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Zewu
04 Sep 03,, 18:10
What are your goals of this life?

My goal is to basically experience as many things as possible, that doesn't include causing anyone else harm.

Although, I can now come to think of two experiences which I prioritate. These are to travel alot in the world, and to have a family with someone who I love.

bigross86
04 Sep 03,, 21:17
Serve in the IDF with honor, find my soulmate, among others...

Lunatock
05 Sep 03,, 00:14
Like the whole seeing the world agenda of yours. But it's not my nature to just observe any bad people in anyplaces I may visit.

After all, thats where my true hatred for Russian Army comes from.

ChrisF202
05 Sep 03,, 00:18
My goal in life: take it day by day

bigross86
05 Sep 03,, 08:43
Sort of like Charlie Brown: Suffers one day at a time.

Ziska
05 Sep 03,, 09:23
I'd love to become Premier of Tasmania, and have a harmonious home life. I'd love to help spread the knowledge of the Word, and to grow more in the faith.

I'd also really like to do a lot of bushwalking. Western Canada, the length of Britain, the Appalachian Trail, some of the walks in the Snowy Mountians, as well as finish doing the ones in Tassie.

I've already done the Overland Track and the Walls of Jerusalem and the Hazards, but anyway.

bigross86
05 Sep 03,, 09:55
What are the Walls of Jerusalem?

Ziska
05 Sep 03,, 10:20
:) So glad you asked. To put it simply, the Walls are the most beautiful place in the world IMO.

It's a National Park in the Tasmanian Central Highlands, named by some explorer who went with a strong Zionist theme when naming the features. There is a Mount Jerusalem, King David's Peak, Herod's Gate, Pool of Bethesda and so on.

There are a variety of bushwalks to do in the park, ranging from daywalks, to 2-week expeditions. I've gone swimming there in the summer, and camped in a foot and a half of snow.

I have a lot of photos, I'll have to scan some in. For now here's some I found online:

http://www.geoffmurray.com/walls_of_jerusalem_national_park.htm

I love bushwalking/hiking/rambling. Getting up at 2am in the middle of Tasmanian winter to climb our highest peak to watch the sunrise... awesome.

bigross86
05 Sep 03,, 10:25
Damn, that looks nice. I go on hikes with school, haven't been on too many with the family.

Ziska
05 Sep 03,, 10:44
I go with my mates. When you are walking 90+ k's of rough terrain in 4 days you have to keep a fairly punishing pace. I go camping with my family every year down the coast, but it's a very different experience. We cart along the campervan, and sleep in cabins.

When my mates and I go, we carry everything on our backs, and sleep in tents. I still remember the first time I woke up with ice on my sleeping bag and beanie. (It was -13 celcius outside).

Ahhh, I wouldn't have it any other way.

bigross86
05 Sep 03,, 11:09
Sounds like real fun. We mostly have desert out here. Fun to trek in during the morning and late afternoon. Noontime and early afternoon arent as fun, but still pretty cool to see. At night it's literally hell. We try never to hike at night, but we've done it once or twice. Freezing cold, impossible to see where you're going, and usually ravines and gullies in the area.

Ziska
05 Sep 03,, 11:17
Yeah, Australia has a lot of desert, but if I was going to venture into the Simpson, I'd either drive, or at least ride horseback.

Part of the beauty of Tasmania is so much of it is inaccessible except by foot (or helicopter, if you are a rich mongrel). That means few people go there, and the ones that do are cool, not mac donalds eating tourists.

The worst thing about walking at night was the ice. sections of the walks in Tassie a made up of rough-split logs, to keep the walkers out of the mud and to do as little damage to the environment as possible.

Anyway, the logs are great normally, but when they are covered with ice, I'd rather the frozen mud.

You slip over a lot, and when you have been walking all day, and are carrying a 20+ kilo pack, getting up is a hassle.

bigross86
05 Sep 03,, 12:42
Since these are school trips and there are buses, we only carry about 10 kb max on our backs. Standard kit is at least 4 liters of water per person, three Jerricans per 25 kids, cap, camera and whatever goodies and munchies you wanna bring.

Ziska
05 Sep 03,, 12:51
Well, last trip I carried my sleepinig bag, the tent (a 3-man one), sleeping mat, wet weather gear, several changes of thermal underwear, gloves + beanie, plus the chocolate.

