Everyone knows what a "bucket list" is, and if you don't, it's a list of all one hopes to accomplish before kicking the bucket.
It's funny that the list changes as one ages.
At 18, mine was pretty much full of great things, with a tremendous upside: it included such things as dating super models (I loved Cheryl Tiegs,) backpacking over Europe, writing the great American novel, inventing something to change the world, and becoming filthy rich with my fleet of Ferraris.
I didn't do any of that stuff, though I did date a girl named Cheryl, went to Pennsylvania for a week, read some comic books, acquired a couple Indian head pennies, and currently own two Toyotas.
I'd say I came up kind of short.
It's time to revisit, and revise my list. I need to make it more realistic, and to have more defined goals. Maybe I screwed up and didn't accomplish anything of note because my list was too generalized.
After much thought, here it is, the 2009 version of my bucket list:
1. Go to Pittsburgh, and have a sandwich at Primanti's. How many times can I watch Food Network go there and do a show about one of the greatest sandwiches ever?
Now, this ties in with one of my other items
2. Attend a game at every MLB park. I need to attend a Pirates game, so, I can time it to do both, see a game, and have a sandwich.
3. Buy a classic car, and attend car shows. I've always wanted a '57 Chevy or a '50 Mercury street rod. I'd like to drive it to a show, and just hang with other motorheads.
It's a pretty short list. Suggestions are welcomed to add to it.