2019 Bucket List



  • 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



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


  • 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
  • Completed: 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


  • Completing: 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



  • 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




  • 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
  • Completed: Listen to church on Sunday (podcast or on TV) at least once
  • Be assertive about new opportunities

Health Fitness:

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

Pro Black Shit:


  • Pay for someone’s layaway item


  • 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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