Other members of the group carried the food. Our groups packs averaged at just under 20 kilos, but some of my friends carry 30 kilos comfortably.

Water is not a problem in the central highlands, you only have to carry one bottle, which you can refil at one of the creeks or tarns you come across every 10 minutes. Water is much more of a problem in the coastal parks, especially Freycinet Penninsula, as you have to carry pretty much all the water you are going to drink for the entire trip.

bigross86
05 Sep 03,, 15:30
What's a beanie? I could probably carry 20 kg if I tried, but I could never do 30. How far do you average every day?

Ziska
07 Sep 03,, 11:02
A beanie is a tight woolen cap thingy you wear on your head. (Like a balaclava, but cut off above the eyes)

We walk about 20k or so a day, but it all depends on the terrain, and the view. If it is a spectacular view, you tend to walk a bit slower and look around more. Also, if we decide to take a detour up any mountains we pass, that can take a long time.

As a rule of thumb, you can carry up to one third of your body weight comfortably. I'm a big bloke, and that calculates to nearly 37 kilos, but there is no reason I'd ever have to carry that much (unless I was carrying like a gun or something).

Mud is a real mongrel to walk through, especially if you are going uphill. Combined with the odd patch of ice, it makes for a deadly combination.

bigross86
07 Sep 03,, 14:38
I've carried a 15 kg pack, plus water canteen, M-16 and 6 loaded magazines of (dummy) ammo. We hiked for a total of five days wen't approx 20-25 km's a day. It was one of the harder trips I've ever done.

Samudra
04 Mar 05,, 10:48
Life goal ?
A Pretty easy question.
But hard to answer.

I only wish , to be a good entrepreneur , providing jobs to atleast a 100 people directly.

There was a book , given to me as a gift from a uncle about entrepreneurship.
The dedication said "Dedicated to True Entrepreneurs who do not need to read this book".

And thats exactly where i closed the book and resolved not to read that book until am myself an entrepreneur.

Confed999
05 Mar 05,, 01:08
I would like to run a nonprofit charity foundation.

Parihaka
05 Mar 05,, 02:38
1:To raise my children well and give them all the opportunites thay can handle.

2: To love my wife and grow old together.

3: To see as much of the world as I can

4: To fill my life with knowledge, and to try to understand the universe in all its glory.

thats enough for one lifetime

Rahul
05 Mar 05,, 03:13
At the moment:

To somehow leave the world a better place than it was before I came.
a. Work at or found a non-profit organization perhaps
To be a lifelong learner
a. Learn as much as I can both through seeing as much of the world as possible and reading as much as possible
b. Never losing that desire to learn new things

The Chap
16 Mar 05,, 06:45
Stop being so bloody earnest!

Life, ladies and gents, is not a dress rehearsal.

I once drew up (some where in the loft no-doubt!) a "Bond List". I know that it may be juvenile. Ah, but you see, it is also rather tough.

All one has to do is everything Bond, James Bond, does.

Daft stunts do not count. HALO does etc. I'll try and dig it out!

I'm about 80% complete. I think. Yep, including bacarat at the Casino Royale. In Black tie.

If I find it; stay put for more boasting! :biggrin:

Veni Vidi Vici
16 Mar 05,, 21:07
Life goals.... hmmm

I really just wana live life in the moment. I mean once you've died your dead and thats that. I want to live life on the edge... play living risk. Life sucks if you life by social impositions.


Other then that... just to avoid Kids at all cost :biggrin:

Julie
16 Mar 05,, 23:48
I completed my education; been fruitful and multiplied; and am on the backside of raising my children. My remaining goals are to pre-deceased my children and leave them with much more than they came into the world with.

Jonathan Locke
22 Mar 05,, 00:38
At this point in my age, i have little to hope for. I would like to write a book before i die, thought. I would also like to give at least a portion of my riches in my deed to my nephews ( i sure didnt get any from anybody else, except some paintings and some debts :mad: ).

Jonathan Locke
22 Mar 05,, 00:40
Life goals.... hmmm

I really just wana live life in the moment. I mean once you've died your dead and thats that. I want to live life on the edge... play living risk. Life sucks if you life by social impositions.


