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100 Things to do before you Die!
« on: August 21, 2007, 10:15:39 am »

How many of these things would you like to do before you die?

Tick as many as you like. There is absolutely no limit to the number you can tick!

Perhaps your “must do” thing isn’t included? If so, tick the final box and tell us what it is.

You may also like to post a message, giving more details about your responses. For example, tell us which star you’d like to kiss, which rodeo event you’d  participate in, which colour cowboy hat you’d buy and with whom you’d like to drink tequila in Mexico (as if I didn’t know!).

Have fun!   

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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2007, 10:27:24 am »
God this must've taken you ages Kerry!

I will choose and post options later on - in the meantime, replying so I see it popping up in the new replies to my post section to remind me to fill it in!
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2007, 10:33:15 am »
God this must've taken you ages Kerry!

I will choose and post options later on - in the meantime, replying so I see it popping up in the new replies to my post section to remind me to fill it in!

Cut 'n' paste, Kelda. It's amazing what you can do with good ol' cut 'n' paste!  ;)   :D
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2007, 06:41:49 pm »
Kerry - That was awesome bud!  :D
I just voted!  Cool!
Cheers for taking the time to compile the list!!


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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2007, 07:20:39 pm »
I'd love to go swimming with dolphins!  :D

I'd also love to spend the night in an authentic haunted house, but there would have to be other people with me. I couldn't do it alone, I don't think.  :D

Nice poll Kerry! Thanks for posting it!  :D
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2007, 07:54:02 pm »
I'd love to go swimming with dolphins!  :D

I'd also love to spend the night in an authentic haunted house, but there would have to be other people with me. I couldn't do it alone, I don't think.  :D

Nice poll Kerry! Thanks for posting it!  :D

SEE?? you SAY you don't like that scary stuff but I think you do really!

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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2007, 07:57:10 pm »
SEE?? you SAY you don't like that scary stuff but I think you do really!

I don't like it when it's in my OWN HOUSE!!  :laugh:

Hey, that's right! Forget the haunted house. Sometimes I think I'm already doing it!  :P

But the dolphin part, now that would really be cool!  :D
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2007, 01:48:21 am »
I picked all the one's about wonderful exotic places     I love to travel and would love to see all those places before I die.

that and go white water rafting   or ocean kayaking in the Queen Charlotte straits near Vancouver...
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2007, 01:51:31 am »

I've not done a lot of these things at all. I guess I'd better get cracking, if I want to fit them all in before the final trumpet sounds haha!  ;)   :D

Who answered that they want to get a tattoo lol?   :o  Own up!  ;)   :D

And someone else responded that they want to hug a white tiger!  :o Gasp!  :o  You lil thrill seeker, you!  :laugh:
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2007, 01:56:12 am »
pps.  What's a "yurt"?

Hi Susiebell, a yurt is one of those circular dwellings favoured by Mongolian nomads! They can be quite sumptuously appointed  inside!  :D
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2007, 01:58:55 am »
It looks like swimming with dolphins is one of the most popular choices. 6 people out of 7 voted for it.

I'd love to swim with dolphins. They are amazing animals, and probably my very favorite, just after dogs. They are so cute, and they love humans, even in the wild. Nobody knows why they instictively bond with people. Wild dolphins have been known to approach humans and interact with them while swimming. They have also been known to circle humans while swimming to fend off a potential shark attack. Dolphins have even saved drowning humans by giving them a ride to shore; sometimes beaching themselves in the process.  :'(

Who couldn't love those sweet, beautiful animals?  :D

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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2007, 02:01:18 am »
It looks like swimming with dolphins is one of the most popular choices. 6 people out of 7 voted for it.

I'd love to swim with dolphins. They are amazing animals, and probably my very favorite, just after dogs. They are so cute, and they love humans, even in the wild. Nobody knows why they instictively bond with people. Wild dolphins have been known to approach humans and interact with them while swimming. They have also been known to circle humans while swimming to fend off a potential shark attack. Dolphins have even saved drowning humans by giving them a ride to shore; sometimes beaching themselves in the process.  :'(

Who couldn't love those sweet, beautiful animals?  :D

And they've got cute lil smiles too, David!  ;D
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2007, 02:11:25 am »
And they've got cute lil smiles too, David!  ;D





Aww!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*




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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2007, 02:21:43 am »



Aww!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*


Definitely mega-cute!  :D
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2007, 05:40:34 am »
go see the body art thread in how we live susie - that'll give you some encouragement! It really wasn't that bad - partic for a small one!
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2007, 11:48:09 am »
He he, nobody wants to swim the English channel - zero votes so far.

And nobody wants to join me in digging for dinosaur bones - only one vote and that was me  ;D.

Haven't read the other answers yet. Will do now.

Great idea for a thread Kerry!  :)

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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2007, 03:47:58 pm »
Talk to a stranger on the bus.
Make a wish as you throw a coin into Rome’s Trevi fountain.
Hug a stranger every day for a week. (well, kinda. Cos during my walk in Holland I hug 3 strangers in 2 seperate days as they were offering freee hugs.)
Bungee jump.
Get a tattoo.
Become a vegetarian.

I'd love to not to the spanish running with bulls but the spanish festival la tomatina.. a big tomato throwing festival!
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« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2007, 01:13:07 am »
He he, nobody wants to swim the English channel - zero votes so far.

And nobody wants to join me in digging for dinosaur bones - only one vote and that was me  ;D.

Haven't read the other answers yet. Will do now.

Great idea for a thread Kerry!  :)

me!! I want to dig up dinosaur bones!!!

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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2007, 01:38:03 am »
me!! I want to dig up dinosaur bones!!!

I would have liked to tick the dino dig. Alas, I must be a realist and I know for sure that my lower lumbar wouldn't allow it. Sad but true.  :-\

We appear to be developing a fishy/watery theme, with our top responses so far involving swimming with dolphins ( 8 ), showering under a waterfall ( 8 ), seeing a killer whale in the wild (7) and galloping a horse on a deserted beach (7).

None of the BBM-theme options have received a top response (Helloo-oo! Are there any Brokies out there?! LOL  ;)  :D) with making love in a tent in Alberta (5), buying a cowboy hat in Wyoming (5), picking wildflowers in an alpine meadow (5) and making love in a Wyoming motel room (5) being the top BBM-theme responses so far.

I personally ticked all the BBM options. Well, almost all, except for one.  :-\

Can you guess which one I didn't tick?  ???

