Do you ever think of other places and things you could be doing?

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Do you ever think of other places and things you could be doing?

Postby headhonchoII » 01 May 2012, 14:58

I sometimes daydream about other places I could be living and working

- Adelaide on the beachfront just to live in a small but pleasant city for a while
- Nantucket island in an old whaler house or maybe lighthouse for a year to see what it's like on the island in the off season and when it snows, when it gets hit by a hurricane or winter storm and when they are harvesting the cranberries
- Living in a remote cabin on the Newfoundland coast for a year like 'the shipping news' to experience all the seasons and proper solitude but without the murder bit ( never even been to Canada!)
- living on a ranch Montana cowboy style for a year, rounding up them steers in the Rockies but strictly one man tenting only!
- Hanging out in French Polynesia on my own yacht (never mind that I get seasick)

It's fun to daydream, anybody got places they would like to go or things they would like to do?
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Re: Do you ever think of other places and things you could be doing?

Postby Icon » 01 May 2012, 15:24

A lot. Especially lately. :(
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Postby Baas Babelaas » 01 May 2012, 15:38

Back in South Africa, nice house on Northcliff Hill, view over the city, and into the Magaliesburg Mountains, producing music videos on a tight budget, thus getting to give the finger the film industry bitches (and yes, they are in every country).

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Postby Taiwan Luthiers » 01 May 2012, 16:35

Back in Austin, TX, still involved with the NRA, National Association of Rocketry, etc. probably working either as a gunsmith, luthier at a guitar repair shop (there are many in Austin), or a machinist (it depends on how each markets turn out, no way of knowing really).

I would probably be out launching high powered rockets, going to a shooting range every now and then (and possibly hunting), and have about $40,000+ of debt...
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Postby finley » 01 May 2012, 16:51

Great thread topic HH. Yes, all the time, and for some reason there always seems to be something "more important" to do. I don't feel like just lounging around doing nothing, but there are a lot of projects on the back burner that I don't want to see still there in ten years' time, when it'll be too late to do anything with them. On my to-do list: Sierra Leone and Guyana.

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Postby Taiwan Luthiers » 01 May 2012, 17:00

No, but I seriously doubt I'd get that big, because as you double the rocket size, its costs will increase in logarithmic proportions. Unless I am insanely rich or have government backing, its doubtful I can get above a M type rocket engine on my own. Plus when you get larger you start having to deal with calculus which I just completely suck at.
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Postby sandman » 01 May 2012, 17:36

headhonchoII wrote:I sometimes daydream about other places I could be living and working

- Adelaide on the beachfront just to live in a small but pleasant city for a while
- Nantucket island in an old whaler house or maybe lighthouse for a year to see what it's like on the island in the off season and when it snows, when it gets hit by a hurricane or winter storm and when they are harvesting the cranberries
- Living in a remote cabin on the Newfoundland coast for a year like 'the shipping news' to experience all the seasons and proper solitude but without the murder bit ( never even been to Canada!)
- living on a ranch Montana cowboy style for a year, rounding up them steers in the Rockies but strictly one man tenting only!
- Hanging out in French Polynesia on my own yacht (never mind that I get seasick)

It's fun to daydream, anybody got places they would like to go or things they would like to do?

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Postby OpelCali » 01 May 2012, 20:04

finley wrote:Great thread topic HH. Yes, all the time, and for some reason there always seems to be something "more important" to do. I don't feel like just lounging around doing nothing, but there are a lot of projects on the back burner that I don't want to see still there in ten years' time, when it'll be too late to do anything with them. On my to-do list: Sierra Leone and Guyana.

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I just spent four months in Sierra Leone and Liberia altogether last year. Definitely not the places u wanna go live in. I was in Freetown most of the time, but I also stayed a couple of days on Banana Islands and Ricketts. If there is anything u wanna know feel free to ask.
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Postby Mucha Man » 01 May 2012, 21:06

Newfoundland? Jesus, I'd rather kiss a cod on the lips. Oh yeah, they like to do that there for fun.

Newfoundland was where my Catholic school did exchanges just to show us how easy a life we had in Vancouver.

The Gulf Islands. Now there's a place to dream about.
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Re: Do you ever think of other places and things you could be doing?

Postby tommy525 » 01 May 2012, 22:17

When I daydream about living somewhere the word "working" does NOT enter into it. IF you gonna daydream why have to work? I aint working in my dream !

WORK is a 4 letter word. I do it cuz I have ta, not cause i really wanta you get my drift?

On the other hand, a lot of people who retire after a lifetime of WORK die soon after, so WORK must be a good thing.
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