Saturday, January 24, 2009

100 Things to Do

Do you think you've really lived so far? This is a list of 100 activities--some I have experienced (in red), some I have not (in black). I'm 6 days away from turning 41, but what the heck. Thanks, Jason, for letting me steal your meme!
1. Started your own blog (Yes, although I only have, like, 2 readers)
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (does orchestra count? I think it does)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Bathed in a river
7. Been to the Taj Mahal
8. Walked on a glacier in Alaska
9. Caught and held a snake (SURELY you jest)
10. Spoke in front of a big crowd
11. Bungee jumped (Uh, I don't think so.)
12. Had a whirlwind love affair that broke your heart
13. Found an arrowhead or fossil
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Rescued an animal
16. Ate sweet breads, glands or tripe
17. Seen Mount Rushmore in person
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hiked to base camp on Mt. Everest (no desire whatsoever)
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Watched an animal being born
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Learned a foreign language
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Stayed up for more than 24 hours (yes, it's called labor that refuses to progress)
31. Trained a dog to do cool tricks (They understand my special Dog Talk. Don't ask.)
32. Been on a cruise (Looooooove cruises!)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Can drive a stick shift car
37. Won over $1000 in a raffle or lottery
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person (I have the obligatory "holding up the tower" picture to prove it!)
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke (On a cruise, even! Do I get extra points?)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Been serenaded

44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Broke a bone
47. Started your own business
48. Quit a job because you were totally unhappy
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the Eiffel Tower
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain passionately
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in
55. Been in a movie (does a music video count?)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Joined a prayer group
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. Received flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving (Hahahahahahahahaha... yeah, RIGHT)
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 something extremely expensive
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Got a tattoo
83. Been to a coffee shop in Amsterdam
84. Seen the aurora borealis in person
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. Toured the UN
95. Hiked to Machu Picchu
96. Swam in the Indian Ocean
97. Conversed with someone when neither of you spoke each others language
98. Dirty danced
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Acted in a play (Yes, I played SWEET POTATO. Hey, I was 10 and it was a Thanksgiving Play. Don't judge.)


And that, my friends, is what is called a painfully boring life!



Jason, as himself said...

Hey, you've gone to Hawaii, you have a tattoo, and you went skinny dipping...doesnt' sound boring to me!

I'm flattered that you did your 100 after seeing mine. :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

NOT boring at all...I would say you have been busy LIVING for the (almost) 41 years you have been here.
LOVE your list. So great!!!
Happy almost birthday!!!

dons_mind said...

just to show you there's 3 of us who read your blog....... ;) :)