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Friday, September 17, 2010

Things I've Done

I love finding out more about people. I was browsing through my starred items in Google Reader, and found this on a friend's blog. So, here goes! The things I've done are in bold.

(If you want to fill it out for yourself, just cut and paste, then bold the things you have done.)
1. Started your own blog (try six...)
2. Slept under the stars (I do a lot of camping)
3. Played in a band (praise band, holla! I played the bass)
4. Visited Hawaii (Maui, in 8th grade for my parents' 20th)

5. Watched a meteor shower (thanks astronomy class!)
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo (again...praise band, and choir)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris (twice, lucky me!)
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (sewing, baking, carpentry, I could go on...)
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning (bleh)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables (I loved my salsa garden)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France (twice!)
20. Slept on an overnight train (from Paris to Rome)

21. Had a pillow fight (what girl hasn't?)
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (several, I'm bad)
24. Built a snow fort (I lived near Boston for 7 years)
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping (soon! I have to!)
27. Run a marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset (good times)
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise (next Sunday! Holy crap!)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community (and have the bonnet to prove it)
36. Taught yourself a new language (Japanese and Mandarin, though I was never fluent)
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 (and of course, the requisite make-out session ;)
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted (I'd say drawn counts)
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 (Maui)
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud (can't wait to go back to Shiloh for more muddin' action!)
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie (I was in a crowd scene in DC when I was in first grade)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (Sprout Graphics!)
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout cookies (I was a Brownie, then a Junior, then I quit)
62. Gone whale watching (Humpbacks, in the Boston Harbor)
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 (Three so far, still working on my technique)
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 (thanks Royse City)
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 (Kevin Jonas!)
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 lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day


This is a fun list, there's a lot of diverse activities. I hadn't realized I'd lived quite so much! It makes me grateful for the life I've lived, and all the things I still have yet to do.

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