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    Some Guy Manguage Langler Supporter Contributor

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    What Bucket-List Items Have You Done.

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Some Guy, Mar 16, 2019.

    I'll start:

    Fire an AK-47 full auto (rock-n-roll) :D
    Blow shit up - (BIG LP gas tanks - big fireball, very hot) :D
    Drive 135Mph
    Own/ride a dirt-bike
    Own/ride a street-bike
    Build house
    Fly over Grand Canyon
    Camp on the North Rim of Grand Canyon
    Ride in a helicopter
    Jump off a cliff (and survive happily - intact)
    Flip a car (and survive happily - intact)
    Survive in the middle of nowhere.
    Do some things that no one can ever do again.

    Oh yeah, start writing a book!
     
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    *sees how much cool stuff you've done*

    I mean, I pet a deer, so that was pretty cool.
    Also, I'm very curious about this one.
     
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    Yeah, I did that while in Nara, Japan; deer are everywhere there.
    It's one of my wife's favorite Japanese cities, and it is very nice.
    I prefer Kyoto myself, more culture, and Nijo-jo is pretty cool; the cherry orchards around it are stunning when in bloom.
    We both agree that Tokyo is a little too westernized to be worth spending much time touring.

    Getting to 20 US Patents where I was a named inventor was something. So was 50.
     
  4. Some Guy

    Some Guy Manguage Langler Supporter Contributor

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    Never have pet a deer, got me on that one :)

    Jumping from the two cliffs (40'/70') at the base of Rainbow Bridge, into Lake Powell (now at crisis low).
    Dirt-biking (and shooting) in RedRock, El Mirage, and Joshua Tree. Shooting, at Calico when it wasn't a tourist attraction.
     
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    I think my bucket list is literally the opposite of yours, it's like: chill, piddle about in my cottage, cook, sew, grow old :p
     
  6. flawed personality

    flawed personality Though she be but little, she is fierce Contributor

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    I've touched a dolphin, fed it and got it to do a trick. Haven't swum with them yet though. :p
    Find the man I'm going to marry. Check. :D
    Most of my list is still to do. :rolleyes:
     
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    Learned to fly any kind of aircraft
    Skydived
    Hunted a deer
    Completed survival school
    Class 5 rafting
    Taught myself to forge weld steel
    Won an art contest
    Acted in a play
    Ran a marathon
    Cliff dived in Sabino Canyon
    Raced a bicycle
    Swam with stingrays
    Learned to surf
    Invented something
    Worked in a lab
    Made a movie
    Saw a cobra charmed in Marrakech
    Stood in the tallest building
    Had gyros in Greece
    Ate snails in Paris
    Got flashed by the female crew of the Danish navy
    Dove for oysters
    Competed in archery
    Fired M2 .50 cal at floating targets off a ship
    Learned to pole vault
    Rebuilt a mechanical watch
    Learned to knit
    Had sex outside
    Saved a life
    Learned to snowboard
    Owned a motorcycle
    Skied in the alps
     
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  8. Some Guy

    Some Guy Manguage Langler Supporter Contributor

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    Saved a life! That's awesome!
    Flashed by females is cool
    Made a movie!

    Got me on everything cept:

    Whitewater river rafting Class 5 with my son
    Sex outside
    Only got to forge bend and twist to make a pot-hook with my son at scout camp
    Chased away a bear with a rock (pissed that it woke me up)
    Adult shotgun clays 5/5 at scout camp instead of archery (sucked at that)
    Swam with stingrays & giant turtle
    Wow! yer makin me remember all this stuff !

    What did you invent?
     
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  9. Homer Potvin

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    Pooped in public...
     
  10. Some Guy

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    Voluntarily?
     
  11. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale Thy rod and thy Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Circumnavigated the globe (took years and a permanent relocation, but I eventually realized I had)

    Visited the Aya Sofia (Hagia Sophia) in Istanbul.

