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 Post subject: What do you want to do before you die?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:09 pm 
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Yes, stereotypical question, I know, but what's something you really want to do at some point in your life? Or at least fondly imagine doing? (Well, aside from being able to make one's amends with God. This is a worldly thread.)

I really really really want to go to the Vienna Opera Ball. They strip the auditorium of the Opera house and turn it into a giant ballroom, and everyone's dressed to the nines, and they waltz, and drink champagne, and presumably some sort of supper is provided. I know it's dreadfully worldly of me, but I've always wanted to go to a grand ball and dance all night; and presumably there's a few Starhembergs and Eszterhazys and Kinsky von Wchinitz and Tettaus; and possibly even some Habsburgs (there's so many of them, why not?). Not that I'd try to associate with them, of course, but just being in the same room would be so delightful...

I come off as so frightfully snobbish and grasping, don't I?

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Sorry Father,nothing to confess,I junked the car,and took up shopping.

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Find a cure for death

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 Post subject: Re: What do you want to do before you die?
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You perhaps should change your name before you start that noble quest. :fyi:

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 Post subject: Re: What do you want to do before you die?
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ellietrish2 wrote:
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You perhaps should change your name before you start that noble quest. :fyi:



Doctor Doom has died in nearly every single appearance for more than 50 years....and he's been resurrected more times than Resurrection Man (the Marvel superhero whose sole superpower is the ability to rise from the dead).

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 Post subject: Re: What do you want to do before you die?
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What library?

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I've done everything I want to do except catch a really big catfish. I want to die before I retire which is only about 4 years 4 months.

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I hope we don't find a cure for death. I don't want to live forever. I would really like to go to Hawaii before I die.

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I hope we don't find a cure for death. I don't want to live forever. I would really like to go to Hawaii before I die.

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 Post subject: Re: What do you want to do before you die?
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Doom wrote:
ellietrish2 wrote:
Doom wrote:
Find a cure for death


You perhaps should change your name before you start that noble quest. :fyi:



Doctor Doom has died in nearly every single appearance for more than 50 years....and he's been resurrected more times than Resurrection Man (the Marvel superhero whose sole superpower is the ability to rise from the dead).


Well I confess, I thought your name reflected a general outlook on life. I hadn't realised you were intimately acquainted with these extraordinary people.

(Someone save me from this nightmare!!! :shock: )

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 Post subject: Re: What do you want to do before you die?
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Cage dive with Great Whites
Go to Everest base camp
Visit Omaha Beach and Auschwitz
Visit Hiroshima ground zero
Visit Vatican City
Visit Cuba
Go to a World Cup Game
Go tornado chasing

Those are the big ones. Probably some others I can't think of right now


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 Post subject: Re: What do you want to do before you die?
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Sinty wrote:
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Build the library.

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What library?



Mine. The one I've been planning for 25 years. To hold the books I've been collecting for 55 years.

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 Post subject: Re: What do you want to do before you die?
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DesertSailor wrote:
I've done everything I want to do except catch a really big catfish. I want to die before I retire which is only about 4 years 4 months.

I think you may have mangled your preferred order of events there just a little.

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 Post subject: Re: What do you want to do before you die?
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Chris G wrote:
I hope we don't find a cure for death. I don't want to live forever. I would really like to go to Hawaii before I die.

You can say that again.

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 Post subject: Re: What do you want to do before you die?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:15 am 
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I'm not attaching too greater expectation on these dreams, but...

Walk the Camino in Spain
Visit Lourdes
See Paul McCartney in concert
Visit New York... Ground Zero and Grand Central Station and Ellis Island
See U2 perform at Slane Castle
See my kids settled in happy lives
Simplify my life to the minimalist most barest essentials possible
See Bl. John Paul canonised and made 'Great'.
Have something published and sale-able
Find exactly what God wants me to do with my life

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 Post subject: Re: What do you want to do before you die?
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I'd like to go to the ordination of at least one of my sons, and the final profession of at least one of my daughters.

When the youngest of my own kids gets a bit older, I'll start thinking about grandchildren, too. Preferably from the non-ordained/professed kids.

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 Post subject: Re: What do you want to do before you die?
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I should add that I genuinely hope these ordinations/professions/weddings, etc. happen in my own diocese, because something else I want to do before I die is never travel again. Ever. :fyi:

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 Post subject: Re: What do you want to do before you die?
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So, if one of my goals is never to be visited by gherkin, I should be safe.

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