Sunday, December 28, 2008

99 Things To Do Meme

I rarely do these meme things (I don't even remember how to pronounce them anymore), but I thought this was fun. An interesting way to end the year is looking back at the past 40 (ahem) -ish ones:

Feel free to cut and paste to your own blog and complete and leave me a comment so I can come over and read yours. :)

Items I have completed are in bold.

1. Started your own blog.
2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band (does middle school orchestera count?)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped (not even for a million dollars)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (more like crafty art projects)
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning (pasta sauce when I was in college, but thankfully nothing serious enough for an ER visit)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (line was too long)
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train (in Soviet Union)
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort (I grew up in Illinois; I'm sure I must've done this at some point.....)
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon (5K not marathon)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run Does playing baseball in the backyard with the kids count?)
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 (and gotten terribly sea sick)
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 (Dave said he did, so I'll have to believe him)
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 (Does my master's thesis count? It had to be bound, and is in the UT Austin library)

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 (hoping to do this in 2009)
86. Visited the White House (at a time when it was still open to the public)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (does catching and gutting a fish as a Girl Scout count?)
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 (been there, didn't swim)
97. Been involved in a law suit (I actually had to file a lawsuit against my mom. But, I did it with her and my dad's permission, to keep active a motor vehicle accident claim with the insurance company)
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

1 comment:

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

We have done many of the same things...interesting.

So I have been trying to think of a couple of the things on the list to check off this year in 2009. How about you?

Thanks for letting me come over to read your list. :)

Barb-Harmony Art Mom