Sunday, February 1, 2009

Lists, More Lists

In the spirit of posting more than a half dozen times this month, I thought I would start off with this meme. Yes, I did stitch a very little bit on Three Gables at the meeting yesterday. Pictures tomorrow on my second Blogoversary.

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

2. slept under the stars

3. played in a (marching) band (Flute, Piccolo)
4. visited Hawaii
5. watched a meteor shower
6. given more than you can afford to charity
7. been to Disneyland (I hope this counts, because I have no interest in going to Disneyworld)
8. climbed a mountain (for small values of mountain)
9. held a praying mantis
10. sang a solo (Mother Superior, Sound of Music)
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 (several times in New Zealand)
21. had a pillow fight
22. hitch hiked (all the time in college. I didn't learn to drive until I was 23 and married)
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 a gondola in Venice (been to Venice, going again this year, does riding a lot of vaporettos count? No interest in riding an expensive canoe that close to some pretty disgusting water. Log flume rides are more fun. Maybe I could ride a gondola at the Venetian hotel here in Vegas.)
29. seen a total eclipse (both of sun and moon)
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 (England and France, but not Czechoslovakia)
35. seen an Amish community
36. taught yourself a language (oh, man, am I bad at foreign languages. I have a little French, but that's as far as I am planning to go.)
37. had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. seen the leaning tower of Pisa in person -- I might see it sometime, but it's not a goal.
39. gone rock climbing
40. seen Michelangelo’s David in person
41. sung karaoke
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
55. been in a movie (on television a few times, have friends in the business)
56. visited the Great Wall of China (though we might go this summer)
57. started a business (as long as you count a business with no intent to make a profit)
58. taken a martial arts class
59. visited Russia
60. served at a soup kitchen
61. sold Girl Scout cookies
62. gone whale watching (as an adjunct to snorkeling, not just to see whales. Have seen plenty of whales from our house in Hawaii.)
63. gotten flowers for no reason
64. donated blood
65. gone sky diving
66. visited a Nazi concentration camp
67. bounced a check
68. flown in a helicopter love them, love them, love them!!! I'd love to have a pilot's license, but my eyes are way, way too bad.
69. saved a favorite childhood toy
70. visited the Lincoln memorial
71. eaten caviar
72. pieced a quilt
73. stood in Times Square
74. toured the Everglades My husband worked there when we were first engaged.
75. been fired from a job
76. seen the changing of the guard in London. Love London, but don't need to stand around in a huge crowd to see this.
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
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 a couple of Presidents, congresscritters and lots of best selling authors.
92. joined a book club
93. lost a loved one
94. had a baby
95. seen the Alamo in person
96. taken a road trip Too many to count over lots of the US and Europe.
97. been involved in a law suit
98. owned a cell phone
99. been stung by a bee
100. met the love of your life

I've had a great life. There really isn't too much that I want to do that I haven't done, except build a house from the ground up and I am working on that now.


drea_dear said...

Wow! You've done a lot!

BTW, I also didn't learn to drive until after I was married. Glad to know I'm not the only one in the world!


mainely stitching said...

Wow! You should write a book! :D Wanna go to Russia together?

Donna said...

No. 57 made me laugh. Maybe I should adjust my reply?

Anna van Schurman said...

I know there are lots of reasons not to want to go to Disneyworld, but it is a lot nicer than Disneyland. A Lot Nicer. The whole time we were in DL my mother bitched about how much nicer the other parks are. Still, that (1992) was the last time I went to either, so I feel you.

Angela said...

An interesting list.