Give in? It was participating in a rodeo!  :o

Much as I'd love to be able to emulate Jack and ride those big, mean, bucking bulls, I'm afraid I just ain't that butch, honey! And that's a fact!  ::) I'll stick with picking wildflowers haha!  :laugh:

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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2007, 01:42:41 am »
I would have liked to tick the dino dig. Alas, I must be a realist and I know for sure that my lower lumbar wouldn't allow it. Sad but true.  :-\




The first time I read that I thought you said you would like to "tick a dingo dog".  :laugh:  :laugh:

I couldn't figure out what you were talking about Kerry! Maybe I need some glasses.... or some medication!  :-\
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2007, 02:08:52 am »
The first time I read that I thought you said you would like to "tick a dingo dog".  :laugh:  :laugh:

I couldn't figure out what you were talking about Kerry! Maybe I need some glasses.... or some medication!  :-\

Hmmm, might be something to do with it being 2am there in Indianapolis at the moment, David, and you're not in bed!   :o

You're sleep deprived! Go to bed LOL!   :-*   ;)   :)
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2007, 02:26:25 am »

David, before you hit the hay tonight, scoot on over to my new thread "Pet Fashion Week in NY" in BetterMost Current Events. There are lots of cute doggie pics to be seen. They're the kinda dogs you can safely pat without the risk of losing your hand - unlike a dingo!  :o   ;)   :D
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2007, 02:32:53 am »
David, before you hit the hay tonight, scoot on over to my new thread "Pet Fashion Week in NY" in BetterMost Current Events. There are lots of cute doggie pics to be seen. They're the kinda dogs you can safely pat without the risk of losing your hand - unlike a dingo!  :o   ;)   :D

Oh, I'm not going to bed yet Kerry! I'm a nightowl.  :)

But I do have to get up very early in the am. But we only live once, right?  ;)

Okay, I'll go check out the dogs now!  :D
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2007, 04:05:57 am »
Ooh ....... Ooh ...... I found the moonlight scene ... aaaaarh so beautiful!



Susie, thanks, somehow I had never heard of this movie.  I IMDb'd it to see if that was really Rosanna Arquette (it was), and found the movie's very BBMesque tagline: "Between what you know and what you wish, lies the secret of... [The Big Blue]."

I only clicked one choice that nobody else clicked. 

Here are about 2/3 of my picks:
Travel from coast to coast across the USA. (Thanks to Eric and Pete's inspriation.)
Go to the Cannes Film Festival.   (Or even more, Toronto and Venice.)
Forgive yourself.  (Put that at the top, some days.)
Learn to juggle.
See a killer whale in the wild.  (They actually live around here, and I have yet to see one.)
Shoot a short film.
Get a tattoo.
Be a contestant on a game show.  (Got to do that in Alberta!)
Become a vegetarian.  (I wish I could want to be one.  I fall off that wagon all the time.)
Become carbon neutral.
Live overseas.  (For a while, in France.)
Design your own cocktail.  (Why did I never think of this before?  It would be a variant of a Cape Cawduh.

Here are the things I've done already:
Plant a tree.
Do something you fear.
Make love in a tent in Alberta.  (But not in Alberta.)  :)
Learn to tango.
Smell snow.
Misplace your blue parka in Texas.  (Well, I misplaced my white car in Texas, if that counts.)
Watch a lunar eclipse.   
Have your portrait painted.  (By more than one child.)
Participate in a rodeo.    (I watched it enthralled.)
Make your own wine.    (Mmm, the two best were pea pod and mulberry.)
Go to the opening night of the ballet.     (I have been to opening nights, and I have been to the ballet, but maybe not both.)
Buy a cowboy hat in Wyoming.  (While, in the Wrangler store in Cheyenne, I actively decided to not buy a hat.)
Be able to take compliments.  (Sometimes.)
Shower under a waterfall.   
Trace your family tree.  (At least a little.)
Make a wish as you throw a coin into Rome’s Trevi fountain.
Write a song.
Read a book in one sitting.
Milk a cow.
Learn CPR.     (Remember CPR is another story.)
Forgive yourself.  (For some things.  I really have.)
Go white water rafting.
Talk to a stranger on the bus.
Yodel on a Swiss mountain.
Create a cult website.  (Hey, we all are, together.)
Pick wildflowers in an alpine meadow.
Walk in a rain forest.
Memorise a poem.   
Become someone’s nemesis and then kiss and make up. 
Visit the Mona Lisa and smile at her.
Wind surf.
Own original works of art.   
Ride an elephant.
Grow your own vegetables.

My "No effin way, not on your life" list:
Run a marathon.
Bungee jump.
Sky dive.
Run with the bulls in Pamplona.  (Sensing a theme?)  :)
Spend the night in a haunted house.
Ride a motorbike on the highway.
Gallop a horse on a deserted beach.
Dive with sharks.

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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2007, 09:08:44 am »

Gee, you've done a lot already, Clarissa!  :D

I'm with you re your ""No effin way, not on your life" list! Except, that is, for galloping a horse on a deserted beach. I have already galloped a horse and it was sooo exhilarating! However, it was not on a deserted beach, which I think would be sooo cool!  Especially on a stormy day! Yee-Haw! :D
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2007, 09:23:59 am »

Just watched the Big Blue clip you posted Susiebell and it's absolutely brilliant! Love the music too! Thank you for posting it!  :D
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2007, 04:31:31 pm »
Kerry, great poll!

I realize how fortunate I am:  I've done more than 15 things on that list already.  Some just since BBM, like buying cowboy boots in Texas (Austin), and whitewater rafting (Alberta).

I have actually swum with dolphins!  In Bermuda a few years ago.  There's an organization called "DolphinQuest" and they raise money by offering tourists time with the dolphins.  It was a blast!  They feel like watermelons.  We were taught some hand signals, and got them to do some amazing tricks.  Of course, there was the requisite cheesy photo kissing the dolphin.  No, I won't post that one.  I felt like a whale whilst wearing the wetsuit.

Oh, and I have designed my own cocktail:  the Cosmo-Paul-itan.  PM me if you'd like the recipe!
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2007, 06:51:36 pm »
You're welcome Kerry ...  and  Clarissa!  If you love the ocean and you love dolphins you have GOT TO see The Big Blue .... gorgeous gorgeous film!!

Susie 


Thanks Susie for telling us about that movie!  :D

I'm planning to watch it sometime. It looks very beautiful.  :)
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2007, 10:58:47 am »
Oh, and I have designed my own cocktail:  the Cosmo-Paul-itan.  PM me if you'd like the recipe!

I'd love to try a Cosmo-Paul-itan!  8)

How about posting the recipe here, so we can all enjoy it?!  :D
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2007, 11:02:19 am »
Thanks Susie for telling us about that movie!  :D

I'm planning to watch it sometime. It looks very beautiful.  :)

I love the new footer on your posts, David!  :D

Is it a coyote or a wolf? It's stunning!  :D

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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2007, 12:00:54 pm »
I'd love to try a Cosmo-Paul-itan!  8)

How about posting the recipe here, so we can all enjoy it?!  :D

OK!  Here goes:  this recipe is different from the usual sick-sweet cosmos one gets at most bars.  It's more tangy.

Cosmo-Paul-itan

3 parts Stoly Cranberry
1 part Cointreau (or a little more if you like it sweeter)
1 part fresh lime juice
splash Pomegranate juice (could use cranberry juice; it's mostly for color)

Fill cocktail shaker with ice halfway
Add above ingredients
ShakeShakeShake!
Strain into chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with lime twist
Enjoy!

« Last Edit: September 08, 2007, 06:36:47 pm by southendmd »
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #31 on: August 24, 2007, 12:43:03 pm »


It looks and sounds yummy.  I'm sure I could Paulish off a few of them.

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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2007, 01:58:27 pm »
It looks and sounds yummy.  I'm sure I could Paulish off a few of them.

he, he Sandy, you're in fine form today!! Since we're getting Paulitical here, I'm ready to start my Friday happy hour early with a tasty Cosmo-paul-itan!! The colour of it reminds me a little of the margarita I had with Luigi last week at a restaurant overlooking Denver. It was a prickly pear margarita in almost that same shade of pink. A very tasty treat indeed!!

