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Misty Rain
post Dec 7 2004, 06:14 PM
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Greetings younger people,

I am 64...........(years)

I suppose there are 10 good years to go before incontinence and zimmer frames take over.

Thing is I have been wondering what to do.

Do those of you who are young enough to think that you will live for ever have any suggestions for one who knows different?

Should I fix the leaking roof and finish the patio?
How about the half completed little boat?
I had thought of a stroll round Europe using only public transport.
This freedom thing is not easy.
Retirement gives you the lifestyle of a 5 year old preschool kid but with more money. (and control)

The cemetry is filling up with people younger than I.


So.............. any suggestions?


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post Dec 7 2004, 06:25 PM
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I vote you go bungee jumping and mountain biking and then go to New York and then go to Thailand and then do anything else that you've wanted to do forever but always got too scared and if you die... well.. it happens to everyone so why not do it having fun?


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post Dec 7 2004, 06:36 PM
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post Dec 7 2004, 06:53 PM
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[quote=Black-Wings,Dec 7 2004, 06:25 PM]
I vote you go bungee jumping and mountain biking and then go to New York and then go to Thailand and then do anything else that you've wanted to do forever but always got too scared and if you die... well.. it happens to everyone so why not do it having fun?

Thank you for the suggestions.

Yeah I have thought of bungee jumping.
Do you know the first ever bungee jump was off IKB's suspension bridge at Bristol? Bristol [England]

In the late 1940s/1950s before the nanny state took over the young could jump off high places.
I remember the sweet terror the first time I jumped over 30 feet into water.
Now the high boards have been demolished and the quarry we used is filled in for a car park.
Sigh for the days of yore.
So yes - do the bungee jump.

I have a bike. Called a hybrid.
I see it as a going away machine. Not for thrills.

New York is a must see.
Thailand is a hot place.
Done hot places. Hong Kong, Singapore, Masirah, Sharjah, Libya, Cyprus Tuscany etc.
Hot = smelly/itchy.
I once had to do business with an elderly biker who was just back from drinking a coffee astride the Arctic Circle. It runs through a caff. I went back to the office and he biked off into the blue. [ENVY]
So Iceland and the arctic would do.

How about yourself?

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post Dec 7 2004, 06:58 PM
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[quote=Cath,Dec 7 2004, 06:36 PM]
I with Blackwings on this one life's short make the most of it!


Yes

Spoilt for choice.
I have friend with yacht on south coast.
Another one takes me gliding. Won't let me land it though. Can't think why.

There are so many things and little time and not enough money.
Never was good on decisions.

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post Dec 7 2004, 07:02 PM
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[I have made a decision!!!

Will have a shower before bed
Been mixing concrete most of the day and it sticks to the sheets and makes the duvet heavy.

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post Dec 10 2004, 01:55 PM
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You're strange...but kooky and fun smile.gif
You should mix the concrete outside, maybe?
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post Dec 10 2004, 05:47 PM
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If you're not already a painter then how about giving that a go? I find it very satisfying when I get the time (ie. not studying, reading, playing computer games, doing things with friends, or sleeping... In other words not very often!).


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post Dec 11 2004, 03:58 PM
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[quote=the lil' pie fairy,Dec 10 2004, 01:55 PM]
You're strange...but kooky and fun smile.gif
You should mix the concrete outside, maybe?

Ah a misunderstanding.

I mix the concrete outside but the loose bits rub off my wellies on to the sheets.
I use an electric mixer and am not strong enouh to get it round the bend in the stairs.

Painting.

I have O level art 1956 passed.
About 6 months ago I did a suck it and see course locally.
There was a bit of everything oils, watercolour, acrylic, drawing etc.
I found I liked it but was not very good so put it on the back burner for the time being.

