Tuesday, February 23, 2010

99 Things I Ought to Have Done...

...at least accordng to some internet meme creator...

Copy the list, bold the ones you've done (with explanations), share with friends. OK, Wende and scb- here goes:

  1. Started your own blog (ummm...obviously!)
  2. Slept under the stars
  3. Played in a band
  4. Visited Hawaii
  5. Watched a meteor shower (miles out in the desert in Kuwait- one of the coolest sights ever!)
  6. Given more than you can afford to charity
  7. Been to Disneyland (I'm counting Walt Disney World in Orlando where I spent my birthday last year)
  8. Climbed a mountain
  9. Held a praying mantis
  10. Sang a solo
  11. Bungee jumped
  12. Visited Paris (multiple times, always magical)
  13. Watched a thunder and lightning storm (nothing beats a summer storm in DC)
  14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
  15. Adopted a child
  16. Had food poisoning (icky)
  17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (not sure if this is possible any more?)
  18. Grown your own vegetables
  19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France (multiple times)
  20. Slept on an overnight train (from Vienna to Paris and from Sarajevo to Budapest)
  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 (in Barbados and St. Lucia)
  27. Run a Marathon
  28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice (several trips to Venice but no gondola)
  29. Seen a total eclipse
  30. Watched a sunrise or sunset (in Barbados and St. Lucia)
  31. Hit a home run (if you count an inside the park home run)
  32. Been on a cruise
  33. Seen Niagara Falls in person (I was 13- it was magnificent)
  34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (lots of trips to Ireland)
  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 (Thanksgiving 2004 trip with my sister)
  39. Gone rock climbing
  40. Seen Michelangelo’s David (Thanksgiving 2004 trip with my sister)
  41. Sung karaoke (with more enthusiam than talent)
  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 (in Barbados, St. Lucia, Grenada & Trinidad)
  46. Been transported in an ambulance
  47. Had your portrait painted (when I was 7-now that is a story...)
  48. Gone deep sea fishing
  49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
  50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (I do not do heights, but my husband proposed in the park at the base!)
  51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (snorkling)
  52. Kissed in the rain (one of my best kisses ever...and with the aforementioned husband)
  53. Played in the mud
  54. Gone to a drive-in theater (several times with my husband)
  55. Been in a movie (I've been on TV)
  56. Visited the Great Wall of China
  57. Started a business (a tiny internet business)
  58. Taken a martial arts class
  59. Visited Russia
  60. Served at a soup kitchen
  61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (even those I was not a Girl Scout)
  62. Gone whale watching
  63. Got flowers for no reason (I've gotten flowers "just because")
  64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
  65. Gone sky diving
  66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp (Dachau. It was the coldest, eeriest place I've even been.)
  67. Bounced a check (I do blame the bank.)
  68. Flown in a helicopter (I was 5 or 6 years old and thought it was cool. In Kuwait I was offered multiple ride on Blackhawks but refrained- that whole hatred of heights thing.)
  69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (many many in fact)
  70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial (I am a native Washingtonian after all!)
  71. Eaten caviar (first time I was 14- loved it then, still do now.)
  72. Pieced a quilt
  73. Stood in Times Square (most recently the week between Christmas and New Year's with Mom)
  74. Toured the Everglades
  75. Been fired from a job
  76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London (Mom, devoted as she is to the cause of a united Ireland, nevertheless indulged my love of all things Tudor and took me to London for a week when I was 12.)
  77. Broken a bone (growth plate in my ankle, rollerskating in 4th grade)
  78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle (husband owns a Harley, I've been on it once- cooler than I ever imagined but still scary)
  79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person (if you could peering out of a plane flying over)
  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 (in Kuwait of all places)
  85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
  86. Visited the White House (again I'm a native Washingtonian)
  87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (I've been crabbing and lobstering)
  88. Had chickenpox (in 1st grade- we all stil blame Brody Mullins who started the epidemic)
  89. Saved someone’s life
  90. Sat on a jury
  91. Met someone famous (again I fall back on the native Washingtonian)
  92. Joined a book club (I'm even still in it)
  93. Got a tattoo
  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 (many at this point)
  99. Been stung by a bee

46 of 99- not too shabby...

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