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Do you have a Bucket List and whats on it

Thought I ask if any of our fine Members here on this Forum is working on a Bucket List and what is on the List

Bucket List aka spending you hard earned $$$$$$....... before the Teen Terrorist can spend it ...


Here is mine..............

1 taking the Drive again on the 101 Pacific Coast Highway with my Hounds the Abarth without my Betty.........


2 The Burning Men Festival in NV

3 EDC Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas .... just missed that one over the Weekend

4 driving them Ferraris at the Las Vegas Speedway.......

5 taking a Strip Club Drive from Oklahoma to Oregon to find out if some of my old Mates are doing ok.....

6 sitting in the front Row at the Letterman Show with a Sign that reads.....Dave your Haircut sucks.......

7 watch another Cat Fight at the annual Nordstrom Woman Shoe Sale .... this Time ..... I have my Martini shaken not stirred and I pass on the Olives..... they give me Gas.............


8 go to my favorite Dive Bar order a fat Hamburger large Fries 3 Shoots of Schnaps.... walked into my Doctors Office the next Day and tell him ..... I am ready for my annual Check up............


9 Order that Remote with big Buttons on it ..... so my Ups Guy stops asking why I order naughty Knickers in Bulk... late at Night......:confused :.....

10 fire my Accountant......I watched him making googly Eyes at my Betty for the last 8 Years...... and giving me bad Advise.........on how I need to invest more.......$$$$$$....... in Stocks.... blah blah blah .... Stocks I can buy on the black Market in Russia and still get a hefty Return..............

I will stop here....... with my Bucket List.............


I got plenty more...... I just wonder what is on your Bucket List........... and have you taken any Action....... to get the List going.......

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Couple of mine

see the grand canyon - done
fire an ak47 on full auto - done
drive a tank
visit Australia / barrier reef - done
drive the Nurbergring - done
fly a helicopter - done (sort of, pilot took over controls really quickly )
see Rush in concert - done
have a treesome - not a chance in hell
learn to play one song on the guitar - practising for ages but still sound brutal, I'll never make a Michael Schenker

not very exciting I know but I'm a simple bloke
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I've done almost everything on my bucket list. Here are a few I need to do.

1. Pickup up another Porsche at Zuffenhausen, did the Euro Delivery in Sindelfingen and absolutely love it.

2. Travel more, been to all the major cities in China, this time I want to go to the southern part near Vietnam. Also want to go to Australia.

3. Drive exotics on the track in Las Vegas, I've been seeing a lot of these post lately and it looks like fun.

4. Rent a Porsche 911 and drive it on the Nürburgring. Get a ride with Sabine whilst I am there.

5. Go to London and attend a Top Gear show.

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1. Visit Ireland.

2. Top down drive through the Redwoods. (doing in July with the South and Nor/Cal. SLK Groups.)

3. Collect a Magnetic Hard Rock Guitar Bottle opener from every Hard Rock world wide. (no idea as to why I find this fun to do.)

4. Spend a week on a tropical beach and never leave the resort.

5. Attend the Masters Golf Tournament

6. Take all the kids and grandkids to Maui. Doing this in October, and teaching my oldest Grandson to surf. (Hope I remember how.)

7. Golf Kapalua. Done.

8. Visit other SLK Groups across the country and world.

9. Go to the Airport and catch the first International flight out of Portland, OR. Will purchase what I need when I get there.

10. All the things that will come to mind after I hit post.
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1.) Finish getting my Private Pilots License. (Started twice, both times never finished. Last time was in 2010. I frequently have "sleep" dreams that I am flying.)

2.) Buy a 1978 Cessna 177B Cardinal Classic and totally restore including current Garmin G1000 in glass flight deck avionics.

3.) Finish getting my Private Pilots License. (Started twice, both times never finished. Last time was in 2010. I frequently have "sleep" dreams that I am flying.)

4.) Buy a 1978 Cessna 177B Cardinal Classic and totally restore including current Garmin G1000 in glass flight deck avionics.

5.) Finish getting my Private Pilots License. (Started twice, both times never finished. Last time was in 2010. I frequently have "sleep" dreams that I am flying.)

6.) Buy a 1978 Cessna 177B Cardinal Classic and totally restore including current Garmin G1000 in glass flight deck avionics.

7.) Finish getting my Private Pilots License. (Started twice, both times never finished. Last time was in 2010. I frequently have "sleep" dreams that I am flying.)

8.) Buy a 1978 Cessna 177B Cardinal Classic and totally restore including current Garmin G1000 in glass flight deck avionics.

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Dave give us a shout if you visit Ireland. There are some amazing golf courses here but I hate golf so you can play on your own
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Still got one left to check off my list (#6)

1) Go to Sturgis, SD for Harley rally w/500k other riders (done that twice)

2) Go to Daytona Beach, Fl for Harley rally w/ 100k+ riders (done)

3) Ride Harley N - S in US - see #1 - Tx to SD (done)

4) Ride Harley E - W - in two stages Tx to Fl - see #2 & Tx to Cali (done)

5) Go to SEMA - two years ago (done)

6) Go to Knob Creek weekend cause I just GOTTA shoot a mini-gun

going out this weekend to shoot MG's with a buddy of mine locally - should be a great way to celebrate my 60th birthday


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not as expensive as you might think - given on where you live, the round trip flight might cost more than the rental
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My bucket list:

cauldron - have one
kettle - have one
pot - have one
canteen - have one
flagon - not yet
jar - have one
jug - not yet
pitcher - have one
pail - have one
hod - not sure what one is
tank - have one
tub - have one
vat - not the VAT
vessel - does a boat count?

