2012: End of the World Bucket List
BY: CHASEN DOERR
According to the Mayan calendar, the world is allegedly coming to an end on December 21, 2012. This is because the mystical calendar the Mayan's created thousands of years ago doesn't go past this date. For those believing next December that fire and brimstone will rain down upon our earth, or that great waves will flood the land, they may want to put together a bucket list of sorts to make sure the last year of their lives is by far their best. Here's a list of ideas CSULB students may want to check off before the end of days. January: Start one New Year's Resolution you will finish
Every New Year's people try to make a change to something in their lives. Big or small, these resolutions are within reach but usually require some work. Many give up on their New Year's resolutions before the year has even started and just say next year will be the year. Well, since there may not be a next year start a New Year's resolution that you know you can keep. Big or small it doesn't matter, just hold true to one promise you make this year.
February: Find somebody to love
Nobody wants to be alone when the world comes to an end. So don't make this last Valentine's Day a last Singles' Awareness Day. Find somebody to spend the last year of the world with.
March: Have the most epic St. Patrick's Day ever
Whether you like your Guinness, Jameson or Bailey's separate or all together in an Irish Car Bomb, make sure your luck doesn't run out early this year by celebrating like a true Irishman. Wear plenty of green, you don't want to be one person getting pinched all night, and party with your friends and a few red heads. Maybe this will be the year you catch a Leprechaun and come upon a pot of gold. Also, St. Patrick's Day falls on a Saturday, so no worries about being hung-over for class the next day.
April: Go to Coachella
The three-day annual music festival taking place in Indio, Calif. every year has been growing exponentially since it started back in 1999. Now, the festival has grown so large they need to separate it into two identical weekends, April 13-15 and April 20-22. Last year, the festival had an eclectic array of big names inlcuding Skrillex, Kanye West, The Black Keys and Arcade Fire, spanning all genres of music. Make this one of the last big music festivals you go to.
May: Go to Las Vegas
Kick off what will be the last summer vacation ever with a trip to the city of sin. Memorial Day weekend is one of the best weekends to be in Las Vegas as a handful of different performers show up to rock different shows and clubs around the strip. Also, there is entertainment for every type of person: gambling, shopping, shows, buffets, pool parties and clubs. Head to one of the clubs at the Palms Resort and get a bird's eye view of the entire strip while you party the night away on top of a hotel. Also, Memorial Day weekend gives you one more day to rage, or, in some special cases, find that one friend your group mistakenly lost the drunken night before.
June: Enjoy the California beaches
California has some of the worlds most beautiful and exotic beaches. La Jolla, Malibu, and Pismo Beach are all great places to relax and soak up some sun. Enjoy some of the last hot summer days at the beach and get your tan on.
July: Celebrate Fourth of July with your own fireworks show
This requires some planning, but on your way back from Las Vegas pick up some good fireworks in Nevada and save them for the most epic Fourth of July celebration ever. Of course find a place where these fireworks can be shot off legally, then go to town. Make sure to bring a lot of friends and family around to enjoy your show.
August: Visit distant friends and family
School and work make it a difficult time to stay in touch with friends and family. Since this could be the last time you get to see your cousins from out of state or your friends from high school, make a trip or have them come to you and share some quality time together. Reminisce about old times.
September: Throw your own party
September means school has started and all your good friends you've met throughout the years will be back for what maybe everyone last's semester. Have everyone over to your place, set a theme, and make everyone where costumes. Go all out so everyone will be talking about the good time they had kicking off the last school semester.
October: Win a costume contest
Come up with a topical Halloween costume and enter a contest. Plan ahead and put your own spin on the costume so everyone wants to take pictures with you that night. There could be cash prizes in it for you, too.
November: Cook your own Thanksgiving dinner
You may not be able to recreate your mom or grandma's pumpkin pie, but it is still fun to try. Have an epic meal time creating your favorite Thanksgiving dishes and share them with friends, and if you're brave enough, your family.
December: Treat yourself to a big gift
With whatever money you have left in your bank account, spend it all on the biggest gift you have ever wanted. Whether it's an iPad or even a pony, this is something you have always wanted. Enjoy it for the last couple the days the world has left.