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22 July 2008

What are three things you want to have accomplished by the time you are 65 years old?
-expanded my family
-published a book
-travelled the world
posted by Miko 22 July | 13:38
- Retirement
- A beach house or something close to it
- Retirement
posted by JanetLand 22 July | 13:55
- total media domination
- gotten a phone call from Stockard Channing at 3am, weeping and begging me to get back with her
- have my dolphinarium be the centerpiece of my living room
posted by Lipstick Thespian 22 July | 14:00
-- be published.
-- have a fantastic place that is my home.
-- be able to take week long vacations involving alcoholic beverages and eating food outdoors while reading trashy novels whenever I choose.
posted by sperose 22 July | 14:03
1. Be a primary author/editor of a textbook in my field
2. Inspire lots of students to hopefully go on and do greater things than me
3. Not fuck up our kid too much (just a bit, because you know, that's what kids are for)
posted by gaspode 22 July | 14:11
1. Raising a child (my own or someone else's)
2. Having a vacation home
3. Dealing with mortality
posted by rmless2 22 July | 14:23
1. Drive my enemies before me.
2. Hear the lamentations of their men.
3. Buy a house.
posted by mygothlaundry 22 July | 14:39
-- Have enough in my 401K to live on.
-- Beach house would be nice (provided they build a high-speed train from here to the Jersey Shore).
-- Grandkids maybe but I'm holding my breath on that one.

Those sound so bland and unambitious. I find myself with a real lack of ambition lately. I've reached every goal that I had for myself -- school/career/marriage/house/raising our kid -- and I haven't really found anything new to strive for. I'm not complaining, far from it, but I'm not sure how to deal with being happy.
posted by octothorpe 22 July | 14:45
-To be 25 again.
-To have lived to 75.
-To stop setting unattainable goals for myself.
posted by Hellbient 22 July | 14:48
1. I just want to finish my nap without a lotta rugrats banging around down there.

2. Could you put a muzzle on those kids, I'm trying to get something accomplished here!

3. Aw, facryinoutloud, I'm coming! Can't anyone do anything for themselves around here?

1. I don't honestly expect to be alive at 65.
2. If I am alive, I'll be working; I don't expect to get much out of Social Security or my nonexistent IRA.
3. I'm not much for accomplishments or milestones: nothing I do is ever finished, and I don't believe in patting myself on the back.
posted by Hugh Janus 22 July | 14:50
posted by By the Grace of God 22 July | 15:34
-Retired from teaching, living someplace fun with Jon (celebrating our 25th anniversary)
-Write lots of books (is a Nobel out of order? : )
-Finally fit in those damn jeans again

(Bonus: travel, adopt some kids, own an apartment/house, still have my teeth...)
posted by Pips 22 July | 15:48
1. I don't honestly expect to be alive at 65.

HJ: Even Bukowski lived into his 70s. Besides, they should have replacement organs by then (I'm counting on it. :)
posted by Pips 22 July | 16:23
1. Raise a kid
2. Pay off the house
3. Start a philanthropic fund
posted by eamondaly 22 July | 16:24
I haven't even decided if I want to live to be 65.
posted by Eideteker 22 July | 16:27
three things I want to have what?
posted by jonmc 22 July | 18:34
1. Surviving the death of my parents because if they are still alive then they will be so ungodly annoying dad yelling really loud, mom telling me to stop looking so old--

2. Organized that fucking amorphous stack of cds that has been sitting in the same place for possibly a year or three.

3. Killed again, the right way this time.
posted by ethylene 22 July | 19:06
1. traveled the world
2. lots of friends
3. lots of money
posted by LoriFLA 22 July | 19:32
You're assuming we're under 65.
posted by tangerine 22 July | 23:05
1) Build a house in the Bahamas
2) have another kid. Shoot, I didn't even realize that I'm broody again.
3) Make something of myself.
posted by dabitch 23 July | 01:29
Publishing a book.
Being settled.
Being my proper weight.
posted by brujita 23 July | 17:00
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