April 19, 2011

30-something's bucket list: update

Remember my earlier posting last year?  I proclaimed to the internets to do these things before I turn 40.  Not so sure that was a smart move, but...

Why does this list seem way more accomplishable (word?) after 2 glasses of vino?

1.    Fit back into that stellar cocktail dress hanging in my closet.  (You know the one.  The one that’s been hanging there for 6 years because you dropped your entire net worth on it for that one special night and can’t bare to get rid of it).

2.    Make that trip to Costa Rica I’ve always wanted to do.

3.    Find that perfect slice of carrot cake (preferably heated and w/o nuts).

4.    Be a mom.  (Sans ideal man is fine too).

5.    Learn to do the Cha Cha and/or Rumba.

6.    Go camping without a tent and actually sleep under the stars.  (I loathe camping.  I mean really, really loathe camping.)

7.    Run 13.1 miles a 10K - consecutively.  (Let’s be real, 26.2 is just never gonna happen for me).

8.    Rescue another beagle.  CHECK.

9.    Purchase a pair of Jimmy Choo’s at full-price…just because I can.

10.    Rescue a chocolate lab.

11.    Paint a large canvass for my living room.

12.    Invest more into my IRA and ROTH IRA.

13.    Actually keep up with the stock market.

14.    Kiss a sexy Brazilian man…hot.  CHECK.

15.    Complete at least 50 Mensa problems.

16.    Purchase a home...even if it's a fixer-upper.  CHECK.  (officially close 5/19)

17.    Attend a meditation retreat.

18.    Get published.

19.    Live off only one credit card.  CHECK.

20.    Try Botox.  Don't be a hater
I'm AmericanBridget and  I officially have 5 and a half years left.  I better get a move on


  1. I'm really impressed! And if it makes you feel any better, you are WAY more grown-up than me. I am nowhere near owning a home, I barely know what a "ROTH IRA" is, and I wouldn't even know where to find information about the stock market.

    I don't have a bucket list. Perhaps I should consider making one.

  2. you are SUPER grown up! yay to 5/19!

  3. 5/19 is Mr. J's b-day and has always been one of my favourite days, that's good karma right there. Um, kissing a sexy brazilian man seems to require more celebration than just a line through a number on a checklist, like perhaps a revealing blog post about the whole thing ;)

  4. i can help you with that costa rica trip :)