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Bucket List

  • Get a novel published.
  • Win a prestigious award for one of my books.

  • Go swimming with dolphins.
  • Ride an elephant.

  • ✔ Skinny dip.
  • Ride a hot air balloon over Gatlinburg (or another mountainous region).
  • Make my own piñata.
  • Go grape stomping.
  • Touch the inside of a wave.
  • Go on a multi-day back-country hike.
  • Hike part of the Appalachian Trail.
  • Trek part of the Inca Trail.
  • Sleep in a proper castle.
  • Attend at least one major sporting event: the Olympics, the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Super Bowl, or something along those lines.

  • ✔ See sundogs.
  • Watch the sun rise over the ocean.
  • Watch the sun rise over mountains.
  • See the green flash.
  • Watch a space shuttle launch.

See live:

  • ✔ The Pixies
  • ✔ The Breeders
  • ✔ Sonic Youth
  • ✔ Radiohead
  • R.E.M.

  • See Stonehenge.
  • See the Pyramids.
  • Visit ōkunoshima (“Rabbit Island”) in Japan.
  • Eat escargots in Paris.
  • Go on a Venice boat ride.
  • Drive the Autobahn.
  • See The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen.
  • Party in Vegas.
  • Celebrate New Year’s Eve in NYC.
  • ✔ Go to Bonnaroo.
  • Go to Burning Man.
  • Go to SXSW in Austin.
  • Go to Comic Con.
  • Go to Dragoncon.
  • Go to Worldcon.

Visit all the Canadian provinces and territories:

  • ✔ Newfoundland & Labrador
  • ✔ Nova Scotia
  • ✔ New Brunswick
  • ✔ Prince Edward Island
  • ✔ Quebec
  • ✔ Ontario
  • ✔ Manitoba
  • ✔ Saskatchewan
  • ✔ Alberta
  • ✔ British Columbia
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut
  • Yukon Territory

Visit all the U.S. states:

  • ✔ Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • ✔ Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • ✔ Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • ✔ District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • ✔ Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • ✔ Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • ✔ Maine
  • Maryland
  • ✔ Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • ✔ Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • ✔ New Hampshire
  • ✔ New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • ✔ New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • ✔ Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • ✔ Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • ✔ Tennessee
  • ✔ Texas
  • Utah
  • ✔ Vermont
  • ✔ Virginia
  • Washington
  • ✔ West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Set foot on each of the seven continents:

  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Antarctica
  • Australia
  • ✔ Europe
  • ✔ North America
  • South America
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