2019 Bucket List

Lyssa:

Travel:

  • Visit a beach when it snows
  • Travel to Dollywood in Tennessee
  • Go through a Brew Thru
  • Visit the Lucille Ball statue in Celoron, NY
  • Stay in the Wizard of Oz room at the Roxbury Motel in the Catskills
  • Take the QVC studio tour in Philadelphia
  • Drive on the old Route 66
  • Travel to the Stanley Hotel aka The Shining’s Overlook Hotel in Colorado
  • Go to Disney World with Kris
  • Fly on a private jet
  • Travel to Dubai
  • Visit Brooklyn

Eats:

  • Eat at Bentley’s Falls Church Diner
  • Eat at a Red Lobster by myself
  • Try the Autoimmune Protocol diet for a period of time
  • Drink too much at restaurant, then Uber home
  • Eat a tbone steak
  • Eat steak and eggs
  • Make a gas station milk shake
  • Eat at a Michelin 3 star restaurant

Entertainment:

  • Completed: See a movie at E Street Cinema
  • Watch The Room
  • Go to a live storytelling performance
  • Go to a rock climbing gym
  • Watch all of the Sopranos
  • Watch all of Buffy

Aspirational:

  • Be an extra on an episode of SVU
  • Be silent for a weekend/day
  • Consolidate retirement and continue saving

More aspirational:

  • Host a food festival in Northern Virginia
  • Host a costume party at a historic site

Local Must Sees:

  • Go to the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
  • Go to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing
  • Attend the Cinco de mayo Chihuahua race
  • Visit the “Florida embassy”
  • Visit the Loving marker in Virginia
  • Go to Devils Bathtub in Scott County, Virginia

Personal Enrichment:

  • Be a better manager/take management classes
  • Give a speech in toastmasters

Politics:

  • Focus on: gerrymandering, ERA, DC Statehood, expanding voting rights

Every Day Living:

  • Not give a shit about pooping at work
  • Walk as much as possible
  • Be discerning
  • Continue to be present
  • Feel more comfortable in my own skin
  • Be courageous
  • Don’t feel rushed
  • Don’t listen to every single thought
  • Keep journaling
  • Find comfort in not living like everyone else
  • Don’t play by anyone else’s rules
  • Cut out the assholes
  • Be more focused

For Kris:

  • Go to a podcast conference

Kris

Travel:

  • Visit down south
  • Go back to George Mason to visit
  • Visit Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Travel out of the country
  • Visit Mary Washington college
  • Go to the beach or a Caribbean resort and hang out at the beach with the Narcos theme song playing in the background
  • Make my own cheesehead at the cheesehead factory in Milwaukee

Eats:

Entertainment

  • Completed: Watch the first season of The Office (American)
  • Watch The Dark Knight again
  • See the Lion King for the first time
  • Completed: Give Spongebob Square Pants a try
  • Bet on sports, either in DC or at Charleston Races and Slots

Aspirational:

  • Learn how to moonwalk
  • Completed: Buy a nice scotch holder for the bar
  • Play the Michigan fight song on some instrument
  • Get headshots and pursue being an extra/actor
  • Move out of our house
  • Completed: Get an Apple Watch

Personal Enrichment:

  • Name all of the US states
  • Name all of the US presidents in order
  • Subscribe to a newspaper
  • Volunteer at another organization
  • Listen to church on Sunday (podcast or on TV) at least once
  • Be assertive about new opportunities

Health Fitness:

  • Dedicate 12-20 weeks to be in the best shape of my life — to eventually have a Billy Brown stomach
  • Run/walk 1000 miles this year
  • Join a dedicated gym
  • Become a spin instructor
  • Use a netty pot
  • Completed: Try SolidCore

Pro Black Shit:

  • Support more black-owned businesses
  • Eat skittles on Trayvon Martin’s birthday and the anniversary of his death
  • Take a picture next to a Biggie mural
  • Drink a 40 oz with orange juice
  • Don’t hold tongue back for the sake of other people’s comfort

Philanthropic:

  • Pay for someone’s layaway item

Lyssa:

  • Complete a Rubik’s cube
  • Eat zero carbs for a week
  • Uncover your parents’ secrets
  • Do a one-hand head stand
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