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Your Bucket List?
« on: July 19, 2012, 09:42:00 PM »
Just out of curiousity, do any of you have a bucket list or have you at least started one? List things in this thread that you want to do at least once in your lifetime before you pass away. Below are some things that I hope to accomplish before my death.

-Visit Mt. Athos at least once
-Lose my virginity
-Attend the Super Bowl once in my lifetime, even though I don't even like football
-Release at least one album to demonstrate my music skills, even if it does not gain mainstream success
-Meet a Patriarch
-Read the entire Bible at least once
-Go sky diving at least once

If I can complete those things then I will die a happy man :)
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Re: Your Bucket List?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012, 09:50:34 PM »
I hated when the notion of a bucket list came to be popular. It ruined my list of things I wanted to have happened to me before I die. The consumerist slant to the bucket list takes away from one of rules I had about my running often forgotten list: I can't "make it happen".

Given that, I'll play along as long we keep in mind these are things I wish would happen to me before I die.

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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012, 10:03:26 PM »
Never really thought about it for a list. Off the top of my head...

1) Be a Christian (stick to it).

2) Write a nonfiction book and have it published by a reputable publisher. Something by one of the presses in the Book Publishers (as opposed to Small Presses) section of the Writer's Market book would work.

3) Finish college.
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Re: Your Bucket List?
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2012, 10:07:16 PM »
What instrument do you play, James?

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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2012, 10:19:51 PM »
I hated when the notion of a bucket list came to be popular.
It could be worse. You know this could be caled The Rusty Bucket list.

Which my own has rusted out due to poor taste.
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Re: Your Bucket List?
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2012, 12:27:19 AM »
What instrument do you play, James?

The voice, vocals, diaphgram; my heart belongs to hip-hop and funk, along with the electric guitar, although my guitar skills are a bit rusty.

Few more things to add to my bucket list:

-Live long enough to see a unified American Orthodox Church
-Have at least one child to carry on my legacy
-Become as smart as orthonorm
-Run a 5k
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Re: Your Bucket List?
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2012, 09:54:56 AM »
Just out of curiousity, do any of you have a bucket list or have you at least started one? List things in this thread that you want to do at least once in your lifetime before you pass away. Below are some things that I hope to accomplish before my death.

-Visit Mt. Athos at least once
-Lose my virginity
Any chance that doing the first will cause you to rethink the second?   ::)
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-Go sky diving at least once

If I can complete those things then I will die a happy man :)
I also wonder why you've put these two points adjacent to each other  :D.

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Re: Your Bucket List?
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2012, 10:43:22 AM »

I'd like to get my house clean.  I don't mean just dusting...but, purge it of all the "stuff" that's accumulated when I wasn't watching.  I have a tendency to be a pack rat and envision all possible future uses to everything....and therefore, I can't possibly throw it out!  One day I may have to diffuse a nuclear bomb...and I would use parts from that old toaster oven to do so!   ...and don't even ask me what I could do with the old coat rack sitting in the garage...that's top secret.

I would like to make a positive difference in someone's life. 

After years of fruitless attempts, I would LOVE to be able to convince a non-believer, that Orthodoxy is the True Way....and they would actually "get it" and convert.  I would have failed miserably as an Apostle.

I would like to be a useful cog in the machinery of the Church.  Can you imagine, not just living "your" life, but, to do something for the Church?  Something useful and meaningful.  I'm waiting for that day.  :)

I would like to have the health and stamina .... and wisdom....to persevere and accomplish whatever God sends my way.

I would love to have the fortitude, wisdom, and patience....to not get so upset with some of the posters and posts on this site and elsewhere.  I want to turn "off" my neon flashing buttons.  :)

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Re: Your Bucket List?
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2012, 11:19:58 AM »
-Become as smart as orthonorm

Set your goals higher man!

Try to catch up with Cavaradossi then perhaps with a half dozen decades you will reach Opus118 levels of near inhuman understanding.
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2012, 11:21:09 AM »
To be disowned in a public display of spite by a wealthy relative and then to be written out of their will.
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Re: Your Bucket List?
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2012, 11:25:33 AM »
I hated when the notion of a bucket list came to be popular. It ruined my list of things I wanted to have happened to me before I die. The consumerist slant to the bucket list takes away from one of rules I had about my running often forgotten list: I can't "make it happen".

Given that, I'll play along as long we keep in mind these are things I wish would happen to me before I die.

Tried for crimes against humanity. The verdict is really of no consequence. I just want to be tried for a crime against an essence.

The only goal in my bucket list is to become Emperor Vamrat I.  I want a reasonably decent sized nation.  Orthonorm, stick with me in my goal and if we loose I'm pretty sure yours will come to pass as well!   ;)
Das ist des Jägers Ehrenschild, daß er beschützt und hegt sein Wild, weidmännisch jagt, wie sich’s gehört, den Schöpfer im Geschöpfe ehrt.

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« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2012, 11:29:31 AM »
I hated when the notion of a bucket list came to be popular. It ruined my list of things I wanted to have happened to me before I die. The consumerist slant to the bucket list takes away from one of rules I had about my running often forgotten list: I can't "make it happen".

Given that, I'll play along as long we keep in mind these are things I wish would happen to me before I die.

