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

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

Postby zender » 01 May 2012, 23:44

Good question.

In fact, I spend most of my waking hours daydreaming about other places and things.
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Re: Do you ever think of other places and things you could be doing?

Postby 914 » 01 May 2012, 23:57

Oh so humble in your imaginary replies, zender! Shucks! :thumbsup:
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Re: Do you ever think of other places and things you could be doing?

Postby zender » 02 May 2012, 00:21

And sometimes I picture myself living in Tristan da Cunha.

I'm the world's greatest writer. I don't have much to say, so I don't write novels; I write pamphlets. :neutral:

Each pamphlet is two sides of a single piece of dark glossy paper. And each one is better than the last.

Magazines and talk shows are devoted to what the next pamphlet will be about.

Religions are formed on individual sentences.

I am very camera shy. The only photos of me are of a handsome young man. Women carry this portrait in a locket, so they can get frequent inspiration.

Chewdawg and other boys wear me on T-shirts.

Whenever a dilemma or great philosophical question arises, the wisest of the wise ask, "What would Zender do?"

And all others hold their hands to their hearts and repeat, "Yes, what would Zender do?" :cry:
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Re: Do you ever think of other places and things you could be doing?

Postby finley » 02 May 2012, 12:50

OpelCali wrote: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.

I'm amazed to find someone here who has actually done such a thing. Forumosa is bigger than I thought.

I wasn't anticipating any amusement value - it's just a half-baked idea at the moment. I'm sending you a PM.
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Re: Do you ever think of other places and things you could be doing?

Postby Halo » 02 May 2012, 16:33

Besides the dream I had in April about being interviewed because I was an X-rated movie star.
Back in Europe chilling all day on the coast or at at cafe, but some of the things we could all be doing are possible.
2009 in Milan sitting around cathedrals trying to look international/cool with my shades on. It kinda worked.
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Re: Do you ever think of other places and things you could be doing?

Postby Taiwan Luthiers » 02 May 2012, 16:58

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

Postby Icon » 02 May 2012, 17:06

You guys have very creative fantasies, LOL. Me, I am doing this as an exercise, trying to decide on my next career move.

I was thinking about finding a job in Philly, not bad. I'd like to live as my coworker did, in a huge, old house in the outskirts, with like 6 roommates. Funny thing is that they never saw each other, as they all had crazy schedules, and the second time they were all together at once was when I went to visit. :lol: Luv museums and a walkable city.

I'd also like to go back to my old airline job, but at a bigger airport, like ORD or DFW. Maybe as a trainer, like mine, who was British, and they flew her all over the world to do the trainings. Problem was she was based in Heathrow. I do not want that. :lol:

I see the pictures my friend sends me from Vancouver and I think that would be a nice place to live. A nice little house in Burnaby with a garden for Bobby and Toto, biking on weekends.

In summary, I want to live in a cool place with snow, no more hot summers for me please. :p
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Re: Do you ever think of other places and things you could be doing?

Postby Petrichor » 02 May 2012, 17:12

I work hard on being happy now. I think striving is part of the human condition and that dreams are pleasant distractions from the humdrum of daily life, but the secret of happiness is learning to be content with what you have.

Having said that, I do also put a lot of thought into where I'd like to be in five year's time, so maybe I'm just a big hypocrite. :)
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Re: Do you ever think of other places and things you could be doing?

Postby headhonchoII » 02 May 2012, 17:19

The reason I posted this, is that I'm afraid to lose sight of all the other great things in the world out there. It can be easy to do that when you are stuck on an island pinned down in the day to day struggle for existence!
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Re: Do you ever think of other places and things you could be doing?

Postby Charlie Jack » 02 May 2012, 21:11

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?


Yeah, I had some ideas, but your list looks better than mine.

I'd like to hike the Appalachian Trail one day. I guess I'd have to quit smoking for that one.
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