Other then that... just to avoid Kids at all cost :biggrin:


Well miss VVV i can see you dont believe in an afterlife or resurrection. BTW, y don't you like kids?

Veni Vidi Vici
22 Mar 05,, 00:46
Well miss VVV i can see you dont believe in an afterlife or resurrection.

:redface: I know.... I'm a dirty heathen, my parents never let me forget it.



BTW, y don't you like kids


I'm just not good with kids. Can't stand the little demons until they get to be about 16.

Jonathan Locke
22 Mar 05,, 00:48
I'm just not good with kids. Can't stand the little demons until they get to be about 16.


Really? Usually people say that its worst when they get to the "teens" age.

Veni Vidi Vici
22 Mar 05,, 00:54
Really? Usually people say that its worst when they get to the "teens" age.


Nah, you can curb their spirit when their a teenager, show them who will tell who what to do. I dont have the talent with younger ones. Middle schoolers are the worst of them all.

Jonathan Locke
22 Mar 05,, 00:58
Nah, you can curb their spirit when their a teenager, show them who will tell who what to do. I dont have the talent with younger ones. Middle schoolers are the worst of them all.


Hahahaha, i teach an eigth grade class in the afternoon. They really are wort than my college students (i dont even want to know how bad it is for the high school teachers) :biggrin:

Veni Vidi Vici
22 Mar 05,, 01:00
Hahahaha, i teach an eigth grade class in the afternoon. They really are wort than my college students (i dont even want to know how bad it is for the high school teachers) :biggrin:

I help coach a debate team at a local highschool, there pretty good kids.

8th graders!! :eek: :eek: Hope you have a good supply of holy water.

Bill
22 Mar 05,, 07:24
"I really just wana live life in the moment. I mean once you've died your dead and thats that. I want to live life on the edge... play living risk. Life sucks if you life by social impositions.


Other then that... just to avoid Kids at all cost"

Man, and i thought i dug ya before. :)

Jonathan Locke
23 Mar 05,, 00:03
I help coach a debate team at a local highschool, there pretty good kids.

8th graders!! :eek: :eek: Hope you have a good supply of holy water.



Yeah VVV, but i bet that the kids that join the debate team are not the regular, drugged-up, lazy, hyperactive high schoolers, they are probably, intelligent and educated kids.

Well, i teach a Social Studies afternoon class for Eight Graders that have bad grades or struggle with the subject. Mostly, i just allow them to to debates and discussions, they already get enough homework from all their regular teachers :)

Avenger
23 Mar 05,, 04:23
I help coach a debate team at a local highschool, there pretty good kids.

8th graders!! :eek: :eek: Hope you have a good supply of holy water.

Yeah, I student taught 8th graders once. Scarier than leatherface in Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Energetic little beasties too.

As for me, I want to make the transition from doctorate and multiple national awards for my research into professional success not through the normative career path in my field of teaching college but rather through business success. We're struggling right now, but possibly on the brink of lining up a major strategic partner that could really help us (we meet with them for the fifth time Thursday--my only fear is that they'll try to absorb us, as we have really cool software prototypes, but they're the ones with the market success and big bucks right now). Anyway, if we can scrape through to product launch, I'll be a modestly living millionnaire, and our software really is pretty cool; it could change education in our field worldwide. (I don't specify too much because I do tend to launch into diatribes against the Muslim morons, such that at least one of them that I helped get deported back to Jordan a few months ago surely would want to kill me if he could--evidently not with his bare hands, though.)

Avenger
25 Mar 05,, 02:15
Yeah, I student taught 8th graders once. Scarier than leatherface in Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Energetic little beasties too.

As for me...

Update for anyone here who considers me sort of a friend (I hope a few), and heck, maybe anyone who doesn't: we just sealed a major deal today, and your buddy Avenger just became a multi-millionnaire. Yippee!

:tongue:

Veni Vidi Vici
25 Mar 05,, 02:21
Update for anyone here who considers me sort of a friend (I hope a few), and heck, maybe anyone who doesn't: we just sealed a major deal today, and your buddy Avenger just became a multi-millionnaire. Yippee!

:tongue:

Yay, since your now rich you wana FedX a case of beer to all your friends? :biggrin:

Julie
25 Mar 05,, 02:22
Update for anyone here who considers me sort of a friend (I hope a few), and heck, maybe anyone who doesn't: we just sealed a major deal today, and your buddy Avenger just became a multi-millionnaire. Yippee!

