The List

I compiled this list in the days leading up to my 39th birthday.  It was inspired by a list my friends created, but I put my own spin on it. It originally had timelines listed with it(1 year, 5 year, 10 year). It’s been two years since I started the list though and those timelines were not lining up with life was we know it. Still, it’s good to have goals.

Legend:  In Progress  Completed Not Started

Learn HTML5
Lose 50 lbs
Get Network + Certification
Learn  guitar
Play Munchkin with gaming group
Have people over for dinner(0/3)
Learn basics of music theory
Change the oil in my car
Do 100 push ups per set
Share my faith with someone
Whittle possessions by 25%-50%
Take my wife on 5 surprise day trips(2/5)

  • Brown County, IN
  • Cincinnati, OH

Run a 5K
Interview 5 bands
Learn Python
Write a short story
Get Certified as an Ethical Hacker(CEH)
Get Security + Certified
Watch all Bond Movies Chronologically(0/23)
Lose 100 lbs total(or 50 additional lbs)
Watch the AFI top 100 Funny Movies(21/100)

  • SOME LIKE IT HOT
  • TOOTSIE
  • DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB
  • ANNIE HALL
  • DUCK SOUP
  • BLAZING SADDLES
  • M*A*S*H
  • IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
  • THE GRADUATE
  • AIRPLANE!
  • THE PRODUCERS
  • A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
  • YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
  • BRINGING UP BABY
  • THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
  • SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
  • THE ODD COUPLE
  • THE GENERAL
  • HIS GIRL FRIDAY
  • THE APARTMENT
  • A FISH CALLED WANDA
  • ADAM’S RIB
  • WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
  • BORN YESTERDAY
  • THE GOLD RUSH
  • BEING THERE
  • THERES SOMETHING ABOUT MARY
  • GHOSTBUSTERS
  • THIS IS SPINAL TAP
  • ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
  • RAISING ARIZONA
  • THE THIN MAN
  • MODERN TIMES
  • GROUNDHOG DAY
  • HARVEY
  • NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE
  • THE GREAT DICTATOR
  • CITY LIGHTS
  • SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS
  • IT’S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD
  • MOONSTRUCK
  • BIG
  • AMERICAN GRAFFITI
  • MY MAN GODFREY
  • HAROLD AND MAUDE
  • MANHATTAN
  • SHAMPOO
  • A SHOT IN THE DARK
  • TO BE OR NOT TO BE
  • CAT BALLOU
  • THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH
  • NINOTCHKA
  • ARTHUR
  • THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN’S CREEK
  • THE LADY EVE
  • ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN
  • DINER
  • IT’S A GIFT
  • A DAY AT THE RACES
  • TOPPER
  • WHAT’S UP, DOC?
  • SHERLOCK, JR.
  • BEVERLY HILLS COP
  • BROADCAST NEWS
  • HORSE FEATHERS
  • TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN
  • MRS. DOUBTFIRE
  • THE AWFUL TRUTH
  • BANANAS
  • MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN
  • CADDYSHACK
  • MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE
  • MONKEY BUSINESS
  • 9 TO 5
  • SHE DONE HIM WRONG
  • VICTOR/VICTORIA
  • THE PALM BEACH STORY
  • ROAD TO MOROCCO
  • THE FRESHMAN
  • SLEEPER
  • THE NAVIGATOR
  • PRIVATE BENJAMIN
  • FATHER OF THE BRIDE
  • LOST IN AMERICA
  • DINNER AT EIGHT
  • CITY SLICKERS
  • FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
  • BEETLEJUICE
  • THE JERK
  • WOMAN OF THE YEAR
  • THE HEARTBREAK KID
  • BALL OF FIRE
  • FARGO
  • AUNTIE MAME
  • SILVER STREAK
  • SONS OF THE DESERT
  • BULL DURHAM
  • THE COURT JESTER
  • THE NUTTY PROFESSOR
  • GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM

Give a speech
Get a paid writing gig
Paint a picture(digital or canvas)
Listen to the first 50 Big Finish Doctor Who audio dramas(3/50)
Use my knowledge to further a charitable cause
Gain 150 additional fans for Idiosyncratic Transmissions
Run a 10K
Run a mini marathon
Write a book
Read the entire BBC Books run of 8th Doctor Who books in order

     1. The Eight Doctors
     2. Vampire Science
     3. The Bodysnatchers
     4. Genocide
     5. War of the Daleks
     6. Alien Bodies
     7. Kursaal
     8. Option Lock
     9. Longest Day
     10. Legacy of the Daleks
     11. Dreamstone Moon
     12. Seeing I
     13. Placebo Effect
     14. Vanderdeken’s Children
     15. The Scarlet Empress
     16. The Janus Conjunction
     17. Beltempest
     18. The Face Eater
     19. The Taint
     20. Demontage
     21. Revolution Man
     22. Dominion
     23. Unnatural History
     24. Autumn Mist
     25. Interference 1: Shock Tactic
     26. Interference 2: The Hour of the Geek
     27. The Blue Angel
     28. The Taking of Planet 5
     29. Frontier Worlds
     30. Parallel 59
     31. The Shadows of Avalon
     32. The Fall of Yquatine
     33. Coldheart
     34. The Space Age
     35. The Banquo Legacy
     36. The Ancestor Cell
     37. The Burning
     38. Casualties of War
     39. The Turing Test
     40. Endgame
     41. Father Time
     42. Escape Velocity
     43. EarthWorld
     44. Vanishing Point
     45. Eater of Wasps
     46. The Year of Intelligent Tigers
     47. The Slow Empire
     48. Dark Progeny
     49. The City of the Dead
     50. Grimm Reality
     51. The Adventuress of Henrietta Street
     52. Mad Dogs and Englishmen
     53. Hope
     54. Anachrophobia
     55. Trading Futures
     56. The Book of the Still
     57. The Crooked World
     58. History 101
     59. Camera Obscura
     60. Time Zero
     61. The Infinity Race
     62. The Domino Effect
     63. Reckless Engineering
     64. The Last Resort
     65. Timeless
     66. Emotional Chemistry
     67. Sometime Never…
     68. Halflife
     69. The Tomorrow Windows
     70. The Sleep of Reason
     71. The Deadstone Memorial
     72. To The Slaughter
     73. The Gallifrey Chronicles

See 5 live shows(3/5)

  • Marian Call at the Monkey Wrench
  • Maiden Radio at Clifton Center
  • Carbon Leaf at Zanzabar

Buy a new house
Buy a custom tailored suit
Lead someone to Christ
Mentor someone
Teach a skill share
Teach a conference sessions
Do a stand-up routine
Go to a hacker’s conference
Record an original music composition
Act in a film/web series
Do an on-air radio show
See a Chiefs game
Roast my own coffee beans
Listen to all 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die(35/1000)

Bucket list

Vacation in England
Vacation in Scotland
Vacation in Ireland
Start a ministry/outreach around live music
See a Chiefs game at Arrowhead stadium
Home recording studio
Home with performance space setup for touring independent musicians