Forty Before Forty (4/40)

June 2, 2022

Apparently I’ve had enough birthdays on this planet to turn 40 next year. I’ve heard of people creating a bit of a bucket list of things to do as a way to celebrate and embrace this moment. I’ve got a lot of little things like that on the brain, so I figured I’d give it a go.

#1 Calls Drive In

JUNE 2 – My wife’s family has been loyal to a drive-in called Maddox since the beginning of time. Down the road there’s another option I’ve always been intrigued by, so I figured my birthday was the perfect time to be a rebel. Pretty dang tasty!

#2 Birthday Bowling

JUNE 4 – Before the pandemic started, I’d gone bowling on my birthday for nearly 15 years; a tradition that eventually grew in size as my family and extended family did. Getting this tradition rolling again was something I had pretty high on my list.

#3 Salt Lake Shred Game

JUNE 10 – Kim and I played a lot of ultimate frisbee in college. Tuesday and Thursday evenings on the quad, watching the sun set, tossing some discs with out friends…hard to beat. When we heard a professional ultimate team was coming to Utah – and one of those college friends we used to play with wanted us to come with him – we made it happen.

#4 Eat a Food I’ve Always Been a Bit Leery Of

JUNE 16 – For whatever reason, tongue has always been one of those meats I’ve given a wide berth to. But when I was grabbing some tacos with an old friend for lunch and saw tongue on the menu? Welp, I figured it was as good a time as any. And, whadya know, it was delicious! It’s the grayish meat on the left, btw.

Left to do:

  1. Go backpacking
  2. Play disc golf at Schneider’s Bluff
  3. Bike the Skyline Trail
  4. Paddle through Red Canyon
  5. Ski at Deer Valley
  6. Ski at Eagle Point
  7. Ski at Brian Head
  8. Catch a lizard
  9. Pay for somebody else’s dinner
  10. Write a cowboy poem
  11. Ride the Wasatch Crest trail
  12. Get a ace in disc golf
  13. Hike Ben Lomond
  14. Build a zip line
  15. Go to lunch with Heather
  16. Watch the sunset from North Ogden Divide
  17. Go to a Ogden Raptors game
  18. Ride the California Zephyr
  19. Eat at Red Canyon Lodge
  20. Go to an RSL game
  21. Sleep overnight in a hammock
  22. Visit the Krishna Temple
  23. Learn to do a wheelie
  24. Bike in to Middle Fork
  25. TBD
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  36. TBD

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Hi, I'm Gregg.

I'm a SaaS marketer and maker.


Never heard of me? All good, these days I don't chase influence as much as I do balance. By day I run marketing for Inntopia and evenings see me building SendView, but my happy place is adventuring in the mountains with my family.