Monday, January 05, 2009

100 Life Experiences


I got this from Mary Ellen's blog Yours 'til Niagara Falls.

(Things I've done in bold.)

1. Started my own blog

2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than I can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland/world

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sung a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched lightning at sea

14. Taught myself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown my own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitchhiked

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 my ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught myself 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

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

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had my 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

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. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

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

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 my 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

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

99. Been stung by a bee

100. Rode an elephant


So what have YOU done?

2 comments:

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

I thought is was interesting how the entire continent of Africa got a single mention, and Paris had three.

1. Started my own blog -- yes
2. Slept under the stars -- yes
3. Played in a band -- does being a go-go dancer count for anything? My family made it very clear to me at an early age that a world without Lisa trying to make music was the only world worth inhabiting
4. Visited Hawaii -- yes
5. Watched a meteor shower -- yes
6. Given more than I can afford to charity -- yes
7. Been to Disneyland/world -- yes
8. Climbed a mountain -- with my feet, not with fancy gear
9. Held a praying mantis -- yes
10. Sung a solo -- see # 3
11. Bungee jumped -- no, thank you
12. Visited Paris -- yes
13. Watched lightning at sea -- no
14. Taught myself an art from scratch -- every day
15. Adopted a child -- cats only
16. Had food poisoning -- not unless you count hepatitis
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty -- no
18. Grown my own vegetables -- heck, yeah!
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France -- it wasn't on display when we visited the Louvre, or we skipped it, or something
20. Slept on an overnight train -- yes
21. Had a pillow fight -- yes
22. Hitchhiked -- yes, and it is really dangerous
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill -- yes
24. Built a snow fort -- nope
25. Held a lamb -- no
26. Gone skinny dipping -- yes
27. Run a marathon -- no way
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice -- we were too broke, we rode the "bus"
29. Seen a total eclipse -- yes
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset -- no
31. Hit a home run -- hah! no way!
32. Been on a cruise -- we did an ocean crossing, which has a different purpose from a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person -- yes
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors -- yes
35. Seen an Amish community -- yes
36. Taught myself a new language -- Ig Pay Atin Lay?
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied -- I still worry
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person -- the lack of railings and slippery marble floor scared me as a child. I was sure that I was going to slip and go shooting out the open archways.
39. Gone rock climbing -- feet, no gear
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David -- I've seen the Pieta
41. Sung karaoke -- see #3
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt -- no
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant -- no
44. Visited Africa -- no
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight -- no
46. Been transported in an ambulance -- how did I get to the hospital when I dislocated my knee? I think it was in an ambulance.
47. Had my portrait painted -- yes
48. Gone deep sea fishing -- does whale watching count?
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person -- yes
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris -- no
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling -- yes
52. Kissed in the rain -- yes
53. Played in the mud -- yes
54. Gone to a drive-in theater -- and lost my housekeys in the lawn, which resulted in my being shoved head-first through my kitchen window (Robb was in Scotland).
55. Been in a movie -- no
56. Visited the Great Wall of China -- no
57. Started a business -- no
58. Taken a martial arts class -- no
59. Visited Russia -- no
60. Served at a soup kitchen -- no
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies -- Camp Fire Girls!
62. Gone whale watching -- yes, several times!
63. Got flowers for no reason -- yes
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma -- no
65. Gone sky diving -- no way!
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp -- no
67. Bounced a check -- yes
68. Flown in a helicopter -- no
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy -- yes
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial -- yes
71. Eaten caviar -- yes
72. Pieced a quilt -- yes
73. Stood in Times Square -- who me? Clog up the sidewalk? We walk fast in NYC.
74. Toured the Everglades -- no
75. Been fired from a job -- yes
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London -- no
77. Broken a bone -- yes
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle -- yes
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person -- yes
80. Published a book -- no
81. Visited the Vatican -- no
82. Bought a brand new car -- no
83. Walked in Jerusalem -- no
84. Had my picture in the newspaper -- yes
85. Read the entire Bible -- no
86. Visited the White House -- yes
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating -- no
88. Had chickenpox -- German Measles
89. Saved someone’s life -- no
90. Sat on a jury -- strangely, no
91. Met someone famous -- yes
92. Joined a book club -- no
93. Lost a loved one -- yes
94. Had a baby -- no
95. Seen the Alamo in person -- I understand it doesn't actually have a basement
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake -- no
97. Been involved in a lawsuit -- not directly
98. Owned a cell phone -- yes
99. Been stung by a bee -- yes
100. Rode an elephant -- no

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

Funny how many of those you've been a part of. Growing veggies, dissing the Amish, quilting....