Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. Michael Jordan
I believe I will add "Be Like Mike" to my list.
As it turns out, my first post got me some connections to get one of my items completed. My cousin told me about this rad outdoor conference dealie that has a session on dog sledding. AND on skijoring, archery, surviving a winter night outside, and a bunch of other things assumably way beyond my skill level. Neat-o.
So moving on, I realized that it's a bit more difficult to use photos to make the pics for items on my bucket list not yet completed.... since obviously I haven't done them yet, so how would I take the pic? So I had to get creative, and by creative I mean be as lazy as possible. My photography style is getting dangerously close to my writing style- which I'm guessing is pretty nonsensical as I'm trying to watch Sin City while writing this. THAT'S a movie with some cool style. BOOSH.
So three more items ANDHERETHEYARE!!!:
Also- I'm doubting I would do either of these on a Tri-Bike, but I just like taking pics of my superfantastic bike.
So, still waiting for anyone else's bucket list items? Because I plan to steal them.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Some need a bit of editing- like bungee jumping in Australia. I added that after seeing a special about the first commercial bungee site in Queenstown, and I was confused. Because that's in NZ. Otherwise, I've got quite a bit of work to do! I begin with a few of the items already completed.
Anyone have any cool items on their bucket list already crossed off??
So there's still quite a bit on the list to work on... and while we're on the subject- does anyone know someone with a bunch of huskies and a sled to lend me? Or a helicopter? Let's make this a team operation. I will totally help you with your list items if they involve drinking a lot in St. Paul, accidentally lighting things on fire, or sitting around on a couch watching movies.
In an attempt to avoid doing any real work today- which as it turns out, involves a great deal of work hiding my contempt for my current place of employment- I ran across one of those websites where people upload pictures for people to comment on... like a G rated Imgur, you could say. On this site one of the links was a bunch of items on someone’s bucket list, ideas listed over stock photos. Both the ideas and the photos I found (very snarkishly) incredibly lame. My need to keep moving mixed with my ridiculously competitive nature led me to the idea of creating my own bucket list- using items from a list I've kept up for about 7 years (transferred from a list I began in middle school) of everything I hope to do before I die. I won't be posting my first photo/list item quite yet- as I'm at work and don't have my camera. In fact, I don't even know where the House camera is, because damn it, a staff fucking lost it again. But now you've got something to look forward to! You lucky bastards. If Being Wowed By a Mediocre Blogger's Bucket List is on your own bucket list, you will soon be able to check the shit out of that item. And also- if reading profanities is on there as well.... YOU'RE WELCOME.
“God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die.”
Sunday, January 15, 2012
And there's sheep.
When George Bernard Shaw visited New Zealand a reporter asked him his impression of the place and, after a pause, Shaw is said to have replied: "Altogether too many sheep"
Monday, January 9, 2012
“All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.” – Paul Fussell
Oh geez, now it's even later, my apartment is still pretty gross, and I'm still drowning in memories. However, if this at all makes you want to cruise around to some unexpectedly beautiful, life-changing locations- then I have done my job. And if you choose the Tanz- want a friend to go with you???
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
It's a great time of year to find lots of 'best of' shenanigans. So I decided to cruise through some of the best of the year lists for photos, and for the most part became massively depressed. So instead of pulling which pictures were the best in my opinion, I chose a few that didn't make me want to run off and join a pack of wolves. Also, this may seem a bit redundant, as a few posts ago I tossed a few links out to some amazing collections, but this is the lazy persons version. You can enjoy a few without the work of clicking a link. You're welcome.
I would really like to go to this place. If only it wasn't a seafood restaurant. Looks rad, though.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The Earth is yet again in the same place it was 365 days ago, and for this, we drink ourselves stupid. To be followed up by a list of things we plan to change about ourselves, but never really get to because, let's face it- we're all too hungover on the first and that's a rotten way to start out any kind of transformation. But then again, I'm perfect, so I've never had that problem.
But seeing as this was originally supposed to be some sort of photography blog (which has begun to get a bit redonk as of late... or as of the beginning) I will include a few of my favorite new year's pictures. by a few, I mean three. That's all you punk asses get. Oh, okay, I'll share my resolutions too.
ONE: learn, to use commas correctly.
TWO: fucking swear less
THREE: edit. proofread. anything.
FOUR: make millions of dollars to somehow counteract the millions of nothing I have.
FIVE: work on that whole personal hygiene thing.
and SIX: post some damn pictures.
I enjoy this picture since it's pretty classic New Year's. A little cham-pagan.
And it's at the LBJ, which is a pretty rad place to be.
Upon review, this really could be any night. But it was from this new years, and makes me laugh- so enjoy.
I SAID ENJOY.
Again, this could really be any night. But I do enjoy reposting this as much as possible to destroy what professional reputation my brother has at all.
Have a super duper 2012, to the two, maybe three people that will read this. Make it your best year so far :)