Things That You Would Still Like to Do...

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by nubka, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

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    As I am only 52, here are some things that I would still like to do in my life (and, no, they don't all have to be big, epic things.)

    Live in Japan
    Visit the Anne Frank House & her home on the Merwedeplein
    Visit Auschwitz/Birkenau :(
    Learn to play the piano
    Learn to fence
    Work in a florist shop
    See Plushy skate live :D
    Get dressed in a beautiful kimono
    Cruise the Greek islands
    Live next door to Disneyland
    Cook fried potatos without having them totally stick to the bottom of the pan!

    What about you...?
  2. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    Nice thread! :)

    I would like to:

    See Miki skate live and get a chance to meet her
    Meet Hikaru Utada and go to one of her concerts
    Learn how to ice skate
    Visit Japan, South Korea, China, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada, Finland, France, Ireland, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Austria, Romania
    Learn Japanese
    Attend figure skating competitions
    Eat sushi
    Meet Meryl Streep
    See Portugal win Eurovision :D
  3. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    Play golf in Scotland and Ireland
    Eat my way through Barcelona
    Learn how to make good chocolates
    Become an accredited mediator
  4. The Village Idiot

    The Village Idiot Demon Barber

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  5. PDilemma

    PDilemma Well-Known Member

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    Go to Ireland
    Go to mainland Europe
    Go to New Orleans, New York City, Yellowstone, and many, many more....
    (Okay, I just want to travel)

    Learn to skate
    Make a good risotto
    Own a house
    Write a book
    Not worry about money
    Bake an angel food cake that is not deformed
    Attend a skating comp.
    See games in more baseball stadiums.
  6. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'm hoping to fulfill my New York bucket list items this spring, but others would include:

    ~ swim with manatees
    ~ snuggle a koala
    ~ snuggle a sloth
    ~ see the polar bears in Churchill before it's too late :(
    ~ visit Ireland, the Isle of Mann, Greece, Egypt, Costa Rica, Antarctica, New Zeland, Vietnam, Russia ... and a bunch of other places
    ~ take a Danube cruise
    ~ become a highly paid travel writer or movie critic
    ~ see a federal NDP government get elected (and not disappoint!)
    ~ find the perfect pair of jeans
    ~ learn to play mandolin. or banjo. or both
    ~ win the lottery or otherwise become financially independent so I can open a used book store without worrying about having to make a profit
    ~ attend an Olympic skating event where Canadians win gold (oh, wait, I already did that :D )
  7. D&Sfan4ever

    D&Sfan4ever Living in a Snark

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    Travel, a lot...
    Own a house
    Get married and have children
    Become a lawyer (this year hopefully, I'm crossing my fingers)
    Not worry about money
    Go to the winter Olys
    Go to a Megadeth concert... and an Edguy one
    Learn to play the piano and/or guitar (an electric one if possible, but I'm not picky)
    Work in the UN
  8. KatieC

    KatieC On hold

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    Learn how to play the piano
    Live on my own with my dream library (you know, the one with a sliding ladder and fireplace and a leather chair with brass studs)
    Travel to Italy and Greece, and make it to Uganda
    Not worry about having enough money
    Work internationally in elections
    Get paid to do something I love
  9. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

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    I've done that. Probably one of the most important and devastating things I've ever done. I still get chills and tear up when I think about it, many years later. Knowing about, reading about, seeing photos of what happened there is bad. But, actually being there. Seeing the different buildings and their contents. Walking in the footsteps of so many who were murdered - it's just numbingly horrifying.

    As for something I would like to do, I would like to live in Tuscany and travel around Europe at my leisure. These things don't have to be things we could actually ever do? Right?
  10. millyskate

    millyskate Well-Known Member

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    Get married and have children
    Adopt a child
    Get a photo book published
    Open a shop
    Eat in a 3 Michelin star restaurant
    Spend a week in a spa resort/hotel
    Be a skating photographer
  11. RockTheTassel

    RockTheTassel Well-Known Member

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    Learn to swing dance
    Bake something and have it actually turn out tasty
    Read every book I currently own
    Become fluent in another language
    Travel to at least five other countries
    Get to the Adult Gold level in figure skating
    Attend the Winter Olympic Games
    Join the Navy
    Be as content as possible with whatever crosses my path. :)
  12. mmscfdcsu

    mmscfdcsu Skating Pairs with Drew

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    Have a huge bathtub and great bathroom. Perfect for 5 hour baths complete with candles, champagne and a supply of paperback books. Apartment bathtub doesn't quite cut it.
    Learn to play the violin
    Take voice lessons
    Retire now, leaving lots of time in the day for skating while everyone else is at school or work
    Live on a houseboat
    Buy a house on the lake.
    Travel around the world to experience opera in differing settings.
    But greatest fantasy :shuffle:. Get to put on my skates and stand on the ice near the boards for even 10 minutes of an elite Mens Practice session. To feel the speed and power and be on that side of the boards would be a dream come true. :eek:

