What's On Your Life Bucket List?

My driving instructor told me he was a school bus driver once. I asked "why?" and he said, "because it was on my bucket list, so I did it for two years and then stopped." He went on to tell me he had other things on his bucket list, such as learning new languages. He asked me what I had on my bucket list, and I was caught off guard, because I hadn't thought about it.

Now that I have, I realized I always wanted start drumming and I want to pick up painting again, since I enjoyed it very much in high school. There are a few other things on my list, but I want to hear about your guys' bucket list. What do you guys want to do, or learn to do before you die?

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Sep 4, 2017

Definitely have a lot of stuff I would love to do.
1. Learn German (took it first year and found it very interesting)
2. Travel Europe
3. Climb some high mountain
4. Read a book a week for 2 years.

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Sep 4, 2017

You can easily do all these over the next 12-18 months.

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Sep 4, 2017

Already working on #1. The rest I either don't have as much time currently or I'm just broke (Still in undergrad).

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Sep 5, 2017

How do you read a book a week for 2 years in less than 2 years?

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Sep 5, 2017

Fewer* than

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Sep 5, 2017

"Less is also used with numbers when they are on their own and with expressions of measurement or time, e.g.:

His weight fell from 18 stone to less than 12.

Their marriage lasted less than two years.

Heath Square is less than four miles away from Dublin city centre."

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/usage/less-or-fewer

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Sep 5, 2017

I feel like Conor McGregor right now

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Sep 5, 2017

You should, you decided to go up against the best ever just now.

This is what happens.

lol

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Sep 4, 2017
  • Kill a moose in the Alaskan interior
  • king salmon fishing on the Copper River
  • run and place in some extreme mountain marathon/run
  • hike through Patagonia
  • learn a useful skill not involving a computer

"We listen, if it feels good we shake."
"This town is nuts, my kind of place."
-WSMFP

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Sep 4, 2017

learn a useful skill not involving a computer

I recommend learning how to maintain your car or motorcycle

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Sep 4, 2017

That one is way up on the list since I know next to nothing about cars.

"We listen, if it feels good we shake."
"This town is nuts, my kind of place."
-WSMFP

Sep 4, 2017

Nice

Sep 4, 2017

also, read Zen & the art of motorcycle maintenance

Sep 5, 2017

Just started reading this yesterday. Should be good!

Sep 5, 2017
WidespreadPanic90:
  • run and place in some extreme mountain marathon/run

Sounds like you need to look into the Leadville 100!

Sep 4, 2017

1) Learn the fiddle
2) Deep sea fishing (prefer to catch marlin)
3) Roadtrip with camping/hiking along Route 66
4) Swim with tiger sharks
5) Become certified as an advanced diver (followed with upper levels)
6) Become certified to skydive solo
7) Participate in a ruck march for PTSD awareness
8) Travel to Asia
9) Start a business that I would enjoy
10) Buy an acreage out in the wilderness

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Sep 4, 2017

Skydiving, starting a business, and diving are also on my list. The PTSD awareness is very interesting, how come you want to do that specifically?

Sep 4, 2017

If there are two causes I had to pick from, they would be vets and terminally ill children (in no order). I think it would be cool to do the ruck march. Bummed I missed Chicago's this past May - had a friend's wedding back home.

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Sep 4, 2017

for #4, look up mark healey, he can help you with that.

Sep 4, 2017

I'd rather go with Ocean Ramsey ( deg ?? deg)

Sep 4, 2017

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2... Can't even do the lenny face on here..

Sep 4, 2017

yeah I could see why

Sep 5, 2017

Awesome list, +1 SB for the skydive solo and PTSD awareness goals.

