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Title: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
Post by: Sandy on September 26, 2016, 10:55:49 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Edwsf-8F3sI

Dragonfly out in the sun, you know what I mean, don't you know
Butterflies all havin' fun, you know what I mean
Sleep in peace when the day is done, that's what I mean
And this old world is a new world
And a bold world
For me
Stars when you shine
You know how I feel
Scent of the pine
You know how I feel
Oh freedom is mine
And I know how I feel
It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good


This song always inspires me. Anytime I hear it, I really do feel good. But why? Well, it's about renewal, rebirth, re-creation and just being fully and marvelously awake and alive. So, I've been pondering a lot about it and want a place to build on this feeling. Being bold, by dreaming, planning and experiencing new things and rediscovering past pleasures is where I think it's at.

I've never really liked the term "bucket list," (we did had a bucket list thread here at one time) but there is something to it. So I asked some filmspotters what a better name for a wish list of experiences could be and smirnoff, off the top of his head, said, "Preliminary Phase Projects." :) That's about as good a title as any! I'll use it.

Use this thread in anyway you like and I hope you do use it, for I get inspiration from all of you. As for me, I'm going to dream, plan and experience and see where it takes me. If you set up a "home" post where you want to link future posts too, I'll set up the index here:


Bondo (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=14043.msg848562#msg848562)
DarkeningHumour (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=14043.msg849084#msg849084)
jdc (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=14043.msg848673#msg848673)
oldkid (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=14043.msg848625#msg848625)
Sandy (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=14043.msg848558#msg848558)
Title: Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
Post by: Sandy on September 26, 2016, 11:53:07 PM
Building my list...

Sandy's Preliminary Phase Projects

Get a motorcycle license 1 (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=14043.msg848560#msg848560)
Attend Beatles LOVE in Vegas
Go canoeing
Learn how to make Indian food
Learn how to surf
Learn to play the ukulele well
Learn to play the piano well
Visit New Zealand and Australia
Meet more Filmspotters :)
Write a song (or at least the lyrics)
Get a job that is meaningful
...

Title: Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
Post by: Sandy on September 27, 2016, 12:06:49 AM
I've been tooling around on these Honda 70's this evening.

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2i700mt.jpg)

One is an automatic and the other a manual. They're old, but they were easy to maneuver and I felt really comfortable driving them around. I'm starting small, but it's for the best. I don't have access to a midsize motorcycle to go to next, only a large, heavy Triumph, which I'm not ready for yet (or if ever!).

(http://i66.tinypic.com/mvmcyq.jpg)

Must figure out my next step... :)

Title: Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
Post by: Bondo on September 27, 2016, 12:36:05 AM
Bondo's List

Visit a trappist brewery in Belgium.
Watch a Liverpool game at Anfield.
Complete an Olympic distance triathlon.
...
Title: Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
Post by: saltine on September 27, 2016, 01:48:03 AM
Quote
Visit New Zealand and Australia
Meet more Filmspotters :)

 ;D
Cool, Sandy!
Title: Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on September 27, 2016, 06:22:41 AM
This topic has this singing in my head:

Oh what a beautiful morning,
Oh what a beautiful day,
I've got a wonderful feeling,
Everything's going my way.

Quote
Visit New Zealand and Australia
Meet more Filmspotters :)

 ;D
Cool, Sandy!
Yes
Title: Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
Post by: Sandy on September 27, 2016, 09:00:50 AM
Great stuff on your list, Bondo!

This topic has this singing in my head:

Oh what a beautiful morning,
Oh what a beautiful day,
I've got a wonderful feeling,
Everything's going my way.

That works too!

Quote
Visit New Zealand and Australia
Meet more Filmspotters :)

 ;D
Cool, Sandy!
Yes

:)

I'd travel there just to see you guys, though I'd get some sightseeing in too, while I was at it.
Title: Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on September 27, 2016, 10:26:15 AM
The other song is from Oliver!

OLIVER

Who will buy
This wonderful morning?
Such a sky
You never did see!

ROSE SELLER

Who will buy my sweet red roses?

OLIVER

Who will tie
It up with a ribbon
And put it in a box for me?
Title: Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
Post by: Sandy on September 27, 2016, 08:46:32 PM
I'm so high I swear I could fly. :)

I was in this play when I was a kid!
Title: Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
Post by: oldkid on September 27, 2016, 11:42:56 PM
Preliminary phase projects?  I suppose.  For me, these are mostly dreams, some of which I don't really know that I'll get around to, some I certainly will.   I think we should have the freedom to dismiss certain items off of our list as being unrealistic as time goes by and I refuse to restrict my "project" list to reality.

But this is what I got:

-Visit all the major national parks
-Move out of the Portland area to a quieter place
-Become a full-time writer (religious non-fiction and non-religious fiction)
-Get a book published (with real paper pages!)
-Establish a colony of homeless people, perhaps in a ghost town
-Give my wife a house and especially a kitchen where she is in charge
-Move the multitudes out of my house into their own housing
Title: Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
Post by: chardy999 on September 28, 2016, 04:06:38 AM
Quote
Visit New Zealand and Australia
Meet more Filmspotters :)

 ;D
Cool, Sandy!
Yes

Yes Yes YES!
Title: Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
Post by: jdc on September 28, 2016, 06:38:34 PM
Bondo's List

Visit a trappist brewery in Belgium.
Watch a Liverpool game at Anfield.
...

