The List – Completed

All the classy bitches drink mountain top scotch.
All the classy bitches drink mountaintop scotch.

Welcome to the Been-There-Done-That version of my Not-So-Bucket-List.

So what exactly is the Been-There-Done-That version of my Not-So-Bucket-List?

Simply put, it’s a list of all of the things on my Not-So-Bucket-List that I have accomplished since I started recording my half-baked ideas, schemes, adventures, and shenanigans.

The list is organized chronologically (and is left uncategorized). The most recent items are listed first and progress back to the old-time-y days of 2009. The dates are listed as dd/mm/yy. Where possible, I have included a link to a post on the blog that describes said half-baked idea, scheme, adventure, or shenanigan. Of course, not all of the items are discussed in detail on the list as they are rather mundane.

2018 (3 items)

2017 (34 items)

  1. Get a new sink for the main floor bathroom.
  2. Update plumbing in both bathrooms.
  3. Travel the circumference of the earth each year for four years. (08/26/17)
  4. Travel twice the circumference of the earth each year for three years.
  5. Travel to China again (09/07/17)
  6. Travel somewhere so far away for a weekend so that friends say What are you thinking? (09/07/17)
  7. Increase net worth by $30,000 in 2017. (31/12/17)
  8. Publish at least 20 posts on my Prof Blog in 2017. (31/12/17)
  9. Publish at least 20 posts on the SoCS Blog in 2017. (31/12/17)
  10. Publish at least 52 posts on ConsumedByWanderlust Blog in 2017. (31/12/17) [Only 49, but calling this a win]
  11. Publish at least 20 posts on the PSEER website in 2017 (31/12/17)
  12. Travel to New Brunswick. (12/05/12)
  13. Travel to Quebec City again. (12/05/12)
  14. Travel to London. (30/10/13)
  15. Travel to Liverpool.
  16. Travel to Glasgow.
  17. Travel to Edinburgh.
  18. Travel to Leeds.
  19. Travel to Swansea.
  20. Travel to Scotland again. (21/03/14)
  21. Travel to England. (21/03/14)
  22. Travel to Iceland, the UK, or Ireland (12/05/12)
  23. Visit Vancouver again.
  24. Visit Halifax again.
  25. Travel with Corey again.
  26. See Stonehenge.
  27. See the Rosetta Stone.
  28. Get promotion.
  29. Get tenure.
  30. Get a new couch.
  31. Curate @RealScientists
  32. Eat raw seal meat.
  33. Publish with Mike Y.
  34. Complete more than 20 items on my list in 2017. (31/12/17)

2016 (22 items)

  1. Complete more than 20 items on this list in 2016. (12/31/2016)
  2. Travel to five of the seven continents. (08/31/2016)
  3. Publish at least 20 posts on my Prof Blog in 2016. (12/23/2016)
  4. Increase net worth by $25000 in 2016. (12/31/2016)
  5. Publish at least 20 posts on the SoCS Blog in 2016. (08/28/2016)
  6. Publish at least 52 posts on ConsumedByWanderlust Blog in 2016. (08/28/16)
  7. Climb Chester Mountain. (08/28/16)
  8. Climb Moose Mountain. (08/28/16)
  9. Climb Grizzly Ridge. (08/28/16)
  10. Travel to four continents in one year. (08/28/16)
  11. Travel to four continents. (08/28/16)
  12. Travel twice the circumference of the earth in a year. (08/28/16)
  13. Travel the circumference of the earth each year for three years. (07/16/16)
  14. Go on Safari. (O7/16/16)
  15. Travel to Malawi. (07/09/16)
  16. Travel to Spain. (06/14/16)
  17. Travel to France again. (06/08/16)
  18. Have 2 scotch tastings, with blog posts detailing the results. [Scotchy Scotchy Scotch, Scotland – The Land Where Scotch Grows I & II] (06/06/16)
  19. Travel to Scotland. (06/05/16)
  20. Publish with Sho. (01/06/16)
  21. Publish with Jessica. (01/06/16)
  22. Go ice-fishing. (20/02/16)

2015 (21 items)