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Sep 4, 2017
  • Getting married
  • Getting divorced
  • Earning a ton of money
  • Having a shitload of kids and sending them to college so I can be a patriarch
  • Living in a beach town in Europe or Southeast Asia
  • Living in a foreign city and earning residence / citizenship
  • Building a business and getting away from it just enough to be Partner Emeritus
  • Traveling most of the world and taking pictures of exotic locales
  • Learn French and Japanese
  • Master / finish learning Mandarin
  • Live at sea for some considerable amount of time
  • Buy my mom a house
  • Buy my mom a fresh car
  • Build some kind of shelter from wood

I'm pretty basic. This list could go on for pages but it'd just be a list of "little big things". At the end of the day my ideal 10/10 life would just be having considerable sex every day with a model, playing video games with my friends, and smoking enough weed to immobilize a dinosaur. I never grew up, sadly.

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Sep 5, 2017

I find that the people who never grew up are the most fun

Sep 4, 2017
  • Be a pillar of my church.
  • Have an amazing wife and kids.
  • Be the top guy in my market for a few years and be known as one of the best ever at it.
  • A place in the city and a house in the country. (Could be NYC, Rome, Paris, Milan, Switzerland...)
  • Ski the Vallee Blanche and Whistler.
  • Win a race at a velodrome.
  • Own a car that runs on gasoline before those disappear.
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Sep 5, 2017

I'm totally curious, what do you mean by a pillar of your church? Is that an actual thing in whatever Christian denomination you're a part of or is it something to your church specifically?

Sep 7, 2017

Not really a specific thing, just mean someone who who people trust and rely on, the way you would say "a pillar of his community."

Sep 4, 2017
  1. See every major championship in person (super bowl, Olympics, world series etc.)
  2. Visit every world wonder
  3. Visit 6 continents
  4. Drink a beer in every baseball stadium
  5. Watch a former teammate/friend play in the World Series/Super Bowl.
  6. Start a left-handed coffee mug business
  7. Run for office
  8. Hire an intern like Monica
  9. Give a commencement speech
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Sep 4, 2017
  1. Have unprecedented deal experience at Salem Partners
  2. Technical skills unmatched by doing Wall Street Prep
  3. Go to GS IBD SLC
  4. Become partner in 10 year
  5. Make 7-8 figures depending on bonus and how many deals I'm able to close

GS OR BUST!!!

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Sep 4, 2017

right now he's at 3.5 lol

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Sep 6, 2017

3.) Why not visit Antarctica?

6.) Already on it

8.) Hire Rachel Zayn instead

Sep 7, 2017

Just don't be a tourist. Please. Everyone hates them.

Sep 7, 2017
FSC:

Just don't be a tourist. Please. Everyone hates them.

This coming from the guy who probably eats dinner in Time Square every Saturday night.

Eventus stultorum magister.

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Sep 7, 2017
Johnny Ringo:
FSC:

Just don't be a tourist. Please. Everyone hates them.

This coming from the guy who probably eats dinner in Time Square every Saturday night.

Lived in NYC for the last 21 years. I'll eat wherever the fuck I want.

Sep 7, 2017
FSC:
Johnny Ringo:
FSC:

Just don't be a tourist. Please. Everyone hates them.

This coming from the guy who probably eats dinner in Time Square every Saturday night.

Lived in NYC for the last 21 years. I'll eat wherever the fuck I want.

So you admit to eating at Bubba Gumps when you are looking to take your dame out on the town?!?!

You maniac!

Eventus stultorum magister.

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Sep 7, 2017
Johnny Ringo:
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Johnny Ringo:
FSC:

Just don't be a tourist. Please. Everyone hates them.

This coming from the guy who probably eats dinner in Time Square every Saturday night.

Lived in NYC for the last 21 years. I'll eat wherever the fuck I want.

So you admit to eating at Bubba Gumps when you are looking to take your dame out on the town?!?!

You maniac!

Guilty as charged. Not even kidding lol.

BeenPrepping, you just can't seem to stop reciting lines out of the city rookie playbook. Keep it up, this shit really is hilarious.

Sep 7, 2017

I recently walked across the Brooklyn Bridge (into Brooklyn) and went the park that's right there. It's a really nice, clean park right on the water and it's right next to Grimaldi's so you should probably check that out.

