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2012-10-10 09:12:52 AM

PallMall: Shyla: Rent a car and drive across the country.

Go do it. Rent a car with unlimited mileage and go for it. It's really not hard.

Money tight? Rent a minivan with unlimited mileage. My wife and I did this for a 14-day, 6,000 mile road trip (one of many road trips). Slept in the minivan at National/State Parks, or stayed at hotels when we felt like it.


This. My wife and I did this last year. 16 days, 5000 miles, $380 rental. Do it.
 
2012-10-10 09:14:49 AM
14ers.
Capoeira.
the Aconcagua.
a major thru-hike.
a sabbatical in Europe.
 
2012-10-10 09:17:57 AM
Hike the Appalachian Trail.
Sleep in late.
 
2012-10-10 09:19:23 AM
Make the Final Table at the Main Event!
 
2012-10-10 09:22:03 AM

tommyl66: Lower my shoulder into somebody who is weaving down the sidewalk staring at their phone and not paying attention to where they're going. Then I want a random passerby to yell at the person "YOU GOT JACKED UP!" and cackle like a hyena.

/I may have a problem
//Can I sue ESPN for breeding the violent world I live in?
///Sorry


DO EEEET!

Then I will video it on my phone (in portrait to piss more people off) and be like "YOU GOT KNOCKED THE F OUT"
Then put it on YouTube and then troll the comments.
 
2012-10-10 09:22:41 AM

Woot_Gawd: Make the Final Table at the Main Event!


That's not realistic. That's day-dreaming... in 2003.
 
2012-10-10 09:28:24 AM
Finish "the 7" and start the 8k'ers (m).
 
2012-10-10 09:28:38 AM
I've seen a normal merman and a fairly modest German....
 
2012-10-10 09:29:45 AM
Travel a bit. See something other than corn & cows.

/lives in Iowa.
 
2012-10-10 09:33:59 AM
Drive alone across the United States in a Porsche 911 turbo
 
2012-10-10 09:37:12 AM

joonyer: Depending on the weather in the next couple weeks, I might try the Notch Couloir on Long's Peak.

[pullharder.org image 500x373] 

Or maybe I'll just stay in mom's basement where it's safe.

[images.summitpost.org image 600x400]


I live in Estes Park. You "might" have a couple weeks to try it. Last week, we had some snow and Long's was said to be "winter technical".
Good luck.. we are all counting on you.
 
2012-10-10 09:37:32 AM
To become an Ironman.

Finished one sprint and two Olympic distance races this year. Am going to do a 70.3 next year and the whole 140.6 the year after.
 
2012-10-10 09:37:35 AM

GibbyTheMole: Travel a bit. See something other than corn & cows.

/lives in Iowa.


You have countless options. Quit procrastinating and go for it. A day's drive in any direction, and you'll see something different.

Try the Badlands in SD. The feeling you get when looking out over the seemingly infinite landscape cannot be contained in a photograph or in writing. You must have those kinds of experiences in person to be considered living.
 
2012-10-10 09:39:59 AM

Dammyl: Drive alone across the United States in a Porsche 911 turbo


That doesn't sound like fun.

/assumes you've never been in a Porsche 911 Turbo (or non-turbo) for any length of time. Comfort is something you'll want on an extended road trip. A Porsche 911 does not offer this.
 
2012-10-10 09:41:07 AM

Glenford: To become an Ironman.

Finished one sprint and two Olympic distance races this year. Am going to do a 70.3 next year and the whole 140.6 the year after.


Have fun with that. Different strokes for different folks, but at least you're achieving your goals. Good on you.
 
2012-10-10 09:41:47 AM

PallMall: Shyla: Rent a car and drive across the country.

Go do it. Rent a car with unlimited mileage and go for it. It's really not hard.

Money tight? Rent a minivan with unlimited mileage. My wife and I did this for a 14-day, 6,000 mile road trip (one of many road trips). Slept in the minivan at National/State Parks, or stayed at hotels when we felt like it.


It's the food, gas, and necessities that would kill me, cost-wise. Plus the bills back home that would still need to be paid. And currently in between jobs... but thank you very much for the van suggestion, that's a very good idea, and I could easily sleep in one.
 
