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Old 08-31-2012, 03:25 PM   #1
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I think this is a great idea. The fist item on mine will be...

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Old 08-31-2012, 06:38 PM   #3
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I like this thread!

1. Make my bed.
2. Get a haircut.
3. Get a job.
4. Get a CFP.
5. Get a PhD.
6. Create a mission & vision statement.
7. Lose weight.
8. Compete in a triathlon.
9. Run a marathon.
10. Shovel snow.
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I don't really have a bucket list, but there are a few things I'd like to do. I know, I know, you are afraid I am going to bring up my usual RV destinations again.

I still have to read "War and Peace" along with a few other classics. I am not ready to cross them off. I may finally read them in the nursing home, but I will. I am not going to quit before I even start.
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1. Buy a bucket.

2. Move to Slidell Louisiana.

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I still have to read "War and Peace" along with a few other classics. I am not ready to cross them off. I may finally read them in the nursing home, but I will. I am not going to quit before I even start.
Don't wait too long.

When my grandfather entered a care facility, he brought along a new paperback set of Shakespeare's plays. (His old leather-bound set took up too much space for his room.) Unfortunately by that age he was deep into dementia and had almost no short-term memory.

Every morning he got to discover Shakespeare again for the first time. But he only had the patience to read about 15 pages, which were very dog-eared from several thousand mornings of this re-discovery. The rest of the set was pristine.
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Great thread

1. Learn to sky-dive jump out of a perfectly good airplane
2. Run for public office and do some good
3. Wear a size 8 dress
4. Become a millionaire by winning the NYS Lottery (hey, ya never know )
4a. Marry a millionaire
5. Own a cabin cruiser
6. Move to the island of Crete
7. Finish my Masters' degree
8. Become a reknown technical expert in my field
9. Invent something and start a small business
10. Go back to w*rk
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Don't wait too long.

When my grandfather entered a care facility, he brought along a new paperback set of Shakespeare's plays. (His old leather-bound set took up too much space for his room.) Unfortunately by that age he was deep into dementia and had almost no short-term memory.

Every morning he got to discover Shakespeare again for the first time. But he only had the patience to read about 15 pages, which were very dog-eared from several thousand mornings of this re-discovery. The rest of the set was pristine.
That's depressing!

So, why do I need to read anything? I will forget it soon. But, even if I do not forget it, what do I do with the knowledge? In fact, why do anything at all, because we do not live forever? Should I post that song "Dust in the Wind" again?

I am going to pour myself a drink though, while I continue to contemplate this deeper philosophical question that I have been thinking about since the age of 15.
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Get a degree every 10 years (3 is enough)
No, no, get just ONE more!
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2. Move to Slidell Louisiana.

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These are all things I thought I might do someday, but no longer want to do:

Buy a bigger, newer house

Start running again (I'll stick to walking)

Change jobs to earn more $$$

Move to a more attractive locale ( we will probably stay here and just travel due to the low cost of living)
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Hurricanes.
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Nords--love your list! Only things I want to keep doing are making the bed and getting haircuts. They are both antidepressants for me. And Free bird, I'm on board with every one of yours. Right now I can't even think of anything to add.
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Nords--love your list! Only things I want to keep doing are making the bed and getting haircuts. They are both antidepressants for me. And Free bird, I'm on board with every one of yours. Right now I can't even think of anything to add.


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