely decided NO WAY will I do some Extreme Picnicking even if they are my friends
Extreme Picnicking

Last, but not least on my Anti-Bucket list. I know this is a beautiful spot, but I’m not going to go up there just to LOOK AROUND.  Nope…not happening.
Just Having a Look Around HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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4 Responses to Resolutions and Bucket Lists

  1. joanraymondwriting says:

    Good choices on the anti-bucket list. Those are a bit extreme.

    Happy New Year Dan!

  2. fiddlrts says:

    I’m with you. I’m not *particularly* afraid of heights, but the cables on Half Dome were about as extreme as I hope to ever get.

    I do have the Zion narrows on my list, though. And Whitney, and rim-to-rim on the Grand Canyon.

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