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What’s on Your Bucket List if the World Ends in 2012?

It has been said that on December 21, 2012, the world might come to an end. Some believe that this will actually happen, but some people don’t and will continue living their lives like they always have.

Regardless of your beliefs, a potential apocalypse definitely gives us something to ponder, and it makes us think differently about our lives.

This brings me to the topic of today’s blog post: the “bucket list.” A bucket list is a list of things you’d like to accomplish before you die (it sounds morbid, I know, but it’s actually kind of fun). Whether you’ve actually written yours down or just kept it in your head, we’d probably all enjoy crossing a few things off of our bucket lists.

Also, with possibly only having about 7 months left in the world, it makes us really consider some of the things we would love to do. So, some of us thought it would be entertaining to share one of our bucket list items with the world!

Disclaimer: I must warn you — some of these bucket list items are really cool, but there are some that are really interesting and bizarre. But that is just what makes us really cool here at QLP.

What’s on our bucket lists at Quality Logo Products? Read and learn!

We will start with a co-owner of the company, Bret B. He would be a very happy man if he could get the New CRM Tool live, and have the website redesign completed.

Rachel H: I’d like to travel through Europe with my mom. I spent a few days in London and Cardiff a few years ago and would love to go back. And my mom wants to visit Italy — so we might as well hit up all of Europe while we’re at it!

Anthony G: To have dinner with the president (whoever it may be at the time).

Candice J: I suppose for my bucket list, if the world was ending this year and there was something I wanted to do, it would be to make my daughter happy every day and make every moment with her count. I’m sure it’s not a crazy one, but since my daughter is my world there would be nothing on this Earth that means more to me than that.

Kurt B: Go to Hawaii. But I’d like to teleport there instead of flying, because flying that long a distance over shark-infested waters scares the hell out of me (yeah, I know teleporting could have its dangers, too). Maybe my wife will plan a surprise vacation in which she’ll drug me without me knowing and I just wake up in Hawaii. Hmmm, the only problem is returning home, I’ll know it’s coming….

Joe G.Joe G: Make a movie (or at least be heavily involved in making a movie). And also make the most artistic porn film ever.

Chase P: Win the World Championships of foosball (yes, they exist), win the Lotto, go to Japan (who doesn’t need a little radiation on their lives?), fly a plane upside down through a barn, and buy a lion…cause I want to own the King of the Jungle!

Eric L.Eric L: My recipe for success:

A copy of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” a bottle of ‘Pepto,’ and a ’67 Impala…with Christopher Walken in the passenger’s seat. I can’t possibly think of anyone else that would as amusing a driving companion as him. We’d hit Route 66 and go east to west, chowing-down on the nation’s best grub along the way. And, if we survive the apocalypse, you damn well know I’ll have some really good cocktail party stories from that experience (and possibly a book deal, too). Now, if Chris is unavailable? You’re more than invited, too, Morgan Freeman.

Serenity M: To go scuba diving during a green sea turtle migration, and to start my own CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) organic produce farm.

Leo A:

1) Rob a bank (Who’s going to stop me?)

2) Drive a Bentley (I would probably have to steal that as well)

3) Ask Kim Kardashian to marry me. Then divorce her before the world ends so I can move on to Brooke Burke for my eternal life.

This list is making me look like a delinquent!

Summary: I would like to rob a bank and then drive away with Brooke Burke as my wife in the passenger seat. What a way to go!

Jeff P: I would want to spend a day with Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters. If there’s a cooler rock star around, I’m yet unaware of them! They put on the single greatest concert I’ve ever seen!

Amy S: I want to drive Route 66 from where it begins in Chicago and ends in California. I think that would be a lot of fun, and I’ve heard you see some really interesting things along the way, haha! My other item makes me really silly for even saying it, but I want to go to a firing range and shoot a gun. I don’t care what kind or anything, but I’m just extremely curious what it’s like. And if the world was ending I’d be disappointed I never crossed it off my bucket list. I also really want to go zip lining some time. It seems really scary, but at the same time I think the adrenaline rush would be fantastic afterwards!

Jen F.Jen F: I would like to travel the world and swim with sharks.

Jaimie S: I would love to take a road trip and see so many different things. There is so much I would like to see, and I think a road trip would be the most fun way. Whether it’s with my sister, my whole family, or my closest friends, it would be fun. I’d listen to all my favorite music, travel, and try different kinds of beer from different places. I also think it would be AWESOME to party with Wiz Khalifa, and “live it up like it’s the weekend.”

Lynn B: I would love to go to Brazil.

Jenna M: To get back to and indulge in my teenage angst phase and see Dashboard Confessional live. No matter how old I get Dashboard Confessional will always be my favorite band, and it is essential that I see them at least once before I face my eternal doom. I imagine this concert to be very emotional, borderline spiritual, and I will most likely cry buckets of tears.

Also, to get wrapped inside a human-sized burrito and eat my way out. When posed with the question, “What kind of burrito?” I had to put a lot of thought into it. The tortilla shell would have to be warm and soft like the ones at Taco Bell. I’m nervous about being surrounded by that much of Taco Bell’s fake meat all at once, so I would like the contents of the burrito to consist of chicken, shredded cheese, and sour cream from Chipotle, the salsa to be Aldi brand (That’s my favorite kind of salsa. Judge me.), and I would also like nacho cheese and Baja sauce from Taco Bell. I feel like I’ve got a lot of sauces going on, so let’s throw in some Flamin’ Hot Fritos, too.