Sep 7, 2017
stvr2013:

I recently walked across the Brooklyn Bridge (into Brooklyn) and went the park that's right there. It's a really nice, clean park right on the water and it's right next to Grimaldi's so you should probably check that out.

+1. Really nice views of Manhattan especially at night. Awesome for photography too.

Governor's Island is also a cool place to check out. I'm a huge NYC history buff so maybe that's why I like it but it offers very nice views of Manhattan and it's a nice oasis from the mayhem of the rest of the city.

Go for a Circle Line cruise. Takes a while but it will teach you a lot of cool things about the city. High tourist factor though.

Sep 7, 2017

Katz - get the combo corned beef / pastrami

Food related shit to when you're done with your day, although they tend to be on the pricey side...

Capital Grille - bone in Kona
Keen's - mutton chop
21 Club
Gordon Ramsay at the London
53 and 6 halal

and let me know if you're in the Chinatown area

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Sep 7, 2017
Nabooru:

Katz - get the combo corned beef / pastrami

Food related shit to when you're done with your day, although they tend to be on the pricey side...

Capital Grille - bone in Kona
Keen's - mutton chop
21 Club
Gordon Ramsay at the London
53 and 6 halal

and let me know if you're in the Chinatown area

I'd suggest learning the history of the city in which you live before blowing all your hard earned cash at some exorbitantly overpriced restaurant.

Sep 7, 2017
turtles:
Nabooru:

Katz - get the combo corned beef / pastrami

Food related shit to when you're done with your day, although they tend to be on the pricey side...

Capital Grille - bone in Kona
Keen's - mutton chop
21 Club
Gordon Ramsay at the London
53 and 6 halal

and let me know if you're in the Chinatown area

I'd suggest learning the history of the city in which you live before blowing all your hard earned cash at some exorbitantly overpriced restaurant.

Perhaps OP likes nice food. The nice restaurants I mentioned have been great experiences, often more enjoyable from a pure fulfillment sense than walking the Brooklyn bridge, which to me is overrated. I'm not saying go all the time but once in a while is really nice. To each his own.

Sep 7, 2017
turtles:
Nabooru:

Katz - get the combo corned beef / pastrami

Food related shit to when you're done with your day, although they tend to be on the pricey side...

Capital Grille - bone in Kona
Keen's - mutton chop
21 Club
Gordon Ramsay at the London
53 and 6 halal

and let me know if you're in the Chinatown area

I'd suggest learning the history of the city in which you live before blowing all your hard earned cash at some exorbitantly overpriced restaurant.

I've been working for seven years, so a few nice lunches are not going to break the bank. Also, why can't I do both history and food.

Sep 7, 2017
ginNtonic:
turtles:
Nabooru:

Katz - get the combo corned beef / pastrami

Food related shit to when you're done with your day, although they tend to be on the pricey side...

Capital Grille - bone in Kona
Keen's - mutton chop
21 Club
Gordon Ramsay at the London
53 and 6 halal

and let me know if you're in the Chinatown area

I'd suggest learning the history of the city in which you live before blowing all your hard earned cash at some exorbitantly overpriced restaurant.

I've been working for seven years, so a few nice lunches are not going to break the bank. Also, why can't I do both history and food.

go for it. i also love a good meal

Sep 7, 2017

autoerotic asphyxiation

Sep 7, 2017

The Cloisters at Fort Tyron Park and Fort Washington up in Washington Heights if your into history.

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Sep 7, 2017
ginNtonic:

Anyone who suggests Diablo 3 or jacking it, will have monkey shit thrown in their direction.

This is every single thing I did last weekend, which makes me more qualified than anyone to say "don't knock it til you try it."

Sep 7, 2017

"secret" hamburger place at the Parker Meridien (56th between 6th & 7th). young crowd and lots of finance people so great place to network and make friends. very limited seating so it forces you to make conversation. cash only.

