She of We’s youngest went skiing last weekend. Even before he called in the injury report we decided we don’t want to go flying down a mountain on skinny pieces of fiberglass with nothing between us and the ground but Under Armour, down filled puffy ski jackets, and 17 inches of snow. As we thought more of it, we definitely don’t want to go skiing towed behind a boat at great speeds with nothing between us and drowning but flimsy swimwear. And thus was born the Hole in the Bucket List. As in, if we put this on a list and it fell through a hole in that bucket before we got around to kicking it, we wouldn’t miss it at all.
It’s a simple premise. Think of what you haven’t done, don’t really want to do, and could live your entire life without ever doing it. There are lots of things you’d never want to do. Periodontal surgery is one that She of We would like to get through life without ever having experienced. That might be a bit difficult to put on the Hole in the Bucket List because it might not be completely up to her. Circumstances may say someday she’ll have to. However, going on safari is another of her unwanteds that clearly makes the Hole in the Bucket List. It’s something that though many would love to do before they shuffle off this mortal rock, it’s something she could care less for. Others are running a marathon, running with the bulls, and having any parts of the body other than the ears that already are pierced.
He of We’s Hole in the Bucket List centers on unsupported flight. His list includes parasailing, cliff diving, and bungee jumping. Rappelling, rock climbing, and parachuting would also make the list but people in the military made him do those already. Although he lived through them they aren’t likely to ever make a return for him.
Now, we too can be adventurous. Regular readers know that we have as much fun, quite often more, than the next guy. And if you think riding around in a miniature roadster on an interstate highway at the speed limit with the top down (sometimes in the rain) doesn’t catch our collective breaths, you’re very mistaken. It is that there are limits to what we feel we need to fulfill our lives. Alligator wrangling is outside those limits.
What’s on your list? Add a comment, pop your least favorite, indeed least thought of pastime on it, and we’ll see just where we won’t be going. No task is too trivial to be Hole in the Bucket List worthy. Something you’ve never done, aren’t likely to be doing, and could care less if you ever do even though others might consider it a point to take before they are taken away.
Now let’s see, we also have no bull riding, or tornado chasing, or visiting pyramids outside of Las Vegas. Really. No.
Now, that’s what we think. Really. How ‘bout you?