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    10 things to do before I die

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Crinkle420, Aug 4, 2007.

    I was thinking last night, and came up with some things I want to do before I die. (no particular order)

    1) Own a seahorse
    2) Write a book / publish book
    3) Climb a mountain
    4) Sky-dive
    5) Learn Karate
    6) Travel the world
    7) Learn two foreign languages
    8) Space travel
    9) Sleep in a haunted house
    10) Smile

    kind of fun to think about (the doing part, not the dying)
     
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    1.) finish writing novel
    2.) get a novel published
    3.) fall in love
    4.) go to University
    5.) go skinney dipping
    6.) go to Venice
    7.) travel most of Europe
    8.) live in another country
    9.) learn to be happy woth myself
    10.) to be able to look back at my life and be content with everything i had and hadn't done. :)
     
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    1) Ask for forgiveness for every sin I've made
    2) Do the best of good deeds I can to my best potential
    3) Be a great daughter
    4) Get married
    5) Fall in love with the guy I marry
    6) Have loads of kids
    7) Love my kids/be a great mother
    8) Become a renowned writer
    9) Get my message across the world
    10) Make a difference
     
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    I don't even think I have ten things.. Ah well, here's my list at the moment-

    1. Finish writing a semi-long book (published or not, doesn't matter).
    2. Realize what I want to do with my life.
    3. Travel to Europe and the UK, though this one may prove to be difficult, considering I hate traveling alone.
    4. Make a few close friends.
    5. Run the Rocky stairs. : )
    6. Fall in love.. blah blah blah.
    7. Buy a house with a huge library.
    8. Buy a Grand Piano and play it at 3 AM.

    I need to ponder this again, as I have no idea what my last two will be..
     
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    1) Make my parents truly proud to have me as their daughter.
    2) Make hundreds of my own recipes and publish them in a book.
    3) Own a renowned restaurant.
    4) Fall in love.
    5) Marry the man I love.
    6) A visit to every continent.
    7) Have kids... just not a lot.
    8) Become a pastry chef
    9) Go to a good culinary arts school
    10) o.o eat an apple...?

    Not exactly in the order, obviously :p I couldn't find a 10th... so I put a random one :)
     
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    1. Travel to a planet around a different star
    2. Invent a new branch of mathematics
    3. Inspire one person to dedicate his or her life to seek knowledge
    4. Travel to an alternate reality, and return safely
    5. Learn to manipulate gravity
    6. Solve the riddle of faster than ;ight travel
    7. Write a novel that people willwant to read
    8. Paint an oil painting that captures the image I intended
    9. Learn to play saxophone well
    10. Become immortal so I have the time for 1-9, and all the numbers that follow later.
     
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    1) Own a seahorse
    2) Write a book / publish book
    3) Climb a mountain
    4) Sky-dive
    5) Learn Karate
    6) Travel the world
    7) Learn two foreign languages
    8) Space travel
    9) Sleep in a haunted house
    10) Smile

    i've done all but 3... can i go now, anyway?...pleeeese?
     
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    We can't let you go yet Maia! -clings-
     
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    In no particular order:

    1) Write everything I want to write
    2) Become a renowned writer (Preferably before 20)
    3) Spend a year in England
    4) Spend a year in Ireland
    5) Visit Sydney
    6) See Jimmy Buffett before he dies
    7) See Bruce Springsteen before he dies
    8) Fall in love and have the person I love love me back *ignores gagging noises, then realizes he's the one making them*
    9) Become a renowned songwriter/musician
    10) Become a renowned actor

    List subject to change...
     
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    Ten Things to Do Before I Die:

    1) Get at least one book on the Bestseller's List.
    2) The famous 'fall in love and get married...'
    3) Go skydiving.
    4) Treat my body like the temple that it is.
    5) Travel the world.
    6) Learn to trust.
    7) Travel the States via road-trip by myself and then scrapbook it.
    8) Learn how to pray the Rosary correctly, in its entirity.
    9) Live in New York City at least once, life in California at least once.
    10) Grow old, reflect on my life and be satisfied with how it all played out.