Sep 7, 2017

watch The Bucket List

then watch it again, on acid

Sep 7, 2017
swagon:

watch The Bucket List

then watch it again, on acid

GOOD ONE!!!!!

Eventus stultorum magister.

Sep 7, 2017

Familiarize yourself with the area your office is in. Dont be that guy who asks "where is a good place to get food"

Also if you want history....look up historical place of NYC or significant places and go walk around.

Eventus stultorum magister.

Sep 7, 2017

Walk through Times Square with a Canon point and shoot, and randomly stop in the middle of the sidewalk to take a picture, and spend the next 30 seconds juggling your camera out of your fanny pack as people queue up behind you.

When 15 angry New Yorkers come up to yell at you, just say with a smile and southern accent "Ooops! Sawry. Ah'm from Georgia." Then follow up with "Have you seen a restroom around here?"

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Sep 7, 2017
IlliniProgrammer:

Walk through times square with a Canon point and shoot, and randomly stop in the middle of the sidewalk to take a picture, and spend the next 30 seconds juggling your camera out of your fanny pack.

When 15 angry New Yorkers come up to yell at you, just say with a smile and southern accent "Ooops! Sawry. Ah'm from Georgia." Then follow up with "Have you seen a restroom around here?"

to which I'm sure they'll respond "well at least you're not from the Midwest"

Sep 7, 2017
IlliniProgrammer:

Walk through Times Square with a Canon point and shoot, and randomly stop in the middle of the sidewalk to take a picture, and spend the next 30 seconds juggling your camera out of your fanny pack as people queue up behind you.

When 15 angry New Yorkers come up to yell at you, just say with a smile and southern accent "Ooops! Sawry. Ah'm from Georgia." Then follow up with "Have you seen a restroom around here?"

Sounds like Bruce Gilden... Although he uses a Leica and is a New Yorker...

Sep 7, 2017

Actually, we don't have cameras west of the Appalachians, so that situation would be impossible.

Sep 7, 2017

i usually just go to the Saks and fart while trying on the suits

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Sep 7, 2017

Check out the Frying Pan on Pier 66, it's a good laid back bar on a historic ship on the pier...doesn't actually move but they have cheap beer and casual atmosphere. Also, Beekman beer garden is decent, that one could be hit or miss. Enjoy NYC.

"I never said that you are not good at what you do...it's just that what you do is not worth doing!"

Sep 7, 2017

Chicken and Waffles - Harlem

Sep 7, 2017

Actually heard some great recommendations for NYC this past weekend...

"If you're looking to celebrate the summer, I know just the place for you. New York's hottest club is Scampi..."

Sep 7, 2017

SOLD Grimaldi's Pizza dude. Waste of a trip to Brooklyn.

Sep 7, 2017

Thanks for the ideas. Anyone try the tour buses? I know it's touristy, but I've been in NY for seven years and I've always wanted to do it.

Sep 7, 2017

I've done a couple of tour bus tours and they were fun -- lots of ground covered and plenty of fun, informative facts about NYC. You can get on/off the bus at any stop you want. A whole tour is about two hours.

"The light at the end of the tunnel may be you."
--Steven Tyler

Sep 7, 2017
Annabeth:

I've done a couple of tour bus tours and they were fun -- lots of ground covered and plenty of fun, informative facts about NYC. You can get on/off the bus at any stop you want. A whole tour is about two hours.

What bus tours do you recommend?

Sep 7, 2017
ginNtonic:
Annabeth:

I've done a couple of tour bus tours and they were fun -- lots of ground covered and plenty of fun, informative facts about NYC. You can get on/off the bus at any stop you want. A whole tour is about two hours.

What bus tours do you recommend?

She is talking about CitySightsNY tour

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Sep 7, 2017
Neighbor:
ginNtonic:
Annabeth:

I've done a couple of tour bus tours and they were fun -- lots of ground covered and plenty of fun, informative facts about NYC. You can get on/off the bus at any stop you want. A whole tour is about two hours.

What bus tours do you recommend?

