Things to Do Before I Leave

Part of this blog is about the crazy random happenstances that have made up my life the past few years.  Part of that, has been a Bucket List (even though most of the awesome things I have done were not originally on said list).  One of the most awesome things to happen to me has been to get a new job… on a cruise ship.  So while I realize it may be years, or never, before I do most of the things on my Bucket List, I have made a mini list of the things I would like to do, or do once more,  before I leave in April.  So, here is that list:

  1. Gasparilla Parade
  2. Go to Mardi Gras at Universal
  3. Bands, Brews, and BBQ at Busch Gardens/SeaWorld
  4. Go to MOSI
  5. Go to Florida Aquarium
  6. Renn Fest
  7. Go line dancing in Orlando (Cowboy’s, Country Castle, or something)
  8. Go to Renegade’s (WPB)
  9. Go to the Fair or Strawberry Festival
  10. Go to the beach (hey, I’ll be in Alaska for 4 months!)
  11. Visit all my favorite bars/clubs at least once more (Dallas Bull, Round Up, Castle, Zendah Grotto, MacDinton’s)—- This will probably take place in my “going away party week” lol!
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Progress?

Well I may have, or be well on my way to, checking some more things off my list!  #1 (Stand Under a Waterfall)- it’s hard to say whether or not I can quite mark this off yet… when I wrote it I intended it to mean a huge, natural waterfall in a jungle or something.  Technically, however, the little waterfall by the slides at Adventure Island counts as standing under a waterfall.  Perhaps I shall consider it half done.  As far as “dancing in a competition or performance” or “acting in a tv show/movie/play” I will consider these half done as well.  I danced in a small bar competition which will hopefully lead me to dancing in a music video.  I also appeared in a music video as an extra in a crowd.  So neither of these roles earn my name in the credits, but then again, I never specified that they had to.

I also expect that I will be crossing a few other things off my list after my vacation in a few weeks, so alas, progress is being made… even if it is towards nothing!

Not on “The List”

So, in going over my “bucket list”, I realized that, while I have done many awesome things this year (Daytona 500, Laser Tag Rave, Paint Party, etc.) I have not really done much of anything that was actually ON the list.  I did dance on a bar (that was never officially on the list, but has always been on the list in my head…in fact, I shall put it on the list just so I can cross it off).  I also steered a sort-of boat in Missouri.  It was actually a “duck”, and I steered it the way one might say they steered the boat on the Jaws ride… so does that count?  I think I need to edit my list to include some things I might be more likely to actually DO!  So, list re-writing… COMMENCE!

In the mean time, I also realized that it has been a while since I made a playlist for you.  So to fix that, I give you the two country songs that any dancer/musician/lover should appreciate even if they do not like country

 

and…

 

I also give you this which keeps randomly popping into my head…

 

And this, because it was stuck in my head this morning…

…welcome to the chaos that is my mind!

Most Memorable Memories in Life Were Once a Crazy Random Happenstance

A few months ago, I wrote a post about some of my favorite “things” (which were actually more like memories).   Most of these things were not planned, they kind of just happened.  I feel like sometimes someone pushes us to go somewhere because that is where we are supposed to be.  A couple months later, I wrote a post about opening myself up to more unexpected opportunities that could turn into these types of memories.  (P.S. Links to both of those posts are contained within the text!)  I would like to update and expand on both these posts to show that I am somewhat, slowly but surely, allowing myself to take such opportunities.

I would  like to add to my list of favorite memories the Bikini Laser Tag Rave (yes you read that correctly) I attended because I happened to accept a free ticket to a Tampa Bay Storm Game where one of my friends happened to be reading a newspaper that had an article for an event happening the following night which I just happened to have off.  I had always wanted to attend a rave since high school, and this was a good, clean opportunity to do so.  And it was a blast.  I danced until dawn, made new friends, got a free photo shoot, and listened to some great music.  I would also like to add to my favorites list my two recent trips to Daytona.  Both were fairly random and last minute and ended up being tons of fun!  First was the Daytona 500 in February, which I would never have thought to go to until I won tickets and had a blast (and met Brad Paisley).  Second was a mini beach vacation with a friend that seemed to be just what the doctor ordered to add new life to my other wise busy schedule and just happened to fall on my two days off.  So yes, late night road trips, drinking all day, and good music with family and friends.  Sounds like a winning combination to me!

The moral of this post, and a few of my others, is that you never know what life has waiting around the corner.  You can plan all the trips you want, but, at the end of the day, the most memorable ones are the ones you weren’t expecting.  I figure I get particular days off for a reason, meet particular people for a reason, and end up in particular places for a reason.  I may not yet know that reason, but I’m pretty sure part of it is to have fun and enjoy life!

Life Can Be Like A Musical

I just added something to my bucket list today.  #34 on there, be part of a flash mob.  I originally got the idea from a scene in the show Weeds where there’s an awesome flash mob…

and then today I saw a video of this recent local flash mob….

I think the idea of just randomly breaking out into dance to make other people smile is awesome.  Plus, who doesn’t wish life was like a musical where everyone randomly breaks out into song and choreographed dance numbers?!?!?!?

 

Life is All About Building Relationships

If you had to pick one thing to do for the rest of your life, what would it be?

For me, it would depend.  If I had to pick something completely independent of everyone and everything else, I would pick dancing.  If that were one of Dante’s rings of Hell, I would want to be stuck dancing for all of eternity.

But if I had to pick something else, something with maybe more parts to it, I would pick theme park adventures with my wonderful family and friends.  There are numerous theme parks to explore, and lots of people to explore them with.  And I do not know anyone that can not have at east a little fun in a theme park – there’s something for everyone!  If someone would pay me to go to theme parks all the time, I’d do it in a heart beat.  And I don’t even ride roller coasters!!!!

But at the end of the day, they say it’s not what you do that defines you, but your relationships that define you.  I like to think I have a lot of good friends.  They’re like my extended family (which is already quite big simply due to my DNA!) And there is never a shortage of things to do with them.   Honestly, even the most mundane things like grocery shopping or washing the car are way better when you do them with your friends!  I love my friends.  Van Wilder said it best, “Life is about building relationships.”

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