  1. Publish with Corey. (31/12/15)
  2. Publish with Tim. (10/13/15)
  3. Climb the Middle Sister. (08/23/15)
  4. Climb Mount Rundle. (08/23/15)
  5. Travel to France again. (12/20/15)
  6. Travel to Belgium again. (12/22/15)
  7. Travel to Netherlands again. (12/27/15)
  8. Travel to Newfoundland & Labrador again. (10/23/15)
  9. Travel to New York again. (03/25/15)
  10. See Hedwig & the Angry Inch in NYC. (03/25/15)
  11. Visit Peter. (03/25/15)
  12. Travel to the Canadian Arctic. (10/23/15)
  13. Eat seal meat. (10/23/15)
  14. Visit Dr. Beth. (06/23/15)
  15. Visit Dr. Beth again. (6/12/15)
  16. Travel more than the circumference of the earth. (12/31/15)
  17. Raise over $10000 for charity & not-for-profits. (12/31/15)
  18. Increase my net worth in 2015. (12/31/15)
  19. Travel with Gerarda again. (12/22/15)
  20. Be an invited speaker. (10/09/15)
  21. Have my position converted from contract to regular. (06/08/15)

2014 (18 items)

  1. Graduate my first MSc. student – Justin Angevaare 2014. (24/09/15)
  2. Climb Huashan and do the plank walk (the world’s most dangerous hike), 15/07/14. (20/09/15) [Conquering Huashan Part I, Part II, Part III]
  3. Travel to Asia, 29/06/14. (12/05/12) [China By The Numbers]
  4. Travel to China, 29/06/14. (12/05/12) [China By The Numbers]
  5. Travel to the Great Wall of China, 29/07/14. (28/09/13)
  6. Travel at least 20037.58 km – half the circumference of the earth – by plane in 1 year, 31/07/14. (18/09/14) [China By The Numbers]
  7. Eat a spider, 27/07/14. [Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Deep Fried] – * Note – this wasn’t on my original list but since it was rather epic I decided it deserved a spot here.
  8. Ride a high speed train. 23/07/14. [Hello Beijing]
  9. Climb Mount Baldy. 28/08/14.
  10. Climb Mount Lady MacDonald. 30/08/14. [Curse You Temple]
  11. See Stevie Wonder in concert with Gerarda. (25/11/14) [Because Stevie]
  12. Submit at least 5 papers for peer review in 2015. 31/12/15 (31/12/15)
  13. Climb a 14er. 26/12/14. (02/10/15) [Because Everest Base Camp]
  14. Increase net worth by $10000 in 2014. 31/12/14. (31/12/14)
  15. Publish at least 20 posts on the SoCS Blog in 2014. 31/12/14. (31/12/14)
  16. Travel to Mt. Everest base camp. 26/12/14. (28/09/13) [Because Everest Base Camp]
  17. Travel to Nepal. 26/12/14. (21/04/14)  [Because Everest Base Camp]
  18. Travel at least 40075.16 km – the circumference of the earth – by plane in 1 year. 31/12/14 (18/09/14) [Because 2014 Is So Last Year]

2013 (21 items)

  1. Submit at least 5 papers for peer review in 2013, 31/12/2013. (31/12/2013)
  2. Do another adventure in New York with Steph & Gerarda, 13/12/2013. (17/08/14)
  3. Climb Mount Sparrowhawk with Rick, 02/09/2013. (05/14/15) [Sparrowhawk Down]
  4. Climb Mount Indefatigable, 31/08/2013. (16/06/15) [Falling To My Death? Not Today Indefatigable. Not Today.]
  5. Paint the kitchen, 01/08/2013. (12/05/12)
  6. Paint the main floor bathroom, 01/08/2013. (12/05/12)
  7. Paint the kitchen cabinets, 01/08/2013. (12/05/12)
  8. Install new lighting in the foyer, 01/08/2013. (12/05/12)
  9. Paint the cabinets in the main floor bathroom, 01/08/2013. (12/05/12)
  10. Remove cabinets in the kitchen, 01/08/2013. (12/05/12)
  11. Run 18 half-marathons in a year, 29/12/2013. (20/09/15) [What 2013 Has Taught Me]
  12. Determine my body fat percentage, 01/07/2013. (02/18/15) [It was 12.5%]
  13. Skydive with Aqleema, 04/27/13. (30/10/13) [Just A Wee Dive]
  14. Travel to Las Vegas, 08/03/13. (28/09/13) [I May Have Broken The Law]
  15. Hold a Tarantula, 01/03/13. (never) [Don’t Write That Obit Just Yet]
  16. Travel to New York City in 2013, 18/02/13. (31/12/13) [Let The Shenanigans Begin]
  17. Run at least 1 marathon outside of Ontario in 2013, 13/01/13. (31/12/13) [RIP Goofy] – Hmmm, this wasn’t intended to be this easy. I’m going to add another item – 2 marathons outside of Ontario in 2013.
  18. Run 3 Marathons in one year, 13/01/13. (16/04/14) [So. Freaking. Amazing.Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad, Elliot Seems Pleased]
  19. Goofy Race, 13/01/13. (05/14/15) [RIP Goofy]
  20. See my treadmill hit 1000 miles, 02/01/13. (31/12/13) [Off To A Good Start]
  21. Set up new budget for 2013, 01/01/13. (31/12/13)