I have just completed a 3 month 3 hours a week course in sculpture.
I really enjoyed that.
I was surrounded by people much better than I but I know I can get good at this.
One of the things I have learned is that you have to have respect for the piece as it is called and not mock it.
Much like being here really.
I have done a female head in plaster.
It was weird. The clay original changed it's, sorry her, nature under my hands.
Her working title is "Avenging Megabitch".

I have been thinking that, with my newfound skills I could have an 8 foot face in the back yard. Concrete of course.

When I got the GCSE Photography I thought of doing an A level but the attendances are splattered across the whole week and would interfere with my mooching.
Would like to self publish some postcards - am looking into that.

But the boat project looms.

I have been called strange but kooky is summat new Pie Fairy.
What was I really supposed to do with the box of matches?

I must now obey the lure of TESCO
We are out for dinner again again again and need provisions before that.
Nice to have met you all.


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post Dec 11 2004, 06:20 PM
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QUOTE (Misty Rain @ Dec 11 2004, 10:58 AM)
I have been called strange but kooky is summat new Pie Fairy.
What was I really supposed to do with the box of matches?
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laugh.gif I laughed a good deal at that.
You remind alot of a teacher my freind once had! she taught for a year, and then started working as a lifeguard at the local pool! afterwards, she traveld most of the world and all of america. my friend met her when she went grocery shopping with her mom about three years ago...
according to her, she has bungee jumped and all that good stuff, but she now is getting slower and can't keep up as much. She said that she saw it coming, as she was (about) 75 by then.
when my friend asked if she was sad about it, she said "I have all I need, imagene the stories I can tell people in heaven!"
I'm sure she's still alive, but I find it amazing (with all the stuff she did) that she is.

I think you should take her advice! do what you want!


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post Dec 11 2004, 07:33 PM
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Write a book happy.gif
rent a horse for a month (apparently, it can be done)
I suggest traveling to someplace warm, cold will only make your bones creak...Somewhere healthy and warm, where you can get some sun and exotic foods...
Burma, perhaps?
Argentina?


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post Dec 11 2004, 07:44 PM
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post Dec 12 2004, 01:47 AM
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QUOTE (Misty Rain @ Dec 11 2004, 03:58 PM)
It was weird.  The clay original changed it's, sorry her, nature under my hands.
Her working title is "Avenging Megabitch".

I love the title! That gave me a good chuckle. I think the thing I like about art is that most of the time being 'good' at it is not the point, it's about enjoying yourself.


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post Dec 12 2004, 08:47 AM
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My grandparents went on a world tour of sorts when they retired, Egypy, Singapore, Australia, USA all over the place.

Nana is now well in to her 70's but will still dance with us at a party after a few sherries, (the Macarena being her favorite) so I'd say you still have plently of life left to love Misty, do what feels right for you and enjoy every second of it!

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post Dec 12 2004, 02:02 PM
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Why not try a visit to Tibet? I've heard that people of all spiritualities find it to be an absolutely wonderful and spiritual experience. Besides, the exchange rate makes it a dead cheap destination.

I also vote for Burma. My grandparents had friends who lived there for a few months out of every year because it was so cheap and gorgeous. Take a cooking class while you're there. In fact, I vote for taking a cooking class wherever you go! laugh.gif

Why not Prague, Czech Republic? It's the most haunted city in the world. I know it's kind of morbid, considering why you made this thread and all, and I hope you don't take this in a bad way, but Prague has some wonderful cemetaries. And they also have (I believe) the world's only torture museum! tongue.gif Quite unique! Aside from that, the architecture is also spectacular, the people are friendly, the exchange rate is decent, and the countryside and University are beautiful. (Of course, I have to say the Uni is beautiful. One of my great-great-grandparents was one of the founders! If you do go, look at the plaque by the front gates with the founders' names on it. Mateka was his last name!)

New Orleans is an awesome place. If you've read the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice, the tours that show all the places mentioned in the books would be fun. Visit a Vaudun (VooDoo) shop or two and take a Creole cooking class. And the French Quarter is a MUST see. Beautiful architecture and wrought iron work.

