Thursday, January 8, 2009

Everything you never wanted to know

I saw this 99 things list over at Kiss My Pink Tiara and thought it would be kind of fun.

Here's the rule: Bold the things you've done & post on your blog!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
(singing counts, right)
4. Visited Hawaii (came home to Guam and asked Dad why we didn’t move to Hawaii instead)
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyworld
8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris (best trip ever!)
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning (Not a fun way to spend your honeymoon!)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France (Who goes to Paris and doesn’t see the Mona Lisa?)
20. Slept on an overnight train
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 (Hahahahahahaha...right.)
32. Been on a cruise (Thanks, Grandma and Grandpa!)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community (worst Black Friday EVER!)
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (satisfaction with what you have is a choice)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (Not on actual rocks, though. Hello? That’s dangerous!)
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke (This will never happen. Ever.)
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
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. (We visited it but the line was too long.)
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 (Nope, but I ‘owned’ one once. A very cool gift from my Aunt Jo)
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (This involves needles, right? Yeah, that’s what I thought.)
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp (Very sobering and thought provoking)
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (I’m sentimental, what can I say?)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar (And promptly spilled it all over my lap. Those little suckers are hard to clean up!)
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 (But no Prince William. Sigh.)
77. Broken a bone
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
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year's Eve
86. Visited the White House (Well, not exactly ‘visited’. We stood outside the wrought iron fence and took pictures. That counts, right?)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox (They popped up the day of a big trip to Busch Gardens. I went anyway with strict instructions not to touch anyone. Wonder how many people came home from BG with the chicken pox?)
89. Saved someone’s life
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 (Um, who doesn’t these days?)
99. Been stung by a bee (Not just any old bee, either - a boonie bee. Those little devils sit in the sleepy grass and just wait for you. Stupid boonie bees.)

Going through the list kind of made me want to start one of those 'Life Lists' of things I want to do in my lifetime. I'll have to give it some thought, but here are a few things off the above list for starters.

Give more than I can afford to charity
Watch a lightning storm at sea (Doesn't this sound beautiful?)
Run a Marathon (Maybe not a marathon, but definitely a 5K)
Ride in a gondola in Venice
See a total eclipse
See Niagara Falls in person
Visit the birthplace of your ancestors
See the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
See Old Faithful geyser erupt
Buy a stranger a meal at a restaurant
See the Sistine Chapel in person.
Kiss in the rain
Start a business
Take a martial arts class
Visit Russia
Serve at a soup kitchen (Ashamed that I haven't done this already)
Fly in a helicopter
See the Grand Canyon in person
Walk in Jerusalem
Save someone’s life
Sit on a jury
Join a book club
Have a baby

No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails