Thursday, April 29, 2010

Top 3 Thursday - Bucket List Edition

In my small circle of companions that blog on here, there is somewhat of a tradition of Thursday being the day that you post about your "Top 3" in whatever given category. I'm not quite sure who actually decides on said category, but that's not the point. This week's edition is "Your Top 3 Bucket List Items". An outstanding movie, by the way. Anyway, without further ado, I present to you my Top 3 Items.

One sec. FYI, as my good friend Tyler did, I decided that the "normal" things such as "repay my family for all they've done", "show my friends what they mean to me", etc. should be left off. K? And here... we.... go.

1) Storm Chase during a High Risk on the Great Plains "Why?", you ask. Well, that is only the holy grail of storm chasing, and since weather has become my number one passion in life, what better way to experience mother nature's full fury than chasing down a mile-wide EF-5?? Poor example. The last two that occurred to those sort of specifications nearly wiped the town of Greensburg, KS, and Parkersburg, IA, off the face of the planet, respectively. I can honestly say that if this were to come to fruition, I could die a happy man. I've seen my share of severe weather in Alabama and Tennessee, with numerous tornadoes. But there is some kind of magic that happens when watching one rip across the flat, barren landscape of the Plains, and I can only imagine the smile that would have to be pried from my face while doing so.

2) Attend a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park Most everyone that knows me also knows that I am a sports fanatic. I mean, really, its borderline not healthy. While my "home team" is the Atlanta Braves, I have dreamed many times of sitting in the outfield of Fenway. An added bonus is now they have installed seats on TOP of the "Green Monster" in left field. I'm a full believer in tradition. There HAS to be tradition once you step through those gates. You're looking at the same field that Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, and the like played on in their day, let alone the fact today's superstars play there now. My only chagrin is that Aaron "Bleepin" Boone is now a commentator on Baseball Tonight and I won't be able to curse him in person. It should be noted that #2 is EASILY interchangeable with watching the Green Bay Packers play at Lambeau Field.

3) Play with the headlining band at a sold out show I'm never one to be cocky or chauvinistic, but if there is one thing on this earth that I know I am truly blessed and naturally gifted at, its playing drums. I've played with bands from time to time. I've played in front of almost 100,000 people with the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band, but I want nothing more out of my musical career, than to hear however many fans in the audience screaming every single word of a song that I've helped write back in my face. I literally get chills thinking about it. When I go to concerts and the lead singer stops singing and lets the fans sing, I belt every word at the top of my lungs, because I can only imagine the joy he's getting out of hearing it. Take a moment and listen to this, and tell me its not amazing. Whether you're a fan of that type of music or not, that has to touch you. I mean, this man poured hours of his life into writing this song. You can hear in HIS voice how emotional it is for him to hear them sing. I just want to know that I have touched someone I suppose.

There you have it, folks. I hope you have somewhat of a better understanding of me. If not, my apologies. Til next time, much love.


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