Wednesday, March 25, 2009

99 things, done and undone

I've seen this list around at a couple of different blogs and finally decided to do it after I saw in on The Gift this week. I have been following The Gift for a bit--she decided at the beginning of her 37th year to write every day that year--and have enjoyed reading her journey through words. I think Jen also did this list awhile back (but I couldn't find it to link to...), and of course (of course!) it's been doing the rounds on Facebook too.

The things that I've done are bolded:

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 Disneyworld

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis--a very long time ago!

10. Sang a solo--also a very long time ago, and not well!

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 (every summer...)

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 (Don't tell my boss!)

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a marathon (still a goal... Kim, are you in?)

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 (great family vacation!)

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community (Does a Hutterite community count? I think so.)

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 (way too many times, always badly. First was Total Eclipse of the Sun with a bunch of girls to celebrate a birthday. Favorite was I Will Survive at a time when it was appropriate.)

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 (drawn?)

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 (I think this is one I'm most proud of)

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 (Sadly, a rite of passage, at least for me.)

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 your picture in the newspaper

85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox (way too late in life)

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 (not so much of a baby anymore...)

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit (does a divorce count?)

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

(So, notice all the things in Europe still waiting to be done?!)

Whew! Your turn now. Have fun.

1 comment:

  1. Love the list! Who is the famous person (or people)?

    I love the songs you fun!

    I'd love to know about your business too.

    Thanks for the shout out. :)


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