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barb
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:37 pm    Post subject: Bucket Lists Reply with quote

I've been asking some friends this week about their personal "to do" lists.

I'm making a list of 30 things I want to do within 90 days and I'm looking for a few ideas (& a few partners).

I'm calling the list "coulda woulda shoulda" ... a list of things I've been putting off for.....ever.

Here are a few examples:

1. Ride on a motorcycle.
2. Learn to cook 3 new meals.
3. Become a "Big Sister" (though BBBS)
4. Shoot a gun.

Once I finalize the list, I'll be posting it on my blog and asking for buddies to help me complete it in record time.

Are any of you looking to knock a few items off your short term bucket lists? Want to buddy up?

Let me know!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a pretty selfish person, so I feel like I've done most of the things that come into my head unless they're out of range for financial or logistical reasons.

If you're going to sign up and take the proper gun ownership course, I'd do that with you. Been meaning too. I've shot and owned lots of guns, and I took the hunter safety course as a teenager, but I don't have the current course that let's you purchase or possess a gun.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would do the firearms course when I have the extra dough. I am actually going to need it if I want to move on. I don't think it's offered all the time though.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Win a Juno.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Win a Juno.


In the next 90 days?

It's ambitious, but I believe in you.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shoot the Band wrote:
songles wrote:
Win a Juno.

In the next 90 days?

It's ambitious, but I believe in you.

I didn't read the instructions! I was joking anyway. (Or was I?)

Hmmm. The next 90 days...

Write a new song? I guess? Meh. My life's ambitions fizzled out around the age of 23. I'm just coasting at this point.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hold a human lung. Check (just now)!
DON'T SMOKE PEOPLE!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recently added:


Do a police ridealong
Learn to use fondant
Paint my bedroom
Pick berries and then make a pie
Take deck cat to the vet & neuter him


Anyone willing to buddy up on any of my items? (Kelly has already called "shooting a gun")
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hold a human lung. Check (just now)!
DON'T SMOKE PEOPLE!


Uggh.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never had a bucket list before.

One might be to play in an actual band (not counting the one I was in as a kid) and record an album.

I've long wanted to write a speculative fiction novel that somehow features booze. I've written several chapters before but always fizzled out.

Travel wise, I've been lucky to travel to almost all the wine places I want to go. But I guess Greece would be on my bucket list. And Champagne.

Oh, and I want to go to drink Czech pils in the place it was invented.

Musicwise, I have seen all my top 10 favourite artists at least once except for Andy Partridge of XTC. He hasn't toured since his meltdown on stage in the 80's, and doesn't record anymore, so that seems unlikely. At least I get to talk to him on Twitter sometimes. I guess having a house concert with Elvis Costello would be something I'd love to do, but that will never happen either.

So, to finalize my list of 5:

1. Record with a band
2. Write a novel featuring booze.
3. Go to Greece on a holiday with my family
4. Drink Czech pils in Pilsen and Prague.
5. See Andy Partridge in concert (likely will never happen)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

barb wrote:
Recently added:


Do a police ridealong
Learn to use fondant
Paint my bedroom
Pick berries and then make a pie
Take deck cat to the vet & neuter him


Anyone willing to buddy up on any of my items? (Kelly has already called "shooting a gun")


In about 3 weeks, my yard will have a crazy amount of blackberries to be picked. I've never heard of blackberry pie, but we could give it a try!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

barb wrote:

Pick berries and then make a pie
Take deck cat to the vet & neuter him


I know a fabulous hidden-away spot in Rothesay with acres of blueberries. Also, I'm in on the neutering if I can shoot it in glorious 1080 HD.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lisa wrote:
barb wrote:
Recently added:


Do a police ridealong
Learn to use fondant
Paint my bedroom
Pick berries and then make a pie
Take deck cat to the vet & neuter him


Anyone willing to buddy up on any of my items? (Kelly has already called "shooting a gun")


In about 3 weeks, my yard will have a crazy amount of blackberries to be picked. I've never heard of blackberry pie, but we could give it a try!


I will eat said pie.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hawk wrote:
barb wrote:

Pick berries and then make a pie
Take deck cat to the vet & neuter him


I know a fabulous hidden-away spot in Rothesay with acres of blueberries. Also, I'm in on the neutering if I can shoot it in glorious 1080 HD.


Amazing.

Mike, let's talk about both things. Blueberries and neutering.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can help you paint your room! I'm good at that. I typically like to paint crazy designs though, so you might have to leash me in.

My bucket list is kind of ambitious and also always growing.

* Go to Carnevale in Venice
* Meet Jenny Lewis
* Build a tree fort
* Play in a band/write songs/record/play house shows with said band (what's up brufrog)
* Start/run a house show venue and arts collective
* Improve provincial sex-ed curriculums
* Play Ariel on stage
* Write a screenplay
* Swim in a huge waterfall
* Do voice acting in some kind of cartoon
* Go on a road trip across Canada

That's all I can think of right now, I'm sure there's more. I have lots of dreams.

But seriously, band.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

clynne wrote:

* Go on a road trip across Canada


Worth every penny. This should be on every Canadian's list.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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clynne wrote:

* Go on a road trip across Canada


Worth every penny. This should be on every Canadian's list.


Yep. I've done it two times and will again, hopefully.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

clynne wrote:

* Meet Jenny Lewis


if you pull this off, feel free to give her my number.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shoot the Band wrote:
I'm a pretty selfish person, so I feel like I've done most of the things that come into my head unless they're out of range for financial or logistical reasons.

