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  1. Swim with Sharks!

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    Swam with sharks :-) Manly Sea Life World – swam in the tank with half a dozen grey nurse sharks.

  2. Sail the seas

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    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

  3. Get a Motorcycle

    Learn to Ride a Motorbike and Get My License! Mid life crisis item or WHAT?!?! Lol

  4. Learn to dance

    Properly – not like an epileptic Peter Garrett…

  5. Complete a Triathlon

    Notice a sports/fitness trend here?

  6. Learn a foreign language

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    Ok French it is – any native French speaker want to help me with practice conversation?

  7. Horseback Riding Adventure

    One of the “Man From Snowy River” camping-out style rides over at least several days. Proper adventure type shit.

  8. Tell 3 friends how I really feel about them…

    while sober!

  9. Build a plane

    Yeah seriously http://www.supermarineaircraft.com/

  10. 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/

  11. Fly in a Hot Air Balloon

    This one should be pretty easy really

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Learn to Fly

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    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.

  15. Swim with a whale shark in WA

    Those things are massive!

  16. Parachute jump

    Gotta be crazy to jump out of a perfectly serviceable aircraft…

  17. 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

  18. Drive a V8 Supercar

    Gotta be a Ford though

  19. Hike the Kokoda Track

    2013?

  20. Motorbike Adventure Through Vietnam

    Blame “Top Gear” for this one – great episode

  21. Random Travel

    Pack your bags and set off for a random location with no itinerary planned at all

  22. Live in a different country for at least 6 months

    ???

  23. Go on a romantic getaway

    Paris? Venice?

  24. Visit Paris

    This seems to have tied in with #24 – might need some thought…

  25. See the Pyramids at Giza

    Do they let you climb them?

  26. Visit Jordan

    I want to see all those historic sites you see in movies like Indiana Jones and Lawrence of Arabia. Petra in Jordan etc.

  27. White Water Rafting in Tasmania

    Adventure stuff

  28. Climb Mt Killimanjaro

    Easier than Everest ;-)

  29. Cycle through Thailand

    Or somewhere in SE Asia off the beaten track…

  30. Visit Machu Picchu

    Visit Machu Picchu and the Inca trail in South America

  31. Visit China

    Visit the Great Wall of China, built by Emperor Nasi Goreng to keep the rabbits out

  32. 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…

  33. La Tomatina

    La Tomatina – MASSIVE Food fight in Spain!

  34. Run With The Bulls

    Yeah this one actually scares me a bit – could get seriously hurt or die…

  35. Oktoberfest

    Oktoberfest! Last September until the first weekend in October

  36. Northern Lights

    See the Aurora Boreallis / Aurora Australis – either one, don’t care.

  37. Appear as an extra in a movie or TV Show

    I haven’t done this yet, fat finger bumped the button

  38. 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!!!

  39. Fly a Tiger Moth

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    Done it! Went for a joy flight in a vintage DH82 Tiger Moth at Luskintyre :-)

  40. Swim with Dolphins

    Kangaroo Island January 2012

  41. 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

  42. 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!

  43. Brew My Own Beer

    This should be easy

  44. Fly in a Seaplane

    Fly in a seaplane – preferably a PBY CatalinaThere’s only one in Australia – looking for contacts at HARS…

  45. 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.

  46. 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… :-)

  47. 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.

  48. Experience a total solar eclipse

    Total Eclipse observed in Cairns, Qld on 14th November 2012. AMAZING!

  49. Complete Tough Mudder

    Any other Tough Mudders out there? Finished yesterday – AWESOME!

  50. Project 365

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    Well I’ve finished it. I’ve taken a photo every day for a year Early start

  51. 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.

  52. Get Married in Vegas by Elvis

    The only thing cooler than getting hitched in Vegas is getting Elvis to perform the ceremony

  53. 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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