50 Things I Want to Do While I'm Still Alive

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Post by cupid stunt » Thu May 18, 2006 10:33 pm

I'm so bored, I might as well try to find 50 things...

1. Find 50 things I want to do with my life.
2. Own a horse.
3. Play guitar in a somewhat successful all-girl heavy metal band.
4. Become a professional animal trainer.
5. Sit down with my favourite musician and poke his brain.
6. Learn the following dance-styles: jazz, tap and bellydancing.
7. Publish a collection of short stories.
8. Publish a novel.
9. Learn to sing.
10. Write or/and direct a movie.
11. Write or/and direct a tv-series.
12. Star in a movie or tv-series.
13. Do some proper on-stage acting.
14. Star in a musical.
15. Get fantastic reviews for the above (7-14)
16. Visit my childhood home in Singapore.
17. Visit ALL Disney parks in the world.
18. Swim with a killer whale.
19. Get SCUBA-certified.
20. Go on an African safari.
21. Visit the rainforests in South-East Asia and South-America.
22. Become a fantastic animal photographer.
23. Get rich and give everything I don't need to those who do need it.
24. Meet someone I can spend the rest of my life with.
25. Work with special needs children through animal therapy.
26. Snorkel or dive in the Great Barrier Reef.
27. Win an award at something.
28. Visit Hawaii.
29. Travel around the Caribbean.
30. Actually accomplish some of the things on this list...

...Ok, I've run out of ideas now. Maybe I'll think of 20 more tomorrow when my brain feels less fried.

It's so strange to think of all the things you want to do, and realize that you really only get one single chance to ever do them...
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Post by VoodooLinzi » Thu May 18, 2006 10:53 pm

Just so you know, this game has ruined my life. :lol:

I will be back with a list. In several hours. Fantastic thread, VL!
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Post by cupid stunt » Thu May 18, 2006 10:59 pm

Well, you could do some of them more than once. You could publish several novels, for example. Once you've done the first, though, you can tick it off your list.
True, true. But I guess what I meant was that you only have one life to do these things (unless you believe otherwise)... my brain is currently partially equivallant to a bowl of mashed potatoes. I'm not able to express myself clearly. :P

And I agree with Linzi, great thread. It actually made me think really deeply (obviously a rare occurence...).
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Post by VoodooLinzi » Thu May 18, 2006 11:49 pm

OK, I did it! It was pretty hard. A lot of them are achievable. Some are a bit daft, but all still life-long ambitions. :P

1. Work on a Tim Burton film.
2. Complete a three-year degree in Make-up/Special Effects.
3. Learn how to sew properly.
4. Live in New York City.
5. Bungee-jump & sky-dive.
6.Design for a large-scale theatre production.
7. To sit in a cinema, and see my name on the credits of the film I’m watching.
8. Own a real corset, top-hat & cane.
9. Learn to not care about what other people think about me.
10. Own a brand-new Mini Cooper.
11. Find the perfect bloke.
12.Put make-up on Johnny Depp’s face.
13. Visit Venice. [Nice one, VL!]
14. Learn how to stick up for myself.
15. Work on an Oscar-winning film.
16. Own my own library.
17. Finish the stop-motion short film that my friend & I have been planning for a year.
18. Paint the landscapes on St. Tropez beach all day.
19. Try being a vegetarian.
20.Become a ski-instructor and spend a year of my life teaching children to ski.
21. See my friends live out their lifelong ambitions; especially my friend who wants to become an animator.
22. Keep a diary for an entire year.
23. Learn how to snowboard properly!
24. Date a celebrity [another good one!]
25. See a piece of my art in a gallery.
26. Ride the tallest & fastest rollercoasters in the world.
27. Own a house in London.
28. Stop always comparing myself to others.
29. Sing & act onstage again.
30. Stop biting my nails.
31. Learn how to play the guitar. Or piano.
32. See my younger sister be happy & successful.
33. Do more for charities.
34. Get over my fears of surgery, injections and hospitals.
35. Be on the Extra Features section on a DVD.
36. Gain more self-confidence.
37. Learn to speak another language fluently. Probably French.
38. Knit my own scarf.
39. Paint a huge mural on a blank wall.
40. Make myself a beautiful ball gown from scratch.
41. Be completely satisfied with the way I look.
42. Climb a mountain.
43. Learn how to cook really nice, healthy meals.
44. Work on a Disney animation.
45. See my words published somewhere.
46. Finish decorating my bedroom walls.
47. Visit the Caribbean.
48. Read all the books on my gargantuan list.
49. Visit a dream-interpreter.
50. Aaaaand… Jake Gyllenhaal. Teehee!
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Post by Tender_Lumpling » Fri May 19, 2006 1:47 am