:tongue:Multi-millionaire you say? Oh yes, I'm definitely your friend. :biggrin:

Avenger
25 Mar 05,, 02:26
Yay, since your now rich you wana FedX a case of beer to all your friends? :biggrin:

Hey, darlins (including Julie), watch out--I might just do it. But not right now, since that money is not yet liquid.

Jonathan Locke
25 Mar 05,, 02:28
Update for anyone here who considers me sort of a friend (I hope a few), and heck, maybe anyone who doesn't: we just sealed a major deal today, and your buddy Avenger just became a multi-millionnaire. Yippee!

:tongue:


What deal? Because im getting in to that business and quit teaching :biggrin:



BTW, im with VVV on the whole FedEx'ing cases of beer, i like Dos Equis

Julie
25 Mar 05,, 02:30
Yay, since your now rich you wana FedX a case of beer to all your friends? :biggrin:I gave up drinkin' years ago, but if you're FedXing....just surprise me. :)

Veni Vidi Vici
25 Mar 05,, 02:52
I gave up drinkin' years ago, but if you're FedXing....just surprise me. :)

:eek: But not smoking?

Julie
25 Mar 05,, 02:58
:eek: But not smoking?Unfortunately, no. Quit a couple of times, once for almost 2 years. Then along came my little "hellion child", and I started back, and have been at it every since.

Veni Vidi Vici
25 Mar 05,, 03:43
Unfortunately, no. Quit a couple of times, once for almost 2 years. Then along came my little "hellion child", and I started back, and have been at it every since.

You can do it. I have faith in you. Hell, you can have kids... You can do anything. :)

Gio
25 Mar 05,, 08:15
:redface: I know.... I'm a dirty heathen, my parents never let me forget it.



I'm just not good with kids. Can't stand the little demons until they get to be about 16.
hahahahaha! I feel exactly the same. Annoying little...

Lickenmueller
25 Mar 05,, 14:49
dumme Diskussion. zeigt der amerikanischen Frau im schlechten Licht.

Bill
25 Mar 05,, 16:31
Freundlich geschlossen fucck up herr jungerman.

Donka.

Avenger
25 Mar 05,, 19:36
What deal? Because im getting in to that business and quit teaching :biggrin:



BTW, im with VVV on the whole FedEx'ing cases of beer, i like Dos Equis

That's sort of what I did, got out of (college) teaching about four years ago. But starting a business such as mine is a perilous thing. Only after we pull the final elements of this deal together over the next few weeks will we really be even solvent. But from now on, our success should be pretty much assured, given the clout of our new friends and their dominant position in a market space that we can gracefully share. And one can drink to that.

Cheers! (The beer will be arriving via UPS. FedEx is too expensive, no matter what their lame commercials claim.)

Veni Vidi Vici
25 Mar 05,, 21:00
dumme Diskussion. zeigt der amerikanischen Frau im schlechten Licht.

Sprechen Sie bitte auf englisch damit wir Dose aller Marke Spaß von Ihnen.

Lickenmueller
26 Mar 05,, 00:54
ja immediately sir.

Veni Vidi Vici
26 Mar 05,, 01:18
Ich bin weiblich.

Lickenmueller
26 Mar 05,, 01:33
very good. are you latin or spanish because way i read name.

Veni Vidi Vici
26 Mar 05,, 01:35
I am American but my mother was hispanic.

Jonathan Locke
27 Mar 05,, 18:41
Ich bin weiblich.


Lets get back to talking english :biggrin:

The Chap
03 Jun 05,, 05:31
Quite. So "Take that Fritz" uns.
Avenger, Sir! Enjoy! It isn't quite as bad as folk wish it were. Do an odd bit for charity 'tho. Then go apeshit. Do not at any cost neglect the vitamins: drugs, cars, top bint and offshore banking. :) :biggrin:

Hogzilla
03 Jun 05,, 14:32
Still searching for a goal in life actually :S
But really for the time being me gonna do loads of things to reciprocate the love and the hardships my parents had gone thru for me and my siblings... I also believe in short term goals..the happiness these will amount to when i leave this planet.. :)