Saturday, December 6, 2008

99 Meme

Stolen from The rules are simple: bold the things you've done. Explanations are optional. Fun is guaranteed.

1. Started your own blog (puhleeze)

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band (does singing count?)

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

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo.

11. Bungee jumped (not sure why I haven't but it just hasn't happened)

12. Visited Paris (lived there for a while)

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child (three, in fact)

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 (many times in many countries)

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked (but just to run shuttle for white water boating)

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 (Zero interest in doing this)

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset (sometimes both in one night)

31. Hit a home run (never have and never will, oh well)

32. Been on a cruise (My idea of HELL. A nautical version of Sartre's No Exit, in my opinion.)

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

41. Sung karaoke

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 (only once)

47. Had your 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 (we don't sell cookies in Finland, we sell Xmas calendars)

62. Gone whale watching

63. Gotten 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 (Everyone's dream, right?)

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 (unless fish count)

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life (OK, this one is debatable, but I was on a Search and Rescue Team for years and we found many, very lost hikers, climbers and hunters. Would some of them have died if not for me? Doubtful, because there were so many other S&R folks, but I have been party to rescues of people who would have died without our Search Team finding them. So there.)

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

How about you guys?


Rachel said...

I don't have time to do this now, but it looks like fun.

OK, I have to ask - HOW have you avoided food poisoning? My husband seems to be poisoned all. the. time. and I have more times than I'd like to remember...I was actually hospitalized in Cambodia for it, too. Fun times.

Anyway, I am very jealous! :)

April Taylor said...

Sheer dumb luck, I guess, because we have travelled so much and I eat almost anything. I have hadtraveller's tummy and once I had the worst cramps from eating chiles that were too spicy in Mexico, but no food poisening.

Hospitaliazed in Cambodia you say? Yeah, I have a visual on that, and all I can say is, i'm so sorry.

Mala said...

You haven't shared enough... now you're tagged! (check out my blog if you have no idea what I'm talking about)
cheers from NH

Lori said...

I TOTALLY think you being on the search and rescue team counts as saving a life!!! You take that and run with it!