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Another kind of list

Postby balzaccom » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:02 am

This from our blog:

These days, everyone is talking about their bucket list--that list of things they absolutely want to see/do/accomplish before they kick the bucket. We don't have a bucket list (the idea of doing something just to check it off a list isn't really appealing to us) but we do have a list of things that we would like to see and/or do next. And it has some wonderful and lovely adventures on it.

But we also have another list. That other list contains the things that we've decided just aren't worth the time or trouble. Bungee jumping is on that list. We're not going bungee jumping. Or climbing all seven summits of the seven continents. Nope---just doesn't seem to be the way we want to spend our time. No criticism is implied towards anyone who enjoys these activities, we've just decided they aren't for us.

We even have a name for this list. It's our Phuket list. yeah, we know that this isn't the way you pronounce the name in Thailand. We're not in Thailand. And when we know that something just isn't going to happen for us, we place it our Phuket list.

What's on yours?
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Re: Another kind of list

Postby rlown » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:53 am

balzaccom wrote:This from our blog:
But we also have another list. That other list contains the things that we've decided just aren't worth the time or trouble. Bungee jumping is on that list. We're not going bungee jumping. Or climbing all seven summits of the seven continents. Nope---just doesn't seem to be the way we want to spend our time. No criticism is implied towards anyone who enjoys these activities, we've just decided they aren't for us.


I'm not sure why i would focus on that kind of list. There are so many places to experience. At this point, it's more about where i "want" to go and not where i don't.
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Re: Another kind of list

Postby dave54 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:16 pm

Through hiking. Never did appeal to me. Lately I am more interested in staying in one area longer and fully exploring all its hidden nooks and crannies. I also keep returning to the same areas repeatedly -- even to the point of setting up camp in the exact same spot.
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