2012 (33 items)

  1. Double my net worth in 2012, 31/12/12. (01/10/14)
  2. Reduce debt by at least $15000 in 2012, 31/12/12. (01/10/14)
  3. Walk 1500 km in 1 year, 31/12/12. (07/09/15)
  4. Set up washer and dryer, 25/12/12. (31/12/13)
  5. Write at least 365 blog entries in 2012 (includes personal, professional, and guest blogs). 20/12/12 (31/12/12) [365 Post Challenge]
  6. Buy a new bottle of scotch for each and every month of 2012, 09/12/12. (31/12/12) [Scotchy Scotchy Scotch]
  7. Run 1 half marathon (or greater) per month for a year, 09/12/12 (12/03/15) [Un-Impossible]
  8. Buy new energy-saving appliances, 12/11/12. (12/05/12) [I Can Lose Socks Again]
  9. Replace the carpet in the living room with hardwood, 05/11/12. (12/05/12) [I’m An Adult Now]
  10. Cancel Rogers cable, 01/11/12 (03/11/15)
  11. Learn to make dairy free pumpkin pie, 07/10/12. (30/06/14) [The Tastiest Challenge]
  12. Raise over $1000 for charity, 03/09/12. *Note: this was originally for BBBS Bowl-a-thon, but I’ve opted to generalize* (12/05/12) [Big Mountain Challenge – Complete]
  13. Climb Sulphur Mountain, 03/09/12 (16/06/15) [Big Mountain Challenge – Complete]
  14. Do the Tea House Challenge at Lake Louise, 01/09/12 (16/06/15) [What We Do For Magnets]
  15. Climb Saddleback Mountain, 31/08/12 (16/06/15) [Grizzlies – Smarter Than Your Average Bear]
  16. Climb Mount Fairview, 31/08/12 (16/06/15) [Grizzlies – Smarter Than Your Average Bear]
  17. Climb Cascade Mountain, 28/08/12 (16/06/15) [The Conquering Of Cascade Mountain]
  18. CN Tower Edge Walk, 19/08/12 (16/06/15) [The Edge Walk]
  19. Walk on the outside of the CN Tower, 19/08/12 (16/06/15) [The Edge Walk]
  20. Fix the carpet in the upstairs hall, 14/08/12. (12/05/12)
  21. Bike 80K, 22/07/12. (12/05/12) [Another One Bites The Dust]
  22. Skydive with Rick again, 08/06/12. (30/10/13) [The First Step Is A Big One]
  23. Zip line again, 02/06/12. (12/05/12) [Feeling Zippy]
  24. Run 2 Marathons in 1 month, 27/05/12. (24/09/14) [So. Freaking. Amazing.Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad]
  25. Renew my mortgage and reduce amortization period by at least 5 years, 18/05/12. (01/10/14) [Wanderlusting Monies]
  26. Run another Marathon, sub 4 hours, 06/05/12. (21/03/14) [So. Freaking. Amazing.]
  27. Run another Marathon, 06/05/12. (21/02/14) [So. Freaking. Amazing.]
  28. Run a 1/2 marathon again, 15/04/12. (12/05/13) [A Surprising Number Of Nice Bums]
  29. Sign up for RunKeeper Elite and broadcast a race, 25/03/12  (26/09/14)  [Amazeballs And Awesomesauce]
  30. Run, 30k Around the Bay, 25/03/12. (12/05/13) [Amazeballs And Awesomesauce]
  31. Go bobsledding or luging, 26/02/12. (01/10/14) [My Everything Hurts And I Couldn’t Be Happier]
  32. Winter Ice Climbing, 25/02/12. (29/07/14) [How I Learned To Hump Ice.]
  33. Publish with Rick, 21/02/12. (17/04/14) [A Cruel Master]

2011 (40 items)

