The List

Because I’m an a place for everything and everything in its place kind of man, I decided a while back that my Not-So-Bucket-List needed an overhaul. At over 300 items, some of which were complete, some of which were not, it was clearly out of hand. 

As such, I’ve decided to take action with my New And Improved Not So Bucket List. Naturally, the list comes with categories! But wait, that’s not all – the categories are also alphabetized. Scienticians suggest that alphabetized categories are about 315% better than non-alphabetized lists.

The categories include Academic, Adventure, Culinary, Culture, Exercise, Finances, House, Other, Reading/Writing, and Travel related items.

To keep things clean and oh-so-organized, completed items will be moved to the Completed List – which is organized by year and date that an activity is completed.

Academic

  1. Publish 5 articles in 1 year.
  2. Publish 10 articles in 1 year.
  3. Publish with Steph.
  4. Publish with Gerarda.
  5. Publish with Beth.
  6. Publish with Justin.
  7. Publish with Corey again.
  8. Publish with Oliver.
  9. Publish with Mike.
  10. Graduate my first Ph.D. student.

Adventure

  1. Bungee jump. (12/05/12)
  2. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and go on safari. (12/05/12)
  3. Hang glide. (12/05/13)
  4. No pants subway ride. (28/09/13)
  5. La Tomatina (tomato fight), Brunal, Spain. (28/09/13)
  6. Cage dive with sharks. (28/09/13)
  7. Go to a shooting range. (28/09/13)
  8. Polar bear swim. (12/05/13)
  9. Attend Carnival in Brazil. (28/09/13)
  10. Go Scuba diving. (10/01/14)
  11. Go Zorbing. (10/01/14)
  12. Get Scuba license. (10/01/14)
  13. Ride an elephant. (22/11/13)
  14. Climb Moose Mountain. (30/10/13)
  15. Skydive solo. (30/10/13)
  16. Swim in the Indian Ocean. (21/01/14)
  17. Swim in the Pacific Ocean again. (21/01/14)
  18. Swim in the Atlantic Ocean again. (21/01/14)
  19. Swim in the Arctic Ocean. (21/01/14)
  20. Swim in the Southern Ocean. (21/01/14)
  21. Paraglide. (21/01/14)
  22. Ride a camel. (21/01/14)
  23. Go white water rafting. (21/03/14)
  24. Extreme Ridge Path in Hawaii. (19/04/14)
  25. Rappel into the Lost World Cave in New Zealand’s northern island. (28/09/14)
  26. Go on a hot air balloon ride. (01/10/14)
  27. Go dog sledding. (01/10/14)
  28. Hike the West Coast trail. (01/10/14)
  29. Climb Mount Rundle with Rick (05/14/15)
  30. Climb Mount Assiniboine (05/14/15)
  31. Visit Victoria Falls and swim in the Devil’s Pool (18/04/15)
  32. Skydive in a squirrel suit (18/04/15)
  33. Climb Mount Temple (16/06/15)
  34. Climb Castle Mountain (31/12/16)
  35. Climb Fortress Mountain (31/12/16)
  36. Hike or Backpack Deception Pass (31/12/16)
  37. Rock Climb at Lake Louise (16/06/15)
  38. Go paddle surfing (16/06/15)
  39. Go rappelling again (16/06/15)
  40. Skydive again. (04/08/15)
  41. Epic rope swing. (20/09/15)
  42. Go winter kiting. (20/09/15)
  43. Take a mountaineering course. (20/09/15)

Culinary

  1. Have a tequila tasting night. (12/05/12)
  2. Have the rents over for a home cooked meal. (12/05/12)
  3. Learn to cook a good fish dish. (12/05/12)
  4. Learn to cook coque-au-vin. (12/05/12)
  5. Learn to cook Goulash. (12/05/12)
  6. Learn to cook lamb medallions. (12/05/12)
  7. Learn to cook lamb vindaloo. (12/05/12)
  8. Learn to make chocolate tofu cheesecake. (12/05/12)
  9. Learn to make 2 types of bread. (28/09/13)
  10. Learn to make pasta from scratch. (28/09/13)
  11. Learn to bake or cook 6 new things. (31/12/17)