In any case why do so many bucket lists simply list expensive trips and material acquisition? One would think that in compiling a true bucket list, material acquisition would be of little concern and no value. What about personal challenges, charitable work or anything not self-absorbed? Maybe the issue is our forurm so its back to Medecins Sans Frontieres for me.
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In any case why do so many bucket lists simply list expensive trips and material acquisition? One would think that in compiling a true bucket list, material acquisition would be of little concern and no value. What about personal challenges, charitable work or anything not self-absorbed? Maybe the issue is our forurm so its back to Medecins Sans Frontieres for me.
gdb, now you've made me feel very selfish. By golly, you are most certainly right. Shame on me for not thinking "broad" enough that a "bucket list" can most definitely incorporate deeds of good and good will.

But, I still want to learn how to fly, get that airplane, AND THEN volunteer for some sort of Medivac missions. Now, I'm feeling much better!

In all seriousness, I always give what I can, when I can of both myself and my resources. Therefore, it's not on the bucket list but rather a "way of life".
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Forgot knob creek and the big sandy. Wallew you might like this
have fun with the mgs you lucky sod

gdb069 its not that I want to go on an expensive trip its just that I want to see a bit more of the world than my backyard and unfortunetly it costs alot to travel to USA / Australia from here.

"I always give what I can, when I can of both myself and my resources. Therefore, it's not on the bucket list but rather a "way of life".
Could'nt agree more stinger, who here knows what other people contribute to their fellow man when they can
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gdb, now you've made me feel very selfish. By golly, you are most certainly right...a "bucket list" can most definitely incorporate deeds of good and good will....
...and now I can check one more item from my bucket list. Thanks.
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In any case why do so many bucket lists simply list expensive trips and material acquisition? One would think that in compiling a true bucket list, material acquisition would be of little concern and no value. What about personal challenges, charitable work or anything not self-absorbed? Maybe the issue is our forurm so its back to Medecins Sans Frontieres for me.

gdb069,

Allow me to help you out. The idea behind the 'Bucket List' is in fact that you make a list of things YOU would LIKE TO ACCOMPLISH before you kick that bucket.

All the things you list? Those are things that I do all the time. I personally have tried to live the same life as my father. Go out of my way to help those in need. I cannot tell you how many times, when on the road, I stop and help someone broke down on the side of the road.

Dead of winter, at night, on our way to a party, an older lady (in her eighties) sitting on the side of I-70 in Denver with a flat tire while the snow swirled around her car. Fearing that someone might rear end her, I parked about 100 yards back (meters to you metric folks), put on my hazards on my CJ7 jeep, pulled out two flares, walked another 100 yards back, lit one and dropped it there, then back another 100 yards and lit the other one.

I then hoofed it back to her car, got her to pop the truck. I got her spare out, got my cross bar lug nut removal tool and my larger portable floor jack out of the back of my jeep and loosened the lug nuts and then raised the car (large Plymouth if my memory serves), got the flat off, replaced with the spare, threw the flat in the trunk and sent her on her way, refusing the payment she offered. By the time I had stowed my equipment, the flares were just burning out as the snow storm intensified. I caught a 'ration' for being late to the party, until the wife explained why. That stopped all the 'stuff' flying my way.

I've even been the first on scene of a horrific head on collision between two vehicles on I-25 at Raton, NM. Northbound car driver fell asleep and hit the south bound driver head on. Being first on scene I 'inspected' without touching the three people in the two vehicles. Here is what I found.

North bound had two occupants, one died on impact, the other survived with multiple broken bones. South bound guy's right hand was sheared off because of the impact. He was in shock, but survived (I found out later). But I was first on scene and told the ambulance guys which ones needed help and which one was dead. I WILL NEVER SHAKE the view I had of the old man in the south bound car and when I got to him he was just sitting there, stunned. I lifted the sweater that had flown over his shoulder from the back seat to check him and saw his hand sitting in his lap, not attached to anything.

So, just because we have a 'bucket list' does NOT mean we don't do all the things you list. Everyone should be doing THOSE every day. A bucket list is a 'once in a life time' opportunity. And if you get lucky, you get to do something you've always wanted to do. I've volunteered at so many times at so many places, I don't remember them all. Plus, with my MIL in a nursing home, I go out of my way to not only talk to but shake the hand of every senior MAN there (not as many as the women) and say 'good day' to every senior that smiles or nods my way. IF the women wish to talk, I take the time and inquire as to how they are doing.

I have seen MANY of them pass on in the past two years. In most cases, they were on their last legs, but sometimes I'll go in and find 'so and so died, kidney failure' and I think to myself, 'wow, they seemed the paragon of health'. Some times those little things, taking the time to actually acknowledge another person, goes so far you have no idea.

You want to really 'make a difference'? Start visiting a nursing home. Not every day, but once a week. Get to know the people who live there.

It's actually an interesting education. In your later years, say past sixty, you have the most 'stuff' you will accumulate. In the intervening twenty or thirty years, as you grow older, you go from a house/garage full of stuff to a nursing home, where ALL YOUR STUFF fits in a really small closet.

That was an eye opener to me. I've slowly started 'shedding' some of my stuff already. And I will continue to do so until I die. Hopefully by the time that occurs, I've sold off or given away all my stuff so my wife won't have to 'deal' with a mountain of stuff that only meant something to me. That will be an accomplishment. Not sure I have enough time.
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