Thursday, December 18, 2008

ok, I have succumbed to a meme

Things you've already done: bold
Things you want to do: italicize
Things you haven't done and don't want to - leave in plain font

1. Started your own blog.   Though I certainly had inspiration and, overachiever that I am, I now have two!

2. Slept under the stars.  I might have, as a kid, but now.. not in the plan unless there are no other choices.

3. Played in a band.

4. Visited Hawaii.  Loved it, but the trip back was a deal breaker, both times.

5. Watched a meteor shower.

6. Given more than you can afford to charity.  Animals in distress always get to me… A Place to Bark is my weakness.

 7. Been to Disneyland/world. 

 8. Climbed a mountain.   (Unless you count the ungodly hill up to the subway).

9. Held a praying mantis.

10. Sang a solo.  But only when no one can hear me. 

11. Bungee jumped.   Oh not a chance

12. Visited Paris.  Love it, done it several times, would go back any time… anyone want to take me?

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.    From the beach only….seasick at the drop of a …wave.

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch.  Crochet..and I do it "wrong". 

15.  Adopted a child. Unless the dogs and cats in my old age count.

16. Had food poisoning.  

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty.  I was about 9, but did it once.  Now you can’t anymore…not the REAL top.

18. Grown your own vegetables.  I still yearn for those tomatoes

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France.  

20. Slept on an overnight train.  

21. Had a pillow fight.  

22. Hitchhiked.  

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill. If you say you haven’t done this you are lying!

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb.  

26. Gone skinny dipping.

27. Run a marathon.  Surely you jest! Sweat and I are NOT friends.

28. Ridden a gondola in Venice.   

29. Seen a total eclipse.

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset. 
Sunrise, not so often, but sunsets all the time.  See     for      example 

31. Hit a home run.  Again with the sweat!

32. Been on a cruise.  Once was absolutely enough.  Even on a BIG ship I get seasick and I Really don’t do well when heavily scheduled by other people.

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person and rode the Maid of the Mist in one of those sweaty raincoats they pass out.

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors.  Germany, Ireland, England

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language.  I know French, I NEED Spanish

37.Had enough money to be truly satisfied.   Not sure what that is, I haven’t ever been starving, so I can account for the other end of the scale.  

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing.   More sweat, unless we are talking the rocks in Central Park.

40. Seen Michelangelo's David in person.

41. Sung Karaoke.  Quantity, yes, Quality NO!

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt.   

43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant.  I am assuming fast food counts.  I prefer that to giving cash.

44. Visited Africa.  

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight.

46. Been transported in an ambulance.  I have, however, come down a ski hill in a sled pulled by the ski patrol with a bad kneecap.  You don’t sweat much while skiing the way I used to ski.

47. Had your portrait painted.

48. Gone deep sea fishing. Water going up and down.

49. Seen the Sistene chapel in person.  

Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. 

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling.  Both, and snorkeling makes me……..wait for it…..seasick.

52. Kissed in the rain.

53. Played in the mud.

54. Gone to a drive-in theatre. It was in a drive-in on April 15th in 1970 that my then-husband remembered he hadn't yet filed his taxes.  Didn't get to see the end of the movie.

55. Been in a movie.  

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business I don’t think consulting counts exactly. That’s working for yourself, a business, to me, means hiring others.

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout cookies..

62. Gone whale watching. Whoever devised this list originally lived on the beach..

Gotten flowers for no reason.  There is ALWAYS a reason, good, bad, spur of the moment.

64. Donated blood.

65. Gone sky diving.

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp. 

67. Bounced a cheque. And a check too!

68. Flown in a helicopter.  Over Dallas TX.

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy. My dollhouse is still sort of in my possession, though someone else is storing it.

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt.   Not a whole one, but bits and pieces of things.

73. Stood in Times Square.  

74. Toured the Everglades.  

75. Been fired from a job.   Laid off, but not fired.

76. Seen the Changing of the Guard in London.  

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. Read the entire Bible.

86. Visited the White House.

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.  Fish yes, animal no

88. Had chickenpox.

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. Swum in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit.  

98. Owned a cell phone. 

99. Been stung by a bee.


nadine said...

wow. Now, that's quite a list.
I'm with you on the "waves: up and down = very bad thing"

quick. must think of something more solid and Not Moving.
ah, like a quilt. or a dog. (sleeping dog)

blackbird said...

A meme is always good in a pinch!

Nicki said...

I love this list. I never did #23 and I'm not lying.