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Give the president a tour of your office: check.
Give the president a tour of your office: check.

The Milwaukee bucket list

Because of the nature of my job, I've had the opportunity to experience Milwaukee in a way that not everyone else has. I've been privilege to race around the Milwaukee Mile in an Indy car, fly above the city with the Blue Angels and the Red Barons, and ride along with the MPD Vice Squad as it keeps Milwaukee safe.

But that's not to say I've completely crossed off everything on my Milwaukee "bucket list." Before I go to that great cheese castle in the sky, I've got more than a few experiences I must try.

I've broken down this list into stuff that I have done (read: checked off), stuff that I need to do (read: attainable) and stuff that I'd love to do (read: probably unattainable).

So what do you think? Add your own ideas using the Talkback feature below ... or better yet, help me cross these all off my list.

Already checked off:

  • Catch a foul ball at a Brewers game
  • Take an out-of-town visitor to The Safe House
  • Take the Lake Express to Michigan
  • Polar Bear Plunge
  • Close Wolski's
  • Tailgate on Opening Day
  • Sail on Lake Michigan
  • Sit in skyboxes at every Milwaukee arena/stadium
  • Watch a Violent Femmes show from backstage
  • Do the Miller, Lakefront and Sprecher Brewery tours in one day
  • Show Robin Yount my life-size growth chart from 1985
  • Ride the little train at the Zoo
  • Give the president of the United States a tour of my office

Need to do:

  • Race as a sausage
  • Run the Hoan
  • Go to Summerfest every day -- but not for work
  • Have a Serb Hall fish fry
  • Ice skate at Red Arrow Park
  • Visit every Frank Lloyd Wright building in Milwaukee
  • Catch a home run at a Brewers game

Love to do:

  • Run the Lakefront Marathon
  • Throw out the first pitch at a Brewers game
  • Dine atop Allen-Bradley clocktower
  • Eat the four-pound burger at Kelly's Bleachers
  • Open the Art Museum's wings
  • Play the organ at the Oriental Theater
  • Introduce the headliner at the Marcus Amphitheater
  • Win the media home run derby at Helfaer Field
  • Host an entire show alongside Dave and Carole

Talkbacks

Zipper | March 29, 2011 at 11:54 a.m. (report)

I think the Forum trolls are just jealous that their bucket list is much more humble.
1) Move out of mom's basement
2) Kiss a girl
3) Profit?

I know I'm being mean, but really guys, this is OMC. Are you really concerned about the fact that Andy didn't publish a meaningful list of things you need to do before you die, or are you just jealous that Dave and Carole will probably call him? it's not like those two bufoons have anything more interesting to say than Andy. Maybe Carole can tell us a funny story on how she doesn't get those young kids with their Nintendo360s and their rap music.

Also-Someone should mention Dave Begel. There.

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brunocarlson | March 28, 2011 at 2:50 p.m. (report)

35104 I am going to make a bucket list about a bucket list in hopes that those in power of said bucket list items will come to me and let me do said things and in turn write about them on my daily web-zine.

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allmy4animals | March 27, 2011 at 10:45 a.m. (report)

I need help putting a bucket list together. Any suggestions for a 70 yr. old in reasonably good health who hasn't done to much lately due to having no one with same interest as myself. I love the outdoors, animals, baseball and unable to leave home due to comittments unless able to find someone to babysit my animals. Wish I was young again.

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High_Life_Man | March 24, 2011 at 4:08 p.m. (report)

In order to host an entire radio show, you'd have to talk about something other than stupid lists. Don't think you can do it.

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