/ What have you put off for years that you'd still like to do?
Never seem to get round to it though but for some reason I think I will eventually. Laziness perhaps?
What about the rest of you? Doesn't have to be anything to do with climbing but something like the above.
I'd like to make a watch, fly a fast jet and join a lifeboat crew. Haven't exactly been putting them off for years but nor am I being very proactive!
Travel to South America
Learn the Argentine Tango
Travel to Svalbard
Not so much putting them off as gradually getting round to them!
Guitar for me as well, I can play open chords and just about get a couple of barres but I want to play widdly-widdly stuff like Vai or Malmsteen.
I have also been thinking about getting my French up to scratch. I got a good O level in the eighties but I haven't really used it since, never even been to France.
Found a company that did three week trips when I was 16, a week of instruction and two weeks completely on your own with a GPS emergency thing, for £1000 all in plus flights.
Still want to do them.
E6 and 8a and VII
Co-incidentally, I've been revisiting my "bucket list" as a result of losing someone close recently where we both made tentative plans to go to Rjukan on more than one occasion, but never got around to it.... Not the whole list but....learn to kayak, try stand-up comedy (don't laugh!) play in the World Series of Poker (held annually in Las Vegas - entry fee $10k!)and most importantly, beat my eldest at pull-ups! (Currently 25 short, I was 12 short 2 x years ago!) You DID ask! ;-)
> Learn the Argentine Tango
I've now got an absolutely divine image of you in seamed stockings in my mind....
Make a souffle
Get round to understanding how a synchromesh works.
As a mechanical engineer it's mildly embarrassing to admit you don't know.
Other than that...not much. I must have had a fulfilling life or be gifted with an absence of ambition.
Baulk or split ring?
- Make a decent living.
- Set about a certain secretary of state with a large pile of information about how outrageously the people who work for him behave.
- Improve my French.
Write a book. Working on it. Swim front crawl properly, ditto. Run 10k, ditto.
A threesome with two hot models.
Barring that, write a book; write some maths papers; make a billion dollars (as second prize I'll accept $100m).
as a 12 year old i vividly remember watching Barry Sheene racing on a race track with a lake in the middle, dreaming 'one day', fast forward 18 years I'm sitting on the start line at Mallory Park on a Yamaha RD250 waiting for the flag to drop on my first Earlystocks race, living the dream. I still want to ski, surf, waterski do a tough guy, etc however an off road bike/tree interaction wrecked my knee so that stuff aint happening anytime soon. whatever you want to do, do it while you can.
I wanna get involved with scuba diving and am working towards that, hopefully next year!
Top Jeremy Clarkson, phone home, own up to the big one
Visit and Photograph Iceland, Ride down the West Coast of the USA on a V twin. Get my Italian language skills to a higher level. Go and meet some old friends and haunts back in Papua.
> Top Jeremy Clarkson, phone home, own up to the big one
From the perspective of a gay man, the idea of topping Jeremy Clarkson has basically ruined my evening, which will now be spent cleaning up sick. Apologies if you don't get what I mean.
I'm guessing "top" means more than just "club to death with a knobbly mattock"?
I think Stewart Lee put it much better than I could.
Why can't intellectuals like you just leave the masses like me in peace to watch what we want to watch without having to make us feel stupid or inferior. They made you BBC 4 ffs!
PC is a total f*cking joke. Like most left wing policies it was a good idea until all and Sunday started screeching POLITICAL CORRECTNESS when someone says something they don't like. Why can't we just man up and tw*t each other like the good old days.
It just totally curtails freedom of speech.
Political correctness gone mad.
> I can't understand a bloody word this woman says...
That's my old gaffer that John. I'll happily transcribe every word of that speech and post it for you if you like.
I went to war I didn't agree with for her. I couldn't have lived with the shame of conscientious rejection - I pledged an oath and I had to fufil my duty. The only way I could justify this was to not load my rifle on patrol. This is a chargable offence that could have landed me in prison. It was also pretty jack to my oppo's.
But I thought f*ck it, your here through your own choice, if you want to kill people do it. I think they have more right to shoot me than I have to shoot them and I'm not f*cking playing.
I was open, friendly and unthreatening to all the Iraqi people I met, and every single Iraqi I met was the same to me.
