Thursday, January 22, 2009

99 Things Meme

Things you’ve already done: bold = 44
Things you want to do: italicize = 18
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 band. (In Elem School, I played the flute)
4. Visited Hawaii.
5.Watched a meteor shower.
6. Given more than you can afford to charity.
7. Been to Disneyland/world.
8. Climbed a mountain. (not a major mountain, though)
9. Held a praying mantis.
10. Sang a solo. (unless karaoke counts, no)
11. Bungee jumped.
12. Visited Paris.
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch. (my mom taught me the basics of knitting when I was a kid but probably 90% of what I know now was self-taught)
15. Adopted a child.
16. Had food poisoning. (And caused food poisoning for the local neighborhood children. Don't boil lemonaide in a copper-bottomed kettle. Lesson learned.)
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.
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 a gondola in Venice. (I was in Venice and offered a gondola ride and turned it down...)29. Seen a total eclipse. (I think so...I remember a school project around the eclipse but not much else)
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. (Italy - check. England - not yet, unless the Heathrow Airport counts.)
35. Seen an Amish community.
36. Taught yourself a new language. (Um, I'm not fluent or anything but I've tried multiple times.)
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 in person.
41. Sung Karaoke. (like a million times)
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. (is this really something people "want" to do?)
47. Had your portrait painted. (Actually it was drawn with pencil, does that count?)
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.
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. (Does a food bank count?)
61. Sold Girl Scout cookies.
62. Gone whale watching.
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.
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy.
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial.
71. Eaten Caviar. (in sushi)
72. Pieced a quilt. (a 3x3 quilt in 6th grade... I'd like to do something a little larger though!)
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. (does a sprained ankle count? I had to wear a cast...)
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. (hmmm...famous swimmers, yes)
92. Joined a book club.
93. Lost a loved one.
94. Had a baby.
95. Seen the Alamo in person.
96. Swum in the Great Salt Lake.
97. Been involved in a law suit. ("involved" like married to a lawyer?)
98. Owned a cell phone.
99. Been stung by a bee.



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