Friday, November 28, 2008

Things I've Done

Last seen at The Miss Rumphius Effect. She says she got it from Libby. You are welcome to play and pass it on if you like. The things I have done are in bold [with some comments.]

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower [I've only seen one shooting star!]

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland

8. Climbed a mountain [I didn't make it all the way to the top, though]

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea [but I've had an ocean-side view of a hurricane]

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch [glass-etching]

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty [been in it, but not up it - renovations were going on when I was there]

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train [I was on an overnight boat ferry]

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort [I always got too tired before getting very far!]

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon [I ran a 1-mile fun-run when I was a teenager]

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run [a double is the best I can really hope for]

32. Been on a cruise [thanks to my parents for taking me when I was young]

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors [depends on how far back we're talking. One great-grandmother was born in a country house just a few miles south of where I grew up. But I'e never been to the "home country" of any of relatives not born in the US.]

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo's David

41. Sung karaoke [but only with the on-demand feature of my TV while folding laundry]

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight [and tripped over a baby coconut tree!]

46. Been transported in an ambulance [I guess that's how I got to the hospital when I got hurt the 1st weekend in college, but maybe it was a station wagon - hmmm.]

47. Had your portrait painted [not painted, but drawn by my sister at least twice that I know of]

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris [only part-way up]

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie [guess home-movies don't count...]

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies [more than I care to remember!]

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving [not at all interested!]

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp [I have too vivid an imagination to want to do this]

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy [my dog Waggles is in the basement now]

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar [but I was too young to remember - will have to try again]

72. Pieced a quilt [I keep wanting to do this.]

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job [does being laid-off count - job reductions due to budget cuts]

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London [I've seen the Guards, just not the changing part]

77. Broken a bone [no but a torn ligament takes longer to heal.]

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper [growing up in a small town made this easy]

85. Read the entire Bible [I think I made it all the way through the Old Testament, and I've read at least the first 6 books of the New Testament.]

86. Visited the White House [just from the street]

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating [catching fish is the closest I've come, but I wouldn't even touch them to take them off the hook.]
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life [I was a lifeguard and am thankful that yelling at people was the most I ever had to do. I did once ride in the back of a vehicle with a kid we thought might have a severe back injury - she turned out ok (whew)]

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

100. Read an entire book in one day [or in one night!]

I think that is 42 out of 100, but I'm too tired to try and count again!


Tricia said...

These lists are so much fun to read. I was a lifeguard and did pull someone out of the water and administered CPR. Not fun, though she did survive.

Thanks for sharing!

sister AE said...

Thanks for the idea.