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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2007, 03:29:23 pm »
That Cosmo-Paul-itan sounds yummy and quite a bit like the Cape Cawduh drink I want to create! 

You all, I got to order Cape Cawduhs and other drinks at the Ranchman's bar with the actual creator of the Cosmo-Paul-itan himself!  :-*  How lucky am I??

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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2007, 04:55:21 pm »
Great Poll!
Some I have done, some I want to do and some I want to do again! ;D
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #35 on: August 24, 2007, 05:06:25 pm »
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #36 on: August 24, 2007, 05:12:44 pm »
I love the new footer on your posts, David!  :D

Is it a coyote or a wolf? It's stunning!  :D

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Hi Kerry!  :D

I believe the animal in my sig line is a wolf. A Gray Timberwolf. Most of the coyotes I've seen around here are brown; although I think they have gray coyotes out west. Around here they're brown, or a brown and gray mixture.

The sentence under the wolf is Lakota and it means "I'm still here" (literally "I'm still alive" but most modern day Sioux will interpret it to mean "I'm still here"). The wolf is a symbol of power and ESPECIALLY of wisdom to the Lakota. So, what I'm saying in my sig line is I'm beginning a knowledge quest. In other words, I'm here and I'm ready to learn.

That's what I'm TRYING to say, anyhow!  ;) :D

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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #37 on: August 24, 2007, 08:57:57 pm »
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I'm beginning a knowledge quest. In other words, I'm here and I'm ready to learn.

I love that David! That is really cool!
Kinda sums up my life as of late!!!  ;D  ;D  ;D
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #38 on: August 24, 2007, 10:31:49 pm »
That Cosmo-Paul-itan sounds yummy and quite a bit like the Cape Cawduh drink I want to create! 

You all, I got to order Cape Cawduhs and other drinks at the Ranchman's bar with the actual creator of the Cosmo-Paul-itan himself!  :-*  How lucky am I??

Aw, Elle, the pedestrian Cape Cawduh is no match for a true cosmo-Paul-itan.  I'd love to make one for you some day. 
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #39 on: August 24, 2007, 10:37:16 pm »
OK!  Here goes:  this recipe is different from the usual sick-sweet cosmos one gets at most bars.  It's more tangy.

Cosmo-Paul-itan

3 parts Stoly Cranberry
1 part Cointreau (or a little more if you like it sweeter)
1 part fresh lime juice
splash Pomegranite juice (could use cranberry juice; it's mostly for color)

Fill cocktail shaker with ice halfway
Add above ingredients
ShakeShakeShake!
Strain into chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with lime twist
Enjoy!


Mmmm-mmmm! That sound mighty tasty! I'm a-Paul-ed that I've missed out on tasting it until now! But I'll be making up for lost time, come summer. It's the kinda drink I'd like to unwind with on a hot summer night! Thank you for sharing with us, Paul!  :D 
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #40 on: August 24, 2007, 10:45:23 pm »
You are so right, Kerry, it is best served on a hot summer night.  So refreshing!

Oh, you're still in winter, aren't you, mate?

It's a lovely warm evening here in Cape Cod.  Cheers to you!
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #41 on: August 24, 2007, 10:50:53 pm »
Hi Kerry!  :D

I believe the animal in my sig line is a wolf. A Gray Timberwolf. Most of the coyotes I've seen around here are brown; although I think they have gray coyotes out west. Around here they're brown, or a brown and gray mixture.

The sentence under the wolf is Lakota and it means "I'm still here" (literally "I'm still alive" but most modern day Sioux will interpret it to mean "I'm still here"). The wolf is a symbol of power and ESPECIALLY of wisdom to the Lakota. So, what I'm saying in my sig line is I'm beginning a knowledge quest. In other words, I'm here and I'm ready to learn.

That's what I'm TRYING to say, anyhow!  ;) :D

It's a beautiful image, David. So wild and free!  :D

Do I recall you mentioning at another thread that your name-animal or totem is the wolf? I apologise if I've got those terms wrong. I seem to remember you mentioned something about that. It sounded very interesting to me, because so much more thought and consideration appeared to go into the naming of a Sioux child, in comparison to the way children are named in the western tradition.

David, I hope you don't mind that I've saved a copy of your beautiful lunar wolf for myself!  :D
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #42 on: August 24, 2007, 11:05:57 pm »
It's a beautiful image, David. So wild and free!  :D

Do I recall you mentioning at another thread that your name-animal or totem is the wolf? I apologise if I've got those terms wrong. I seem to remember you mentioned something about that. It sounded very interesting to me, because so much more thought and consideration appeared to go into the naming of a Sioux child, in comparison to the way children are named in the western tradition.

David, I hope you don't mind that I've saved a copy of your beautiful lunar wolf for myself!  :D

Hey Kerry! Technically no. But I have such a deep love for the wolf (and other canine animals such as dogs and coyotes) it probably should be. My mother always told me I was an eagle when I was small. In fact she named me "Little Eagle" (not an official name. More like a nick name) and when I was a teenager a tribal elder told me my spirit was a horse; or more specifically a spirit horse and I was given the name Yamni Tasunka (Three Spirit Horses). But I have met many wolf spirits in my life. Many people possess the wolf and it is an excellent animal to be associated with.  :D
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #43 on: August 24, 2007, 11:44:25 pm »
Hey Kerry! Technically no. But I have such a deep love for the wolf (and other canine animals such as dogs and coyotes) it probably should be. My mother always told me I was an eagle when I was small. In fact she named me "Little Eagle" (not an official name. More like a nick name) and when I was a teenager a tribal elder told me my spirit was a horse; or more specifically a spirit horse and I was given the name Yamni Tasunka (Three Spirit Horses). But I have met many wolf spirits in my life. Many people possess the wolf and it is an excellent animal to be associated with.  :D

That is so much more romantic than the way I got my name, David!  :)

Let me tell you how I came to be named Kerry.

During my mother's pregnancy, my parent's short-listed three possible names for me, should it happen that I was a boy. They were hoping desperately for a girl, because they already had three sons. But I digress, the names were David  :D, Stephen and Richard (which is my middle name). The story goes that shortly after my birth, my three brothers visited my Mum in hospital. She told them the three possible names she was considering and there was apparently a near riot at the bed-side. They hated all three names! Why? Very important reasons for school boys. They knew boys at school named David, Stephen and Richard, who they didn't like, and didn't want a baby brother "named after them." So in desperation, Mum turned to the woman in the bed next to her and asked, "What have you named your baby son?" When the woman responded, "Kerry" (an unusual name for a boy at the time), my Mum declared to the family, "So be it!" And the rest is history. Mum got her way in small measure by giving me the middle name of Richard. My godmother, Dorothy (Yes, my godmother's name really is Dorothy! Please, no fairy godmother jokes!  :laugh:), refused to call me Kerry 'cause she hated the name so much, preferring "Ricky" instead, until she finally relented when I reached my teens, and started calling me by my real name. I'm glad "Ricky" didn't catch on! I probably would have go the nickname of "Lucy" at school!  :laugh:

Alas, not quite as romantic as soaring eagles and spirit horses!  :'(   ;)   :)     
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #44 on: August 25, 2007, 12:09:22 am »
That is so much more romantic than the way I got my name, David!  :)

Let me tell you how I came to be named Kerry.

