Monday, December 8, 2008

Things I've Done

I totally stole this off this blog: http://michellesidles.blogspot.com/2008/12/stole-this-list-of-things-done-from.html . However, she gave permission and she stole it from someone else in her turn. Anyway, I thought it was a neat list. It makes me think of all the things I still want to do - and several I have absolutely no desire to do - bungee jumping and sky diving leap to mind.


Things I've Done (In Bold)

1. Started my own blog (is this just to make bloggers feel like we're accomplishing something?)


2. Slept under the stars (growing up we slept outside quite frequently - just threw a sleeping bag on the lawn - we had to keep the dog with us to warn us of bears)


3. Played in a band


4. Visited Hawaii (actually lived there for four years)


5. Watched a meteor shower


6. Given more than I can afford to charity (no, although I'm sure Devin would tell you I do....frequently, lol)


7. Been to Disneyland/world (both, and actually had season passes to Disneyworld three years ago when we lived in Florida)


8. Climbed a mountain (not Mt. Everest, but yeah)


9. Held a praying mantis (offloaded it as quickly as I could, too)


10. Sung a solo


11. Bungee jumped


12. Visited Paris


13. Watched lightning at sea (although in Florida - where 345' is the highest point in the whole state - when the lightning starts, smart people head for the car)


14. Taught myself an art from scratch (not quite sure of this one. Since I've become an adult I've learned wheel-thrown pottery, scrapbooking, and quilting. However, I had help, even if it was only someone knowledgeable to practice with)


15. Adopted a child


16. Had food poisoning


17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (it was closed the only time I've been to New York)


18. Grown my own vegetables


19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France


20. Slept on an overnight train (and in train stations)


21. Had a pillow fight


22. Hitchhiked (hope my parents don't read this one)


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


24. Built a snow fort (growing up in Montana, snow cities would be more accurate - we would have a whole tunnel network under the berms on the edges of the driveway.


25. Held a lamb (raised one for 4-H one year)


26. Gone skinny dipping


27. Run a Marathon


28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice (been to Venice and rode a water bus, but didn't have the money for a gondola ride)


29. Seen a total eclipse


30. Watched a sunrise (mostly on the mornings where I hadn't gone to sleep the night before - saw it over Haleakala Crater on Maui once - talk about on top of the world)


31. Hit a home run


32. Been on a cruise


33. Seen Niagara Falls in person


34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors (I'm a mutt, I think I've visited 2 of the 10+ countries where my ancestors were born)


35. Seen an Amish community (I really want to do this)


36. Taught myself a new language (again, did I sit in a room by myself and learn it by osmosis, no, but I did learn Mandarin Chinese by choice as an adult)


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 (okay, it was New Year's eve - enough said!)


42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt


43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant


44. Visited Africa (in the top ten on my bucket list)


45. Walked on a beach by moonlight


46. Been transported in an ambulance


47. Had my portrait painted


48. Gone deep sea fishing


49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person (was in Rome and saw St. Peters and the Vatican, but no money for the Sistine Chapel unless I gave up food for the day or my bed at the youth hostel that night.


50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris


51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (both, snorkeling is my favorite)


52. Kissed in the rain


53. Played in the mud (did I mention I have boys?)


54. Gone to a drive-in theater


55. Been in a movie


56. Visited the Great Wall of China (another top ten on the bucket list)


57. Started a business (I'd count my stint as a Creative Memories consultant, but it was really just a way to get scrapbooking stuff cheaper for me and my friends)


58. Taken a martial arts class


59. Visited Russia


60. Served at a soup kitchen


61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies


62. Gone whale watching


63. Got flowers for no reason


64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma


65. Gone sky diving


66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp


67. Bounced a check (I was very young...."but how can there be no money, I still have checks")


68. Flown in a helicopter


69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (I can't remember one - all I remember is favorite books - some of which I still have)


70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial


71. Eaten Caviar


72. Pieced a quilt


73. Stood in Times Square


74. Toured the Everglades (can you believe we lived outside Tampa for five years and I never went to 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


79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person (rafting it is another thing on my bucket list)


80. Published a book


81. Visited the Vatican


82. Bought a brand new car


83. Walked in Jerusalem


84. Had my picture in the newspaper


85. Read the entire Bible


86. Visited the White House


87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating


88. Had chickenpox


89. Saved someone’s life


90. Sat on a jury


91. Met someone famous


92. Joined a book club (started two!)


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. Rode an elephant (rode a camel once, though)

For a total of 53 plus a couple near misses.

3 comments:

Devin said...

I got 55 although obviously they are slightly different. I've never bounced a check or gotten chickenpox:)

Donna said...

I saw this meme on Michelle's blog...and just today saw it on 2 others. Looks like fun...might have to try it!

michelle said...

Ooohh VERY well traveled girl! And speaks Mandarin Chinese no less! I think this particular meme is so interesting! :)