Saturday, January 24, 2009

A List of Things to Do/See

I got this from The Jason Show (thanks for the fun questions, Jason. Happy 40th Birthday!).

Do you think you've really lived so far? This is a list of 100 activities--some I have experienced (in PURPLE), some I have not (in blue).

1. Started your own blog (Um, I think I did...)
2. Slept under the stars (Yes, in Colorado, as a teen.)
3. Played in a band.
4. Visited Hawaii (Yes, several times, and I LOVE it)
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Bathed in a river (Is swimming the same as bathing? As in, bathing suit?)
7. Been to the Taj Mahal
8. Walked on a glacier in Alaska (nor on the soil in Alaska, nor been on the water in
9. Caught and held a snake (If I did, I've blocked it out. Katie did this, without fear.)
10. Spoke in front of a big crowd (Yes, at the Warren Moon-Steve Pool Hospital Guild Auction)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Had a whirlwind love affair that broke your heart (Not unless a summer romance counts)
13. Found an arrowhead or fossil (No, but a lot of Russian-made American Indian glass trading beads)
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Rescued an animal
16. Ate sweet breads, glands or tripe (Glands? Who eats glands? What glands are sold as food?)
17. Seen Mount Rushmore in person
18. Grown your own vegetables (No, but I've eaten a lot of veggies that my dad has grown)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France (Yes)
20. Slept on an overnight train (Stayed awake on an overnight train, to Spokane)
21. Had a pillow fight (As often as possible, when changing the sheets with Gregg)
22. Hiked to base camp on Mt. Everest (No, but with enough immunizations & Pepto Bismol, I would love to do this)
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Watched an animal being born (No, but I was present & fully participating in the birth of both of my own children)
26. Gone skinny dipping (Lake Chelan)
27. Learned a foreign language
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice (Yes, in the summer of 1976)
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Stayed up for more than 24 hours (Yes, in labor/giving birth to my son)
31. Trained a dog to do cool tricks
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (not the actual HOUSE, but I've been in the area: Alsace, France)
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Can drive a stick shift car (Learned this in high school)
37. Won over $1000 in a raffle or lottery
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (Yes, in Colorado)
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David (YES! and fell in love with him)
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Been serenaded

44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight (Yes)
46. Broke a bone
47. Started your own business
48. Quit a job because you were totally unhappy
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the Eiffel Tower (I've been to Paris, but not up the Tour Eiffel)
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (in Maui, with Gregg)
52. Kissed in the rain passionately (usually, I go indoors for this)
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in (best time: in Colorado, with a group of friends, in the back of a flatbed truck)
55. Been in a movie (a video, but not a movie)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Joined a prayer group
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (I helped Katie)
62. Gone whale watching (in Canada, I've watched lots of people who were going whale watching)
63. Received flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (I would, but I am too small, so they won't let me. EVERYONE who can, should do this!)
65. Gone sky diving (why jump out of a perfectly good airplane?)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (Yes, my scratchy polar teddy bear)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial (been to DC, missed that)
71. Eaten caviar (with pleasure)
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 (been there, missed that)
77. Broken something extremely expensive (relatively speaking)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book (I'd like to...)
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Got a tattoo (still on the fence about this)
83. Been to a coffee shop in Amsterdam (Do you mean a place that offers "wacky tabacky?")
84. Seen the aurora borealis in person
85. Read the entire Bible (most of it, not all)
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (a fish, yes; not an animal)
88. Had chickenpox (Ah, yes; as soon as we returned from our Honeymoon!)
89. Saved someone’s life (I wish I could have)
90. Sat on a jury (I was called, but not chosen. I've heard that many are called, but few are chosen)
91. Met someone famous (Yes)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one (yes, I have)
94. Toured the UN
95. Hiked to Machu Picchu
96. Swam in the Indian Ocean
97. Conversed with someone when neither of you spoke each others language (Yes, in Holland, Italy and Austria)
98. Dirty danced
99. Been stung by a bee (too many times)
100. Acted in a play (lots of skits & plays, in the old days)

How many of these things have you done?


Busy Bee Suz said...

What a great list!!!! You have really lived....the list proves that.
I also got the Chicken pox as an adult...on my 29th birthday. Ugghhh...horrid. and Linds got it as soon as I was getting better. a month of HE**.

Clippy Mat said...

great list, and you can make it a life list i suppose if you want to go for some of the other things too.
it's good to take stock of what you HAVE done, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

I loved this post - you have lived such an interesting life! I am going to have to copy & paste and fill out what I've done too - it really gives one perspective, doesn't it? God bless you today.
L in Alaska

Lindsey said...

oooh fun! i want to do this too!