The Bucket List

9 Sep 2013 – Library and Movies


Good morning from Columbia/SC and what a lovely sunrise on the deck outside the house. Was at the library a few days ago, have nearly forgotten how nice and pleasant the Irmo Branch Library is. That will be another Sat outing for the grandkids!

Welcome back to the US and Blockbuster, where it is possible to rent some movies for US$0.99 over 5 days. Time to catch up with the movies missed or repeat those which are worth repeating.

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The Bucket List/2007****starring two of my favourites, Jack Nicholson (Edward) and Morgan Freeman (Carter) as the two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die. Not good review from the movie critics who are perhaps younger and are unable to relate to mortality! Personally I enjoyed this movie.

IMG_7152Edward last visit with Carter and they share a few moments, wherein Carter reveals with great amusement how the Kopi Luwak (most expensive coffee in the world) Edward enjoys is grown in a Sumatran village, is eaten and defecated by a jungle cat (Asian Palm Civet), and is harvested because of the special aroma of the gastric juices, for real 🙂

Carter crosses off ‘laugh till I cry’ from his bucket list and insists Edward finish the list without him…

Linn received a tiny packet of that coffee from the Sumatra mission group, note the tagline


The Norwegian title translated – Now or Never! Got me thinking what would be in my bucket list??? Laugh till I cry will certainly be one of them 🙂 🙂

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According to the above drawings, spoons are used more than bucket!!! When it is time to end life’s journey, it does not matter whether one kicks the bucket or the spoon 🙂 🙂 🙂

Italian romantic comedy Pane e tulipani/Bread And Tulips/2001**** Rosalba misses her bus because she’s stuck in the women’s restroom trying to retrieve her dropped wedding ring from a toilet, how symbolic – marriage down in the toilet!! The courtship of a runaway Italian housewife by a suicidal Icelandic waiter might not sound like the stuff of movie magic — even if it is set against the sensuous, super-romantic backdrop of Venice but is entertaining and a good way to pass an evening.

I don’t have a bucket list because it is my dedication to live every day of my life there. I don’t have a bucket list because I’m doing it that day, I don’t want to go to bed and say, ‘Oh, I wish I had done this’ – Melissa Etheridge

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