Originally posted 7 February 2017
The new and (hopefully) improved Flashback Friday is here, enjoy!
I changed this around a bit and took out the old stuff (you were skimming through it anyway, let’s be honest here). By now I figure most of you have already read the previous BL posts and are just here to see the four updates that I’ve made so I won’t waste any more of your time, here is the updated list of items that I did prior to getting the book.
#4- Plant a tree
#5- Learn to play an instrument
#6- Learn a new language
#9- Ride in a limo
This will probably be the worst story on my entire page….. This BETTER be the worst story on this page, God help you if I end up with one as bad as this one. Basically, I remember riding in a limo when I was younger. But I was too young to fully remember so I just have vague images in my head of getting into and out of the long car, I don’t even remember what the inside looked like or who I was with. I told ya, I’m sorry… Kinda. Next time, I’ll suit up and take some pictures with those involved.
#11- Write a song
#14- Ride in a helicopter
#15- Meet a celebrity
#16- Ride a train
#24- Play a round of golf
#33- Attend a drive in movie
#42- Be in a play
#45- Learn CPR
It’s a little odd to me that this is actually a thing. I feel like it’s too common to be on this list. I learned CPR in health class in middle school, and in high school. Then I learned it in the Marines, and I have to maintain a current certification for my civilian job so I get a refresher every couple of years. Don’t get me wrong, I have no idea how I would respond in a real life scenario, so I guess maybe I’ll take this as “become confident in the practical application of CPR”
#53- Sing at a karaoke club
#57- Earn a medal or trophy in a competition
#59- Do a road trip across the USA
#61- Try a martial art
#108- Attend a toga party
#124- Dance on a bar
#132- Go camping
#135- Dance on a conga line
#137- Give blood
Funny story, I actually have a friend who has a red cross tattoo because that’s how much he loves to give blood. Maybe he’ll see this and leave a comment about it (hmm). My story is just that I gave blood in boot camp. I’m not sure how common it is. Maybe it was just the time period when I joined, or maybe the Marines do this regularly. Hell, I don’t even know if the other branches do it. But when I was in boot camp my entire battalion went and gave blood. It’s weird how satisfying being forced to take a needle can be. I should probably make it a point to give blood again soon… So should you.
#148- Inner tube down a lazy river
#157- Have a summer romance
#163- Visit a castle
#180- Learn to juggle
#209- Play charades at a party
#214- Start a collection of something
#215- Go on a zip-line
#217- Ride a mechanical bull
#218- Learn survival skills
I wish that I could come up with some amazing “in the Marines they taught me how to blahbitty blahsitty bloopitty blah” story about learning how to survive in tough situations. But to be honest, the majority of survivor skills that I was taught in the Marines are ones that I had previously learned via various survivor TV shows (because I’m a nerd) and later reinforced via survivor TV show marathons (I wasn’t lying about that nerd thing). To check this off of my list I think I’ll look and see if I can find an online class or maybe (hopefully) I can find something more hands on.
#221- Jump on a Pogo stick
#227- Teach a class in any subject
#230- Sit in the very front seat of a roller coaster
#237- Live in another country
I have convinced myself that anything that happened prior to buying the book does not count. As I said earlier, I will update this on a semi-regular basis. I’d like to throw in a non bucket list post or two between these to break it up a little.
Until next time, cash me ow sie how bow dah?