Wednesday, October 26, 2016

My Life Bucket List: Famous People

These are the people I would love to meet someday.

  • Johnny Depp
  • Andrea Bocelli
  • Harp Twins Camille & Kennerly
  • Jonathan Antoine
  • Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Buddy Valastro
  • Bindi Irwin and her family
  • Jorge Garcia
  • Francesca Battistelli
  • Pope Benedict XVI
  • Tom Felton
  • Emma Thompson
  • Daniel Radcliffe
  • Rupert Grint
  • Emma Watson
  • Robbie Coltrane
  • Celtic Thunder
  • Celtic Woman
  • Andre Rieu
  • Jazz Jennings
  • David Tennant
  • Maggie Smith
  • Garth Brooks
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Tom Hanks
  • Billy Connolly
  • Elijah Wood
  • Gary Oldman
  • Harrison Ford
  • Ian McKellan
  • Alan Jackson
  • Brad Paisley
  • Michael Buble
  • George Strait
  • Julie Andrews
  • Patton Oswalt
  • Peter Dinklage
  • Ralph Fiennes
  • Bethany Hamilton
  • Jack Hanna
  • Alexis Bledel
  • Katherine and Sophie from Georgetown Cupcake
  • Jonathan Teows
  • Marion Hossa
  • Meet Patrick Kane

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016

    My Life Bucket List: Travel

    Like many people, I have decided to make a bucket list, and I will be posting mine on here, in several posts, as it is a very, very, very long list. I may add more, if I find other travel destinations/attractions that I would like to visit one day.

    I will start with travel.

    Visit Italy
    -Leaning Tower of Pisa
    -Vatican City
    -Sistine Chapel
    -Mount Vesuvius
    -Trevi Fountain
    -David (Michelangelo)
    -Grand Canal (Venice)
    -Ride in a gondola
    Visit England
    -London Eye
    -Big Ben
    -Buckingham Palace
    -Tower Bridge
    -Westminster Abbey
    -Trafalgar Square
    -St. Paul's Cathedral
    -Covent Garden
    -London Zoo
    -British Library
    -London Paddington Station

    Visit Scotland
    -Glasgow Cathedral
    -Loch Ness
    -Carbisdale Cathedral

    Visit Ireland
    -Blarney Stone
    -Blarney Castle
    -Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
    -Spire of Dublin
    -Grand Canal

    Visit Germany
    -Brandenburg Gate
    -Berlin Wall
    -Neuschwanstein Castle
    -Cologne Cathedral
    -Berlin Cathedral
    -Berlin Zoological Garden
    -Deutsches Museum

    Visit Wales
    -Cardiff Castle
    -Britannia Bridge
    -National Botanic Garden of Wales
    -Horseshoe Falls

    Visit Australia
    -Sydney Opera House
    -Sydney Harbour Bridge
    -Great Barrier Reef
    -Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
    -Australia Zoo
    -Daintree Rainforest
    -Wave Rock
    -St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney
    -Daintree National Park

    Visit Egypt
    -Great Sphinx of Giza
    -Great Pyramid of Giza
    -Mount Sinai
    -Colossi of Memnon
    -Valley of the Queens

    Visit France
    -Eiffel Tower
    -Mona Lisa
    -Arc de Triomphe
    -Palace of Versailles
    -Notre Dame de Paris
    -French Riviera

    Visit the Netherlands/Holland
    -Anne Frank House
    -Van Gogh Museum
    -Rembrandt House Museum
    -Amsterdam Museum

    Visit Poland
    -Auschwitz Concentration Camp
    -Wawel Castle
    -St. Mary's Basilica, Krakow
    -Christ the King
    -Grand Theatre, Warsaw
    -Wroclaw Zoo

    Visit Mexico
    -Chichen Itza
    -Frida Kahlo Museum
    -Guadalajara Cathedral
    -Cola de Caballo

    Visit Brazil
    -Rio de Janeiro
    -Sao Paulo
    -Christ the Redeemer
    -Iguazu Falls
    -Fernando de Noronha
    -Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge
    -Sao Paulo Cathedral
    -Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, Salvador
    -Itiquira Falls
    -Paranoa Lake
    -Rio de Janeiro Bontanical Garden

    Visit Canada
    -Niagra Falls
    -Parliament Hill
    -Rocky Mountains
    -Canadian Rockies
    -Banff National Park
    -Chateau Frontenac
    -Casa Loma
    -Notre-Dame Basilica
    -Hockey Hall of Fame

    Visit Russia
    -Saint Petersburg
    -Saint Basil's Cathedral
    -Temple of All Religions
    -Bolshoi Theatre
    -Saint Isaac's Cathedral
    -Saint Petersburg Botanical Garden
    -Lena Pillars