    Stood on the Great Wall of China

    Visited Hiroshima

    Spent an evening with my (former) girlfriend and a mutual friend exploring new things :)

    Fired a machine gun (M249 SAW)

    Got a tattoo
     
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    Cave Troll Loved by a Sweet lady. :) Contributor

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    Found love again. :supersmile:

    IDK when I will ever get the chance to play Noir Detective,
    cause I don't have a fedora or 12yr old Scotch. :(
    Maybe one day. :)
     
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    :)

    Write a play and be your own PI story! :D
     
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    Ive been passenger in a flipped car. year 1977. Car , a Volswagon beetle. with 2 college mates. One the driver. Luckily no obstacles where we flipped. Open space. We all came out without a scratch. The driver was very apologetic to me and the other guy. understandably so.
     
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    I am assuming this was a bungey jump. You didn't just...jump off a cliff, did you?
     
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    Became a father
    Climbed a mountain (twice)
    Threw a grenade
    Crowd surfed straight to the front of a concert
    Earned my eagle, globe, and anchor
    Rode an elephant
    Married the perfect woman
    Overcame alcoholism and smoking addiction
    Ran a marathon
    Traveled the world
    Bought a home

    There's more, but I liked those ones most. My wife and I have now combined our bucket lists. We have a lot to do. Good thing we have time to do it.
     
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    paperbackwriter Banned Contributor

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    I can add more challenges...

    have you ever……….

    taken a girl out on a date, who in turn met another guy at the pub you both visited, then gone home alone
    drank a bottle of vodka in 30 minutes
    gone to extreme lengths to find out the phone number of a girl you like
    gone to the wrong Church by mistake and not realised until 10 minutes in
    gone swimming in a river at 1.00am in the morning with a bunch of fellow 18 year old drunk maniacs. there was a rope to swing out on as well. that's all I remember
    been told that a party you attended last night must have been really dull because apparently you were "the life of it"
     
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    Id be envious in a childish way but also terrified that I would blow myself up
     
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    It's awesome. I also shot one from a grenade launcher. Painful in the shoulder.
     
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    Into Lake Powell. Water is harder at 70' than 40'. I was 17, it was a dare to go the second one, that explains a lot. :D
     
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    Now I know what to get you for Christmas. :p
     
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    No, it was at gunpoint. Funny story actually. Alcohol may have been a factor.
     
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    -Fired a SAW (M249)
    -Fired a M16 and M4 rifle
    -Thrown a grenade
    -Traveled to South Korea (Army stationed in Suwon, but been to Seoul, Osan, and more), England (London), the Netherlands (Amsterdam, but just landed there then traveled out of the country by bus), Germany (Berlin, Wagenfeld, Leipzig) Czech Republic (Prague, Paradubice), Hungary (Budapest), (been through Slovakia, but was on a train the whole time)
    -Been Tased (for certification purposes lol)
    -Tased someone else
    -Ridden an elephant and a camel (at Renaissance Faires, but still)
    -Seen fanged deer in the wild (Google water deer if you want nightmares)
    -Spent 5 years in jail without ever being arrested or convicted
    -Sung the National Anthem at my college graduation (solo!)
    -Cut someone down who was attempting to hang themselves
    -Saved an abandoned (or orphaned) fawn and brought it to a sanctuary
     
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    Those weapons are fun. I especially like the SAW. I was one of the last recruits to get trained on the weapon, so when range time came they had to get rid of the ammunition. We just fired the SAW for hours. Lit the range on fire. It was awesome.
     
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    We got 40 rounds apiece, and I think we did a hundred or so on the M60 in MCT (forgot about that). It was the end of the day on a Friday, so the troop handlers were looking to secure for the weekend and hit Oceanside, mine was yelling at me "Don't let up, don't waste my time, just burn through that belt and change up!"

    I didn't know they got rid of the SAW... everything has done gone and changed, no more ironing your covers, no more polishing your boots, prolly no more using a toothbrush to clean the bolts that hold your rack together, just endless warfighting and earning ribbons and such...
     

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