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2012-10-09 08:27:01 PM  
8 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-10-10 07:00:18 AM  
4 votes:
Man, the attitudes on here are pathetic.

You guys need to get some friggin confidence or something. Being that this list required that your desires "be realistic," just about anything on here can be done. It comes down to how much you actually want it.

When I'm asked... "If you could go anywhere in the world.. where would it be?" I answer: Could go? I CAN go anywhere in the world.


Write your post down on paper, and gtfo and do it. Don't make any excuses... you get one shot at this life thing, don't waste your dreams. If you're realistic, then none of this is hard.

Want to fly a Cessna? Go to just about General Aviation airport (there are THOUSANDS of them) and pay the $100 or so for a "Discovery" or "Introductory" flight. If you like it, then keep at it.

Want to get SCUBA certified? Go do it... it's a few hundred bucks to get certified.

Want to Travel?? Get out of the basement and take a journey.

/I fear that lack of ambition and desire to accomplish our dreams will be the downfall of this world.
2012-10-10 01:46:44 AM  
2 votes:
Succeed.
2012-10-10 01:13:25 AM  
2 votes:
Depending on the weather in the next couple weeks, I might try the Notch Couloir on Long's Peak.

pullharder.org 

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

images.summitpost.org
2012-10-09 09:00:47 PM  
2 votes:
Own my own home on a nice piece of land so I can go crazy nuts with the gardening and growing food.
2012-10-09 08:32:42 PM  
2 votes:
I'd like to take a nice, long walk down the Appalachian trail.
hng
2012-10-09 08:29:17 PM  
2 votes:
get BIE.

/EIP
2012-10-09 08:29:07 PM  
2 votes:
Fly a cessna.
2012-10-09 08:28:19 PM  
2 votes:

gunsmack: Llamagirl


soosh: iamrex


You should have anticipated this, subby. You should feel bad.
2012-10-09 08:27:11 PM  
2 votes:
I would like to climb the 46 highest Adirondack mountains and join the Adirondack 46ers.
2012-10-10 04:12:15 PM  
1 votes:
New goal: CONVINCE DREW TO INSTALL A "DERP" BUTTON!

That is all.  Thank yew.
2012-10-10 03:50:36 PM  
1 votes:

PallMall: Well, you're persistent... but it's focused in the wrong place. You need to take that fire and put it toward getting your brewery started rather than arguing about how much of a bad ass brewer you are on the internet.


I did no such thing. I'm just telling you how much of a clueless asshole you're being. Big difference. I know how the business works, you don't. You still insist that you know that my plan won't work, and that I should lower my standards so that I can afford your idea of a great starter brewery that would certainly fail.

PallMall: I have cash to invest, but I don't waste money on losing propositions like your fantastical idea of opening a large scale brewery right out of the box.


LOL, what? First you said it was too small. Now it's too big? In fact, too big to the point where it's a "losing proposition." You're a riot. You know that? Oh, and I've got news for you: 7BBL isn't large by any commercial standard, regardless of how many fermenters you have. Of course, you'd know that if you had the slightest clue what you're talking about, wouldn't you?

PallMall: Your ignorance in business matters only proves this. Your unrealistic vision of starting a brewery with 6 or more offerings rather than a common sense approach of starting small and letting the market decide whether or not your shiat water is worthy shows your ignorance.


Ahhh...like I said before, clueless. That's you. You don't know DICK about the brewing industry. I've done the homework, I've farkin' worked in the industry, I've talked with current and previous owners of similar models as is in my plan, and yet you say I'm the one who is ignorant. You're not an asshole for not knowing dick about starting a brewery; you're an asshole for having the audacity to pretend that you do with such arrogance.

It just doesn't work the way you put it. Period. Which makes sentences like these:

common sense approach of starting small and letting the market decide whether or not your shiat water is worthy

or

You could have the greatest beer in history, but if that was the case, you'd already be in business.


pretty retarded.

PallMall: Citation


See? I knew you were full of shiat. QED
2012-10-10 11:59:34 AM  
1 votes:

ManRay: I like PallMall's attitude towards this thread. 

It better work on one of you guys.


See, that why I'm posting all of this. It's MY thing that I've never done that I'd like to do.. so I'm doing it. Inspiring the creatures of Fark to live their dreams. If even one of these animals takes it as an inspiration, my job is done here. Most of my advice is sound and definitely feasible to the majority of folks.

