I have to admit I've been neglecting my list. What seemed like a good idea at first, kinda isn't anymore. Some items on my list I just never started. Some, after reading them, I've decided they are bad or uninteresting ideas. Some of them I modified.
A few weeks ago my parents were visiting. I told my mom about my list. She said "oh, it's something like a bucket list." I told her that I suppose it kind of was, except it was filled with seemingly short term goals and attainable things. It wasn't filled with lofty things like "shake the President's hand" or "go to outer-space." At that moment my dad's ears perked up and we argued for a good 10 minutes about how I couldn't possibly have a bucket list because #1 - I wasn't as old as Morgan Freeman or Jack Nicholson and #2 because I didn't have any terminal ailments or any tangible indication that I had an accelerated expiration date. My mom told him to leave me alone, because I could have a list if I wanted. The matter is still in debate.
I think from now on I'm just going to keep a running list of things I want to accomplish and modify as necessary, and to please my dad, I'll never call it a bucket list. Should be easy. I never called it a bucket list before. Why should I start now?
One item on my list I will keep, however, is #65 - Read 50 books, except since now that my list has no deadlines, unless I specifically add one, I think I will remove the "50." From now on my list will say "#65 - Read books."
Here are the books I've read since starting my list.
Book # (-)1 - The People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks Started August 2010
Book #0 - The Stone of Kannon by OA Bushnell. Started 11/1/10
Book #1 - Digital Fortress by Dan Brown. Started 11/13/10
Book #2 - Deception Point by Dan Brown. Started 11/29/10
Book #3 - The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. Started 12/10/10
Book #4 - Puttering About in a Small Land by Philip K. Dick
I started a new book the other day. Stay tuned for my review.
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