The only time I saw action (brief mexican standoff in Kenya) I was pretty much a pacifist - I forgot to cock my rifle. (I was tooled up for self defence - we were providing GPS data to the Kenyan Government so they could map the area and try to get some water infrastructure squared away).
Write a book and solo a Bigwall..
> Political correctness gone mad.
Tell me about it. You can't even write racial abuse in excrement on somebody's car these days without the PC brigade jumping down your throat.
The trouble with the anti-PC view is that PC is a reaction against the mistreatment of minorities. So, it's kind of hard to take a stand against PC that doesn't seem to be a stand in favour of going back to the commonplace racism, sexism and homophobia of the 1970s.
As for "curtailing freedom of speech" - it's not really is it. PC is people saying "I don't like what you just said" it isn't the government saying "if you say that, we'll put you in jail", unless you go as far as inciting racial hatred. And most people would say that those laws have generally been a good, rather than oppressive thing and have done more to protect the rights of minorities than to curtail freedom of speech.
What I always wonder about people who are anti-PC, is: what is that you want to say that you're being stopped from? If someone on here wants to call me a faggot, they're pretty free to do so, but I'll call them a thick c**t in return and explain why their attitude needs to be stamped out of society. I don't understand how freedom of speech has been curtailed at all, all I can see is that ugly attitudes get a lot more criticism than they did in the 1970s.
Interesting stories. I haven't got anything against the Queen and certainly wasn't trying to take the piss out of military service in her name. Just a joke about not being able to understand an accent.
1)Fly in an open cockpit biplane, preferably one stressed for aerobatics.
2) Taxi (or better still fly) in a Lancaster bomber and fly in a Spitfire.
Not something I've been putting off but something I'd love to do, fly one of those wing suits down a mountain.
Your list pretty much matches mine!
I´ve an immensely long list of things I´ve been putting off for years. it was written by my wife.
Which would revitalise an old desire of mine, live in a different country.
Others: Cycle to South Africa
Walk to Mt Kailash from India
Write a book
Build my own home from scratch.
Tour round Europe for a year in a camper van.
Massive continental motorcycle trip.
Drive a landrover through the Sahara.
Massive climber trip.
First ascent of a major face or virgins summit.
I'll let you guys figure out which 2 might not be possible.
Hot air balloon
And Having a donkey sanctuary
Shag a really fit young (but not too young, obviously) bird.
Can't see it happening to be honest.
To the bloke with the French Teacher fetish - Ha, beat you there, but it wasn't my French Teacher, it was somebody yelse's.
Travelled the distance of the Settle to Carlisle Railway line or the North York Moors Steam Railway .
I live in Leeds
Or bought a telescope, or a road-bike or a half-decent mountain bike since I was 15 or walked up another Munro (Only done 1) or completed a long distance path (except The Nidderdale Way age 10) or had a threesome.
I turn 30 next thursday, somethings got to change. I can feel a mid-life crisis coming on.
> From the perspective of a gay man, the idea of topping Jeremy Clarkson has basically ruined my evening, which will now be spent cleaning up sick. Apologies if you don't get what I mean.
fire a dwarf out of a trebuchet
Go to Iceland and bring back a rock (or some sand) and some pictures, go see my friend in Amsterdam, learn to navigate in the hills.
> fire a dwarf out of a trebuchet
I've done that!
> I've done that!
I haven't really.
> Go to Iceland and bring back a rock (or some sand) and some pictures,
Interesting ambition. Most people bring back bumper bags of economy burgers and tubs of ice cream.
I may be able to help if you can find a dwarf, my dad was eyeing up an old telegraph pole as a trebuchet arm and we aren't short of plans for one :-)
> Interesting ambition. Most people bring back bumper bags of economy burgers and tubs of ice cream.
I'd actually like to go with a Pod XPod 'sack and only half fill it when I go there, and bring back strange booze for the drinkers I know and random gifts and bits and pieces.
> I'd actually like to go with a Pod XPod 'sack and only half fill it when I go there, and bring back strange booze for the drinkers I know and random gifts and bits and pieces.
You know me now and I drink. I like trying strange booze. Feel free to send samples of any unusual alcohol you find in your local freezer shop. :)
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