Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Things I've Done

I got this one from Libby. Play along if you like. All the things I have done are in bold.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea (From the top of the main mast, furling sails!)
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 (Yes, when it was actually allowed.)
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
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon (Heavens no! Why would I?)
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 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 at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
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 (does Tai Chi count?)
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 (Once, and never again!)
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 (Yes, I was driving!)
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
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury (I've been called, but always dismissed.)
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 law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day.

That's 59 out of 100. It seems I've got some work to do, though a few of these I would gladly pass up (like 22, 46, and 97).


  1. This was fun to read! Cool that you've seen a storm at sea.

    I tally up around 60/100. Not bad.

    Gotta hold a lamb. But I'll pass on the bungee jumping and hitchhiking.

  2. I only had about 55. One of my favorites was 5. Watched a meteor shower. I did that at 4 a.m. with my older son, who now loves astronomy. Did #67 (bounced a check)about 67 times.

  3. I hit about 45, which means I've got some living and/or traveling to do.

  4. My #22 and 46 are pretty humdrum, really. At my boarding school we hitched rides up the hill between the two campuses pretty routinely; though we didn't know all the drivers, it was a pretty common and acceptable occurrence. And the ambulance is really silly: standing on a chair in my office to get a book off a high shelf, I fell and twisted something. An ambulance ride to St. Mary's revealed nothing at all wrong.

    Don't need to do either again, though!

  5. I got 45 / 100 -- definitely still some things I want to get around to doing on this list. Others, I'm ok with not doing.

    I was happy to note that my "ski bum" years paid off for this list!!

  6. Ninjas can do everything and more. It would be wrong of me to comment further.

  7. I love that list! I've done more than half -- I guess I still have some living to do. I really want to be able to bold #80!! But I'll happily skip 22, 71 and 75!

  8. Wow, I happen to think you're living well.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!


  9. P.S. You saved someone's life?



  10. I've done quite a few...it's a strange list, with things that are good (94) and things that are bad, or at least, indifferent (98). Maybe when the list first circulated, cell phones were new and different.

  11. Your comment on the marathon cracked me up! I can relate.

    I liked this list enough I put up my bolded list on my site.