    Win Powerball so that I can do all the things I listed above.
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  13. smurfy

    smurfy Well-Known Member

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    -Travel.....Visit Machu Pichu, Antartica, Japan, Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey, Greece, Israel, Egypt, Portugal plus others
    -See more areas of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, N Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, US, Canada
    -Spend more time on hobbies: reading, photography, scrapbooking
    -Attend more skating
    -Meet that special someone
    -Cook and bake more
    -Contribute/be productive once I retire
    -Do something that scares me

    Nubka - Anne Frank house is very worth visting. I went as an adult, and could not believe how much of the book (read in jr hight) just popped up in my memory. I did go to Dachau also, and though sad/horrific, as a citizen of the world, it was something to see and reflect on. I am not sure how to word it, but it was a place one should go and pray/acknowledge.
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  14. Allen

    Allen Glad to be back!

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    Travel wise: Angkor Wat, Machu Pichu, South Africa, Dubai, India, Bali, Tahiti, Alaska, Russia

    Eat at El Bulli in Spain.

    Work wise: Make tenure with no problems. Receive a Fulbright grant.

    Life wise: For Oliver and I to adopt a child in the next few years, definitely before we are 40

    I want to go to as many skating competitions as I can
    Be a spectator at the Olympics for both Figure Skating and Gymnastics
    Become a judge in either Figure Skating or Gymnastics
    Get the weight off and start dancing again
  15. KikiSashaFan

    KikiSashaFan Well-Known Member

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    Finish my degree
    Attend an Olympic Opening Ceremony
    Travel to each continent (my country list is too long to post)
    Run a full marathon
    Learn another language
    Get my scuba diving certificate
  16. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Have children
    Travel to Spain
    Watch a World Cup final
    watch skating at the Olys
    find a full time job
    Walk amoung the piramids
    Learn to dance the tango
    read War and Peace
  17. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

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    Just renovated the master bath (the shower was leaking). And we just ripped out the Jacuzzi, because in 25 years, I think we used it 4 times. Put in a make-up/vanity area instead.
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  18. mmscfdcsu

    mmscfdcsu Skating Pairs with Drew

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    :eek: :yikes: :(. When I had more time, I used to stay in the tub for hours at a time. I had a great old bathroom in KCMO. Deep, deep tub with a window over the middle of it. I used to love to open the window in the winter and fill the tub with hot water. Candles, classical music and that cold fresh air pouring in. Those were the days. :)
  19. pollyanna

    pollyanna Don't blink

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    Jump out of an airplane.
    Spend a year or five slumming through Europe.
    Complete a fully rotated double axel.
    Shag at least 5 porny celebrities. And John Zimmerman.
    Go skiing in New Zealand.
    Attend all the figure skating events in all the Winter Olympics until I am 80.
    Earn a Masters and PhD in History.
    Meet a bunch of FSUers.
  20. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

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    I want to see my children and their families happy and comfortably settled.
    I want to dance at my granddaughters' weddings, should they get married.
    I want to dance on my 50th wedding anniversary (which could possibly be around the time a granddaughter gets married?).
    Anything after that is gravy.
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  21. Simone411

    Simone411 aka IceSkate98

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    There's about three things left on my "bucket" list that I haven't done yet. One is skydiving. I had the opportunity to do it when I was in my early 30's. I decided not to jump out of the plane because a weird feeling came over me that my parachute wouldn't open when it came time to pull the ripcord. :p

    The other 2 remaining things on my list.

    * Finally go to an actual live skating event hoping no one gets ill where I have to end up selling or giving away the tickets again.

    * Go to Paris, climb the Eiffel Tower and end the day with a champagne glass filled with Dom Perignon.

