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Things to do before you're dead

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by gamelan, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. gamelan

    gamelan Distinguished Member

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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
     


  2. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Distinguished Member

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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 . . .
     


  3. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    I wish I was Laird Hamilton . . .
    With the light behind you...
     


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    designprofessor Distinguished Member

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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
     


  5. Earthmover

    Earthmover Senior Member

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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.
     


  6. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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


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    Earthmover Senior Member

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    See the reunification of China.

    Earthmover, cow-tipping is a myth.


    Well, now I'm doomed to a life of unfulfilled dreams. [​IMG]
     


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    Stax Senior Member

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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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    lawyerdad Stylish Dinosaur

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    Well, now I'm doomed to a life of unfulfilled dreams. [​IMG]
    Go snipe-hunting instead.
     


  10. chorse123

    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    1. Play a tennis match on a real grass court

    It's fun, but probably far overrated. The game is so sloooooow.
     


  11. gamelan

    gamelan Distinguished Member

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    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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    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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    seanchai Senior Member

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    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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    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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    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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