Monday, December 8, 2008

Things I've Done

I totally stole this off this blog: . 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.


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! :)