The Tupperware List

We’re all familiar with a bucket list.  That list of things you need to do before you die.  It’s a very morbid concept if you think about it for a minute.  “Before my imminent death, I must do these things to know what it really means to live.”  It’s depressing, really.

A bucket list is usually comprised of very lofty goals and there’s nothing wrong with having such a list, it’s just that they shouldn’t be crossed off spontaneously or as a last minute act of defiance against death.

Run with the bulls!  Fly a plane!  Visit the pyramids!  Swim with sharks!

I’m only 30.  I still have plenty of time and opportunity to knock out the big crazy adventures.  At this point in life my list of undone personal achievements just isn’t that urgent or dramatic.  It’s not a Bucket List of things to do before I die.  It’s more like a Tupperware List of things to do whenever I get around to them.  And, as the name implies, no real loss if I have to throw them out.

J’s Tupperware List

  • Go to an Ikea
  • Bake a pie from scratch
  • Lose 10 pounds
  • Complete all my unfinished video games (there’s about 15, going all the way back to the Game Cube)
  • Go to a circus
  • Watch Arrested Development
  • Finish the Harry Potter books
  • Get better at bowling
  • Have a pet in the city
  • Learn video editing
  • Learn a second language
  • Buy a harmonica
  • Learn to play harmonica
  • Apologize to Roomie for playing harmonica
  • Give up harmonica
  • Pick up drums instead
  • Find new roommate

I’ll be sure to cross these off if any of them happen.  And feel free to share your Tupperware Lists too!

– J

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5 Responses to “The Tupperware List”

  1. Popgun Says:

    Better get on the stick! Word on the street is you’ve only got until May 21!



  2. Jacob Lange Says:

    Go to ikea… and eat Swedish Meatballs! Or else your experience will not be complete.

  3. Texas Grandma Says:

    We can take care of the second one when you are home in July.

  4. Tim Says:

    Brilliant. Why am I thoroughly shocked that you’ve never been to a circus!? 🙂

    All are mighty endeavors – I knocked ikea off my list last year – there’s no place like it.

  5. Cassie Says:

    You need to add ‘Make a left turn in Albuquerque.’ 🙂

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