Good thread! But you forgot "lunge wildly at the pope". :wink:

I am tempted to do this but it is likely to make me curl up into a ball and cry for a long time so I'll probably leave it.
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Post by VoodooLinzi » Fri May 19, 2006 11:09 am

When I asked a friend of mine, the first thing she said was "Be rolled up in a giant rug and pushed down a large hill." We all have very different priorities. :lol:
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Post by ChubbyTubby » Fri May 19, 2006 12:16 pm

50 Things I Want to Do While I’m Still Alive

1. Regurlary perform a comedy spot at the comedy store in London.
2. Write and star in my own comedy series.
3. Win a perrier award.
4. Have a multi-million pound advertising/modelling contract with a mega-famous company.
5. Attend the oscars with an army of Hobo's on hand.
6. Slam a revolving door.
7. Get into a catfight with the queen on live T.V.
8. Be top guest on Parkinson.
9. Do parkinson after the show ;) :lol: (joke)
10. Publish an auto-biography.
11. Wipe my arse after taking a sh*t and then selling the bogroll on ebay. Maybe tell the purchaser it's the best tasting chocolate spread in the world, and wait for him/her to eat it.
12. Have a child or multiple children.
13. Earn enough money to make sure that I, my family and my friends are all well housed and financially stable.
14. Write an absolutely amazing novel.
15. Write and sing the world cup anthem and/or the comic relief song.
16. Travel to amarillo, and ask everyone I spot on the way there 'Is this the way to amarillo?'
17. Start my own religion.
18. Stop global warming (I have no idea how I'll achieve it.)
19. Duet with Michael Jackson.
20. Learn the guitar.
21. Arrive at a top celebrity function dressed as if I'd appeared from the Rocky Horror Show.
22. Host my own chat show.
23. Visit Japan. I can see all the technological stuff in Tokyo, and then I can go visit all the ancient heritage places.
24. Possibly buy a house in Japan. Near those pretty parks with the lovely trees.
25. Be a fashion icon. I'd like to look individual and break the mould, standing out from all the other fashionistas, but still have everyone look in envy wishing "How did I not think of that..."
26. Have a conversation with the League of Gentlemen.
27. Have a Mood Fight with Reece.
28. Touch Noel Fielding's hair. Which hair that is exactly, I refuse to disclose... (Sorry, I couldn't help it...)
29. Find the world's loudest Megaphone/Microphone, stand in the middle of trafalgar square and shout something obscene.
30. Swear on live T.V pre-watershed.
31. Buy myself my own Tube compartment to live in.
32. Destroy a designer shop.
33. Paint an excellent portrait.
34. Live a life to epic proportions.
35. Film myself during childbirth shrieking as loud as I possibly can and then send a copy to Tom Cruise and the Scientologists. (Firstly making sure that the camera is at a respectable angle.)
36. Also attatch a picture to the tape with my middle finger in the air.
37. Save a life.
38. Design my own home to my exact taste.
39. Be highly respected as a comedian by the comedic icons who have influenced me.
40. Dye my hair some horrible color.
41. Spend the day as Jesus. Preferably not on Good Friday.
42. Try to pee standing up.
43. Do something amazing for charity.
44. Travel to the future to see whether I achieve all 50 of these.
45. Make a prediction and watch it come true. (A nice prediction hopefully.)
46. Be one of those artistic sophis' types who spends time in coffee shops. (Even though I hate coffee.)
47. Be my total unique self, regardless of what society says.
48. Cause a bit of controversy.
49. Direct an Oscar Winning movie.
50. Die in a hilarious way
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Post by mama lazarou » Fri May 19, 2006 12:49 pm

VL, this is a fantastic thread.

but i won't have a list until the tomorrow!

