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It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
« on: September 26, 2016, 10:55:49 PM »


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:


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Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2016, 11:53:07 PM »
Building my list...

Sandy's Preliminary Phase Projects

Get a motorcycle license 1
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
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Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2016, 12:06:49 AM »
I've been tooling around on these Honda 70's this evening.



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!).



Must figure out my next step... :)

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Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2016, 01:48:03 AM »
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Visit New Zealand and Australia
Meet more Filmspotters :)

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Cool, Sandy!
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Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
« Reply #5 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.

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Visit New Zealand and Australia
Meet more Filmspotters :)

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Cool, Sandy!
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Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
« Reply #6 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!

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Meet more Filmspotters :)

 ;D
Cool, Sandy!
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:)

I'd travel there just to see you guys, though I'd get some sightseeing in too, while I was at it.
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Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
« Reply #7 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?

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Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
« Reply #8 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!
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Re: It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
« Reply #9 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
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