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Old 09-04-2014, 07:38 AM
 
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I woke up this morning and read this. Had a great laugh. Maybe you'll find it funny too. (And maybe not. LOL)

Enjoy your day, Everyone! Probably one of the best things we can do is laugh at ourselves.

Forget the Stupid Bucket List and Just Say 'F#@* It!" 5 Things I Will Probably Never Do | Alternet
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:45 AM
 
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That's great! The article expresses how I feel and it isn't a matter of being pessimistic, it's being realistic.
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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I woke up this morning and read this. Had a great laugh. Maybe you'll find it funny too. (And maybe not. LOL)

Enjoy your day, Everyone! Probably one of the best things we can do is laugh at ourselves.

Forget the Stupid Bucket List and Just Say 'F#@* It!" 5 Things I Will Probably Never Do | Alternet

Thanks Fran it is a day brightener.
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:56 AM
 
Location: In The Pacific
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When I retired, I looked at my bucket list and found it still empty! Who needs a bucket list anyway!
I'm just a spontaneous type of fella or I just plan for anything what I may want to do within reason, now that I'm retired with plenty of time on my hands!
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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My bucket list is modest, doable/affordable. One of them is to spend a week at Bar Harbor, which I'm finally getting to do next week. That should be pretty spectacular.
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:10 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Malaysia Air wishes it could forget its Bucket List contest.
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:30 PM
 
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Malaysia Air wishes it could forget its Bucket List contest.
LOL at the prizes!
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"a chance to win one of 12 economy class return tickets to Malaysia or an iPad."
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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Some time ago I realizeed I was not going to go back to college. Not only did I not have the money but I don't have the energy either. And I have plenty of other things I do which make up for it. I actually know tons more about history now than I did when I changed my major. I didn't just quit learning when I decided I couldn't get the history degree right then.

So maybe I am following something on a bucket list, but not as I expected.

I'd also LOVe to have my name on a book. I don't think I'm going to get one published either, but I write fanfiction which is alternatve in nature and is mostly origional. I create my own world. I post it to, thought it tends to be LONG. And I just might write one and put it on amazon's new self pulblication site. Its still writing a book.

So writing a novel someone can read may not be exactly the same, but I have people who read my stories.

I faced reality a while ago that a lot of the things I want just aren't in the picture. And as I proved when I decided to move half way across the country, which sounded extremely daunting and didn't tell anyone until I'd figured out how, and DID move, if you really want it bad enough maybe you can. But you have to want it enough to sacrifice other things.

I'd love to be able to travel more, for instance, but then I have my pets (currently including a puppy who's in her terrible twos), and can't just go....

And really, if I was so unhappy about now then I'd be working harder to change it. My house is in half remedel right now. I need the door pokey is shreading (appaently made of a one by two and some foam and cardboard) replaced and a vent put in to improve air circulation but really want the rest to by my doing even if it takes a couple of years to paint.

The problem with a list is it can becoome something you feel you *have* to do, and don't really want to anymore so you feel like you failed somehow.
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:17 PM
 
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How fortunate that you write, Nightbird. I really envy you. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with self-publishing on Amazon.

I've decided that moving back to Southern CA -- considering its drought, the earthquakes, the fires, and floods along the coast (not to mention the taxes) -- is just not wise. Not now and probably not in the near future. So I've put my name on the waiting list of a very upscale 55+ community (MUCH better than the previous one), and I'm coming to terms with the fact that I'm probably going to grow old and die here. And that's all right. I'd rather die on some Southern CA beach but we don't get everything we want. And -- interesting -- I found a very nice B&B in DT San Diego, the price of which will allow me to visit every 4-6 months for 10-14 days each time. AND, because it's less expensive to live in NM, staying here will allow me to do other things. Such as -- I've always wanted to see Paris -- and England -- and Montreal -- and drive across Canada. While I'm scared to death to fly these days -- who knows -- I just might bite the bullet and do it. But, if not, I'm content with my life the way it has been and is. And I think that's more important than anything in our old age.
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:31 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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My buckets full of coal
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