CS can I be the lead singer of your all girl heavy metal band? :D

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Post by VoodooLinzi » Fri May 19, 2006 2:34 pm

ChubbyTubby wrote:35. Film myself during childbirth shrieking as loud as I possibly can and then send a copy to Tom Cruise and the Scientologists. (Firstly making sure that the camera is at a respectable angle.)
The best one I have read so far. :lol:
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Post by Tender_Lumpling » Fri May 19, 2006 3:20 pm

VoodooLinzi wrote:When I asked a friend of mine, the first thing she said was "Be rolled up in a giant rug and pushed down a large hill." We all have very different priorities. :lol:
That was my answer to a careers guidance person when they asked me my ambitions! :lol:
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Post by ChubbyTubby » Fri May 19, 2006 3:36 pm

All your lists are awsome :D

It really does make you think. It would be absolutely amazing to have the chance to acomplish all 50 wishes, but then when you'd finished the 50th one, what would you do? There'd be nothing left :lol:
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Post by Viper » Fri May 19, 2006 6:18 pm

24. Sponsor one whole village in Africa; buy new wells, new homes, new clothes, everything they might need to get back on their feet and healthy
Now there's something I can get on board with. If I ever become rich, I swear by all that is holy that I will do something like that. Maybe we could start a foundation, VL? The VL and Viper Foundation To Appease Their Guilt At Being Immensely Wealthy and Having Smexy Men As Smex Slaves, perhaps?

And my list:

1. Be a writer. I don't care what sort. I don't care how popular. I don't care if I'm to writing what Ed Wood was to film. I just. Want. To write in the box. That says occupation. WRITER. In big red letters.
2. Be as good a person as I possibly can, at all times.
3. Live in New England somewhere.
4. Live in New York.
5. Find a perfect recipe for peanut sauce. And become the Peanut Queen.
6. Have my work made into a TV series/movie. This is below peanut because I am aware that it is ridiculous.
7. Have Scott Cohen star in something I wrote.
8. Have friend get photographic evidence that Scott Cohen was in something I wrote. In reality, I would be too petrified to go anywhere near his hair of magnificence.
9. Go to some sort of film character/80's/fancy dress party.
10. Have friends that do things like the above, instead of friends who go to Majestic.
11. Scratch the above. Become a hermit recluse like JD Salinger.
12. In a cabin in the woods somewhere in New England.
13. And then watch as EVOL COMES!!1111
14. Own a real pet. Not a pretend pet, like hamsters and goldfish are. A real one, like a dog, or a cat. Preferably a cat with a squashed face.
15. Learn to not be such a big smarty pants condescending buffoon.
16. Humiliate someone like Rush Limbaugh in some terrible way, like making him poo himself in public, or something.
17. Scuba dive.
18. Visit Canada.
19. Have a nice haircut. One that's both cool, and easy to style.
20. Kneel before Zod.
21. Die old. Not at 30 because my heart imploded. Unless my work becomes posthumously appreciated, in which case- go ahead and implode, heart.
22. Proper library. One where my collection can be properly sorted by actor/actress.
23. Have a past life regression done.
24. Learn to drive.
25. Get a teaching job sometime in the next century.

And that's all I can think of, for now. Really though, only the first two count.
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Post by Laura Folds Five » Fri May 19, 2006 7:31 pm

