Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Things I've Done--How About You?

Saw this meme over at FoodforThought.org:

Things I've Done (marked in bold)

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (Consorting with Papists!)
4. Visited Hawaii (every chance I can!)
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo (first time was singing "Let It Be" at the junior high talent show)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris (in 2001--we stayed in an apartment in Montmartre for a week)
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Visited the Statue of Liberty (three times at least!)
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France (didn't get to the Louvre because we had a 4-year-old...)
20. Slept on an overnight train (in India)
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person (in 1981)
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community (also in 1981)
36. Taught yourself a new language (I once spoke German and Japanese, but didn't teach myself)
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 (constantly, in Japan!)
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
46. Been transported in an ambulance (from one hospital to another, when Chris was about to be born)
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (actually, halfway to the top, but we walked!)
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
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
62. Gone whale watching (does it count if I didn't see any?)
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (they won't take my blood because my veins are too small!)
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (sadly, yes, in college!)
68. Flown in a helicopter (over San Francisco Bay with my sister and my friend Jeannette--amazing!!!)
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial (very inspiring--one of the best memorials in DC!)
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle (does a motor scooter count?)
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
85. Read the entire Bible (never from cover to cover)
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chicken pox (and shingles!)
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (Mary Tyler Moore and Al Franken)
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

If you read this and enjoyed it, please leave a comment and let me know which ones of these you have done!

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