Posted by: ladybughugs | January 9, 2009

Here We Go…

So, while Stacie didn’t tag anyone for this meme, it sounded fun. Things in bold are things I’ve done, things in italics are things I’d like to do; thing in italics with an asterisk are things I really, really want to do … you get the picture.

Have I ever …

1. Started my own blog (um … yeah.)
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii (twice!)
5. Watched a meteor shower* (and the Northern Lights)
6. Given more than I can afford to charity (not to a charity, per se, but to my son’s school)
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea (if Long Island Sound counts)
14. Taught myself an art from scratch (crafts, yes; art, no)
15. Adopted a child (my plate is full, thank you very much, I would have adopted if my pregnancy attempts hadn’t been successful)
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables (pun’kins count, right?)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train (Amtrak’s AutoTrain, as a kid, at least twice, even won a bag of citrus fruit playing bingo, what fun!)
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
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
36. Taught myself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (maybe when my kids are old enough to survive without me!)
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
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 (when I was a kid, don’t ask me what I saw!)
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 cheque
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (I have a huge collection of Madame Alexander dolls from my childhood)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt (I think so)
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 my 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
100. Rode an elephant*

41% … I think I need to get out more. However, some of these things are kind of dubious in nature like #16 and #46 and #77 and #97. I think it’s to my advantage to not be able to claim those as life experiences. I could also argue #80 on a technicality.

And to add the last bit of the meme … if you want to know more about any of the items on the list, I’ll take requests for future posts!

Consider yourself tagged if you’d like. I’d love to see what random items we have in common … and see how different the stories behind those items are!

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