    I can't think of anything else at the moment because I've accomplished the other things on my list which included visiting every southeastern & southwestern state from Florida to California traveling by car. :)
  22. numbers123

    numbers123 Well-Known Member

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    Watch my children lead happy productive lives
    See my grandchildren grow up happy and healthy
    I would like to see the Cubs win a world series before my dad dies (but I don't think this one will happen)
    See a Huskers football game in the stadium
    See a Huskers volleyball final four match
    See a olympic skating event
    Build a new house - but this house is ok
  23. 4rkidz

    4rkidz GPF Barcelona here I come

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    I have already had a wonderful life and accomplished most of my goals, but still have some dreams:

    - transition to my 2nd career before age 50 (part way there already, I have loved my current career in social work/therapy but ready for a change) - either management position at the college or my own private practice.
    - drink a nice glass of red wine from our villa (rented) in Tuscany (doing it in July for our 25th wedding anniversary) :D
    - bunjee jump when I'm 50 (I survived sky diving already)
    - learn to scuba (a fear for me) :yikes:
    - get a tattoo :p
    - see penguins in their natural habitat (I love penguins)
    - eat my favourite food (sushi) in Japan
    - buy another boat (when no longer paying tuition fees)
    - sail my own boat to the Caribbean
    - go to Sochi, hopefully watch my daughter compete (not figure skating :lol: ) but if not the two of us have an amazing adventure
    - go to Hawaii, use those new scuba skills :p
    - watch our daughter graduate from vet school, make us some grand babies :shuffle:
    - either move or have the house renovated so i can have a large soaker tub as I love baths..
    - last one.. be a size 12 again and get a whole new wardrobe (was a size 16 but almost now into a size 14).

    Now just need to win the lottery to pay for all of this :shuffle:
  24. Cyn

    Cyn Well-Known Member

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    I have an ex-husband who easily fits that description… care to borrow him? :p :lol:

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    My Middle-Age Bucket List of things to see and do (if I had the time and the :bribe: to accomplish them :lol: ):

    - See MiniCyn not only graduate from college, but also to see her fulfill her dreams wrt her career

    - go back to school and become a licensed Esthetician :glamor:

    - create and nurture a Victorian English garden :encore:

    - Go on the Band of Brothers Historical Tour, which follows Easy Company's path through Europe, from Aldbourne, England and Normandy (traveling through WWII historical locales in England, France, Holland, Belgium, Germany (visiting most of the battle sights, memorials, museums, etc.), to Berchtesgaden (The Eagle's Nest), and ending in Zell am See, Austria.

    - Similar to Numbers and the Cubs, see the Atlanta Falcons win the Superbowl (in memory of my Dad), the Thrashers win the Stanley Cup, and the Hawks win teh NBA Championship

    - Take a motorcycle tour through England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales

    - Live without chronic pain

    - Write a snarky satire book about parenting (from "Sperms, meet Ms. Egg…..Ms. Egg, meet, er….everyone" through kicking them out of the house when they're an adult.

    Visit Russia, Poland (including Auschwitz), Germany, Italy, Greece, the Czech Republic, the Countries in Scandinavia, especially Norway,

    - Attend one of Germany's kickass Industrial/EBM festivals and dance my ass off while in total nopryde

    - Meet many, many of the FSUers i've come to know online over the past nine years

    - Find all of the socks my dryers ate over the past thirty years :lol:

    - Tour the Grand Prix from start to finish.

    There are many more, but I'm too tired to think of all of themright now.
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  25. Hedwig

    Hedwig Rarely here anymore but I try to be better!

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    Travel of course like so many others: Japan, Iceland, South Africa and retravel some of my favorite spots like New Zealand, Petra, Israel

    Take a ballroom dancing class

    make an applestrudle that turns out right

    run a half marathon in under two hours

    skate a competition program

    marry

    take a sabbatical and travel for 6 months

    work in New Zealand or Australia for 2-3 years with my boyfriend

    have a painting exhibition...

    climb the more difficult routes during rock climbing

    learn Spanish and Japanese better than just my basic knowledge

    learn how not to be impatient :lol:
  26. 4rkidz

    4rkidz GPF Barcelona here I come

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    Thanks for the link for the band of brothers tour - that looks really amazing :cool:

    Which Grand Prix - formula one?? That would be the top of my hubbies bucket list - we have seen a couple but would love to have a yacht and watch the Monoco grand prix :D
  27. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Visit the Anne Frank House & her home on the MerwedepleinMe too :)
    Visit Auschwitz/Birkenau :(Me too :(
    Get to visit the Law & Order: SVU set
    A world cruise
    See the Grand Canyon
    Go to Antarctica
    Go visit Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Ghana
    Sleep naked on a hammock in Tahiti
    Join the Polar Bear Club
    Drive a Porsche or Ferrari at speed
    Eat wild boar
  28. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    Win a big lottery.
  29. allezfred

    allezfred Prick Admin Staff Member

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  30. Satellitegirl

    Satellitegirl New Member

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    Travel to Ireland

    Learn to Salsa dance and do it regularly on the weekends :)

    Learn to Snowboard.

