Tuesday, December 23, 2008

99 things meme

  • Things I’ve done in bold.
  • Things I haven’t done but would like to do in italics.
  • Things I haven’t done and never, ever want to do in plain text.
  1. Started your own blog. (Ironic question)
  2. Slept under the stars.
  3. Played in a band — or musical. (I was a trumpet player in high school)
  4. Visited Hawaii.
  5. Watched a meteor shower.
  6. Given more than you can afford to charity.
  7. Been to Disneyland. (No, please, God, no. I can think of few things I'd hate more)
  8. Climbed a mountain.
  9. Held a praying mantis.
  10. Sang a solo. (Every day, baby, every day)
  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. (Oy.)
  17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty.(I don't even want to walk around the base of the Statue of Liberty :)
  18. Grown your own vegetables. (The potatoes rocked. The brussels sprouts -- not so much.)
  19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France.
  20. Slept on an overnight train. (Toronto to Montréal - so much fun!)
  21. Had a pillow fight. (Won.)
  22. Hitchhiked. (I know ...)
  23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill.
  24. Built a snow fort. (There used to be more snow when I was a kid ...)
  25. Held a lamb. (chop?)
  26. Gone skinny dipping.
  27. Run a Marathon.
  28. Ridden a Gondola in Venice.
  29. Seen a total eclipse.
  30. Watched a sunrise or sunset.
  31. Hit a home run. (hysterical laughter)
  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. (I am very, very bad at it, as most opera chicks are when they try to sing "Heard it through the Grapevine after a couple of Daquiris)
  42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt. (obligatory family car trip -- I though Rotarua was much more interesting :)
  43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant.
  44. Visited Africa.
  45. Walked on a beach by moonlight.
  46. Been transported in an ambulance. (Several times, actually)
  47. Had your portrait painted.
  48. Gone deep sea fishing. (I've been deep sea drinking, does that count? :)
  49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person.
  50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. (The Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty -- what's with the climbing? I get vertigo, already)
  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. (I've been on televison, does that count? :)
  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. Gotten flowers for no reason.
  64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma. (They won't let me :()
  65. Gone sky diving.
  66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp.
  67. Bounced a check. (several times, sadly)
  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 Guard in London.
  77. Broken a bone. (That damned horse ...)
  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. (The WHAT? :)
  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.

This is a pretty US-centric, vanilla list, actually. I think I'll come up with a slightly edgier one, although that might turn out to be a bit too much like the old Purity Test :)


4 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

Looking forward to the edgier version.

Here's my vanilla list:
http://etsyhighdesertdiva.blogspot.com/2008/11/what-about-you.html

The Dangerous Mezzo said...

I love the salsa garden comment -- I'm not sure what a salsa garden is (tomatoes? herbs?) but it sounds like you could dance in it!

7seventeengallery said...

I love how random questions on memes such as that are... "killed and prepared an animal for eating" along with "visited paris"? wha?

The Dangerous Mezzo said...

:) Very true, 7seventeen!

I think you get extra points if you've killed and prepared an animal for eating DURING a visit to Paris (especially if it happened at the top of the Eiffel tower ...)