    Visit China
    -Hong Kong
    -Walk across the Great Wall of China
    -Forbidden City
    -Terracotta Army
    -Mount Everest
    -Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

    Visit Japan
    -Mount Fuji
    -Himeji Castle
    -Itsukushma Shrine
    -Osaka Castle
    -Rainbow Bridge
    -Cherry blossoms

    Visit India
    -New Delhi
    -Taj Mahal
    -Red Fort
    -India Gate
    -Lotus Temple
    -Sundarbans National Park
    -Jog Falls

    Visit Jamaica
    -Dunn's River Falls
    -Black River
    -Dolphin's Cove
    -Y.S. River

    Visit the Bahamas

    Visit Czech Republic
    -Dancing House

    Visit Austria
    -Vienna State Opera
    -Hohensalzburg Castle
    -Spanish Riding School
    -Salzburg Cathedral
    -Melk Abbey
    -Judenplatz Holocaust Museum
    -Vienna Woods
    -Sigmund Freud Museum

    Visit Haiti

    Visit New Zealand
    -Hobbit Town in Matamata
    -See Glow Worms in the Waitomo Caves

    Visit Iceland

    Visit Greenland

    Visit Monte Carlo

    Visit Belgium
    -Grand Place
    -Brussels Town Hall
    -Lion's Mound
    -Het Steen
    -Saint Nicholas' Church
    -Museum of the City of Brussels
    -Gentse Feesten

    Visit Switzerland
    -Swiss Alps
    -Rhine Falls
    -Lake Geneva
    -Chateau de Chillon
    -Palace of Nations
    -Glacier Express

    Visit Easter Island
    -Moai Statues

    Visit Chile
    -Laja Falls

    Visit Puerto Rico
    -San Juan

    Visit Argentina
    -Buenos Aires

    Visit the Bahamas

    Visit Costa Rica

    Visit Denmark

    Visit Ecuador

    Visit Greece
    -Mount Olympus
    -Temple of Olympian Zeus
    -Hagia Sophia
    -Theatre of Dionysus
    -Santorini Caldera
    -Lake Voulismeni
    -Mount Ainos

    Visit Hungary

    Visit Israel
    -Tel Aviv
    -Western Wall
    -Dome of the Rock
    -Temple Mount
    -Curch of the Holy Sepulchre
    -Mount of Olives
    -City of David
    -Tomb of the Virgin Mary
    -Mount of Beatitudes
    -David's Tomb
    -Basilica of the Annunciation

    Visit Lebanon

    Visit Lithuania

    Visit Nepal

    Visit Nicaragua

    Visit Norway

    Visit Singapore
    -Singapore Flyer
    -Singapore Zoo
    -Thian Hock Keng
    -Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

    Visit Spain
    -Almudena Cathedral
    -Alcazar of Seville
    -Plaze de Espana
    -Santa Maria la Blanca

    Visit Thailand
    -Khao Yai National Park
    -Wat Benchamabophit

    Visit Ukraine
    -St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery
    -St. Sophia's Cathedral
    -St. Volodymyr's Cathedral
    -St. Andrew's Church
    -St. Cyril's Monastery
    -Vorontsov Lighthouse
    -People's Friendship Arch

    Visit Vietnam
    -Ho Chi Minh City
    -Imperial City
    -Thien Mu Pagoda
    -Temple of Literature
    -Dragon Bridge
    -Turtle Tower
    -Long Som Pagoda
    -Tuan Chau
    -Vietnam War Memorial

