Friday, November 7, 2008

My List

I saw this on my cousin's blog and was intrigued . . . how many of these things have I done? How many have you done? BOLD what you have done and put it in your own blog. It'll be fun to get to know you too!

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
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
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. Ran a Marathon
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
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
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. 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
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

I think I'm more surprised at what I haven't done than what I have! I mean, who lives where I do and hasn't seen the Grand Canyon?! And shouldn't everyone hit a home run once in their life? I guess I have some things to do . . .


Kel said...

I might have to do this too. I really can't believe you haven't been to the Grand Canyon! I have only been once though, so I guess I can't say much.

Jake and Stephanie Perrin said...

Well, we are the same way. we lived there and didnt ever see the grand canyon.. *sigh* Thats pretty interesting. Thanks for sharing

MerrittBadges said...

We'll get to the Grand Canyon one day...maybe together????? I also am jealous that you've been to England. I'd love to go. Another place to wish upon.............

Suzy said...

I love this!! You have done a lot. Mine will be up sometime next week on my blog.

Mama D said...

Fun list! It's interesting to think about the things we have/haven't done.

Didn't one of the GA's tell about an experience in Conf about a year ago - a couple came from NY to see the Grand Canyon and were surprised that the local gas station attendant hadn't seen it. But the attendant was shocked that the couple hadn't ever seen the Statue of Liberty.

When an historical site is in your "back yard" it often becomes common and ordinary. When you see something all the time it tends to blend into the daily aspects of your life and you no longer really "notice" it. For example, I could drive certain routes "with my eyes closed" because they are so familiar! (Ha, I don't really do it...)

I guess what I'm saying is don't feel bad if you haven't seen the Grand Canyon yet. Maybe make a plan to visit it - but more importantly, notice the things around you and appreciate them!