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What’s Your BUCKET LIST? Here’s MINE!

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posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 04:18 PM
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One of my favorite movies this past year was The Bucket List. The Bucket List is a 2007 comedy-drama film written by, directed by Rob Reiner and starring Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd, and Rob Morrow. The story follows two terminally ill men (Nicholson and Freeman) on a road trip with a wish list of things to do before they "kick the bucket."

As I was watching this again last night a comment is made in the Special Features that one person’s list at 60 may be wildly different from someone that is 20. I started thinking about this and carried it even a bit further. I believe that not only would a person’s age make a difference, but also whether they were male or female, straight or gay, Republican or Democrat, Christian or Atheist.... and on and on.

Of course, I do not necessarily want you to Open Your Soul if you are uncomfortable with that..... but I decided I would start and give my personal details along with my list. Some of you may only want to give one or two things (like male or female, etc.).

PLEASE LIMIT IT TO NO MORE THAN YOUR

TOP TEN!


MY BUCKET LIST

Please keep in mind... there is NO PARTICULAR ORDER.

Dave Rabbit
Male
Age: 60
Straight
Agnostic
Independent

1. – Find real love
2. – Make contact with an alien species
3. – Visit the Pyramids
4. – Visit Rome
5. – Visit London
6. – Ride an “Easy Rider” Harley cross country
7. – Retrace my tours in Vietnam
8. – Visit the Great Wall of China
9. - Be on a nightly ATS MIX show LIVE
10. – Experience something that would restore my faith in humanity


As in ALL of my threads.... FLAMING will not be tolerated. Intelligent posting and discussion only PLEASE!

If we get enough intelligent participation, we might include some of the best Bucket Lists in an upcoming ATS MIX Show.

YOUR TURN.

Dave

STAR & FLAG THIS MUTHA!


[edit on 10/15/2008 by Dave Rabbit]




posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 04:41 PM
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Sure does make you think,


Mine:

1, To find true love,

2, To make at least 1 difference in the world,

3, To teach young children in a 3rd world counrty,

4, Visit the grand canyon, (where the tourist dont get to go)

5, Free fall!

6, See Wild Gorillas and help to keep then safe,

7, To learn to live of the land in a isolated location,

8, Swim with Dolphines

9, go on a world road trip,

10, have my family all together



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 04:42 PM
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I'm glad that you initiated this. After watching the film, I meant to sit down and write out my "bucket list" but it entirely slipped my mind. I think it'll be interesting to read the lists of other ATS users; I'll post my own if and when I actually sit down and do it. For some reason, I feel reluctant to--it's almost as if doing so would force me to acknowledge that I really will one day "kick the bucket."



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 04:45 PM
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Great thread Dave!

This isn't something i take lightly...I've thought about this often although I've never really written it down...

Off the top of my head, here is my list...

To visit every continent on the planet, and as many countries as possible. Top of my list are Russia, Patagonia, Nepal.

To cross the Atlantic in an ocean liner...old style!

To build my own self sufficient house in the Highlands

To become really fluent in as least one other language instead of just little bits.

To build my own out in the woods altar space where I can meditate and spellcast to my little hearts content.

To live off my own home grown vegetables and beans. And to keep chickens.

To develop my spiritual connection into something really useful to other people.

To write and record many more meditations, and see where that leads....

hmm.....a complete fantasy...to be a scary vampy witch in a marilyn manson video....;-)

I'm sure there are about a hundred more.....

And I hope you get loads of posts....it's a really good way of making your dreams come true...write them down, and focus on them.

Lots of love!

Cait



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 05:19 PM
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...top ten...in no particular order...

*editted to add:
Male
36
Married
Straight
New Zealander (Maori)
Catholic - though also more *faith* but not a *religion* if that makes sense (more a mish-mash of various spiritual understandings/experiences all flavoured with those of my own Maori culture and teachings)


1. Get my Diving Instructor certification

2. Drive hell-for-leather around Bathurst racetrack in Australia

3. Check out Cathedral Rock, Sedona, Arizona. (US)

4. Check out and get a photo of me standing beside the Groom Lake 'keep out blah blah' sign.

5. Visit and walk around Stonehenge. Stay overnight close by if allowed...even within it.

6. World trip...lots of place and people I'd love to see.

7. Have (well, my wife would be having, but you know what I mean) and raise a wonderful child - or children if we are so blessed. Be a good father and hopefully not mess them up too much that they require therapy well into their 30s or 40s.