    Get married.

    Travel to Japan.

    Travel to Australia.

    Take a cooking class.

    Get a new job!

    Lose 20lbs(working on it).

    Move somewhere new.

    Drive cross-country.

    Go scuba-diving.

    Adopt a child.

    Own a small farm(no-kill)

    Live in the mountains.

    Hike the Appalachian Trail.

    Go to Hawaii.

    Go to Alaska.

    Go to Worlds.

    Run a 5k marathon without walking.

    Go to the Olympics to watch them(not compete lol).

    Go to India.

    Go to Germany. (I want to travel a lot, needless to say)
  31. victoriajh

    victoriajh Well-Known Member

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    good thread!

    skate in the russian adult competition
    and then go to red square =)
    be in london for a royal wedding (going to do this april 29 ;) )
    have ONE double jump
    i have others but these are the only ones i am sharing :)
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  32. myhoneyhoney

    myhoneyhoney Well-Known Member

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    I'm 34 and still have a lot I want to accomplish:

    Travel the world:
    walk the streets of Rome
    explore Egypt
    walk through Versailles as graceful as Marie Antoinette used to
    climb up Mayan & Aztec pyramids
    visit Sergei Grinkov's grave
    sip some tea while watching snow cover pagodas in Japan
    explore Australia
    so many more places I want to see with my own eyes...

    I want to:
    own a home, I'm talking completely paid off, no mortgage
    have six pack abs (eh, don't know if I'll ever achieve THAT, lol)
    skate on a cloud like Ekaterina Gordeeva
    have time to make my own candles and soaps
    see my kids grow up into wonderful adults, maybe even have their own families
    slow dance in my hubby's arms at our 50th wedding anniversary.... just a bit over 38 more years to go!

    Yes, there are still plenty of things I want to do before I go.
  33. Twilight1

    Twilight1 Well-Known Member

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    Get to England with my dad
    Drive (I have a major fear of driving so I would like to get over it)
    See my eldest get through post secondary education
    See my youngest develop as much as he can with his disability (and both kids be happy adults)
    Get to an Olympic Games
    Travel to as many countries as I can
  34. Nomad

    Nomad Well-Known Member

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    Win the lottery
    Live in Paris
    Travel through Spain, Portugal, and Southern Italy
    Read all the books I own
    Attend a skating competition
    Sponsor a skater
  35. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

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    Our Jacuzzi was in front of a picture window. 2nd floor, but including the above ground basement in the back of the house, it is actually 3rd floor. All you can see are trees. But the window didn't open, the Jacuzzi was big and a pain in the butt to clean. All it did was collect dust, take up a lot of space, and we never used it. We are all shower people. We have a regular tub in the main bathroom, if we feel the need. Easier to clean! The new shower is awesome, it's doorless, I designed it. You go in and there is a little warm area with a heat lamp, then you turn into the shower. We put in a hand held shower spray and a rain head. And there are two corner seats. Can't wait for it to be completely done, so we can use it!
  36. mmscfdcsu

    mmscfdcsu Skating Pairs with Drew

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    I am a shower person too. I shower and wash my hair before a bath. Scrub out the tub and then enjoy the bath.
  37. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

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    Ahh! I would do the opposite. Take the bath, then shower. I'm neurotic, even in my own house! :lol:
  38. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

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    . take scuba diving lessons
    . spend a week scuba diving and underwater photography at the Great Barrrier Reef
    . visit Tibet
    . own a home
    . rent a car in Tuscany for a week and explore the region
    . swim with whale shark
    . attend an Olympic Game
    . kiss someone in the rain and then say to him, "is it raining? I hadn't noticed." LOL
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  39. BaileyCatts

    BaileyCatts Well-Known Member

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    There's only two things I ever wanted out of life since I was a little girl, that was get married and have kids. At my age now ... never.gonna.happen.


    I'd love to get up the nerve to attend all events of a US Nationals the year of an Olympics. I am so scared to travel alone though I don't know I'd ever get up the courage unless it came to my city. :shuffle:
    Would love to do the same for a Worlds the year before the Olympics. (gotta make sure to hit the big years!). :lol:
  40. BaileyCatts

    BaileyCatts Well-Known Member

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    Oh please post pictures when its finished! Please please please??? You just described my DREAM bathroom!!! :D