She is talking about CitySightsNY tour

That's the one. There's a Brooklyn component that covers the history of the Brooklyn Bridge, if that's of interest.

"The light at the end of the tunnel may be you."
--Steven Tyler

Sep 7, 2017

go to a yankee game, if your around the weekend of the 9th they're playing the mets. If your into art go to the whitney. if the weather is nice, chill in riverside park and hit grays papaya on 72nd.

Sep 7, 2017
JRODG:

go to a yankee game, if your around the weekend of the 9th they're playing the mets. If your into art go to the whitney. if the weather is nice, chill in riverside park and hit grays papaya on 72nd.

Great idea about baseball. But the Yankees are going to be away all of next week. The Mets only day home game is on Monday.

I live in UWS, so I've definitely hit up Gray's Papaya on almost a weekly basis.

Sep 7, 2017

theres always the GWB....utilize it like that dude from Rutgers a couple years ago

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

Sep 7, 2017
DeanPortman:

theres always the GWB....utilize it like that dude from Rutgers a couple years ago

Too Soon....

Eventus stultorum magister.

Sep 7, 2017

GhettoSightsNY

Sep 7, 2017

Go to the top of the Rock, great views on a clear night / day. Personally I think it's better at night.

Sep 7, 2017

Visit the 9/11 memorial..

Sep 7, 2017
  • Shop in LES
  • Get with hipster bishes in Williamsburg/Brooklyn
  • $1 dumplings in Chinatown
  • Try every burger on the NYC Best Burgers list
Sep 7, 2017

If you like Japanese food (good but on a budget) check out the yakitori place on Astor Place. It's a pretty interesting neighborhood to walk around. There's also a few other hole in the wall type places around there that are alright.

Check out the steakhouses, plenty of good ones to choose from.

Sep 7, 2017

Grimaldis is ridiculous... expect a line a quarter mile long of french tourists.

The Top of the Rock is awesome btw.

Sep 7, 2017

Walk. Walk. Walk. Just do it. You'll meet interesting people and find cool places to hang, guaranteed. Plus, it's free.

"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is."
- Oscar Wilde
"Seriously, psychology is for those with two x chromosomes."
- RagnarDanneskjold

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My bucket list this summer is to get laid in NYC

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Sep 7, 2017
BeenPrepping:

My bucket list this summer is to get laid in NYC

Die

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Sep 4, 2017
  1. Make a Billion
  2. Die
  3. Have my family lunch my dead frozen body into space.
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Sep 4, 2017

Will not let me edit lunch to launch...

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Sep 7, 2017

Shark cage at Great Barrier Reef or Neptune Island

Sep 7, 2017

Learn to shoot.

"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is."
- Oscar Wilde
"Seriously, psychology is for those with two x chromosomes."
- RagnarDanneskjold

Sep 7, 2017
UncleMilty:

Learn to shoot.

Like shoot a gun? Where do you live? This has to be the easiest bucket list item to achieve ever.

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

Sep 7, 2017
happypantsmcgee:
UncleMilty:

Learn to shoot.

Like shoot a gun? Where do you live? This has to be the easiest bucket list item to achieve ever.

It's not a NY metro area thing to learn to shoot. Plus, it's a tough thing to get good at.

"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is."
- Oscar Wilde
"Seriously, psychology is for those with two x chromosomes."
- RagnarDanneskjold

Sep 7, 2017

participate in the Arab Spring

Sep 7, 2017

Finance rebellions against enemy regimes
Climb the half dome
Go to every national park
Kill a dictator
Embrace the tao
Learn algebraic geometry and kripkean semantics
Live to 150

"...all truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

  • Schopenhauer
Sep 7, 2017

Become God

Sep 7, 2017

I'm sure there's others I haven't thought of but two quick ones come to mind:

1 - Run the NYC Marathon again. Yes, I've already done it but it was SO good I want to do it again before I die
2 - Be a member at Augusta National.

