Friday, December 12, 2008

The "what have I done" meme

No, it's not as dire as it sounds. ;)

Pica (Feathers of Hope) posted a meme that I thought was pretty fun:

Things I’ve done are in bold.

1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world (not proud of it though)
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables, mostly in conjuction with dh
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb (to castrate it)
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run 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 my ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community (only in passing)
36. Taught myself a new language (am teaching myself and the kids Spanish)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
39. Gone rock climbing The Chief in Squamish, BC
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 my portrait painted I'm assuming painting my own portrait counts
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (sort of...2/3 to the top)
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 (well, sort dad taught us at home)
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 (the only times I weighed enough to give blood were when I was pregnant, and I wasn't allowed to give blood then)
65. Gone sky diving (I so wanted to in university)
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 (at least I think I have...I've eaten roe tons of times at sushi places)
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades (um, went through the Everglades...that's a tour, isn't it?)
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London (and the changing of the guards in Athens too)
77. Broken a bone (no, but I snapped a tendon)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle (don't know if we were speeding, but we were going fast)
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book (no, just short stories and poetry)
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper (hm, maybe my wedding photo? can't remember)
85. Read the entire Bible (most of it, having taken many bible study classes, but not all)
86. Visited the White House (drove by it; does that count?)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (rabbit, chickens)
88. Had chickenpox (can't remember, but I think I did)
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (define "famous"; have seen Kevin Bacon at the Chicago airport, and sat in on talks by Noam Chomsky and David Hubel)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one (my favorite grandmother)
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee (and yellow jackets)
100. Ridden an elephant

"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet." ~ James Oppenheim