2012-10-10 09:41:55 AM

Jefferson Biatchmagnet: build a house
write a novel, maybe two
open a brewpub/cafe
write enough songs for an album (no guarantee that it will be any good)
go on an extended walking tour of Great Britain
become a strong (2400+) chess player
run a small dairy farm
be a hermit in the north woods; Canada or the U.P. (not mutually exclusive with the novel, chess, or farming)
paint, sculpt, and otherwise dedicate my life to art
along those lines, design and build strange cabinets
tour the US in a '66 Dodge van

Work related and less realistic:
move to Shanghai (first choice) or Beijing
Become a PI and support a small research group (this may be the least realistic thing on here)
Become tenure track faculty at a small, academically sound college, with a small teaching load, a good graduate program, and plenty of time for research...I have this very interesting conjecture, the explanation of which the margin of this post is too small to contain.


My husband is a mathemagician. I'm very excited that I get this joke!! :)
 
2012-10-10 09:48:53 AM
Whirlwind tour across the middle east and east asia.
 
2012-10-10 09:49:14 AM

Shyla: It's the food, gas, and necessities that would kill me, cost-wise. Plus the bills back home that would still need to be paid. And currently in between jobs... but thank you very much for the van suggestion, that's a very good idea, and I could easily sleep in one excuses, excuses, excuses.


You obviously don't really want to road trip across America.

Have fun wishing for things rather than going out and making them happen.

/sucks to be you, I'll be over here living.
 
2012-10-10 09:54:07 AM
Bake a decent baguette.
Lead hard, run-out climbs in the wilderness. I used to do this, but it's been far too long.
 
2012-10-10 09:54:30 AM

proteus_b: some of you guys have some pathetic dreams.


booooo
 
2012-10-10 09:55:38 AM
boston.barstoolsports.com  Me www.seventeen.com
 
2012-10-10 09:58:08 AM
PallMall

"You have countless options. Quit procrastinating and go for it. A day's drive in any direction, and you'll see something different.

Try the Badlands in SD. The feeling you get when looking out over the seemingly infinite landscape cannot be contained in a photograph or in writing. You must have those kinds of experiences in person to be considered living."


Yep. The Badlands is on our agenda for next year, if we can swing it. A lot of people have recommended that we go (especially at sunrise or sunset) and my wife & I are both also into photography, so it's a no-brainer. Also wanna see some stuff in Deadwood while I'm at it.
 
2012-10-10 09:58:34 AM

Tubesteak: [boston.barstoolsports.com image 250x340]  Me [www.seventeen.com image 250x340]


You just did it. Mission Accomplished.

What's next on your list?
 
2012-10-10 10:00:06 AM

digitalrain: Build this app for autistic kids that has been rattling around in my brain for the last six months (involves me learning HOW to build apps...a big switch from developing web sites, imo)

Lose a BIG chunk of this extra weight I'm carrying around so I can take my kids and husband horseback riding (none of them have ever been)



They could ride horses, and you could ride a mule. I'm not kidding . When I worked in Yosemite there was a guy who worked on the mule trains, bringing supplies into the backcountry. He was at least 300 pounds. Most of the guys who worked the mule train rode horses, but not this guy. That mule climbed mountains all day with a 300 lb dude on his back and it was fine. A mule can carry you, too! (unless you weigh, like, 500...)
 
2012-10-10 10:01:49 AM
Bail man, just bail. Find a relatively empty stretch of beach and live there.

StoneColdAtheist: tkwasny: DreamyAltarBoy: Break 150mph.
Difficulty rating: I own a Yaris

Off a cliff will have that workin' for ya. Only once and for a few seconds though.

Not even then. The terminal velocity of a blunt object in free fall, like a car, is about 120 mph. Sorry Dreamy.

OTOH, doing 150 mph in a real race car with your butt 2" off the ground is both intoxicatingly exhilarating, as well as realistically doable. I haven't been that fast myself, but my son hit 152 in one of my cars at Road America a few years ago, so I know it's possible.