Kelly B: I’d backpack around Europe!

Alex B: I want to learn to ride my pet dolphin, Marino. Now, I understand this entails me actually owning a pet dolphin first. And of course, I can’t just own one dolphin. He’ll get lonely. So that means I’d need a second one, named Little Girl Dolphin. The three of us will work, train, and someday before I die, I’ll be able to use my two awesome pet dolphins as water skis and tour Aquariums all over the world putting on a show for the kids, cause children are our future.

I also would want to egg Jennifer Lopez. I want to take an egg, whip it as hard as I can, and have it splatter on J-Lo. There are a couple ways to do this:

The easiest: Write the world’s next Mega-hit television show. The show will reach a “Friends” level of popularity. It’ll be so big, every star will want to make a guest appearance. I’ll write a role for her in which at the end my character (probably a mugger or something, I’ll make it up as I go along) has her alone, and whips an egg at her. The more difficult way involves a complex system of catapults and decoys that cut her off from her security. Once she’s cut off, avoiding very visible booby traps will force her down a dark alley. She’ll run out of places to go once she reaches the end of the alley. A fire escape hangs, but is JUST out of her reach. She looks back in the direction she came and she sees nobody. She’ll breathe a sigh of relief, but as she does, I will pop out from behind a dumpster, armed with one single egg. I wait for a second, just to see the look in her eyes as it sinks in. Once the realization hits her, BAM! Egg splatter.

I then pull out my Batman-style grappling hook and use it to shoot myself up to the rooftop where I will leap from roof to roof until I am safely away, completely satisfied with myself.

Amanda S: I would like to travel to see the pyramids in Egypt, spend time in NYC and LA, and go on a cruise to the Caribbean and one around Alaska.

Ian D: I’d do as many inappropriate things as possible — if the world was ending, then why not?

Jill T: First of all, I’d make damn sure that my novel was finished as soon as possible. Then, I’d throw caution to the wind once and for all and publish it like I’ve been meaning to do for years now. I’d also visit Ireland, since it’s always been number one on my list and I’ve never traveled internationally.

 

So there you have it. Whether it’s traveling around the world, or marrying (or egging) celebrities, it looks like we QLPers need to get moving if we want to cross these things off our bucket list!

What’s on YOUR bucket list? Do you believe the 2012 apocalypse phenomenon, or do you think it’s another unjustified scare tactic?

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Comments

  1. Jeff Porretto

    If the Mayan calendar means the apocalypse, it should have happened already…. They didn’t know about leap year. And since they missed about 500 of them, we all should have been dead sometime last year =]

    But I still want to rock out with the Foo Fighters!

    • Jaimie Smith

      Lol well looks like we all lucked out then! :)

    • J. Fizzle

      Actually, when archaeologists discovered the Mayans calendar, they counted the dates themselves, which of course means that they factored in the Gregorian calendar, leap years and everything. Sorry to disappoint

  2. Amy Swanson

    I absolutely love the range of answers from crazy and absurd to serious and well planned out! Some had me laughing out loud (Alex and Jenna, I’m looking at you!) and others I want to add to my list as well (Kurt, I’m all about the teleportation over flying! Sign me up!!) What a fun post, Jaimie! Thanks so much for compiling everyone’s answers :)

  3. Juliette

    I love how some of y’all go into such detail on your Bucket List items!

    I want to take the full length Lord of the Rings hiking tour in New Zealand. :) Attend the Doctor Who 50th anniversary event. Finish and publish my novel.

    Oh, and since the world would be ending before BBC’s Sherlock series 3 would even start filming…

    I want to shake the secrets of “The Reichenbach Fall” out of Steven Moffat!

    • Juliette

      Well, the leadup to the 50th anniversary event. :) There are plenty of DW conventions in 2012. Too bad they’re all across the pond…

      • Jill Tooley

        DUDE. Can I come with you?!?! I’ll bring the One Ring if you bring the Elvish hooded capes and the lembas bread… ;)

        • Juliette

          Totally! I’ll even provide the hobbit (or elf) ears. :)

          • Jill Tooley

            We need to make this happen!!

            • Juliette

              I just need to renew my passport….and take about 2 weeks off….

              Think we could call the trip “research for work”?

            • Juliette

              Did you know they have one tour that’s just an Edoras tour? We’ll need a few weeks just to take all of the tours!

              • Jill Tooley

                If that were possible, you know I would! I’ve always wanted to travel internationally, and I can’t resist anything to do with LOTR. So naturally, this is a logical step for me. ;)

                I hear the Shire is lovely this time of year…

  4. Mandy Kilinskis

    Hmmm, if the world was definitely going to end in December, I think I’d like to do these things (all which are similar to what other people have said):

    1. Finish and publish my novel. (Duh.)

    2. See the pyramids in Egypt and the Great Wall of China.

    3. Have a sleepover in the Blois Chateau in France with my friends, family, and all the celebrities I deem worthy.

    Basically, I want to have as much fun as possible and see as many places as possible before we all kick it. :)

    • Jaimie Smith

      Cool Mandy!! I forgot you were on vaca when we did this blog in the meeting!!

  5. Jen

    Jenna! I’m so hungry for a me-sized burrito now, dang!

    • Jaimie Smith

      HAHA me too Jen!!

      • Jenna Markowski

        Haha, I am always hungry for a me-sized burrito! :)

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