If you really want something, and it can be had.... then go get it.
2012-10-10 10:56:55 AM  
1 votes:
Puke off of something really tall.
2012-10-10 10:43:36 AM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com

I would like to have seen Montana.
2012-10-10 09:55:38 AM  
1 votes:
boston.barstoolsports.com  Me www.seventeen.com
2012-10-10 09:14:49 AM  
1 votes:
14ers.
Capoeira.
the Aconcagua.
a major thru-hike.
a sabbatical in Europe.
2012-10-10 08:44:43 AM  
1 votes:

Altrissa: Get my pilot's license and buy a small plane.

Go on a transatlantic cruise.


Go do it. Not sure what it costs in Canada, but in the US you can get a full-on SEL Private Ticket for around $6k and a "Light Sport" ticket for $3-$4k.

And a plane.. sheeit... a Cessna 150 or Piper Tomahawk can be had for under $15k all day long. When you're done with it, sell it and recoup most of what you put in to it.

Money problems? Start a fund specifically for your pilot training and get a Flight Simulator to screw around with and keep you interested.

Bonus: Even Microsoft's Flight Simulator can help you actually learn the instruments and give you a head start when you start taking lessons.

That's what I did... 1st Solo at 6 hours, SEL Private License at 41 hours.

ytrewq.com

Flying over the San Jacinto Monument / Battleship Texas. The VFR Corridor (along I-10, just North of Downtown) in Houston is an awesome trip.
2012-10-10 08:07:37 AM  
1 votes:
Realistic? Nothing. I cannot think of a single thing I actually want out of life that I could possibly have.

It terrifies and depresses me.
2012-10-10 06:10:56 AM  
1 votes:

Imafarkinglady: I want to
-compete in a three day event
-train my dog to not be such a jerk
-have a job that I actually enjoy
- be in a relationship that has real passion

/total girly answers
//I don't know if true passion exists for more than 6 months


Oh WOW, I've done all of these! Ok, well, not a full three day.

Horse and I did combined training in a small show, with dressage and stadium jumping but no xcountry. We took second. Took first in just xcountry at another small show on a separate occasion. Dog has more education than I do (see my profile) and I can take her anywhere knowing she'll behave. Job is fun, essentially constant puzzles to solve when the bean counters leave me alone. Had a wonderful marriage for almost 10 years until he suddenly passed away, and we were together six years before that.

Here's an example of Awesome Dog. Friends never have enough chairs, so I sat on the floor and Beaglish Girl was my table for xmas dinnner. She was very calm about it, no begging and no problem!

img156.imageshack.us
2012-10-10 03:45:48 AM  
1 votes:
By the way, for everyone who mentions travel, I suggest working toward sales or for the technically inclined, sales engineering (kind of like the marines of technology). Pretty much pick your area of interest and if you have some decent personality skills (this does not mean being a cheerleader, just the geek w/ a quick wit) then you can find yourself racking up frequent flier miles to the point where you give them away as gifts.

And if you live in Indianapolis, Chicago or the San Francisco area (heck...really almost any decent metro area but this is where I am most often) and know anything at all about computers, telecom or call centers then I can get you started.
2012-10-10 03:41:16 AM  
1 votes:

The sound of one hand clapping: My wish is pretty simple (I hope so at least, I'd like to believe I can achieve it one day).

I just want to be in a relationship with a girl who cares about me enough to put me first once in a while and make me feel special. I've never had that. Never had a girl make me feel loved.

If this happens to me I could then die happy. There are many other things I'd like to do or have, but really that's all else I need in life.


I had that. Once. Wish I never had now, because it's too painful losing it after finally finding it. The stories they tell little kids about love never include the possibility of finding your soulmate, being together, and then having them just suddenly turn their back.

/I lied, the most painful part is that we're still Facebook "friends" and I'm afraid to unfriend her
2012-10-10 03:37:26 AM  
1 votes:
Live another 65 years like I've lived the first 43.
2012-10-10 03:26:12 AM  
1 votes:
My wish is pretty simple (I hope so at least, I'd like to believe I can achieve it one day).

I just want to be in a relationship with a girl who cares about me enough to put me first once in a while and make me feel special. I've never had that. Never had a girl make me feel loved.

If this happens to me I could then die happy. There are many other things I'd like to do or have, but really that's all else I need in life.
2012-10-10 03:08:43 AM  
1 votes:

zzrhardy: Retire


No, must be realistic, man.
2012-10-10 02:53:59 AM  
1 votes:

bighairyguy: What's your mom doing tonight?