If you're going to sign up and take the proper gun ownership course, I'd do that with you. Been meaning too. I've shot and owned lots of guns, and I took the hunter safety course as a teenager, but I don't have the current course that let's you purchase or possess a gun.


If you don't have time for the course (I didn't) then you can challenge the test. Just grab the book and read 'er through. It's pretty straight forward. I have my PAL, and hunting license as well.

Barb - Jason and I (my hubby) will be heading to sight in some rifles in the near future. Let me know if you want to come!

:)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Barb,

Let's take that #1 a step further. Thinking of getting my bike license! Ya?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chica bella wrote:
Shoot the Band wrote:
I'm a pretty selfish person, so I feel like I've done most of the things that come into my head unless they're out of range for financial or logistical reasons.

If you're going to sign up and take the proper gun ownership course, I'd do that with you. Been meaning too. I've shot and owned lots of guns, and I took the hunter safety course as a teenager, but I don't have the current course that let's you purchase or possess a gun.


If you don't have time for the course (I didn't) then you can challenge the test. Just grab the book and read 'er through. It's pretty straight forward. I have my PAL, and hunting license as well.

Barb - Jason and I (my hubby) will be heading to sight in some rifles in the near future. Let me know if you want to come!

:)

Krista


YES!!!!

Do you still have the same email address? If not, I'll just message you on FB!!!!!!

(P.S. I'll be in Hampton either tomorrow or Friday... are you around for coffee??)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kate wrote:
Dear Barb,

Let's take that #1 a step further. Thinking of getting my bike license! Ya?


Kate,

One of my main parts of that bucket list was to be ON a motorcycle. I have the worst balance/riding ability everrrr.



Do you need a bike license to scoot?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

barb wrote:
kate wrote:
Dear Barb,

Let's take that #1 a step further. Thinking of getting my bike license! Ya?


Kate,

One of my main parts of that bucket list was to be ON a motorcycle. I have the worst balance/riding ability everrrr.



Do you need a bike license to scoot?


I've been told by quite a few motorcycle riders that a scooter is harder to balance than a motorcycle.

I've read the Honda CBR125R is a great entry level motorcycle at under $3000. I looked into getting one but the insurance was ridiculous.

http://motorcycle.honda.ca/allmotorcycles#sport
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend of mine in University who raced motocross and then eventually road bikes taught me the basics on how to ride a motorbike - on a trials bike, and I did it a few times. I sucked at it, but I was able to ride up and over a few mounds at a quarry. I'm not cut out to ride a motorbike tho. Too chicken, but I did it!

I've also fired guns lots of times and love target shooting, but I'd never own anything above a pellet gun

What is interesting is how some things that others consider just part of every day life (like musicians or hunters) are on other people's bucket lists. We''e all pretty different...

PS Clynne - i don't think I'm cut out for live performing. I want to be in a studio only band. But maybe someday ;)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

barb wrote:
chica bella wrote:
Shoot the Band wrote:
I'm a pretty selfish person, so I feel like I've done most of the things that come into my head unless they're out of range for financial or logistical reasons.

If you're going to sign up and take the proper gun ownership course, I'd do that with you. Been meaning too. I've shot and owned lots of guns, and I took the hunter safety course as a teenager, but I don't have the current course that let's you purchase or possess a gun.


If you don't have time for the course (I didn't) then you can challenge the test. Just grab the book and read 'er through. It's pretty straight forward. I have my PAL, and hunting license as well.

Barb - Jason and I (my hubby) will be heading to sight in some rifles in the near future. Let me know if you want to come!

:)

Krista


YES!!!!

Do you still have the same email address? If not, I'll just message you on FB!!!!!!

(P.S. I'll be in Hampton either tomorrow or Friday... are you around for coffee??)


I'm definitely up for a coffee! I would love to see you Friday. I get home from work at 4:30PM so anytime after that would be great. I am busy tonight (getting my hair done yay!). Actually if you want to come over to the house it would be easier seeing how Emilie will be running around :)

I don't have FB anymore, but I will PM you my number.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never thought about this before, but these are things that interest me:

1. See the Grand Canyon
2. See a Rain Forest
3. See the Rocky's
4. Go to Tree-Go
5. Get Bike License (this happens next summer)

That's really all I've got.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

brufrog wrote:


PS Clynne - i don't think I'm cut out for live performing. I want to be in a studio only band. But maybe someday ;)


Haha neither am I at the minute, I still hardly know what I'm doing on a guitar! My uncle just lent me his 84 fender strat though, so we'll see if that helps my discipline in practicing.

I saw Jenny in concert once and waved to her, she waved back... I was too busy crying with joy to remember much else. Next time I go to a show of hers I'll toss your number her way, hooligans.

To those folks who've gone on a cross-Canada road trip... got any advice for a future road-tripper? I've done lots of Europe travels before in my time, but I imagine long road trips are a whole new ball game.
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clynne wrote:

To those folks who've gone on a cross-Canada road trip... got any advice for a future road-tripper? I've done lots of Europe travels before in my time, but I imagine long road trips are a whole new ball game.


It isn't about extravagance, but make sure you're ready financially. Cars break down, stuff gets lost, things come up, and sometimes you just want to have fun for a night and blow a bit of cash.

I drove an F-150 from NWT to NB for just over $1000 in gas, two hotel rooms, a campsite, food, and entertainment. I gave myself two weeks and no real plan, stayed in Portage la Prairie for 4 days and Ottawa for a week of Bluesfest. Over all, I drove 66 hours, 6600km, spent around $3000, and saw a lot of great stuff.

Do it, be prepared, don't plan, and get your vehicle completely tuned before you leave, and even throw an oil change in halfway through.
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