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Things to do before you're dead

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I've been on disability from work the past 2 months and bed rest gives me a lot of time to think. Sometimes that's good and sometimes that's bad. Anyway, I recently started to think up a list of things I'd like to do before I'm dead. Here's the start of my list.

1 live in San Francisco
2 climb Mt Sill
3 climb Half Dome in Yosemite again
4 go visit Carl in Oregon
5 enter a Balboa contest
6 make an attempt on Mt McKinley
7 go visit Je in Beijing
8 go see Tiger Woods play at the Masters
9 go visit Simon in Hong Kong
10 go trekking in the Himalayas
11 go to an opera at a really nice opera house like the Met or La Scala
12 get a bespoke navy suit with a really nice pair of dark brown John Lobbs or Edward Greens
13 go hiking in Patagonia
14 own a home in Greece
15 run a marathon
16 go trekking in New Zealand
17 do a tango in Argentina
18 visit Brazil during Carnaval
19 vacation in the Seychelles
20 vacation in Tahiti
21 go skiing in Whistler
22 go heli skiing
23 go hiking in Banff
24 go hiking in the Andes
25 take a photography class
26 take a siesta in Spain
27 follow the footsteps of the great Russian novelists in Moscow and St Petersberg

What do you want to do before you're dead?

-Jeff
 

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Surf Jaws. Of course, that could be the last thing I do before I'm dead. I wish I was Laird Hamilton . . .
 

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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
I wish I was Laird Hamilton . . .
With the light behind you...
 

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The legal list...

Potala Palce in Tibet
Monte Carlo, only this time with money in my pocket
get my house into Architectural Digest
get a bulldog
paint as well as those that I admire
maximize time with family and friends
drive Route 66 in an Indy car! (I wish)
Mayan ruins
 

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Two rather "trivial" things I always wanted to do:

1. Play a tennis match on a real grass court
2. Go cow-tipping.
 

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See the reunification of China. Earthmover, cow-tipping is a myth.
 

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Originally Posted by Kent Wang
See the reunification of China.

Earthmover, cow-tipping is a myth.


Well, now I'm doomed to a life of unfulfilled dreams.
 

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the one thing I would really like requires me to die first....get my obit in the NY Times.
 

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Originally Posted by Earthmover
Well, now I'm doomed to a life of unfulfilled dreams.

Go snipe-hunting instead.
 

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Originally Posted by designprofessor
get my house into Architectural Digest

this is a great one. when i was taking architecture classes, AD was standard reading. the homes in there are gorgeous.

-Jeff
 

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Originally Posted by chorse123
It's fun, but probably far overrated. The game is so sloooooow.

How so? I thought the grass courts would make the ball speedier? Did you use the heavier duty ball or the regular duty ball (designed for grass courts)? I think that makes quite a bit of difference. I know the bounces are low, but I didn't think the game would be that slow.

All my dreams. Coming apart at the seams!
 

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Originally Posted by Kent Wang
See the reunification of China.
On that same note, I'd like to see the *peaceful* unification of Ireland. My only goal in life is ongoing - look great every single day. So far, so good.
 

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Originally Posted by chorse123
It's fun, but probably far overrated. The game is so sloooooow.

On the contrary, I have found grass to be quite fast. Clay courts (and other gravel-like surfaces) are by far the slowest. Grass is quite fast and quite comparable to hard courts in speed. It's more forgiving than asphalt because it's not as hard but then hard courts are more predictable because balls sometimes make weird bounces on grass. Wimbledon is a tournament won by the serve and volley players not the baseline rallyers who win the French Open.
 

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The legal list...

Potala Palce in Tibet
Having been to Potala Palace, I can tell you that its prodigiousness is quite impressive. I remember its massive walls the most, and their tapered form seem to echo the surrounding Himalayas. It will be very interesting to see what the new railway into Tibet, does for the whole region. It certainly seems like it would undermine the region's long time impenetrability.

My list:
Trekking in Nepal to Mt. Everest base camp
Visit the Pyramids at Giza
Meet a fabulous woman to share my life with
 

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