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"Alternative" Things To Do Before You Die

Postby kat » Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:06 pm

prompted by a pub conversation, things you want to do in life that don't usually turn up on those lists (although they are welcome too)

mine are

visit the Senna memorial at Imola
visit Senna's grave at Morumbi cemetary Sao Paulo
go to Le Mans, the Indy 500, and the Monaco GP
(predicitble one) see the Northern Lights
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Re: "Alternative" Things To Do Before You Die

Postby insaneasperger » Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:02 am

Interesting thread!

I've seen the northern lights they are awesome!
Things I want to do before I die:
Visit Egypt and America
Listen to every dolly Parton song ever released
Have a foot popping kiss in the rain
Light a cigarette using a £50 note
Sell some work of mine
Get married
Visits Stonehenge
Visit an ikea
Think that's it.
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Re: "Alternative" Things To Do Before You Die

Postby Dorset Girl » Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:11 pm

insaneasperger wrote:Visits Stonehenge
Visit an ikea


:lol: I love that these two are next to each other in your list.
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Re: "Alternative" Things To Do Before You Die

Postby insaneasperger » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:16 am

If im really lucky I'll do them both in the same day, stupid really as Stonehenge is so close but minus transport so far!!!
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Re: "Alternative" Things To Do Before You Die

Postby Dorset Girl » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:43 am

IMHO Ikea is ovverated. You go all the way to Southampton and fight for a parking space, walk towards the building feeling tempted by the world record-sized poster advertising ridiculously cheap meatballs in their restaurant. Then they make you walk around their pre-determined path, which seems to be about three miles long, to ensure that you look at every single item they have for sale, then when you eventually reach the restaurant, there's a queue of about 45 minutes long.

You finally get your 'famous Swedish meatballs', sit down to eat them, and then think - hey, they're just meatballs, probably with eyelids and testicles and all the other bits of animal that weren't good enough to go into pet food, and I could have bought two dozen for a couple of quid in Tesco just down the road. Then you walk through more furniture and assorted crap, buy a set of wooden spoons and nothing else.

Then you drive 60 miles home in the dark, breaking down on the A31 and having to climb down into a ditch to get away from the busy road whilst you wait for the AA. Plus you keep needing a wee the whole time because you're pregnant, and when you get home, you realise you've been out of the house for eleven hours and you haven't even got your bloody wooden spoons anyway, as you left them in the stupid tow truck.

You go to bed, feeling despondent and tired, visualising the over-chirpy AA man bustling around his kitchen making dinner using your wooden spoons, and you decide never to go to Ikea again as long as you both shall live.

Of course, it may not be that way for everyone, and perhaps you'll enjoy it. :D
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Re: "Alternative" Things To Do Before You Die

Postby woggle » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:34 pm

insaneasperger wrote:If im really lucky I'll do them both in the same day, stupid really as Stonehenge is so close but minus transport so far!!!


I was watching ace of cakes tother day they were on a road trip and found foam henge ..lol looked pretty real maybe you could combine the trip to America with seeing that to!

- Mine are pretty boring

Get at least another 6 tattoos so it'll take me to 25 [ as i like that number ]
Find a pair of jeans that actually fit me perfect in the waist and my short arse legs .
See Arsenal win the premiership again .
Collect as as many of the hot toys figures as i can so i need a shed to store them in .
Go to a proper music concert .
Go on a road trip round all the fast food joints thats been on Man vs Food and eat everything that that programme shows that makes me salavate .
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Re: "Alternative" Things To Do Before You Die

Postby barnaclelapse » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:56 pm

Travel the world five or six times.
Write for a major publication.
Some sex stuff.
Write and direct a film.
Continue to find work as an actor.

Dull, but those are the things off the top of my head. There's probably more.
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Re: "Alternative" Things To Do Before You Die

Postby Dorset Girl » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:06 pm

barnaclelapse wrote:Some sex stuff.


You should most definitely elaborate on that, on the appropriate thread. :P
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Re: "Alternative" Things To Do Before You Die

Postby Dorset Girl » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:13 pm

I haven't written a list, because i'm not sure I could think of many specific things. If you'd asked my fifteen years ago, I'd have said:

Graduate with a degree in Geography
Find someone who loves me, and get married
Have a child
Find a job I like
Go to a music festival
Go to a Roxette gig

I've done all those things... all right, I didn't plan on the 'divorce' bit, but never mind. :lol:

Now I want to live a long and happy life and see Keren do the same, but there are very few specific things I want. It would be nice to fall in love and settle down again (this time hopefully for good), but it's not something I'm desperate for.

It would also be nice to win a major photography competition, but there's a huge element of luck in that, as well as skill that I don't have! Going back to North Wales is a definite 'must', and swimming in Blue Lake - but I've done both of those things already, so I suppose technically they're ticked off my list.

EDIT: Ooh, I also want to see the Giant's Causeway in Ireland, and stand on the Cantilever in Wales.
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Re: "Alternative" Things To Do Before You Die

Postby kat » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:31 pm

woggle wrote:
insaneasperger wrote:If im really lucky I'll do them both in the same day, stupid really as Stonehenge is so close but minus transport so far!!!


I was watching ace of cakes tother day they were on a road trip and found foam henge ..lol looked pretty real maybe you could combine the trip to America with seeing that to!

