Run a Marathon
Swim with Sharks!
Swam with sharks Manly Sea Life World – swam in the tank with half a dozen grey nurse sharks.
Sail the seas
Last year I worked on the replica HMB Endeavour for 7 days sailing from Townsville to Cairns – AWESOME!http://blog.briangrinter.com/?tag=hmb-endeavour
Get a Motorcycle
Learn to Ride a Motorbike and Get My License! Mid life crisis item or WHAT?!?! Lol
Learn to dance
Properly – not like an epileptic Peter Garrett…
Finished my first marathon, a little under 5 hours
Complete a Triathlon
Notice a sports/fitness trend here?
Learn a foreign language
Ok French it is – any native French speaker want to help me with practice conversation?
Horseback Riding Adventure
One of the “Man From Snowy River” camping-out style rides over at least several days. Proper adventure type shit.
Tell 3 friends how I really feel about them…
Build a plane
Yeah seriously http://www.supermarineaircraft.com/
Write a Novel
Underway – I took part in the National Novel Writers Month last year. The aim is to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. I reached the target but the novel itself isn’t finished. Writer’s block. I should dust it off and finish it.http://www.nanowrimo.org/
Fly in a Hot Air Balloon
This one should be pretty easy really
Learn to Ski
Been skiing once – years ago. Wasn’t really good at it, should go again, want to get top to bottom without falling on my arse 50 times.
Write an iPhone App
I’m a programmer, boring business application stuff. It would be nice to write the next Angry Birds, but to just see an app of my own in the App Store would be nice.
Learn to Fly
Did this!As a little kid I wanted to be a pilot. While I didn’t make a career of it, in my early 20s I saved my arse off and learnt to fly. Even learnt to fly aerobatics – loops and rolls and stuff. I haven’t flown in a few years now but once the kids are older I will take it up again.
Swim with a whale shark in WA
Those things are massive!
Gotta be crazy to jump out of a perfectly serviceable aircraft…
Learn to surf
Did I learn to surf? Yeah sort of. Spent the week in Port Stephens with my daughter, went to surf school and learnt to stand on the surf board. That’s a start. She really enjoyed it so we’re going to go again – might even get her a starter surf board
Drive a V8 Supercar
Gotta be a Ford though
Hike the Kokoda Track
Motorbike Adventure Through Vietnam
Blame “Top Gear” for this one – great episode
Pack your bags and set off for a random location with no itinerary planned at all
Live in a different country for at least 6 months
Go on a romantic getaway
This seems to have tied in with #24 – might need some thought…
See the Pyramids at Giza
Do they let you climb them?
I want to see all those historic sites you see in movies like Indiana Jones and Lawrence of Arabia. Petra in Jordan etc.
White Water Rafting in Tasmania
Climb Mt Killimanjaro
Easier than Everest
Cycle through Thailand
Or somewhere in SE Asia off the beaten track…
Visit Machu Picchu
Visit Machu Picchu and the Inca trail in South America
Visit the Great Wall of China, built by Emperor Nasi Goreng to keep the rabbits out
Dawn Service at ANZAC Cove
I’m a bit of a history nut – read everything, especially military history. I want to attend the Dawn Service at ANZAC Cove.Relatively simple except there’s a hitch, at least in my mind. Its INCREDIBLY POPULAR. Watching dick head bogan backpackers on TV yelling “Happy ANZAC Day!” like its New Year’s Eve at ANZAC Cove was incredibly off putting. For that reason I’m hesitant to do this one. If I do, I will probably go some other time of year, or maybe in 2016, after the 100th anniversary when hopefully its quieter.That probably makes me come across as some sort of snob elitist – hardly I live in Blacktown after all! But for me its a solemn occasion and I’d rather remember it as such…
La Tomatina – MASSIVE Food fight in Spain!
Run With The Bulls
Yeah this one actually scares me a bit – could get seriously hurt or die…
Oktoberfest! Last September until the first weekend in October
See the Aurora Boreallis / Aurora Australis – either one, don’t care.
