Tuesday, 9 December 2008


Taken from Meggie. I promise to bring it back.....

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 - well, um, yeah....

2. Slept under the stars. - Yes, but the crashing noises out in the woods almost drowned out the pleasure of the company I was with.

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii - sorta? Not a burning desire of mine.

5. Watched a meteor shower- I have, in my entire life, only seen two shooting stars. I'd LOVE to see a meteor shower. Maybe I could talk to the person who schedules those things so late?

6. Given more than you can afford to charity - And I'll do it again. Cass rolled over last night from where he was watching tv and said 'Why aren't we sponsoring one of those kids?' To which my not-entirely Christmas-themed mind thought 'Oh, crap.'

7. Been to Disneyland/world - I SO want to take my kids there, too.

8. Climbed a mountain - yes, but it was a foot-trek, not a Sherpa-guide and crampons and so on. Less strenuous, but no less neat.

9. Held a praying mantis. They're cool! They look like old men.

10. Sang a solo (in the shower) Almost every time, usually the old songs I get stuck in my head. Lately it's been Stormy Weather, the Etta James version.

11. Bungee jumped - oh fer chrissake WHY??

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea. Awesome and awe-inspiring.

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch. Cross stitch, although I do it only sporadically.

15. Adopted a child. Would love to do this.

16. Had food poisoning. As a newly-wed. A lovely thing to have in front of your new husband.

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables. Those damned zucchini....

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train. Yes, in both a seat and an overnighter. I lurve trains.

21. Had a pillow fight.

22. Hitch hiked. No. There are certain things I still will not do because my father would find out. And kill me.

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill. - Do kid sicknesses count?

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb. And baby goats, too.

26. Gone skinny dipping. In the Great Lakes. It was lovely. Now I look back on it and wonder why parts of me didn't fall off in that polluted muck. Oh, my poor Lake Michigan...

27. Run a Marathon- are you mad??

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse Yes!!

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset. Too many. (yawns the mom that has two kids that get up at the crack of dawn)

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors - Germany. And Holland. Someday.

35. Seen an Amish community

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 Michelangelo’s David - I would love to go to the Mediterranean...

41. Sung karaoke - and there's a reason I sing in the shower....

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant.

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight.

46. Been transported in an ambulance.

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. Miss these! Love them!

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class - although never liked it, and don't remember much.

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching.

63. Gotten flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy - Sebastian, my first doll.

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar -beyick.

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guard in London

77. Broken a bone - not yet (knocks on everything)

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

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. Two.

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. Yes. Don't anymore - I can't stand the thing.

99. Been stung by a bee - Of course!


Woman in a Window said...

I do know I laughed a lot during the reading of that list but my god woman, that was one long list! I don't remember a thing except bungee jumping. HA!

Anonymous said...

Well.....you are off to a really good start on that list! Keep going!

Unknown said...

I did this one, too. Didn't get the instructions about the italicize. Off to edit!

meggie said...

This is a great meme. I love reading other people's answers.
Good for you! thanks for letting me know, as I really enjoyed your answers.

Major Bedhead said...

I want to know the saving someone's life story.

Great meme. I'm stealing it.

blackbird said...

I'll nick this too, thank you!

Suse said...

You saved someone's life?

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