Thirty Things To Have Done By The Age of 30

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    Thirty things to have done by the age of 30...or maybe 40:

    How many have you done?

    (And no, I haven't done them all either!)

    Activities
    - sky dived
    - bungy jumped
    - scuba dived
    - climbed a mountain
    - been downhill skiing

    Travel:
    - visited New York
    - visited Paris
    - visited Asia
    - visited Africa
    - visited a tropical island or atoll


    Special experiences:

    - been arrested
    - been fired
    - been married
    - been dumped
    - been mugged

    Skills:
    - learnt another language to conversational level
    - attained a degree
    - won an award for your work
    - been published
    - attained a drivers license

    Personal experiences
    - cooked an excellent 3 course meal
    - won a sporting event
    - painted a picture or written a poem
    - read (and understood) an 18th or 19th century novel
    - seen a ballet or opera

    Spiritual/Emotional Experiences
    - visited Auschwitz, the Killing Fields or similar
    - visited ancient ruins such as Angkor Wat, Pagan or Borobudur
    - entered a mosque and a synagogue
    - visited the Wailing Wall
    - seen a large animal in the wild (tiger, elephant, shark, whale or gorilla)
     
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    I've got all the "special experiences" covered...many times over.


    Activities
    - sky dived
    - climbed a mountain
    - been downhill skiing

    Travel:
    - visited New York
    - visited a tropical island or atoll


    Special experiences:

    - been arrested
    - been fired
    - been married
    - been dumped
    - been mugged

    Skills:
    - learned another language to a sub-conversational level
    - won an award for your work
    - attained a drivers license

    Personal experiences
    - cooked an excellent 3 course meal
    - won a sporting event
    - painted a picture or written a poem
    - read (and understood) an 18th or 19th century novel
    - seen a ballet or opera

    Spiritual/Emotional Experiences

    - visited an archeological dig at Big Eddy, MO
    - entered a synagogue
    - seen a large animal in the wild (tiger, elephant, shark, whale or gorilla)
     
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    Hopefully some more than others!

    I've been mugged twice (Mexico City & Bogota), married twice, arrested once, never been fired, but have sure been dumped a few times!
     
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    i have climbed a small mountain, i have alpine skied (kinda shocked by that one being a milestone)

    i have been to nyc...does the outer banks count ?

    i have been arrested, been married, been dumped, been fired never been mugged.


    i have been published, gotten a degree, does ebonics count? had a driver's license since i turned of age too.


    would a road rally be considered a sporting event? i can check all those off...ballet opera blah blah blah

    only the last one...seeing wonderful animals in the wild...but i count many more...sea lions, eagles, hawks, bears,

    i found gettysburg very emotional.

    military graveyards, the list goes on...but no big places.
     
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    i am not getting mugged to keep up with you two....
     
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    I'm at 25....I'm a little embarrassed to realise I've never attended an opera or ballet, and never won a sporting event....at least not since a soccer tournament when I was about 10!

    Bones -

    You've done well to avoid it!

    Not a nice experience, but certainly a powerful one. Particularly the second one really shook me up for a while.
     
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    Activities
    - jumped off a bridge and cliff
    - gave birth
    - been downhill skiing and snowboarding

    Travel:
    - visited Canada and Vegas

    Special experiences:

    - been arrested twice
    - been fired
    - been dumped


    Skills:
    - attained a drivers license
    - I can burp the first few lines of the Gettysburg address

    Personal experiences
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    - won many softball league championship
    - painted one painting and designed my dream house to scale
    - read many books and understood them
    - seen a ballet

    Spiritual/Emotional Experiences
    - hike near Indian painted rocks ;)
    - went to a dinner at a synogue
    - I have seen a bull up close, many them actually and I almost pissed my pants
    - saw a moose in the parking lot of my friends apartment building
    - saw a buffalo at Yellowstone, my dad was an idiot and pulled up next to it[/QUOTE]
     
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    I did consider adding 'giving birth' to the list, but then it didn't seem very fair, as 50% don't get to have a go at that!

    But you definitely get points for designing a dream house - that shows real skill. More so than my poem, anyway!
     
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    Activities
    - sky dived no
    - bungy jumped no
    - scuba dived no
    - climbed a mountain no
    - been downhill skiing yes

    Travel:
    - visited New York live here
    - visited Paris no
    - visited Asia no
    - visited Africa no
    - visited a tropical island or atoll no


    Special experiences:

    - been arrested yes
    - been fired no
    - been married no
    - been dumped no
    - been mugged no (but attempts have been made)

    Skills:
    - learnt another language to conversational level no
    - attained a degree no
    - won an award for your work no
    - been published yes
    - attained a drivers license yes

    Personal experiences
    - cooked an excellent 3 course meal no
    - won a sporting event yes
    - painted a picture or written a poem yes
    - read (and understood) an 18th or 19th century novel yes
    - seen a ballet or opera yes

    Spiritual/Emotional Experiences
    - visited Auschwitz, the Killing Fields or similar no
    - visited ancient ruins such as Angkor Wat, Pagan or Borobudur no
    - entered a mosque and a synagogue no
    - visited the Wailing Wall no
    - seen a large animal in the wild (tiger, elephant, shark, whale or gorilla) no
     
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    Noose -

    You've never been dumped?

    Amazing!
     

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