    :)
     
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    1) Become famous
    2) Become famous for something good.
    3) Travel the world (in the process of it)
    4) Become rich and famous.
    5) Become a powerful and well known (in a good way) politician.
    6) Fall in love
    7) Have a family
    8) Have all of my family respect me.
    9) Be loved.
    10) Be Famous and Rich.
     
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    Did you know 5 of those listed deal with fame?
     
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    I used to have a list like this. Except it was "25 things I want to do before I'm 30." And I think I was Christian at the time, so many of them had to do with church.

    Anywho...

    10.) Have sex on a trampoline: It just sounds like fun.

    9.) Get a PhD in astronomy: My ticket to changing the path of humankind.

    8.) Travel to every continent: Have to explore this world before I move on to exploring extraterrestrial ones.

    7.) Become fluent in at least two more languages: Or one and a half. I'm already pretty good at Spanish. A world-traveling astronomer needs to be multilingual.

    6.) Start a revolution: Could be fun.

    5.) Have a hand in advancing deep-space exploration: If I can't go there myself, I would at least like to have a hand in sending people to new planets, maybe even new solar systems.

    4.) Learn to play drums: I can't sing, and my hands are too small for guitar. I have to be a rockstar somehow.

    3.) Drive across the country by myself: What can I say? I'm good company.

    2.) Have a Byzantine-style mosaic on my kitchen floor: I know, it'll be hard to clean. But it'll be sweet.

    1.) Own a house with a huge, wrap-around front porch: I don't care if I have a tiny one-bedroom house. I want to be able to hold a grand party on my front porch.
     
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    Really? Sex on a trampoline? I don't know, that actually sounds like it could be quite painful. Also, I'm sure that someone has to manufacture a guitar small enough for you to feel comfortable. Maybe a one designed for children? (Not some little toy :p)
     
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    I've tried to learn guitar. I had one of those 3/4 size ones. I wasn't very good at it. I've already decided, it's going to be drums.

    And yes, on a trampoline. Nothing you say will convince me that that would not be awesome.

    Edit: And where's your list, Adamant?
     
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    Yes, but I really want to be famous.
     
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    Haha, well, it's always good when a guy knows what he wants.
     
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    My Ten in No Order Whatsoever

    Didn't really think about this in advance, so maybe there are some things I'd want to change. Again, these are in no particular order.


    01.
    Make an award-winning/best-selling story, though not necessarily in written form

    02. Become a pilot at some point; or at least I think I'd like that

    03. Own a Subaru Impreza WRX STI, and some other really nice cars

    04. Travel to different areas of the world, especially Japan and Europe

    05. Become more skilled in the world of music (guitar, drums, and singing -- if that's possible)

    06. I am not dying as a virgin, I absolutely refuse

    07. On a related subject, I'd like to follow that whole love path and whatnot (find the one, or someone of equal value... haha)

    08. Get in a position where I am able to help others (in finances and knowledge)

    09. Find a way to at least emulate all the powers I have thought of giving my characters in my story currently titled Iconoclast.

    10. Go to a concert.

    ---- And one for after death ----

    11. Figure out the truth to all this religious business
     
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    1. Backpack through Europe
    2. Have a book published
    3. Meet Stephen King
    4. Get my college degree
    5. Have a family
    6. Visit the Louvre
    7. Win a Bram Stoker award
    8. Paint a masterpiece
    9. Have a New York Times Bestselling novel
    10. Learn how to dance ballroom

    :D
     
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    In no real order:

    1 Go to University to study psychology and applied counselling
    2 Become a certified psychologist
    3 Initiate the reform of the/or aspects of the/ Health system in Australia
    4 Publish something worth reading
    5 Travel the world, especially England and Canada.
    6 Get drunk and go streaking
    7 Try not to get arrested or hurt whilst getting drunk and streaking
    8 Buy my own house and colour it in every shade of the rainbow
    9 Go try out some adventure sports they offer in New Zealand
    10 Meet the people, in real life, who are members to this forum.
     