Sep 7, 2017

Do a triathlon
Climb a mountain that is 20,000 ft+ (probably Denali)
Probably will never happen but I'd love to learn how to "fly" a wingsuit
Travel to a bunch of cool places

Sep 7, 2017

take a dump on my boss desk

Sep 7, 2017

take a dump on my boss' desk

Sep 7, 2017

take a dump on my boss' desk

Sep 7, 2017

Learn how to fly a small aircraft, perhaps a cessna...

Sep 7, 2017

Do some deep water soloing (rock climbing without ropes over the water) in Myorka

Sep 4, 2017

Build a baseball park a la Field of Dreams, travel to Scotland, kill an elk.

"Work ethic, work ethic" - Vince Vaughn
Sep 5, 2017

Scotland is truly beautiful! I spend virtually every other weekend up there and it is fantastic.

Sep 6, 2017

I'd love to take a tour of the distilleries, watch a rugby game, and hunt a stag while I'm there.

"Work ethic, work ethic" - Vince Vaughn
Sep 7, 2017

The rugby is fantastic, especially in Scotland! The Scottish National Anthem is quite moving before a game at Murrayfield. I've got myself a season ticket for the Autumn Series and the Six Nations at Murrayfield and i am quite excited for it!

Sep 5, 2017

Heres a few:
-Learn a few more languages
-Go wingsuit gliding
-Earn private pilot's license
-Create and record a song

Sep 5, 2017

I'm just going to list some wacky ones that I have:

-Defend myself in court
-Successfully run from the police
-Successfully defend myself in a dire situation
-Top 175mph in a car
-Learn to fly an airplane or helicopter
-Do standup comedy in front of at least 1,000 people
-Get invited to some type of crazy sex party/orgy kinda thing

Sep 5, 2017

Only invited to a sex party or participate?

Sep 5, 2017
  1. Backpack around Western Europe
  2. Watch the Monaco Grand Prix from a hotel / condo balcony
  3. Take the Eastern & Oriental Express through Southeast Asia
Sep 5, 2017
  1. Learn to sail
  2. Learn the piano
  3. Learn Spanish
  4. Run for public office
  5. Run a triathlon
  6. Run a business
  7. Have a happy marriage
  8. Have healthy children
  9. Have a house down the shore
Sep 5, 2017

To be a respected member of society someday.

Lol jk I work for the banking industry.

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Sep 5, 2017

Respect on the wanting to get back into painting. I met a girl recently and spent an afternoon doing water colors (first time since I was 10), good stuff. It is very time consuming but an amazing use of downtime.

On my bucket list:

  1. backpack across Europe with my friends of 10+ years
  2. Reach the top of the North Poll
  3. Snowboard through the Swiss Alps and plan a spontaneous trip to Chile to do the same thing
  4. Help my parents retire
  5. Start a non-for-profit tailored towards war vets or animals. Both very different, but unsure of which one
  6. Create. This doesn't have to be one thing, whether it be music, glass-blowing, art, trying to invent a product, etc. I was always destroying shit while my brother was busy creating.
  7. Come up with my own unique recipe (I fucking love salmon poke bowls, so I may start there).
  8. Mentor someone less fortunate than myself
  9. Hike with a girl through Hawaii for at least a week
  10. Go back and thank all the people in my life that have helped me make it this far (e.g. teachers, mentors, etc.)
  11. Skydive

Most of mine are either travel based or giving back, so I would say it is pretty clear where my focus lies.

Sep 5, 2017

2 chicks at the same time,

not really, same ol shit other people mentions: see some shit, learn some shit, do some shit, be happy.

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Sep 5, 2017
  • Solo skydive
  • Start a successful company
  • Own a pizzeria
  • Travel in every country
  • Climb the seven summits
  • Learn kung fu at a professional level
  • Offer mind blowing holidays to my parents
  • Run a marathon
  • Start up a charity
  • Learn Chinese
Sep 5, 2017

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Sep 5, 2017

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Sep 6, 2017

D.I.

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Sep 6, 2017
Sep 6, 2017