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I've always been meaning to....3 things...:-)
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simona



Joined: 11 Mar 2005
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Location: israel

PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Chicago Bear"]:
1. Serve as ambassador to a country that has really good food.

I'm sure, dear CB you didn't have Israel in mind with your point 1. wish.
But I can assure you that Israel has today wonderful food, a great variety of cuisines ( haute cuisine too) , quite sophisticated. And of course also the everyday food which is delicious. And I'm quite a good cook too ( or so say my clients)
In addition to it's very good food, there are the beaches, the holy places, usually nice weather ( except July -August, but that's the time Ambassors go home for holidays anyhow), non- stop action (we are the most popular item on world TV), bombs and suicide bombers, some small and some big wars, good wine ...in short, never a dull moment. Paradise for Ambassadors!!
No real baseball though...
Jerusalem is waiting for you!!! Try us!!!

No more war, more food-loving Ambassadors!!!
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charlsy



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) Learn to speak Russian (my vocabulary so far consists of goodday, goodbye, thank you, yes, no and moron ! enough to get by according to my russian ex-sister in law)
2) Learn how to make a pot out of a lump of clay
3) maybe learn japanese and hebrew !
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simona



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could help you with the hebrew .
Maybe togther with CB, if he decided to choose Israel as his destination as an Ambassador...


Now more war, more hebrew speakers, so maybe people could understand better....On second thought, understanding arabic and persian could be more enlightening...
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charlsy



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By all means do ! Though hebrew lessons by email would be quite a feat ! unless you have a webcam ! Very Happy
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harpospeaking



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm actually proud to say that I accomplished my three things for 2006:

learn ballet
learn to swim different strokes
start exercising

I have no idea what goals to plan for 2007. Maybe to take an art class?
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charlsy



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You actually learned ballet in one year ? Whoah !!!My hat off to you ! I took lessons for 13 years and still felt pretty amateurish !
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emilyj



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this thread- I have always been meaning to:

1) Learn to speak more than 2 languages fluently
2) Live in Europe
3) Go to South America and Africa

I know, I know, I cheated and put two for the last one but I couldn't decide Confused
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madameshawshank



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A young woman I know plans to have lived in all the continents by the time she's 30.

Can anyone out there ice skate? This is sort of on the agenda for next year....basic lessons...then? ah, the Winter Olympics I would imagine!
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gisele



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ooo...I just thought of another after reading the comment about ballet...

2) Take up ballroom dancing...again

I did ballet for a year, I found it very difficult...considering they put me straight into the third grade when I knew nothing of the basics! Did all right though, enough to be able to dance in the end of year recital, but I don't remember much of it.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tango
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Donna



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a thought for this thread:

What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?

I love the idea of this - how many things do we NOT attempt because of fear of failure?

I would:

1. Move to France - and figure out how to support myself once I got there.

2. Volunteer to foster teen agers.

3. Swim the English Channel.

Makes me feel rather cowardly to look at this list. Crying or Very sad
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gingerpale



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Donna, would you attempt any of the 3 if you were 99% sure you would not fail?

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gisele



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

madame - i love doing the tango, it's such a fantastic dance full of such awesome emotion and strength. I've done several different tangoes, and I have loved every single one of them Very Happy
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gisele



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Donna - selling the jewellery i have made and make in my spare time...
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Debbie



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, only 3.... tough one. In no particular order

1. Take up singing again (sitting here listening to swoon and singing the arias - poor neighbours are probably asking when the crazy woman is going to stop! Laughing ) and go back to a singing teacher who can really make me work!

2. Make the time to take more photos and paint/draw a major piece for display in our home

3. Perfect my french and not use so much slang (copied from French friends and shopkeepers etc that I talk to.... bad habit Embarassed )

4. (because 3 is a necessity) actually sit still for more than 5 seconds and knit something... Took lessons last year and have not had time to practice.

Charlsy, you had me laughing so hard.... The only words in Irish Gaelic that I can remember are swear words - which I didn't use once - so heavens knows why they are in my head alone! Ther person who taught me the words also told me that was all I needed for any conversation... maybe a conversation that leads to a bar brawl, but I don't think any civilised conversation would include them.. Laughing
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