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Old 10-29-2010, 05:02 PM   #41
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I don't have a bucket list and don't really feel the need for one. Maybe later after I enjoy a few years of just being retired.
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Old 10-29-2010, 05:24 PM   #42
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No bucket list for me either. I take it one day at a time and do what moves me as the occasion arises. I find that I don't need the "highs" if I can suppress the "lows".
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Old 10-29-2010, 05:56 PM   #44
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I don't really have a list, but I've done a few things I always wanted to:
  • Sunbathe under the midnight sun (at 21C, only 30 miles inland from the Arctic Ocean).
  • Caribbean winter holiday (actually 2 but one was W*rk, had to retire after mega-corp sent me to the Islands on a private jet, can't get better).
  • 3,000 mile trip in my 50 year old LBC, no breakdowns.
  • Attended a Barrett- Jackson auction.

Other things I'd like to do:
  • Winter in OZ.
  • Buy something at a BJ auction.
  • Stand in the eye of a hurricane.
  • Drive an F1 car.
  • Go through a whole week without DW getting PO'd for some trivial reason (such as leaving the seat of the john up).
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... I have learned that just appreciating each day and the people in your life is way more important than seeing some site or experiencing some activity.
I wholeheartedly agree. I have no bucket list and don't plan on having one either.
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Old 10-29-2010, 06:01 PM   #46
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Pretty soon you're going to need to write Bucket List II, Scott. you've been busy since 2000!

Here's mine:
(1) Create bucket list. (not done)
Ditto. I got exhausted just reading.



heh heh heh - I did get the ole chloresterol down from 400 to 172, lost 30 lbs and hit the gym 2-3 times a week - no list just nagging by my doctor.
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Ditto. I got exhausted just reading.



heh heh heh - I did get the ole chloresterol down from 400 to 172, lost 30 lbs and hit the gym 2-3 times a week - no list just nagging by my doctor.
Pretty cool Mick! Congrats. Good to hear from you.

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  • Buy something at a BJ auction.
Wow, I had no idea they had auctions for those. What will they think of next?
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Alternatively, if suitably equipped, you could sell something?
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Other things I'd like to do:
Stand in the eye of a hurricane.
After two of those "opportunities" I think they may be highly overrated, especially considering what comes before & after.
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Really nords, If you want to quote me (and edit the quote), do so in context. That means don't quote what I have done and then put in place what I have yet to do. Bad for an author.

I never said I'd like the before or after, just the "then".
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Really nords, If you want to quote me (and edit the quote), do so in context. That means don't quote what I have done and then put in place what I have yet to do. Bad for an author.

I never said I'd like the before or after, just the "then".
Sorry, that's a cut&paste typo. Fixed. Thanks for so graciously calling my attention to my egregious error.

I don't see how one gets to stand in the eye without the precursor & aftermath-- and I was hoping that you'd explain it. But maybe it's no longer a question worth pursuing.
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Yep. I'm 25 pounds heavier than when I ran Boston in 2004, but I still ran a marathon this year--very slowly, but I did it. At least I'm down 22 pounds from my high two years ago and down 35 pounds from my highest lifetime weight (February 2000). I was plump as a kid and I've battle my weight since age 20.
Join the club, brother! Congrats to you. I am fighting the good fight, but I tell you it's a lot of 3 steps forward, 2 steps back. Still, I am not adding run a marathon to my list. Sounds too much like w*rk.
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- hoax the American public that I have landed on Mars
my congresswoman wouldn't fall for this, as she thinks there is already an american flag on the moon mars. can't get anything by old sjl.

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-finish the pbp (attempting 2011).
-hike the Appalachian trail
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-bike from china to europe
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my congresswoman wouldn't fall for this, as she thinks there is already an american flag on the moon mars. can't get anything by old sjl.

being young, my bucket list is vague and probably overly ambitious:

-finish the pbp (attempting 2011).
-hike the Appalachian trail
-bike across the US
-bike from china to europe
-sail around the world (including to antarctica).
-serve missions for my church (hopefully overseas).
PBP (Paris Brest Paris) is one of my goals, but I don't think I have the endurance. I rode the BMB route back in 2008, but it took me 4 days one way. I'd have to go at more than twice the pace to do it for real.

I will do the Appalacian trail when I ER
I am deep into planning biking across the US on the Northern Tier
I will move back to the UK
I would love to do what these guys have done for the last year

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Ditto. I got exhausted just reading.



heh heh heh - I did get the ole chloresterol down from 400 to 172, lost 30 lbs and hit the gym 2-3 times a week - no list just nagging by my doctor.
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As I have posted here before, I only have one thing on my list: RV'ing to Alaska. And the only reason to do that is simply because a guy must have something to look forward to. After that, I will think of something else. But not now.

Wait! I cannot start on that trip for quite a few months. What do I do until then? How about something down to earth like reading and finishing some classics that I have intended to do since adolescence and never got to it. War and Peace? Or The Brothers Karamazov?

Hey, I just remember that I bought August 1914 nearly 20 years ago, and have not read it. In fact, I do not know where it is in the house. Finding it shall be my immediate quest.
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As for Kumquat's hurricane, I've actually stood in the eye of a hurricane on land (Hugo) and all I can say is that it was a blessed relief to get some quiet from the constant noise, for the 20-30 minutes or so until the other side kicked up. A long and terrifying night spent in a converted trailer/fish camp that we thought was safe because "storms never turn inland".

As a lifelong coastal resident, I've had a fascination with storms, reading up on all the "old" storms and the detection methods that were used back in the day. One of my dreams is to land a seat on a hurricane hunter going out to measure a storm. To be in one of those planes and fly through the eyewall of a storm would be just unbelievably awesome. Just the pictures alone are incredible.
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One of my dreams is to land a seat on a hurricane hunter going out to measure a storm. To be in one of those planes and fly through the eyewall of a storm would be just unbelievably awesome. Just the pictures alone are incredible.
You could sit in a metal dumpster clutching an airsickness bag while crazed gorillas beat on the outside of the dumpster with aluminum bats... but I'm not sure how to safely simulate the effect of being dropped off a four-story building.
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PBP (Paris Brest Paris) is one of my goals, but I don't think I have the endurance. I rode the BMB route back in 2008, but it took me 4 days one way. I'd have to go at more than twice the pace to do it for real.

I will do the Appalacian trail when I ER
I am deep into planning biking across the US on the Northern Tier
I will move back to the UK
I would love to do what these guys have done for the last year

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2015 is the next opportunity to do pbp, and no bmb was done this year...the french are doing what they do best, adding more bureaucracy. more hurdles to come in 2015.

thanks for sharing that link.
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