- Mine are pretty boring

Get at least another 6 tattoos so it'll take me to 25 [ as i like that number ]
Find a pair of jeans that actually fit me perfect in the waist and my short arse legs .
See Arsenal win the premiership again .
Collect as as many of the hot toys figures as i can so i need a shed to store them in .
Go to a proper music concert .
Go on a road trip round all the fast food joints thats been on Man vs Food and eat everything that that programme shows that makes me salavate .


maybe not the eating bit, I don't do spicy but would love to go to some of those places, we are such geeks :lol:
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Re: "Alternative" Things To Do Before You Die

Postby barnaclelapse » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:01 pm

Dorset Girl wrote:
barnaclelapse wrote:Some sex stuff.


You should most definitely elaborate on that, on the appropriate thread. :P


No dice. I'm a terminal gentleman.

I like the "Man vs. Food" idea, too. I've hit a couple of those joints, but there's a few I'd still really love to try.
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Re: "Alternative" Things To Do Before You Die

Postby kat » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:47 pm

see Jenson win a race in person, 3 of my mates have, I really need to, hell even to see him on the podium would be good
get some more tattoos, hopefully getting my 77 & 58 forever ones after christmas, but have many more planned
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Re: "Alternative" Things To Do Before You Die

Postby woggle » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:45 pm

kat wrote:see Jenson win a race in person, 3 of my mates have, I really need to, hell even to see him on the podium would be good
get some more tattoos, hopefully getting my 77 & 58 forever ones after christmas, but have many more planned


Thats an awsome idea ! [ whos number was 77? ] and yes @ ur post earlier we are such geeks but i am with you on the not eating spicy stuff maybe we'll jst stick to puddings ... yum ! thats it me you and barney = road trip!
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Re: "Alternative" Things To Do Before You Die

Postby barnaclelapse » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:42 pm

Damn straight. I'll bring the vodka and sandwiches.
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Re: "Alternative" Things To Do Before You Die

Postby Forever Jung » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:22 pm

:twisted: I like this..............

Bill Bailey wrote:Lunge wildly at the pope


:D
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Postby Dorset Girl » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:46 pm

Forever Jung wrote::twisted: I like this..............

Bill Bailey wrote:Lunge wildly at the pope


:D


:lol:
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Re: "Alternative" Things To Do Before You Die

Postby kat » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:50 pm

woggle wrote:
kat wrote:see Jenson win a race in person, 3 of my mates have, I really need to, hell even to see him on the podium would be good
get some more tattoos, hopefully getting my 77 & 58 forever ones after christmas, but have many more planned


Thats an awsome idea ! [ whos number was 77? ] and yes @ ur post earlier we are such geeks but i am with you on the not eating spicy stuff maybe we'll jst stick to puddings ... yum ! thats it me you and barney = road trip!


77 was Dan Wheldon
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Re: "Alternative" Things To Do Before You Die

Postby woggle » Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:00 pm

kat wrote:
woggle wrote:
kat wrote:see Jenson win a race in person, 3 of my mates have, I really need to, hell even to see him on the podium would be good
get some more tattoos, hopefully getting my 77 & 58 forever ones after christmas, but have many more planned


Thats an awsome idea ! [ whos number was 77? ] and yes @ ur post earlier we are such geeks but i am with you on the not eating spicy stuff maybe we'll jst stick to puddings ... yum ! thats it me you and barney = road trip!


77 was Dan Wheldon


Oh yes Button was talking about him on sky sports news tother day ... i think those tats will be a loverly tribute . I think you should get a piccy of them in skin deep if you can once you have em done .
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Re: "Alternative" Things To Do Before You Die

Postby barnaclelapse » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:13 pm

Forever Jung wrote::twisted: I like this..............

Bill Bailey wrote:Lunge wildly at the pope


:D


Oh, I like that, too.
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Re: "Alternative" Things To Do Before You Die

Postby Forever Jung » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:00 pm

:twisted: Cause and effect

He's said he's scared now in case someone takes him up on this............ :lol:

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Re: "Alternative" Things To Do Before You Die

Postby !Amz! » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:42 pm

I made a list a few years ago, some of which I've managed to tick off, like:
Move out of my Mum's house
Pass my driving test (wrote the list when it seemed like a very distinct possibility)
See Lee Evans/Russell Howard live
Get engaged
Get into university (which I now sincerely regret!)

Some are just total bullshit that I have absolutely no idea what I was thinking when I wrote them...which I won't share as they're unbelievably pathetic :lol: And some I think were just a little too optimistic, although there's still time I guess.

A few left are:
Get married and have all of my Dad's side of the family there
Have kids
Get a house with BF
Graduate uni (this year will definitely be the decider there).
Get a good job related to what I want to do...whatever the hell that is :lol:
Make an awesome cake - not entirely Cake Boss standard, but a pretty damn good one.

Also, like IA, I would quite like to go to Ikea. Even my mum, who rarely goes anywhere outside of where she lives has been :lol:
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Re: "Alternative" Things To Do Before You Die

Postby barnaclelapse » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:22 pm

I'm down with the awesome cake, but I'm way, way too selfish to care about those other things.

"Kids."

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Re: "Alternative" Things To Do Before You Die

Postby !Amz! » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:06 pm

To be fair I don't particularly think I'll make a good parent. I have no idea how to talk to kids for a start, among my various other issues.
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Re: "Alternative" Things To Do Before You Die

Postby CatNamedRudy » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:49 pm

!Amz! wrote:To be fair I don't particularly think I'll make a good parent. I have no idea how to talk to kids for a start, among my various other issues.


That "puking" phobia of yours might be an issue when it comes to kids!
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Postby Dorset Girl » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:51 pm

CatNamedRudy wrote:
!Amz! wrote:To be fair I don't particularly think I'll make a good parent. I have no idea how to talk to kids for a start, among my various other issues.


That "puking" phobia of yours might be an issue when it comes to kids!


Definitely could be. Keren had reflux... very messy...
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