About the term “Bucket List”

Naming my activity “Deb’s Bucket List” has caused some confusion to my followers. Let me explain. According to Urban Dictionary, the term “Bucket List” means:

A list of things to do before you die. Comes from the term “kicked the bucket”, as in this statement “I need to remember to add skydiving to my bucket list.”

Let’s do this.

The name for the list is meant to be tongue-in-cheek. I don’t really need to do these things before I die. I want to do these things, period. I am an avid reader of restaurant reviews, menus and cookbooks. I love music and music venues and musicians so I hangout where they hang out – in pubs, taverns and bars.

Which reminds me, why pubs?

When I was a student in Oxford University, England I learned that the only elements required to be called a town were an abbey, a post office and a pub. PUB stands for Public place, to meet your neighbors and quench your thirst and hear the news of the day. That explanation offered me a delightful sense of order in a chaotic world.

Eat, stray, love.

I worked my way through college as a waitress and fell in love with the son of the owner of The Beachcomber Restaurant.  I became part of a restaurant family and traveled cross country in search of dining establishments. At each stop I was invited into the kitchens — Cleveland, Chicago, St. Louis, Denver, Tucson, Dallas, New Orleans, Nashville and Pittsburgh. The trip introduced me to different cultures of America and the food that makes every region different and special.

Urban spelunker and gunkholer.

So my bucket list, my list of places to explore by water or by land, is not about what I want to do before I die. It is simply a list of what I want to do this Friday night. Simple. So follow my blog, grab a friend, and get inspired to kick-off your own memorable weekend in Philly and beyond.

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