During my mother's pregnancy, my parent's short-listed three possible names for me, should it happen that I was a boy. They were hoping desperately for a girl, because they already had three sons. But I digress, the names were David  :D, Stephen and Richard (which is my middle name). The story goes that shortly after my birth, my three brothers visited my Mum in hospital. She told them the three possible names she was considering and there was apparently a near riot at the bed-side. They hated all three names! Why? Very important reasons for school boys. They knew boys at school named David, Stephen and Richard, who they didn't like, and didn't want a baby brother "named after them." So in desperation, Mum turned to the woman in the bed next to her and asked, "What have you named your baby son?" When the woman responded, "Kerry" (an unusual name for a boy at the time), my Mum declared to the family, "So be it!" And the rest is history. Mum got her way in small measure by giving me the middle name of Richard. My godmother, Dorothy (Yes, my godmother's name really is Dorothy! Please, no fairy godmother jokes!  :laugh:), refused to call me Kerry 'cause she hated the name so much, preferring "Ricky" instead, until she finally relented when I reached my teens, and started calling me by my real name. I'm glad "Ricky" didn't catch on! I probably would have go the nickname of "Lucy" at school!  :laugh:

Alas, not quite as romantic as soaring eagles and spirit horses!  :'(   ;)   :)     

Aww! Thanks for telling that story! I love the name Kerry. I think it's a cute name. It's cute, but it's classy and elegant too.... classy cute!!

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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #45 on: August 25, 2007, 08:59:01 am »
Thank ya kindly, David. I'm more accustomed to it now. Wasn't so easy going through school with a "girl's name"!  :-\    ::)    ;)
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #46 on: August 25, 2007, 03:20:17 pm »
Thank ya kindly, David. I'm more accustomed to it now. Wasn't so easy going through school with a "girl's name"!  :-\    ::)    ;)


Well, if it's any consolation, Kerry is a very popular boys name now. There are many guys named Kerry over here in the US. Who knows? Maybe it was YOU who started the trend, Kerry!  :D
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #47 on: August 25, 2007, 11:42:36 pm »

Well, if it's any consolation, Kerry is a very popular boys name now. There are many guys named Kerry over here in the US. Who knows? Maybe it was YOU who started the trend, Kerry!  :D

Haha!  :laugh:
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #48 on: August 27, 2007, 06:54:48 am »
So many lovely ideas! You really inspired me a lot! Another thing I want to do before I die is to spend a week in the mountains running about with bare feet.....maybe I´ll do that in September......but I don´t have planned to die afterwards  ;D.....

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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #49 on: August 27, 2007, 08:33:21 am »
I picked.....

Kiss a movie star
Love your body.
Travel from coast to coast across the USA
Do something you fear
Make love in a tent in Alberta
Smell snow.
Watch a lunar eclipse
Buy a cowboy hat in Wyoming.
Be an extra in a film
Shower under a waterfall.
Make a wish as you throw a coin into Rome’s Trevi fountain.
Spend the night in a haunted house.
Write a song.
Forgive yourself.
Go white water rafting
Yodel on a Swiss mountain
Meditate at Stonehenge.
Buy cowboy boots in Texas
Visit the Mona Lisa and smile at her.
Gallop a horse on a deserted beach.
Make love in a motel room in Wyoming.
Go on a fishing trip with your sweetie in the Big Horn Mountains.



Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #50 on: August 27, 2007, 08:45:51 am »
So many lovely ideas! You really inspired me a lot! Another thing I want to do before I die is to spend a week in the mountains running about with bare feet.....maybe I´ll do that in September......but I don´t have planned to die afterwards  ;D.....

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I hope you get your wish, Dagi. I'd like to do that too!  :D
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #51 on: August 27, 2007, 09:03:29 am »
I picked.....

Kiss a movie star
Love your body.
Travel from coast to coast across the USA
Do something you fear
Make love in a tent in Alberta
Smell snow.
Watch a lunar eclipse
Buy a cowboy hat in Wyoming.
Be an extra in a film
Shower under a waterfall.
Make a wish as you throw a coin into Rome’s Trevi fountain.
Spend the night in a haunted house.
Write a song.
Forgive yourself.
Go white water rafting
Yodel on a Swiss mountain
Meditate at Stonehenge.
Buy cowboy boots in Texas
Visit the Mona Lisa and smile at her.
Gallop a horse on a deserted beach.
Make love in a motel room in Wyoming.
Go on a fishing trip with your sweetie in the Big Horn Mountains.

Good choices, Chuck!  :D

I initially ticked 66 boxes (things I've never done before and also things I've done already and want to do again) but have since modified my list to just a few special things.   :D 
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #52 on: August 27, 2007, 10:59:29 am »
Kerry, I was actually pleased to see I had done a few things on the list!


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« Reply #53 on: August 28, 2007, 02:12:14 am »
Kerry, I was actually pleased to see I had done a few things on the list!

You make an interesting point there, Chuck.  :D

It's prompted me to go through my responses and see how many I've actually done already. I was surprised with the result.  :o

And it gave me a great idea for an extension to this poll. How about if we list all the things we've already done, and tell each other when/how we did them?  :D

It's easy with cut 'n' paste!  :laugh:

I'd love to read everyone's responses!  :D

Here's mine:

* Love your body.

“Accustomed to my body” would probably be more accurate!

* Plant a tree.

Yep, and shrubs and bushes and flowers too!

* Watch a lunar eclipse.

I will be watching one this very night, right here in Sydney.

* Have your portrait painted.

It was a self-portrait. There have been several over the years.

* Go to the opening night of the ballet.

Went to the opening night of the Matthew Bourne (gay) production of “Swan Lake” in February. It was stunning and got a standing ovation. I won free tickets in a competition.

* Drink whisky straight from the bottle with your sweetie.

I’ve drunk a toast to Jack and Ennis by taking a swig straight from a whisky bottle. It was vile! I was trying to be like Jack and Ennis! There was no “sweetie” present!

* Be able to take compliments.

I’ve never had any difficulty in accepting compliments. It’s insults I can’t take!

* Shower under a waterfall.

Did this several times in childhood. There was a waterfall near the lake where I grew-up.

* Trace your family tree.

Only back a couple of generations so far.

* Sit for a day in the public gallery of Parliament House in London.

I’ve sat in the public gallery of Parliament House in Canberra! Does that count?!

* Read a book in one sitting.

Many times.

* Milk a cow.

A skill acquired in my youth!

* Learn CPR.

I hope I never have to use it, but I’m glad I learnt how to do it.

* Forgive yourself.

Let’s just say I’m still spending a lot of time in the confessional! Not as much as I used to, though!

* Talk to a stranger on the bus.

More likely it’s strangers who talk to me! If they’re not talking to me, they fall asleep on my shoulder! 

* Ride a motorbike on the highway.

As pillion! It was exciting and scary at the same time.

* Collect something pointless.

I’m not usually a collector. I’m a firm believer in “less is more.” However, having said that, I have been collecting something recently, which is not pointless. 

* Pick wildflowers in an alpine meadow.    

I’ve picked wildflowers in a meadow, but it wasn’t an alpine meadow.

* See a killer whale in the wild.

Yep, and lots of other sorts of whales too, on their migratory path along the east coast of Oz.

* Walk in a rain forest.

Many times. One of my favourite places to be. Last summer, on a blisteringly hot day, I walked down a steep, mountain path, to the floor of a rainforest valley. It was so quiet and cool there. Just the sound of birdsong and waterfall. Magic!

