Friday, April 10, 2009

"Chuck-it" list

4-10-09 unbalanced brain

Last week I read something in the Kansas City Star newspaper addressing the topic of a “Chuck-It List”. This is a play off of the 2007 movie, the “Bucket List” staring Jack Nicholson. The “bucket list” is a list of all the things the two old guys in the movie wanted to accomplish in their remaining months (before they kick the bucket).

The twist to this, the Chuck-it List, was the brainchild of comedian Michael Ian Black. His list is all the things you DO NOT need to do before you die. Black’s list included such things as
-Appreciate Mozart more
-Tour Europe’s great cathedrals
-Attend a major-league baseball game in every stadium
-Watch the sunrise
-Drive cross country in an RV

Although I never have seen the Bucket List movie, this had me wondering what my Bucket List might be as well as my Chuck-it List. My Bucket List might include wanting to see the Northern Lights in Alaska before I die, and re-visiting the Grand Canyon one more time and possibly hiking down to the bottom.

I don’t think I’m willing to put much on the Chuck-it List, since I never know what I might be in the mood to do in the future. I like to keep my options open and even if I think something doesn’t sound like too fun to do now…. I’ve learned to… “never say never”.

However, I do remember recently telling Greg something I had come to realize I was too old to do….and I never needed to do this as long as I lived. So something that I can put on my Chuck-it list is….. to purposely roll down a hill, either by somersaults or log rolling. I decided to “chuck” this recently, soon after I did this in October as I celebrated 53rd birthday. Greg and I were walking on a beautiful fall day along the hilly lawns of the KC Art Museum. I had the urge to “act like a kid” again, thus I took off rolling down the hill, and I believe I was screaming as I did it.

It seems that at age... my equilibrium isn’t what it use to be. When I got to the bottom of the hill I was so dizzy I felt as if I was going to throw up…. and on the spot, I regretted that I choose to do this. I also know now that I can “chuck” spinning in circles with my 3 year old nephew.

Then today, as I looked in the mirror, I decided I probably need to “chuck” wearing my hair in pig-tails…. At least not wearing pig-tails out in public. AND maybe I need to "chuck" these pink reading glasses too! ?

Other than that…. I’m still game for most things in life that are moral and legal.

How about YOU? Consider posting your own "Chuck it list" as a blog challenge!

1 comment:

  1. I am lmao as I imagine you rolling down a hill in KC! I'm not sure I can even attempt this challenge... I'll have to think about this one :)