Viper wrote:1. Be a writer. I don't care what sort. I don't care how popular. I don't care if I'm to writing what Ed Wood was to film. I just. Want. To write in the box. That says occupation. WRITER. In big red letters.
1) Oh god yes. That is my number one too. that's the exact thing.
2) Suddenly become funny and write/co-write a sitcom - one of those ones that is loved passionately by only a few people, but that most people either hate or don't even notice.
3) Earn enough money from writing that I don't have to have a day job.
4) Find a big flat with a balcony/roof garden in London, from which I can look down upon rooves and chimneys like in chim-chimeney chim-chimeney chim chim charoo w/Dick Van Dy ke.
5) Live in New York
6) Live in a big wooden cabin by a beautiful lake in Canada, surrounded by redwoods and pines.
7) Be an elegant, sophisticated and rich older lady (the only way I can face being old)
8 ) Meet Rufus, and ooh! he flipping loves me and we become bestest friends. (yeah.)
9) Learn how to do eyeshadow properly. (for f*cks sake.)
10) Write a film script about gay boys, which Gus Van Sant wants to make and which stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Keanu Reeves - reinventing his career and transforming him into a respected actor (!)
11) Get a ginger kitty.
12) Befriend Karl Pilkington.
13) Squeeze his little bald Manc. head.
14) Get a mint green vespa scooter.
15) Have a proper drinks cabinet, like they do in films, crystal decanters and all that. Yum.
16) Shake a blossom tree really hard and be showered by blossom until there's nothing left on the tree.
17) Play with baby tigers.
18 ) Cuddle a full grown lion and lay my head on his big warm breathing in and out tummy. Aw.
19) But not be eaten.
20) Have pink hair.
21) And extremely bleached hair.
22) Pretend to be Uma Thurman in Kill Bill. Involving costumes and swordplay.
23) Learn some swordplay.
24) Find the perfect cowboy boots (ie the ones Uma wore in the coffin in Kill Bill 2).
25) Go back to uni and study something just for fun. Like creative writing or film.
26) Teach writing classes at all the best London and New York universites.
27) While there have torrid affairs with several male students.
28 ) Have a nice leather briefcase.
29) Just basically be the female version of Indiana Jones when he was teaching and inspire a boy to write 'I Love You' on his eyelids.
30) Have a huge many storied house in the centre of London.
31) With an attic full of dusty old relics.
32) And a huge wood panelled library with tons of leather bound books and one of those ladders on wheels.
33) Shag Boris Johnson (sorry) and be pictured caught in the papers and Heat magazine leaving his house, but with my face sneakily covered with my (previously mentioned) briefcase.
34) And be referred to by the papers "Slim, beautiful, and young" (hee).
35) Start a country wide new craze with something I wear.
36) Visit Venice.
37) Visit Singapore again.
38 ) Go to Las Vegas and gamble with thousands of dollars.
39) Be in a Simon Pegg/Edgar Wright film, but only in the background.
40) Buy a cinema and redecorate it vintage stylee, with red velvet and beatiful balconies etc.
41) Own a London Theatre.
42) Win an Oscar for original screenplay.
43) Drive across the US going to every single place that takes my fancy.
44) Get a lot better at Poker and actually play with real money and real players.
45) Live in an Italian or French old crumbling farmhouse for a year, and eat only cheese and the grapes off the trees in the lush green vinyard behind the house.
46) Meet a stunning, dark haired, pouty lipped French/Italian man while I'm there.
47) And conduct an entire (passionate) relationship not speaking a word of each others' language.
48 ) Have so many clothes and shoes that people think I have taken leave of my senses and try to get me sectioned.
49) Have an affair with Stephen Mangan but break his heart and leave him for Julian Barratt. (Probably going back to him when Barratt wakes up and dumps me).
50) Make a huge gooey chocolate cake with icing and then force myself to eat it all in one go. :)
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Post by VoodooLinzi » Fri May 19, 2006 7:55 pm

Laura Folds Five wrote:22) Pretend to be Uma Thurman in Kill Bill. Involving costumes and swordplay.
My good god, why didn't I think of that? Can I join in? I'll be Elle - but you have to promise not to pluck my eye out.
39) Be in a Simon Pegg/Edgar Wright film, but only in the background.
40) Buy a cinema and redecorate it vintage stylee, with red velvet and beatiful balconies etc
And I want these too! I might have to rethink my list, hah!
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Post by Laura Folds Five » Fri May 19, 2006 7:59 pm

I hereby promise not to pluck your eye out! Elle has some rocking outfits too.

You know, I might do that chocolate cake one very soon...
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