Subby's Mom? The question was something you've never done

Imafarkinglady: I want to
-compete in a three day event
-train my dog to not be such a jerk
-have a job that I actually enjoy
- be in a relationship that has real passion

/total girly answers
//I don't know if true passion exists for more than 6 months


1. Does a 3 day drunk count?
2. Watch some dog training shows. Notice they are owner training shows. Spend a full 3 days working intelligently with your dog.
3. Yeah, I had to move to Australia for that.
4. Verb choice is wrong. Bring it, have it returned. It don't just happen.
2012-10-10 02:14:27 AM  
1 votes:
Find the woman of my dreams and marry her.

Get courtside seats at a Lakers regular season or playoff game at Staples Center.

Ride my bike from SF to LA, either with the AIDS Life Cycle ride or with the woman of my dreams at a more leisurely pace.
2012-10-10 02:13:13 AM  
1 votes:

Smackledorfer: Meet a woman I could spend my life with who feels the same about me.

I work towards this goal by going to work and home and nothing else. :/


Volunteer dammit.

Great way to meet folks who share your passions. Worst case scenario you help your community.
2012-10-10 02:11:59 AM  
1 votes:
* Set foot upon both poles of our planet.*
* - I don't give a damn about the geographic, astronomic, magnetic, or other poles; put me on the Arctic Cap at or near the pole, and on Antarctica inland.
* Fly in space - in or above the thermosphere - under my own control.
* Safely birth and reliably see to a lifelong habitat any ten (or twenty (or one hundred (or more))) critically endangered critters ... Siberian tiger, Mountain Gorilla, Amur Leopard, Sumatran Orang-Utang, etc.
* Punch Rubert Murdoch in the face so hard he shiats in his underpants.
* Dance.
* Play actual music upon any one of the many musical instruments I've endeavored but failed to master, or some other musical instrument that makes sense to me the way a simple taut string made sense to Mozart or Bach.
* Mingle with my peers in comfort and confidence - is that what you were looking for, subby?
2012-10-10 02:04:43 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2012-10-10 01:58:53 AM  
1 votes:
Restore a Victorian Era house and turn it into my own little museum. Where each room is set into a different time period.
2012-10-10 01:54:13 AM  
1 votes:
Do stand-up in front of a live audience. Not because I think I'd be any good, but just to have the noive.
2012-10-10 01:53:20 AM  
1 votes:
Meet a woman I could spend my life with who feels the same about me.

I work towards this goal by going to work and home and nothing else. :/
2012-10-10 01:51:43 AM  
1 votes:
I'd also like to bang a dead deer within 50 feet of a pre-school
2012-10-10 01:41:03 AM  
1 votes:
Become a FARK admin, so I could make sure that even more TFD circlejerkery makes it to the main page.
2012-10-10 01:40:22 AM  
1 votes:

UltimaCS: Buy a Volkswagen Microbus, Febreeze the hell out of it, throw a mattress in the back and travel the country with a girl or two. Then maybe do a similar thing in Europe.

This sounds more enticing by the day. I'm fresh out of engineering college and highly disillusioned with the workforce. Apparently "working your way up" means doing a few internships as an unpaid secretary, then a couple years doing part-time work as an underpaid secretary, then full-time work as a "I can buy clothes now"-paid secretary. I should have all the cash I need come the end of December, so I'll make it a nice Xmas gift to myself. Wish me luck!


Engineering sucks as a career choice these days. At least the big two classic ones, EE and ME. Universities sell themselves like condo units, the pictures look great but it's when you find out the details that it stinks.

That said, go out and have fun. The way life is set up in our society, a society that never stops telling us how productive we are and how much technology we have, you have precious few years to actually DO anything with our resources. After about 25, you better be married with kids in the 'burbs, mister. Just like everyone else. But tell your kids they can be anything they want...
2012-10-10 01:39:00 AM  
1 votes:
I have a boy and girl hedgehog and they have sex on their exercise wheel.... I want to have sex like that, hours on end, yelling and screaming, and throwing fluff all over the living room.

I asked my man why we don't do that... he said it was because we don't have a wheel. :/
2012-10-10 01:38:25 AM  
1 votes:
have my own art exhibit
2012-10-10 01:38:22 AM  
1 votes:
Climb Mt. Fuji
Run a marathon (looking less realistic every day)
Find out that one of the guys from my previous company was killed in a head-on collision and his wife and children were begging in the streets.
2012-10-10 01:37:40 AM  
1 votes:
Write a book
travel outside of the United States
Learn to fly, get a pilots license.
Travel to low earth orbit or at least to the moon.
2012-10-10 01:34:33 AM  
1 votes:
Buy a Volkswagen Microbus, Febreeze the hell out of it, throw a mattress in the back and travel the country with a girl or two. Then maybe do a similar thing in Europe.

