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Things you'd like to do before you die

Post by ed » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:54 am

Not necessarily biggies. Not necessarily things that are blue sky.

-I'd like to perform surgery on a human. Did plenty of critters back in the day but I'd like to do an appendectomy or something not terribly complicated. Maybe after the Big One (defined as you will) my modest talents will be exploited.

-I'd like to handle the Beowulf manuscript in the BM library. 10 minutes would do it. Maybe after the Big One (defined as you will)

-I'd like to shoot a machine gun. Never did it. A minigun actually. Maybe after the Big One (defined as you will). 5 or ten seconds would be fine.

-I'd like to start another company.

I see a pattern. Then again, most out of the box activities would require a shift in the social order I think.
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Re: Things you'd like to do before you die

Post by asthmatic camel » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:16 pm

I'd like to finally cycle down to East Anglia to see De_Bunk, (about 250 miles). I've been planning this for years and it's easily do-able but the opportunity has never arisen.

Get a set of dentures; it'd be nice to have a decent set of teeth for the first time in my life.

Paint a watercolour that I'm completely satisfied with, (sod whatever any other bugger thinks.)

Finish my loft conversion and build my dream train set.

Finally get back down to my ideal weight. I keep coming to within 10 lbs of it and then screwing up.

Quit drinking once and for all without going through disastrous, painful relapses.
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Post by ed » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:01 pm

Those seem pretty attainable.
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Re: Things you'd like to do before you die

Post by asthmatic camel » Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:30 pm

3 is tricky

6 is a living hell.
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Re: Things you'd like to do before you die

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:45 pm

ed? Surgery? Really? Ick.

AC. Giving up drinking was living hell for me for about 3 years. Now all is copacetic.
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Re: Things you'd like to do before you die

Post by asthmatic camel » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:44 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:45 pm
ed? Surgery? Really? Ick.

AC. Giving up drinking was living hell for me for about 3 years. Now all is copacetic.
Your wife can be your Higher Power. :)

Moi -- Don't like the whole "bucket list" concept. I find it morbid.
Put me on the spot? A whole lot more of what I already like. 8)
AA, high powers, twelve fucking stupid steps, CBT support groups; I've tried the fucking lot and nothing works for me but taking Antabuse/Disulfiram, which means I can't drink at all, (assuming I take it, obviously.)

Anyway, I just thought of another. To be able to play Gershwyn's Rhapsody in Blue in its entirety on the chromatic harmonica. Now that's fucking hard, although I'm working on it!
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Re: Things you'd like to do before you die

Post by sparks » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:52 pm

Read '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' in the original French. Play 'Pavane For A Dead Princess' on piano really well.

Discover a cure for 'Robinson's disease'. :)
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Re: Things you'd like to do before you die

Post by asthmatic camel » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:58 pm

The first two are possibilities, sparks.

Forget the third. :D
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Re: Things you'd like to do before you die

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:51 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:44 pm
Anyway, I just thought of another. To be able to play Gershwyn's Rhapsody in Blue in its entirety on the chromatic harmonica. Now that's fucking hard, although I'm working on it!
On YouTube please. 8)
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Re: Things you'd like to do before you die

Post by asthmatic camel » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:05 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:51 pm
asthmatic camel wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:44 pm
Anyway, I just thought of another. To be able to play Gershwyn's Rhapsody in Blue in its entirety on the chromatic harmonica. Now that's fucking hard, although I'm working on it!
On YouTube please. 8)
Maybe later, when I'm half-way there! Tricky bit is, I've no orchestra to play with, so I'm having to compose my own version, featuring all the main themes.
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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Re: Things you'd like to do before you die

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:53 pm

I'd like to bake an apple pie for Gorden Ramsey.


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Re: Things you'd like to do before you die

Post by ed » Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:03 pm

I'd like to cook with Ramsey.
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Re: Things you'd like to do before you die

Post by asthmatic camel » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:51 pm

I'd like to cook with Ramsey and show him how it's done.

And tell him to fuck off a lot in the process.
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Re: Things you'd like to do before you die

Post by ed » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:34 am

I'd like to have a long chat with Elizabeth. I'd like to hear her reminiscences about all she has seen and the people she has known.
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Re: Things you'd like to do before you die

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Re: Things you'd like to do before you die

Post by Pyrrho » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:08 am

I'd like to get rid of things I've accumulated over the years. I really do not need to keep a set of Xerox Ventura Publisher 5.25" installation disks.
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Re: Things you'd like to do before you die

Post by sparks » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:10 am

Throw away 1 or 2 things like everyday Pyrrho and you'll soon be free of the clutter.
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Re: Things you'd like to do before you die

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:26 am

sparks wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:10 am
Throw away 1 or 2 things like everyday Pyrrho and you'll soon be free of the clutter.
I did just that for a full year. It did not work. Clutter procreates to fill the available space.

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Re: Things you'd like to do before you die

Post by sparks » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:18 pm

Ah. You kept buying stuff then.
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