Life is a precious thing. They say “life is short,” but honestly is it? It’s not about how long you live it’s about how you live. Granted people deal with tragedy and lose loved ones, but that’s why I say never go to bed mad and never let your last words be regrettable. I have lived quite a life. I have seen and experienced things that some may not get to in one lifetime. I’ve worked hard to get where I’m at and it hasn’t come easy. Even though I’m grateful of it all, when I was asked this past weekend if I died tomorrow would I be okay with it? I thought about for a minute and responded with a direct “no.” I have so much more I want to do and experience. This got my friends and me discussing our bucket list. What should be on a bucket list? Things you want to do, places you want to see or live, things you want to own, and people you want to meet… Then I paused for a minute and said “what about sex? Is that on the bucket list?” My guy friend answered, “oh yeah…”
Since I live in the one of the most exciting cities in the world, a Vegas bucket list is a must. My list is pretty much cleared. I’ve been to every casino, partied in every club, dipped in every pool and this past weekend I finally went hiking up at Red Rock. It was an awesome experience and highly recommended to put down on your list. If you haven’t been up there yet, there are different trail options for rock climbing to flat trails. We climbed up the rocks on the first part of the loop and made to the top. Another thing to do is to “play tourist.” A group of 15 of us walked down the Strip in our “tourist gear” stopping at every place and got one of those yard drinks. We challenged to see who could drink it first… bad idea. Last year for my company’s retreat we did a Downtown bar crawl, which was a blast and way cheaper than the Strip bar crawl. I’ve also done a strip club crawl. A few of us rented a limo and hit up the clubs off the beaten path to find out the stories behind them. That blog will be posted soon. I suppose you should do the rides at the Stratosphere or the zip line down Fremont, but it’s not on my list. One of my friend’s has the Green Door on her list, which maybe I would do, but I would have to be very intoxicated. If you don’t know what that is… read my blog on “Do You Swing?” There’s the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon, but that’s not really my thing either. I’ve seen every DJ, been to every concert venue and seen almost all the shows. My favorite show is Absinthe at Caesar’s, which everyone should see. So what’s left for me to do here? Someone told me about cliff jumping of Nelson’s Landing, about 25 miles from Boulder City, which could be fun. There is Lake Mead (done), Valley of Fire, Mount Charleston, The Dunes and horseback riding. As you can tell I’m lacking on the nature side of the city. Overall, I’m happy with my Vegas experience and could file away my list for the next city I conquer.
I love traveling but rarely have time for it now days. I’ve been to pretty much every city in the U.S. I need to check out Washington, D.C., New Orleans and Chicago. My favorite city is New York City and should be on everyone’s list. It’s not a relaxing vacation, it’s more an experience. That is where our nation started and the energy behind the city isn’t felt anywhere else. I loved Toronto too; it is like New York but cleaner. I haven’t been to the West side of Canada, which I hear is a must. I’ve been to both sides of Mexico, I prefer the West side to the East. Puerto Vallarta is the number one returning city and I would go again. I’ve been to the Cayman Islands and “Hell” but the prices of drinks and activities are ridiculously expensive. I would love to go to Jamaica and Puerto Rico. I haven’t had the chance to go overseas. It is a goal of mine to go to allover Italy where my family is from; Greece would be nice and definitely check out France from Paris to the South. I was told Spain is amazing… it would be cool to go during La Tomatina Valencia, the tomato-throwing festival as long as I don’t get injured. South America is on the list as well, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. Lastly within the next year, I want to go to Costa Rica. It is really cheap there but the flights are pricey and long. I think a part of me wants to go because of the tropical rain, which brings me to my next subject… sex.
No need to feel shy about the topic. One of the top selling and most discussed books in America is 50 Shades of Grey. I haven’t read it but from what I hear… not my thing. One of the top bucket items I hear for women is sex in the rain. Um, yes please. It can probably be blamed on The Notebook. As for men all I’ve heard is a threesome… so unoriginal. The best sexual experiences only happen when I’ve been with someone for a while and there is a very strong physical attraction to each other. I have two memories that are stuck in my head. One would have to be on a balcony in an unnamed hotel overlooking the city of Las Vegas. The other was in a bathroom of a restaurant. We walked into this restaurant that had individual bathrooms and walked out without even stopping for a drink where the hostess thanked us for stopping by. I still laugh at that when I think back. He and I had a lot of fun… but the fun always stops when life gets involved. What a shame…
As for things I want to own, I’m not really a materialist girl but I really want a Tesla and pair of Louboutins black pumps… all in good time. I don’t care where I live, I usually decide on a whim. As for people to meet, I say the more the merrier. Celebrity wise, I’m not a star struck person. I have met quite a few on the top of my list and beyond including Jake Gyllenhaal, which he is so hot and nice in person. Chelsea Handler was exciting but a little awkward in person. I would love to have a drink with Zoey Deschanel, she just seems like so much fun.
I guess I have a lot to do until I feel like I have fulfilled my life. If it happens, it happens, but I won’t be disappointed if I don’t get everything checked off. If I was to die tomorrow I really can’t complain. Maybe I haven’t done everything I wanted but like I said, I’ve been very lucky. The greatest thing in life is family and friendship, which I share with the most amazing people I could ask for.