* Memorise a poem.

Done it, but I don’t find it an easy thing to do.

* Subscribe to the opera.

Haven’t subscribed as such ‘cause you have to see the operas you hate when you subscribe, along with the ones you love. So I just prefer to attend the opera when they’re doing something by Puccini, my favourite. Oh, and when I can afford it!

* Gallop a horse on a deserted beach.

I was on a sedate trail ride, not a deserted beach,  when my horse took off unexpectedly. We were on a circuitous, heavily wooded path and I was last in line. I was later advised that my horse panicked when he lost sight of the horses in front. When he took off, I panicked too! But I soon got into the rhythm, standing up in the stirrups (something I shouldn’t have done). It was very exhilarating while it lasted. My horse calmed down when he caught up with the other horses.

* Chant Gregorian plainsong in Chartres Cathedral.

I’ve chanted the Divine Office (that’s what it’s called!!!) in a Carmelite monastery. Does that count?

* Learn to paint solely so you can paint your sweetie’s portrait.

I have painted my soulmate’s portrait but could paint already, before I did so.

* Drink tequila in Mexico.

I drank tequila in a Spanish restaurant in Sydney’s gay ghetto one night, with a rowdy group of friends. We got very drunk and I was soooo sick the next morning!

* Learn the harmonica but vow never to play it.

I had a harmonica when I was a child and used to blow on it (never really could “play” as such, in the formal sense), just to hear my poor long-suffering pet German Shepherd howl!

* Become a vegetarian.

I’m forever in the process of “becoming” a vegetarian. I don’t eat a lot of red meat, preferring to get my protein from chicken and fish.

* Write your autobiography and have it published.

I’ve kept a journal most of my life, but I doubt that it will ever be published.

* Make love in a motel room in Wyoming.

I’ve made love in various motel rooms in New South Wales, but never in Wyoming!

* Own original works of art.

I only own originals. Don’t own any prints. They’re mainly painting I’ve painted myself but I do have a small collection of paintings by other artists also.
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #54 on: August 28, 2007, 09:06:26 am »
And it gave me a great idea for an extension to this poll. How about if we list all the things we've already done, and tell each other when/how we did them?  :D

It's easy with cut 'n' paste!  :laugh:

I'd love to read everyone's responses!  :D


Here ya go, Kerry!





Love your body.   

I'm learning how do do this.....no easy, but making gains

Plant a tree.

did this years ago in the front yard of the house.

Do something you fear.

Jan 1st, 1997, when I came out

Learn to tango.   

Took some dance lessons many many many years ago.

Smell snow. 

do it each winter

Watch a lunar eclipse.

watched both lunar and solar eclipses.
   
Have your portrait painted.   

Done by a friend's mother, and she died a few years after.

Be able to take compliments.    

Once again, a learning process.

Read a book in one sitting.   

Haven't done that in a while, but used to do it all the time with Stephen King books.

Learn CPR.  

Did it two years ago.

Forgive yourself.   

Probably about two years ago....when I started my exercising.

Talk to a stranger on the bus. 

That's actually not unusual for me.  I've a big mouth.  ;D

Collect something pointless.    

I have a ton of Super Friends memoribilia.

Create a cult website.

Had my own website for a while that was for Freestyle artists and fans.  The guest book was signed by many of the artists who perform the music.
 
Walk in a rain forest. 

On a summer vacation to Puerto Rico.

Memorise a poem.  

In school, for an English class.  I also have a few of my own memorized as well.

Shoot a short film.    

Done in my college years, in my film making classes.

Get a tattoo.

Have three tattoos now.

Meet someone with your own name.

I know a few Chucks.  Met a cool one in Co. at the last Brokie BBQ.
 
Gallop a horse on a deserted beach.    

Well, kinda sorta.  Not on a beach, but went horseback riding the first time ever, also at the Brokie bbq.

Own original works of art.

I own two paintings done by an artist that I got from the Jersey Shore
 
Grow your own vegetables.   

Have a garden out back.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #55 on: August 28, 2007, 09:48:55 am »

Here ya go, Kerry!


Very interesting responses, Chuck!  :D

I always love reading responses to questionnaires! I'm just naturally nosey, I guess!  ::)   ;)   :laugh:

Seriously, I was particularly interested to read your response to "Do something you fear." Can you actually remember the exact day you came out? That's amazing! And it was something you feared doing?

Chuck, could I tempt you to tell us more details about that fateful day in 1997?

I ask, because my experience of coming out appears to be very different to your own. I was always a "delicate" (aren't euphemisms wonderful things?!  ;) ) kinda kid, so I guess I never really had to come out, as such. People seemed to just know, without me having to spell it out.  :-\

The first person I formally told was my Mum. I was in my mid-teens. Hadn't yet consummated my fantasies, but was concerned about them and wanted to ask my Mum's advice. We were always close. I remember asking, "Should I see a psychiatrist?" She responded, quick as a flash, "Why, you're not mentally ill, are you?"

Would be interested to read of your coming out experience, Chuck.  :)

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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #56 on: August 28, 2007, 10:01:26 am »
Very interesting responses, Chuck!  :D

I always love reading responses to questionnaires! I'm just naturally nosey, I guess!  ::)   ;)   :laugh:

Seriously, I was particularly interested to read your response to "Do something you fear." Can you actually remember the exact day you came out? That's amazing! And it was something you feared doing?

Chuck, could I tempt you to tell us more details about that fateful day in 1997?

I ask, because my experience of coming out appears to be very different to your own. I was always a "delicate" (aren't euphemisms wonderful things?!  ;) ) kinda kid, so I guess I never really had to come out, as such. People seemed to just know, without me having to spell it out.  :-\

The first person I formally told was my Mum. I was in my mid-teens. Hadn't yet consummated my fantasies, but was concerned about them and wanted to ask my Mum's advice. We were always close. I remember asking, "Should I see a psychiatrist?" She responded, quick as a flash, "Why, you're not mentally ill, are you?"

Would be interested to read of your coming out experience, Chuck.  :)


I would be happy to share that story.

Do you want me to post here, or is there a more appropriate thread where it should go?


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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« Reply #57 on: August 28, 2007, 10:27:44 am »



     Put it here Chuck, and if someone has a  probem it can be moved.... :)



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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #58 on: August 28, 2007, 06:30:19 pm »

I would be happy to share that story.

Do you want me to post here, or is there a more appropriate thread where it should go?

Chuck, I've just located the lovely conversation between you and Lee at the Coming Out thread. I have friends in the same situation as Lee (one, my ex partner of 15 years) and my heart really goes out to him.
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #59 on: August 28, 2007, 07:04:39 pm »
Chuck, I've just located the lovely conversation between you and Lee at the Coming Out thread. I have friends in the same situation as Lee (one, my ex partner of 15 years) and my heart really goes out to him.


Hiya Kerry!  Glad you found that.  I forgot I put it here.  lmao

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« Reply #60 on: August 29, 2007, 03:40:47 am »
Okay. Now listen to me all you "tropical people" out there! Snow doesn't smell! Not unless a dog or cat pees in it first.

Snow is frozen water and it doesn't smell.

 ;)  ;)  :D

Okay. Now that we've cleared that up, what does "Lay a wreath on the grieving plain" mean? I voted for it because I thought it sounded pretty, but I have no idea what it is.  ???
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #61 on: August 29, 2007, 07:42:23 am »
I have done the following:

Run a marathon.
Well – no But I have walked a marathon each day for 4 days running. Kinda similar!!

