I completely disagree.
A bucket list isn't about "hurling lists into buckets" (somebody fundamentally doesn't understand this concept, I believe).
It's about dreaming, it's about setting goals for yourself and it's about looking forward to life without letting the days get away from you. A bucket list is about making sure that you are making the most of your life.
Nobody wants to be eighty-five years old, on death's doorstep, saying, "I wish I had..." or "I regret that I didn't..."
The whole point of these lists is to (basically) prioritize. If you want to do all these things, don't spend your time and your money on things that you don't want or don't care about.
Without further adieu, I present you with my bucket list:
Visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Do the Book of Mormon tour through Central America
Publish a novel
See a live Broadway show
Fly first class
Take martial arts classes
Learn salsa dancing
Learn to speak Spanish fluently- not just sufficient for work
Take all of our kids camping together
Go to Dragon Con, or Comic Con, some nerdy convention, I haven't picked which
Teach my parents to swing dance
Take each of my boys to the MTC
Visit every branch of the Smithsonian
Tour the White House
Grow a successful vegetable garden- one that I can actually eat from all season long
Run away (drop the kids somewhere, or maybe this will be after they are grown, go to the airport, pick a place and just go... no plans, no reservations, just go)
Travel to Alaska
Anonymously pay for a non-family member to complete a mission or go to college
Join a bowling league
Go ice skating outdoors, in a place where ice would naturally occur (not Mill Avenue***)
Learn to play to guitar
Swim with the dolphins (this was actually planned, and foiled during a trip to Jamaica in 2005)
Run a Disney 5K race
Learn to surf.
Speak/ teach at EFY. In order to do this, I have to submit a video of me teaching the youth, so I need to get called to be a youth teacher or seminary teacher, or something of the like...
Attend an Olympic event
Attend a major league sporting finals/championship (Super Bowl, NBA Finals, etc)
Learn to belly dance
Ride a zip line in a jungle or rainforest
Become a semi-skilled marksman (markswoman?)
See the Egyptian pyramids
Solve the Rubik's cube, and be able to repeat the success
Do a fitness boot camp
Fit back into my size 8's and stay there
*Watch the AFI's greatest films of all time (I've seen a lot of the remakes in addition to the ones crossed off, but I guess I better watch the originals, too)
*Read BBC's list of 100 greatest books
Learn to ride a motorcycle
Rent a fancy sports car and ride the entirety of old Route 66 (alternately, we could do this on motorcycles)
Visit Ellis Island
Go to the top of Empire State Building
Dine at one of those rotating restaurants
Visit Arlington Cemetary
Go SCUBA diving
Be on Jeopardy
Visit Oregon. (JD's extended family lives there)
Visit a Sandals-type resort: a tropical, luxury vacation without children running around... bliss.
Visit a palace
Visit Washington DC.
Take a weekend girls trip with my sisters and do all indulgent, selfish, girly things all weekend long: massages, pedicures, manicures, shopping, eating out, makeovers, etc.
Ride in a hot air balloon
Serve a mission
Go dancing in New York City
*Get a Master's degree
Go hunting with JD
Learn to snowboard
Be entirely, 100% debt free (I REALLY want this one scratched off WAY before I die!)
Take a cruise through the Mediterranean
Take a Disney Cruise
I know it's long... but I'm not even thirty yet. I should have time to get it all done! What about you? What's on your list? If it's too long to put in the comments, write your own post and drop a link to it :)
* these things are in currently in progress