Friday, January 9, 2009

Yes, yes, I'm a copycat and a self tagger, and yes, it's after 10. Moving on...

It was a lengthy sidebar trail that led me to this list, but I am shamelessly copying it and not giving credit to the blog I found it on. Since she had linked it back to the person she got it from, who had linked it back to someone else, who get the idea.

The basic idea of it is that you have this lengthy list of fun things here that someone or another has created, and you put the ones that you have done in bold. And in my case do a running commentary on it. It may be my new list of things I should maybe try to do though. I'm a sad, sad, experience-less case it seems. But I've been BUSY! Just not with much on this list apparently. I will have to figure out what the heck I've been doing instead.

1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (I married a drummer though)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/World
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis (um...eewwwwwww. I've taken a picture of one though, and I had to get close to do it...)
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightening at sea (I'm counting watching it from the beach, which is slightly safer)
14. Taught myself an art from scratch (I consider crochet and art. Don't mock me.)
15. Adopted a child (Not yet, but I feel I should get partial credit for having been adopted)
16. Had food poisoning (ohhhhhhh, the MISERY)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables (not since I was little, but I have plans)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked (Dangerous! Shame on you if you have!)
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (sadly no. someday I will have to discuss my inability to prevaricate when it would be useful)
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping (No! I have not! What is wrong with me? This must be changed at once. If the canal out back wasn't so filthy...)
27. Run a Marathon (Not on your life. If God wanted us to run, He would have given us....something other than my legs. Wheels maybe. Yes, wheels.)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice (I really need to get out of the continental United States)
29. Seen a total eclipse (hmmmm. I was told it was a total eclipse. It just wasn't one from my vantage point)
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run (Hah! I can barely hit a ball!)
32. Been on a cruise (*grumble* something else that I must remedy)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community (AND eaten their cheese! Cheeeeese....mmmmmmm)
36. Learned a new language (yes, but not very well)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (HAH!)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (only rappelling. And that only under duress. I don't have a fear of heights, or even of falling, but I definitely have a fear of hitting the ground)
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke (not nearly often enough)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa (only the one at Disney World's Animal Kingdom)
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance (I was all of 7)
47. Had my portrait painted (only sketched)
48. Gone deep sea fishing (not on your life. I don't kill things. Or purposely cause them pain. I happily eat things that other people have killed, but I don't do the dirty work myself)
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (nope, only the top of the mini Eiffel Tower at King's Island in Ohio
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (Nope, I'm a wee bit claustrophobic)
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie (no, I could have been in Little Man Tate as an extra, but, as it was rated PG, my Very Sheltering Mother did not go for it)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (yes, when I was seven I harvested morning glory seeds and sold them to my neighbors. I even decorated the seed packets. And that was the last time I was ever that motivated)
58. Taken a martial arts class (Akido. And let me tell you, I am no good at it. Apparently I don't like to fall down. Also Tai Chi, but FYI you might offend your Tai Chi-loving husband if you tell him that it's easy because it's like a dance)
59. Visited Russia (no, but I know how to say "I love you too" in Russian, although I do not know how to spell it. And how I know that is a long story. I also know "goodbye" thanks to the movie Anastasia)
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (no, I was a Campfire Girl, but we sold cookies too)
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (all the time, baby! I'm O negative. It's nice to be wanted)
65. Gone sky diving (once again, NOT ON YOUR LIFE!)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (saved a few hundred childhood toys?)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar (not really, although technically those little poppy eggs that start with M on the outside of sushi are caviar)
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades (I do live in Florida after all)
75. Been fired from a job (no, but I'm young yet)
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone (I brilliantly slammed a car door into myself, cracking a rib. Lesson? Don't get mad at your mother, no matter how Very Sheltering she is. It doesn't pay)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle (What is with all the questions involving certain death?)
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book (not yet...)
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car (SOMEDAY, my friends, SOME DAY)
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House (no, but I drove by it once)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (See number 48)
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life (my mother keeps popping up in this. And amazingly, yes. Twice)
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby (Had two! 6! 9! Stop! Tangent! Bonus points if you know what that's from)
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit (didn't have to do much besides sign things though. Thank you oh, Insurance Company of Mine. Although you never did let me know if you got back my deductible. Is it possible that you didn't Prevail against the drunk/high insurance-less, license-less gentleman from Orlando?)
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee (and may it never happen. Frantically knocking on wood over here)
100. Rode an elephant

There. As usual I am extremely content now that I've done this. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

1 comment:

Sprite's Keeper said...

My dad is O negative too. They call him before the time limit is up all the time. :-)