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Bucket list

Published:Monday | May 7, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Jamaican supermodel Carla Campbell. - File

 For some reason, lately I've been thinking a lot about my mortality, so I've wondered about my bucket list.

For those not quite with it, a bucket list is a list of things you want to do before you 'kick the bucket'/die. So, I figured I would share a list of things I probably should try to do before I croak. But my list has to have a twist. I've added a certain grade to each one, marking them on the level of probability that they'll actually happen. (Note, with the grading scheme 10 is most likely, 0 is not going happen).

So here goes!

Climb a famous peak outside of Jamaica:

Not necessarily Mount Everest, cause that's kind of too tall for me. But I think I should do some real climbing. I've been to the top of our own Blue Mountains but I never really had to go down on all fours or use ropes and harnesses and all that stuff. So to be a real cliff-hanger, I would need to try Mount Kilimanjaro or the Matterhorn or some other. Probability: 2. Let's face it, I'm afraid of heights, but climbing gear has got more sophisticated, so maybe.

Run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain:

Aah I can imagine the adrenaline of the chase. Probability: 2. I can also imagine the horns gouging out intestines, so I won't be running. It gets a two because I want to visit Spain and I would watch the running from some balcony way above the streets.

Visit Old Trafford:

For those who don't know what that is, shame! It's only the home of the greatest team in the world, Manchester United. Probability: 6. It would be higher, but it would mean I'd have to get a UK visa-and I'm not the biggest fan of the whole visa-application process thing. But Man U is my team for life!

Go skydiving:

Probability: 0. It's hard enough to even get me into a plane, but you want me to jump from it? Don't think so! Bungee jumping would get a three because at least I'm tied to something.

Test drive a supercar:

Not that I'm Lewis Hamilton, but I'd love to be around the wheel of a moving automobile missile. Realistically, I'll never own a supercar. And where am I going to drive it in Jamaica anyway? But just to test drive a Bugatti or a Ferrari would be great. Probability: 6. Depends on the location (more than likely abroad) because that would take me back to the visa issue (groan).

Make love to a supermodel:

Every straight man's dream by the way. Probability: too minuscule to calculate. Let's be honest, I'm closer to skydiving.

Hit you with some more another time. later.

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