Bungee jump/Do something you Fear   

Did it for Women’s Aid back in 2001 – I have a video of me doing it – I scream like a baby in it – was scary but exhilarating – especially waiting for the first bounce back up as you always have it in the back of your head you might go splat!

Learn to Tango.
I did some salsa dancing classes – so I learnt some tango moves

Smell Snow

Well, I live in Scotland after all! (It smells fresh David - like a real cold windy day!)

Have your portrait painted.

I had a sketch done of myself at a wedding once by one of the guests who was an artist – my Mum got it framed and has it on her wall.

Be an extra in a film.

Now – not a film as yet, but I have been an extra in 2 adverts and a Scottish soap opera! I was nearly I a film that’s being filmed currently with Biully Boyd and Robert Carslyle called the Stone of Destiny but they decided at the last minute because it was set in the 50’s they could have any extra with highlighted hair AT ALL! So I was out!

Make a wish as you throw a coin into Rome’s Trevi fountain.

I can’t remember the wish, but I have done this back in 2002 when I was doing my euro trip right after uni.

Hug a stranger every day for a week.
Have hugged strangers – see my free hugs story on this thread before!

Talk to a stranger on the bus.

Walk in a rain forest.


Again kinda – walked through the Escanbray mountains and its large forests in Cuba – with all sorts of gorgeous wildlife – I want to do this properly one day though!

Skip around the Eiffel Tower

Been up the Eiffel tower twice – not sure if I skipped but want to do that and see the strange looks I get!!

Memorise a poem.

Did this at school – I’m sure I could reel ones off now.

Get a tattoo

I have a small one on my foot

Become a vegetarian

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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #62 on: August 29, 2007, 08:33:21 am »
Okay. Now listen to me all you "tropical people" out there! Snow doesn't smell! Not unless a dog or cat pees in it first.

Snow is frozen water and it doesn't smell.

 ;)  ;)  :D

Okay. Now that we've cleared that up, what does "Lay a wreath on the grieving plain" mean? I voted for it because I thought it sounded pretty, but I have no idea what it is.  ???

On a 1981 fishing trip (the one where Jack says, "Tell you what . . . truth is, sometimes I miss you so bad I can hardly stand it . . .") Jack says to Ennis, "It's gonna snow tonight for sure." And somewhere in the original short story, Annie Proulx says something about being able to smell snow coming. She says it has a gunmetal kinda smell. I went looking for the latter quote but couldn't find it (it's late here and I'm tired). Maybe it was not in BBM at all, but in one of the other "Open Range" stories.  ???

Quote from the short story, when Ennis visits Jack's parents - "In the end the stud duck refused to let Jack's ashes go. "Tell you what, we got a family plot and he's goin in it." Jack's mother stood at the table coring apples with a sharp, serrated instrument. "You come again," she said. Bumping down the washboard road Ennis passed the country cemetery fenced with sagging sheep wire, a tiny fenced square on the welling prairie, a few graves bright with plastic flowers, and didn't want to know Jack was going in there, to be buried on the grieving plain."  :'(
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #63 on: August 29, 2007, 08:47:20 am »
Be an extra in a film.

Now – not a film as yet, but I have been an extra in 2 adverts and a Scottish soap opera! I was nearly I a film that’s being filmed currently with Biully Boyd and Robert Carslyle called the Stone of Destiny but they decided at the last minute because it was set in the 50’s they could have any extra with highlighted hair AT ALL! So I was out!

Gee, you've done a lot, Kelda!  :D

You definitely get 10 outa 10 from me for your peripheral brush with fame, by almost appearing in a film with Robert Carlyle!  :o   :D

He is a very fine actor, indeed. I first noticed him in "Priest," one of my favourite films!  :D
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #64 on: August 29, 2007, 04:10:51 pm »
On a 1981 fishing trip (the one where Jack says, "Tell you what . . . truth is, sometimes I miss you so bad I can hardly stand it . . .") Jack says to Ennis, "It's gonna snow tonight for sure." And somewhere in the original short story, Annie Proulx says something about being able to smell snow coming. She says it has a gunmetal kinda smell. I went looking for the latter quote but couldn't find it (it's late here and I'm tired). Maybe it was not in BBM at all, but in one of the other "Open Range" stories.  ???


Kerry, I hope you realize I was just kidding when I typed that! Although I never did think snow had a smell to it. Maybe I should have inserted a  :laugh: in my post. I thought I did, but when I went back and re read it a minute ago, I noticed I put a  :D in there instead.

I was just kidding when I typed that, buddy!

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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #65 on: August 29, 2007, 04:25:28 pm »
Okay. Now listen to me all you "tropical people" out there! Snow doesn't smell! Not unless a dog or cat pees in it first.

Snow is frozen water and it doesn't smell.

 ;)  ;)  :D

Okay. Now that we've cleared that up, what does "Lay a wreath on the grieving plain" mean? I voted for it because I thought it sounded pretty, but I have no idea what it is.  ???

I think snow smells! Ever since I was a kid I have said and heard "it smells like snow"!
Maybe thats just me!  ;D
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #66 on: August 29, 2007, 04:30:04 pm »
Gee, you've done a lot, Kelda!  :D

You definitely get 10 outa 10 from me for your peripheral brush with fame, by almost appearing in a film with Robert Carlyle!  :o   :D

He is a very fine actor, indeed. I first noticed him in "Priest," one of my favourite films!  :D

YOu've done lots more Kerry!

yes - I like Robert, along with Ewan and James McAvoy. I have a soft spot for scottish actors! Did you see Robert in 28 weeks later - VG  but gory!
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #67 on: August 29, 2007, 04:32:28 pm »
I think snow smells! Ever since I was a kid I have said and heard "it smells like snow"!
Maybe thats just me!  ;D

It does? I never can smell anything when I stick my nose in it! Maybe we just have weird snow up here.  ???
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« Reply #68 on: August 29, 2007, 04:42:08 pm »
It does? I never can smell anything when I stick my nose in it! Maybe we just have weird snow up here.  ???

I bet it's problably more a case of me being wierd than the snow! LOL
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When ever it snows down here you cn just tell it's going too. The air has a different quality about it and the clouds look different.It's usually a fine line here that has to bbalanced on if we get snow. We usually get rain or ice. Sometimews sleet but usually rain or ice. It used to snow more here when i was a kid. the last snow of any signifigance we got was in 99 I beleive. Now significant for us is 3" or better and I think it was just about 3". We haven't had any snow since then other than flurries that didn't stick.
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #69 on: August 29, 2007, 05:07:51 pm »
I bet it's problably more a case of me being wierd than the snow! LOL
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When ever it snows down here you cn just tell it's going too. The air has a different quality about it and the clouds look different.It's usually a fine line here that has to bbalanced on if we get snow. We usually get rain or ice. Sometimews sleet but usually rain or ice. It used to snow more here when i was a kid. the last snow of any signifigance we got was in 99 I beleive. Now significant for us is 3" or better and I think it was just about 3". We haven't had any snow since then other than flurries that didn't stick.