    Visit all 50 United States
    -New York
      -New York City
      -Statue of Liberty
      -Lake Placid
      -Empire State Building
      -Central Park
      -Times Square
      -One World Trade Center
      -Brooklyn Bridge
      -Grand Central Terminal
      -Madison Square Garden
      -Adirondack Mountains
      -National September 11 Memorial and Museum
      -Coney Island
      -Bronx Zoo
      -Mount Rushmore
      -Grand Canyon
      -Disney Land
      -Disney World
      -Yellowstone National Park
      -The Pentagon
      -Hoover Dam
      -Hollywood Sign
      -Pearl Harbor
      -Hollywood Walk of Fame
      -Gateway Arch
      -Lincoln Memorial
      -Washington Memorial
      -Space Needle
      -Honolulu Zoo
      -Rainbow Falls
      -Wailua Falls
      -Springfield, Illinois
      -New Orleans
      -Grand Ol Opry
      -Tennesse Aquarium
      -National Civil Rights Museum
      -Fall Creek Falls State Park
      -Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge
      -Titanic Museum
      -Green Bay
      -San Antonio
      -El Paso
      -Corpus Cristi
      -Fort Worth
      -Las Vegas
      -Savannah, Georgia
      -Long Beach
      -Los Angeles
      -San Diego
      -Montgomery, Alabama
      -Juneau, Alaska
      -Phoenix, Arizona
      -Little Rock, Arkansas
      -Denver, Colorado
      -Hartford, Connecticut
      -Dover, Delaware
      -Tallahasee, Florida
      -Atlanta, Georgia
      -Boise, Idaho
      -Indianapolis, Indiana
      -Des Moines, Iowa
      -Topeka, Kansas
      -Frankfurt, Kentucky
      -Baton Rouge, Louisiana
      -Augusta, Maine
      -Annapolis, Maryland
      -Boston, Massachusetts
      -Lansing, Michigan
      -Saint Paul, Minnesota
      -Jackson, Mississippi
      -Jefferson City, Missouri
      -Helena, Montana
      -Lincoln, Nebraska
      -Carson City, Nevada
      -Concord, New Hampshire
      -Trenton, New Jersey
      -Santa Fe, New Mexico
      -Albany, New York
      -Raleigh, North Carolina
      -Bismarck, North Dakota
      -Columbus, Ohio
      -Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
      -Salem, Oregon
      -Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
      -Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      -Providence, Rhode Island
      -Columbia, South Carolina
      -Pierre, South Dakota
      -Nashville, Tennessee
      -Salt Lake City, Utah
      -Montpelier, Vermont
      -Richmond, Virginia
      -Olympia, Washington
      -Seattle, Washington
      -Charleston, West Virginia
      -Madison, Wisconsin
     -Cheyenne, Wyoming
     -Milwaukee, Wisconsin
     -Kenosha, Wisconsin
     -La Crosse, Wisconsin
     -Wisconsin Dells
     -Port Washington, Wisconsin

    Visit and buy something from Carlo's Bake Shop

    Visit Machu Picchu

    Visit Amish Acres in Nappanee, Indiana

    Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

    Visit the Caribbean

    Visit Maldives

    Visit Navajo Falls

    Visit Okavango Delta, Botswana

    Visit the Amazon

    Visit Stonehenge in person

    Go on a road trip/vacation with friends

    Live in a foreign country for 6 months to 1 year

    Friday, October 7, 2016

    My Fall 2016 Bucket List

    One thing about me, is that I LOVE making lists. I don't know what it is about lists/list-making, but I seriously enjoy it.

    Bucket lists are no different.

    Here is my Fall 2016 bucket list.

    • Go to a local fall fest (done: September 24, 2016)
    • Carve/decorate a pumpkin
    • Get bedroom cleaned up
    • Donate/get rid of unwanted items
    • Do a fall photo shoot
    • Start/work on sweater for dad
    • Start/keep regular exercise routine
    • Bake at least one pumpkin pie
    • Plan birthday party
    • Save up for, buy a full size (4/4) violin
    • Start saving up for a dslr camera
    • Watch Hocus Pocus
    • Make cinnamon rolls
    • Host a Friendsgiving dinner
    • Make a vision board
    • Make fall cookies
    • See a h.s. football game
    • Buy some new clothes
    • Go on an early morning walk, bike ride
    • Buy fall candles
    • Make crafts with leaves
    • Watch The Nightmare Before Christmas
    • Watch Corpse Bride
    • Watch The Addams Family
    • Watch Beetlejuice
    • Watch Coraline
    • Watch Monster House
    • Host a fall picnic
    • DIY fall/Halloween decorations
    • Watch Paranorman
    • Watch Hotel Transylvania
    • Watch Frankenweenie
    • Eat Halloween Oreos
    • 'Boo' neighbors
    • Watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
    • Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
    • Roast pumpkin seeds
    • Put together and drop off shebox presents for Operation Christmas Child
    • Watch the Halloweentown movies
    • Find/enter into a meaningful, loving, happy relationship with someone
    • Learn to love myself
    • Try a pumpkin spice latte
    • Bake at least one apple pie
    • Have at least one movie night with friends
    • Start Christmas shopping
    • Host a game night
    • Go to the local farmer's market at least once
    • Build a Halloween gingerbread house
    • Sign up for spring semester classes
    • Practice cake decorating skills
    • Learn how to apply makeup
    • Upload at least one YouTube video
    • Have at least one at-home spa day
    • Apply for jobs until hired
    • Get a new mattress and bed frame
    • Start/maintain essential oil routine
    • Learn how to make Granny squares
    • Learn how to cook better
    That is all I can think of at this point (which is more than enough to get by during the fall). I am looking forward to hopefully trying at least some of these over the next few months!