Saturday, December 06, 2008

I read this fun meme at Leedra's blog and thought it was fun. The things I have done are in bold.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (school band...)
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 (actually hiked up a mountain)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang/played 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
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (I hope no one from work reads this...)
24. Built a snow fort (Hello! I live in Minnesota!)
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping (Me? Are you kidding?)
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse (both solar and lunar)
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
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David in person
41. Sung karaoke (it wasn't pretty...)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt (kind of stinky if I remember correctly)
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight (with Laura, Susan and Jay in Cape May, an all time favorite memory)
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing (Does Lake Superior big deep water count?)
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 (too many times to count)
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
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (I'm a blood banker)
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (sadly, more than once in my younger days)
68. Flown in a helicopter (a little bitty two-seater in the Black Hills and NEVER again thank you very much)
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
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
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House (From across the street. Does that count?)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (I've caught and cleaned fish)
88. Had chickenpox (shingles too)
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (1. I got a kiss from Harry Chapin after a concert and 2. I sold a bag of candy-circus peanuts- to Marlo Thomas when I worked at Woolworth's in high school)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Made a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake (even I couldn't sink)
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Gotten a speeding ticket (two speeding tickets, in the same place, one week apart)

Looking over my list there's nothing too exciting here. I seem to be a little deficient in the travel department.
Does anyone else want to play?


Leedra said...

Great, I agree with the comment about reporting out when not sick. Specially since I am now a supervisor, sure hope none of my employees see that one. Thought about not making it bold, then thought "what the heck?", that was 35 years ago, even though I still am at the same company. Think I will get in trouble now?

Thanks for taking the challange!

Kallen305 said...

I too have had the shingles. In fact, I have gotten them a few times and it's always in the same spot. Very painful and itchy.

I have played sick too. I call it a mental health day though. Sometimes my brain is too tired to work and it needs to be medicated with fun. ;o)

Patrick Belardo said...

I had shingles in 5th grade. It sucked. I'll post this one soon on my blog.

Mel said...

Fun post!
Might do it later ;)

Mary said...

We've led nearly the same lives, Linne. I might play this game. I had a White House tour and put one foot inside the Oval Office but all could think about was Monica.

Linda in Erie said...

That was fun! I just realized I've never met anyone famous unless you consider NHL hockey players famous. Most famous people I'd rather avoid. Isn't that weird how you can't sink in the Great Salt Lake? It was like I was a buoy bobbing in the water. I tried to go under and you can't.

Jayne said...

LOL... yep, the travel stuff would be mostly blank for me too Lynne, though I did walk to the top of the Statue of Liberty!

NatureWoman said...

This is a fun meme Lynne! It's always nice to learn more about you.

Larry said...

I don't think I could top that list.-I had a lot of the ones you had and probably have some unusual ones of my own but I haven't traveled much.-interesting though.

Mel said...

Hi Lynne!
Just gave you an award, I know you have it already, but I wanted to give it to you anyway :)

Susan Gets Native said...

Wow, you've done a lot! Why isn't there a "Went to WV and peed my pants all day, every day, for a week" ?

NCmountainwoman said...

I wouldn't say your list is not exciting. What you've done WITH your life is way more important than what you've done IN your life and where you've been. And you've done a lot, especially for your mother and sister when they needed you.

nina said...

Lynne, you forgot #89!
(I would think your work constitutes one in the same, in some cases?)

A fun meme, I agree. And a nice way to take stock of your life--you've had a fine one!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

We need to put together a list of intangibles that can't be put into a list. Wait a minute, that wouldn't work. But still, isn't the intangibles that define us more than any check list or over hyped resume could. For my next job interview I vow to just hand in one sheet of paper with my name on top and below it says: "will add value" and one additional line that says "many intangibles that can't be listed because they are intangible." Sorry for long comment.

lusia said...

Hi Friend,My Blog walking with a smile,hope you'll do the same.thanks.

Kathleen said...

I've seen this once before, but you make we want to play. I will put it up on my blog too. Thanks!

As to the White House - I too have been across the street. I wouldn't go in until we got a new president! WooHoo! I guess I'll just have to go to DC this summer!