Saturday, November 29, 2008

100 Things Meme

After seeing this at several of my daily stops, what the hey - I'll do it. Yer supposed to bold the things you've done.

1. Started your own blog [uh, yeah, maybe]
2. Slept under the stars [Boy Scout]
3. Played in a band [never learned a musical instrument]
4. Visited Hawaii [but I know Maui Wowee]
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain [not much of one, and a long time ago, but I'm counting it]
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped [are you kidding me?]
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea(from land) [only been to the beach during good weather]
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch [stuff I've taught myself really doesn't qualify as art]
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning [and worshiped the porcelain god]
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables [weeded and watered, too]
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked [if getting a ride from someone you know out in the middle of nowhere after a breakdown occurs counts]
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 [pinhole method]
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset [how could you avoid this?]
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors [depends on how far back ancestors start]
35. Seen an Amish community [and Mennonite and Hutterite]
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David

41. Sung karaoke [like a drunken fool]
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 [daylight beach hours only for me]
46. Been transported in an ambulance [air and ground]
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
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 [I doubt the film a college classmate made counts]
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 [Boy Scouts don't sell them]
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving [jump out of a perfectly good airplane? Moi?]
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check [not for a long time at least]
68. Flown in a helicopter [an old Bell 47, sharing the seat belt on a bench seat with another child. Probably violated all kinds of safety rules and impossible today]
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar [big deal]
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the EvergladesWrestled a gator, too.
75. Been fired from a job [they said it was "laid off," but since I've never been called back....]
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle [by myself, even]
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car [the one car I did buy new was the least reliable I've ever owned]
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper [not as a criminal, thank G_d]
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 [yep]
90. Sat on a jury [only called once so far and knew one of the defendants in a civil case, so I wasn't selected]
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 [small claims?]
98. Owned a cell phone [and who doesn't?]
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day [some took longer than a day, but stuck with it]

It's highly likely that most of the things not done won't ever be - I'm not really into world travel nor being a daredevil much these days.


Earl said...

98. I don't.

Anonymous said...

I used to have a Hawaiian girlfriend if you get my drift. I've never been to the islands either so it was nice to have a 'connection'.

Jerry in Texas said...

This list kinda has a city feel to it, doesn't it? I mean, where is "castrated a hog" or "gutted a deer"?