2012 Summer Bucket List

The green indicates that I’ve completed that item. Click on the ones I’ve completed to read about my experiences! Although I didn’t finish everything, I still consider this summer a success! You can read my end of summer summary here.

Long Term

1. Keep a blog for the whole summer

2. Take at least 1 picture every day

3. Work out a minimum of 6 days/week

4. Run a total of 102 miles

5. Finish watching every episode of South Park on Netflix (I’m starting the summer on season 2 out of 14) 

     Revised: Watch South Park seasons 3-8  (94 episodes)

6. Keep fresh flowers in my room for the whole summer

7. Read 7 books:

   a)   A Tale of Two Castles

   b)   The Beyonders: Seeds of Rebellion

   c)   Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid

   d)   Kane Chronicles: Throne of Fire

   e)    Kane Chronicles: Serpent’s Shadow

   f)    Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero

   g)   Heroes of Olympus: Son of Neptune

8. Watch these 11 movies, because people can never believe that I haven’t seen them:

   a)    Star Wars

   b)   Full Metal Jacket

   c)   Pulp Fiction

   d)   Cast Away

   e)    Breakfast Club

   f)    Rain Man

   g)   Back to the Future

   h)   The Goonies

   i)     The Sound of Music

   j)     Grease

   k)    The Borrowers

9. Make a photo book of my summer!

Because who wouldn’t want to?

10. Milk a goat

11. Stickie Note a car

12. Have a picnic

13. Watch a firework show

14. Volunteer

15. Wear a hat for a day

16. Participate in a charity event

17. Sleep under the stars

Because I’ve always wanted to…

18. Celebrate my half birthday (July 14th)

19. Learn how to French braid

20. Learn how to make my grandma’s Mar Far Chicken

21. Learn how to use a sewing machine

22. Glue a quarter to the ground and watch

23. Ride a mechanical bull

24. Have a conversation with a stranger on a random chat generator

25. Carve my initials into a tree

26. Win a stuffed animal from a claw machine

27. Ride a tandem bike with someone

28. Make homemade ice cream

29. Write on a bathroom stall in a bar

30. Get a tan tattoo

31. Get completely buried in the sand except for my head

32. Watch a drive in movie

33. Prank call someone

34. Fork someone’s yard

Acts of kindness

35. Buy a coffee for the next person in line

36. Have lunch with a stranger (my treat)

37. Pick a random person in the phone book and send them a card to brighten their day

38. Write a letter to a soldier overseas

39. Pick blueberries for my grandparents

40. Wash grandparents’ car

41. Donate blood for the first time

To remind me of my youth…

42. Make a chalk mural on my driveway

43. Buy something from one of those quarter toy machines

44. Jump on a giant trampoline

45. Make smores

46. Fly a kite

47. Complete a 1000 piece puzzle

48. Finger paint a canvas

49. Play flashlight hide and seek with my sisters

50. Swing on a swing

51. Play a game at a fair

52. Have a 90’s TV marathon

Because it would be fun…

53. Buy my first pair of yoga shorts

54. Buy something cute to wear from a secondhand shop

55. Take a picture with every Amanda that I meet

56. Paint every finger and toe nail a different color

57. Try a new hair style

58. Wear bright lipstick for a day

59. Attend a concert

60. Catch a fish

61. Expand my collection of beach glass

62. Make something from Pinterest

63. Take pictures in a photo booth

64. Camp in a tent in the back yard

65. Build an epic sand castle

66. Make glass art

67. Paint a piece of pottery

68. Eat sushi

69. Learn how to grill with a charcoal barbeque

70. Go in a hot tub with glow sticks

71. Dress up super fancy

72. Send fan mail to at least 5 celebrities

73. Create a dance routine with my sisters and post it on YouTube

74. Go white water rafting

Living on the wild side…

75. Go to Level Up (video game bar)

76. Kiss a stranger

77. Drunk Golf

78. Chinese fire drill

79. Get a temporary tattoo

80. Try a new food

81. Make jello shots

82. Try smoking a flavored cigar

83. Bowl an entire game left handed

84. Go through a drive through backwards

85. Gamble at a casino

86. Do something spontaneous

87. Get something waxed

Because I live in Eugene…

88. Experience the Country Fair

89. Run on Pre’s Trail

90. Go to the Saturday Market

91. Hike Spencer’s Butte

92. Jump off of Wildwood

93. Run the Butte to Butte

To relax…

94. Take a nap in the sun

95. Get a massage

96. Do homemade facials with my sisters

97. Buy birthday cards for the next year (it will be relaxing when I’m in school!)

Not sure if these are possible…

98. Learn how to stand on my hands without help (and maybe walk)

99. Learn how to juggle

100. Learn to not mind the taste of beer

101. Learn how to drive a stick shift

102. Win a prize

Added Later:

103. Carve a watermelon (thanks 81dayswontlastforever!)

104. Jump off a bridge

105. Leave a note on a stranger’s car (thanks Summeraffair!)

106. Buy a drawing from iwanttodrawacatforyou.com

107. Party in Vegas

108. Attend High Tea

109. Float the River

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7 responses

12 06 2012
dearshay

Great list! I might have to stel some of your idea, ahahah 🙂

12 06 2012
akfitz

Thanks! Feel free to use whatever you like!

25 06 2012
stuckinthefog

Looking forward to seeing what you can cross off! I’m doing one too, stuckinthefog.wordpress.com check it out? Thanks!!

3 07 2012
Summer Buckets

Fantastic list 😀 I’m looking forward to reading how you complete all your items. Is it ok if i use #17 and #24 on my summer bucket list blog?
Have a great summer 😀

3 07 2012
akfitz

Of course! Use whatever you like! Hope you have a great summer too!

22 05 2013
mylifeissummerr

Wow this is awesome it inspired me to make my own.. check it out http://mylifeissummerr.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/the-bucket-list/

22 05 2013
akfitz

Good luck with your list! I’m working on mine for this summer too!

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