I am going to steal your first one because was just talking with my wife about maybe doing a trip to Belgium next year.  The second one just to make all my Liverpool fan friends jealous.

Other's I need to think about more


Title: Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
Post by: Sandy on September 28, 2016, 08:18:10 PM
Thanks, chardy! You're very welcoming! :)

Preliminary phase projects?  I suppose.  For me, these are mostly dreams, some of which I don't really know that I'll get around to, some I certainly will.   I think we should have the freedom to dismiss certain items off of our list as being unrealistic as time goes by and I refuse to restrict my "project" list to reality.

But this is what I got:

-Visit all the major national parks
-Move out of the Portland area to a quieter place
-Become a full-time writer (religious non-fiction and non-religious fiction)
-Get a book published (with real paper pages!)
-Establish a colony of homeless people, perhaps in a ghost town
-Give my wife a house and especially a kitchen where she is in charge
-Move the multitudes out of my house into their own housing

I wish these things for you too, oldkid. Your dreams are lofty and whether realistic or not, they are yours. Embrace them. :) I too will put on my list things that I may or may not feasibly get to do, but if I wish it, it's worthy for the list. Thanks for the expanded insight on what our lists can mean for us.
Title: Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
Post by: chardy999 on September 28, 2016, 09:31:16 PM
Bondo's List

Visit a trappist brewery in Belgium.
Watch a Liverpool game at Anfield.
...

I am going to steal your first one because was just talking with my wife about maybe doing a trip to Belgium next year.  The second one just to make all my Liverpool fan friends jealous.

Other's I need to think about more

I've been to Brussels twice but earlier this year it was empty and austere with everything happening so stick to the smaller cities which are nicer anyway. Bruges and Ghent should get you sorted.
Title: Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
Post by: Bondo on September 28, 2016, 11:28:52 PM
I am going to steal your first one because was just talking with my wife about maybe doing a trip to Belgium next year.

I'm going next August.

@chardy...my plan is to stay in Brussels and do day trips...Bruge and Ghent are on the list, as is Chimay. I suppose I could do something else outside Brussels but not currently planning to. I like being able to not pack all my stuff every day when I travel. Hoping to catch an Anderlect or Brugge game. In any event, there are enough bars/beers in Brussels to keep me occupied, even if the rest of it is a bore.
Title: Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
Post by: jdc on September 28, 2016, 11:33:19 PM
Now I just want to quote In Bruges. 

I should add now -

to move to the UK.

I just got conformation yesterday from agency that I should be legally allowed to live and work in the UK though still need to apply Right of Abode or UK passport.

Just finished a meeting with my VP an hour ago in which they say they will work out details of a package to present to me in about a weeks time or so.  Then I will have to make a choice.

Title: Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
Post by: chardy999 on September 29, 2016, 02:24:47 AM
I am going to steal your first one because was just talking with my wife about maybe doing a trip to Belgium next year.

I'm going next August.

@chardy...my plan is to stay in Brussels and do day trips...Bruge and Ghent are on the list, as is Chimay. I suppose I could do something else outside Brussels but not currently planning to. I like being able to not pack all my stuff every day when I travel. Hoping to catch an Anderlect or Brugge game. In any event, there are enough bars/beers in Brussels to keep me occupied, even if the rest of it is a bore.

You're spoiled for choice of course but my favourite experience was at De Garre in Bruges where they have their own beer. It's in a tiny alley, blink and you'll miss it, so do some research, but it's worth it!

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g65/chardy999/IMG_5069_zpsswth5luy.jpg)

How cute!
Title: Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
Post by: DarkeningHumour on October 05, 2016, 01:29:31 PM
DarkeningHumour's list:

Go a month without listening to or referencing Hamilton - days to go: 30 (blame the thread's initiator)
Finish those three open books that are lying around.
Watch those 2h30 movies you bought.
Punch the kid from 4B.

-Establish a colony of homeless people, perhaps in a ghost town

This sounds like a Fallout objective. Actually, a few of the others too...
Title: Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
Post by: oldkid on October 05, 2016, 07:38:47 PM
Well, the fallout occurred, so I suppose that's where I am.
Title: Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
Post by: pixote on October 05, 2016, 07:40:44 PM
Punch the kid from 4B.

We have overlap on our lists.

pixote
Title: Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
Post by: Sandy on October 09, 2016, 09:09:58 AM
Go a month without listening to or referencing Hamilton - days to go: 30 (blame the thread's initiator)

:)

I'll talk less :-X
Title: Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
Post by: Bondo on October 09, 2016, 10:33:06 AM
Don't watch SNL from last night if you are trying to escape Hamilton, brilliant adaptation of My Shot.
Title: Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
Post by: DarkeningHumour on October 09, 2016, 10:36:35 AM
I rarely ever watch SNL. But now I sorta want to...