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Old 07-16-08, 03:12 AM   #1
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What do/would you like to do, in spite of things

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...Grew up, discovered I'm me and - well - Eff them!!!!!!
in the 'nerdiest things you've done' thread, what would you like to do (or what do you already do) despite the nay-sayers and obstacles in your life?

--I'd like to stick with the raw food diet I've fashioned for myself, and resist the desire to abandon it (due to temptation, the comfort afforded by certain foods, the fear of exclusion, etc).
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Old 07-16-08, 05:20 AM   #2
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Old 07-16-08, 08:05 AM   #3
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I'd like to open a 40lb box of bananas, take off my shoes and socks, then stomp and moosh around in them.
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Old 07-16-08, 08:14 AM   #4
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I'd like to buy the world a home and furnish it with love,

Grow apple trees and honey bees, and snow white turtle doves.

I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony,
I'd like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company.
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Old 07-16-08, 08:16 AM   #5
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umm...can you put some captain morgan rum in my coke first, please?
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Old 07-16-08, 08:53 AM   #6
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Ride my bike more despite my wife telling me to help with the kids
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Old 07-16-08, 09:09 AM   #7
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Build frames for a living, despite the fact that even Arby's is too esoteric and expensive of a business to survive around here.
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Old 07-16-08, 09:37 AM   #8
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Old 07-16-08, 09:39 AM   #9
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Build frames for a living, despite the fact that even Arby's is too esoteric and expensive of a business to survive around here.
Forutnately, frames ship better than roast beef sandwiches.
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Old 07-16-08, 01:56 PM   #11
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I'd like to have a nice 35-40 ft sailboat and sail the carribean. Just hopping from island to island, fishing on occasion, going ashore for a day or two sometimes, and just all around being a beach bumb.
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Old 07-16-08, 02:01 PM   #12
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Forutnately, frames ship better than roast beef sandwiches.
Good point.
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Old 07-16-08, 02:12 PM   #13
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Sell my overpriced hovel in CA and buy that castle in Kansas and turn it into a Bed and Breakfast Castle for cyclist riding across America. Full bike shop with handsome mechanic , Taxi's wife Kathy could be the cook, barbeque bonfires in the courtyard, and guarded by retired greyhounds.

If only Kansas weren't....Kansas!
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I'd like to buy the world a home and furnish it with love,

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When we were little tikes in grade school chorus, we would sing this song stressing the dirty word:

I'd like to buy the world a home and furni-"SH-IT!!" with love!


It's pretty funny to hear 50 little kids all say SH1T at the same time.
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Old 07-16-08, 02:48 PM   #15
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I do triathlons. Nobody thought i'd ever start doing them when i first started telling people about it.

(granted, they've all been sprint distance ones but it's more than what over 99% of the world population has done)
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--I'd like to stick with the raw food diet I've fashioned for myself, and resist the desire to abandon it (due to temptation, the comfort afforded by certain foods, the fear of exclusion, etc).
What I'd like to do, in spite of things, is simply to say Café Gratitude sucks! Blecch! OK, maybe that only makes sense if you're in Berkeley.
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Old 07-16-08, 04:11 PM   #18
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Be more socialable (Im a Hi and bye kindoff a guy)
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If only Kansas weren't....Kansas!
That's what I'd do. I'd buy Kansas, kick everyone out, and then remodel the state. I'd turn it into something that someone passing through might want to actually stop in, or even better, a place where people would go out of their way to visit.

Or I'd do the George Carlin thing and fence off one of the square states into a giant prison.
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That's what I'd do. I'd buy Kansas, kick everyone out, and then remodel the state. I'd turn it into something that someone passing through might want to actually stop in, or even better, a place where people would go out of their way to visit.

Or I'd do the George Carlin thing and fence off one of the square states into a giant prison.
Oh, that kind of dreaming.
Then I want to be Batman.
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Oh, that kind of dreaming.
Then I want to be Batman.
I wanna be a fire truck.
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I bike instead of drive and I don't watch television, in spite of what everyone may think about that. Around here that makes me one of the weirdest people in town.

What I'd like to do in spite of things? Build bike frames in some old workshop somewhere in New England. My bikes would be versatile and useful, yet beautiful to look at.
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The exercise of two passions would do it for me:

I'd like to direct biomedical/psychosocial research on the human mind/brain to the extent that I'd prove my theories and be periodically honored over the span of two or three decades with the highest recognitional awards -- Nobel(s) of course -- it wouldn't take much from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to reach my goals. I'd also appear annually at the World Series Of Poker, beginning in 2010, wrists loaded with bracelets in the years to follow. I'd wear my WSOP bracelets at the Nobel ceremonies.
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To respond to the thread instead of a post (oops. ), I look forward to one of our exceptionally rare rain events, so that I can go for a bike ride in the rain. To see the reactions of others, you'd think the whole "acid rain" hysteria is not only true, but a hundred times worse than we could have ever imagined.

*shrug* I find being out in the rain to be very... pleasant.
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What I'd like to do, in spite of things, is simply to say Café Gratitude sucks! Blecch! OK, maybe that only makes sense if you're in Berkeley.
I've never been there, but I've heard very positive and very negative things about it.
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