Appear as an extra in a movie or TV Show
I haven’t done this yet, fat finger bumped the button
Run a Half Marathon in under 2 hours
Run a Half Marathon in under 2 hoursLast year I ran the Blackmores Half Marathon in 2hrs 32 sec.Heart wrenching.This year I WILL get under 2 hours!!!
Fly a Tiger Moth
Done it! Went for a joy flight in a vintage DH82 Tiger Moth at Luskintyre
Swim with Dolphins
Kangaroo Island January 2012
Fly an Airliner
When I was a little kid I wanted to be an airliner pilot. I learnt to fly but never made it to the airlines. Next best thing, in 2007 the family bought me a voucher for the B737 simulator at Darling Harbour. We were supposed to do some basics, but once the staff found out that I had a private license, they let me fly circuits at Hong Kong’s old Kai Tak airport – that’s the one where you fly AT the mountain then turn at the last minute to land on the runway. After an hour of that including an engine failure of finals I was sweating – but it was AWESOME
Run the City 2 Surf
Probably for a decade I wanted to do this. Every year we’d get to July – oops too late. Next year.Fast forward to 2008 – I looked in the mirror and didn’t like what I saw. I joined the gym and got a personal trainer. She kicked my arse into gear. I lost nearly 20kg and soon found myself running 10km. Then disaster, found I had a hernia and needed surgery. 2 weeks out from the 2009 City 2 Surf I got the ok to run from the doctor and finished the City 2 Surf! Since then I’ve run 3 and next month is my 4th, I’ve also done 3 half marathons and I’m planning my first marathon!
Brew My Own Beer
This should be easy
Fly in a Seaplane
Fly in a seaplane – preferably a PBY CatalinaThere’s only one in Australia – looking for contacts at HARS…
Keep a Diary or Journal
When I was a kid, my grandfather kept a diary.Everyday he
wrote about the things that happened in his life, and after his death
they provided an amazing window into his life. This was a man born
before the Wright Brothers first flew, who lived through two world wars,
the moon landing and so much more.I wanted to be like him and
keep a diary when I was ten. It lasted about a month. Years later when I
found that journal it gave me an insight into what I was thinking or
doing back then.Well – since 2010 I’ve been keeping a diary everyday. Some of it is mundane “Went to work” but some of it is interesting to flick back and see what I was doing a year ago or more ago.
Drive a Ford Falcon XY GT-HO
In 1971, the year I was born, the Ford Falcon XY GT-HO was the fastest 4 car sedan on the planet and won the Hardie Ferodo 1000 at Bathurst. I’d love to take one for a drive…
Fly in a Lancaster Bommber
Fat Chance. There are two airworthy in the world. One in the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial flight – its maintained and operated by the RAF and the other in Canada.There is one that taxies in the UK – that’ll do.
Experience a total solar eclipse
Total Eclipse observed in Cairns, Qld on 14th November 2012. AMAZING!
Complete Tough Mudder
Any other Tough Mudders out there? Finished yesterday – AWESOME!
Well I’ve finished it. I’ve taken a photo every day for a year
Meet an Astronaut
Ideally I would have liked to meet Neil Armstrong – he was a hero of mine growing up. I know someone who did – was very jealous.Back in 2002 I did get to meet Dr Harrion Schmitt who was the last man on the moon (well actually second last – Gene Cernan climbed in last). He was the only “scientist” (a geologist) who went to the moon and came to Australia to give a series of talks.I hope to at least meet a few others – better hurry up as they aren’t getting any younger.
Get Married in Vegas by Elvis
The only thing cooler than getting hitched in Vegas is getting Elvis to perform the ceremony
See a rocket launch
In the 70s every little boy dreamed of being an astronaut and flying to the moon. Later it became the desire to fly into space in the Space Shuttle. Sadly neither of those came true. The launch of a Space Shuttle would have been the next best thing but even that was hard to arrange with missions postponed etc. and with the retirement of the Shuttle I am quite happy to settle with watching a real rocket launch into space.
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Relaxing weary body after my first marathon!
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J’apprends français, il est bon
Signed up for the Gold Coast Marathon in July – excited! Anyone else doing this event?
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