Visit Saint Louis and go up the Arch. It doesn't look like much from the ground, but the view from the top is spectacular. Just, if you do decide to do stuff in Saint Louis, or that part of the country at all, don't go in the summer. It's unbearably hot, humid, mosquito-ey, and there's corn EVERYWHERE. Miserable, hayfever-infested place, then.

Go out West, go see the Grand Canyon, the Painted Desert, the Petrified Forest, Yellowstone National Park, and the Grand Tetons. If you've ever wanted to be in four places at once, going to Four Corners National Park would be fun, too. You can be in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and...another state...all at once.

Aside from world traveling...I've heard good things about hang gliding. Flying lessons would be neat. Parasailing would be fun, too.

If I've told you anything you already know, I appologise. It's kind of hard to tell where you're from, so please forgive me if I've given you local information about your home town or somesuch. rolleyes.gif


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post Dec 12 2004, 02:50 PM
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I, of course, HAVE to suggest this, seeing on how I live in texas, but see the Alamo, or the palo duro canyon! secound largest in the states, and dead cheap. (3.00)
I think I had the most fun when I go iceskating, perticulerly when the day had just began and no one was there and the ice was smooth.
whatever you decied to do, have fun with it!


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post Jan 7 2005, 09:02 PM
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HUllo,

I like cemetries, havens of peace in a city. Took a book and a butty when I drove for a guy who lost his license for a year. I went in a torture exhibition in Amsterdam, didn't stay long
A friend has come back from Prague. Apparently you have to watch for bag snatchers.

I had a book about 3 guys who paddled round the entire British Isles in 17 foot sea going kayaks. Must finish the 17 foot catamaran and sail round. This year?
I am so idle.

Visit Saint Louis and go up the Arch. It doesn't look like much from the ground,
I had a friend who lived there for about 3 years. He said come out and stay a while. Didn't go - apathy ruled at the time

Aside from world traveling...I've heard good things about hang gliding. Flying lessons would be neat. Parasailing would be fun, too.

I took flying lessons in about 1958 when I was 18. It was great the aircraft was an Auster made of tubing and canvas. I walked out of my apprenticeship because they weree short changing me. I was about 2 hours off going solo that would have made all the difference - like the Road Less Travelled. Never had the money to complete.

Done ice skating, badly.
I fancy hang gliding though.

Travel is not so enticing these days, too much of it with the jobs I used to do.


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post Jan 7 2005, 11:11 PM
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There's only one thing to do: AVENGE ALL BRITS AND VIDEO YOURSELF BEATING THE kCuF OUT OF A LOCAL GROUP OF SCALLYS WITH A WALKING STICK, THEN SEND THE TAPE TO A NEWSPAPER AND SEVERAL LOCAL PUBS THUS HUMILIATING THEM!

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QUOTE (Mittens2317 @ Jan 7 2005, 11:11 PM)
There's only one thing to do: AVENGE ALL BRITS AND VIDEO YOURSELF BEATING THE kCuF OUT OF A LOCAL GROUP OF SCALLYS WITH A WALKING STICK, THEN SEND THE TAPE TO A NEWSPAPER AND SEVERAL LOCAL PUBS THUS HUMILIATING THEM!

P.S. Then set your sights on goths and moshers!
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Im not so sure you'd survive long enough to do all the interesting and worthwhile things Im sure you have on your get round to it list if you wasted your time on that sort of activity mittens m'dear.

Maybe you should cut down on the caffeine and think of all the things you could do with so much energy, come on Im sure you can think of something inspiring! Come on give it a shot! Surely there's something! tongue.gif

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I have been thinking that, with my newfound skills I could have an 8 foot face in the back yard. Concrete of course.

Have you tried polishing concrete yet? It looks absolutely fabulous, nothing like concrete at all when its done and the textures you can carve back into it can be really interesting. If you get a chance give it a try! biggrin.gif


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