This list is things I will not do because I have no desire to do them. There are plenty of things I would love to do, but probably will not, mostly because of personal physical limitations – climb Mt Everest and Denali, bungi-jump, pilot a plane, go to space, sail through the Staits of Magellan, make the North American Great Loop cruise, drive a race car, float the Amazon and be a contestant on Survivor.
These are the things that are not in the works for me (but I might get talked into a couple):
Watch an episode of Friends. This is a deal with my daughter. At some point in the heyday of the show, I realized I had never seen an episode of it; wasn’t intentional, just never saw one. Then it just became a sort-of game. When we took a TV and Movie bus tour in New York City, it became apparent I may be the only person alive in the country who has not seen it. I am ok with that.
Sit on a jury of a murder trial where the death penalty is on the table. Read Dead Man Walking by Sister Prejean or The Innocent Man by John Grisham or Ultimate Justice by Scott Turow to begin to understand my distaste for how the death penalty is abused in this country, not to mention my moral distaste for it.
Spend a week in Las Vegas. Once, for twenty-four hours was plenty.
Earn Platinum or Elite or Gold status on any airline again.
See a Boston/Foreigner/Journey/Styx/REO Speedwagon/Toto/Kansas concert.
Stop thinking the phrase “Compassionate Conservative” is an oxymoron.