Bucket List

“Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.”  -Doug Larson

  1. Visit all 50 States: Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming
  2. Learn to play the flute (1993)
  3. Perform a flute solo (Three performances with band accompaniment, 1999)
  4. Graduate high school (Rochester, NY, 2002)
  5. Graduate college (Olean, NY, 2006)
  6. Get a Masters Degree (December 2012)
  7. Parasail (Currituck Sound in the Outer Banks, NC in 2001)
  8. Skydive (Boulder, Colorado, 2007)
  9. Snorkel (Shipwrecks off Morton Island, Australia, 2007/Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, May 2012)
  10. Scuba dive
  11. Hold a koala (Australia, 2007)
  12. Learn the names of every country in the world
  13. Feed a kangaroo (Australia, 2007)
  14. Drive a car with a steering wheel on the opposite side of those in the U.S. (Australia, 2007)
  15. Drive the Million Dollar Highway (Colorado, 2007)
  16. Drive the entire Pacific Coast Highway (Drove Santa Barbara to San Diego, 2009, 2011)
  17. Own a piano
  18. Learn to shoot a bow and arrow (Rwanda, 2012)
  19. Repel down a cliff (La Fortuna, Costa Rica, May 2012)
  20. Stand on the most easterly point of the Australian mainland, (2007)
  21. Study abroad (Italy, 2004)
  22. Work at Walt Disney World (Orlando, FL, 2004)
  23. Climb Machu Picchu Mountain in Peru (2010)
  24. Ride a motorcycle (New Orleans, LA, 2011)
  25. See a taping of Everybody Loves Raymond (Los Angeles, CA, 2004)
  26. See a taping of Men of a Certain Age (Los Angeles, CA, 2009)
  27. Go to X Games (Aspen, 2007)
  28. Learn to snowboard (Breckenridge, CO, 2007) *Tried it. Never going back.
  29. Learn to waterski
  30. Ride an elephant
  31. Witness a jazz funeral
  32. Ride a camel
  33. Learn to downhill ski (Breckenridge, CO, 2007)
  34. Start a blog (May, 2010)
  35. Get married
  36. Ride in an airboat (Atchafalaya Basin, LA, August 2012)
  37. Learn how to shoot a gun (New Orleans, LA, June 2012)
  38. Go on a honeymoon
  39. Visit concentration camps
  40. Have children
  41. Write a book
  42. See the Northern Lights
  43. Swim in the base pool of a waterfall (La Fortuna Waterfall, Costa Rica, May 2012)
  44. Ride a jeep through a desert
  45. Volunteer abroad (Orphanage in Rwanda 2012)
  46. Save someone’s life
  47. Love my career
  48. Become bilingual
  49. Go zip lining (Monteverde, Costa Rica, May 2012)
  50. Own a house/apartment/condo
  51. Ride in a horse-drawn carriage (Istanbul, Turkey, September 2012)
  52. Adopt a dog (Pit bull, New Orleans, LA 2013)
  53. Adopt a cat (November, 2006)
  54. Live near the water
  55. Live near the mountains (Denver, CO, 2006-09)
  56. Live overseas (Perugia, Italy, 2004)
  57. Go on a cruise
  58. Take swing dancing lessons
  59. Experience Mardi Gras (New Orleans, LA, 2012)
  60. Take kick boxing lessons
  61. Take salsa dancing lessons (New Orleans, LA, 2011)
  62. Have a key role in an international cause, project or movement
  63. Fly in a helicopter
  64. Learn to play the bagpipes
  65. Go horseback riding (La Fortuna, Costa Rica, May 2012)
  66. Take self defense classes (Krav Maga, NYC, 2014)
  67. Attend New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (April, 2012)
  68. Visit 6/7 continents: (Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America by September 2012, 28 years old)

Live Concerts I’ve Seen

90s Fest – Avett Brothers – Billy Joel – Blind Melon – Brett Dennen – Cee Lo Green – Coolio – Chubby Checker – Colbie Caillat – Counting Crows, Creed – Cross Canadian Ragweed – Dashboard Confessional – Dave Matthews Band (4) – David Gray – Eddie Money – Evan and Jaron – Eve 6 – Flobots – Flogging Molly – Foo Fighters – Galactic (5) – Gavin Degraw – Goo Goo Dolls – Government Mule – Great Big Sea – Guster – Hanson (2) – Howie Day (3) – Ingrid Michaelson (2) – Jake Owen – Jason Aldean – Jason Mraz (2) – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (2012, 2013) – Jimmy Buffett – Joe Purdy – John Mayer (3) – Kenny Chesney – Kid Rock – Little Big Town – Lisa Loeb (2) – Maroon 5 – Mat Kearney – Matt Nathanson (2) – Mile-High Music Festival 2007 – Naughty By Nature – Nickleback – Norah Jones – O.A.R. (9) – O-Town – Our Lady Peace (6) – Pat Green (2) – Pheonix – Playing For Change – Puddle of Mudd – Rascal Flatts – Ray LaMontagne – Reel Big Fish – Spin Doctors – Seether – Sixpence None the Richer – Smash Mouth – Soul Rebels (4) – Sugarland – Survivor – Switchfoot – Taking Back Sunday – The Temptations – Three Doors Down (2) – The Beach Boys – The Black Crowes, The Calling – The Fray – The Roots – The Wood Brothers – Tom Petty (2.5) – Tonic – Wyclef

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