My Ongoing Bucket List of Things that I have Done…

I’ve found a worthwhile and extremely fun exercise is write down all the places and experiences I’ve had over the years. This list is not even close to done, and written down in almost stream of consciousness. I’ll be excited to update this list as experiences come back to me. What was also helpful was going through a trunk of keepsakes (ticket stubs, cards & letters, birthday cards, etc.). Today was a day about feeling good about what I’ve done in my life so far. Cannot wait to add to the list!


  • 1982: Mallapally, Thekkady and Cochin
  • 1988: Mallapally and Cochin with my mom and sister
  • 1997: train ride from Cochin to Nagpur with Uncle Sonny
  • Jan 2006: Cape Comarin, Kovalam beach with my parents; and backwaters boat ride on the Kerala backwaters
  • May/June 2014: New Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Mumbai, Goa – all with Derek; and Kerala backwaters, Cochin, Mallapally, and Thekkady with Derek, my mom and my uncle Raju and cousins Bobby & Rosy.

Singapore: 1997

  • cable car
  • Raffles Hotel


  • 1997: temple tour in Bangkok, Patpong
  • Jan 2015: Bangkok, Pattaya, Koh Samed, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Laos with Derek, Matthews, Annile and Nick

Kuala Lampur, Malaysia: 1997

Amsterdam with my cousin Noby: 1998 and 2006

Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland: 1998

Amazing Race: 2007

  • rappelling near Arches National Park, UT
  • hiking up the streams of Zion National, UT
  • ATV’ing in UT
  • jet skiing in Lake Meade, NV
  • skydiving 100 mi from Las Vegas, NV
  • camping in CO, UT, and NV


  • 2006: white water rafting
  • 2013: hiking & painting near El Capitan and Half-Dome with the dogs (Taylor & Tucker) and Derek for NYE

CareerBuilder Presidents Club Trip

  • 2005: Las Vegas
  • 2006: Puerto Vallarta with Tad (dj’d the event)
  • 2007: Atlantis with Elizabeth
  • 2011 & 2013: Cabo (twice)
  • 2012: Maui with Shelley

Malawi: Jan 2007 – CareerBuilder trip where we sponsored the village of Dindi

Baseball Games / Stadiums

  • 2013 Season tickets to Wrigley Field
  • Baltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park 9/09/14
  • Minnesota Twins 8 vs Baltimore Orioles 12 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards with my dad and my sister Bess 8/31/14
  • Wrigley Field …4/9/13 with George on his birthday …Paulie & Steph
  • Comiskey Park …Garrett & Andrea …Ryan, Garrett and John ….Paulie’s bachelor party
  • Boston Red Sox at old Yankee Stadium with Tobin 4th July
  • Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium with Derek
  • Kansas City Royals Kaufman Stadium with Sue
  • Jacobs Field with DaveRisner
  • PacBell Park with Tad
  • AT&T Park with Ryan, Ceyda, Chris and Hanna
  • Commerica with Luli
NFL Games / Stadiums
  • St Louis Rams at Soldiers Field with Shelley, Mark & Kate
  • 1999: Tennessee Titans at Candlestick Park with Tad
NCAA Football Games / Stadiums
  • 2014 BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl with Derek: Auburn 31 vs Florida St 34
  • 11/22/08 Syracuse at Notre Dame (Syracuse upsets ND coming back in the 4th quarter 24-23)
  • 9/25/10 – #16 Stanford at Notre Dame (Andrew Luck beats us 37-14)
  • Michigan Wolverines at Northwestern with Aminu and Jason
  • Many Purdue Boilermakers Ross-Ade Stadium
NCAA Basketball Games
  • 2011: Texas Tech at Kansas Allen Fieldhouse with Paul, Mindy and Brandon
  • 2012: Texas at Kansas Allen Fieldhouse with Paul & Lynn, Mindy & Dan, Brandon, Holly, Lauren & Gabe
  • Purdue Boilermakers Mackey Arena
NBA Games
  • Chicago Bulls United Center with JennyLee
NHL Games
  • Many Chicago Blackhawks games at the United Center …Colorado Rockies …Detroit Red Wings
  • Pearl Jam with Derek at LA Sports Colosseum 2013
  • 1992: Lollapalooza with Seth & Fritz… Red Hot Chilli Peppers… Soundgarden… Pearl Jam… Ice Cube… Ministry… Jesus and Mary Chain
  • Lollapalooza with Kemper & Jay … Radiohead… Rage Against the Machine (Wilco)… NIN …MGMT …Passion Pit
  • Lollapalooza …
  • Lollapalooza with Tad & Jay … Muse
  • Wilco… Red Rocks with Ilana… Kane County with Jason, Jamie & Joe… UIC with Melissa… South Bend with Jason, Becky and Elizabeth
  • Phish with Megan at Toyota Park
  • Passion Pit at Empty Bottle with Graham
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd at Deer Creek with Dee Dee in 1990
  • The Killers at UIC with Redden
  • Brian Wilson at Chicago Theater with Fergus
  • Bruce Springsteen at Market Square Arena, Indianapolis with Fleeter
  • Rage Against the Machine at 911 Club, Washington DC with Steve
  • Madonna at United Center
  • Bon Jovi at United Center
  • Liquid Soul at The Double Door
  • U2 at Solders Field with Alexis (and Kemper & Susan)
  • Roger Waters at Wrigley Field with DaveRisner, Gordon
  • The Police at Wrigley Field with Becky
Other Trips
  • Portland with Shelley
  • New Orleans with Paul & Lynn, Mindy & Dan et al for James & Mary’s wedding
  • Road trip Los Angeles to San Francisco on the PCH (Hwy 1) with Matthews
  • New York City with Eve, Kemper, Robert & Kate, Nicole, Carly, Josh & Sauni
  • San Francisco with Tad, Ballzini, Tony & Shea, Brandon, Fergus, GT, Eve & Sara
  • Los Angeles with Derek, Tad, Diddy, Matthews, Eve & Sara, Lisa, Tammy, Shelley
  • Denver with Carey, Joe & John & Qualk & DaveRisner, Ilana, Angie
  • Atlanta with Derek, Aminu & Lisa, Garrett & Andrea, Mindy & Dan
  • Lake Tahoe with Tad, Eve and Erin
  • Kansas City with Paul & Lynn, Mindy & Dan, Brandon & Holly
  • Washington, DC with Steve & Jenn
  • West Lafayette with Rahul & Lisa, Eve & Sara, Steve & Jenn, Matthews
  • Las Vegas for so many trips and bachelor partiesm
  • Allegan, MI with Carey

And now… Chicago is a trip

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