I was thinking today that I need to create a list of the things I want to do before I die. Going to Alaska came to mind, but I wasn’t sure why. I think I’d have a much better time at a tropical place with sandy beaches and rain forests like Costa Rica. I also think I’d love to see the ancient South American ruins. There’s a great scene in Motorcycle Diaries where Che Guevara looks at some ancient ruins and they are beautiful and spectacular all at once and he says, “How do you explain a civilization capable of building this being wiped out to build this” and the camera goes behind his shoulder and shows the city of Lima, Peru which looks like a typical congested city. I’m not sure what I want to do before I die, I’m pretty sure I’ve done a lot of it, I wanted to catch a tarpon and was lucky enough to do that already. I saw Bob Dylan in the front row. I’m married and have a wonderful baby boy.
I think a lot of the stuff I want to do now are probably stuff that will make those two people happy. I can’t wait to do all the things that made me happy with my son.
Some other things that I’d like to get done:
1. Spend a week on a houseboat
2. Eat at the Rainbow Room
3. Travel to Belgium
4. Travel to Prague
5. Drive across country
6. Race a car around a test track
Song of the Blog:
Got My Mind Set On You (George Harrison) – I woke up this morning with this crazy song stuck in my head. I was singing it to Jaclyn. Does anyone remember this crazy video? He was sitting in a room with all these animals mounted on the walls and as the song progressed the animals came to life and started singing? I think this video inspired the Bugaboo Steakhouse. This is such a fun and classic pop song, I encourage you to blast it in your car, it is impossible to be in a bad mood with this song cranked up while you remember the squirrel jamming out on the sax in the video.