Well Lee, the next time we get our usual FOOT of snow up here, I'll mail it to ya!  ;)  :D
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #70 on: August 30, 2007, 09:58:11 am »
Kerry, I hope you realize I was just kidding when I typed that! Although I never did think snow had a smell to it. Maybe I should have inserted a  :laugh: in my post. I thought I did, but when I went back and re read it a minute ago, I noticed I put a  :D in there instead.

I was just kidding when I typed that, buddy!

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God, I'm such a dope!  ::)

I must try to be not quite so literal in future!  :-\

I thought you must have been one of those people who has only seen the film and not read the short story, David, lol.  :)

Sorry if I sounded all serious and officious! I didn't mean to. It was late here and I was tired.  8)

I'll scoot over to Google now and see if I can pick-up a cheap brain transplant!  :o   ;)   :laugh:

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« Reply #71 on: August 30, 2007, 12:47:31 pm »
I want to do most of the things listed, so I just listed the things I have already done!

Love your body - I learned to do that in the past years
Plant a tree - did this when I was a kid
Do something you fear - I do that all day long
Smell snow - every time we have snow, I look at it, pick it up and smell and taste it
Have your portrait painted - by my boyfriend
Be able to take compliments - I can do that now without feeling bad
Read a book in one sitting - sooo many!
Forgive yourself - and my body for abandoning me when I needed it most.
Talk to a stranger on the bus - do that all the time. LOL!
Yodel on a Swiss mountain - every time I am in the Swiss mountains I yodel
Pick wildflowers in an alpine meadow - *sigh*
Memorise a poem - yep, forgot it now though...
Shoot a short film - in university
Meet someone with your own name - first name? My soul mate best friend.
Visit the Mona Lisa and smile at her - Yup, did it, over the heads of many Japanese people
Become a vegetarian - it's a great thing to do
Live overseas - lived in LA for 8 months



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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #72 on: August 31, 2007, 09:30:04 am »
Become a vegetarian - it's a great thing to do

Great list, Melissa! You've done lots too!  :D

I work with a woman who is a practising Hindu. She considers herself to be a very strict vegetarian. For example, she scours the labels of absolutely every item of food she purchases, to make sure there's no egg in it. She refuses to eat any animal protein. However, she wears leather shoes, carries leather handbags and has recently purchased a very posh leather couch. I've tried to explain to her that she is supporting slaughter-house industries by purchasing leather products, but she can't seem to see my point. Her vegetarianism would appear to be selective. :-\   ::) 
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #73 on: August 31, 2007, 11:30:39 pm »
Take the next taxi to the airport and catch the next plane to anywhere.

(Me and a friend once went the airport for no reason and decided to buy roundtrip tickets to Chicago just for the hell of it. It was on Southwest Airlines and the tickets only cost $59.00 round trip. So, we flew to Chicago, spent the night there and flew back the next day. haha. Does that count?)

Run a marathon.

(I've ran the 500 Marathon twice. It starts in downtown Indy, and ends up in Speedway at the race track.)

Travel from coast to coast across the USA.

(Not really coast to coast, but I've driven Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles. We drove the interstates coming back though)

Do something you fear.

(I do something I fear every morning when I look into the bathroom mirror.  :laugh:  Seriously, if you really want to freak yourself out, lay a mirror on a table, and then lean over it and look at your reflection! But you might want to take a nerve pill about 30 minutes before you do it!  :laugh: )

Do a stand-up routine at a comedy club.

(I'd rather stick hot needles in my eyes.)


Watch a lunar eclipse.

(I did this just the other night! I have the pictures to prove it too!)

Have your portrait painted.

(I had my caricature drawn in Quebec City. Does that count?)

Be able to take compliments.

(YES!!)

Make a wish as you throw a coin into Rome’s Trevi fountain.

(I fell into a fountain once. But it wasn't in Italy. It happened right here in Indianapolis)

Spend the night in a haunted house.

(I think I'm already doing it. But it would be fun to spend the night in an AUTHENTIC haunted house.... with a bunch of friends!)

Write a song.

(I've written several songs, but that was a long time ago, and they were classical (baroque) style songs for the violin and cello and a chamber orchestra.)

Read a book in one sitting.

(I read Stephen King's "Salem's Lot" in one night. I couldn't put it down!)

Milk a cow.

(I tried to milk a bull once! haha. Someone played a joke on me. LONG STORY!!  >:( )

Talk to a stranger on the bus.

(I'm always talking to people I don't know. Can you believe I'm actually a very SHY person?)

Collect something pointless.

(I collected EMPTY beer cans when I was a teenager. Talk about POINTLESS!! One man's garbage...)

Walk in a rain forest.

(I've been to El Yunque rain forest in Puerto Rico. It's the only tropical rain forest in the United States. At least that's what they told us when we were there.)

Make love in a motel room in Wyoming.

(Boy Kerry, if you had named any other state I could have said I did it! I did lots of things in Wyoming (a few of them were illegal too, I think) but I don't think I made love in a motel room while I was there.)

Dive with sharks.

(Huh-uh! Not on your life! I watched Jaws!)


Go on a fishing trip with your sweetie in the Big Horn Mountains.

(You don't want to take me fishing with you! haha. I throw them back! Dad used to drag me on fishing trips when I was little. They would fill a pail with water and put the fish in it. I always dumped the fish back into the lake when they weren't looking. They soon stopped taking me along with them. I'm an animal lover and I can't help it!)

Ride an elephant.

(Not an elephant, but I did ride a camel in Tangier, Morocco. Camels smell bad.  :P  )



























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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #74 on: September 01, 2007, 03:50:22 am »
Go on a fishing trip with your sweetie in the Big Horn Mountains.

(You don't want to take me fishing with you! haha. I throw them back! Dad used to drag me on fishing trips when I was little. They would fill a pail with water and put the fish in it. I always dumped the fish back into the lake when they weren't looking. They soon stopped taking me along with them. I'm an animal lover and I can't help it!)

Gee, you've done lots too, David!  :D

I laughed big time at your above response!  :laugh:  It reminded me of an incident many years ago when I was taking a walk with a friend on a reef near where we were living at the time (you could do so at low tide). We had walked waaay out to the edge of the reef, gazing into the beautiful rock pools teeming with life, when we came across a pool with two very large fish in it. They were clearly distressed and thrashing about. As we thought they must have been trapped by the retreating tide, we picked them up and released them into the deep ocean water off the reef's edge. Alas, it was then that we noticed a very angry fisherman, walking briskly towards us, yelling and shaking his fists as he approached. Apparently we had inadvertently released his catch of the day!  :o

Oops! Oh well, we meant well!  ::)   ;)   :laugh:
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« Reply #75 on: September 02, 2007, 12:25:42 pm »
Take the next taxi to the airport and catch the next plane to anywhere.

(Me and a friend once went the airport for no reason and decided to buy roundtrip tickets to Chicago just for the hell of it. It was on Southwest Airlines and the tickets only cost $59.00 round trip. So, we flew to Chicago, spent the night there and flew back the next day. haha. Does that count?)

Run a marathon.

(I've ran the 500 Marathon twice. It starts in downtown Indy, and ends up in Speedway at the race track.)


Ride an elephant.

