Pocket List

I have never really liked the term “bucket list”. When looking for an alternate term to use for my own list, Owen reminded me of his Pocket List.

It originated from the television show No Tomorrow. The main characters kept an Apocalyst of things they wanted to complete before the world ended. They kept notebooks with them – often in their pockets – so they could easily add or cross the items off as they completed them. Sadly, the show ended long before the world.

Because Apocalyst and Pocket List sound similar, Owen’s own list was born.



  1. Visit Chicago
  2. Attend a Cubs game at Wrigley Field
  3. Climb the CN Tower using the stairs
  4. Get a PR and beat my 2013 Guelph Lake II Duathlon time of 2:24:43
  5. Visit Germany and learn about my roots
  6. Drive on the Autobahn
  7. Learn how to swim
  8. Go Treetop Trekking
  9. Run a 5k race in 30 minutes or less
  10. Complete a 100km bike ride
  11. Visit Hawaii
  12. See the Northern Lights
  13. Travel to Iceland
  14. Go back to New Orleans
  15. Bike from Montreal to Toronto
  16. Go camping with a Car Top Tent
  17. Complete a Spartan Sprint
  18. Take a road trip down Route 66
  19. Bake a pie – preferably peach
  20. Learn how to make Rouladen
  21. Buy a house
  22. Bike from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Niagara Falls
  23. Ride in the Five Boro Bike Tour
  24. Complete the Tour de Canada
  25. Learn how to make Beef Tomato soup like they make at Toasters Diner
  26. Go kayaking