8. Be debt free. Getting there.

9. Be *called* to the level of Tohunga (google it)

10. Pass on with no sense of regret or dispondancy, with no hate or anger, with no sadness, no fear, no doubts about anything...for my mind to be silent...and for my family and loved ones to be at peace.



[edit on 14-10-2008 by alien]



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 05:31 PM
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10. Own a Harley... again


9. go see the pyramids

8. Contact alien life

7. catch a bluefin tuna spearfishing

6. have a kid

5. contact alien life

4. Visit Ireland... and england... and Amsterdam

3. grow all my own errrrr...... herbal medication... you know like basil and thyme

2. see Americans stand up for themselves

1. Did i mention contact alien life already?

There my Bucket List, Dave. Thanks!



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 05:31 PM
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Male
29 [...until Saturday]
Long-term Relationship
Straight
American
Roman Catholic [more in a cultural sense, rather than a theological sense. Baptized/Confirmed, non-practicing]


  1. Peruse the Inca ruins in the Andes
  2. Safari in Madagascar [shooting only with a camera]
  3. Visit the Vatican
  4. Nose around Chichen Itza
  5. Revisit the District of Columbia [incl. Smithsonian]
  6. Wade through the Everglades
  7. Run a marathon [max distance ran to-date: 10 miles...that last 16.2's gonna be a doozie]
  8. Write a book [prob. non-fiction]
  9. Complete fluency in Spanish
  10. Make whoopee in Zero-G



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 05:37 PM
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Cool thread! :up

My details and bucket list:

Female
Age: 24
Bi
other religion, my own.
Socialist

1) Discover 'the' TRUTH of existence
2) Meet my twinflame
3) Run through Ireland hills
4) Help animal liberation
5) Spend a night on Sahara desert
6) Get lost in the tulips fields of the Netherlands
7) Visit Russia & acquire MY very own real Matrioshka doll (OMG I’m so crazy about them !!!)

8) Go Bungee-jumping
9) Move to the middle of nowhere
10) and last but not least ..Reach inner peace



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 05:42 PM
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Nixie
female
32
married
pagain

And in no particular order or emphasis
Some slightly unfeasible.


This will be hard to keep seperate from retirement dreams and jobs I would like to have.
Hint: another thread maybe?

I have not seen the movie, these ideas are my own.

1. go to space
2. tour the world. All the places I would like to visit would take the whole list: like Europe, Japan, Africa, Austrailia, Peru. When I am in Italy, meet my distant relatives. Ok, that my be two, I am cheating.
3. drive a race car
4. cook in the white house
5. own horses or ride a thoroubred
6. learn to kayak rapids
7. paint a great (or wall worthy picture)
8. scuba dive a cool shipwreck
9. dig an archeological site
10. Write a book!

I know I am going to end up changing this as I think of things.

[edit on 14-10-2008 by nixie_nox]



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 05:43 PM
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I tell you what, Sedona is one of the most amazing places I have ever seen.
I really suggest making an effort to go there. And make sure you add sliding rock park to your itinerary.
I wish I could live there, but too many people have.

Then head north to Flagstaff.



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 05:49 PM
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Originally posted by nixie_nox

8. scuba dive a cool shipwreck


Having taught Scuba for years for PADI, it was not on my list because he is dead..... but had he still been alive this would have definitely been on it.

Spend a month aboard Calypso and dive with Jacques Cousteau



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 06:00 PM
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Female
Age: 17
straight
agnostic
Earthling

My Beautiful Bucket List in no particular order:
1. Bring my whole family together.
2. Be well read.
3. Find the perfect guy: Hansome, caring, wise, smart, my height or taller, strong, loves me, loves my dogs (and all animals).
4. Find out who I am.
5. Provide a wonderful home for my 3 dogs, where they will be safe, clean, and happy.
6. Help people or animals (whoever I encounter).
7. Make beautiful artwork.
8. Write beautiful poems, songs, stories, whatever.
9. Spread love around the whole world and beyond.
10. Figure out many mysteries about the earth, history, future, humans, the essence of life.



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 06:07 PM
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I started a thread on this a while back ... BTS ...

www.belowtopsecret.com...

Here's mine -
(I'm putting more than 10. I have even more than that listed at the thread)

1 - Visit the Holy Land on pilgrimage.

2 - Tour the Vatican Museums.

