Friday, January 23, 2009

Have You Ever?

Here's a little ditty going around the blogosphere. You are supposed to highlight the things you have done, and supposedly this is a list of things that people should do in life before they die. Or something like that. Either way, I think things like this are fun, even if I do not like someone telling me what I need to do to be fulfilled. Let's have some fun! The stuff in red is the stuff I have done.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (My brother says I couldn't carry a tune in a bucket with a lid on it. Nuff said.)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/ world (WooHoo! Done both!)
8. Climbed a mountain (Does a hill count? Of course, our hills would be mountains to someone in, say, Kansas!)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo (See number 3)
11. Bungee jumped (No, thanks. Rubber bands break.)
12. Visited Paris (Does Paris in Vegas count?)
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea(Gee, that sounds safe.)
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning (while driving to Spokane, no less)
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(No, thank you, I choose to live)
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb (and subsequently was butted in the bum by the lamb's mom)
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(Can I count a dinner cruise?)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors(Ballard, yes. Norway and Sweden, no.)
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied(It never should take money to be truly satisfied. We're broke, but I am satisfied.)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke(With a group. And I had had a few glasses of wine. Need I remind you of number 3?)
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(no, but those caricature guys are pretty good...)
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/ snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie (But I have been in a few commercials!)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served in a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout cookies(Oh, but I have bought my fair share...)
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood/ platelets
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(And my kids are mad that I won't let them play with it.)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
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. Been to 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(No, but there's a great story about when my Dad used to butcher chickens.)
88. Had chickenpox(Twice!)
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury(No, but I really want to!)
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 lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone(who hasn't?)
99. Been stung by a bee

OK, if you want to, play along! Have fun!


Anonymous said...

Cute answers - check out mine! ;)

TheOldestStudent said...

What?! You've never held a praying mantis?! What kind of insane life do you lead?! :-)haha. I've held one though, that probably doesn't surprise you...