  1. Travel once per month for 12 months, 21/12/11. (21/01/14) [Twelve Trips, Twelve Months]
  2. Travel to visit Arlene, 19/12/11. (12/05/12) [Awesome, Or Something Else]
  3. See Tori Amos in concert, 08/12/11. (12/05/12) [An Evening With Awesome Times TwoThree Violins, A Cello, A Piano, And Tori]
  4. Buy a $100+ bottle of port and drink it with Gerarda & Alan, 20/11/11. (12/05/12) [30 Never Tasted So Sweet]
  5. Save $500 in change, 09/11/11. (12/05/12) [How To Break Even With 39 And 60]
  6. Learn to make dairy free banana bread, 9/11/11. (12/05/12) [Awesome Smells Like Banana Bread]
  7. Try 30 new wines, 08/11/11. (28/09/13) [Wines]
  8. Go Caving, 24/10/11. (19/07/14) [It’s A Dark Wet Hole. It Must Be Fun.]
  9. Travel with Rick again, again, 24/10/11. (21/01/14) [It’s A Dark Wet Hole. It Must Be Fun.]
  10. Travel to Vancouver to visit Beth again, 19/10/11. (12/05/12) [Dear Victoria, The Doctors Are In You]
  11. Buy a new camera, 30/07/11. (12/05/12) [How To Break Even With 39 And 60]
  12. Travel to Chicago to visit Ben again, 29/07/11. (12/05/12) [Chicago – My Kind Of TownAttack of the 26 Foot Woman, ]
  13. Publish 3 articles in 1 year, 20/07/11. (12/05/12) [Down Goes Number 3]
  14. Run 5km in under 21 minutes, 19/07/11. (5/04/14) [Runkeeper Activity Log]
  15. Run 5K in under 22 minutes, 11/07/11. (12/05/12) [Doing A Happy DanceRunKeeper Activity Log]
  16. Bike 20km in under 40 minutes, 9/07/11. (5/04/14) [Runkeeper Activity Log – km 7 to 26]
  17. Bike 10km in under 20 minutes, 9/07/11. (5/04/14) [Runkeeper Activity Log – km 7 to 16]
  18. Bike 60K, 01/07/11. (12/05/12) [RunKeep Activity Log 123 & Tweet]
  19. Travel to Nova Scotia, 12/06/11. (12/05/12) [Let The Nerdfest Begin: An Update From Acadia]
  20. Run a marathon, 29/05/11. (12/05/13)
  21. Buy a new road bike, 21/05/11. (12/05/12)
  22. Have a brandy tasting night, 29/04/11. (21/01/14)
  23. Go snowshoeing, 23/04/11. (16/01/14)
  24. Travel to British Columbia, 22/04/11. (12/05/12) [Calgary Adventure: Day 3Dan Has Left The Building]
  25. Travel with Rick again, 22/04/11. (30/10/13) [Calgary Adventure: Day 1-234, and 5]
  26. Travel to Calgary to Visit Rick again, 20/04/11. (30/10/13)
  27. CN Tower Climb again, 14/04/11. (12/05/12) [And The Verdict Is]
  28. See Sarah McLachlan in concert again, 17/03/11. (12/05/12) [The Answer Is: Who Are Viggo Mortensen, Cate Blanchett, And Jodie Foster?]
  29. Complete 4 consecutive sets of 8 chin ups, 12/03/11. (12/05/12)
  30. See a ballet with Steph, 05/03/11. (12/05/12) [Getting My Culture On]
  31. Pay off ~$15000 of my debt excluding mortgage, 22/02/11. (12/05/12) [Adventures In Financial Planning]
  32. Skydive, 28/01/11. (12/05/12) [Adrenaline Smells Like Awesome]
  33. Scuba or snorkel, 24/01/11. (12/05/12) [Mmmm, Hot Koko]
  34. Helicopter ride, 21/01/11. (12/05/13) [Somewhere, Out There, A Fat Lady Is Singing.  Damn.]
  35. Start a blog, 20/01/11. (28/09/13) [Consumed By Wanderlust]
  36. Climb an active volcano, 16/01/11. (12/05/13) [Somewhere, Out There, A Fat Lady Is Singing.  Damn.]
  37. Hike a lava field again, 16/01/11. (12/05/13) [Somewhere, Out There, A Fat Lady Is Singing.  Damn.]
  38. Travel with Rick, 14/01/11. (12/05/12) [Somewhere, Out There, A Fat Lady Is Singing.  Damn.]
  39. Watch Battlestar Galactica Season 1, 04/01/11. (12/05/12)
  40. Find a full-time faculty position – 01/01/11. (12/05/12) [Just Call Me Ass Prof For Short]

2010 (41 items)

