My theme this week is lists! Have you noticed? I was inspired by my uncle's reading list and by the bucket list below. I haven't seen it since 2009. I found it among some digital files and was surprised at most of the entries. The highlights in pink are things I've done and moved off the list to make room for more. The highlights in yellow are the ones I checked off last night. I'll have to move them off the list and make room for more!
Take a guitar lesson with Trey Anastasio.
Play basketball with George Clooney.
Go to the NCAA Final Four for UNC
Eat sushi in Japan.
Attend the Academy Awards
Win an Academy Award
Waterski on Lake Como in Italy (maybe with George Clooney)
Spend a few weeks in France with the Girls
Vacation in France - Paris, Riviera, Cannes
Vacation in England - London,
Vacation in Greece - Mykenos and Ios
Vacation for a week at Lake Santeetlah, North Carolina
Own a Porshe 911
Perform onstage with Phish.
Spend a day with Oprah Winfrey
Have lunch with Hillary Rodham Clinton
Go to Jazzfest in New Orleans.
Own a Hatteras fishing boat
Learn to play one song on the electric guitar.
Own box seats at Carter Finley stadium.
Visit the Galleria de Uffizi in Florance, Italy.
Visit the Louvre in Paris.
Score front row tickets to a Phish concert - twice.
Go sailing in Fiji.
I want to go to the Super Bowl to see Gruden, Peyton, Phillip
Renew my vows in Ely Cathedral in Ely, England.
Learn to speak Spanish.
Star in a production of Chicago or Wicked
Give a scholarship to communications majors at Peace College.
Own the rights to lifetime lower level seats at the Dean Dome.
Go skiing in Switzerland.
Be a good mother.
Name a rose.
See the Dixie Chicks in concert.
Visit every state in the U.S.A.
Play basketball with Michael Jordan.
Spend Christmas on a tropical island.
Surf a wave. 
Learn to shoot a free-throw from Dean Smith
Catch a sailfish in Costa Rica.
I want to see an Olympic swimming event
Be the Commencement Speaker at a Peace College graduation.
I want to speak at a UNC graduation.
I want to write a book about my mother.
Write a book of short stories.
Have tea with Maya Angelou.
Rent Necker Island in the British Virgin Isles for a month.
Visit a taping of The Daily Show.
Visit the Colbert Report
|Stephen! Stephen! Stephen!|
Visit the Mayan ruins in Belize.
Own a BMW Z4 convertible.
Host a private party in the cellar of il Buco in New York City.
Spend an afternoon with Mike Myers.
Visit Machu Picchu in Peru.
Buy a vacation home at Lake Waccamaw.
Hike part of the Appalachian Trail.
Sail/Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef.
Write a memoir
Drive a Porshe 911 at full throttle.
Speak French fluently.
Take singing lessons.
Live on the seashore.
Own a pair of Louboutins
Swim with a dolphin.
Tango in Paris.
Get a massage once a week for a year.
Play the Danube Waltz on my own grand piano.
Own a home on Summer Rest Road.
Meet the President
Name a star.
Own a sushi bar.
Read the entire Bible.
Ride the Loch Ness Monster Roller Coaster at Busch Gardens.
See the Great Pyramids.
Ride Thunder Road at Carowinds.
Enable someone else to accomplish one goal from their list of 100 Things.
Eliminate cigarette smoking in America.
Teach a child how to read.
Spend the night on Orcas Island.
Own a pair of Roberto Cavalli’s
Witness a live volcano.
Write a musical about working in a restaurant.
Learn to cook chocolate creme brulee.
Create a wine cellar.
Learn to cook shrimp gumbo like Nanny did.
Learn to fry chicken like Mama did.
Drink a glass of champagne atop the Eiffel Tower
Take Dad & Joyce to Wimbledon – all expenses paid
Body surf at Nai Harn in Thailand
Skinny dip at midnight in Fiji
Learn a dance from Madonna
Attend Sundance Film Fest
Dance the salsa in Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Hire a full-time chef
Meet Nick Simmons
See Widespread Panic at Red Rocks
95. See the musical WICKED
92. Learn to cook pancakes like Nanny.[September 2009]
16. Go horseback riding on a beach [Turks & Caicos 2007]
17. Go skiing in Colorado. [March 2008 and 2009]
22. Ride the PCH in a convertible [June 2005]
41. Run a half marathon. [June 2006 + November 2008/2009]
See the Oprah Show [January 2009]
68. Finish a triathalon. [September 2008, May 2009, September 2009]
Back in 2005, when it was drafted, I knew about triathlons - but had never contemplated a marathon, much less an ironman. Neither were on the list! I realized that there are a couple of these I can do this year and a couple that will never happen. I'll let you know when I revise the list. What's on your list?