I've hit 145 in my Viggen, and managed 150 in a merc on the Autobahn. Autobahn was quite a disappointment actually, too much traffic, and speed controls where it passes through towns. Just about the time you manage to get up to speed, you have to slow back down.
 
2012-10-10 10:03:23 AM
Release a live album.
Play Wacken.
Play 70000 Tons.
 
2012-10-10 10:05:55 AM

GibbyTheMole: Yep. The Badlands is on our agenda for next year, if we can swing it. A lot of people have recommended that we go (especially at sunrise or sunset) and my wife & I are both also into photography, so it's a no-brainer. Also wanna see some stuff in Deadwood while I'm at it.


Yes.

I'm not a religious man, but places like that are very spiritual. The silence (other than the breeze) is amazing.

ytrewq.com

In was in April and snow was still on the ground in places. Herds of deer could be seen making their way across the landscape. Fields of prairie dogs sounded the alarm as we walked near by - popping their heads up to watch us and make sure everyone knew where we were at.
 
2012-10-10 10:09:25 AM

PallMall: Glenford: To become an Ironman.

Finished one sprint and two Olympic distance races this year. Am going to do a 70.3 next year and the whole 140.6 the year after.

Have fun with that. Different strokes for different folks, but at least you're achieving your goals. Good on you.


It's definitely not for everybody, and it hurts like hell at the time (especially going from the bike to run). But the feeling when you're done is better than almost anything else I've experienced. The person who comes in last tends to get a bigger cheer than the winner.

As a happy side effect, I've now dropped over 60 pounds from training. As soon as I stopped caring about the scale, I started shedding pounds. I only care about two metrics now - time and distance. Can I go faster or farther than I did yesterday.
 
2012-10-10 10:10:10 AM
Be someone completely different.

i1136.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-10 10:12:09 AM
This thread is restoring my faith in humanity. So many different people, who have normal, everyday dreams like traveling, building a family, finding love, flying, farming... It's almost like the world might actually still be a place where there are nice, normal people, instead of a crazy, dangerous place full of addicts, psychopaths and guns.

My realistic dreams?

-have a kid or two biologically, then adopt or foster a couple more
-start my own farm business
-eat my way across India
-pay off my debt

/working towards all of them
 
2012-10-10 10:12:50 AM
Fly an A-10 Warthog thats fully loaded, and blow things up with it.
 
2012-10-10 10:14:12 AM
PallMall: /sucks to be you, I'll be over here living.

Thanks. Enjoy.
 
2012-10-10 10:15:18 AM
Finally open my brewery
 
2012-10-10 10:17:11 AM
Go to Italy.
 
2012-10-10 10:17:58 AM
Date. I just want to know what it is like to go out with someone attractive without starting a relationship. Maybe a friend with benefits. Never had one of those. A social interaction with sex. It sounds odd, but I've only been in relationships and usually after the girl picks me up and they aren't usually what I'm attracted to but it is easier. Every other time I've tried to initiate anything ever I get shut down. I'm a good looking guy (so I've been told by many), I have a decent ability to carry on a conversation, but I just can't parlay those two item into being casual and sexual.

I'd also like my bi-polar, paranoia, and depression to go away. That would be nice.

It all has to be possible. I've traveled the world and all over this country. I've bicycled solo through the Southern Cone, I've backpacked through Europe, Cruised through the Caribbean and Mexico. Flown, walked, driven. I've done some amazing and dangerous things and talked with many people. But then I broke myself. I now sit in a small room having panic attacks. I can only deal with people one out of three days. I want to be casual and not be so obsessive and needy.
 
2012-10-10 10:18:24 AM

Glenford: It's definitely not for everybody, and it hurts like hell at the time (especially going from the bike to run). But the feeling when you're done is better than almost anything else I've experienced. The person who comes in last tends to get a bigger cheer than the winner.

As a happy side effect, I've now dropped over 60 pounds from training. As soon as I stopped caring about the scale, I started shedding pounds. I only care about two metrics now - time and distance. Can I go faster or farther than I did yesterday.