Culture

  1. Niagara wine tour. (12/05/13)
  2. See an opera. (12/05/12)
  3. See Adele in concert. (21/01/14)
  4. See Ricky Gervais perform. (03/10/15)
  5. See Florence and the Machine in concert. (24/09/15)
  6. See a concert at Royal Albert Hall. (24/09/15)
  7. See Tori Amos in concert again. (24/09/15)
  8. See Sarah McLachlan in concert again. (24/09/15)
  9. See Mumford & Sons in concert. (24/09/15)
  10. See Loreena McKennitt in concert again. (24/09/15)

Exercise

  1. Insane 10K race. (12/05/12)
  2. Not Since Moses Race in Nova Scotia. (12/05/13)
  3. Buy an indoor bike attachment for winter biking. (12/05/12)
  4. Bike 160K. (12/05/12)
  5. Complete 60 push ups in a row. (12/05/12)
  6. Complete 80 push ups in a row. (12/05/12)
  7. Complete 100 push ups in a row. (12/05/12)
  8. Complete 4 consecutive sets of 4 pull ups. (12/05/12)
  9. Complete 4 consecutive sets of 6 pull ups. (12/05/12)
  10. Complete 4 consecutive sets of 8 pull ups. (12/05/12)
  11. Complete 4 consecutive sets of 10 pull ups. (12/05/12)
  12. Complete 4 consecutive sets of 10 chin ups. (12/05/12)
  13. Develop abs; clearly subjective. (12/05/12)
  14. Do another 30-day hot yoga challenge. (28/09/13)
  15. Do the CN Tower climb again, sub 16 minutes. (21/01/14)
  16. Do the CN Tower climb twice in one day. (21/03/14)
  17. Run a 50k. (21/02/14)
  18. Run 5km in under 20 minutes. (5/04/14)
  19. Bike 30km in under 60 minutes. (5/04/14)
  20. Bike 100km. (5/04/14)
  21. Run in Central Park. (15/09/14)
  22. Determine V02 Max. (02/18/15)
  23. Run from Canmore to Banff. (05/14/15)
  24. Register and run in 12 races in 1 year. (01/18/15)
  25. Run 1000 km in 1 year. (02/03/15)
  26. Run 1000 miles (1610 km) in 1 year. (02/03/15)
  27. Ride the GranFondo Banff (20/06/15)
  28. Run at least one marathon in each of the Canadian provinces or territories. (01/11/2017)
  29. Bike 1000 km in 1 year. (07/09/15)
  30. Bike 1610 km in 1 year. (07/09/15)
  31. Bike 2200 km in 1 year. (07/09/15)
  32. Run 24 half-marathons in a year. (20/09/15)
  33. Walk 1610 km in 1 year. (20/09/15)
  34. Run 4 marathons in 1 year. (20/09/15)
  35. Run more than 5 half marathons (or greater) in 2017.
  36. Run at least 1 marathon in 2017.

Finances

  1. Increase net worth by $30000 in 2017. (31/12/16)

House

  1. Paint my guest bedroom. (12/05/12)
  2. Install hardwood floors in my bedroom. (31/12/13)
  3. Install hardwood floors in the guest bedroom. (31/12/13)
  4. Renovate the laundry room. (31/12/13)
  5. Install new lighting for the kitchen. (31/12/13)
  6. Install new lighting in the main floor bathroom. (31/12/13)
  7. Install new fixtures for the main floor bathroom. (31/12/13)
  8. Install a backsplash in the kitchen. (31/12/13)
  9. Install a wine rack in the kitchen. (31/12/13)
  10. Buy new energy saving appliances for the kitchen. (23/09/15)
  11. Paint the upstairs bathroom. (31/12/13)
  12. Install new countertop in the upstairs bathroom. (31/12/13)
  13. Install new sink and fixtures in the upstairs bathroom. (31/12/13)

Other

  1. Paint a wall with chalkboard paint or set up a plexiglass wall in my office. (12/05/12)
  2. Watch 150 movies on IMBD top 250. (28/09/13) [Movies]
  3. Learn to do a handstand. (28/09/13)
  4. Learn to walk on my hands. (30/10/13)
  5. Drink 100 pints of Guinness as per The Dead Poet Challenge. (22/11/13) [I Ate New York]
  6. Complete more than 20 items on this list in 2017. (31/12/16)