This sounds more enticing by the day. I'm fresh out of engineering college and highly disillusioned with the workforce. Apparently "working your way up" means doing a few internships as an unpaid secretary, then a couple years doing part-time work as an underpaid secretary, then full-time work as a "I can buy clothes now"-paid secretary. I should have all the cash I need come the end of December, so I'll make it a nice Xmas gift to myself. Wish me luck!
2012-10-10 01:32:49 AM  
1 votes:

titwrench: Quantum Apostrophe: Have the guts to just walk up to a woman that I find attractive and ask her out.

That's easy.


Not for us extremely shy guys. Yes, I'm a loud-mouth on the internet. But that's different.
2012-10-10 01:28:34 AM  
1 votes:

ultraholland: heroine prior to skydiving


If she'll do you just before you jump out of a plane together, she's a heroine in my book.
2012-10-10 01:27:36 AM  
1 votes:
Have the guts to just walk up to a woman that I find attractive and ask her out.
2012-10-10 01:22:52 AM  
1 votes:

gamergirl23: Learn to surf. See Niagara falls. Lots of stuff, really.


My girlfriend is from the greater Niagra Falls area (no seriously) and I've visited there several times when we go back to visit family.

Be sure to take the Cave of the Winds tour on the American side. There's nothing more breathtaking than LITERALLY standing at the base of the falls and having the thundering water cascading down around you. It's the best 10$ you'll spend all day. Better than Maid of the Mist I think.
2012-10-10 01:08:43 AM  
1 votes:
Total Fark membership. A guy can only dream.
2012-10-10 01:06:50 AM  
1 votes:
Get my heart back into good enough shape and walk the AT.
2012-10-10 01:06:37 AM  
1 votes:
Have a successful marriage. Oh wait...you said it had to be realistic.

/never mind
2012-10-10 01:05:41 AM  
1 votes:
Two Subby's moms, at the same time.
2012-10-10 12:44:48 AM  
1 votes:

hng: Munchen Oktoberfest.



Mine is to go there when I am old enough to drink. (Went there when I was 11.)

Also:

Fly first class on British Airways
Get my scuba license
Go sky diving
Go bungee jumping
Do the "sky drop" at the Stratosphere in Vegas
Visit Napa Valley and stop by Chateau Montelena
Go to a Seahawks away game in any city except Miami (already been there for one)
Go to a Mariners away game in any city
Visit Boston
2012-10-10 12:25:26 AM  
1 votes:
Retire. I don't know for sure that it's realistic, though.
2012-10-10 12:10:42 AM  
1 votes:
Start my own production company.

Probably with my current boss.
2012-10-09 09:09:17 PM  
1 votes:
Work for at least one summer in Antarctica.
2012-10-09 08:48:38 PM  
1 votes:
Climb Kilimanjaro.

Swim with sharks.

Dive in the GBR.

Carnival in Rio.

High-altitude skydive.

Sail the Mediterranean and South Pacific.
2012-10-09 08:41:16 PM  
1 votes:
I really should get around to recording an album-length CD of originals, put it up on iTunes and be really disappointed that nobody buys it.

/ realistic as all hell, baby!
2012-10-09 08:39:07 PM  
1 votes:

Mr. Murder: Scuba diving is probably at the top of my list.


kxs401: I really need to finish my stupid scuba certification.


You should. It's really an amazing experience. It's like going to a different planet.
2012-10-09 08:35:25 PM  
1 votes:
Play the fiddle in a Celtic session in a pub. I am very close to this goal--within the next few weeks!
2012-10-09 08:35:24 PM  
1 votes:
Published my damned book.

/Getting there
//The plot stopped changing every ten minutes
2012-10-09 08:33:22 PM  
1 votes:

Adjective Bird Whiskey: the_rev: Fly a cessna.

You mean like..fly it the whole way? Landing and takeoff? Or just fly one in the air? Because I can arrange that.


I would love it, either way. I used to fly a powered parachute, and after that I wanted to fly a real plane.
2012-10-09 08:29:52 PM  
1 votes:

hng: I would like to climb the 76 highest Philadelphia mountains and join the Philadelphia 76ers.


The Phillies already climbed her.
 
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