The List – Completed

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

2017 (2 items)

  1. Get a new sink for the main floor bathroom.
  2. Update plumbing in both bathrooms.

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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