Reading/Writing

  1. Read 6 novels in 2017. (31/12/17)
  2. Publish at least 20 posts on my Prof Blog in 2017. (31/12/17)
  3. Publish at least 20 posts on the SoCS Blog in 2017. (31/12/17)
  4. Publish at least 52 posts on ConsumedByWanderlust Blog in 2017. (31/12/17)
  5. Publish at least 10 posts on Farm To Fork Blog in 2017. (31/12/17)

Travel

  1. Travel to at least 1 Canadian Territory. (12/05/12)
  2. Travel to Iceland, the UK, or Ireland (12/05/12)
  3. Travel to New Brunswick. (12/05/12)
  4. Travel to Prince Edward Island. (12/05/12)
  5. Travel to Portugal, or Andorra. (12/05/12)
  6. Travel to Quebec City again. (12/05/12)
  7. Travel to Saskatchewan. (12/05/12)
  8. Travel to South or Central America again. (12/05/12)
  9. Travel to the Caribbean again. (12/05/12)
  10. Travel to the Galapagos. (28/09/13)
  11. Travel to the Taj Mahal. (28/09/13)
  12. Travel to Angkor Wat. (28/09/13)
  13. Travel to Germany for Oktoberfest. (28/09/13)
  14. Travel to Kruger National Park for Safari. (28/09/13)
  15. Travel to Petra. (28/09/13)
  16. Travel to Christ the Redeemer. (28/09/13)
  17. Travel to Alhambra. (30/10/13)
  18. Travel to London. (30/10/13)
  19. Travel to Honduras again. (30/10/13)
  20. Travel to Costa Rica. (30/10/13)
  21. Travel to Argentina. (30/10/13)
  22. Travel to Chile. (30/10/13)
  23. Travel to Peru again. (18/11/13)
  24. Travel to Poland. (21/03/14)
  25. Travel to Hungary. (21/03/14)
  26. Travel to Turkey. (21/03/14)
  27. Travel to Greece. (21/03/14)
  28. Travel to Serbia. (21/03/14)
  29. Travel to Slovakia. (21/03/14)
  30. Travel to Bulgaria. (21/03/14)
  31. Travel to Sweden. (21/03/14)
  32. Travel to Norway. (21/03/14)
  33. Travel to Finland. (21/03/14)
  34. Travel to Denmark. (21/03/14)
  35. Travel to Scotland. (21/03/14)
  36. Travel to Ireland. (21/03/14)
  37. Travel to England. (21/03/14)
  38. Travel to Thailand. (21/04/14)
  39. Travel to Hong Kong. (21/04/14)
  40. Travel to Cambodia. (21/04/14)
  41. Travel to Indonesia. (21/04/14)
  42. Travel to India. (21/04/14)
  43. Travel to Pakistan. (21/04/14)
  44. Travel to Mongolia. (21/04/14)
  45. Travel to New Zealand. (21/04/14)
  46. Travel to Australia. (21/04/14)
  47. Travel to Vietnam. (21/04/14)
  48. Travel with Matt again. (21/03/14)
  49. Travel with Rob again. (21/03/14)
  50. Travel to Ethiopia. (21/03/14)
  51. Travel to Japan. (21/03/14)
  52. Travel with Jana & Joni again. (5/04/14)
  53. Travel to visit Arlene. (18/09/14)
  54. Travel with Aqleema. (24/09/14)
  55. Visit Chicago with Aidan. (24/09/14)
  56. Travel to Boston. (26/04/17)
  57. Travel to Seattle. (26/04/17)
  58. Travel to San Francisco. (26/04/17)
  59. Travel to Los Angeles. (26/04/17)
  60. Travel to five of the seven continents in one year.
  61. Travel to all of the continents.
  62. Travel the circumference of the earth each year for four years.
  63. Travel the circumference of the earth each year for five years.
  64. Travel thrice the circumference of the earth in a year.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. aqcentric says:

    Love #15 and 16 under Adventure and they share the same “goal date”. Should I croak during the first, the second immediately gets crossed off. YAY being proactive!

  2. You are my new hero! Don’t worry though I’m not a big fan of putting people on pedestals, so there is no pressure that comes with this title, just wonder, awe and inspiration. You rock Dan!

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