This is a list of things that I want to accomplish before I leave this Earth.
It is pretty much a random list in no particular order that represents things
that I think are interesting, satisfying, and ensure that I love my life. I may
add or remove things at any time and there is no particular number of things
that I want to accomplish. Items in bold are complete.
|Fall in love and get married
||May 23, 1998
||I have a lovely wife whom I love more today than the day we married.
|Have a child
||June 1992, November 1998, May 2001
||I have three great children, Kyle, Delaney, and Kendall.
|Own a 911
||December 6, 2006
||Bought an '88 Targa, red. Also bought a 914 in 2002, which was a semi-complete purchase.
|Write a non-fiction book
||September 2001 and July 2006
||Published (as co-author) - SQL Server 2000 Design Study Guide
Published - SQL Server 2005 Maintenance Plans
|Publish a book
||Published The Best of SQL Server Central.com 2002 in the summer of 2002
|Climb to the top of a mountain - 14000 ft minimum.
||August 15, 2002
||Hiked to the top of Gray's Peak in Colorado.
|Complete a marathon
||Shamrock marathon in Virginia, March 1987.
|Complete a triathlon
||Sandman triathlon, September 1997.
|Fly first class on an airplane
|| Jan 1999
||My first time was for an interview in Colorado.
|Learn to play an entire song on the guitar
||Completed this one in high school
|Play in a band
||Completed this one in high school. I actually got paid to perform a few times.
|Earn a college degree
||Completed May 1989
||BA in economics from the University of Virginia.
|Publish an article
||I published my first article in SQL Server Update - a UK technical journal in the Spring of 1999.
|Learn to ride a motorcycle
||I had one in San Diego and commuted with it for eight months.
|Scuba dive to 100 ft.
||Completed in San Diego, La Jolla cove in October 1991.
|Travel to Hawaii
||Flew there for 2 weeks on a vacation
|Own a dog as a adult
||We had a doberman for a few weeks when I was in high school, but then got rid of it. When my wife and I were dating we got a Great Dane and now have two.
|Earn $100,000 salary
||Working for a startup, I got up to $110,000
|See a pro Football game
||Saw Chargers in their miracle run to the Superbowl and a Monday night Raiders/Broncos (and a few more).
|See a pro Basketball game
||Saw Knicks play in 2001 for the first time.
|See a pro Baseball game
||Seen quite a few. Rockies in CO, Yankees, Padres, and Orioles at home.
|See a pro Hockey game
||Saw an Avalanche game in early 1999 with clients for my company.
|Own a house
||I have owned quite a few. Bought one right after college and have owned one ever since.
|Write a poem
||Wrote a lot in high school and college.
|Go on a cruise
||On Carnival. Just a 3 day to the Bahamas and not that great. Not sure if I will go on another one.
|Bought a Porsche 914 Targa. A partial completion.
||See the link
|Play baseball as an adult - I've missed the game and wanted to play and finally went to tryouts and joined "The Shack" in April 2006. I'm the rookie in the 38&over league with the average age on my team being like 47 with me. Quite a few 50 year olds and combined with my rusty skills, weak throwing arm, and rookie status, I've been relegated to right field in games and first base in practice. Maybe in a few years I'll get to play first in a game :)
||See the link