Thursday, December 4, 2008

My very full life

This was fun for me. I stole this list from someone's blog, and then put the things I did in italics. I was happy that I experienced just over 42% of these things. (Why are there 99?) Although, I'm not shooting for 100%. Some of these things I won't feel bad if I never do, like buy a new car, or get stung by a bee.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland (But only if DisneyWORLD counts)
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train (The sleeping part is a bit iffy)
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
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
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (I'm glad the person who wrote this list was smart enough to use satisfied rather than happy)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke
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 (In Fiji no less)
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 (Although I almost didn't go to the top because I'm too cheap. Luckily Kevin was smart enough to go all the way)
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
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (Does selling bookmarks on the corner count?)
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 (I tried, but my iron was too low, and I've been using that excuse ever since)
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
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar (And liked it!)
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 Guards in London
77. 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 (Numerous times. I come from a small town)
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
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake (The swimming is a bit iffy. Does standing in the water holding your nose count?)
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee


Blogger Lark said...

I have 34 years on you. And we have done many of the same things on this list. We maybe should have but didn’t do them together. 96. When I swan in the Great Salt Lake the water was deep enough to swim and float in. 91.Who were your famous people? Mine were Vincent Price and Charlton Heston, before they were dead. And some things I did ages earlier so they my have been very different places. The first time I 73-Stood in Times Square was 30 years before you were born, the second time was 4 years before I was married. We both 76- Saw the Changing of the Guards in London when we were about 22 years old.

You have done 4 things I have not done. But I have done 19 things you have yet to do.

Such as: 33-Seen Niagara Falls in person (twice.) 38-Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person. 40-Seen Michelangelo's David.42-Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt. 49-Seen the Sistine Chapel in person. 61-Sold Girl Scout Cookies. 69-Saved a favorite childhood toy. 70-Visited the Lincoln Memorial. 79-Seen the Grand Canyon in person. 81-Visited the Vatican. 99-Been stung by a bee.

90-Does jury duty count if I spent all day and was dismissed because I knew a police man personally?

It is interesting that the writer of the questions has included five things in Italy. Two of those are similar after all the Sistine chapel is in the Vatican. And three things about Paris. When you visited Paris did you climb the Eiffel Tower, and see the Mona Lisa? I’m guessing the questions came from his own experiences. You could write a better list. 100. Taught school in Fiji?

7:04 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

I saw you in a movie about a "Woom Companion" or something.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Mikey said...

done: 1, 2, 3(school),5, 7, 8, 9, 16, 18, 20(a little tylenol pm works wonders for those train rides!) 21, 23, 24, 30, 33, 36(Kinda.... MTC!), 37, 39, 41(it is all over in China!), 42, 52, 53, 54, 56 (go to Mutianyu section instead of badalin! Little further from Beijing, but much better!), 58 (but I did not take it too long), 64, 75, 77, 84, 85, 87 (while... helped out anyway... turkey on Trek), 88, 93, 98 and 99 (it was actually a wasp... stupid wasp!)

8:59 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

I'm at just over 56%... Most shameful? Bounced a check in 10th grade. Most awesomey? Hitch-hiked (a 3 hour drive in Guatemala no less, all the way to Guatemala City). Most wanting to do? Africa. Definitely.

2:23 PM  

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