Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The 100 Things List.....

So, both Meadowlark and Wendy at Home Is... have posted this on their blogs, and I'd like to participate. Here's my accounting, with a few additons at the end, per Wendy's and Meadowlark's suggestions.

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 (World, once)
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis (no, but I talked to one, recently, that found its way up from Seattle in a cargo trailer by train, and was rescued by the hubby of one of my coworkers.)
10. Sang a solo (a couple)
11. Bungee jumped (no, I enjoy my life too much to throw myself from high places held by only a rubber band.)
12. Visited Paris (yes, and I would again if I had half a chance)
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning (I'm sure, though fortunately I cannot pick out a single particular instance.)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France (yes, but the Venus da Milo and the sculpture of Cupid and Psyche were my two favorite distinct and recognizable works of art at the Louvre.)
20. Slept on an overnight train (between Paris and Madrid)
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 (no, but plenty of newborn puppies and kittens)
26. Gone skinny dipping (no, not in Alaska)
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 (*snort* NOPE! Not a chance of me ever succeeding at that.)
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (some of them, in Germany and France)
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language (Does it count that I took 2 years each of French and German, voluntarily, in HS, but none of it really stuck?)
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 (would rather not have had this experience)
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing (I don't know, does a halibut charter count? though I spent the entire time in the cubby under the wheel, trying not to puke)
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (Yep, but unfortunately I got up there to find out the batteries in my camera were dead.)
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain (I've danced in the rain, by myself. Does that count for something?)
53. Played in the mud (Yep, my sisters and I, and my best friend and her little brothers used to make matchbox-car towns in hills of dirt, as kids.)
54. Gone to a drive-in theater (Yep, did this once or twice as a kid, while in South Dakota.)
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (not really, but I have sold some of my crocheted goodies)
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 (NOT A CHANCE IN HELL!)
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (another one I wish I didn't have to highlight)
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar (no, but I LOVE Escargot!)
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 (yep, my right wrist, in 9th grade, in Tae Kwon Do.)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person (only from the air, a few thousand feet up)
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car (bought the hubby a new truck, anyway. It was a piece of junk.)
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper (probably, but as I cannot remember for sure, I won't highlight it.)
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox (yes, in theory, seeing as I have the blood titers, but I don't recall having it, and neither does my mom recall myself or my sisters having the CP.)
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury (grand jury, as a matter of fact, almost 2 years ago. Very instructional, an experience I recommend for EVERYBODY, but not one I want to do a SECOND time.)
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby (yep, and one is enough!)
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 (not really, but twice by horseflies!)
100. Read an entire book in one day (so many times it's not even a question of HAVE I, but HOW MANY.)

101: Baked bread from scratch
102: Picked apples (a couple of large-ish crab-apples at a wild tree near my Uncle Keith's place, strawberries at a U-Pick; also wild blueberries from a lot several houses down from where I grew up, and cranberries from near the hubby's moose hunting spot. Cranberries have been made into cranberry bread, and blueberries into various baked goods and quick jams/sauces/syrups.)
103: Made Jam or Jellie from picked fruit (crabapple jelly from thumb-nail-sized crabapples picked from Dad's front yard, little over a year ago.)
104: Made a FULL Thanksgiving Dinner (Mostly, usually somebody else would bring dessert, and I've NEVER made gravy from scratch.)
105: Walked in an unharvested wheat/corn/barley field
106: Dabbled your toes in the lake from a dock
107: Had fish for dinner that you caught that same day from a lake or pond not more than 100 miles from your home
108: Got a tattoo that carries more meaning to your life than simply "it's cool."
109: Dance/d in an ethnic/folk dance troupe (German folk dance! Thanks MOM! *wink* Included one or two Octoberfest celebrations.)

Ok, I think I'll call that good. (So, a couple of those were MY additions, as well as additions that Wendy and Meadowlark made.)

If you post this, see if you can add any MORE to the list. Preferably REAL experiences that don't require traveling hundreds of miles from home.

Have a Blessed Day!


Tori_z said...

I'd end up saying "no" to most of those things.

Sian said...

What a great list :o)

and I like your additions too

Wendy said...

Nice list ;).

My favorite is your addition number 108. I have one of those - because it means something ... and it's cool, too ;).

Connie Peterson said...

Think I'll try this... thanks - you have had some great experiences!

MeadowLark said...

I hate to admit it, but I love these because you find out so much about people.

I love your additions. You know, actually PICKING FRUIT probably happens much less than we think it does.

Have a happy Turkey Day.

Slip said...

I have done all but 30 items listed.

peppylady said...

I posted mine over on my blog.

Coffee is on.