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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 06:11 PM
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How long do you want to live?
And by "live" I mean "live." You can walk, pee, have sex, eat food that tastes good, etc...

Me? If I could do that until I'm 150, that would be nice. But I'm not holding my breath.
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sammytko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 06:17 PM
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1. At least 100
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 06:23 PM
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2. Halley's Comet comes back a couple months after my 100 birthday. That's a start.
That's my biggest milestone at the moment.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 06:55 PM
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3. My Dad dies at 64, my brother died this year at 64 my Mom at 92
I think 84 is a good compromise.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 10:11 PM
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21. nope
Edited on Sun Nov-27-11 10:11 PM by Skittles
stick with 95 - your dad and bro died too young and 95 is the youngest your mom would want for you :D

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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 06:55 PM
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4. As long as I can have all those things, my dear Taverner...
My parents are still alive and living independently and they're in their 90's! :wow:

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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 07:14 PM
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5. Awesome! Live well! Live hard! Live happy!
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mysuzuki2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 07:16 PM
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6. For fucking ever!
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 07:19 PM
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7. To be a vampire...
Watch the fall of Rome like Marius did, watch the transition of New Orleans from French to American like Lestat and Louis did - the context that it would give so many...

You just have to like drinking blood...


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mysuzuki2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 07:23 PM
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10. I don't know, I'm a vegetarian. What are my options?
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 07:28 PM
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11. Electric Company did feature Morgan Freeman as a Vegetable Vampire so...
Hell, I guess anything's possible!

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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 06:07 PM
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34. Yeah, me too. Guess I would make a very good vampire. n/t
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 07:20 PM
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8. One day longer than anyone that hates me.
Don't even know if such a person exists, however, so the statement is somewhat flawed.
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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 07:21 PM
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9. until it's not fun anymore
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oneshooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 07:31 PM
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12.  I want to live long enough to be a burden on my children!!!
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 07:40 PM
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13. Only as long as I "can walk, pee, have sex, eat food that tastes good, etc."
Plus about 1 week so I can say adios to everyone I love and finalize my will.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 07:41 PM
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14. But that is living, no?
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 07:52 PM
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16. That is living, yes!
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dimbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 07:45 PM
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15. 14 or 15 lusters. After that life loses its glow. n/t
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 07:58 PM
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17. 1,000 years or more!
:)
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 08:07 PM
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18. If it was just me I'd have trouble losing everyone.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 08:50 PM
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19. I am now 72 and I would like to live at least another 20 years. n/t
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 03:19 PM
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30. Here's to another 30.
:toast:
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 06:06 PM
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33. Thanks. Be nice to make it to another 30. n/t
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 09:36 PM
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20. I'd say "only as long as it's fun"
But it hasn't really been that for about 50 years now.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 10:12 PM
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22. the longest I can and still have my marbles
and NO DIAPERS
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 10:35 PM
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23. til I quit having nightmares and my dreams come true.
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GReedDiamond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 11:38 PM
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24. As long as it takes to get it right...
...as in, correct, as close to "perfect" as possible.

Whatever that means.

It may take some time...
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HeiressofBickworth Donating Member (25 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 12:18 AM
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25. How long?
Way back in the 60's, I saw an interview with Adela Rogers St. John (journalist, novelist) who was asked the same question. She said she would like to live long enough to see how it all turns out.

Loved that quote -- never forgot it.
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AllenVanAllen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 04:48 AM
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26. 600 years.

that would be good enough for me.


"God, it's great to be alive. It takes the skin right off my hide, to think I'll have to give it all up someday." ~ Daniel Johnston


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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 04:53 AM
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27. 68.
No lie. That's all I want. It's a move up...I never wanted to see 40 growing up.
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LNM Donating Member (538 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 03:07 PM
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29. One day more or less than my husband.
We just read an obit where the husband died 4 days after his beloved wife. We both agreed that that would be the way to go.
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SecularMotion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 03:55 PM
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31. Until the credits roll
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 04:02 PM
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32. I don't know about the sex part but 80 is nice number
Once the health starts going and my kids are grown I am going to start smoking again. I miss it so. Then a nice drunken "fall" should speed the inheritance along. No need to linger. Kids are grown when I'm 67. Any time after that the smoking and falling plan goes into effect, especially if my wife is gone.
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pink-o Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 06:45 PM
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35. When I was about 28, I decided to shoot for a lifespan of 100.
I've done a whole lot to stay healthy--I mean, over the years everything I've learned about nutrition and exercise has been validated by experts, and I'm an Ashkenazi Jew, and long life is in the genes. So all systems go, right?

However...now that I'm 3 years away from my 60th and 40 more years is totally feasible, I'm starting to re-think this whole concept! I don't think I can afford myself after age 85, I have seriously no money and can't stop working for a long, long time. Yikes! Don't know if my brain is gonna be able to last as long as my body anyway, so I'll probably get fired from any job I attempt after a certain age.

The moral of my story: be careful what you wish for!
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 07:25 PM
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36. I'd like to see my children grow up and have children -
as an older mom that's a big wish ... but most of all I'd like them to both live much longer than me. Could not bear losing them.
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