That's the spirit! Spread some of that confidence and go gettem' attitude around here on Fark. Reading some of these posts tells me a lot of Farkers really need it.

Shyla: PallMall: /sucks to be you, I'll be over here living.

Thanks. Enjoy.


Will do.
 
2012-10-10 10:21:23 AM
I would absolutely love to race a car up Pike's Peak
 
2012-10-10 10:25:42 AM

sandi_fish: Go to Italy.


Then go. Can't be more than about $1500 for a plane ticket and hotel.

Money tight? Stowaway on a ship!


Too_many_Brians: Date. I just want to know what it is like to go out with someone attractive without starting a relationship. Maybe a friend with benefits. Never had one of those. A social interaction with sex. It sounds odd, but I've only been in relationships and usually after the girl picks me up and they aren't usually what I'm attracted to but it is easier. Every other time I've tried to initiate anything ever I get shut down. I'm a good looking guy (so I've been told by many), I have a decent ability to carry on a conversation, but I just can't parlay those two item into being casual and sexual.


Grow some testicles and quit focusing on why you're such a loser. It's a confidence thing.

Being sociable is easy. You hang out at places where other folks do, and shoot-the-shiat with them.

Don't use opening lines you read on the internet, and don't talk about how you like touching the bodies in their caskets at funerals.

Keep your chin up when you walk around. Look at the world around you rather than the cracks in the sidewalk. Smile and loosen up.

Don't be obsessive - an easy going person goes a lot of places.

Don't rag on yourself. Chicks hate that.

If you're going to dwell on yourself all day, then you'll be doing that all night too. Make it about them, but not too about them.
 
2012-10-10 10:26:57 AM
bie!

/eip
 
2012-10-10 10:31:29 AM

Spaghetti Eatin' Goombah: I would absolutely love to race a car up Pike's Peak


Go do it. Anyone can drive up the Pikes Peak Highway. It's 19 miles of fun, twisty roads. Drive your ass out there and do it. I don't care if you're in a hover-round, this is one of those things that, unless you live thousands of miles from it, ANYONE can do.
 
2012-10-10 10:32:23 AM

rocketpants:


Came for this. Leaving satisfied.
 
2012-10-10 10:34:08 AM

PallMall: yves0010: See my grand kids being born.

You want to watch your grand kids being born? You mean, like, staring at your daughter's gaping vajayjay and stuff?


You know what I meant. Being at the hospital waiting room till they are born. The normal thing, not actually seeing it.
 
2012-10-10 10:36:08 AM

Gramma: yves0010: -See my grand kids being born.


I hope you mean that as" living long enough to have grandkids" because otherwise it is creepy, old man.


Sigh... Yes, see the day my grand kids are born. Living long enough. ect.. ect...

/statement is not to be taken literally.
 
2012-10-10 10:40:04 AM
1. Go to a Cardiff City football match.
2. Go on a date with a Farkette, a real one, not a tranny.
3. Get the Hell out of Oklahoma.
4. Find Gorgar.
 
2012-10-10 10:40:12 AM

yves0010: Gramma: yves0010: -See my grand kids being born.


I hope you mean that as" living long enough to have grandkids" because otherwise it is creepy, old man.

Sigh... Yes, see the day my grand kids are born. Living long enough. ect.. ect...

/statement is not to be taken literally.


I take it this is your first day on Fark.
 
2012-10-10 10:40:37 AM
I want to ride my motorcycle from Durham, NC to Alaska, making a stop over in San Francisco on the way back.

Charles.
 
2012-10-10 10:42:30 AM
Build a cigar box guitar.
 
2012-10-10 10:43:15 AM

Glenford: yves0010: Gramma: yves0010: -See my grand kids being born.


I hope you mean that as" living long enough to have grandkids" because otherwise it is creepy, old man.

Sigh... Yes, see the day my grand kids are born. Living long enough. ect.. ect...

/statement is not to be taken literally.

I take it this is your first day on Fark.


Nope, been here for years. Just had not had enough coffee. Dont care...
 
2012-10-10 10:43:36 AM
i.imgur.com

I would like to have seen Montana.
 
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