Friday, January 2, 2009

99 things on the wall

Found this New Year's Eve at Kat's (of Moms in the Right) other blog. Thought I'd do it, too, since there were things I had actually done on this list....

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars (in a tent doesn't really count)
3. Played in a band (tried learning piano when I had a roommate who owned an awesome antique upright, but I didn't really have the time to devote to it...)
4. Visited Hawaii (would like to)
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/World (World, Spring Break '92)
8. Climbed a mountain (well, not climbed, per se, but I have hiked to the top of one, way back in high school, down near Neuschwanstein Castle - I've got awesome pictures to prove it!)
9. Held a praying mantis (when I was a kid)
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped (not on your life!)
12. Visited Paris (would have liked to...)
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning (thankfully, no...)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (we didn't have time to wait to go up in it, but I have been on Liberty Island)
18. Grown your own vegetables (personally, no, but my parents did when I was a kid)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train (More than once - to and from Berlin on the Duty Train in elementary school, to Florence from Augsburg my junior year of high school)
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked (are you crazy??)
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping (Ummm...)
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset (Sunset, on the beach on Anna Maria Island, Florida, Spring Break '92)
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise (a 4-hour whale-watching cruise in Alaska)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (not the actual birthplace, but the country, at least)
35. Seen an Amish community (from a car, while driving up to Hershey, PA to do some Christmas shopping when I was near Philly on business)
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (I was happy with my situation after I sold my house in Arkansas, before I decided to go back to school)...
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David (During that trip to Florence in high school)
41. Sung karaoke (a few times - at a company Christmas party more than a decade ago, and at my 10-year high school reunion)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt (the "Old Faithful" in Napa Valley...)
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 (No - see #12)
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 (my dad & sisters were extras in Varsity Blues as fans at a high school football game)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (toyed with the idea, with my crafty stuff)
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching (see "cruise" above)
63. Got flowers for no reason (I've barely gotten flowers, never mind "for no reason")
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (I'm not allowed to give blood - I lived in Germany during that Mad Cow scare...)
65. Gone sky diving (I don't plan on jumping out of a perfectly good airplane...)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp (Dachau, near Munich)
67. Bounced a check (not on purpose, of course)
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar (ICK!)
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square (maybe? I can't recall all the places we visited that one day we went into Manhattan before flying out of JFK the next day)
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 (not a speeding motorcycle, and only as a passenger)
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person (does "from an airplane on the way to CA count?)
80. Published a book (not yet...)
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car (3 times)
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 (we convicted a child molester)
91. Met someone famous (walked past Johnny Cochran in BWI once)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one — (2 grandparents, and an aunt)
94. Had a baby (hopefully someday, if I ever find "Mr. Right")
95. Seen the Alamo in person (more times than I can recall - used to live in San Antonio)
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

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