Tried for crimes against humanity. The verdict is really of no consequence. I just want to be tried for a crime against an essence.

The only goal in my bucket list is to become Emperor Vamrat I.  I want a reasonably decent sized nation.  Orthonorm, stick with me in my goal and if we loose I'm pretty sure yours will come to pass as well!   ;)

If we win, just throw me under the bus (literally I hope) after running me through a kangaroo court (a literal one I hope (yes I almost wrote hop but not feeling quite that cute today)).
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Re: Your Bucket List?
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2012, 11:42:53 AM »
I hated when the notion of a bucket list came to be popular. It ruined my list of things I wanted to have happened to me before I die. The consumerist slant to the bucket list takes away from one of rules I had about my running often forgotten list: I can't "make it happen".

Given that, I'll play along as long we keep in mind these are things I wish would happen to me before I die.

Tried for crimes against humanity. The verdict is really of no consequence. I just want to be tried for a crime against an essence.

The only goal in my bucket list is to become Emperor Vamrat I.  I want a reasonably decent sized nation.  Orthonorm, stick with me in my goal and if we loose I'm pretty sure yours will come to pass as well!   ;)

Vamrat, you're already an emperor in my book!



Now we all have to practice our curtsy techniques.

« Last Edit: July 20, 2012, 11:45:11 AM by LizaSymonenko »
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Re: Your Bucket List?
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2012, 12:25:54 PM »
I hated when the notion of a bucket list came to be popular. It ruined my list of things I wanted to have happened to me before I die. The consumerist slant to the bucket list takes away from one of rules I had about my running often forgotten list: I can't "make it happen".

Given that, I'll play along as long we keep in mind these are things I wish would happen to me before I die.

Tried for crimes against humanity. The verdict is really of no consequence. I just want to be tried for a crime against an essence.

The only goal in my bucket list is to become Emperor Vamrat I.  I want a reasonably decent sized nation.  Orthonorm, stick with me in my goal and if we loose I'm pretty sure yours will come to pass as well!   ;)

Vamrat, you're already an emperor in my book!



Now we all have to practice our curtsy techniques.



Why, thank you!  One more Vamratocrat!  And yes, practicing curties will be necessary.

Orthonorm, you know I wouldn't throw you under the bus.  I might send you through a kangaroo court at some point just tomake sure they work properly.  But I will have use of you yet.  I intend on you being the crazy old guy in Julius Caesar who can warn me of assassination attempts but in such an obscure manner than I totally miss the point and end up getting offed by some Hyperdox Herman sort.  (I mean really, what's the use of being an emperor if you aren't going to get assassinated at some point.  All the cool ones are!)
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Re: Your Bucket List?
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2012, 01:12:48 PM »
- Graduate and have some interesting occupation
- Learn several languages fluently
- Move abroad at some point
- Be an armchair Historian, Theologian and Sociologist
- Grow old and start regular pipe smoking
- Have a nice collection of decent whiskeys

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« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2012, 01:22:26 PM »
I've so done a lot everyone's bucket list stuff.

You all need to find more interesting things to happen to you.

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Re: Your Bucket List?
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2012, 01:29:16 PM »
Dear Liza,

Does ironing wax out of carpeting count as "Something useful and meaningful"?

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« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2012, 02:18:29 PM »

I suppose it does.  It's important to keep God's House spotless.

However, I've never done that.  I have scraped it off the tiles, and the candle-stand....but, somehow that doesn't seem to compare to actually using a heating element to accomplish the task.

One day I was trying to get wax out of my nephew's stichar at home, when my iron refused to heat up.  I resorted to using a curling iron.  :)  Does that count?

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« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2012, 02:22:20 PM »
You all need to find more interesting things to happen to you.

At this point I would find a "normal" life to be as interesting as I need :)

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« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2012, 03:07:04 PM »
Dear Liza,

I think we can just kick the thing today and not miss out on anything!

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Re: Your Bucket List?
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2012, 03:41:35 PM »

I'm with you!!!   ;D
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« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2012, 03:43:56 PM »
My "bucket list" :

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« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2012, 03:50:54 PM »
My "bucket list" :

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« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2012, 04:04:21 PM »
-Visit Mt. Athos at least once

If you just go for a quick few-day-stay it really has no value.  Try to arrange to actually spend a few months. 

Lose my virginity

Overrated.

Meet a Patriarch

Patriarchs are very holy.  Speaking of Patriarchs and holiness Pussy Riot got another six months in jail.  It's too bad the the MP doesn't have a watch so that he'd be able to count down the time.   

Read the entire Bible at least once

Much of it is surprising mundane and disappointing.  The liturgical services "edit" gives you everything of value, i.e Gospels, Epistles, Psalms and selected Prophecies. 

If I can complete those things then I will die a happy man :)
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Re: Your Bucket List?
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2012, 11:06:27 PM »
Become a father. Convert to Orthodoxy.
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« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2012, 11:07:08 PM »

Do it the other way around!  That way junior will be Orthodox from the get go!  :D
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« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2012, 11:14:19 PM »
See someone with a mullet driving an El Camino.
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« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2012, 11:25:20 PM »
A few months on Mt Athos eh?

Might have to find a way to make that happen.
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Re: Your Bucket List?
« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2012, 08:38:21 AM »
- Try to live somewhat eco-friendly