  1. Travel to at least 1 of: Prague, Vienna, or Budapest, 31/12/10. (12/05/12)
  2. See a play, 28/12/10. (12/05/12)
  3. Watch Dexter Season 5, 26/12/10. (12/05/12)
  4. Determine net worth, 18/11/10. (12/05/12) [Adventures In Financial Planning]
  5. Set up a budget, 18/11/10. (12/05/12)
  6. Complete the 30 day yoga challenge, 17/11/10. (12/05/12)
  7. Have a wine tasting night, 06/11/10. (12/05/12)
  8. Be an invited speaker to a conference, 31/10/10. (12/05/12) [Dan Has Left The Building]
  9. Get a new light for the upstairs bathroom, 31/10/10. (12/05/12)
  10. Have a scotch tasting night, 30/10/10. (12/05/12)
  11. Run another 1/2 marathon, 17/10/10. (12/05/12) [RunKeeper Activity Log]
  12. Run 5K in under 25 minutes, 28/09/10. (12/05/12) [RunKeeper Activity Log]
  13. Climb another mountain, 07/09/10. (12/05/12)
  14. Glacier walk, 05/09/10. (12/05/12)
  15. Travel to Calgary to visit Rick & Karen, 01/09/10. (12/05/12)
  16. Travel to Alberta, 01/09/10. (12/05/12)
  17. Go on at least 3 dates in as many months, 31/08/10. (12/05/12)
  18. Teach Differential Equations, 16/08/10. (12/05/12)
  19. Bike 50K, 24/07/10. (12/05/12) [RunKeeper Activity Log]
  20. Bike 40K, 18/07/10. (12/05/12) [RunKeeper Activity Log]
  21. Celebrate 35th birthday in another country, 01/07/10. (12/05/12)
  22. Travel to at least 2 of: Prague, Vienna, or Budapest, 01/07/10. (12/05/12)
  23. See a live sex show, 28/06/12. (12/05/12)
  24. Have a PhD prom, 26/06/10. (12/05/12)
  25. Travel with Matt, 26/06/10. (12/05/12)
  26. Buy a tailor-made or fitted suit, 25/06/10. (12/05/12)
  27. Bike 30K, 19/06/10. (12/05/12) [RunKeeper Activity Log]
  28. Go to Hillside with Steph, 12/06/10. (12/05/12)
  29. Run another 10K, 06/06/10. (12/05/12) [RunKeeper Activity Log]
  30. Travel to Manitoba, 18/05/10. (12/05/12)
  31. Finish my PhD, 08/04/10. (12/05/12) [Trust Me, I’m A Doctor]
  32. Have a champagne tasting night, 13/03/10. (12/05/12)
  33. Travel to New York, 18/02/10. (12/05/12) [An Open Letter To New York.  Hint: I Love You]
  34. Travel with Steph & Gerarda again, 18/02/10. (12/05/12)
  35. Go to bed before midnight with at least 6 hrs of sleep for 2 weeks straight, 20/01/10. (12/05/12)
  36. Stop cracking my knuckles and joints for at least a week, 20/01/10. (12/05/12)
  37. Teach my first Statistics course, 11/01/10. (12/05/12)
  38. Complete 4 consecutive sets of 6 chin ups, 10/01/10. (12/05/12)
  39. Complete 4 consecutive sets of 4 chin ups, 07/01/10. (12/05/12)
  40. Go to the symphony again, 02/01/10. (12/05/12)
  41. Watch Dexter Season 4, 01/01/10. (12/05/12)

2009 (14 items)

  1. Travel with Aidan, 22/12/09. (12/05/12)
  2. Travel to Montreal, 25/11/09. (12/05/12)
  3. Have a gin tasting night, 31/10/09. (12/05/12)
  4. Travel to Ottawa to visit Matt & Jhona, 15/10/09. (12/05/12)
  5. Teach the same course twice, 30/09/09. (12/05/12)
  6. Shop at the market 4 Saturdays in a row, 26/09/09. (12/05/12)
  7. Have a port tasting night, 19/09/09. (12/05/12)
  8. Run 10K in 50 minutes, 19/09/09. (12/05/12) [RunKeeper Activity Log]
  9. Run 12K in 60 minutes, 09/09/09. (12/05/12) [RunKeeper Activity Log]
  10. Buy a new MacBook Pro, 08/09/09. (12/05/12)
  11. Have a double bingo scrabble game, 29/08/09. (12/05/12)
  12. Complete 50 push ups in a row, 23/08/09. (12/05/12)
  13. Try yoga or hot yoga, 22/08/09. (12/05/12)
  14. Complete 100 sit ups in a row, 21/08/09. (12/05/12)
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