3 - Visit Egypt and the pyramids with a boat ride on the Nile

4 - Visit Antarctica

5 - Go to Barrow Alaska in the Winter time to see the Northern Lights.

6 - Tour the West Wing of the White House (including the secret parts)

7 - Take a Camel ride in the Moroccan desert and sleep in a tent under the stars there.

8 - Meet Al Pacino

9 - Go to the Stanley Cup game where the Flyers win Stanley.

10 - Meet Prince Charles and tell him what I think of him and how he treated his wife, Princess Diana.

11 - Go skydiving again (I used to go when I was muuuuuch younger)

12- Write a best selling ‘historical fiction’ novel about the UFO cover-up and end it with full disclosure. Then have it made into a blockbuster movie.

13- Time Travel .. or at least time view … different periods in time to find out the truth of historical stories instead of just having to believe ‘historians’.

14- Ghost hunt with the Ghost Hunters to find the Ghostly Lincoln Funeral Train (and find it!!)

15 -Go back to Medjugorje

edited to add - I guess I was supposed to put this stuff -

FlyersFan
Female
Age: 46 (but I feel like 66)
Straight
MOSTLY Catholic
Voting Constitution Party

[edit on 10/14/2008 by FlyersFan]



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 06:09 PM
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Male
Age- 46
Straight/Married
Agnostic
Conservative, yeah, I know, that'll surprise most.

1- Going into the waters in South Africa. Me + cage + Great Whites= dream vacation. They're beautiful creatures.
2- Spend a year in the far north.
3- Gotta see Oz and the UK.
4- Find out what happened to Darlene. First love.
5- Desecrate Disneyworld. Don't ask.

6- Come up with one original, individual thing. Product, story, etc.
7- Visit areas that my Grandfather helped to liberate during WW2.
8- Sky dive.
9- Talk with Alice Cooper. No really. He's rich and famous but still just a regular guy. I'd like to know how he avoided the "ego".
10- Quit smoking.



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 06:13 PM
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This is for ATS MIX.... not BTS.



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 06:13 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid
8- Sky dive.

HA! We have something in common.

I went skydiving a few times when I was 18 or so. It was great fun.
The thing that hit me was it was so QUIET up there!
I tried talking as I was floating, but I could barely hear myself.
The words floated away and there wasn't anything to hold them there.

I'd love to go again, but I'm too old and my health wouldn't allow it.

If you get a chance ... GO! It's amazing!



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 06:15 PM
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male
39 going on 12
stright
player (lol)
england
undecided about religion...but if there is a heaven im getting in, otherwise ima' kick God's arse for all the %^&* he/she/it put me threw in life and everyone else.
Politics: ima hippy at heart greenpeace

In no order:

1) To see the truth come out about 911 in my lifetime.

2) See earth from space.

3) See England win the world cup (soccer)

4) See peace in my life time...pfftt

5) To not have a fear of sharks, i live in a city for christs sake (saw Jaws age 7 bad idea)

6) See the Aurora lights

7) Do the gumball rally

8) To slap Bossom Godchild with a dead fish for lieing and giveing people false hope. And any other hoaxer.

9) To die, i know that might sound morbed but i kinda look forward to it, but not just yet i still have a lot of liveing to do, i just really want to know what happens when you die. Plus then i can meet god and kick some arse.

10) Buy the world a coke?






[edit on 14-10-2008 by N.B.A.Y.S.O.H]



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 06:17 PM
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Originally posted by Dave Rabbit
This is for ATS MIX.... not BTS.

I didn't mean anything by that comment. I was just referencing a thread i started because there are a few other 'bucket list' items there that didn't make it here.



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 06:19 PM
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No worries..... when I do threads for ATS MIX material possibilities, I do not look at what others have done.... rather follow my own drummer. Would you expect anything less?


I liked your list.

Dave



posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 06:36 PM
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Male, Just over 40, spiritual, not religious. Non-affiliated politically.

1.- Help W3RLIED2 test the potency of his personally-grown herbal medication.(Basil, Thyme, etc...)


2.- Make time to ride my Harley Sportster.

3.- Destroy the Federal Reserve System.

4.- See the demise of the current opposame two-party system.

5.- Go hunting with Dick Cheney.

6.- See #1

7.- Record another CD of original tunes.

8.- Get another can of Bush's beans signed by Dave and Johnny.

9.- Contact and communication with ET.

10. See #6

Here you go, Thanks Dave.

[edit on 14-10-2008 by FewWorldOrder]



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