(Not an elephant, but I did ride a camel in Tangier, Morocco. Camels smell bad.  :P  )


David - the spontaneous plane ride is way cool as is you having done the marathon - twice - ack! a lot of hard work - I'd be blowing my own trumpet with that one a LOT more often - that is hard work there!

and david - rising a camel in tangiers - I've done that in tangiers too! I took a day trip from spain to tangiers in 2004. These pics make me realise I've lost a good amount of weight since there)


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« Reply #76 on: September 02, 2007, 09:22:17 pm »
David - the spontaneous plane ride is way cool as is you having done the marathon - twice - ack! a lot of hard work - I'd be blowing my own trumpet with that one a LOT more often - that is hard work there!

and david - rising a camel in tangiers - I've done that in tangiers too! I took a day trip from spain to tangiers in 2004. These pics make me realise I've lost a good amount of weight since there)

Great pics, Kelda!  :D

There's another thread here at BetterMost that asks what job you know you could never do. I answered "Abattoir Slaughterman." Can I change that to "Snake Charmer"?!  :o   :laugh:

I was visiting a petting zoo once and a youngun near me copped a large, stinking, glob of green spit, all over the top of his head, from one of the resident camels. He was not impressed!  :P 
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« Reply #77 on: September 03, 2007, 01:34:43 am »
Great pics, Kelda!  :D

There's another thread here at BetterMost that asks what job you know you could never do. I answered "Abattoir Slaughterman." Can I change that to "Snake Charmer"?!  :o   :laugh:

I was visiting a petting zoo once and a youngun near me copped a large, stinking, glob of green spit, all over the top of his head, from one of the resident camels. He was not impressed!  :P 

Eww. Yuck!  :P

Yeah, camels spit. It's terrible. So do llamas. My Mother was spit on by a llama at the zoo once. It totally slimed her!  :laugh:

Dad took a picture of her right after it happened. I wish I knew what happened to that picture. It would be worth scanning that pic and uploading it. God, the expression on her face.... :laugh:
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« Reply #78 on: September 03, 2007, 01:46:01 am »
David - the spontaneous plane ride is way cool as is you having done the marathon - twice - ack! a lot of hard work - I'd be blowing my own trumpet with that one a LOT more often - that is hard work there!

and david - rising a camel in tangiers - I've done that in tangiers too! I took a day trip from spain to tangiers in 2004. These pics make me realise I've lost a good amount of weight since there)




Kelda, that looks exactly like the camel ride I took in Tangiers. Maybe it was the same place. I was in Morocco in 1982. And like you, we went there on a day trip from Spain. We were staying in Marbella, Spain, but we had to drive down to Estepona to catch the hydrofoil to Morocco. We spent the ENTIRE day in Tangiers. We left Spain at 5:30 in the morning, I think. And we didn't get back until around midnight. We almost died on the way back! There were terrible storms that evening, and the Moroccan government was trying to convince our boat captain to remain in Tangiers until morning. But he wanted to get back, so we all boarded the boat and left. Even the big freighters in the port were turning around, but we didn't. We kept going. And I remember the boat didn't "hydrofoil" on the way back either. Big old waves were washing over the top of the boat and everyone was puking. I think I was the only one who didn't get sick, except for Dad. Neither one of us got sick. I'm blessed with a very strong stomach, and I never fall victim to any kind of motion sickness. We finally made it back to Spain, but after we arrived at the port in Estepona, the boat captain admitted we probably should have remained in Tangiers overnight. God, that was a SCARY ride back! I didn't think we would make it!  :laugh:

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« Reply #79 on: September 03, 2007, 03:42:51 am »
Seems like these day trips have been going on for years then David!

We went from Tariff to Tangiers. Apparently this is the town where we get the word tariff from as in the olden days you had to pay a fee to get out on the water and over to morocco - hence tariff. 
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #80 on: September 21, 2007, 08:00:10 pm »
 Kiss a movie star.  :D

 Swim with a dolphin.   :D

 Take the next taxi to the airport and catch the next plane to anywhere.    :D

 Love your body. :D

 Travel from coast to coast across the USA. :D

 Fall in love in Paris. :D

 Plant a tree. done (1994 in Israel)

 Do something you fear. done (jumping from a 45m high cliff, gliding down a rope - did it last week.. I'm proud!)

 Sky dive. :D

 Smell snow. done

 Watch a lunar eclipse. done

 Have your portrait painted. done (it was a sketch)

 Be an extra in a film. :D

 Be able to take compliments. :D

 Trace your family tree. done (ongoing)

 Make a wish as you throw a coin into Rome’s Trevi fountain. done

 Go to the Cannes Film Festival. :D

 Spend the night in a haunted house. :D (if it's friendly haunted)

 Write a song. :D

 Read a book in one sitting. done

 Milk a cow. almost done

 Learn CPR. done

 Forgive yourself.  :-\

 Hug a stranger every day for a week. done once  one day

 Go white water rafting. done - Canada

 Ride a motorbike on the highway. :D

 Learn to juggle. done

 Collect something pointless. done! (stickers, empty diet coke cans of all sorts and lots more)

 Own a convertible. done - well, I own a Twingo (Renault) where I can open the roof..  ;D

 See all of Heath and Jake’s movies. trying..

 Join a dig for dinosaur bones. :D

 Pick wildflowers in an alpine meadow. done

 Walk in a rain forest. :D

 Help out at a hospice for the dying.  :)

 Memorise a poem. done

 Shoot a short film. done (but not on my own)

 Light incense at the Pyramids. I was there once, but I didn't light incense..

 Get a tattoo. done (in 1998 in Tel Aviv)

 Play lead guitar in a band. :D (or rather even lead singer)

 Meet someone with your own name. done (distant cousin - I only met her once, when she was a toddler. She had a high fever rush. Her parents put cold towels around her entire body - awful ordeal but it helped!)

 Visit the Mona Lisa and smile at her. done (not sure if I smiled though)  :-\

 Gallop a horse on a deserted beach. :D

 Work in a soup kitchen on Christmas day. :D

 Have a star named after you. :D

 Experience weightlessness. :D

 Fly in a hot air balloon. :D

 Be a contestant on a game show. done ("Que le Meilleur Gagne" with Nagui - it was in Paris in 1995 I think)

 Become a vegetarian. done (Well, kind of. I eat fish and poultry)

 Live overseas. done (several times)

 Own original works of art. :D

 Grow your own vegetables. done
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #81 on: September 22, 2007, 01:51:09 am »

The top three choices so far are:

1. Love your body (16)

2. Gallop a horse on a deserted beach (15)

3. 14 people chose the following:

- Kiss a movie star

- Swim with a dolphin

- Shower under a waterfall

- Forgive yourself

Thank you for participating, everyone!  :D
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #82 on: December 26, 2011, 12:29:18 pm »
he, he Sandy, you're in fine form today!! Since we're getting Paulitical here, I'm ready to start my Friday happy hour early with a tasty Cosmo-paul-itan!! The colour of it reminds me a little of the margarita I had with Luigi last week at a restaurant overlooking Denver. It was a prickly pear margarita in almost that same shade of pink. A very tasty treat indeed!!


I received the cookbook from this restaurant for Christmas and was fondly reminded of the time when friend Luigival and I enjoyed a prickly pear margarita on the deck, overlooking the Front Range and Denver. Those were the heavenly days!!
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Re: 100 Things to do before you Die!
« Reply #83 on: March 09, 2015, 09:02:46 am »
So many lovely ideas! You really inspired me a lot! Another thing I want to do before I die is to spend a week in the mountains running about with bare feet.....maybe I´ll do that in September......but I don´t have planned to die afterwards  Grin.....
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