Monday, December 29, 2008

Taking Stock

I don't know why, but I'm drawn to these lists. So for once, I'm playing along.

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 (Disney World)
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
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 your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (in general)
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
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
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
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
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. Read an entire book in one day

So, I could check of 38 of these. Some of these I don't care if I ever do. But the travel related ones, yes, I would like to do many of those.

But, hey - I'm not getting credit for some things I have done, like these:

101. Been chased by a snake
102. Eaten rattlesnake, turtle and squirrel
103. Eaten scrambled eggs and pigs brains (not sure why my grandmother thought this was a good idea)
104. Been burned on both legs by the muffler of the speeding motorcycle in # 78 (different times, indicates doesn't learn from experience)
105. Been thrown off a horse in my grandfather's pasture, landed on a rock and couldn't breathe for eons (wasn't supposed to be on said horse...)
106. Fed peroxide to a dog to get him to upchuck the latex hamburger he just ate
107. Swept leaves off the carport roof
108. Picked up pecans for money
109. Met best friend at age 7
110. Used sunglasses to win at Spades (on a church trip, no less)
111. Seen the original cast of The Producers on Broadway
112. Seen a shark from the safety (?) of my float (in the gulf)
113. Canned strawberry preserves
114. Took apart something to see how it worked
115. Failed to get #114 put back together so threw the whole thing away and bought a new one

How about you? What have you done that's not on the list?


  1. Wow...that's some list. I may have to work on this later....

    I hope you are having a great day.


  2. I did pretty well with the list, but could not stop peeking at Gus and Cotton! They look so warm and inviting, like they just want you to sit on the couch and give them belly rubs! They are adorable! I bet they hog the bed though!!!!

  3. Oh I love that list! I'm glad you delurked on Predo's blog. I feel it's important to know the people who will eventually convince you all to move to Portland with your fun doggies immediately. I LOVE that list and didn't see "Staying in your pajamas for an entire month" anywhere on it.

  4. Predo - Bingo on reading Cotton and Gus. They also have a game where they play lap dog for a night.

    SSG - staying in pjs for the month is definitely extra credit and you would have to add it. And you never know, if I can wear pjs everday, I might just pack up Gus and Cotton and move to Portland!



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