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    1. get through college
    2.see all of my friends from other states/countries
    3. make all of my friends happy
    4.travel the world
    5.learn how to play guitar
    6.do everything i can for special someone
    7.need to listen to ppl about me being a good person
    8.try not to kill father
    9.protect all my friends and other ppl i love and care about
    10.discover a pain that gives as much pleasure as slitting my wrists without being as dangerous

    not all in that particular order and alot of those are debateable
     
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    This might be depressing since i've made up one of these most years and not accomplished much. On another note i have done some of other people's goals such as visit the louvre (wear comfortable shoes- i spent 7 hours walking around there) and gone to Uni.

    1 Make a difference for the better - oh how cheesey that sounds and I'm not sure what that would be -oh young and idealist i perhaps am - but i'd like to take down a few greedy people, organisations which make money out of the suffering of others. Start a left wing movement that has reachable goals or if not in frustration bomb all companies that rip people off (only joking :S- is big brother listening?)
    2 Be self sufficient - on many levels, like to rely on self not on parents or government for anything - like perhaps stick electic panels to roof, make own energy etc. I don't like buying products from corrupt regimes but that's quite a hard thing not to do.
    3 Write something original (is that still possible?) and worth saying - I'm not sure I'm into this get into the best seller list that seems more about the fame and money than what has actually been written as a look at the popular books selling in any book shop will show.
    4 Become fluent in Spanish - (I am quite good at reading and writing, I'm just a bit apprehensive when it comes to conversation despite living in Spain for a year
    ), French, German and Russian (going there soon to a language school) quite a challenge but I'm giving it a go.
    5 Spend a year in Paris - I spent a week there and absoloutley loved it, it's the friendliest city i have been to. I'd also like to learn French so the perfect opportunity. I also thought about writing a play here but that seems cheesey but who knows...
    6 Get my play shown at a major London Theatre
    7 Learn how to act and perform in something
    8 Get a Black Belt in a martial art - I'm blue belt in Tae kwon do - but had quite a rest period, I'm thinking of trying ju jisu - looks quite interesting with weapons
    9 Sail the world - (I hate flying will never go on another plane in my life, so I go everywhere by train - or cargo boat if i ever go to south america) But one time when I was sitting at a beach in Greece this amazingly beautiful sailing boat came into view-it was a lovely sunny day -and some of the 'crew' got into a row boat and came to shore, got supplies and rowed back out and soon the boat was sailing away - I thought what a romantic life....
    10 Be more courageous, confident - more assertive, not so scared about death, people. - Perhaps risk life for another's. Also be more tolerant and more at peace with self-Accept I can't control everything and shouldn't try
    11 Fall in love and all that package - ok an extra one but this is quite important to me although seems the furtherest out of reach (oh woe!)


    Ok most are quite idealist but i guess that's the way goals should be. I wrote these on the spot I'm sure I could miss some and there are important ones missing...
     
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    Done that one several times.

    In the process of doing that one. I've finished two now that are looking good and about to start the third.

    Anyway:

    1. Own a Subaru Impreza (preferably orange)
    2. Live where it snows all winter.
    3. Be on my own.
    4. Help my daughters fulfill their lives for themselves.
    5. Meet my soulmate.
    6. Paint that perfect picture.
    7. Write that perfect story.
    8. Paraglide.
    9. Own the Martini factory.
    10. Get my knees fixed.

    All in no particular order. Number four being the most important though.
     
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    You too want to own a Subaru Impreza WRX STI? Hmm... though I don't believe I've even seen one in orange. When they are in my presence, I do a little bow to them.
     
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    I've got to confess that I'm not bothered about the particular model. So long as it's not the estate version. If I had enough money to buy a new one then I'd get it painted orange because it's my favourite colour (sad I know).
    It's the sound of the engine that I love and I have been known to follow the odd one here and there with the windows down just to hear the noise (also very sad:( - I'm a Subaru stalker:redface:)
    Did you know that it is the car with the greatest driver satisfaction? It's also the fastest (and most satisifying) way to lose your licence:eek:.
     

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