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14 Fabulous Things Our Giants Have Crossed Off Their Bucket Lists

alaskaEveryone has a “Bucket List” even if that’s not what you call yours.

We asked our Giant Squid lensmasters to create a new lens that shares something they’ve accomplished that they are very proud of and we received an exciting group of lenses in return.

Browse through each of the following to see all of the great things they’ve done.

What’s on your “Bucket List”?  Tell us in the comments or better yet, make a lens about it!

I Was A Competitve Ballroom Dancer

1. I Was A Competitve Ballroom Dancer

If you have seen Dancing With The Stars, you might think that Ballroom Competitive Dancing is really like that. Well, only a few things from that program actually compare to the real thing. I was a competitive ballroom dancer for about 5 years, fulfilling…

Three Amazing Days in Hiroshima

2. Three Amazing Days in Hiroshima

Hiroshima. The first thing that usually comes to mind when people hear that, is the atomic bomb. With the Peace Memorial Park being one of the most prominent features of the city, it’s impossible to ignore Hiroshima’s wartime past. But Hiroshima…

Time Spent On My Bike, Cycling

3. Time Spent On My Bike, Cycling

You have reached the outskirts of the city, miles of country roads stretch out before you, you start to feel a sense of freedom – as you venture out and take an exhilarating cycle on your trusty bike. Whether with friends, a cycling team, or alone, there…

Going To Paris, The Best Way To Get Out Of Town

4. Going To Paris, The Best Way To Get Out Of Town

My wife still laughs when she tells the story. We were going to Paris and met at the AAA travel agent’s office after work, one damp, chilly winter day, to make reservations. We’d moved upstate to Rochester from New York City, the year before. The…

Vacationing in Alaska ... and the Challenging Things I Did There

5. Vacationing in Alaska … and the Challenging Things I Did There

I would have never thought that I’d travel to Alaska, but I did in 2004. This was an incredible opportunity. My friend, Kay, and her husband were planning to go on a cruise to Alaska with Kay’s parents. About a month before they were to leave, a…

Keep Going

6. Keep Going

She holds the poles firmly for support, catching her breath. Probably did at least 2 miles so far. Although she’s not terribly athletic, the smooth slide of the cross country skis made this exercise fun and inspired her to keep going. Didn’t eve…

Exploring Fiber Arts: Weaving

7. Exploring Fiber Arts: Weaving

Before knitting and crochet came into being, weaving was the way fabrics were made. The earliest looms were simple frames that held the warp in place (the vertical strands) while the weaver wove the weft (the horizontal strands) between the warp strands. T…

My Mum Wanted Me To See the World For Her

8. My Mum Wanted Me To See the World For Her

Back when I was just seventeen, my mother took me to one side, and confided in me that, her whole life, she had wanted to travel, but circumstance had never permitted her to get beyond the British shores. We had, earlier that year, befriended an Austrian P…

Explore Japanese Pop Culture at V Jump Festa

9. Explore Japanese Pop Culture at V Jump Festa

With an extra invitation to the V Jump Festa, my girlfriend asked if I wanted to tag along. She told me it would be a different look at Japanese culture. She was right, I had mostly explored ancient temples, shrines and festivals. I had shied away from Jap…

Weight Pulling A Sporting Event For Dogs

10. Weight Pulling A Sporting Event For Dogs

Before I begin to tell you my experience playing this sport for dogs there’s a few things that I want to mention. To get the ball rolling (a little dog humour) I want to tell you that my name is ‘Orca’ you can see me in the picture over to t…

Bucket List: Eating Healthy

11. Bucket List: Eating Healthy

The one enduring item on my bucket list was to develop really healthy eating habits. It was not about weight but about being healthy and feeling healthy. In January 2014, I took the leap. I stripped my eating back to the basics and then added things back b…

The Freedom To Be Invisible

12. The Freedom To Be Invisible

I would like to be invisible so that I can do and go anywhere I choose. Next to love being free and experiencing freedom is another great gift for any human being to witness and experience. Being free offers the feeling of liberation. It allows for the rel…

Chautauqua Institution In The Summer

13. Chautauqua Institution In The Summer

Soon winter will be over, at least we all hope so and spring will be here. The spring brings such beauty, all of the flowers and trees starting to bloom, the grass turning green and that fresh smell in the air. Are you ready for spring? Spring then brings…

2005 The Pivotal Year

14. 2005 The Pivotal Year

And then something happens that makes you realize that you want more! No, I don’t mean more ‘things’, but you start to question life and everything that is going on around you and there is a deep restlessness, that you can’t seem to und…

Featured image is from Vacationing in Alaska … and the Challenging Things I Did There by WeeCatCreations

Robin Svedi aka rms is a Community Organizer and member of the Creative Team at Squidoo.com where her daily mission is to help lensmasters build better and more successful lenses about the things they know and love.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/grammieo grammieo

    Thanks for including me here. Lots to read and see!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rms rms

      You’re welcome and I know you’ll enjoy reading all of the others.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/tonyleather tonyleather

    So good of you to feature my lens here! Thanks a lot!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rms rms

      You’re welcome. Thanks for sharing your story.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/d-artist d-artist

    I will enjoy going through these lenses…sorry I could not finish my project on time for this quest…

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rms rms

      Please feel free to post the lens here in the comments when you get it done. I’d love to take a look.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ideadesigns ideadesigns

    This helps us to get to know a little more about our fellow squidoians.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rms rms

      That’s true. We have soooo many interesting people here.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rms rms

      That’s true. We have soooo many interesting people here.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/DaisyDixon DaisyDixon

    I enjoyed seeing all of these lenses, There are a lot of inspiring things as well as beautiful places.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/DaisyDixon DaisyDixon

    I enjoyed seeing all of these lenses, There are a lot of inspiring things as well as beautiful places.

  • cercis70

    A baker’s dozen, plus. I’ve already starting reading these.

  • cercis70

    A baker’s dozen, plus. I’ve already starting reading these.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/carknack carknack

    Wow! I just realized I don’t even have a serious “bucket List” What’s wrong with me???

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rms rms

      It’s never too late. Start one today.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/artyfax artyfax

    A very varied selection of accomplishments

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Wednesday_Elf Wednesday_Elf

    What a great list. I’ve already read one of these ‘Bucket List’ lenses — off to check out the others.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SgtCecil SgtCecil

    I made the list! Thanks for including me! V Jump Festa rocked–I can’t wait to go this year!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rms rms

      Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/knowledgetoday knowledgetoday

    Thank you for featuring my lens here. There are so many good lenses.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/graceonline Kathryn Grace

    These all look so very interesting. I will read as many as I can over the next few days. Congratulations to all whose lenses are featured here.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/kiwinana71 kiwinana71

    Great lens here love reading what others have achieve in their journey through life. Thanks for sharing these.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Arachnea Arachnea

    I had to stop in and check this out.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Arachnea Arachnea

    I had to stop in and check this out.

  • http://www.portable-batteries.fr/ adaptateur ac

    enjoy myself with so many photos

  • http://www.portable-batteries.fr/ adaptateur ac

    enjoy myself with so many photos

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